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VALKOINEN Railway history in drawings
Complete contents listing: e.g. Rocket and Mallard or
Southern Railway Merchant Navy Channel Packet or
Great Western broad gauge North Star or
Windsor Castle or Advance Passenger Train or
Birmingham stations or Waterloo or Edinburgh Waverley
LAST sadly not included — a major fault

Line Societies Liaison Group.
See letter page 190 March Backtrack
Grinling's updated history of the Great Northern is NOT in OTTLEY (nor its Supplements), but is in
the library at King's Lynn, but only for reference such is the state of the Norfolk book collection

A copy of Gourvish History of British Rail is needed to update entry for Sir Peter Allen
Replacement buses NOT suitable FOR AGED & DISABLED
Latest partial update 7 July 2023

Locomotive Magazine
Recent Backtrack articles
Emery J. Gulash American photographer
L & M curious locos
Stirling 8-foot singles

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The name indexes (below) are often helpful
Surnames beginning A-D
Surnames beginning E-J
Surnames beginning K-Q
Surnames beginning R-Z

Locomotive class index
A1X to Z1, also 0F to 9F and 68XX
Individual locomotives
Shannon and St Martin, so far
Corporate name index
Includes names like Sharp Stewart

North British Study Group: latest
Y9 0-4-0STs with tenders
Harry Knox

GS&WR Ireland new book (press to expand)

Backtrack: December 2021:
BackTrack Volume 37: 2023-

Modellers Backtrack
Bob Farmer's Index

George Behrend (luxury trains and Gone with Regret)
Backtrack threw up this strange omission

Railways Archive: very useful website for Ministry of Transport accident reports

Latest Archive (No. 115)
Leith Locomotive Works

Railway World

Last Great Western Railway J.

Ahrons... Huge study, but error prone
C.J. Allen: stop watch No. 1
Phil Atkins... some librarians work in right place to write
James Boyd... a touch of class
George & Andrew Dow
David Maidment
Ossie Nock: the Annie S. Swan of railway lit?
E.A. Phillipson... Locomotive design and more"
Brian Reed
Reed's 150 years
Michael Rutherford
William Yeadon...LNER s upreme expert
Glancey's Giants of steam
Chris Aspinwall on NCC U2 4-4-0 and W class 2-6-0 & who designed them
Wm Pett Ridge
Southern Way No. 13

Locomotive Magazine project

F. Moore: artist
John Kitching's Game Cocks

Architects in new location
Graces Guide
See brief review
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Journal Railway & Canal Historical Society

Institution of Locomotive Engineers papers

Brian Reed
Paul C. Dewhurst (PCD)

Hugh Le Fleming: artist
Whitaker: father & son: error
Counter pressure tests on B17 (Robson paper)

Scottish Transport: Annual Magazine

Beckenham & Hajducki

Review of British Transport Treasures
Latest releases:
Man behind the Treasures (Stuart Rankin)
Fomney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway
Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation
Young's Timothy Hackworth
See also existing steamindex entry
New including Ahrons Locomotive practice...
2019 additions
Aspects of railway architecture
Architects page
PER RAIL (Great Central presentation to customers)

Stockton & Darlington Miscellany£3.95
Further information
Centenary in retrospect by Randall
Further information
Programme of ceremonies £2.95
Further information
The Construction of the Modern Locomotive, by George Hughes. Assistant in the Chief Mechanical Engineers Dept., Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. E. & F. N. Spon, 1894

The Story of the Royal Scot, London Midland and Scottish Railway, 1933. [ebook]
Further information

The Evolution of the Steam Locomotive, by G. A. Sekon, Railway Publishing Co. 1899 [ebook] £3.25p
Further information

The Manufacture of Locomotives and Other Munitions of War, 1914-1919 – The North British Locomotive Co. Ltd., n.d. but ca. 1920. [ebook]

GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY Special Centenary Number, Railway Gazette, 30 August 1935 [ebook]
Jonathan Clay's Locomotive portraits

John Knowles: Steam locomotive resistance

Adrian Tester & the 4F & more Trevithick: update
Beeching, Marples and Serpell
Harold Wilson (the real villain?)

