The committee feels that it is time that the Society moved with the times and placed its sales stock on its website so that anyone can make purchases, not just members at meetings and visitors at sales events. Therefore you will find a list of books which we have for sale, many at discounted prices. All our books are new, not secondhand, and any defects are mentioned in the descriptions. For most titles there is only one copy available. Additional titles will be added continuously.
We have arranged that payment can be made via PayPal, where the Society has opened an account. You do not need to have a PayPal account yourself but can use the system to pay using your own credit card. Books will be sent for a flat fee of 50p to UK addresses (£1 for large heavy books). For overseas sales please send a message to the Secretary using the following link to obtain a postage quotation.
BRITISH STEAM Books
Profile of the Duchesses
Hardback A4 80 pages black and white photographs. A slight scuff mark on the top front cover hence the low price.
Irish Railway Photographers Smoke Amidst the Drumlins
Landscape pictorial book (24 x 20.2 cm) perfect bound in good condition but offered at less than half cover price. 64 pages, black and white photographs of the Cavan and Leitrim narrow gauge railway in the 1950s.
Irish Railway Photographers The Swilly and The Wee Donegal
Landscape pictorial book (24 x 20.2 cm) perfect bound in good condition but offered at less than half cover price. 64 pages, black and white photographs of the Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway and the County Donegal Railways Joint Committee.
ISLE OF MAN Books
Manx Transport Review No. 95 Spring/Summer 2016
Published by the Manx Electric Railway Society. It covers all aspects of road, rail, sea and air transport on the island. (see Book Reviews on this website.)
LONDON RAILWAY RECORD
London Railway Record, July 2016
Paperback. Contents: Station for Fairlop Airport, LT Station Gardens, Lillie Bridge part 3 and Clapham Junction part 2
London Railway Record, October 2016
Paperback. Contents: Peckham - Sutton Line Stations, Stepney East part two, Black Horse Road, Drayton Park
London Railway Record, January 2017
Paperback. Contents: Blackheath, Feltham Snow, Camden to Kingsland Before Quadrupling
London Railway Record, April 2017
Paperback. Contents: 1860s Metropolitan Railway Stations, part 1, London's Last Goods Sheds, T&FG Signalmen, Wimbledon Rebuilt and Last DMUs from Loughton.
London Railway Record, July 2017
Paperback. Contents: The Early Years of the North London: Hampstead Road to Camden Town, Upton Park, The 1974 Channel Tunnel Rail Link, Old Ford 1979.
LONDON UNDERGROUND Books
Bright Underground Spaces - The Railway Stations of Charles Holden
Hardback, 22cm x 28cm, 192 pages, published in 2008. Fine history of the station buildings of the 1930s designed by Charles Holden, fully illustrated with mostly black and white photos and drawings.
Eastern Main Lines
Hexham to Carlisle
Hardback. Includes the Alston and Brampton Branches.
Ipswich to Diss
Hardback. Includes the Eye branch.
Ipswich to Saxmundham
Hardback. Includes the Branch Line to Framlingham.
Newcastle to Hexham
Hardback. Includes the Allendale Branch.
Peterborough to Lincoln
Hardback. Includes the Navenby Route.
Shenfield to Ipswich
Hardback. Covers the main line between Shenfield and Ipswich (but no branches - see Branch Lines to Harwich and Hadleigh).
Midland Main Lines
Birmingham to Tamworth and Nuneaton
Hardback. Covers the complex junctions and diverse industries in the eastern area of Birmingham.
Marylebone to Rickmansworth
Hardback. Includes the Watford branch.
St. Albans to Bedford
Hardback. Includes the Hemel Hempstead branch.
Scottish Main Lines
Berwick to Drem
Hardback. Includes the Eyemouth and North Berwick branches.
Western Main Lines
Cardiff to Swansea
Hardback. Includes the Cowbridge and Porthcawl branches.
Didcot to Banbury
Hardback. Including the Abingdon and Blenheim & Woodstock branches.
Ludlow to Hereford
Hardback. Includes the Kington and Presteign branches.
Moreton-in-Marsh to Worcester
Hardback. This covers the northern part of the line from Oxford to Worcester and includes the Long Marston MoD branch.
Newbury to Westbury
Hardback. Including the Marlborough Branch.
Princes Risborough to Banbury
Hardback. This route formed part of the GWR's direct link between the Midlands and London.
Reading to Didcot
Hardback. Including the Wallingford Branch.
St. Austell to Penzance
Hardback. Covers the western extremity of the G.W.R. main line.
Swindon to Newport
Hardback. Covers the former G.W.R. route via the Severn Tunnel.
Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury
Hardback. Includes the Kingswinford branch.
Branch line titles
Branch Lines to Bartlow
Hardback. It covers the lines from the Colne Valley, Shelford and Audley End.
