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George Ottley told KPJ that the Oakwood Press began life in a suburban garage (in Sidcup). Its early products were characterized by their plain grey cardboard covers and their high standard of printing and paper as illustrated above. The main participant was Kidner, and he was aided by Michael Robbins. The high standards set by this publisher have been spoilt to some extent by certain of the limitations of Chacksfield's output. The bibliographical record in spite of Ottley is poor: there is no index of Locomotion Papers in Ottley, for instance (as KPJ grows older and fears less a further encounter with George he stands less in awe of his master and is more ready to accept that he did make some mistakes in overall strategy..

The origins of Oakwood Press go back to 1931 when R. Michael Robbins, a 16-year-old schoolboy at Westminster School, started to publish a quarterly railway magazine entitled Locomotion. He was soon joined by Roger W. Kidner and the magazine was issued as a modest duplicated affair and ran until September 1934. From then on, the cover and photographic section were properly printed on a machine purchased and operated by Roger. The 'works' being a garden shed at his home in Sidcup, Kent. From March 1936 the magazine was printed by a comercial printer and continued to improve, until world War II stopped publication. Meanwhile it had been decided to exand into book publishing; at that time there had only been a handful of railway books published and the market was unknown. The first title chosen was The Lynton and Barnstaple Railway by L.T. Catchpole. This railway had closed in Autumn 1935 and the book was timely released in March 1936. Only 250 copies were printed as no great demand was expected; however, a reprint was needed by May of the same year, and the book has been reprinted numerous times since. The next titles to emerge from Oakwood were The North London Railway by M. Robbins, The Taff Vale Railway by D.S.M. Barrie and The Hull and Barnsley Railway by Dr. G.D. Parkes, plus the very informative eight parts of The Light Railway Handbook by Roger Kidner. Then came the war, the Press was to be out of action for about seven years. Post-war, paper rationing was strict and the allocation for the Oakwood Press extremely small, however, a few new titles and reprints were released in 1946. It was decided not to restart the magazine, but to convert it to occasional small books on subjects not covered elsewhere, called 'Locomotion Papers' (LPs). The first was by the well-known railway historian George Dow, The Alford and Sutton Tramway. The Oakwood Library of Railway History series, known as 'OLs', restarted agin in early 1947 with The Maryport and Carlisle Railway by Jack Simmons. Several more were produced until Michael Robbins (on taking up a position with London Transport) was required to relinquish editorship of the series, which for the next 35 years was edited by Roger Kidner. By the time advancing age made a transfer to younger hands necessary, 65 'Oakwood Library' railway histories, 153 'Locomotion Papers', and well over 100 other titles had been published. The latter included the series of large and detailed books on Welsh narrow gauge railways by J.I.C. Boyd, the first of which was published in 1949 and can be said to have begun the practice of publishing really deeply researched works into the history and equipment of the smaller railways and companies.
This listing is far from complete and tracing titles in the former BLPC was very difficult: now impossible. KPJ suspects that not even the Press knows what it has published! The Locomotion Papers are more like a recycling bin

Mullarkey has now changed all of this

Puzzles
In what series was C.E.J. Fryer's History of slipping and slip coaches published c1997?: copies in Hampshire County Library.


Boyd, J.I.C.
The Festiniog Railway: a history of the narrow gauge railway connecting the slate quarries of Blaenau Festiniog with Portmadoc, North Wales. 1956/59. 2v.
A very major work, which like many such works, gradually evolved from earlier studies: the Foreword to the Second Edition (reproduced in the Third Edition) notes that "Looking backwards I [JICB] find it difficult to appreciate the enormous drawbacks under which the First Edition of this volume was prepared. The then proprietors of the Festiniog Railway (not without good reason) had wearied of, and finally had become antagonistic towards, seekers of information as to their Company..." Ottley 5708.
The Isle of Man Railway: a history of the Isle of Man Railway and the former Manx Northern Railway... 1962.
Ottley 1910.
Narrow gauge railways in South Caernarvonshire. Lingfield: Oakwood Press, 1972. 381pp. 56 plates
Ottley 9718
Narrow gauge rails to Portmadoc: a historical survey of the Festiniog-Welsh Highland Railway and its ancillaries. Oakwood, 1949.
Boyd is an obvious candidate for the authorship section as he was one of the most meticulous reserachres and writers on narrow gauge railways in Wales. Ottley 1616.
Narrow gauge rails in Mid-Wales: a historical survey of the narrow gauge railways in Mid-Wales. South Godstone (Surrey), Oakwood Press, 1952. 146 p. + 45 plates. 101 illus., 6 tables., 18 plans. 11 maps. Bibliog

