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Trains & railways: general interest books

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Germany and the Ottoman Railways Art, Empire, and Infrastructure by Peter Holdt Christensen Germany and the Ottoman Railways Art, Empire, and Infrastructure

The complex political and cultural relationship between the German state and the Ottoman Empire is explored through the lens of the Ottoman Railway network, its architecture, and material culture.
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/11/2017

1960s Southern Region Steam in Colour by George Woods 1960s Southern Region Steam in Colour

George Woods uses his rare and unpublished full colour photography to look at steam in the Southern Region in the 1960s.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

Italian Traction by Andrew Cole Italian Traction

Andrew Cole looks at traction in Italy.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

London Midland Steam Days Remembered II by Kevin Derrick London Midland Steam Days Remembered II

Another nostalgic look back at the days of steam on the London Midland Region.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

British Rail in the 1980s and 1990s: Diesel Locomotives and DMUs by Kenny Barclay British Rail in the 1980s and 1990s: Diesel Locomotives and DMUs

Kenny Barclay documents diesel locos and DMU in the closing decades of the British Rail era.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

Dorset Traction by Mark Jamieson Dorset Traction

Mark Jamieson explores traction in the county of Dorset.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

North East to South West by Rail in the 1980s by Colin Alexander North East to South West by Rail in the 1980s

Colin Alexander takes the reader on a nostalgic cross-country trip by rail in the 1980s
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

Railway Maintenance Vehicles and Equipment by Royston Morris Railway Maintenance Vehicles and Equipment

Royston Morris documents the world of railway maintenance vehicles and equipment.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

Signalling and Signal Boxes along the North British Railway, Great North of Scotland Railway and the CLC Routes by Allen Jackson Signalling and Signal Boxes along the North British Railway, Great North of Scotland Railway and the CLC Routes

Allen Jackson explores signalling along the North British, Great North of Scotland and CLC railways, formerly part of the LNER.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

Early Japanese Railways 1853-1914 Engineering Triumphs That Transformed Meiji-Era Japan by Dan Free Early Japanese Railways 1853-1914 Engineering Triumphs That Transformed Meiji-Era Japan

Early Japanese Railways, tells the fascinating story of the rise of Japanese rail amidst a period of rapid modernization during Japan's Meiji era. Leaving behind centuries of stagnation and isolation, Japan would emerge into the 20th century as a leading...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/11/2017

Southern Way Special Class 71/74 Locomotives by Simon Lilley, John Wenyon Southern Way Special Class 71/74 Locomotives
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2017

The Frustrated Commuter's Companion A survival guide for the bored and desperate by Jonathan Swan The Frustrated Commuter's Companion A survival guide for the bored and desperate

Commuting is hell -- this is your survival guideDelays, price rises, leaves on the line, rail replacement bus services, snowflakes, sunshine, rain, the list of excuses is endless.
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017

Railways and The Raj How the Age of Steam Transformed India by Christian Wolmar Railways and The Raj How the Age of Steam Transformed India

The epic story of the British construction of the railways in India, as told by Britain's bestselling transport historian.
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017

Britain's Lost Railways A Commemoration of our finest railway architecture by John Minnis Britain's Lost Railways A Commemoration of our finest railway architecture

The beautifully restored St Pancras Station is a magisterial example of Britain's finest Victorian architecture. Like the viaducts at Belah and Crumlin, cathedral-like stations such as Nottingham Victoria and spectacular railway hotels like Glasgow St Enoch's, it stands proud as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017

BR Diesel Locomotives in Preservation by Fred Kerr BR Diesel Locomotives in Preservation

Details original designs of the 1954 Modernisation Plan.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

Coming Soon

A Atlas of Railway Station Closures by Ian Allan A Atlas of Railway Station Closures


Format: Hardback - Released: 27/11/2017

The Hixon Railway Disaster The Inside Story by Richard Westwood The Hixon Railway Disaster The Inside Story

A controversial study of a fatal accident.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/11/2017

Rails Through Barnsley A Photographic Journey by Alan Whitehouse Rails Through Barnsley A Photographic Journey

Over 200 images, many previously unpublished, shows how Barnsley was once the 'centre of a railway universe', which was more complicated that the London Underground!
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

Narrow Gauge Railway Stamps A Collector's Guide by Howard Piltz Narrow Gauge Railway Stamps A Collector's Guide

Colour Reproductions of Each Stamp
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

Chadbury: A Town and Industrial Scape in '0' Gauge by Eric Bottomley Chadbury: A Town and Industrial Scape in '0' Gauge

Good Quality Colour Pictures and full Details of How the Layout was Constructed
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

Southern Railway Gallery A Pictorial Journey Through Time by John Scott-Morgan Southern Railway Gallery A Pictorial Journey Through Time

Rare unpublished pictures & Informative captions
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

