Books relating to steam locomotive development & railways in general

The arrangement is alphabetical (surnames beginning):

Ah Ba Br Ca Co Da E F Ga Gr Ha Ho I J K L M Mi N O P Ra Ru Sa Sm T U V W Wo

The primary source of information about books on railway history is George Ottley's monumental bibliograpy, with its two supplements (no serious public library can claim to be that if Ottley is not available). Jack Simmons' overall evaluative surveys of the literature (both in his own books and in the Oxford Companion – Ottley is mainly non-evaluative) are also useful, but Simmons was less concerned about railway engineering. Literature in journals about steam locomotives is contained in Jones' Steam locomotive Development, but the bulk of that is available within this website. Due to the extreme paucity of the public library service in Norfolk for material other than English literature excessive reliance has  had to be placed upon Ottley and its Supplements. Is it to be wondered that Norfolk is the centre of "creative writing"? The online public access catalogues, especially that of the British Library, but also of university and public libaries (notably Hampshire and the Devon County Library at Newton Abbot) are also useful. Where reference to books has been made in journals such books are listed herein..Please inform the "webmaster" of any major omissions.

Abbott, Rowland A.S.
Cited by Lowe for providing assistance
Crane locomotives: a survey of British practice. Norwich: Goose & Sons, 1973.
Part One: Crane Locomotives Built New by Private Builders, 1868-1950 Dubs and Co., Glasgow; Neilson and Co., Glasgow; Manning, Wardle and Co. Leeds; Black, Hawthorn and Co., Gateshead; Beyer, Peacock and Co., Manchester; R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie and Co., Newcastle upon Tyne; Barclays and Co, Kilmarnock; Andrew Barclay Sons and Co., Kilmarnock; Grant, Ritchie and Co., Kilmarnock; Vulcan Foundry Limited, Newton-le-Willows; Hudswell, Clarke and Co., Leeds; Nasmyth, Wilson and Co., Patricroft; Kerr, Stuart and Co., Stoke-on-Trent. Part Two: Crane Locomotives Built New by Railway Companies, 1888-1921: North Eastern Railway Co., Gateshead Works; London and North Western Railway Co., Crewe Works; Great Western Railway Co., Swindon Works. Part Three: the Hybrid Types; Crane Locomotives Rebuilt From Normal Locomotives by Railway Companies, 1866-1924: London and North Western Railway Co., Crewe Works; North London Railway Co., Bow Works; Great Western Railway Co., Swindon Works; Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Co., Horwich Works; Great Eastern Railway Co., Stratford Works; Great Central Railway Co., Gorton Works; Great Northern Railway Co., Doncaster Works.
The Fairlie Locomotive. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1970.
Ottley 10086
Vertical boiler locomotives and railmotors built in Great Britain. Oxford: Oakwood, 1989.
Ottley 15776

Acworth, W.M.

Adams, Will
Locomotives we have lost. Addlestone: Oxford Publishing Co., 2015. 260pp.
Divided into five sections representing each of the post-grouping companies as amalgamated into British Railways, plus the BR standard types. Locomotive types which have been preserved (paradigm Mallard) are excluded. Most of the illustrations are based on colour photographs: many are perfectly satisfactory, but some are very poor: see page 40 for poor image of Aberdare 2-6-0, for instance or page 135 (top) for Dunalastair III. Many of those included had seen better days prior to 1939 and might have been better served with an earlier illustration. The steady growth of reproductions (paradigm Tornado) is noted. The copy inspected had arrived at Sheringham Library and been missed by KPJ prior until 2019. It is large, but not unwieldy and has an index and a list of sources..
Trainspotting days. Kettering: Silver Link, 2006.

Adderson, Richard and Kenworthy, Graham
Branch lines around Cromer. Midhurst: Middleton Press, 1998. 96pp. [Series Editor  Vic Mitchell].
Further info
Wymondham to Wells featuring the Mid-Norfolk Railway Middleton Press, .96pp.
Reviewed by RC in Backtrack. 2021, 35, 211: KPJ willl look it over when NNR comes back into steam

Addyman, John

Agnew, W.A.
Electric trains; their equipment and operation; including electric locomotives. London: Virtue, 1937. 2 v. 506pp.
Ottley 3106: seen very reasonably priced in Cromer secondhand bookshop

Surnames beginning "Ah"

Ahrons, E. L.
See separate entry

Aldrich, C. Langley.

Aldcroft, Derek H.
Studies in British transport history 1870-1970. David & Charles, 1974. 309pp.
Ottley 8019 which notes extensive index. Reviewed by Basil K. Cooper in Railway World, 1974, 35, 436

Alexander, Colin
The Vulcan Foundry — 150 years of engineering. Stroud: Amberley Publishing. 96pp,
Reviewed by Phil Atkins in Backtrack, 2018, 32, 318

Alexander, F.  and E.S. Nicoll.
The register of Scottish signal boxes. F. Arbroath: Author [133 pp]. spiral bound
Copy in National Library of Scotland map collection. Spiral bound. Reviewed in NBRSG Journal Number 41. Warning to users (from review): maps do not overlap

Allchin, M.C.V.

All stations. Thames & Hudson Ltd. 135pp
Based  on the exhibition 'Le Temps du Gare' which was first staged in Paris and subsequently at the Science Museum, London: reviewed Railway Wld, 1982, 43, 94,

Allen, C. Edgar
The modern locomotive. Cambridge University Press, 1912.  174pp.
Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1912, 18, 90.

Allen, Cecil J.
Assessment of authorship and books

Allen, G.C.
Railways: British railways from their beginning until 1960. Oxford, Blackwell, 1960. viii, 112 p. + front. + 19 plates. 38 illus. (incl.. 9 line drawings: s. els.), diagr., table. (Blackwell's pocket histories, No.7).
An admirable introduction to railway history.

Allen, G.F.
British Railways, today and tomorrow, London, Ian Allan, 1959. 196 p. + col. front. + 48 plates. 141 illus., 2 diagrs., 9 tables.
Steam received considerable attention in this edition, but by the 3rd (1962) edition this had been reduced to one "decline of steam."
The Eastern yesterday and todayIan Allan Ltd, 64pp illus (paperback)
Noted in Railway Wld, 1982, 43, 380

Allen, Ian
55 years of East Anglian steam. Poole: Oxford Publisihing Co., 1982.
Collection of photographs: book dedicated to Driver Bill Last.

Allen, Peter Christopher
The railways of the Isle of Wight. Locomotive Publishing Co. Ltd. 1928. 83pp. 32 illus., 2 maps  
Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1928, 34, 271. Ottley 1896

Anderson, P. Howard
Forgotten railways: the East Midlands. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1973. 224pp.
Ottley 8994

Andrews, Michael
The Furness Railway: a history. Lindal-in-Furness: Barrai Books. 2012. 248+viii pp, 192 monochrome & 24 colour illustrations.
Reviewed by Gordon Blddle in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2012 (215), 51. Review by DJ in Backtrack, 2021, 35, 221 gives full history of this title as is Barrow-in-Furness and its railway minus its index which was first published by the Cumbrian Railways Association in 2003 and reviewed excellently by T.J. Edgington in Backtrack, 2005, 19, 61..

Armstrong, Jim
LNER locomotive development between 1911 and 1947, with a brief history of developments from 1850 to 1911. Beer (Seaton): Peco. 1974. 93pp. many illus and diagrs. (s. els)

Asher, L.L.

Ashworth, Ben
The last days of steam in Gloucestershire. Sutton Publishing, 137pp.
Reviewed Railway Wld., 1983, 44, 522

Atkins, A.G.,
GWR goods cartage. Volume 2: Garages, liveries, cartage and containers. Crecy Publishing, 2019, hardback, 208 pp.
Reviewed by GAB. in Backtrack, 2020, 34, 62
GWR goods wagons. with W. Beard, D.J. Hyde and R. Tourret. Newton Abbot. David & Charles, 1975/6. 2v. 
Ottley 12022 now replaced by 3rd edition reviewed published by Tourret Publishing BackTrack 14 page 374: the "definitive work"

Atkins, [C.] Philip
See also authorship

Atkinson, J.B/
The West London joint railways. Ian Allan, 1984.
See also as photographer

Atterbury, Paul

Atthill, Robin
Atthill's contribution to the literature of the railways in Northern Somerset are assessed in a thoughtful contribution by Neil Burgess in the defunct LMS Journal No. 38 p. 42 et seq
Old Mendip.
Dawlish: David & Charles, 1964. 204 pp.
A picture history of the Somerset & Dorset Railway.
David & Charles.112pp. .
Reviewed by M.J. in Railway Wld, 1970, 31, 560
The Somerset & Dorset Railway; with contributions by O.S. Nock
. Newton Abbot (Devon), David & Charles, 1967. 200 pp. + col. front. + 24 plates. 68 illus., (incl. 4 ports)., diagrs., 11 tables, 3 maps. Bibliog.

Aves, William
The Railway Operating Division on the Western Front: the Royal Engineers in France and Belgium 1915-1919. Donington: Shaun Tyas. 208pp.
Reviewed by Grahame Boyes in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2011 (210), 52-3.

