Books for sale (alphabetical by author)

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Anderson, V R & Fox, G K. A Pictorial Record of Midland Railway Architecture. This work portrays the enormous variety of styles encompassed in the Midland system. Contains 245 b/w photos with detailed captions. (hb)    Oxford Publishing Co., 1985, 245 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 320 2. VG, VG  £15

Baker, Allan C. An Illustrated History of Stoke and North Staffordshire Railways. Well illustrated detailed study. (pb) Irwell Press, 2000, pp66, large format, isbn 1 903266 11 4. VG £15

Barnes, E.G. The Rise of the Midland Railway 1844-1874. Scarce Reprint, originally published in 1966. Early history of the Midland Railway, illustrated with sketches, maps and 15 b/w photos. (pb) Peter Kay, 1999, pp317 (each page contains 2 pages of original publication), large format, isbn 1 899890 32 7. VG (some wear to cover) £15 Scarce

Blake, W.A. London Midland Steam in Action 2. B/w photo album with detailed captions. (hb) Bradford Barton, 1975, pp96, isbn 0 85153 164 4. VG, VG £3

Blake, W.A. London Midland Steam in Action 4. B/w photo album with detailed captions. (hb) Bradford Barton, pp96, isbn 0 85153 312 4. VG, VG £3

Bradley, D. & Milton, David. Somerset and Dorset Locomotive History. Comprehensive history of the S&D, illustrated with b/w photos. (hb) David & Charles, 1973, pp218, isbn 0 7153 5956 8. VG, VG £8

Carpenter, Roger.   L&NWR West Midlands Album. (pb) Wild Swan, 1988, pp48, large format, isbn 0 906867 61 4. VG     £2

Casserley, H.C. & Dorman, C.C. Midland Album. B/w photo album with very detailed captions. (hb) Ian Allan, 1967, pp112. VG, VG (some wear to dust jacket) price clipped £4.50

Casserley, H C & Dorman, C C. Midland Album. A lovely copy of this seminal album with many stock and station photographs. Ian Allan, 1974, pp112, isbn 0 7110 0086 7. VG, VG (small inscription and some wear to dust jacket edges) price clipped £7.95

Casserley, H. C. & Johnston, S.W. Locomotives at the Grouping. No 3 - London Midland and Scottish. An extremely detailed and well illustrated work. Each locomotive class absorbed has details on weight, build dates, boiler pressures, value gears, tractive effort, and numbers built. (hb) Ian Allan, 1966, pp192. VG, G (some edge wear to dust jacket and 2" x 1" missing from front cover + some writing mostly in pencil to back fly leaf) £5

Casserley, R.M. & Millard, P.A.   A Register of West Coast Joint Stock. (pb) HMRS, 1980, pp316, isbn 0 902835 04 1. G+   £5

Clay, John F. & Cliffe, J. The West Coast Pacifics. A study of the design and performance of West Coast Pacific locomotives. Also includes consideration of designs which did not see the light of day. Detailed performance tables and diagrams. Ian Allan, 1976, pp208, isbn 0 7110 0691 1. VG, VG £7.95

Clinker, C.R. The Birmingham & Derby Junction Railway. A thoroughly researched short history by Clinker. (card cover) Avon Anglia, 1982, pp24, isbn 0 905466 47 0. VG £2

Coleman, Richard & Rajczonek. Steam Nostalgia around Northampton. 172 b/w plates with detailed captions. (hb) Northamptonshire Libraries, 1987, 172 plates, large landscape format, isbn 0 905391 11 X. VG, VG (some wear to dust jacket edges) £10

Conolly, W. Philip. London Midland Main Line Cameraman. An excellent work looking at locomotives alongside the infrastructure and staff. (hb) George Allen & Unwin, 1983, pp120, large format, isbn 0 04 385099 5. VG, VG £5.00

Coombs, L.F.E. The Harrow Railway Disaster 1952. A highly detailed work on the disaster which had such a major impact on subsequent developments in rail safety. David & Charles, 1984, pp164, isbn 0 7153 7409 5. VG, VG £8.95

Denton, A.S. North Midlands Trains in the Thirties. Locomotion Paper Number 127. Short, illustrated Oakwood history. (pb) Oakwood, 1981, pp64, isbn 0 85361 267 6. VG (some foxing to front/back pages) £3

