Books for sale (alphabetical by author)

For a list of the abbreviations used please see book condition  page.

All books are hardback unless otherwise stated, paperback (pb), card cover.

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Austin, Stephen. Portrait of the Atlantic Coast Express. Well illustrated study of the history, the route and the locos of the ACE from Waterloo to Devon and Cornwall. (hb) Ian Allan, 1997, pp112, glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 2472 3. F £10

Bloom, Alan. Compiled by David Williams. Jarrold Railway Series 2 Locomotives of the Southern Railway. A short photographic and technical study of the primary classes. (glossy card cover) Jarrold Colour Publications, 1980, unpaginated, isbn 85306 886 0. VG £0.50

Bradley, D.L. Locomotives of the London and South Western Railway. Part 1. A highly detailed work by the LSWR expert, illustrated with 99 b/w photos and drawings. (pb) RCTS, 1965, pp142, pull out map.  VG   £15

Bradley, D.L. Locomotives of the London and South Western Railway. Part 2. A highly detailed work by the LSWR expert, illustrated with 145 b/w photos.  (pb) RCTS, 1967, pp211.   VG   £15

2 vols together £25

Bradley, D.L. The Locomotives of the London Chatham & Dover Railway. A highly detailed book on all classes/types of locomotives used. (card cover) The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, 1960, pp50, 85 figs.   VG    £6

Bradley, D.L.   The Locomotives of the South Eastern and Chatham Railway.   Detailed study of the locomotives complete with 82 b/w photos and drawings.   (pb) RCTS, 1961, pp81.    VG   £5

Britton, Andrew. Ryde by Steam. Volume 1. author inscription and signature Lovely colour pictorial album of BR steam on the Isle of Wight, with detailed captions. Medina Books, pp80, large landscape glazed boards, isbn 0 9548507 0 X. F £12.95 author inscription and signature

Britton, Andrew. Ryde by Steam. Volume 2. author inscription and signature A further selection of lovely colour photographs in this pictorial album of BR steam on the Isle of Wight, with detailed captions. Medina Books, 2005, pp100, large landscape glazed boards, isbn 0 9548507 1 8. F £14.95 author inscription and signature

Clarke, John M. The Brookwood Necropolis Railway. Locomotion Papers Number 143. The London Necropolis Railway was unique in providing continuous railway funeral traffic for 87 years, this very well illustrated book provides a history of the service. (pb) Oakwood Press, 3rd revised and enlarged edition 1995, pp120, isbn 0 85361 471 7.    VG £6

Clew, K.R. A Centenary History of the Chipstead Valley Railway (Tattenham Corner Branch Line, 1897-1997). Scarce Short illustrated history. Newspaper research by Roger Packham, photographs by Roger Packham and the Croydon Local Studies Library and Archives Services. (card cover) The Bourne Society, 1997, pp28, isbn 0900992 40 9. VG scarce £5

Conolly, W. Philip. Southern Main Line Cameraman. Edited by Mike Esau. B/w photo album with detailed captions. (hb) BCA/Oxford Publishing Co., 1987, pp126, large format. VG, VG £6.00

Day-Lewis, Sean. Bullied Last Giant of Steam. A very thoughtful and perceptive biography of Bullied, who played such a major role initially on the LNER and subsequently as the CME of the Southern. A seldom seen work. (pb) George Allen & Unwin, pp303, isbn 0 04 923068 9.    VG   £8

Derry, Richard. The Book of the Merchant Navy Pacifics. A British Railways Illustrated Special. Detailed study of this class of locomotive, well illustrated. (hb) Irwell Press, 2001, pp100, large format glazed boards, isbn 1 903266 19 X. F £17.00

Eagles, Barry J. Southern Steam Finale. Colour photographs from the branches and main line in the last few years of Southern steam. Waterfront, 2002, pp80, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 946184 94 1. F £5.75

Esau, Mike. Steam into Wessex.   B/w photos with detailed captions of steam in the area during the 1950s and 60s. (hb) Ian Allan, 1991, pp112, large format, isbn 0 7110 1998 3.   VG, VG   £6

Esau, Mike. The Southern Then & Now. This is probably the best of the series because of the fantastic changes that have taken place across the Southern. Over 300 locations are covered from Central London (Charing Cross), across to the Isle of Wight and to the Southern out posts of Mortehoe and Woolacombe and Padstow. Fantastic. Ian Allan, 1996, pp256, 327 b/w photographs, large format, isbn 0 7110 2464 2. VG, VG £11.25