Awdry, Christopher
Brunel's broad gauge railway: commemorating the Centenary of the GWR's gauge conversion. Sparkford: Oxford Publishing, 1992. 144pp.
Chapter 7: Locomotives and rolling stock. One page bibliography (only books cited with any hope of finding them).
Encyclopaedia of British railway companies. Wellingborough: Patrick Stephens Ltd., 1990. 288pp.

Surnames beginning "Ba"

Bagwell, Philip S.
Bailey, Michael R.

Bairstow,  Martin
Midland Railway outpost Lancaster-Morecambe-Heysham.
Willowherb Publishing. A5 landscape, hardback. 112pp.
Reviewed by Michael Blakemoor in Backtrack, 2020, 34, 253

Baker, Allan Charles
Bagnalls of Stafford: locomotive builders and railway engineers of the Castle Engine Works, Stafford, England 1875-1972. with Thomas David Allen Civil. Oakwood, 1975. 265pp.
Includes list of locomotives manufactured. Ottley 15728
The Cheadle Railway... 1979:
See Oakwood library of railway history No. 47
'Deltics' at work. with Gavin Morrison. lan Allan Ltd, 144pp.
Reviewed Railway World, 1986, 47, 18
The Harecastle canal and railway tunnels. Lightmoor Press see Michael G. Fell
One hundred years of locomotive & rolling stock engineering: a brief history of the Institution of Locomotive Engineers & the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Railway Division, 1911-2011. London: Institution of Mechanical Enineers, 2011. 53pp.

Baker, H. Wright., ed.
Inchley's theory of heat engines, 5th ed. London Longmans Green, 1942.
Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1942, 48, 182

Baker, Michael H.C.
Taking the train - a tribute to Britain's greatest railway photographers. Michael H.C. Baker. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens. 1993. 176pp.
A very important source of biographical information about some of the most significant photographers of the railway scene in Great Britain and Ireland. The samples of their art appear to have been chosen with care by the author/photographer. The following are included: P.M. Alexander, Dr Ian C. Allen, W.J.V. Anderson. H.J. Ashman, E.D. Bruton, H.C. Casserley, C.R.L. Coles, S.T. Cowan, Derek Cross, M.W. Earley, F.R. Hebron, George F. Heiron, T.G. Hepburn, D.M.C. Hepburne-Scott, C.C.B. Herbert, John Kennedy, Rev A.H. Malan, Michael Mensing, O.J. Morris, Brian Morrison, Rex Murphy, David Murray, Ivo Peters, P. Ransome-Wallis, R.C. Riley, Peter Shoesmith, G.H. Soole, R.D. Stephen, H. Gordon Tidey, Eric Treacy, E.R. Wethersett, and P.B. Whitehouse.

Baldwin, James S.  
Great Northern Atlantics (Locomotive Portfolios). Barnsley: Pen & Sword, 2015.
Also a Kindle Edition. Mentioned in reviewed by RB of book on Gresley designs, but onlt to twist the dagger further in (Backtrack, 2020, 34,  510), but only rated **

Ball, Richard and Peter Chatham.
The LNWR 42ft Carriages of Richard Bore. LNWR Society. Soft cover, spiral bound A4 landscape. 50pp.
Reviewed by BCL [Barry Lane?] in Backtrack, 2020, 34, 190

Barclay-Harvey,  Malcolm
A History of the Great North of Scotland Railway. London: Locomotive Publishing Co. Ltd., 1940. viii, 222pp.
Ottley 5874. Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1940, 46, 113. Available as an e-book from British Transport Treasures

Bardell, Peter Sidney
The balancing of steam locomotives: a dynamical problem of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: a thesis submitted to the University of London for the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. (History of Science & Technology Group, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine. 1988.

Barfield, A, (Tony)
When there was steam: memories of a Western Region fireman. 1976

by Tony (Author)

Barger, Ralph L.
The Palace Cars. Sykesville: Greenberg, 1988.
Detailed history of Pullman cars: bibliographical details checked Library of Congress catalog

Barker, Theodore Cardwell

Barlow, Bernard
Didcot engineman. Didcot: Wild Swan. 1994.
Operations on the GWR during the 1940s and 1950s as reflected by the author working as a Didcot fireman and driver. High quality production, illustrated throughout with photographs. Includes Didcot track and shed plans, engine turns and allocations.

Barman, Christian
Barnes, Robin

Barran, Sir David
London Rail Study. London: Greater London Council, 1974. 2 volumes
Ottley 8800. See Skelsey Backtrack, 2020, 34, 178

Barrie, D.S.

Bartlett, Paul
An illustrated history of BR revenue wagons. Vol One. Poole: Oxford Publishing Company, 1985. 192pp,
Other authors: D. Larkin, T. Mann T, R. Silsbury and A. Ward . Ottley 16106

Barton, D.B.
The Redruth & Chasewater Railway, 1824-1915. Truro: Truro Bookshop, 1960.
Ottley 7183: note not Chacewater which was not reached.

Batson, R.G.  and J.H. Hyde.
Mechanical testing. Vol. II. R.G. Batson and J.H. Hyde. London: Chapman & Hall. 446pp. 313 illustrations.
Volume 2 reviewed in Locomotive Mag., 1923, 29, 27

Baughan, Peter E.
See also Regional history Volume 11 North and Mid Wales.  Newton Abbot: David & Charles: 1980.
The Chester & Holyhead Railway. Vol 1.  Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 324 pp.
Reviewed by KHS in Rly Wld, 1973, 34, 82. It is probable that a Volume 2 was never published..
North of Leeds: the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line and its branches. Hatch End: Roundhouse Books, 1966. 506pp.
Ottley 12347 who notes extensive bibliography

Baxter, Bertram

Beale, Donald
Donald Beale's Somerset and Dorset : Somerset and Dorset footplate memories from the pen of Donald Beale.  Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust, 1996. 96pp.
Only copy available seems to be in Newton Abbot Library

Beaumont, Martin
Sir John Hawkshaw – the life and work of an eminent Victorian engineer. Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Society, hardback, 160pp., 167 illustrations.
Reviewed by PT (Peter Tatlow?) in Backtrack (2016, 30, 382) and given five star rating and by Gordon Biddle in Rly Canal Hist. Soc. J., 2016, 525 .

Beavor, E.S.

Beddoes, Keith, Wheeler, Colin and Wheeler, Stephen
Metro-Cammell: 150 years of craftsmanship. Cheltenham: Runpast, 1999. 112pp.
Mainly official photographs and extracts from press materal as published in journals like Railway Gazette. Metro-Cammell built the body work for many steam railcars: p. 24: SECR Railmotor No. 1 of 1901 with Metropolitan coachwork and p. 44: Sentinel-Cammell steam railcar for LMS: No. 4144

Bedford, W.H.
Working  models of engine valve gears, No. 2, Wigan.
Meyer gear: reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1903, 8, 123

Beesley, Gerald M.
Henry Eoghan O'Brien: an engineer of nobility. New Ross (Ireland): Author, 2018. 239pp.
Reviewed by Kevin Jones in Archive and by Stephen Rowson in Rly Canal Hist. Soc. J.

Bell, A.M.
Locomotives. their construction, maintenance and operation... London, Virtue, 3rd ed. 1936. 2 v. (viii, 433 p.- consecutive pagination). 2 col. fronts. 53 illus., 246 diagrs., tables.
Reviewed in Locomotive Mag., 1935, 41, 234: it may seem a trifle incestuous, but presumably Virtue was better able to market the work than the Locomotive Publishing Co.
Locomotives: their construction, maintenance and operation.... London, Virtue, 7th ed. 1949. 2 v. (464 p.) + 2 fronts. (incl. 1 col. folding) + 6.plates (incl.. 4 folding & 4 col.) 75 illus., 244 diagrs. (incl. 25 s. els.), 4 tables, 4 plans.
This work was intended for the apprentice fitter or locomotive man. It is also useful as a technical introduction for the enthusiast.

Bell, A.R. and others

Bell, Robert
History of the British railways during the War, 1939-1945. London: Railway Gazette, 1946. 291pp.
Twenty-five years of the North. Eastern Railway, 1898-1922. London: Railway Gazette, 1951. 87 pp.

Bell, W.J.
The British locomotive illustrated. London: A. & C. Black. 95 pp.
Reviewed Loco. Mag., 1933, 39, 166. Ottley 3032 who noted that forty three full-page illustrations each faced a page of descriptive material. See also Walter John Bell

Bellwood, J. and Jenkinson, David
Gresley and Stanier, 2nd ed. London, HMSO, 1986.
Bellwood was the Chief Mechanical Engineer at York Railway Museum. He was responsible for bringing many of the once static exhibits back to life. Sadly his life was shortened by working with asbestos boiler lagging when working with the LNER. 1st edition reviewed Rly Wld, 1976, 37, 353..

