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Railways - Memoirs & Biographies

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Railways - Memoirs & Biographies

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1 NOTHING LIKE STEAM! FOOTPLATE WORK ON THE SOUTHERN REGION
AYNSLEY B W
BRADFORD BARTON
051523930
1980, 1st: 8vo, Card: VG-, 
Memories of a fireman on BR Southern region in the steam era.112pp, illustrated. VG copy in very slightly worn card covers. 011050 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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DIDCOT ENGINEMAN, BARLOW BERNARD
2 DIDCOT ENGINEMAN
BARLOW BERNARD
WILD SWAN
1874103208 / 9781874103202
1994, 1st: 4to, Cloth: VG, VG
Well illustrated account of Didcot loco Shed in GWR and early BR days and its workings, based on the memories of an old GWR footplateman. 263pp. VG copy in dw. 008601 
Price: 16.95 GBP
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THE MAN WHO BUILT LONDON TRANSPORT : A BIOGRAPHY OF FRANK PICK, BARMAN CHRISTIAN
3 THE MAN WHO BUILT LONDON TRANSPORT : A BIOGRAPHY OF FRANK PICK
BARMAN CHRISTIAN
DAVID & CHARLES
0715377531 / 9780715377536
1979, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG, VG
Biography of Frank Pick, probably the most important figure in the history of London Transport in the first part of the 20th century . 287pp, illustrated. VG copy in dw, minor wear to edges. Scarce. 006833 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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THE LIGHT RAILWAY KING OF THE NORTH, BARNETT A L
4 THE LIGHT RAILWAY KING OF THE NORTH
BARNETT A L
RAILWAY AND CANAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY
0901461156 / 9780901461155
1992, 1st: Large 8vo, Card: VG, 
Account of the railway activities of Sebastian Meyer - responsible for the promotion of a dozen or so light railways, mainly in South Yorkshire/North Lincolnshire - Dearne Valley, Axholme, North Lindsay, North Sunderland, Tickhill, E & W Yorks Union etc.. 112pp, many photos and maps. VG copy in card covers. 003608 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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5 LOCO'S, MEN AND STEAM MEMORIES
BIRCHALL CYRIL
OXFORD PUBLISHING CO (OPC)
0860933164 / 9780860933168
1986, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG, VG-
Memories of an LMS/BR steam loco fireman and Driver, mainly based in the North West . 96pp plus photos. VG copy in dw, faded on spine. 004398 
Price: 9.50 GBP
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THE RAILWAY MOON - A Man and His Railway : Sir Richard Moon and the L&NWR, BRAINE PETER
6 THE RAILWAY MOON - A Man and His Railway : Sir Richard Moon and the L&NWR
BRAINE PETER
PMB PUBLISHING
0956529003 / 9780956529008
2010, 1st: Large 8vo, Card: VG, 
Biography of Sir Richard Moon - and major figure in the growth of the LNWR and chairman of the Company for 30 thirty years from 1861. 516pp, illustrated. VG copy in card covers. Heavy - please enquire for overseas mailing costs. 011846 
Price: 19.95 GBP
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7 CALLING CARLISLE CONTROL
BROCK PETER
IAN ALLAN
0711019045 / 9780711019041
1990, 1st: Large 8vo, Cloth: VG, VG
Footplate memoirs of a Carlisle steam loco fireman in the 1950s & 60s. 112pp, well illustrated. VG copy in dw. 006537 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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8 The Reminiscences of a Civil Engineering Contractor
Brodie Robert
John Wright and Sons

1943, 2nd: 12mo, Cloth: VG, 
Scarce little book of memoirs of a Civil Engineer, which includes his work on the Tay Bridge, various English & Scottish Railways and harbour works, from the 1860s onwards. 106pp, illustrated. VG clean copy in original blue cloth boards 013833 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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9 THE ASPINALL ERA
BULLEID H A V
IAN ALLAN