Branch Lines around Chard and Yeovil
Hardback. covers lines from Taunton, Durston and Castle Cary.
Branch Lines to Harwich and Hadleigh
Hardback. Covers the ex-Great Eastern Railway branch lines in detail.
Branch Line to Kingsbridge
Hardback. The Primrose Line in Devon.
Branch Line to Lynton
Hardback. Published in 1992 but now currently out of print at Middleton Press.
Branch Lines to Southend and Southminster
Hardback. Covers the important commuter route to Southend Victoria and the branches to Southminster and Maldon East via Maldon West.
Branch Lines to Sudbury
Hardback. It includes the lines from Marks Tey, Haverhill and Bury St. Edmunds.
Branch Lines Around Wroxham
Hardback. It covers the ex-GER lines from Norwich Thorpe to North Walsham and from Wroxham to County School. It also features the newly built miniature Bure Valley Railway.
Country Railway Routes
Craven Arms to Llandeilo
Hardback. The ex-LNWR Heart of Wales Line.
Peterborough to King's Lynn
Hardback. Part of the M&GN.
Tivetshall to Beccles
The Waveney Valley Line in Norfolk and Suffolk.
Great Railway Eras
Festiniog, 50 Years of Enterprise
Hardback. Illustrates the transition from dereliction to a top tourist attraction.
Yeovil, 50 Years of Change
Hardback. Features the last half century of alterations to the complex of junctions and to the types of trains.
Northern France Narrow Gauge
Hardback. December 2008 reprint. It covers the principal lines past and present including Decauville and the 60cm Gauge, Tramway de Pithiviers à Toury, Metre Gauge in Brittany and elsewhere plus much more.This book is currently out of stock at Middleton Press.
Steaming Through West Hants
Hardback. Published in 1989 but currently out of stock at Middleton Press.
Triumphant Tramways of England
Hardback. A celebration of the six English modern tramway systems. It covers Blackpool, Croydon, Manchester, Midland Metro, Nottingham and Sheffield. All colour album. Out of print at Middleton Press.
Cardiff to Dowlais (Cae Harris)
Hardback. The book covers much of the former Rhymney Railway plus the remnant of the Cardiff Railway. It includes the Coryton and Aber branches.
Cardiff to Pontypridd
Hardback. The book covers not only the main route but all the other lines to the Taff Vale.
Pontypridd to Port Talbot
Hardback. It covers the main Rhondda line plus the branch to Maerdy.
Rhymney and New Tredegar Lines
Hardback. It covers the lines from Ystrad Mynach to Rhymney Bridge and from Pengam to New Tredegar.
NARROW GAUGE Books
The Welsh Narrow Gauge in Colour
Hardback, landscape format, 24cm x 19cm, 80 pages, full colour album published in 1993.
The Aldeburgh Branch
A5 card covers (tiny amount of warping hence the reduced price) LP236. Full history of this Suffolk branch line which is still partly open today to serve Sizewell power station.
The Axminster & Lyme Regis Light Railway
A5 format card covers OL160. Complete history of the line linking Axminster on the LSWR main line in Devon to Lyme Regis on the Dorset coast.
The Bishop's Stortford, Dunmow and Braintree Branch
A5 format card covers LP235. Very thorough history of this now closed line, 352 pages.
The Davington Light Railway
A5 format card covers LP40 2nd edition. The story of the narrow gauge (3ft 3in) light railway built during the First World War in Kent.
The Lampeter, Aberayron and New Quay Light Railway
A5 format card covers LP191. The history of this branch line in west Wales.
The Lincolnshire Potato Railways
A5 format card covers LP163 Second Revised Edition 2005. Very detailed history of these narrow gauge farming lines.
The Mellis & Eye Railway
A5 format card covers LP123 Second enlarged edition 2012. History by Peter Paye of the shortest line in East Anglia with a passenger service.
The Mid-Suffolk Light Railway
A5 format Linson cover LP22 Third edition 1997. A history of this Suffolk byway. This title is now Out of Print.
Rails to Achill
A5 format card covers LP222, very minor scuffs to the corners hence the reduced price. The history of this West of Ireland branch line in County Mayo.
Branch Lines to Ramsey
A5 format Linson cover LP157. The history of the two branch lines to this Fenland town.
Sir Nigel Gresley
A5 format card covers OL118. The Engineer and his Family.
Scottish Transport No. 52
Card cover, slightly soiled hence the low price, 48 pages A5. The 2000 edition of the Annual Magazine of the Scottish Tramway and Transport Society featuring 100 Years of Glasgow Tram 812, Glasgow car 16, Edinburgh bus preservation, and others.
Scottish Transport No. 57
Card cover, slightly soiled hence the low price, 56 pages A5. The 2005 edition of the Annual Magazine of the Scottish Tramway and Transport Society featuring The Westwell Years, Major Subway Upgrade, and others.