Benest, K.R.
Metropolitan electric locomotives. Lens of Sutton, 1963. 44pp.
Ottley 926

Benham. Philip
An illustrated history of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Hersham: OPC, 2008. 144pp.
Reviewed in Backtrack, 2009, 23, 638 with five stars and mentioned by David St. John Thomas very favourably when criticising a Wild Swan publication

Bennett, Alan
The Great Western Railway in Mid Cornwall. Southampton: Kingfisher, 1988. 96pp.
Includes the mainline and its former destination in Falmouth, the complicated network of branch lines serving the china clay industry and the branch lines to Newquay (both from Par and from Chacewater) and those to Fowey (from Loswithiel and from Par. The St Blazey workshops have a separate chapter as does Truro with its branch down to Newham on the tideway. The photographs are beautifully reproduced and the text is excellent. The development of the tourist industry in Newquay, and to a lesser extent at Perranporth, is considered at length.

Bennett, Alfred Rosling

Bentley, J. Mike
Buxton engines and men. Foxline, 1995.

Bentley, Wallace.
Sketches of engine and machine detail. 2nd edition. Wallace Bentley. Halifax: Bentley Publishing Co.
Reviewed in Locomotive Mag., 1900, 5, 147:  ABEBOOKS notes editions produced by Chapman & Hall until late 1930s. Not in Ottley.

Berridge, .P.S.A.
The girder bridge. Robert Maxwell.172pp..
Reviewed by G.M. Kichenside in Railway Wld, 1969, 30, 274

Bett, Wingate H.  and John C. Gillham.
Great British tramway networks. London: Light Railway Transport League, 4th ed., 1962. 200pp. + folding maps + 56 plates..
Further info

Biddle, Gordon
Britain's historic railway buildings: an Oxford gazetteer of structures and sites. OUP. 2003. 759pp.
Further info

Binns, Donald
Meyer articulated locomotives: the definitive history; with contribtion by Günter Koch. Skipton: Trackside, 1997.
Details from BNB do not quite agree with book seen NRM where KPJ "thought" title was Kitson Meyer articulated locomtives and date of publication was 1985/1993. Binns also published a book on articulated locomotives with Bradford Barton in 1975.

Bird, G.F. [George Frederick]
Locomotives of the Great Northern Railway. Locomotive Publishing Co., 1910.
Book form (it began as articles in Locomotive Mag). in Locomorive Mag., 1903, 8, 205. Available free  as e-book or cheaply as a Kindle book Began as articles in Locomotive Mag. Groves points to errors

Bishop, Bill
Off the rails. London: Bracken Books, 1988. 96pp.
Member of breakdown gang based at Eastleigh: description of recoveries of  locomotives androlling stock following accidents.

Bishop, F.C.
Queen Mary of the iron road, as told to M.C.D.Wilson and A.S.L. Robinson. London, Jarrolds, 1946.150 p.+ front.+ 14 plates. 14 illus.
A "ghosted" autobiography of Driver Bishop — the driver who accompanied the Coronation Scot to the New York World's Fair.

Bixley, G. and others
An illustrated history of Southern wagons. Volume 3. SECR. London: Ian Allan, 2000

Blake, W A.
London Midland steam doubleheaded. Truro: Bradford Barton
Reviewed Railway Wld., 1979, 40, 94

Blakemore, Michael and Michael Rutherford.
Duchess of Hamilton: ultimate in Pacific power. York: NRM, 1990. 52pp.
Although superficially about one locomotive this work describes the whole class

Blower, Alan
British railway tunnels. London: Ian Allan, 1964. 108pp. + plates

Body, Geoffrey
Railway Enthusiasts' Handbook 1969-70 to 1971/72..
BNB states editions  as above. Review by G.M. Kichenside in Railway Wld, 1969, 30, 414 gives authorship as Geoffrey Body
Railways of the Western Region. Patrick Stephens. 280pp, hardback
Reviewed Railway Wld, 1983, 44, 522
Real railway tales: from taking the marks to double derailment; with Bill Parker. Stroud: History Press, 2014.

Bolger, Paul
BR steam motive power depots — ScR. Ian Allan, 1983. 112pp.
Reviewed Railway Wld., 1983, 44, 93
. Other titles in series available via Amazon for pence.
BR Steam Motive Power Depots — WR. Ian Allan, 128pp, hardback
Reviewed Railway Wld., 1983, 44, 522.

Bonavia, Michael B.

Bond, Roland C.
A lifetime with locomotives. Cambridge: Goose, 1975. 329pp.

Boocock, Colin
BR steam in colour, 1948-1968. London: Ian Allan, 1986.
Boocock had trained at Eastleigh and presented at least one professional paper: his comments on steam locomotive design are pertinent.

Booth, Chris
The Lancashire, Derbyshire & East Coast Railway: Chesterfield to Langwith Junction, the Beighton branch and Sheffield District Railway.
Reviewed by Phil Atkins Backtrack, 2018, 32, 510 and by DWM in Backtrack, 2021, 35, 62.
The Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway.Vol. 2, A pictorial view of the 'Dukeries Route' and branches, Langwith Junction to Lincoln and the proposed route to Sutton-on-Sea'. Fonthill. 174pp,
The Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway.Vol. 3, A LD&ECR miscellany, the Mansfield Railway and Mid-Notts Joint Railway connections Fonthill. softback, 192pp,
Reviewed by DWM in Backtrack, 2021, 35, 110

Booth, Henry
An account of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. 1830
(Ottley 6404)

Bosley, Peter
Light railways in England and Wales. Manchester University Press, 1990. 240pp.
Reviewed by Harry Paar who noted some errors and found production standard poor in Journal Rly Canal Hist. Soc, 1991, 30, 212-13.

Botzow, Hermann S.D.
Monorails. Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation.
Reviewed by JRD in Railway Wld., 1960, 21, 255

Bourn, Douglas
Right Away: the railways of East Anglia. Lowestoft: Bridge Publishing, (Available from 159pp. Illustrations and maps in text. Reviewed by Geoffrey Skelsey in Backtrack, 2021, 35. 334

Bourne, John
A catechism of the steam engine. London. 1847-
Ottley 2969 who noted that only the later editions (4th of 1856 and subsequent editions) included locomotives. Appeared to be aimed at enginemen. Never seen by KPJ.
Recent improvements in the steam-engine : in its various applications to mines, mills, steam navigation, railways, and agriculture, being a supplement to 'The catechism of the steam-engine'. London:  Longmans, Green, 1869.
Not available from Halthi do not trust: available NLS

Bowen Cooke, C.J.
British locomotives: their history, construction; and modern development. Facsimile reprint. Woking: Gresham Books, 1979.
See also Bowen Cooke

Bowtell, Harold D.
Rails through Lakeland: illustrated history of the Workington, Cockermouth, Keswick, Penrith Railway. Silver Link Books, 1989.
Reviewed Backtrack, 1990, 4, 92
: criticised for lack of index

Box, Charles
The Liverpool Overhead Railway, London: Railway World Ltd. 189 pp. 84 illustrations, 28 maps or diagrams.
Reviewed Railway Wld, 1960, 21, 63.

Boyd, J.I.C.

Boyes, Grahame
The Peak Forest Canal and Railway: an engineering and business history. with Brian Lamb. Lincoln: Railway & Canal Historical Society, 2012,  220 pp.
Reviewed by Derek Brumhead. in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2013 (216), 57. Brian Lamb was a posthumous author

Surnames beginning "Br"

Bradley, D[onald] L[aurence]

Bradley, Rodger P.
Giants of steam the full story of the North British Locomotive Co. Ltd. Oxford Publishing. 1995. 198pp.
Foreword by Sir Hugh Reid, President of the North British Locomotive Preservation Group. The company was formed in 1903 from companies, the oldest of which was Sharp, Roberts & Co., originally of Manchester, Neilson, and Dübs & Co. The extensive tabulated data records the varied output for home and overseas railways. The experimental Reid-Ramsay condensing turbine electric locomotive, and the Reid-Ramsay-McLeod development from it are described at some length. The design of the Royal Scot and B17 classes for the LMS and LNER respectively is also described as is the experimental high pressure locomotive Fury. The late and disappointing ventures in electric and diesel traction is also discussed. The financial record is observed.  The North British Collection of photographs at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow is mentioned. The illustrations leave much to be desired and the captions are often inaccurate.
LNER 4-6-0s. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1988.
Includes 4-6-0s from the pre-Grouping companies. Rather thin. Ottley 18142..
The standard steam locomotives of British Railways. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1984. 112pp.
Adds nothing to what is treated more thoroughly elsewhere, notably by Cox and in the RCTS series.

Bradley, Simon

Bradshaw's railway manual, shareholders guide and directory 1869. David & Charles. 578pp.
Reprint: reviewed by G.M. Kichenside in  Railway Wld, 1969, 30, 414

Braine, Peter

Braithwaite, Jack
S.W.Johnson: Midland Railway locomotive engineer artist. Skípton: Wyvern Publications, 1985.
See  also authorship

Brandon, David  and Alan Brooke.
Blood on the tracks. Stroud, Gloucestershire: History Press, 2010. 192pp. 58 illustrations,  
Reviewed by Adrian Gray. in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2011, 58.
The railway haters: opposition to railways from the 19th to 21st centuries. Barnsley: Pen & Sword Books, 2019 416 pp.
Reviewed by Geoffrey Skelsey in Backtrack, 2020, 34, 253

Bray, Maurice
Railway tickets, timetables and handbills. Moorland, 1985.
See Backtrack 2-17 (page 18) for note on the utility of this book

Bray, Nigel S.M.
A Wiltshire railway remembered: the Devizes branch. Chippenham: Picton, 1984. 92pp.
Ottley 17841.

