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

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