Scottish Transport No. 60
Card cover, 48 pages A5. The 2008 edition of the Annual Magazine of the Scottish Tramway and Transport Society featuring Glasgow's Coronation Trams and a Pictorial Tribute to Aberdeen's Trams, and others.
Scottish Transport No. 61
Card cover, 48 pages A5. The 2009 edition of the Annual Magazine of the Scottish Tramway and Transport Society featuring An Edinburgh Survivor (restored tram 23) and Tramway Modelling, and others.
Scottish Transport No. 67
Card cover48 pages, A5. The 2015 edition of the Annual Magazine of the Scottish Tramway and Transport Society featuring Edinburgh and Glasgow trams, old and new, The Borders Railway Newcraighall to Tweedbank, First ScotRail, and others.
Scottish Transport No. 68
Card cover, 48 pages A5. The 2016 edition of the Annual Magazine of the Scottish Tramway and Transport Society featuring Glasgow's ex-Paisley trams, The Only Double-deck Cable Tram in the World, Narrow-gauge Scottish Gasworks Locomotives, and others.
Scottish Transport No. 69
Card cover, 56 pages A5. The 2017 edition of the Annual Magazine of the Scottish Tramway and Transport Society featuring A Paisley Boyhood with Trams, Northern Roadways, Family Picnic - 1940s Style, Getting to Waterloo Street, The Glasgow Tramcar (Some mysteries finally solved) and others.
Scottish Transport No. 70
Card cover, 60 pages A5. The 2018 edition of the Annual Magazine of the Scottish Tramway and Transport Society featuring Edinburgh - Builds, Rebuilds and Rebodies, Scotland's Island Tramroads, Model Trams and Exhibition Layouts, Glasgow Night Trams, A Day Out - Dundee 1952 and others.
SOUTH ANGLIA PRODUCTIONS
East Anglian Steam in the Thirties and Forties
Card cover with illustrations, 40 pages, each page has one full landscape photograph, published in 1996. Three copies available.
East Anglian Steam Number Three
Card cover with illustrations, 40 pages, each page has one full landscape photograph. Photos date between 1947 and 1968 with one in 1973 (preserved Green Arrow), published in 1995. The cover spine has narrow bleaching of the orange cover colour, just visible in the above illustration. Three copies available.
East Anglian Steam Number Four
Card cover with illustrations, 40 pages, each page has one full landscape photograph. Photos date between 1947 and 1968, published in 1995. Three copies available.
East Anglian Steam Special Edition: The B12's
Card cover with illustrations, 40 pages, all but three pages have one full landscape photograph. Photos are mainly in the British Railways era with a couple in LNER days, published in 1996. Three copies available.
Visions of East Anglian Steam Number One
Card cover with illustrations, 40 pages, each page has one full landscape photograph. Most photos date from the 1950s, published in 1998. Four copies available.
The SOUTHERN WAY
Southern Way issue 35
Includes, amongst others, Charles Anderson - From LBSCR to BR, part 4, The Mid-Kent Railway, part 1, Southern Camping Coaches, part 2: 1948-1967, The Salisbury Goods.
Southern Way issue 36
Includes, amongst others, Hither Green Firebox Collapse, The Mid-Kent Railway, part 2, The Greenwich Park branch.
Hardback. Printed on glossy paper and produced by the Birmingham Transport Historical Group. It contains black and white photographs taken by William Arthur Camwell between 1934 and 1973, mostly of trams in the Birmingham area. There is a very small dent on the back cover hence the reduced price.
The Railways and Tramways of Hong Kong
Published in April 1998 by Wilfred F. Simms, card covers, 64 pages A5, fully illustrated in black and white, with maps, stock lists, historic and preservation details.
The Great Orme Tramway
Published in 2003 by Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, card covers perfect bound, 112 pages A5, the history of the tramway which climbs the Great Orme headland in Llandudno, north Wales.
The Heyday of Blackpool's Trams
Hardback, landscape format, 24.5cm x 19cm, published in 1996 by Ian Allan Publishing. Full colour photo album of Blackpool's trams. Offered at less than half price.
The Heyday of the Tram
Hardback, landscape format, 24.5cm x 19cm, published in 1992 by Ian Allan Publishing. Full colour photo album of British trams. Offered at less than half-price.
Manchester's Little Tram
Card covers, 16.5cm x 24.2cm, 44 pages, third edition March 1990, published by the Manchester Transport Museum Society. It describes the history of route 53 in north Manchester and includes a fold-out track map.
Trams Beside the Seaside
Published in 2004 by Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, card covers perfect bound, 96 pages A5, covers the story of the Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Electric Railway, in north Wales.
The Tramways of the South Midlands
A5 format, card covers (slightly soiled hence the reduced price), 52 pages, published by the Light Rail Transit Association as booklet eight in the series of booklets republishing chapters from the out of print Great British Tramway Networks.