Briggs, Asa
The power of steam. 1990.
Mentions George Stephenson's interest in electricity.

Brindle, Steven
Paddington Station: its history and architecture. Swindon: English Heritage, 2013.
Reviewed Backtrack, 2007, 21, 384 and by Gordon Biddle in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc.,2013 (218)

Brinkworth, R.E.
The vacuum brake and related applliances. London: Locomotive Publishing Co., 1932
Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1932, 38, 378

British Railways.
Diesel traction manual for enginemen. London: British Transport Commission, 1962. 271pp. 186 diagrs. (some coloured)
Companion to steam locomotive handbook below but with a decorated cover as compared with plain black of steam book! Inevitably has dated to a greater extent to its steam companion.

British Railways Press Bureau [or Office]
Facts and figures about British railways. annual 28-32pp.
See Ottley (Supplement): 7953 and review in Locomotive Mag., 1930, 36, 432

British railways pre-grouping atlas and gazetteer. London: Ian Allan, 1948. [Ottley 7946: Railway map of England & Wales and Scotland; reproduced by permission of the Railway Clearing House.]
Reprinted many times including 2011 with shortened title: contains errors see Backtrack, 2020, 34, 414

British Transport Commission
Handbook for railway steam locomotive enginemen. London, 1957. 196pp. 89 diagrams. (44 colour)
Extremely lucid: diagrams are consistently colour coded (oil, water, steam. etc). See Fig. 8. There are sections on valve gears, lubrication, braking systems, and at a deeper level the causes of dark smoke. Includes eccentricities of Southern Pacifics and those of the GWR. Clarity has probably never been bettered. There was a similar Handbook for diesel traction. Blurb in Townroe's 'Arthurs', 'Nelsons' & 'Schools' indicates that he was Author of this excellent text. Foreword by R.F. Harvey... Reviewed in Rly Wld, 1964, 25, 314. Obvious e-book candidate.

Locomotive Performance and Efficiency Test Bulletins
Transport statistics.
See Locomotive Mag., 1948, 54, 98

Briwnant-Jones, Gwyn
Railway through Talerddig—the story of the Newtown & Machynlleth and associated railways in the Dyfi Valley. Llandysul: Gomer Press. 144 pp, 105 illustrations, 13 maps and station diagrams etc,
Reviewed by John Denton. J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 1991, 30, 290-1

Brookbank, B.W.L.  
London main line war damage. Capital, 2007?.
Reviewed in Steam World, 2007 (243) p. 65. Author of several series of articles in Backtrack
Southern Steam 1948-1967. with Peter Tuffrey. Great Northern Books, hardback, 160 pp.
Reviewed by DWM in Backtrack, 2021, 35, 211.

Brooks, Philip R.B.
William Hedley – locomotive pioneer. Newcastle 1980.

Brotchie, Alan Walter
Early railways of West Fife: an industrial and social commentary, Catrine: Stenlake, 2007.
Joint author: Harry Jack. Reviewed by Michael Lewis in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2009, 36, 59-60 who considers that the "book's contribution to early railway history is immense" which implies that poor old pensioner will have to pay the so-called free library service £4.50 to see it or wait until he returns to Scotia or other bibliographically rich area.
Lanarkshire's trams. 1993. Dundee: NB traction. 96pp.
Ian Stewart colouted drawings on cover
Wemyss Private Railway. Oakwood Press, 1998.

Brown, F.A.S.
From Stirling to Gresley, 1882-1922. Oxford: Oxford Publishing Co., 1974.149pp. illus. diagrs. (incl. s. els).
Extremely poor index. Variable in treatment: Ivatt receives less detailed analysis than either Stirling or Gresley. In the case of Stirling there is a considerable of amount of useful material about the Stirling family in general. Reviewed Rly Wld, 1976, 37, 353-4...
Great Northern locomotive engineers. Volume 1 1846-1881. London: Allen & Unwin, 1966. 252pp.
Detailed entry
Nigel Gresley : locomotive engineer. London, Ian Allan, 1961. 215 pp.. + 34 plates (incl. 2 folding). 107 illus. (incl.. port.), l6 diagrs. Bibliog.

Brown, G.A., J.D.C.A. Prideaux and H.G.  Radcliffe
The Lynton and Barnstaple Railway. Dawlish, David & Charles, 1964. 134p. + col. front. + 24 plates. 63 illus., 29 diagrs. (incl. s. els.), 13 tables, 8 plans, map. Bibliog.

Brown, Geoff
Riding the midnight hour: drama, excitement and fun on the footplate, 1914-54. Didcot: Author, 1958.

Brown, Kenneth, R.C. Riley and Alan Thomas
British road steam vehicles. London: Collins & Brown, 1999. 112pp.
Includes colour illustration of Aveling-Barford steam roller supplied to GWR c1947 as preserved near Redruth in May 1987.

Brown, William
Hush-Hush: the story of LNER 10000. Southampton: Kestrel Railway Books. 2010.  122pp.

Brownlie, John S.
Railway steam cranes: a survey of progress since 1875, with notes on geographical spread of the British crade trade and biography of leading member firms.. Glasgow: Author, 1973. 369pp.
Ottley 10675: who unusually adds: "A comprehensive and detailed work.". See appreciative letters in Archive Number 21 page 37, notably that by Ian Muir (who adds some biographical notes about the Author)

Bruce, Alfred
The steam locomotive in America. W.W. Norton, 1952.
Reviewed in Locomotive Mag., 1953, 59, 130 (publidshed Allen & Unwin Ltd)

Bruce, James Graeme
See also entry as electrical  engineer
The Big Tube. London Transport. 1976
Reviewed by Basil K. Coopere in Railway Wld., 1976, 37, 486
Steam to silver. London Transport.
Scandalous prices for what was almost a give away on Amazon
Tube trains under London. London Transport. 1977

Bruce, William Scott
The railways of Fife. Perth: Melven Press.
Reviewed by G.A. Lyall. NBR Study Gp J., 1980, (11) 29-30

Brunton, John
John Brunton's book, 1812-1899—memories reproduced by J. H. Clapham. London: Cambridge University Press.  viii, 163pp.
Ottley 2513. Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1940, 46, 114. Note  bibliographical description varies between LM an Ottley

Bryan, Tim

Bryant, E.T.
Railways: a readers guide. London: Clive Bingley, 1968.
Jones pointed out several errors and limitations, but the limitations of public libraries have long since overtaken works like Bryant's.

Buchanan, R. Angus.
Brunel: the life and times of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. London: Hambledon & London, 2002. 294pp.
Reviewed by Gordon Biddle. J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2003, 34, 259-60.

Bucknall, Rixon
Bulleid, H.A.V.

Bullock, Bob
H.C.S. Bullock: his life and locomotives by Kenneth Allan Bullock; compiled and edited by Bob Bullock. Dorchester: A to B Books, 2017. 128 pp.
Buider of 10¼ gauge locomotives associated with the Surrey Border & Camberley Railway and the late 1930s. See also Bullock

Burgess, H.C.H.
Working with L.M.S. steam. Truro: Bradford Barton, 1983. 143pp.

Burridge, F.H.A.
Nameplates of the Big Four, including British Railways. Oxford Publishing, 1974.
Name plates of the G.W.R.. Bournemouth: Sydenham & Co.
Listed Locomotive Mag., 1948, 54, 48
Name plates of the L.N.E.R. locomotives. Bournemouth: Sydenham & Co.
Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1947, 53, 148

Burton, Anthony
Burtt, George Frank

Bushell, George.
LMS locoman: Willesden footplate memories. Truro: Bradford Barton. 112pp.

Butler, P.
A history of the railways of  Northamptonshire, Silver Link, 2006;

Butt, R.V.J.
Directory of railway stations. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens, 1995. 296pp.
Claimed to have listed every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and atopping place,, past and present. The entry for Attimore Hall Halt is incorrect as stated that closed in 1905 as Eileen Davey nee Hall remembered using the Halt during World War II. Reviewed in Backtrack, Vol. 9, page 677

Butterell, Robin and John Milner
The Little Giant story. Chester. 2003. 215pp.

Byers, M.L.
Economics of railway operations. London: J. Constable & Co.
Review Locomotive Mag., 1908, 14, 145

Byrom, Richard
William Fairbairn: the experimental engineer — a study in mid 19th-century engineering. Market Drayton: Railway & Canal Historical Society, 2017. 440 pp, 191 illustrations including 29 in colour, hardback.
Reviewed by David Greenfield in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc. 2017, (230), 188.

Surnames beginning "Ca"

Calisch, Lionel
Electric traction. London: Locomotive Publishing Co.
Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1914, 20, 303.