Fairclough, Tony & Wills, Alan. More Southern Steam in the West Country.   B/w photo album with detailed captions.   (hb) Bradford Barton, 1975, pp96, isbn 0 85153 186 5. VG, VG   price clipped £3

Gage, Bill. Harris, Michael & Sullivan, Tony. Going off the Rails. The Country Railway in West Sussex. Well illustrated study of the railways in the area. (pb) West Sussex County Council. 1997, pp96, large format, isbn 0 8626 0 400 1. VG   £6

Garratt, Colin on the work of The Rev. A.W.V. Mace. The Golden Years of British Steam Trains -Southern Railway. B/w photos with captions of main line and branch photographs from the Rev. A W V Mace collection. (hb) Milepost, 1995, unpaginated, large format glazed boards, isbn 1 900193 35 3. VG   £1

Glenn, D. Fereday. Rail Rover From Kent to Cornwall. In this evocative book based on contemporary notes and lineside photographs, the author recalls a week's holiday during the swansong of steam. From Hawkhurst to Halwill Junction (Cornwall), Paddock Wood to Padstow, on branch and country lines which are now just a memory. A vivid evocation of Southern steam in the South East and South West with 170 period photographs. Alan Sutton, 1988, pp172. F, F £4.95

Gough, Terry. Around the Branch Lines No. 1   Southern.   B/w photo album containing 178 photos with detailed captions, taken during the final years of steam on the region.   (hb)   Oxford Publishing Co., 1982, 178 plates, large format, isnm 0 86093 159 5.   V G, VG   £7

Harding, Peter A. The Bexhill West Branch Line.   Short illustrated history of this 4 ½ mile railway from Crowhurst to Bexhill via Sidley which opened in 1902 and closed in1964.   (pb) Published by author, 2002, pp32, isbn 0 9523458 6 2.    VG   £4

Harding, Peter A. The Bulford Branch Line. A detailed short history, complete with photographs and diagrams. (card cover) Publsihed by author, 1991, pp32, isbn 0 9509414 7 6. VG    £3

Harding, Peter A. The Longparish Branch.   A short, well illustrated history. (card cover) Published by author, 1992, pp32, isbn 0 9509414 8 4.   F   £3

Harding, Peter A. The New Romney Branch Line. Short, well illustrated history of this branch line. (card cover) Published by author, 1983, pp32. VG   £4

Hawkins, Mac. LSWR West Country Lines Then & Now. Crisp photographs portraying scores of LSWR then and now images (pairs of photographs). David & Charles, 1993, pp224, large format. F, F £6.95

Jenkins, Alun. Along South Eastern Lines. Photo album with very detailed captions which sets out to "record the fine achievements of the railway". (pb) Kent County Library, 1986, pp61, isbn 0 905 15576 9. VG £4.00

Kichenside, G M. Isle of Wight Album. A lovely album that covers the entirety of the island. Highly recommended. Ian Allan, 1967, pp96. VG, VG (small amount of edge rubbing to top of dust jacket) Signed by author. £7.95

Kichenside, G M. Isle of Wight Album.    Mainly b/w photo album with detailed captions which covers the entirety of the island. (hb)   Ian Allan, 1967, pp96.   VG   no dust jacket   £4 

Kingdom, Anthony R. The Turnchapel Branch (including The Cattewater Goods Branch). A highly illustrated and very comprehensive history of these lines. It includes a significant section on the very recently closed Cattewater Branch which lately carried bituman. (pb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1982, pp152, isbn 86093 181 1. VG £6.95

Kirkby, J.R.W. The Banstead & Epsom Downs Railway. Oakwood Press Locomotion Papers 141. Short illustrated history. (pb) Oakwood Press, 1983, pp31, isbn 0 85361 300 1. VG £4.50

Klapper, C. F. Sir Herbert Walker's Southern Railway. This biography provides a key to what management skills Walker brought to the Southern. It shows the tempestuous birth of the Southern and vast changes to methods of operation. Illustrated with b/w photos. (hb)   Ian Allan, 1973, pp295, isbn 0 7110 0478 1.    VG, G (some wear to edges of dust jacket, small stain on contents page and top edge of book)    £7.50

London and South Western Railway Timetables 7th June to 30th September 1914 or until further notice.    Reprint of these LSWR timetables for 1914 with large pull out map.   (pb) Ian Allan, 1967, pp170, large format.   VG   (some wear to cover)   £6