Dow, George.   Midland Style. A livery and décor register of the Midland Railway its absorbed lines and its joint lines to the end of 1922. (pb) HMRS, 1975, pp192, isbn 0 902835 02 5. VG     £10

Dunn, J.M.   The Chester & Holyhead Railway. Oakwood Library of Railway History 25.  (pb) Oakwood Press, 1968, pp68. G+ some wear to cover £4

Dunn, J.M.   The Stratford-upon-Avon & Midland Joint Railway. Oakwood Library of Railway History 10. (pb) Oakwood Press, 1952, pp30. G+ some wear to cover and previous owners name on front    £3

Essery, Bob & Jenkinson, David. An Illustrated History of LMS Locomotives Volume One: General Review and Locomotive Liveries. Considered to be the authoritative work on the subject, this first volume is a general review and gives details of the locomotive liveries, illustrated with over 350 carefully chosen photographs. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1981, pp238, large format, isbn 086093 087 4. VG, VG (some edge wear to dust jacket & sunning to spine, slight foxing to page edges) £14

Essery, Bob & Jenkinson, David. An Illustrated History of LMS Locomotives Volume Four: Absorbed Pre-Group Classes, Midland Division. This deals primarily with the MR loco fleet that was absorbed but additionally locos inherited from the LTSR and SDJR. The 455 plates and detailed text provide an authoritative statement. Silver Link Publishing, 1992, pp224, large format, isbn 0 947971 16 5. VG, VG (slight edge wear to dust jacket) £21.95

Essery, Bob. & Jenkinson, David. An Illustrated History of LMS locomotives Volume Four: Absorbed Pre-Group Classes, Midland Division.   (hb) Silver Link, 1992, pp224, large format, isbn 0 947971 16 5.   VG, no dust jacket      £15

Essery, R J & Jenkinson, D. The LMS Coach 1923-1957. Comprehensive study of the origin and development of the many types of LMS coach, complete with many table, diagrams and photographs. (hb) Ian Allan, 1969, pp134, large format, isbn 0 7110 0074 3. VG, VG (slight foxing to front/back blank pages, small tear to bottom of dust jacket) £26.00

Essery, R.J. An Illustrated History of Midland Wagons Volume 1. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1980, pp170, large format, isbn 0 86093 040 8.   VG, VG     £9

Hammond, Alan. Spirit of the Somerset & Dorset Railway. Limited edition of 2,500 copies this being 1114. 3rd book in this series of photographic records of the S&D. As with the previous books the emphasis is on the railwaymen and women working on the line. Each photo has a caption and there are anecdotes too, along with 8 personal memories which enhance the story. (hb) Milestream Books, 2003, pp160, large format, isbn 0 948975 66 0. F, VG £15.00 No. 1114 of a limited edition of 2500

Haresnape, Brian. Ivatt & Riddles Locomotives. A Pictorial History. The three sections cover the Austerities, the final years of the LMS with Ivatt and the development of the numerous BR Standard class locos from the Britannias through to the 9Fs. Numerous photographs, diagrams and tables. (hb) Book Law Publications, 1997, pp112, isbn 1 901945 01 4. VG, VG £5

Haresnape, Brian. Railway Liveries - London Midland & Scottish Railway. Short introduction followed by 109 mostly b/w photos with details captions of LMS liveries. Also covers stations & buildings and road vehicles. (pb) Ian Allan, 1983, pp56, isbn 0 7110 1281 4. VG £2

Haresnape, Brian. Stanier Locomotives. A Pictorial History. A very comprehensive pictorial and narrative study of Stanier designed locomotives. (hb) Ian Allan, 1974, pp128, isbn 0 7110 0108 1. VG, VG price clipped £2

Haresnape, Brian. Stanier Locomotives. A Pictorial History. A very comprehensive pictorial and narrative study of Stanier designed locomotives. (hb) Ian Allan, 2nd edition reprinted 1993, pp128, isbn 0 7110 1098 6. VG, VG (sunning to spine) £3

