Edward Talbot
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Author/compiler who has a gift for assembling photographs mainly relating to the products of Crewe Works and the works as such in a clear and coherent manner

The Coronation Scot, the streamlined era on the LMS. 2002.
The train, the locomotives and the carriages, and the whole venture of the LMS into streamlining.

Crewe Works in the age of steam: a pictorial tribute.. Poole: Oxford Publishing Co., 1987. 213 illus
Well recommended by "SDW", but reviewed under cover title rather than that on title-page (Backtrack, 16, page 44): pages are not numbered, but plates (i.e. individual photographs

Crewe Works narrow gauge system with Clive Taylor. 2nd edition, 2005. 64pp. 
Originally published as Portfolio No. 5 in 1986. Includes photographs and plans of the Works.

An illustrated history of LNWR engines. Shepperton: Oxford Publishing, 1985. 333pp. 152 figs., 519 illus.

LMS power: the 'Coronation' class. Gnosall: Edward Talbot, 2011

The LNWR recalled: collected writings and observations on the London & North Western Railway. Poole: Oxford Publishing Co., 1987. 191pp. 89 illus.
Greatly recommended in Rly Wld, 1987, 48, 594

A London & North Western Railway engineman at work: the Diary of Thomas Baron 1855 - 1862. with Harry Jack. London & North Western Railway Society, 2019

The London & North Western Railway eight-coupled goods engines. Gnosall: Edward Talbot, 2002. 268pp. 288 plates. 36 diagrs.
This is an excellent book which complements the earlier Illustrated history. The book chapters cover: the Webb compound era; the Whale programme of simplification; the Bowen Cooke and Beames application of superheating; the LMS and British Railways periods when locomotives were still being enhanced; tenders; allocations aqnd work; a description of footplate work on the Super Ds by Harold Walkeley; the eight-couupled tank engines and the MM or ROD 2-8-0s.

A pictorial record of British Railways Standard steam locomotives.  Poole: OPC, 1982. 241 illus.
Phil Atkins (review Backtrack 14 page 554) considered this to be an excellent book: although the book is in portrait format the illustrations and diagrams are presnted in landscape format with the usual difficulty of page turning, etc..