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This book covers the rebuilding by Richard Maunsell of the South Eastern & Chatham Railway 'D' and 'E' 4-4-0s and also covers the SE&CR 'L' class designed by Maunsell's predecessor, Harry Wainwright. Maunsell then designed a further 2 cylinder 4-4-0, the 'L1'and finally the 3-cylinder 'V' (the 'Schools' class). Illustrated with over 300 black & white and colour photos the book covers from their construction right through to their final demise in 1962.
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This book looks at the operation of the Great Western Railway over a 12 month period of the many varied services it operated, including goods and passenger traffic, road, marine and its other activities. In addition to its locomotives, rolling stock, infrastructure and other equipment owned by the company this book also tells the story of the staff and some of the jobs they did.
In Volume 1, the authors covered the ex-Midland lines radiating north from Bradford and in Bradford Railways in Colour. Volume 2, they take another look at the 1960s railway scene in and around Bradford with images showing the extensive former Lancashire & Yorkshire and Great Northern Railway networks to the south of the city centre.
Full colour hardback with 112 pages
This book is the third in the 'Bradford Railways in Colour' series and highlights all the major changes which have occurred on Bradford’s former Lancashire & Yorkshire and Great Northern lines in the half century since the demise of steam.
It concentrates mainly on scenes and locations which have since disappeared and features a wide variety of first generation diesel types which are no longer in front-line service.
This is the fourth and final book in the 'Bradford Railways in Colour' series and highlights all the major changes which have occurred on Bradford’s former Midland lines in the half century since the demise of steam.
British Railways Standard Class 5 by David Clark relates the history of this class, one of the 12 standard designs introduced by the newly nationalized British Railways. Based on the LMS 'Black 5' and for service in all regions. This history includes both colour and black and white photographs.
Argueably the most comprehensive book written about the KWVR. Produced in 2018 by Mortons Media in celebration of 50 Years of the KWVR in preservation. This 'bookazine' is a must for all readers who have an interest in the Railway, covering every aspect of our wonderful railway.
From the Booklaw (no. 41) Steam Memories series.
The 00 gauge ready-to-run market has changed dramatically over the past decade, with supreme levels of accuracy, detail, finish and mechanical performance now becoming the standard benchmark of all new models. As the hobby continues to blossom, an increasing range of steam, diesel and electric subjects now find themselves in the catalogues of the leading manufacturers.
From The Booklaw (no. 83) Steam Memories : 1950's-1960's series, East Coast Main Line : 8 covers the route Edinburgh to Aberdeen.
The latest in the series about The Great Northern Railway in the Bradford area. Volume 3, Faded Glory, features several photo’s of the KWVR in its infancy.
This book by Martin Bairstow traces the origins and history of the Great Northern Railway network as far north and west as Bradford covering Doncaster - Wakefield - Leeds and Bradford plus the lines to Dewsbury, Batley, Pudsey and the Methley Joint Railway.
In Great Western Locomotives on the Main Line: Scenes from an Edwardian Railway, Peter Darke draws upon the collection of a photographer who was active during the years from 1905 until the outbreak of World War I. Travelling widely over the GWR network during these years he recorded primarily the locomotives and trains that were then in service.
Castle Class locomotives were the pride of the GWR when introduced in the mid-1920s, and were heralded as Britain's most-powerful express passenger locomotives. Eight examples have been preserved to survive today and the core of this manual is based around the restoration of Pendennis Castle by the Great Western Society at Didcot.
Mark Bowling's book, Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Through Time takes a nostalgic look at our Railway taking the reader right back to the very earliest days, through Midland Railway, LMS and British Railways ownership through to preservation and the trains that operated around Keighley and up the Worth Valley to Oxenhope. Published in 2014, this book is well worth a read for anyone interested in the KWVR.
A recently updated, new look guide book, giving information about each station, and the Railway in general. Atmospheric photographs throughout.
The full-colour album commemorates the Midland Railway in Morecambe, known in the past as 'Bradford by the Sea' because it was the seaside resort where a lot of Bradfordians travelled to when the city closed for their annual summer break. Also a considerable number of Bradford’s businessmen who lived in Morecambe would travel to work in Bradford by train every day with many Bradford people retiring to the Lancashire resort.
From the Booklaw (no. 78) Steam Memories : 1950's-1960's series.
From the Booklaw (no. 13) Steam Memories on Shed : 1950's-1960's, Northumberland & North Durham covers motive power depots including 52A ,52B, 52C, 52D, 52E, 52F,52G, 52H,52J, & 52K
Lancashire and Yorkshire led the world into the industrial revolution, yet were long cut off by the Pennine chain. The railway age finally brought the two counties together and ensured the continued growth of Manchester being linked to Leeds and Sheffield by a series of heroic railway tunnels, three of which were successively the longest in the world when completed in the 1840s. This book portrays them as extraordinary achievements against insuperable odds. This book fully captures their epic construction in the harshest of conditions with high loss of life.