Cantrell, John
Nasmyth, Wilson & Co., Patricroft locomotive builders. Stroud: Tempus, 2005.
Reviewed by John Marshall in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2005, 35, 209: he received it well noting the bibliography, index and complete record of locomotives manufactured.

Carlson, Robert E
The Liverpool & Manchester Railway project, 1821-1831. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1969. 292pp.
Originated as University of Pittsburgh PhD thesis. Obviously not in Norwich's miserable collection of novellas, but is at UEA catalog. Ottley 12158 and 12168.

Carney, I.F.
Fowler's Fury: LMS 6399. Southampton: Noodle Books, 2011.  96pp.

Carson, Harold
Diary of an early trainspotter: notes from the 1922-1941 diaries of the late Reverend Harold Carson; edited and published by John Carson. Gamlingay: Authors OnLine, 2010. 89pp. See also paragraph on enthusiasts

Carter, E.F.

Carter, F.W.
Railway electric traction. London: Edward Arnold, 1922.
Not in Ottley: available on Internet

Carter, Ian
British railway enthusiasm. Manchester University Press. 326pp.

Carter, Jim R.
Footplate cameraman. Ian Allan, 1983.
Also available as a reprint publiished by Heathfield Railway Publications of Royston (Herts), 2009. See also as photographer.

Carter, Oliver
An illustrated history of British railway hotels. Silver Link Publications, 132pp,
Reviewed by Michael Blakemore in Backtrack, 1991, 5, 246

Carter,  Reg
China's railways and motive power pre-1949. 2008. 368pp

Casserley, H.C.

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.

Chacksfield, J.E.

Chaloner, W.H.
The social and economic development of Crewe 1780-1823. Manchester University Press. 326pp.
Ottley 1192 originally published in 1950. Reviewed by J.T.G. in Railway Wld., 1975, 36, 36.
John Galloway, 1804-1894, engineer of Manchester, and his 'Reminiscences'. Manchester 1955.
Ottley 2889: reprinted from Trans Lancashire Cheshire Antiquarian Soc., 1954, 64, 93-116.

Champ,. Jirn
An introduction to Great Western locomotive development. Barnsley: Pen and Sword. 356pp.
Reviewed by L.A. Summers in Backtrack, 2018, 32, 701

Channon, Geoffrey
Railways in Britain and the United States, 1830-1940: studies in economic and business history. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001. vii, 341pp. 8 illus, 34 tables, 2 diagrs. 10 maps. bibliog.
Index: could have done better: academic work which is almost a festschrift for Alfred Chandler: papers cover Bristol capitalists and the promotion of the Great Western Railway; the Midland Railway's London Extension; railway competition and pooling in nineteenth century Britain; the 1922/3 Grouping and the GWR; the directors and Board of the GWR; the English landed society and railways; the Pennsylvania Railroad and its labour (labor) policies; and the building of locomotives in Britain and the United States prior to 1900: to internalize or not? Very extensive literature references and bibliography (some of which should be in steamindex)

Chapman, Colin
The Aber branch: Caerphilly to Senghenydd. Welsh Railways Research Circle, 2005.
Reviewed by John Marshall in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2005, 35, 207: well-received: notes list of locomotives.

Chapman, W.G.

Charlton, L.G.
The first locomotive engineers; their work in the North East of England. Newcastle: Frank Graham. 1974. 70pp.
Wylam Colliery records. Early source of information about the Steam Elephant. Noted in Rly Wld, 1975, 36, 171.

Charman, Andrew

Chart, Christopher
The world's greatest railways. London: Lorenz Books. 2010. 447pp.

Christiansen, Rex and Miller, R.W.
The Cambrian Railways. Volume I: 1852-1888
. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1967. 178pp + plates. col. front
Reviewed by NC in Rly Wld., 1971, 32, 505
The Cambrian Railways. Volume II: 1889-1968
. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, []. 218pp incl. plates. col. front.
The North Staffordshire Railway. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1971. 333pp.
Ottley 12446

Chrimes, Mike

Clapham, Sir, John Harold
An economic history of modern Britain: the early railway age, 1820-1850. 2nd ed. Cambridge University Press, 1930.
Ottley 108.

Clark, Daniel Kinnear

Clark, Ronald H. see separate file

Claek, William Southern
The Diary of William Southern Clark, 1854: Cardiff steals a march — edited by Richard Watson 172pp,  Swnsea: South Wales Record Society, 2019. Reviewed by Stephen Rowson. in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2020, 40, 127.

Clarke, David.

Clarke, J.F.
Power on land and sea: 160 years of industrial enterprise on Tyneside: a history of R. & W. Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd. engineers and shipbuilders. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Hawthorn Leslie, 1979.
Ottley 15730

Clay, John F.

Clay, Jonathan
Locomotive portraits. Barnsley: Pen & Sword Transport, 2015. 171pp
See artists

Clemens. C.N.
Clements, Jeremy

Clinker, C.R..
Clinker's Register... 1830-1977. Bristol: Avon Anglia, 1978. 181pp.
Ottley 10861 occupies over a column on this complex project which began as typescripts circulated to subscribers and ended as a "publication" with over 27,000 entries. It is nomally cited as "Clinker". Ottley 3865 is replaced by Ottley 10861 (first supplement). See also.

Surnames beginning "Co"

Coakham, Desmond
The Belfast and County Down Railway. Colourpoint, 256 pp.
Glowing review in Backtrack: seen all too briefly in NRM. The author is a retired architect and this must be a candidate for being one of the most beautiful railway books seen by KPJ. The only fault noticed was the poor index: Norman I would not have  made a charge to have compile one the text is so good.

Coates, Noel
Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway wagon diagrams. L&YR Society, 2000. 66pp
Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway wagons. V. 1. Didcot: Wild Swan, 1990.

Cobb, Michael H.
The railways of Great Britain: a historical atlas 3rd edition, 2015

Cockman, F.G.
The Railways of Hertfordshire.
Hertfordshire Publications, 122pp, paper-covered
Reviewed Railway Wld., 1983, 44, 522 & earlier edition? Railway Wld, 1979, 40, 94.

Coffin, Rex O.
Kings of the Great Western 1927-1977. Hereford:  6000 Locomotive Association. 104pp.

Colburn, Zerah
Locomotive engineering and the mechanism of railways. [completed by D.K. Clark]. Glasgow: William Collins, 1864-71. xiv, 320pp.
Published in parts. Charles E. Lee Trans Newcomen Soc ., 1949/50, 27, 163 et seq (page 172) called this "the great standard work" and noted that Clark's involvement was minimal.

Cole, Beverley and Guild of Railway Artists
Along artistic lines: two centuries of railway art. Penryn: Atlantic Press, 2003. 127pp. landscape format
Title is highly inaccurate as it implies a major historical study which it is not: the period prior to the recent efforts of the GRA is given scant attention, although the images within this brief section are sometimes stunning, notably Leonard Campbell Taylor's The Refreshment Car where couple are finishing dinner with cigarettes with Isle of Arran in background and Seamill below as train heads for Largs: lady looks like Duchess of Argyll. There are a couple of Stanhope Forbes', the Abraham Solomon's and Spencer Gore's Letchworth Station. Some of the Guild's work is impressive, but frankly much leaves KPJ stone cold: too much is reminiscent of Hamilton Ellis at his worst with railways set in a preternatural world, sadly without Eve. Beverley Cole is also the Author of an entry in the ODNB on Cuneo and of many smaller books and articles on railway posters..

Cole, Beverley and Durack, Richard.
Railway posters, 1923-1947 from the Collection of the National Railway Museum, York. London: Laurence King, 1992. 160pp.
Many superb colour illustrations. Some of the posters relate to locomotives. There is an atmospheric study by Cuneo of an LMS Duchess class on a turnatble inside a roundhouse entitled The day begins.of 1946: Pp. 154-8 give brief biographical notes on many of the artists listed, including Dame Laura Knight, Tom Purvis and Norman Wilkinson.

Cole, William Henry
Notes on permanent way, material, plate laying and points and crossings. 6th edition London. 1912. 202pp.
Ottley 2644: First published in 1890; last published in 1940 as 10th edition completely rewritten by Sir Gordon Hearn 

Coleman, Terry
The railway navvies: a history of the men who made the railways. London: Hutchinson, 1965.
Includes written sketches of Locke, Peto and Brassey. Penguin edition revewed by K.J. Fairweather in NBR Study Group J., 1980, (11) 30,

Collins, Michael  J.
East Anglian rails in the 1980s.  Ian Allan. 112pp,
Reviewed Railway Wld., 1983, 44, 522..

Colvin, Fred H.
American compound locomotives. 1908
Google e-book available
The compound locomotive. 1900?
Reviewed as a Locomotive Publishing Co. publication, but obviously American: see Locomotive Mag., 1900, 5, 201.