Haresnape, Brian. Stanier Locomotives. A Pictorial History. A very comprehensive pictorial and narrative study of Stanier designed locomotives. Ian Allan, 3rdimpression 1974, pp128, isbn 0 7110 0108 1. VG, VG price clipped £4.75

Hawkins, Mac (edited by). Ivo Peters' Farewell to North-West Steam. A photographer's salute to the days of steam over Shap and on the Settle & Carlisle. 138 b/w photos with detailed captions of the west coast main line in Westmorland in the pre-electrification steam/diesel period. (hb) David & Charles, 1992, pp176, large landscape format, isbn 0 7153 0080 6. VG, VG £4.50

Hawkins, Mac. The Somerset & Dorset Then and Now. Contains 167 b/w and colour then and now photos with very detailed captions, along with list of featured locos with withdrawal dates and fate. (hb) David & Charles, 1995, pp224, large format, isbn 0 7153 0384 8. VG, VG £5

Hawkins, Mac. The Somerset & Dorset Then & Now. B/w pairs of photographs with very detailed captions, assembled by Mac Hawkins show the vast changes that have taken place. (hb) Grange Books, 1999, pp224, large format, isbn 1 84013 321 X. F, VG £5

Hawkins, Mac. The Somerset & Dorset Then & Now. The original work published by PSL, not to be confused with the later 1990's works which contain different 'after' photographs. B/w and colour photos with very detailed captions, also contains 8 annexes and additional maps. (hb) Guild Publishing/Patrick Stephens Ltd., 1986, pp272. VG, VG £5

Hay, Peter. Pre-Grouping Trains on British Railways: The LMS Companies. 228 b/w plates with detailed captions. (hb) Haynes/Oxford Publishing Co., 1988, 228 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 394 6. VG, VG £5

Henley, Alex. Names & Nameplates of British Steam Locomotives 1. LMS & Constituents. A guide to nearly all of the named locomotives owned by the LMS, including those inherited in 1923, along with those constructed by the LMS. Detailed tables and photographs. (pb) Heyday Publishing, 1984, pp80, isbn 0 947562 01 X. VG £3.50

Henley, Alex. Names & Nameplates of British Steam Locomotives 1. LMS & Constituents. A guide to nearly all of the named locomotives owned by the LMS, including those inherited in 1923, along with those constructed by the LMS. Detailed tables and photographs. (pb) Heyday Publishing, 1984, pp80, isbn 0 947562 01 X VG £4.95

Hitches, Mike. The Trent Valley Railway. Many archive photographs with detailed captions looking at the Trent Valley line between Rugby and Stafford. (hb) Sutton Publishing, 2003, pp128, glazed boards, isbn 0 7509 3046 2. F £5.00

Jarvis, Philip K. Steam on the Birmingham Gloucester Loop. The Redditch Alcester & Evesham Branches of The Midland Railway. 74 b/w photos with detailed captions, arranged travelling down the line from Barnt Green. (pb) K.A.F. Brewin Books, reprinted Jan 1995, pp80, small landscape format, isbn 0 947731 08 3. VG £5.00

Jenkinson, David. The Power of the Duchesses. Power Series. Mainly photo album containing b/w photos with detailed captions. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1979, 277 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 063 7. VG, VG £7

Jenkinson, D & Essery, R.J. LMS Coaches. An Illustrated History 1923-1957. A comprehensive history of the origin and development of LMS coaches, with photographs and scale drawings. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1984, pp218, large format, isbn 0 902888 83 8. VG, VG (mark to inside front cover) £24

Jenkinson, David & Whitehouse, Patrick. Eric Treacy's LMS. Lovely b/w photographs of the LMS containing some of the best work by Treacy. (hb) Guild Publishing/Haynes, 1988, pp192, large format. VG, VG (some slight edge wear to jacket) price clipped £5.50

Jordan, Arthur. The Stratford-upon-Avon and Midland Junction Railway. The Shakespeare Route. A thorough history of these lines looking both at the services, stations, locomotives, stock and also the staff, illustrated with archive photographs and station diagrams. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1982, pp136, large format, isbn 0 86093 131 5. VG, VG £22