Kidner, R.W.
The development of the railway locomotive, 1880-1946 (1946) in A short history of mechanical traction and travel. v. II: Rail. Chislehurst (Kent),Oakwood Press, 1947. [vi] 150 p. + front. + 39 plates. 354 illus. (incl. 260 thumb-nail skitches). Bibliogs.
Loco. Rly Carr. Wagon Rev., 1947, 53, 113 observations.
Light and narrow gauge locomotives [cover title]. Lingfield (Surrey), Oakwood Press, 3rd ed. [19 1. 32 p. 44 illus., table. (Light railway handbooks, No. 8).
Includes Ireland.
The light railway handbook a collected edition including—i. Standard gauge light railways. 2. Narrow gauge railways of Wales. 3. Narrow gauge railways of England. 4. Narrow gauge railways of Ireland. 7. Mineral railways. 8. Light and narrow gauge locomotives [cover-title]. [Oakwood Press], [196 1, Various pagination, 371 illus., (incl. 214 thumb-nail sketches), table, 70 maps. Bibliogs.
The light railway handbook. [Lingfield (Surrey)] , Oakwood Press, 5th collected ed., 1965. 56, N48, l28p. + 16 plates. 301 illus. (incl 130 thumb-nail sketches), tables, 61 maps. Bibliogs.
Multiple unit trains, railmotors and tramways, 1829-1947 in A short history of mechanical traction and travel. v. II: Rail. Chislehurst (Kent),Oakwood Press, 1947. [vi] 150 p. + front. + 39 plates. 354 illus. (incl. 260 thumb-nail skitches). Bibliogs.
The main reference consists of four separate works, most of which (but not this part) were also published separately. This part (pp. 107-50) has its own bibliography.
The railcar, 1847-1937. Sidcup (Kent), Oakwood Press, 1939. 65 p. + 6 plates. 116 illus. (incl. 99 thumb-nail sketches), 7 tables.
includes a chapter on Sentinel and other steam geared railcars.
A short history of mechanical traction and travel. v. 2. Rail. Chislehurst (Kent), Oakwood Press, 1947. [vi], 150 p. + front.+ 39 plates. 350 illus. (incl. 260 thumb-nail sketches). Bibliog.
A collection of four separate works. Most were also published separately, viz: The early history of the railway locomotive, 1804-1879 (1946); The development of the railway locomotive, 1880-1946 (1946), The railway carriage, 1825-1946 (1946); and The multiple unit trains, railmotors & tramoars, 1829-1947. The thumb-nail sketches are poorly executed.

Rimmer, Alan. Testing times at Derby: a 'privileged' view of steam.  Usk: Oakwood, 2004. 120pp.
First published in Locomotives, Large and Small