McDonald, Ian. Taw Valley From Dream to Steam. A comprehensive study of this much loved Southern locomotive from its building through to withdrawal, rescue, restoration and main line running. Many photographs and tables. (pb) Midland Publishing Limited, 1993, pp72, large format, isbn 1 85780 011 7. VG £3.95

Maggs, C. & Paye, P. The Sidmouth, Seaton & Lyme Regis Branches. Locomotion Papers Number 107. Detailed history of these branches, with 12 pages of photos. (pb) Oakwood Press, 1979, pp64. VG £7.00

Marx, Klaus. Famous Fenchurch 1872-1972 A Century of Service. A short detailed history of this locomotive, illustrated with b/w photographs. (glossy card cover) Bluebell Railway Preservation Society, 1972, pp34. VG £3.50

Minnis, John. Southern Country Stations: 2, South Eastern & Chatham Railway. A generously illustrated history of the stations and infrastructure of the SECR. Ian Allan, 1985, pp112, isbn 0 7110 1500 7. F, VG £6.95

Mitchell, Vic & Smith, Keith.   Bournemouth to Evercreech Junction. Country Railway Routes. Signed by both authors.   120 b/w photos with detailed captions covering various locations in the area.   (hb) Middleton Press, 1987, pp96, glazed boards, isbn 0 906520 46 0.   VG   £8 Signed copy

Mitchell, Vic & Smith, Keith. Branch Lines to East Grinstead. 120 b/w photos with detailed captions. (hb) Middleton Press, 1984, pp96, glazed boards, isbn 0 906520 07 X. F £6.50

Mitchell, Vic & Smith, Keith. Branch Lines to Horsham. Crisp b/w photographs and detailed text on these rural steam lines. Middleton Press, 1982, 123 b/w photos, glazed boards, isbn 0 906520 02 9. VG £5.95

Mitchell, Vic & Smith, Keith. South Coast Railways - Bournemouth to Weymouth.   120 b/w photos with detailed captions covering various locations in the area.   (hb) Middleton Press, 1988, pp96, glazed boards, isbn 0 906520 57 6. VG   £7

Mitchell, Vic & Smith, Keith. Waterloo to Woking. Southern Main Lines. Archive photographs along with maps and detailed text. Middleton Press, reprinted January 1998, pp96, 120 b/w photos, isbn 0 906520 38 X. VG ( sunning to spine edge) £5.95

Moody, Bert. Southampton's Railways. Very well illustrated study of Southampton's railways from Swaythling through to Redbridge. (hb) Atlantic, 1992, pp144, large format, isbn 0 906899 78 8. F, F £16.00

Morrison, Gavin. The Power of the Bullied Light Pacifics. Power Series.   Comprehensive pictorial record of the class. B/w photos with detailed captions and also contains entered service dates, mileage, rebuilt, liveries and withdrawal details of individual locos.   (hb)  Oxford Publishing Co., 2008, pp128, large format, isbn 0 86093 621 3.   F, VG   £13

Nock, O.S. The London & South Western Railway. Well illustrated history of the LSWR, complete with pull out map.   (pb) Ian Allan, 1971, pp165, isbn 0 7110 0267 3.   G   (slight binding damage)   £2

Pomeroy, Colin A. Isle of Wight Railways. A 'then and now' pictorial survey. An excellent work which looks at every line on the Island. Ryde-Ventnor and the Bembridge branch; Cowes to Newport/Ashey; Newport to Freshwater; Newport to Sandown and Merstone to Ventnor West. A seldom seen work in exceptional condition. Silver Link Publishing, 1991, pp192. F, no dust jacket £7.95

Popplewell, Laurence. Branch Lines, Links and Local Connections. The South Western Company's Proposed Bournemouth Central Passenger Station. Short study with appendix of newspapers cuttings from the 1880s. (card cover) Melledgen Press, 1985, pp42, isbn 0 906637 08 2. VG £2

Pryer, G. A Pictorial Record of Southern Signals. Comprehensive study of Southern signalling, illustrated with 220 b/w photos with detailed captions and 51 figs.    (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 3rd impression 1999, pp200, large format, isbn 0 902888 81 1.   F, VG   £12

Railways South East. Winter 1990/1. Volume 2 No. 3.   Edited by David Jenkinson. Contents include Railway Memories of Docklands, Brighton Freight Line, The Merchant Navy Class, Dover's Promenade Railway and much more.   (pb) 1990, pp58, large format. VG   £0.50

Ransome-Wallis, P. Roaming the Southern Rails. Well chosen steam and diesel/electric photographs from the main lines and the branches. Ian Allan, 1979, pp128, large format. VG, VG (sunning to spine) £4.95