1967, 1st: Large 8vo, Cloth: VG, VG
Biography of the General Manager of the L&Y, including his early years at Crewe and Inchicore. Much detail on Horwich Works and the L&Y. 270pp, well illustrated with photos and drawings. VG copy in slightly worn dw. 000168 
Price: 9.95 GBP
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10 L.M.S. LOCOS FROM THE FOOTPLATE
BUSHELL GEORGE
BRADFORD BARTON
0851534554 / 9780851534558
1st: 8vo, Card: VG, 
The Author's footplate memories of various classes of LMS steam locos. 128pp, well illustrated. VG copy in card covers. 011053 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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11 THE GWR AT STOURBRIDGE AND THE BLACK COUNTRY The Life, the Times the Men Volume One
BUTCHER CLIVE
OAKWOOD PRESS
0853616272 / 9780853616276
2004, 1st: 8vo, Card: VG, 
OL132A. First volume of this history of the GWR in the Black Country. 240pp, well illustrated. VG copy on card covers. 011183 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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12 FROM STEAM TO STONE : a BR Life Volume Two : Onwards Into Management
BUTCHER DAVID
OAKWOOD PRESS
0853616248 / 9780853616245
2004, 1st: 8vo, Card: VG, 
RS13. Second volume of the Author's memoirs of a railway career with BR. 232pp, weill illustrated. VG copy in card covers. 011352 
Price: 8.95 GBP
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13 FROM STEAM TO STONE : a BR Life Volume One the Footplate Years
BUTCHER DAVID
OAKWOOD PRESS
085361623X / 9780853616238
2004, 1st: 8vo, Card: VG, 
RS12. First volume of the Author's memoirs of footplate life on BR. 240pp, weill illustrated. VG copy in card covers. 007334 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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14 RICHARD MAUNSELL - AN ENGINEERING BIOGRAPHY
CHACKSFIELD J E
OAKWOOD PRESS
0853615268 / 9780853615262
1998, 1st: 8vo, Card: Fine, 
Oakwood library No.102. Important new Biography of the well known CME of the Southern Railway, but also covering his personal life and his early years on the GS&WR in Ireland. 160pp, well ilustrated. As new copy. 005641 
Price: 6.50 GBP
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15 RICHARD MAUNSELL - AN ENGINEERING BIOGRAPHY
CHACKSFIELD J E
OAKWOOD PRESS
0853616957 / 9780853616955
2010, 2nd (revised): 8vo, Card: VG, 
Oakwood library No.102. Important new Biography of the well known CME of the Southern Railway, but also covering his personal life and his early years on the GS&WR in Ireland. 160pp, well ilustrated. Revised edition. 013254 
Price: 9.95 GBP
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16 RON JARVIS - FROM MIDLAND COMPOUND TO THE HST
CHACKSFIELD J E
OAKWOOD PRESS
0853616183 / 9780853616184
2004, 1st: 8vo, Card: VG, 
Oakwood library No.130. Important new Biography of one of the 'backroom' designers who contributed much to UK locomotive design - starting on the LMS and working as an assistant to Stanier he later worked for BR at Brighton and Derby being invloved in rebuilding the Bulleid Pacifics and finally helping design the HSTs. 176pp, well ilustrated. VG copy. 006703 
Price: 9.95 GBP
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SIR HENRY FOWLER - A VERSATILE LIFE, CHACKSFIELD J E
17 SIR HENRY FOWLER - A VERSATILE LIFE
CHACKSFIELD J E
OAKWOOD PRESS
0853615500 / 9780853615507
2000, 1st: 8vo, Card: VG, 
Oakwood library No.110. Important new Biography of the CME of the Midland railway and later the LMS, but also covering his personal life and his early years. 168pp, well ilustrated. VG copy. 008718 
Price: 9.50 GBP
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18 SIR WILLIAM STANIER - A NEW BIOGRAPHY
CHACKSFIELD J E
OAKWOOD PRESS
0853615764 / 9780853615767
2001, 1st: 8vo, Card: As New, 
Oakwood library No.114. Important new Biography of the great CME of the LMS, but also covering his personal life and his early years on the GWR. 168pp, well ilustrated. VG copy in card covers. 005377 
Price: 7.95 GBP
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19 THE COEY/COWIE BROTHERS - ALL RAILWAYMEN
CHACKSFIELD J E
OAKWOOD PRESS
0853616051 / 9780853616054
2003, 1st: 8vo, Card: VG, 
Oakwood library No.124. Important Biography of theses three brothers who pursued careers on the Irish Railways - Robert Coey - CME of the GS&WR and James & Henry Cowie who worked in the traffic operations of the B&NCR. 176pp, well ilustrated. VG copy - as new. 005847 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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LOCOMOTIVE PANORAMA (2 Volume set), COX E S
20 LOCOMOTIVE PANORAMA (2 Volume set)
COX E S
IAN ALLAN