Locomotion Papers

Kidner, R.W. Steam lorry.  Lingfield. 1956. 28pp. (Locomotion papers, No. 3).
Harrington, J L. Channel Tunnel and ferry. South Godstone: 1949. 18pp.. (Locomotion papers, No. 4).
Kidner, R.W. The London tramcar, 1861-1951. South Godstone: 1951.. 46pp. (Locomotion papers, No. 7).
Gillford, F.W. The traction engine. 1952. 36pp. (Locomotion Papers No. 8)
Kidner, R.W. The development of the railcar. South Godstone: 1958. 56pp. (Locomotion papers, No. 12).
Oates, G. The Axholme Joint Railway. Lingfield (Surrey), Oakwood Press, 1961. liii , 26 p. + 4 plates. 17 illus., map. Bibliog. (Locomotion papers, No. 16).
Fayle, H. and Newham, A.T. The Dublin & Blessington Steam Tramway. Lingfield. 1963. 32pp. (Locomotion papers No. 20)
Price, M.R.C. The Cleobury Mortimer & Ditton Priors Light Railway. Lingfield, 1963. 27pp. (Locomotion Papers No.21)
also 1995 edition with 88pp
Comfort, N.A. The Mid-Suffolk Light Railway. Oxford: Oakwood Press, new ed. 1986. 120 p. (Locomotion papers No.22)
Originally published 1965: quadrupled in size: extensive bibliography
Rush, R.W. and Price, M.R.C. The Garstang & Knott End Railway. Lingfield, 1964. 70pp. (Locomotion papers No.23)
Newham, A.T. The Schull and Skibbereen Tramway and Light Railway. [Lingfield (Surrey)], Oakwood Press, 1964. 32 p. + 8 plates. 16 illus., diagr., 2 plans, map. (Locomotion papers, No. 24).
Price, M.R.C. The Lambourn Valley Railway. Oakwood. 1962 (Locomotion Papers No. 32)
Newham, A.T. The Listowell & Ballybunion Railway. [1967]. (Locomotion papers, No. 33)
Kidner, R.W. The Dartford Loop line, 1866-1966. Lingfield, 1966. 23pp. (Locomotion Papers. No. 34).
Kidner, R.W. The Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway. (Locomotion Papers No. 35). 34pp.
Reviewed by MJ in Rly Wld, 1967, 28, 357
P. Butler et al. in Very Good condition published by Oakwood Press in 1969. The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway [Locomotion Papers No. 44]
Farr. A.D. Campbeltown & Machrihanish Light Railway. Lingfield:, 1969 (Locomotion Papers No. 45)
Ottley 9453
Perryman, A.C. Life at Brighton Works, 1928-1936. Lingfield: Oakwood, 1972. (Locomotion Papers No. 54).
Garrett, Stephen The Kent and East Sussex Railway. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oakwood Press, 1987. 104pp. (Locomotion Papers 56)
Kidner, R.W. The Oxted line. Lingfield: 1972. 40pp. (Locomotion Papers, No. 58).
Leleux, S.A. Brooke's industrial railway. Lingfield: Oakwood, 1972. (Locomotion Papers No. 63).
Ottley 10116.
Perryman, A.C. The 'Brighton Baltics'. Lingfield: 1973. (Locomotion Papers No. 64).
Hooker, Charles E. My seventy years with traction engines. 1973 (Locomotion Papers No. 67).
Gould, D. Westerham Valley Railway. Lingfield: 1974. 40pp. (Locomotion Papers  No. 72).
Kidner, R.W. The Reading to Tonbridge line. Lingfield: 1974. 70pp. (Locomotion Papers. No. 79).
Brewster, David Edward. Motor buses in East Anglia 1901-1931. 1974. (Locomotion papers No. .80)
Casserley, H.C. The Lickey Incline. Tarrant Hinton, 1976. 34pp. (Locomotion Papers No. 91).
Ottley 12356
Kidner, R.W. Southern Railway branch lines in the thirties. Tarrant Hinton: 1976. 72pp. (Locomotion Papers No. 93).
Civil, A. and Baker, A.C. Fireless locomotives: being a history of all British built examples with notes on the general history of the type and its principles of operation. Tarrant Hinton, 1976. 94pp. (Locomotion Papers No. 97).
Ottley 10481.
Rowledge, J.W.P.  The Maunsell Moguls. Tarrant Hinton, 1976.  64pp. (Locomotion Papers No. 99).
Devereux, C.M. Railways to Sevenoaks. Tarrant Hinton: 1977. 60pp. (Locomotion Papers No. 102).
Kidner, R.W. The North Kent line. Tarrant Hinton: 1977. 62pp. (Locomotion Papers No. 103).