Reade, Lewis. Branch Line memories vol 3 - Southern. B/w photos with detailed captions from across the region. (pb) Atlantic, 1984, pp48, isbn 0 906899 10 9. VG   50p

Reed, Brian. Loco Profile 22. Merchant Navy Pacifics. Short detailed study of these locomotives, complete with photos and line drawings.   (booklet)   Profile Publications, 1972, pp24.   VG   £2

Robertson, Kevin. Leader: Steam's Last Chance. A thorough study of the origin, development and subsequent 'failure' of this incredibly innovative 'Leader' locomotive designed by Bullied. Alan Sutton, 1988, pp123, 100 photographs, isbn 0 86299 376 8. F, VG £8.50

Robertson, Kevin. Leader. The Full Story.   This brings together Leader: Steam's Last Chance and Leader and Southern Experimental Steam into one volume. Well illustrated study of Leader, its design, construction, test runs and progress, along with the SR experiments between 1923 and 1948.    (hb) Alan Sutton, 1995, pp250, isbn 0 7509 1003 8. F, VG   £12

Robertson, Kevin. Steam around Eastleigh. Britain's Railways in Old Photographs.   B/w photos with detailed captions from around this SR steam works and shed.   (pb) The History Press, 2009, pp128, isbn 0 7524 5035 3.   F   £4

Siviour, Gerald & Esau, Mike. Waterloo-Exeter Heyday. Crisp photographs and detailed captions and maps look at this most loved of LSWR lines. Ian Allan, 1990, pp112, large format, isbn 0 7110 1895 2. F, VG £8.95

Skinner, M.W.G. Croydon's Railways. Comprehensive history from beginning to publishing date, well illustrated and with a detailed chapter on signalling. (hb) Kingfisher Railway Productions, 1985, pp112, large format, isbn 0 946184 14 3. VG, VG price clipped £9.50

Table of Distances Between Stations, Junctions, &c., on London Brighton and South Coast Railway. January, 1901. A delightful reproduction with detailed maps. Ian Allan, c1984, pp29, large landscape format. VG black cloth bound £9.95

Thomas, David St John & Whitehouse, Patrick. SR 150. A Century and a half of The Southern Railway. A great look at the SR in the period between 1923 and 1948. Guild Publishing/David & Charles, 1988, pp208, large format  VG, VG   £4

Thomas, David St John & Whitehouse, Patrick. SR 150. A Century and a half of The Southern Railway. A great look at the SR in the period between 1923 and 1948. Guild Publishing/David & Charles, 1988, pp208, large format. F, no dust jacket £3

Townroe, S.C. The Arthurs, Nelsons and Schools of the Southern.  This looks at the origin, development and operation of these classes. Illustrated with b/w photos, scale drawings and tables.   (hb) Ian Allan, 1973, pp103, isbn 0 7110 0434 X.  VG, VG   £7

Vaughan, John. Branches & Byways - Sussex and Hampshire. Very well illustrated history of the branches and secondary lines in this region. Over 450 photos and maps. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 2004, pp256, large format, isbn 0 86093 585 X.   F, VG   £14

Whetmath, C.F.D. The Bodmin & Wadebridge Railway. Well illustrated history of this railway in Cornwall. (pb) Forge Books, 4th edition reprinted 2003, pp96, isbn 0 904662 20 9. VG (corner crease to front cover) £6.00

White, H.P. (edited by). Railways South East - The Album.   Formerly a magazine, this new format book contains articles on Mid-Sussex Branch, Planning the Pacifics, The Southampton and Netley railway, \signalling the Dover triangle, The Waterloo & City Line and many more.   (hb) Capital Transport, 1994, pp96, large format, glazed boards, isbn 1 85414 165 1.   F   £4

Winkworth, D. W. Maunsell's Nelsons. This illustrated work considers the origin, development and performance of this much loved class. (hb) George Allen & Unwin, 1980, pp123, 61 photographs, 18 detailed performance tables, isbn 0 04 385079 0. VG, VG £5.50

Wragg, David. The Southern Railway Handbook 1923-1947. Well illustrated book that looks at the history and achievements of the Southern Railway. (hb) Sutton Publishing, 2003, pp236, isbn 0 7509 3294 5.    G, VG   (there is some staining to the front/back 4 pages and top edge through the book - photos may be supplied)    £4

Young, J.A. The Ringwood Christchurch and Bournemouth Railway. Short, illustrated history. (card cover) Bournemouth Local Studies Publications, 1985, pp36. VG £4.50