Conroy, John Charles
A history of railways in Ireland. London: Longmans Green. 1928. viii, 386pp.
Ottley 1452: available in electronic chain libraries written at University College Dublin

Cook, A.F.
See RCTS page

Cook, Chris
A history of the great trains. London: Weidenfeld & Nicoloson. 144pp.
Reviewed by Basil K. Cooper in Railway Wld, 1978, 39, 37 who detected many errors: KPJ considers only worthy of being a curiosity. Cooper is particularly harsh on the author's nonsense about the Brighton Belle and the Cheltenham Flyer. What errors did he commit on American and European great trains?

Cook, Kenneth John

Cooke, R.A.
R.A. Cooke's Track layout diagrams of the GWR and BR Western Region.2nd ed. Harwell: Author
See Ottley 17758 and ABEBOOKS

Cooper, B.K.
BR motive power since 1948. London: Ian Allen, 1985. 128pp.
Doubtful if it justified the cost (55p) of its transport across the Breckland County library from Norwich to Sheringham. Book covers both steam (including new classes delivered to pre-nationalisation designs, such as 15XX, but not B1s, West Countries, etc), the BR standard designs, the rebuilt Bulleid Pacifics, and their replacements both electric and diesel. Possibly a useful source for some of the remarkable "modern" motive power, such as the Fell and Crossley Co-Bos.

Cooper, Peter
Greyhound 120 [T9 No. 120]. Urie S15 Preservation Group, 31 pp, paper covered
Reviewed Railway Wld, 1983, 44, 522

Cooper, W.D. and D.S.
LMS days. Shepperton: Ian Allan, 1979. 79pp.
Photo album: some 1930s, some WW2: reviewed by BJ in Railway Wld., 1979, 40, 188.

Cormack., I.L.
History of the Rothesay Tramways Company, 1879-1949. Scottish Tramway & Transport Society. 1986.
includes notes on miniature railway at Ettrick Bay

Cornwell, E.L.
Who's who in Britain's railway industry. London: Ian Allan, 1982, 111pp.

Cornwell, H.J. Campbell
Forty years of Caledonian locomotives, 1882-1922. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1974.
William Stroudley: craftsman of steam
Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1968. 263pp. incl. plates.
Note that Michael Rutherford (The Drummond Age. Part Two). Backtrack, 2004, 18, 754-60 has reservations on some of this author's assessment of Stroudley's work at Cowlairs Ackowledgements pp. 153-4 very interesting.

Cornwell, Harold John
The Caledonian Railway Jumbos. the 18in. x 26in. 0-6-0s. Lightmoor Press. 192 pp.
Seen briefly at NRM: very detailed locomotive study: many detailed working drawings. Author is son of above locomotive historian

Cossons, Neil
Making of the modern world: milestones of science and technology; edited by Neil Cossons with Andrew Nahum and Peter Turvey. London: John Murray, 1992. 224pp.
A short introduction which succintly describes the development of the Science Musuem from its instigation under HRH Prince Albert as a consequence of the Great Exhibition of 1851. Contributions from Michael Wright, Curator of Mechanical Engineering, on Trevithick's high pressure engine. pp. 56-7. John.Coiley , a Former Head, NRM, on Puffing Billy pp. 60-1.  Dieter Hopkin, Curator Information & Support Services NRM,  on. Stephenson's 'Rocket'. pp. 68-9. John Liffen, Collections Assistant Road and Rail Transport, on the. Locomotives from first tube railway. pp. 120-1. Christine Heap,  Curator Information & Support Services NRM on the painting. 'Coming South, Perth Sation' pp. 126-7 by George Earl (1824-1908). and Rob Shorland-Ball, Deputy Head, NRM, on. 'Mallard'. pp. 170-1. Incidentally this book stands condemned for its complete failure to include any mention of  the rubber or tyre industry, or the contributions made to it by many British scientists and inventors.

Coste, L and Perdonnet, A. Mémoire sur les chemins à ordinères. Paris, 1830.
Ottley 277 (note mentions that Rainhill Trials are included within the 200pp). Reference to Ottley shows other key texts. Historians like E.A. Forward and J.G.H. Warren considered Perdonnet to be very significant...

Cotterell, S. and Wilkinson, G.H.
The London & North Western locomotives, simple and compound. Birmingham, 1899. 129pp.
Ottley 6590 (notes originally issued in eight parts). See also Rly Arch., 2012, (37) p. 64. KPJ not seen

Course, Edwin
London's railways: then and now. London: Batsford, 1989.. 119pp.
Ottley 13504

Cowan, C.A.
The Runcorn Railway Bridge; crossint the Runcorn Gap. Volume 3, Halton: Halton Borough Council, 1990.

Cowley, Ultan
The men who built industrial Britain: a history of the Irish navvy. Merlin, 2001

Cox, E.S.

Cox, Harold
The failure of state railways.
London. Longmans, Green & Co.
Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1925, 31, 29

Cox, John G.
Castleman's Corkscrew: the Southampton and Dorchester Railway 1844-48. Southampton City, 1975.
Ottley 12233
Samuel Morton Peto (1809-1889): the achievements and failings of a great railway developer. RCHS, 2008. 316pp.
J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2009, 36, 57: reviewed by Mike Chrimes. The book concentrates on Peto the contractor and railway financier and having examined his majot failure in becoming involved in the expansion of the LCDR then assesses Peto as an employer of labour on a vast scale, and concludes that by the standards of the time he was fair as he detested the truck system, and fianlly considers him as a family man. Each major railway contract in which Peto was involved is considered separately. The book is well illustrated in black and white and colour.

Cozens, Lewis
The Corris Railway. Corris Railway Society
Mentioned by Railway Wld., 1978, 39, 37
Plynlimon & Hafan Tramway. Author. 36pp.
Ottley 7178: Cozens published several similar booklets on obscure railways: reviewed Rly Wld, 1955, 16 (185).

Crampsey, Bob
Scottish railway connections. Glasgow: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 1994. 84pp. landscape format
An attractive picture book, with artwork by Dugald Cameron and foreword by Lord Whitelaw: includes colour illustrations of No. 4472 Flying Scotsman and No. 6100 Royal Scot and a stunning cover of NBR Glen Douglas with snow-capped mountain behind

Creswell, A.J.
On the Footplate. Huddersfield: Quadrant Publications, 1947?
Reviewed Loco. Rly Carr. Rev., 1947, 53, 46. Ottley 3058

Crook, Stephen

Cross-Rudkin, Peter (editor)
Early Main Line Railways: papers from the International Main Line Railways Conference
. xii, 308pp, 106 figures (including maps and portraits), 21 tables, hardback, Clare: Six Martlets Publishing,
Reviewed by Kevin Jones in J. Rly. Canal Hist Soc., 2016, 38, 592

Cross-Rudkin, Peter and Chrimes, Mike
Biographical dictionary of civil engineers of Great Britain and Ireland. Volume 2 1830-1890. Paddock Wood: Thomas Telford Ltd, 2008.

Crump, Amyas
Great Western Railway architecture in colour. Vol 1. Buildings, from Brunel to Beeching. Manchester: Crecy Publishing, 2018. 176pp, 248 photoraphs, Reviewed by Matthew Searle. in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2019, 36, 449

Cuneo, Terence
The railway painting of Terence Cuneo. London: New Cavendish Books, 1984. 128pp.
Includes a brief autobiographical introduction; reproductions of paintings, posters, preliminary sketckes and photographs of the artist at work: there was also a spearte autobiography: The mouse and its master (Ottley 12585).

Currie, J.R.L.
The Northern Counties Railway. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1973/4. 2 vols.
Third volume, which would have covered locomotives & rolling stock was never completed. Work seen in Edinburgh' Central City Library..
The runaway train — Armagh 1889. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1971.

Surnames beginning "D"

Dalby, W.E.
The balancing of engines. London, Edward Arnold, 4th ed. 1929. xii, 321p. + folding plate. 218 diagrs., 18 tables. Bibliog. (footnote references).

Dalton, T.P.
Cambrian companionship. Oxford Publishing Co, 144pp.
Reviewed in Railway World, 1986, 47, 18

Dalziel, J.
The outdoor machinery department.
London: Railway Gazette. 1940. viii, 31pp.
Ottley 3045 Reviewed in Lovomotive Mag., 1940, 46, 250

Daniel, Ieuan  and others
The Red Dragon : and other old friends. 2006. 364pp.North British Railway Study Group Journal Number 100-119
Photographs taken in Swansea area

Darby, Michael
Early railway prints from the collection of Mr and Mrs M.G. Powell. London: HMSO, 1974. 74pp.
Donated to the Victoria & Albert Museum

Darsley, Roger  and Dennis A. Lovett.
Country railway routes: Hexham to Hawick. The Border Counties Railway. Middleton Press. 93pp.
Reviewed by Jeff Hurst.NBR Study Group J. Number 115
Peebles Loop; plus the Dolphinton, Penicuik and Polton branch lines. Country Railway Routes Series. Middleton Press, 2018. 130pp.
Reviewed by NM in Backtrack, 2018, 32, 765 and more generously by Graham Dick in NBR Study Group J. Number 135

Dart, Maurice
Cornwall narrow gauge including the Camborne and Redeuth Tramway. Midhurst: Middleton, 2005.
West Cornwall mineral railways. Midhurst: Middleton, 2005.
Reviewed briefly in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2005, 35, 211/212: not well received.