Maggs, C. and Paye, P. The Sidmouth, Seaton and Lyme Regis branches. Tarrant Hinton: 1977. 66pp. (Locomotion Papers, No. 107).
Owen. N. The Tattenham Corner branch. Tarrant Hinton: 1978. 32pp. (Locomotion Papers, No. 108).
Kidner, R.W. Service stock of the Southern Railway. its constituents and B.R. Southern Region. Tarrant Hinton: 1980. 66pp. (Locomotion Papers. No. 124). pp. 66;
Course, Edwin. The Bexleyheath line. Trowbridge, 1981. 40pp. (Locomotion Papers No. 130).
Gould, David. The South Eastern & Chatham Railway in the 1914-18 War. Trowbridge, 1981. 55pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 134).
Handley, Brian M. The Wye Valley Railway. Oxford, 1988. 40pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 137).
Motive power was not very exciting: 517, 14XX, 1076, 75XX, 64XX and GWR railcars, both steam and diesel.
Dawson, Ian K. The Findhorn railway. Trowbridge, 1983. (Locomotion Paper No. 141)
Ottley 17575
Kirkby, J.R.W. The Banstead & Epsom Downs railway, Trowbridge, 1983. 46pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 145)
Thrower, W. Rayner. The Great Northern main line. Trowbridge, 1984. 46pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 148)
Goode, C.T. The Hertford loop line. Trowbridge, 1984. 48pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 149)
Ottley 17710 claims inaccurate: see Rly Wld, 1985, 46, 16.
Ludlam, A.J.  The Spilsby to Firsby Railway. Oxford, 1985. 52pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 154)
Gotheridge, I. The Corringham Light Railway. (Locomotion Paper No. 155)
Ottley 17540
Ludlam, A.J.  The Louth, Mablethorpe and Willoughby loop. Oxford, 1987. 64pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 162)
Hoole, Ken. The North Eastern electrics and the history of the Tyneside electric pssenger services (1904-67). Oxford, 1987. 40pp. (Locomotion Papers No. 165).
Hoole, Ken. The electric locomotives of the North Eastern Railway. Oxford, 1988. 40pp. (Locomotion Papers No. 167).
Ludlam, A.J.  The R.A.F. Cranwell Railway. Oxford, 1988. 64pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 169)
Mountford, E.R. The U.S.A. 756th R.S.B. (Railay Shop Battalion) at Newport (Ebbw Junction). Oxford: 1989. 48pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 170)
Waring, Roy. The Leeds New Line: the Heaton Lodge and Wortley Railway. Oxford: 1989. 96pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 171)
Jenkins, S.C. and Pomroy, L.J. The Moretonhampstead and South Devon Railway. Oxford: 1989. 120pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 173)
Jenkins, Stanley C. The Watford to St Albans branch. Oxford: 1990. 96pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 177)
Jenkins, S.C. The Leek and Manifold Light Railway. Oxford: 1991. 104pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 179)
Ottley 18092
Jenkins, Stanley. The Helston branch. Usk (2011 edition; first published 1992 (Locomotion Paper No. 184)
Reviewed Archive 72 page 32
Fryer, C.E.J. The Girvan & Portpatrick Junction Railway. Oxford, 1994. 72pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 188)
Ludlam, A.J. The Lincolnshire Loop Line (G.N.R.) and the River Witham. Oxford, 1995. 160pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 190)
Woodward, Sue and Woodward, Geoff. The Harpenden to Hemel Hempstead railway : the Nickey Line. c1996. [Locomotion paper No. 197]
Ludlam, A.J. Railways to New Holland and the Humber ferries. c1996. (Locomotion Paper No. 198)
Fisher, J.N. The Huddersfield and Kirkburton Branch. 1997. (Locomotion Paper No. 202)
R.W. Kidner. Pullman trains in Britain (Locomotion Paper No. 210)