Joy, David. Main Line Over Shap. The Story of the Lancaster-Carlisle Railway from Construction to Electrification. A lively, well written and researched history with many archive photographs. (pb) Dalesman, 1979, pp96, isbn 0 85206 269 9. VG £3

Judge, C.W. & Potts, C.R. An Historical Survey of the Somerset & Dorset Railway. Track Layouts and Illustrations. Track layouts, photos and facts of each station. An invaluable reference work for S&D fans. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1985, pp135, large format, isbn 0 86093 003 3. VG, VG. £ 14.00

Kennedy, Mark. The LMS in Ireland. An Irish Railway Pictorial.A highly detailed pictorial survey which looks at all facets of the LMS in Ireland. (pb) Midland, 2000, pp96, large format, isbn 1 85780 097 4. VG £10.95

Langley Aldrich, C. Fowler, Stanier & Ivatt Locomotives of the LMS. A Brief Descriptive Illustrated Souvenir of Types. New edition (1923-1950). The Langloo Series Item 4. Well illustrated study of these locomotives. (pb) Published by the author, 1951, pp80. VG for age (staples are missing so pages loose). £4

Lea, Roger (based on the work of the Sutton Coldfield History Research Group). Steaming Up To Sutton. How the Birmingham to Sutton Coldfield Railway Line was built in 1862. Well illustrated history. (pb) Westwood Press Publications, May 1984, pp48, isbn 0 9502636 8 0. VG £2

Lea, Roger (based on the work of the Sutton Coldfield History Research Group). Steaming Up To Sutton. How the Birmingham to Sutton Coldfield Railway Line was built in 1862. Well illustrated. (pb) Westwood Press Publications, May 1984, pp48, isbn 0 9502636 8 0. VG £5

Leslie, R.H. London Midland Steam around Carlisle. B/w photo album with detailed captions. (hb) Bradford Barton, 1975, pp96, isbn 0 85153 224 1. VG, VG £3

LMS Centenary of the Opening of the First Main-Line Railway. Reprinted from the Railway Gazette of September 16th 1938, Supplement. Well illustrated. (pb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1975, pp84, large format, isbn 0 902888 66 8. VG £7.50

LMS General Appendix to the Working Time Tables 1937. LMS rules and regulations and general instructions. (pb) Published by P H Abell, pp96, isbn 0 901182 05 2. VG £1

Macdermott, Brian. Modellers' & Enthusiasts' Guide to the Somerset & Dorset Line. Many people model this unique stretch of railway and this book looks at a range of locations and provides copious photographs and modelling details. (hb) Patrick Stephens, 1982, pp96, glazed boards, isbn 0 85059 586 X. VG £4

McRae, Andrew. Scenes from the Past : 30 (Part One) British Railway Camping Coach Holidays. The 1930's & British Railways (London Midland Region). Scarce publication containing 96 pages of wonderful b/w photos with very detailed captions including the north Wales coast, Hest Bank, Darley Dale and Blackpool. Also includes 1930s allocation details for GWR, LMS, LNER and SR. (pb) Foxline, 1997, pp96, large format, isbn 1 870119 48 7. VG (slight edge wear) £20 scarce

Midland Railway Timetables From 1st June, 1860, until further notice. Reprint. (pb) Turntable Publications, 1981, pp72, isbn 0 902844 61 X. VG £4

Mitchell, W.R & Joy, David. Settle-Carlisle Railway (A New Edition). History of the origin and development of the line with many archive photographs. (pb) Dalesman, 1979, pp96, isbn 0 85206 499 3. VG (some slight spine edge wear) £2.95

Mitchell, W.R & Joy, David. Settle-Carlisle Railway.The Midland's Record-beaking Route to Scotland. A detailed short history of the line. (pb) Dalesman, 1967, pp88. VG (some wear to spine edge) £2.75

Mitchell, W.R. & Mussett, N.J. Seven Years Hard. Building the Settle - Carlisle Railway. This book tells the story of the building of this iconic line, with a wealth of fine detail concerning people as well as places. (pb) Dalesman, 1976, pp64, isbn 0 85206 327 X. VG (some edge wear to cover) £3

Morrison, Gavin. London Midland Then & Now. A brilliant volume showing the vast contrasts. The most significant of which are perhaps locations like Tapton Junction, Stourton, Normanton, Barrow Central and Trent. Ian Allan, 1995, pp256, large format. F, F £9.95