David, Gareth
Croydon Tramlink: a definitive history. Barnsley: Pen & Sword Books , 200 pp, 200 illustrations.
Reviewed by Geoffrey Skelsey in Backtrack
A railway renaissance: Britain's Railways after Beeching. Barnsley: Pen & Sword Books, 330pp.
Reviewed by Geoffrey Skelsey in Backtrack, 2018, 32, 318

Davidson, Richard
Railway ships and packet ports
Reviewed by John Armstrong in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2006, 35, 626

Davies, Hunter
A biographical study of the Father of Railways, George Stephenson, on the occasion of the 150th anniverasry of the opening of the world's first public railway: the Stockton and Darlington Railway, 1825-1975, including an account of the railway mania and a consideration of Stephensonia today. London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1975. 337pp. + plates (35 illus.)

Davies, R. and M.D. Grant
London and its Railways.David & Charles, 200pp, hardback
Reviewed in Railway Wld., 1983, 44 , 522

Davies, W.J.K.
Light railways: their rise and decline. Ian Allan.  
Reviewed by HS in Rly Wld, 1964, 25, 233

Davis, B.L.  
A Great Western gallery. B.L. Davis and A.I. Rivers, editors. Great Western Society Ltd. 136pp.
Reviewed by K.H.S. in Railway Wld., 1975, 36, 37.

Davis, Peter
F.W. Webb's three-cylinder compounds, Corby: London & North Western Railway Society, 2020. 268pp.
Contents list. Reviewed glowingly by Phil Atkinson in Backtrack and by Kevin Jones in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc.,

Dawson, Anthony
Dawson, Philip
Electric tramways & railways. London: Engineering, 1897. 677pp.
Contents are about two-thirds tramways but it includes lines such as Liverpool Overhead, City & South London and several foreign schemes.
Electric traction on railways. Electrician Publishing Co. 1909, 855 pp.
Further informaation on Dawson's literature.

Day, J.R. and B.G. Wilson.
More unusual railways. London: Muller, 1960
Ottley 2393. Reviewed in Railway Wld.,  1960, 21, 382
Unusual railways. London: Muller, 1957.
Ottley 2389

Day-Lewis, Sean
Bulleid, last giant of steam. London, Allen & Unwin, 1964. 299 p. + front. + 34 plates. 70 illustrations, 3 diagrams. (side elevations.), 16 tables. Bibliography.
Reviewed in Rly Wld, 1964, 25, 234

Demoulin, Maurice.
Traité pratique de la machine locomotive : contenant les principes généraux relatifs a l'étude et la construction des locomotives, la description des types les plus répandus, l'étude de la combustion, de la production et de l'utilisation de la vapeur, du rendement, des conditions de fabrication et de réception des matériaux, des proportions et du mode de construction des organes. Paris : Librairie Polytechnique 1898
Held at NRM: cited by Braithwaite in Midland Record, No. 1

Dempsey, George Drysdale

Dendy Marshall, C.F.

Department of Scientific & Industrial Reserch.
Report of the Bridge Stress Committee. London: HMSO, 1928.

Derrick, Kevin

Dickinson, Henry Winram

Dickson, Brian J.
The Railway Infrastructure of Scotland . Southampton: Kestrel Books.  
Reviewed by Ian Terrell in NBR Study Group Journal No. 125 p. 47

Digby, Nigel J.L.

Disney, Henry W.
The law of carriage by railway. London, 1905. 232pp
5th edition in 1921; 8th in 1929 (356pp). Ottley 5503

Dobson, A.A.G.
Railway points & crossings, London: Crosby, Lockwood & Son.
Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1925, 31, 29

Doherty, Douglas, editor
The LMS Duchesses. Hemel Hempstead: Model and Allied Publications, 1973. 89pp + folding diagram.
Contents: Introduction by editor; The LMS Duchesses- their design and construction by E.A.. Langridge; The LMS Duchesses- a performance evaluation by John Powell; The LMS Duchesses- a driver reminisces by Peter Johnson ; The LMS Duchesses- a critical appreciation by W.A. Tuplin. General arrangement diagrams, numbers, names, etc, poorly printed photographs.
Royal Scots of the LMS. London: Ian Allan, 1970. 64pp + plates.
Contributions by E.S. Cox, W.A. Tuplin, John Powell and P.G. Johnson

Dorricott, Edward
Samuel Telford Dutton, railway signal engineer of Worcester. Signalling Record Society, 2016, 256 pp., 375 illustrations
Reviewed by RF in Backtrack, 2016, 30, 574  and by Brian Janes in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc, 2016 (227), 594

Dover, Alfred Thomas
Electric traction : a treatise on the application of electric power to tramways and railways. London: Whittaker, 1917. 667pp.
Ottley 15621: several editions: global in coverage. Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1917, 23, 216

Dow, George

See separate page

Doyle, Oliver and Stephen Hirsch
Railways in Ireland, 1834-1984. Dublin: Signal, 1983. 204pp.
Published to celebrate 150 year anniversary of Dublin & Kingstown Railway. Reviewed Rly World, 1984, 45, 238.

Drayton, John
Across the footplate years. Shepperton: Ian Allan, 1986.

Drummond, Andrew
A quite impossible proposal: how not to build a railway. Birlinn. 2020. 308pp. maps, plans and sketches plus 12 pages of half-tone,
Reviewed by PT in Backtrack, 2021, 35, 222 and again on page 334!

Drummond, Di
Tracing your railway ancestors: a guide for family historians. Barnsley: Pen & Sword, 2010. 272pp.

Drury, G.H.
Guide to Narth American steam locomotives. Kalmbach, 1997.

Duffy, Michael C.

Dunbar, Alan G. and Glen, I.A.
Fifty years with Scottish steam. Truro: Bradford Barton, [1982].
Memories of GNoSR, briefly of the NBR, then apprentice at St Rollox. Latterly chareghand fitter at Parkhead where he experienced GNR and Gresley products

Duncan, William, editor.
The Stephenson Centenary, containg the proceedings of the day, the processions and decorations, with the speeches delivered on the occasion. London, 1881.xii, 118pp.
Chiefly from Newcastle Chronicle 10 June 1881. Ottley 2454

Dunn, J.M.

Dunstone, Denis. For the love of trains: the story of British tram and railway preservation. Hersham: Ian Allan, 2007. 192pp.

Durrant, A.E.

Dyos, H.J. and Aldcroft, D.H.
British transport: an economic survey from the seventeenth century to the twentieth
. Leicester University Press. 1969. 473pp.

Surnames beginning "E"

Eade, Sara
Ratgoed – a study in slate: the slate, the quarries, the tramway and social life of a Merionethshire valley.
Tywyn: Author, 2010. 132pp. 179 illustrations, 14 maps and plans, 1 diagram, paperback,
Reviewed by Tim Edmonds in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2011, 56-7.

Eady, Martin
London Transport and the unions. St Leonards-on-Sea: Capital Transport, 2015. 240pp, 81 illustrations (11 coloured), hardback,
Reviewed by Grahame Boyes. in Rly Canal Hist/ Soc. J., 2016, 530 who is critical of the way in text is structured and for the poor index

Earl, L.A. [Laurie]
Speeding north with the Royal Scot. Oxford University Press, 1939.
Copies available Reviewed in Locomotive Mag., 1939, 45, 269

Earnshaw, Alan
An illustrated history of trains in trouble: a century of British railway disasters, 1868-1968.. Penryn: Atlantic, 1996. 176pp.
Over 200 accidents with 300 photographs. Unfortunately, the Official Accident Reports are not cited, and there is no thorough attempt to link accidents by type.

Eaton, Richard James
Elements of transport. London: Pitman, 1936. ix. 83 pp.
Ottley 3712
Oil-burning locomotive... : illustrated by R. Barnard Way. London: Transportation Press, [1947]. 31pp.
Ottley 3059: see article by Mullay Backtrack, 2020, 34, 544.

Eatwell, David
Steam locomotives in action.
B.T. Batsford , 64pp, softback
Reviewed Railway Wld, 1983, 44, 522

Edgar, Gordon
Industrial locomotives & railways of Cumbria. Stroud: Amberley Publishing, 2016. 128pp.
Reviewed by Graham Bird in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc. 2016, 38, 594

Edwards, Dermis F. and Ron Pigram
The final link. Midas Books, 144pp
Reviewed Railway Wld, 1982, 43, 430

Elliot, G.C.N.
Raised  in steam: the story of an Association. Newcastle: Oriel Press, 1972. 117pp + un-numbered
Darlington Works Pupil's Association: many of whom became in charge of motive power in North Eastern Area of LNER. Papers  listed (all pre-1930): C.H. Swan seems to have been a key member. Very fond of driving in cars or motorcycles into country for meetings. Maconachie travelled by both and seemed to be very active

Elliot, J.
Early days of the Southern Railway. Journal of Transport History, 1960, 4, 197-213.