Oakwood Library of Railway History

Robbins, M. The North London Railway. South Godstone. 4th ed. 1959 (1953). 29 pp. (Oakwood library of railway history. No. 1).
First published 1937.
Barrie, D.S. The Taff Vale Railway. Sidcup, 1939.  35pp. (Oakwood library of railway history. No. 2).
2nd ed. 1950
Parkes, G.D. The Hull & Barnsley Railway. Chislehurst (Kent), Oakwood Press, 1946. [iv], 25 p. + front. + 4 plates. 9 illus., map. Bibliog. (Oakwood Library of railway history: No.3).
This small monograph is exceptionally thorough and detailed: 2nd ed., 1959.  No change in the text, but a revised preface and illustrations.
Griffiths, R.P. The Cheshire Lines Railway. South Godstone (Surrey), Oakwood Press, 1947. iv, 57 p. + front. + 10 plates. 14 illus., 2 tables, 6 maps. Bibliog. (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 5).
Barrie, D.S. and Clinker, C.R. The Somerset & Dorset Railway. [Lingfield (Surrey)] , Oakwood Press, [1959?], 3rd ed. 1978 [ii] , 76 p. + 16 plates. 42 illus.,diagr., tables, map. Bibliog. (Oakwood library of railway history No. 6).
Revised edition was shorter: 51pp.
Baker, C. The Metropolitan Railway. South Godstone (Surrey), Oakwood Press, 1951. [iv], 76 p. + 16 plates. 37 illus.,
9 diagrs., map. Bibliog. (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 7).
Welch, H.D. The London, Tilbury and Southend Railway. 1951. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 8)
An appendix tabulates the leading dimensions of the steam locomotive stock.
Dunn, J.M. Stratford-upon-Avon & Midland Junction Railway. South Godstone: Oakwood Press, 1952.  (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 10.
Ottley 7385
Lascelles, T.S. The City and South London Railway. Lingfield, 1955. 36pp. (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 11)
Dunn, J.M. The Wrexham, Mold & Connah's Quay Railway. Lingfield, 1957. 32pp. (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 14).
Patterson, E.M. The Belfast & County Down Railway. Lingfield: Oakwood Press, 1958. 51pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 15)
Cupit, J. and Taylor, W. The Lancashire, Derbyshire & East Coast Railway. 1966 (reprinted 1984). (Oakwood library of railway history No. 19).
Reviewed by GMK in Rly Wld, 1967, 28, 456
Cheesman, A.J. The Plymouth, Devonport & South Western Junction Railway. Lingfield: 1967. 30pp. (Oakwood library of railway history No. 20).
Anthony, G.H. The Hayle, West Cornwall and Helston railways. Lingfield: 1968. 71pp. (Oakwood library of railway history No. 21).
Kendall, H.G. The Plymouth & Dartmoor Railway and its fore-runners. with additional research by R.J. Sellick. Lingfield: 1968.  100pp.(Oakwood library of railway history  No. 23).
Dunn, J.M. The Chester & Holyhead Railway. South Godstone: 1948. 60pp. (Oakwood library of railway history No. 25).
Maggs, Colin The Bristol & Gloucester Railway. Lingfield: Oakwood, 1969. 66pp. (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 26).
Maxted, I. The Canterbury & Whitstable Railway. Lingfield: 1970. 35pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 27).
Parker, Norman. The Preston and Longridge Railway. 1972. (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 30).
Info from Hampshire County Library OPAC
Dixon, Frank. The Manchester South Junction & Altringham Railway. 1994. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 34)
Rush, R.W. The Furness Railway, 1843-1923. Lingfield: Oakwood Press, 1973 (Oakwood Library of Railway History No, 35). 113pp.
Supplement: Furness Railway locomotives and rolling stock. 1973. 64pp.
Tattersall, W. David. The Bolton, Blackburn, Clitheroe & West Yorkshire Railway. Lingfield.. Oakwood Press, 1973. (Oakwood library of railway history No. 36)
Catchpole, L.T. The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway. South Godstone (Surrey), Oakwood Press, 4th ed. 1949. [iv] ,35 p. + col. front. + 12 plates. 24 illus., diagr. 9 plans, map. (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 51). First published in 1936.
Review in Locomotive Mag., 1936, 42, 302.
Kidner, R.W. The London, Chattham and Dover Railway. South Godstone, 1952. 42pp. (Oakwood library of railway history No.52).
Kidner, R.W. The South Eastern Railway and the S.E.&C.R. South Godstone, 1953. 51pp. (Oakwood library of railway history No.53).
Robbins, M. The Isle of Wight Railways. South Godstone, 1953. [ii] ,37 p. + 16 plates. 41 illus., (incl. line drawing : s. el) 12 tables, 2 maps. Bibliog. (Oakwood library of railway history No.54).
Kidner, R.W. The Cambrian Railways. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oakwood Press, 1992. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 55). 208pp.
Nine appendices: one of which documents Cambrian Coast Express; another Cambrian Railways' carriages which survived after 1925. Does not appear to cover sacking of Aston or report by Raven which led to this event.
Barrie, D.S.M. The Brecon & Merthyr Railway. 1957. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 57). pp. 95-150.
Bonsor, N.R.P. The Railways of the Channel Islands. v.1. The Jersey Railway (J.R. & T.) [Lingfield (Surrey)]: Oakwood Press, 1962. [vi], 87 p. + 16 plates. 37 illus., 5 tables, map. (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 58).
Bonsor, N.R.P. The railways of the Channel Islands. v.2. The Jersey Eastern Railway and German occupation lines. Lingfield (Surrey), Oakwood Press, 1965. [ii ,pp. 92-142 (i.e. continued from v.1.) + 12 plates. 30 illus. (incl. 5 thumb-nail sketches), 4 tables, 2 plans, 3 maps. (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 58A).
Highet, Campbell. The Glasgow & South Western Railway. Lingfield: 1963. 92pp. (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 59).
Stiff board covers. Reviewed Rly Wld, 1965, 26, 280.
Jones, P. The Stafford & Uttoxeter Railway. Trowbridge, 1981. 40pp.(Oakwood library of railway history, No. 61).
Cotterall, J.E. West Lancashire Railway. 1982. (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 61).
Additional notes by R.W. Rush