Morrison, Gavin. London Midland Then & Now. Mainly photo album with then and now photos with very detailed captions. (hb) Ian Allan, 1995, pp256, large format, isbn 0 7110 2371 0. VG, VG £4

Morrison, Gavin. London Midland Then & Now. A brilliant volume showing the vast contrasts. The most significant of which are perhaps locations like Tapton Junction, Stourton, Normanton, Barrow Central and Trent. Book Club Associates/Ian Allan, 1995, pp256, large format. F, F £5.00

Mourton, Stephen. Steam Locomotive Casualty Reports. Over 400 reports dated between 1958-1963 from Gloucester Barnwood motive power depot provide a fascinating insight into BR operations in the latter days of steam. Illustrated with b/w photos. (pb) Runpast Publishing, 2005, pp80, large format, isbn 1 870754 62 X. VG £3

Nash, George C. The LMS At War. Included in this exceptional work published immediately after the war is a review of the work conducted by the LMS fleet, manufacture at LMS workshops, LMS locomotives that went to the Middle East and the day to day work that kept the system running despite enormous pressure. The LM&S Railway, 1946, pp88 inc. maps/diagrams. G, G (book is complete but with loose spine) £8.95

Nelson, Jack. LNWR Portrayed. A Survey of the design and construction methods of the Premier Line.   (hb) Peco, 1975, pp192, isbn 0 900586 45 1.   VG, no dust jacket    £15 scarce

Nock, O.S. William Stanier. An Engineering Biography.A very comprehensive biography with many photographs and tables, of this most influential mechanical engineer of the 20thcentury. Ian Allan, 1964, pp190. VG, G (some wear and 2 tears to dust jacket) £9.95

Packer, David. On the Trail of the Royal Scot. Illustrated with many b/w photos the author takes us on a journey along the route of one of the world's most famous trains, the Royal Scot, along the West Coast main Line. (hb) The History Press, 2009, pp150, isbn 0 7509 4625 4. VG, VG £5

Pearce-Carr, Tom. Compound Locomotives of the British Isles. Illustrated study of these locomotives. (hb) Finial Publishing, 2007, pp109, isbn 1 900467 37 7. F, F £2

Pixton, Bob. Birmingham - Derby. Portrait of a Famous Route. Well chosen archive images showing stations and services on this line. (pb) Runpast, 2005, pp80, large format, isbn 1 870754 63 8. VG £7.50

Pixton, Bob. North Midland. Portrait of a Famous Route Part Three - Rotherham to Leeds. Well chosen archive images showing stations and services on this line. (pb) Runpast, 2002, pp80, large format, isbn 1 870754 56 5. VG £5.25

Povey, R.O.T. The History of the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. Short illustrated history of the line until its closure to freight in June 1962. (card cover) KWVR Preservation Society, 1963, pp36. VG £2

Reed, M.C. The London & North Western Railway.   A History.   (hb) Atlantic, 1996, pp248, isbn 0 906899 66 4. VG, no dust jacket     £5

Rimmer, A. The Cromford & High Peak Railway. Locomotion Papers Number 10. Detailed history of this iconic line illustrated with photographs and maps. (pb) Oakwood Press, 1967, pp42. VG £4.50

Rimmer, A. The Cromford & High Peak Railway. Locomotion Papers Number 10. New, updated edition. Detailed history of this iconic line with numerous photographs, track plans and maps. (pb) Oakwood Press, 1985, pp104, isbn 0 85361 319 2. VG £6

Rowledge, J.W.P. The L.M.S. Pacifics. Part of the locomotive monograph series, a detailed and well illustrated history of the Princes Royal class, The Coronation class (Duchesses) and the experimental steam turbine Pacific, the turbomotive. David & Charles, 1987, pp96, isbn 0 7153 8776 6. VG, VG £6.75

Rowledge, J W P & Reed, Brian. The Stanier 4-6-0s of the LMS (The Jubilees, Class 5s and the BR Standard Class 5s). Well researched and illustrated study. (hb) David & Charles, 3rd impression 1981, pp96, isbn 0 7153 7385 4. VG, VG £6

