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The Bristol & Exeter Railway was one of the pioneering railways that was heavily influenced by the mercurial engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel... more
There is something about the railways of Switzerland that draws the enthusiast towards them. It may be, for example, the sheer splendour of the... more
Confessions of an Amateur Railwayman For countless schoolboys growing up after World War 2 there was but one dream: to drive steam engines on the... more
The Author has been a professional railwayman, but eight years learning the ropes on hundreds of British Railways locomotives gave him the... more
Although railway travel is now amongst the safest forms of transport in the world and,in Britain no passenger has been killed whilst travelling by... more
First published by Ian Allan in 1998, this popular title has been reprinted to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the closure of the Great... more
Scotland’s dramatic mountain landscape has attracted many railway photographers but the most scenic routes, such as the beautiful West Highland... more
Today, Wales is famous for the ‘Great Little Trains of Wales’ but at one time almost every corner of the principality echoed to the sound of steam... more
Few counties offered such a wonderful variety of railway routes and steam motive power as the glorious county of Devon. While the line between... more
This volume contains a beautiful new selection of steam railway views, mostly in colour, taken in Sussex in the 1950s and 1960s.
Lancashire could be described as a county of marked contrasts: from the back-to-back terraced houses which typify some of its towns to the... more
Few counties have suffered as much rationalisation of their railway system as Northamptonshire which, at one time, boasted sixty stations compared... more
Collector's item, landmark in the history of the tour guide, snapshot of Britain in the 1860s – Bradshaw's Handbook deserves a place on the... more
The legendary '4472' - better known as the Flying Scotsman - receives the famous Haynes Manual treatment with the full co-operation of the... more
A beautiful hardback book, featuring outstanding photography including rare colour images of steam locomotives trundling along branch lines all... more
Every A3 illustrated.
A remarkable collection featuring rare colour and black and white images that documents this most popular class of... more
Anthony Burton has travelled from the Highlands of Scotland, to the south west of England in pursuit of his passion for the steam engine in all... more
Mark Smithers has written a number of definitive books and magazine features on the history of locomotive construction and the development of... more
This book is one in the Pen & Sword Transport History imprint in the ‘Locomotive Portfolio’ series and covers the family of two-cylinder 4-6-... more