From the Booklaw (no. 52) Steam Memories in Colour series.
Dark blue covered binder for storing 3 years’ worth of your Push and Pull magazines.
The books show pictures of modern traction mainly from the 1980s to 2016, covering the huge variety of locomotives and multiple units and the increasing variety of colour schemes. The photos were taken both at railway stations and in the countryside and give a wide range of locations across Scandinavia, the Baltic states, Germany, Poland, the Benelux countries, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Mike Heath has been visiting and photographing the KWVR for over thirty years recording all aspects of the line, day and night, across all four seasons. This was Mike's first book, taking us on a photographic journey along the route.
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In the third book in his Railways in Ireland series, Martin Bairstow explores the Dublin & South Eastern, Midland Great Western, Fishguard & Rosslare, Waterford & Tramore, Dublin & Blessington, Dublin & Lucan, Dublin United Tramways, Royal Mail Route and other cross channel shipping from Dublin.
A well researched book covering many lines in Northumberland. Informative text supported by black & white photographs, drawings and plans.
A revision and update of the 1995 volume covering the southern half of Cumbria and reflects the many changes that have taken place in the intervening quarter of a century. Nevertheless much of the book's focus is still on the traditional steam era operations.
Accomplished author Martin Bairstow brings together the development and historical backgrounds to this extensive array of lines through the heart of Yorkshire, with a focus upon the British Railways steam era.
Scottish Railways Two Decades in Transition A second delightful pictorial selection portraying the wide variety of locomotives in Scotland from Nationalisation until the early 1960s to compliment the first volume. Approximately 190 black and white photographs within 96 pages.
No. 10 in the Steaming Sixties series of 'Stirring Episodes from the last Decade of Steam on BR' takes in the final years of steam engine sheds in Scotland.
From the Booklaw (no. 51) Steam Memories in Colour series.
From the Booklaw (no. 10) Steam Memories : 1950s - 1960s series, Southern Lines, Part 1 includes The South Eastern and Central Divisions.
Mike Heath’s pocket size album takes us you on a photographic journey along the route starting alongside the BR station at Keighley and climbing through the diverse West Yorkshire landscape to the line's terminus at Oxenhope, highlighting the magnificent Bronte countryside and the affect that the changing seasons and weather have on it and features the many and varied events that the railway holds.
The four major rail routes across the Pennines - Settle to Carlisle, Leeds to Manchester plus the Calder and Hope Valley routes to West Yorkshire and Sheffield respectively cross some of Britain's wildest and most spectacular scenery. Steam-hauled excursion trains have run on all these lines and this selection of over 140 modern colour photographs presents a variety of historic locomotives working against the grade in picturesque landscapes across the region.
Summer 1958 - Summer 1966 Part One: An enthusiast's recollections of exploits and adventures while following the decline of steam on British Railways.
Summer 1966 - Summer 1968 Part One: An enthusiast's recollections of exploits and adventures while following the decline of steam on British Railways.
With over 200 photographs and excellent text, Peter Tuffrey's book features many aspects of railway development in Yorkshire prior to the Grouping of railways in 1923 and up to 1948 and nationalisation. The geographical spread is right across the region, including the old West, East and North Ridings. The book should be of interest not just to the average railway enthusiast as the photographs form a strong social history of contemporary life, changing fashions, advertising slogans of the period and the abundance of railway staff at stations.
This excellent book published in 2017 gives a real insight into Yorkshire's railway world in the first half of the 20th century.
The book features steam locomotives on branch lines all around the county and at speed on main lines in Yorkshire from the late 1940s to the early 1970s. It therefore covers the first years of British Railways and the last workings of steam in colliery yards around the county. The book has photographs of steam locomotives working on the East Coast Main Line from Bawtry in the south to Northallerton in the northern part of the county.
Paul Atterbury reveals the people who ran, maintained and used the railways of Great Britain - the people for whom the railways were a way of life.
Volume 1 of the British Railway History series. Transport historian Professor Alan Earnshaw, has adapted material from the syllabus of the Certificate In Railway Studies to provide both an academic and informative view. He charts the primitive railways and waggonways, and shows how they moved on from the canal era, expanded during the Industrial Revolution and Victorian era, and how they were consolidated in the 20th century.
The Book of the West Country & Battle of Britain Pacifics. Introduced by the Southern Railway this book retells the story of the West Country and Battle of Britain Pacifics, a class that lasted until the very end of steam on the Southern Region of British Railways
The follow-up to the popular Last Years of Yorkshire Steam by Peter Tuffrey.
A beautiful hardback book, featuring over 250 stunning colour and black and white photographs of steam locomotives working around the county.