Locomotive Performance & Efficiency Bulletins (BTC)

Advanced steam website
Very interesting website
Reference books

Amberley Books
Oakwood Press

Lightmoor Press
Railway & Canal Historical Society
Books about locomotives in alphabetical order

Author index

Journals (magazines) indexed

Audio: Peter Handford & Transacord

Cloud anthology

Engine drivers

Junior Institution of Engineers
Modellers Backtrack
Still puzzled??"
Not found? Improvements?:
Problems with website please contact:
Webmaster: steamindex.com@gmail.com who unlike RAC, British Telecom, etc he responds to his e-mails

Andrew Martin joins Canaries

Links to other websites

Invergarry station for Fort Augustus website

David Turner website on railways & brewing (includes page on Elliot

Locomotive types

LMS Journal

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British Railway Journal

West Runton


Locomotive types

LMS Journal

Locomotives Illustrated

Midland Record
Any hope of borrowing some of later Issues?

In Issue 22 there is a reference to Early Midland Railway locomotives Volume 22 published in 1947: who published and authored it?

Railways South East

British Railway Journal

Locomotive Magazine on CD ROM
Chronology of locomotive history
Biographies: British locomotive designers
David Wardale
George Stephenson & eminent son: Robert
Francis (Frank) Webb
Sir Nigel Gresley
 Gresley Pacifics
Sir William Stanier
  Stanier locomotives
Charles Beyer
T.W. Worsdell
   NER locomotives
Matthew Kirtley

   Kirtley locomotives
S.W. Johnson
   Johnson locomotives
Churchward updated
   GWR locomotives
James Holden
   GER locomotives
   Caledonian locomotives
Irish locomotives
Joynt's Inchicore
Sir John Aspinall
   L&YR locomotives
Henry Ivatt
   Ivatt locomotives
Richard Maunsell
Maunsell locomotives
O.V.S. Bulleid
Bulleid locomotives
R.A. Riddles
Riddles locomotives
Roland Bond
Cox of LMS/British Rail
Holcroft of GWR and Southern

Inspecting Officers

Henry Eoghan O'Brien
Verena Holmes: lady loco engineer
Tuplin: eccentric

Railway enthusiasts: are they an endangered species?
Jonathan Clay's Locomotive portraits
John Knowles: Steam locomotive resistance
Adrian Tester & the 4F & more
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Trevithick: update
Beeching, Marples and Serpell
Harold Wilson (the real villain?)

Locomotive Performance & Efficiency Bulletins (BTC)
Counter pressure tests on B17 (Robson paper)

Frank Jones's diaries updated

Carriage & wagon
Greaves index of private owner wagons
EARLY MAIN LINE conference Proceedings

Six Bells Junction [rail tours]

Train times (UK)
IMPOSSIBLE to communicate with Railcards
Cheap train tickets

Alternative service at Seat 61
Train Songs

Visual materials

Nigel Digby: locomotive liveries

Other images including Bloomer
Colour plates in Railway Magazine prior to Second World War

Mike Field's index to Southern Railway articles

Transport non-connexions in Norfolk?

Industrial Railway Society
Railway Wonders of the World

Preservation organizations

National Railway Museum

Railway Preservation Society of Ireland

Newcomen Society

Stephenson Locomotive Society

Heritage railways: MANY ERRORS!

Transport Ticket Society

Recent Barnby Moor bridge replacement: digital images taken by Matt Murray: new bridge emerging but wiull Scunthorpe survive
Locomotive design

Last Railway Archive (No. 50)

Hull & Barnsley and broad gauge 4-4-0Ts

Joy Diaries
John Wilson
ARLE designs
WANTED Information about W. Wells: who was he?
And qualifications of contributors to Backtrack on locomotive design

Magazine back issues
online service for single issues

Magazine Exchange
online service for single issues

Robert Humm of Stamford:
excellent secondhand specialist

Specialist bookshop

New & Second hand Specialist bookshop

St. Andrews

George Behrend (luxury trains and Gone with Regret)
Andrew Martin joins Canaries

Links to other websites
Railway memories

Sean O'Brien's Train Songs published Faber:

Sean O'Brien's view from the train:
we travel through time as well as space on a train

Obituary: George W. Carpenter
(translator into English of Chapelon book)
Barry C. Lane and his Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway locomotives
cannot trace a review: please contact KPJ

Rixon Bucknall

GWR Castle versus Gresley Pacific trial

Full biographical details Trevor Owen please

Strachan owned Cockermouth, Keswick & Penrith Ry: is this nonsense? Have received a response from Harry Jack. No see CKPR

Dundee locomotive manufacture

Grasemann Southern PRO
John Macnab


Kevin Jones


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