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Railways - Memoirs & Biographies

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Railways - Memoirs & Biographies

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Robert Stephenson : Railway Engineer, Addyman John & Haworth Victoria
1 Robert Stephenson : Railway Engineer
Addyman John & Haworth Victoria
NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY ASSOCIATION
1873513607 / 9781873513606
1998, 1st: 4to, Glazed Boards: VG, 
Well illsutrated account of the life and works of Robert Stephenson. 172pp, VG copy in glazed boards, very slight fading to spine. 014623 
Price: 33.00 GBP
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2 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 card covers. 011050 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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DIDCOT ENGINEMAN, BARLOW BERNARD
3 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: 15.95 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. Slgned by Author. 003608 
Price: 9.95 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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6 SMOKE AND STEAM - GN AND LNER FOOTPLATE MEMORIES
BONNETT HAROLD
BRADFORD BARTON
0851533957 / 9780851533957
1981, 1st: 8vo, Card: VG, 
Footplate memoires of the GNR & LNER in the 1920s. 109p. VG copy in card covers. Signed by Author. 007343 
Price: 12.00 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 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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9 WORKING WITH LMS STEAM
BURGESS H C H
BRADFORD BARTON
0851534503 / 9780851534503
1983, 1st: 8vo, Card Covers: VG, 
Personal recollections of LMS steam locos by a LMS engine fitter who rose to become Shedmaster at Newton Heath. 143pp, illustrated. VG copy in very slightly wron card covers 002233 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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10 LMS LOCOMAN - WILLESDEN FOOTPLATE MEMORIES
BUSHELL GEORGE
BRADFORD BARTON
0851534252 / 9780851534251
1982, 1st: 8vo, Card: VG, 
The Author's footplate memories of the war period at Willesden Shed. 112pp, well illustrated. VG copy in very slightly worn card covers. 009856 
Price: 6.50 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 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, slight wear. 007334 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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C.B.COLLETT - A COMPETANT SUCCESSOR, CHACKSFIELD J E
13 C.B.COLLETT - A COMPETANT SUCCESSOR
CHACKSFIELD J E
OAKWOOD
0853615861 / 9780853615866
2002, 1st: 8vo, Card: Fine, 
Oakwood library No.121. Important new Biography of the CME of the GWR, who has always tended to hide under Churchward's shadow 160pp, well ilustrated. Fine copy. 005642 
Price: 12.00 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 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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William Dean : the Greatest of Them All, Clements Jeremy
19 William Dean : the Greatest of Them All
Clements Jeremy
NOODLE BOOKS
1906419922 / 9781906419929
2012, 1st: 4to, Glazed Boards: Fine, 
Well illustrated account of the great GWR Locomotive Engineer and his Locomotives, especailly the the 'Dean Goods'. 228pp. Fine copy in glazed boards. 015525 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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WILLIAM STROUDLEY : CRAFTSMAN OF STEAM, CORNWELL H J CAMPBELL
20 WILLIAM STROUDLEY : CRAFTSMAN OF STEAM
CORNWELL H J CAMPBELL
DAVID & CHARLES (KELLEY IMPRINT)
0715342568 / 9780715342565
1968, 1st: 8vo, Hard Cover: VG, VG
Well known locomotive engineer best known for his LB&SCR designs. Fairly detailed appreciation of his Locomotives. 263pp with photos and drawings. VG copy in very slightly worn dw. 000286 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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LOCOMOTIVE PANORAMA : 2 Volume Set, COX E S
21 LOCOMOTIVE PANORAMA : 2 Volume Set
COX E S
IAN ALLAN

1965, 1st: 8vo, Hard Cover: 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: 29.95 GBP
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SPEAKING OF STEAM, COX E S
22 SPEAKING OF STEAM
COX E S
IAN ALLAN
0711002363 / 9780711002364
1971, 1st: 8vo, Hard Cover: 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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"RULE OF THUMB" The Life Story of an Engineer, CURWEN DAVID
23 "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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24 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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25 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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26 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
27 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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28 FIRING DAYS AT SALTLEY
ESSERY TERRY
BRADFORD BARTON
0851533752 / 9780851533759
1st: 8vo, Card: Fine, 
First volume of the Author's memoirs of working as a cleaner and then a fireman from Saltley Depot in early BR days. 175pp. Fine copy in card covers. 009921 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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I TRIED TO RUN A RAILWAY, FIENNES G F
29 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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30 CASTLES TO WARSHIPS : ON THE GREAT WESTERN FOOTPLATE
GARDNER JACK
JOHN MURRAY
0719542650 / 9780719542657
1986, 1st: 8vo, Hard Cover: VG, VG
Memoirs of a GWR engine driver - from steam locos to the WR Diesel Hydraulics to HSTs. 245pp, photos. VG copy in dw. 004032 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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