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Red for Danger

LTC Rolt

The classic history of British railway disasters, covering every major accident from 1840 to 1957 and the development of new safety devices.

Softback  £14.99

Railway Adventure

LTC Rolt

The story of the revival by amateur railwaymen, led by Rolt, of the Talyllyn Railway in Wales - the world’s first preserved railway.

Softback

£9.99

George and Robert Stephenson

LTC Rolt

A biography of the father and son who were amongst the most important of the Victorian railway engineers.

Softback

£14.99

Handbook of

Classic British Steam Locomotives

Peter Herring

Profiles of 85 British steam locomotive classes built between 1825 and 1960, with colour photos.  Softback

£9.99   £5.99

We stock a small selection of railway books, illustrated on these two pages.

 

Classic Steam

Les Nixon


An evocation of the twilight years of the Steam Age.



Hardback

£19.95  £9.99

Colour of the Ffestiniog

John Stretton

A photographic record of this wonderful North Wales narrow gauge railway.



Softback

£4.99

The Ffestiniog Railway

John Stretton

The Ffestiniog Railway stretches back to the mid-Victorian age, and survived until 1946; a determined group of enthusiasts picked up the pieces in the early 1950s.

Softback   £10.99

George and Robert Stephenson

Railway Pioneers

Chris Morris

With biographies of father and son, a vivid photographic celebration of their outstanding achievements.

Softback

£12.99

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The Story of Public Transport

Stan Yorke

A journey of discovery: horse-drawn open buses and cabs, trams, steam trains, trolley buses, up to the red Routemaster buses.  Softback

£5.99

Last years of steam

Paddington -Wolverhampton

Laurence Waters

Photographs from the 1960s of this former Great Western Railway main line

Hardback

£14.99   £7.99

The Making of a Railway

LTC Rolt

The story of the building of the Great Central Railway from Nottingham to London Marylebone, the last major main line to be built.

Hardback

£16.99   £10.99

Railway Picture Postcards

Maurice I Bray

A wide selection of old postcards of locomotives and railway scenes.


Softback

£8.95

Steam Railways Explained

Steam, Oil & Locomotion

Stan Yorke

The development of the steam railway and how the various parts worked. Illustrated by over 100 photographs.

Softback  £7.99

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Discovering London Railway Stations

Oliver Green

Brief history of the principal termini, architectural features, engineering, anecdotes, myths, curiosities etc.

Softback

£6.99

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Railway Walks

Julia Bradbury


The book to accompany the BBC TV series, with descriptions of six railway walks.

Softback

£12.99

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Bradshaw’s Handbook

George Bradshaw

Facsimile copy of first edition (1863), as used by Michael Portillo in his Great British Railway Journeys series on TV.  Popularly known as “Bradshaw’s Guide”

Hardback   £10.00

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Branch Lines around Market Drayton

Vic Mitchell and Keith Smith

Photographic record of the GWR and LMS lines radiating from Market Drayton - to Wellington, Nantwich and Stoke, all long closed.

Hardback £17.95