Rush, R.W. The East Lancashire Railway. Oakwood Press, 1983. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 65)
Ottley 18061
Jenkins, Stanley C. The Wells-Next-The-Sea branch : via Wymondham and Dereham. c1988. (Oakwood library of railway history No. 73)
Potts, C.R. The Newton Abbot to Kingswear railway (1844-1948). Oxford, 1989. 218pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History, No. 75)
Jenkins, Stanley C. The Northampton & Banbury Junction Railway. Oxford: Oakwood Press, 1990 (Oakwood Library of Railway History, No. 78)
Kidner, R.W. The Mid-Wales Railway. Usk, 2003 (2nd ed. original 1990) (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 79)
Review: J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2003, 34, 489
Jenkins, Stanley C. The Alston branch. Oxford, 1991. 120pp. (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 80)
Fryer, C.E.J. The Portpatrick and Wigtownshire Railway. Oxford, 1994. 144pp. (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 81)
Ludlam, A.J. The East Lincolnshire Railway. Oxford, 1991. 160pp. (Oakwood library of Railway History, No. 82)
Price, M.R.C. The Llanelly & Mynydd Mawr Railway. Oxford [1992]. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 84)
BLPC verified
Jenkins, Stanley C. The Lynn & Dereham Railway: the Kings Lynn to Norwich line. Oxford, 1993. (Oakwood Library of Railway History, No. 87)
Jackson, David. J.G. Robinson: a lifetime's work. Oxford, 1996. 234pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History, No. 98)
Brotchie, Alan. Wemyss Private Railway.  (Oakwood Library of Railway History, No. 100)
Marshall, Peter. The Scottish Central Railway: Perth to Stirling. 1998. (Oakwood Library of Railway History, No. 105)
Jenkins, B.L. Isle of Portland Railways. 3(?) volumes. 2000. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 106)
Boyd, James I.C. The Schull & Skibbereen Railway. 1999. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 108)
Footnote on page 167 is probably incorrect: suspect that author mis-cited Lowe's reference to North London Tramways to imply that Alford & Sutton was an urban street tramway supplied by Dick Kerr.
Ferguson, Niall. Arbroath and Forfar Railway,the Dundee Direct Line and the Kirriemuir branch. 2000. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 112)
Hatcher, William. The South Shields, Marsden & Whitburn Colliery Railway. Usk. 2002. 128pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 120)
Chacksfield, J.E. The Coey/Cowie brothers: all railwaymen.  Usk: Oakwood, 2003. 176pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 124)
Chacksfield, J.E. The Drummond brothers: a Scottish duo.  Usk: Oakwood, 2005. 168pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 133)
Marx, Klaus. Douglas Earle Marsh: his life and times. 2005. 160pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 134)
Grafton, Peter. Sir Vincent Raven and the North Eastern Railway. 2005. 144pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 137)
Merz is misspelt as Mertz throughout.
Chacksfield, J.E. F.W. Webb: in the right place at the right time. Usk: Oakwood, 2007. 144pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 141)
Marx, Klaus. Lawson Billinton: a career cut short. 2007. 192pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 142)
Jackson, B.L. Castleman's corkscrew including the railways of Bournemouth and associated lines. 2 Volumes (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 144)
Marx, Klaus. Robert Billinton: an engineer under pressure. 2008. 152pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 147)
Shepherd, Ernie. The Atock/Attock family: a worldwide railway engineering dynasty. 2009. 264pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 150)
Paye, Peter. The Wisbech & Upwell Tramway. 240pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 152)
McConnell, David and Rankin, Stuart. Rails to Turnberry and Heads of Ayr: the Maidens & Dunure Light Railway and the Butlin’s branch. Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 155)
See also review and review by Glasgow & Soutjh Western Association
Paye, Peter. The Axminster & Lyme Regis Light Railway. Oakwood Press,  144 pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 160)
Reviewed Archive, 2015 (88) 31