Rowledge, P. Engines of the LMS built 1923 - 51. A thorough study complete with line details, tender details, lot numbers along with build and works details for steam, railcar, diesel and departmental locomotive stock. Also includes sections on locomotives lent/sold to the WD and those built to Ministry of Supply order. Also contains 86 b/w photos. (pb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1975, pp108 + 86 photographs, isbn 0 902888 59 5. VG £4

Sixsmith, Ian. The Book of the Coronation Pacifics. A British Railways Illustrated Special. A highly detailed work with many archive photographs and loco by loco details of repairs, boilers, tenders, sheds and mileage. Irwell Press, 1998, pp100, large format glazed boards, isbn 1 871608 94 5. F £15.95

Skellon, Peter W. Bashers, Gadgets and Mourners. The life and times of the LNWR Coal Tanks. Comprehensive, well illustrated history. (hb) Bahamas Locomotive Society, 2011, pp256, large format, isbn 0 9569292 0 4. VG, VG (some wear to top of dust jacket) £26

Smith, Donald, & Harrison, Derek. The Harborne Express. Scarce publication. Well illustrated history of this railway in Birmingham. (hb) Brewin Books, 1995, pp85, large format, isbn 1 85858 045 5. F, F £35.00

Smith, Peter. An Historical Survey of the Midland in Gloucestershire. Station Layouts and Illustrations. A very detailed work which includes many photographs, maps and station diagrams, plus structure drawings. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1985, pp160, large format, isbn 0 86093 301 6. VG, VG (small covered inscription inside, light sunning to spine) £16.50

South Western and Midland Railway Companies' Somerset and Dorset Railway Joint Committee. Working Time Book From 4th October, 1920, and Working Time Book Passenger and Milk Trains From 14th September, 1931. Appendix to Working Time Book No. 16 will continue in force. Trains Office, Bath. Reprint of working timetables from the S&D. (card cover) Oxford Publishing Co., reprint, pp72, isbn 0 86093 061 0. VG (slight wear to cover) £6

Stephenson, Brian. LMS Steam Portrait. An excellent photographic album looking at all of the LMS component companies locomotives. Ian Allan, 1985, pp128, isbn 0 7110 1523 6. VG, VG £4.95

Talbot, E.   L&NWR Miscellany. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1978, 218 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 027 0.   VG, no dust jacket     £5

Talbot, E.   L&NWR Miscellany Volume 2. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1980, 227 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 070 X.   VG, no dust jacket    £5

Talbot, Edward. The London & North Western Railway. A 150th anniversary tribute to the 'Premier Line'. (pb) Silver Link, 1996, pp128, large format, isbn 1 85794 086 5. VG    £5 

The Settle & Carlisle Route. Railway World Special. A detailed photographic and textual study of this much loved line. (glossy card cover) Ian Allan, reprinted 1985, pp48, large format, isbn 0 7110 1448 5. VG £0.50

Twells, H.N. & Bourne, T.W. A Pictorial Record of LMS Road Vehicles. Mainly pictorial study, with detailed captions, of LMS road vehicles, also contains line drawings. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1983, 313 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 174 9. VG, VG £9

Vinter, Jeff. Railway Walks LMS. This provides a detailed guide to ten of the best walks. Included are the High Peak and Monsal Trail, the Middlewood Way, and the Morecombe and Lune Valley. Alan Sutton, 1995, pp178. F, G (2 repaired tears on back of dust jacket and slight spine edge bumps) £4.25

Walker, Colin. Trails of Steam Volume 7 - Trails along the Welsh Border. 59 b/w photos of GWR/LMS locomotives hard at work on passenger and freight duties, with captions. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1980, 59 b/w plates, landscape format, isbn 0 86093 006 8. VG, VG (some wear to dust jacket edges) £1

Walton, Peter. The Stainmore & Eden Valley Railways. A Pictorial History of the Barnard Castle to Tebay and Penrith Lines. The line between Barnard Castle and Tebay, together with its associated branches, was completed during the 1860s and remained in operation until 1960. This comprehensive book looks at the construction of the lines, development of the routes, the locomotives and its decline. Illustrated with many b/w photos and drawings, it also contains detailed appendices on station masters, surviving structures, Belah Viaduct and signalling diagrams. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1992, 232, large format, isbn 0 86093 306 7. VG, V G £45