The Locomotive Pioneers Early Steam Locomotive Development 1801 - 1851 by Anthony Burton The Locomotive Pioneers Early Steam Locomotive Development 1801 - 1851

The history and design of steam Locomotives, during the first fifty years of their development is a much under researched subject.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

The Railway - British Track Since 1804 by Andrew Dow The Railway - British Track Since 1804

The most comprehensive history of the track used by railways of all gauges, tramways and cliff railways in Great Britain.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

British Railways AC Electric Locomotives A Pictorial Guide by David Cable British Railways AC Electric Locomotives A Pictorial Guide

Variety of liveries & Interesting historical information
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

Heritage Traction on the Main Line by Fred Kerr Heritage Traction on the Main Line

Details locomotive classes still at work on the privatised network.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

Class 47 Diesel Locomotives by David Cable Class 47 Diesel Locomotives

Good Quality Colour Pictures with good Detailed information for Modellers
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

Great Western Large Wheeled Outside Framed 4-4-0 Tender Locomotives Atbara, Badminton, City and Flower Classes by David Maidment Great Western Large Wheeled Outside Framed 4-4-0 Tender Locomotives Atbara, Badminton, City and Flower Classes

Covers All Classes with unpublished Pictures
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

Cambridge Station Its Development and Operation as a Rail Centre by Rob Shorland-Ball Cambridge Station Its Development and Operation as a Rail Centre

The most comprehensive history ever written
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

Pullman Profile The Golden Arrow and Ocean Liner Express Pullmans by Antony M. Ford Pullman Profile The Golden Arrow and Ocean Liner Express Pullmans


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2017

East German Steam in the 1970s by George Woods East German Steam in the 1970s

A fascinating collection of photos of steam behind the iron curtain in the 1970s.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/12/2017

Other books in this genre

Peppercorn's Pacifics by Peter Tuffrey Peppercorn's Pacifics

A remarkable collection featuring rare colour and black and white images that documents this most popular class of locomotive.
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/10/2017

The Llangollen Railway Recollections by Alan Price The Llangollen Railway Recollections

Todays beautifully scenic LLangollen Railway runs over a ten mile section of the former Ruabon Junction to Barmouth route that was absorbed into the Great Western Railway in 1877. The current day section of the heritage line runs from Llangollen...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/10/2017

Departmental Locomotives, Units and Coaching Stock by Rich Mackin Departmental Locomotives, Units and Coaching Stock

Rich Makin celebrates the unsung heroes of the railway network - departmental locomotives, units and coaching stock.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

The End of Midland Steam in the North West by George Woods The End of Midland Steam in the North West

George Wood's terrific collection of photographs of the final years of steam locomotives and trains in north-west England.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Southern Region Through the 1960s Year by Year by Michael Hymans Southern Region Through the 1960s Year by Year

A year-by-year journey through Southern Region in the 1960s.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Signalling and Signal Boxes along the NER Routes Vol. 2 Durham, Northumberland and Cumbria by Allen Jackson Signalling and Signal Boxes along the NER Routes Vol. 2 Durham, Northumberland and Cumbria

Allen Jackson explores signalling along the NER, formerly part of the LNER.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Scottish Traction by Colin J. Howat Scottish Traction

Colin J. Howat looks at traction around Scotland.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

The Great Railway Stations of Paris by Michael Patterson The Great Railway Stations of Paris

Michael Patterson examines the great railway stations of Paris.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Barry Scrapyard by Keith W. Platt Barry Scrapyard

A fascinating collection of rare and unpublished photographs of the iconic Barry Scrapyard.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Edwardian Railways in Postcards by John Hannavy Edwardian Railways in Postcards


Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2017

Britain's Bizarre Railways by Robin Jones Britain's Bizarre Railways


Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2017

Devon and Cornwall The Class 47 Years Class 47 A West Country symposium by Bernard Mills Devon and Cornwall The Class 47 Years Class 47 A West Country symposium

A book of 180 colour photographs with detailed captions and text depicting the Class 47 locomotive in Devon and Cornwall from their introduction in the 1960s through their heyday to an unforgettable final year in front line service.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

Railways and Industry in the Western Valley Aberbeeg to Brynmawr and Ebbw Vale by John Hodge Railways and Industry in the Western Valley Aberbeeg to Brynmawr and Ebbw Vale

This volume takes the Western Valley line from Aberbeeg to Ebbw Vale, taking in the coal and steel industry, which was served by the railway.
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Hereford Locomotive Shed Engines and Train Workings by Steve Bartlett Hereford Locomotive Shed Engines and Train Workings

Records the shed's story for posterity
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Great Western Steam The Railway Photographs of R.J. (Ron) Buckley by Brian J. Dickson Great Western Steam The Railway Photographs of R.J. (Ron) Buckley

Ron Buckley's photographs show the changing scene throughout the GWR and its successor, the Western Region of BR, from the mid-1930s until the end of main line steam in the 1960s.
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/10/2017

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