Reminiscences

Lawrence, Curly. 'LBSC' footplate reminiscences at New Cross; compiled by Klaus Marx.  1996. (RS4)
Rimmer, Alan. Testing times at Derby: a 'Privileged' view of steam. 2004. (RS14)
Anthony J. Robinson. Dad had an engine shed: some childhood railway reminiscences of a North Wales shedmaster's son.  2010. 184pp. (RS21)
This is a very moving account of a gifted engineer who was expected to work in dreadful conditions in all hours and whose mother suffered from very poor health. There are reminiscences of his father's meetings with J.M. (Max) Dunn

Series X

Tatlow, Peter. Harrow & Wealdstone: 50 years on, clearing up the aftermath. Usk, 2002. 120pp.
Mullarkey, Terence A.
The Oakwood Press: the first 80 years, 1931-2011: a collectors guide. Usk: Oakwood, 2012. 120pp. (X 100)
This is a relatively inexpensive bibibliography (or is it a publisher's catalogue?) of the output from the Oakwood Press which seemed to exist in a remarkably large number of locations (even this is partly resolved). The illustrations (99% of the covers are illustrated) are terribly small and people wanting further illumination will either have to hope that someone is selling a copy on E-bay (where it is possible to enlarge the thumbnail images) or get a magnifying glass. Having gone to all that trouble to seek out the entire oeuvre it is disappointing that no attempt was made to describe what was between the covers. Furthermore, it might have been better for the publisher, which has already wandered into audio-visual to have ventured into electronic publishing.

Unclassified

Howard Clayton The Duffield Bank and Eaton Railways. Lingfield. 1968. 92pp (X19)
Neither BNB nor Hampshire Public Library list whether this was a Locomotion Paper or Oakwood Library of Railway History

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