Warburton, L.G.   A Pictorial Record of LMS Signals. Standard Semaphore Signals and Signal Boxes of the LMS.   (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1972, pp58, large format, isbn 0 902888 09 9.   VG, no dust jacket   £6

Welch, Michel S. Settle & Carlisle Steam Finale. SignedColour photographs with detailed text of the final years of 'real' working steam on the S&C. Runpast Publishing, 1999, unpaginated, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 1 870754 48 4. F £6.95 signed

Western, Robert. The Ingleton Branch. A Lost Route to Scotland. Locomotion Papers 175. Well illustrated history originally published as The Lowgill Branch. (pb) Oakwood Press, 2nd revised edition 1990, pp80, isbn 0 85361 394 X. VG (sticker with previous owners name on inside front cover) £12

Whitehouse, P.B. Branch Line Memories. Volume 2 - London Midland & Scottish. B/w photographs from around the LMS, including LNWR lines in North Wales/South Wales, Midland in Worcestershire, Holcombe Brook and the Cumbrian lines, with detailed captions. (pb) Atlantic, 1983, pp45, isbn 0 906899 09 5. VG £0.50

Whitehouse, Patrick & Thomas, David St John. LMS 150. The London Midland & Scottish Railway - A century and a half of progress. A magnificently produced album concerning the diversity of the LMS. Book Club Associates/David & Charles, 1987, pp208, large format. VG, VG £5.50

Williams, C (compiled by). Supplement to the Register (1922 edition) of London & North Western Locomotives showing Corrections to 30th June, 1924. Supplement giving details of the 196 locos which had been newly built/acquired by the LNWR since the register had been published in 1922. (card cover) Published by author, 1924, pp12. VG (staples have rusted) £5.00

Williams, Frederick S. Williams's Midland Railway. Its Rise and Progress. A Narrative of Modern Enterprise. New introduction by C.R. Clinker. Originally published in 1876, this is a new printing of the 5th edition of one of the Victorian classics of railway history. (hb) David & Charles, 1968, pp510, isbn 0 7153 4253 3. VG, no dust jacket £15

Williams, Frederick S. Williams's Midland Railway. Its Rise and Progress. A Narrative of Modern Enterprise. New introduction by C.R. Clinker. Originally published in 1876, this is a reprint of one of the Victorian classics of railway history. It includes 7 maps and 210 contemporary engravings. (hb) David & Charles, 1968, pp510, isbn 0 7153 4253 3. VG, VG (some wear to the dust jacket) £18.00

Williams, Roy. The Midland Railway. A new history. A broad ranging work which looks at the component companies, locomotive and carriage development, absorption into the LMS, and a small section on the Midland as it remained in the late 1980s. Illustrated with b/w photos, maps and drawings. (hb) David & Charles, 1988, pp192, isbn 0 7153 8750 2. VG, VG £7

Wray, Tom. Manchester Victoria Station. Comprehensive history of this station from its early years through to 1990s and Metrolink. Well illustrated with b/w photos, maps, plans and diagrams. (pb) Peter Taylor Publications, 2004, pp132, large format, isbn 0 9549451 0 7. F £20

Yeadon, Willie B. A Compendium of LNWR Locomotives 1912-1949. Part One Passenger Tender Engines. The definitive work on the subject, packed with technical data and archive photographs. (pb) Challenger Publications, 1995, pp154, large format glazed boards, isbn 1 899625 01 5. VG £15

Yeadon, Willie B. A Compendium of LNWR Locomotives 1912-1964. Part Two Goods Tender Engines. The definitive work on the subject, packed with technical data and archive photographs. (hb) Challenger Publications, 1996, pp122, large format glazed boards, isbn 1 899624 14 7. VG £12

Parts 1 & 2 sold together for £25

Yeadon, W. B. A Compendium of LNWR Locomotives 1912-1964. Part Two Goods Tender Engines. The definitive work on the subject, packed with technical data and archive photographs. (pb) Booklaw/Railbus, 2007, pp122, isbn 1 901945 91 1. F £10