1965, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG, VG
Memoir of this well known Locomotive designer from his days as a Horwich Apprentice to his work on the BR Standardss as Assitant Chief Mechanical Engineer at BR. Essential reading for much technical information on the later years of British Steam loco design and operation. 164pp + 158pp with illustrations. VG clean copies in dws. 003284 
Price: 33.00 GBP
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SPEAKING OF STEAM, COX E S
21 SPEAKING OF STEAM
COX E S
IAN ALLAN
0711002363 / 9780711002364
1971, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG, VG-
A consideration of the work and character of 9 major British locomotive Engineers by one who worked with them, with extracts from their own writings. 128pp with illustartions. VG copy in slightly edge worn dw. 000673 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Samuel Moreton Peto (1809-1889) : The Achievements and Failings of a Great Railway Developer, Cox John G
22 Samuel Moreton Peto (1809-1889) : The Achievements and Failings of a Great Railway Developer
Cox John G
R.C.H.S.
0901461563 / 9780901461568
2008, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: Fine, Fine
Excellent account of the lifer and wroks of this important Victorian Railway devleoper and contractor responsible for much of East Anglia's rail system. 128pp, illustrated. Fine copy in dw. 014155 
Price: 22.00 GBP
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23 Heroes of Road and Rail
Curnock George C
Simpkin Marshall

1943, 1st: 12mo, Cloth: VG, 
Well illustrated stories of the staff of Britain's buses and railways in WW2 - stiring wartime publication! 98pp. VG clean copy in grenn cloth boards, no dw. Scarce, 014130 
Price: 29.00 GBP
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"RULE OF THUMB" The Life Story of an Engineer, CURWEN DAVID
24 "RULE OF THUMB" The Life Story of an Engineer
CURWEN DAVID
VINTAGE REPRINT SERVICES
0955462509 / 9780955462504
2007, 1st: 4to, Card: Fine, 
David Curwen's pwn account of 50 years spent as an engneer, especially building small gauge locos etc. 56pp, well illustrated. As new copy in card covers. Scarce. 013176 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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25 ON THE FOOTPLATE
DRAYTON JOHN
BRADFORD BARTON
0851532993 / 9780851532998
1976, 1st: 8vo, Card: VG, 
Footplate memoirs of this well known GWR engineman, mainly in the pre-war era. 111pp, illustrated. VG copy in card covers. 010240 
Price: 7.95 GBP
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26 THE STEPHENSON CENTENARY, Containing The Proceedings of the Day, The Procesions and Decorations with the Speeches Delivered Upon the Occasion
DUNCAN Wm
ALLEN, London & LAMBERT, Newcastle

1881, 1st: 8vo, Paper Wrapper: Good+, 
The official account of the 'Stephenson Centenary' celebrations of 1881 to commemorate the centenary of the birth of George Stephenson - a series of extensive meetings, rallies and celebrations mainly around Newcastle. 118pp with woodcuts as called for. Contents VG with only a hint of spotting to a few edges, in the original decorative paper wraps, but worn on spine and with the rear cover loose and some minor loss. An extremely rare original copy - usually only seen as the modern 1970s reprint. 008420 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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REFLECTIONS ON A RAILWAY CAREER - LNWR to BR, DUNN J M
27 REFLECTIONS ON A RAILWAY CAREER - LNWR to BR
DUNN J M
IAN ALLAN

1966, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG, VG
The Author's recollections of some 50 years in the locomotive operating departments of the LNWR, LMS and BR mainly in the Midlands and Wales. 184pp. VG copy in dw, minor wear to edges. 009349 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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28 SWINDON APPRENTICE
DURRANT A E
RUNPAST
1870754107 / 9781870754101
1989, 1st: Small 4to, Cloth: VG, VG
The Author's memories of Swindon Works 1945 - 1950, as a premium apprentice under GWR and BR and ending with the Author's secondment to EAR in Nairobi. 216pp, well illustrated. VG copy in very slightly worn dw. 003361 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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SPEEDING NORTH WITH THE ROYAL SCOT, EARL L A
29 SPEEDING NORTH WITH THE ROYAL SCOT
EARL L A
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

1939, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG-, 
An original copy of this famous first hand account of a top-link LMS engine driver on the Royal Scot from London to Carlisle. 143pp, illustrated. Contents generally VG, slight browning and spotting as usual. Original red pictorial cloth boards just a little age toned on edges, otherwsie VG. Old ownership details to front end-paper. An above average copy of this scarce title. 011895 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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I TRIED TO RUN A RAILWAY, FIENNES G F
30 I TRIED TO RUN A RAILWAY
FIENNES G F
IAN ALLAN

1967, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG, VG-
Memoirs of a career in railway management by the then Chairman of BR(ER) who started as a graduate trainee with the LNER. The classic account of management in the early years of British Rail. 139pp, illustrated. VG copy in slightly edge worn dw. 007679 
Price: 29.95 GBP
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