Ellis, Chris and Morse, Greg

Ellis, [Cuthbert] Hamilton
Biographical & bibliographical information about Hamilton Ellis

Elsey, Les
Profile of Southern moguls. Oxford Publishing Co., 1986. 80pp.
Ottley 18945

Engel, Matthew
Eleven minutes late: a train journey to the soul of Britain. London: Macmillan, 2009. 324pp.

Esau, Mike
Steam into Wessex. lan AIIan.
Reviewed in Railway World, 1971, 32, 506

See separate page for Essery brothers

Evans, Jim.
Man of the Southern; Jim Evans looks back; ed. Peter Grafton. London: Allen & Unwin, 1980. 102pp. odd shape.
Bournemouth: 1945 cleaner: 1967 driving REPS. came from a railway family. Mr Bulleid's engines were deteriorating both internally and externally. See section on SR locomotives for observations on Bulleid Pacifics.. See also footplatemen trade unions

Evans, M.
Atlantic era : the British Atlantic locomotive. London, Percival Marshall, 1961. [iv] , 94 p. + front. 49 illus., 20 tables.
Inverness to Crewe: the British 4-6-0 locomotive. Hemel Hempstead: Model Aeronautical Press. 1966. 164 p.
Brief Foreword by J.F. Harrison. Does not appear to have included B2 class derived by Thompson from B17. reviewed by H.S in Rly Wld. 1967, 28, 406..
Pacific steam the British Pacific locomotive. London, Percival Marshall, 1961. viii, 80 p.35 illus., 5 tables.

Everett, Andrew
Visionary pragmatist: Sir Vincent Raven: North Eastern Railway, Locomotive Engineer. Stroud: Tempus, 2006. 223pp.
A good book, with some flaws, but one of a small band of "proper" biographies of railway engineers. Mediocre index which does not include the name of George Heppell: Raven's Chief Draughtsman until 1919.. The strengths of this biography are considered with Raven.

Surnames beginning "F"

Faith,. Nicholas
The history of the Channel Tunnel: the political, economic and engineering hstory of an heroic railway project. Barnsley: Pen and Sword Transport, 223 pp, hardback.
Reviewed by G.B. Skelsey in Backtrack, 2018, 32, 764-5

Falconer, Jonathan
What's left of Brunel, Dial House (imprint of Ian Allan Ltd), 1995. 160 pp, profusely illustrated, card covers, ,
Reviewed by John Denton in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 1996, 32. 66

Farebrother, Martin J.B. and Farebrother, Joan S. Narrow gauge in the Somme Sector — before, during and after the First World War. Barnsley: Pen and Sword Transport, 256 pp,
Reviewed in Backtrack

Farey, John
A treatise on the steam engine: historical, practical and descriptive. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, [1971]. 2v.
The original page proofs complete with the Author's corrections are housed in the British Library and these were used to produce this facsimile. The author failed to complete his work as he died in 1851. Most of the work is concerned with stationary boilers, but Trevithick's contribution to the locomotive is mentiobed briefly.

Farrington, John
Life on the line. Ashbourne: Moorland, 1984. 183pp.
Mainly extracts from other books

Faulkner, Richard and Austin, Chris.

Fawcett, Bill .
George Townsend Andrews of York: 'The Railway Architect'. Yorkshire Architectural & York Archaeological Society jointly with North Eastern Railway Association, 2011, 256pp, over 600 illustrations & drawings (many in colour).
Reviewed by  Gordon Biddle. J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2012, 58

Fayle, Harold
The Dublin & Blessington Steam Tramway with A.T.Newham. Locomotion Papers No. 20 (Oakwood Press, 1963)
Narrow gauge railways of Ireland. Greenlake Publications, [1946]
Reviewed in Locomotive Mag., 1946, 52, 64: there are also later reprints
The Waterford & Tramore Railway with A.T.Newham..Dawlish: David & Charles 
See also photographer

Fell, Mike G.
The Harecastle canal and railway tunnels. Lightmoor Press, 208pp.
Co-author Allan C. Baker: see also article in Archive, 2021 (110), 46
The illustrated history of the Port of Goole and its railways. Irwell Press
Reviewed Archive Issue 93 page 12
An illustrated history of the Port of King's Lynn and its railways, Clophill, Bedfordshire: Irwell Press, 2012.  112pp, 175 illustrations, 13 maps and plans,
Reviewed by Tony Kirby in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2013 (216), 64

See photographers

Fenton, [Ernest] William
Locomotives in retirement.
Ottley 2897
Nineteenth century locomotive engravings. Hugh Evelyn. 28pp.
Ottley 10424. Prints originally published in The Railway Engineer Review by MJ in Rly Wld, 1964, 25, 432

Fenton, Mike
Camp coach holiidays on the GWR. Wild Swan, 1999.
Reviewed with five star treatment by Mike Blakemore in Backtrack, 2002, 16, 54
The Malmesbury branch. Didcot: Wild Swan, 1990. 258pp.

Fenwick, Keith
Lost stations on the Far North Line with
Neil T. Sinclair and Richard J Ardern. 60pp, 7 colour and 76 b&w illustrations, paperback, Horsington, Templecombe: Highland Railway Society, 2010.
Reviewed by David St John Thomas in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2011, 57.

Ferguson, Niall and David S. Stirling
The Caledonian in LMS days. Pendragon Books, 2007. (Railways in Retrospect No. 5)

Ferguson, Thomas
Electric railway engineering. Macdonald & Evan, 1955
Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1955, 61, 84

Ferris, Tom
The gleam of the lines: an illustrated journey through two centuries of Irish railway history.
Reviewed Gerald Leach J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2012, 58
Irish railways: a new history. Dublin : Gill & Macmillan, 2008. x, 238 p., [48] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), 1 map ; 24 cm.
Info NRM & Hampshire OPAC. Tends to exclude motive power history: unrevied in Great Britain. Gives some information on Milne Report.
The trains long departed : Ireland’s lost railways. Dublin : Gill & Macmillan, 2010. xix, 212 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.

Findlay, George
The working and management of an English Railway. London, 1889. 270pp.
Ottley 3727 and index to Ottley and letter from Bob Baird in Backtrack, 2020, 34, 189

Finegan, Vincent.
Diesel electric shunting locomotives. London: George Newnes Ltd., 1944.
Seeminly not in Ottley: reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1944, 50, 146

Fletcher, M.
Railways, the pioneer years, researched and edited by M. Fletcher and J. Taylor, 320 pp, Studio Editions Limited. 1990.
Reviewed by Harry Paar in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 1991, 30, 291 who pointed to too many errors

Fletcher, William
Steam on common roads: being a reprint of "The history and development of steam locomotion on common roads. with a new introduction by W.J. Hughes. Newton Abbot: David & Charles Reprints, 1972. Originally published in London by E. & F.N. Spon, 1891. xxx, 307pp.
Macnair (Backtrack, 2020, 34, 164) quotes from him "our foolish and meddlesome laws prohibited sensible speeds" [for steam highway vehicles]

Flinders, T.G.
On the Settle & Carlisle route. Ian Allan, 1981.
The Settle & Carlisle route revised. Ian Allan, 1985.
Added at behest of the Author: clearly should be on young Mr Blakemore's shelves.

Foley, Michael
Britain's railway disasters: fatal accidents from the 1830s to the present day. Barnsley: Pen & Sword, 2013.

Forbes, N.N. and others
The electric lines of the lLnncashire and Yorkshire Railway. with. B.J. Felton and R.W. Rush. Electric Railway Society.68pp.
Reviewed by Basil K. Cooper. in Railway Wld, 1976, 37, 487

Ford, Anthony M.
Pullman Profile No. 5 — The Golden Arrow. Crecy Publishing Ltd., 232pp,
Reviewed by DT in Backtrack, 2019, 33, 382

Forsyth, Robert N.
To Western Scottish Waters by rail and steamers to the Isles. Chalford: Amberley Publishing, 2010. 160pp. 22 colour and 156 b&w illustrations, paperback,
Reviewed by Rodmey Hartley in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2011, 53

Forsythe, H.G.
Men of steam: a portrait of life on the footplate. St. Day: Atlantic Books, 1982. [48pp.] unpaginated
Photographic album with many taken by the author on the footplate. Reviewed Steam Wld, 1983, 44, 93.

Forward, E.A.

Foster, Richard D.
Pictorial record of LNWR signalling.Oxford: OPC, 1982.
Ottley 18192.

Fowkes, E.H.
Railway history and the local historian. York: East Yorkshire Local History Society. 40pp.
Reviewed by HS in Rly Wld, 1964, 25, 118: appears to be an excellent work.

Fowler, Andrew

Fox, M.J.
Industrial steam album Number 2.  with  G.D. King. Ian Alllan Ltd. 136pp
Reviewed by Basil K. Cooper in Railway Wld. 1976, 37, 386

Foxell, Clive
The story of the Met & Gc Joint Line,  Chesham: Author, 2000, 164pp, 120 photos, 4 maps, gradient diagram and approx. 18 line illustrations of handbills, tickets, posters, etc.,
Reviewed by Alan Jackson J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2001,  33, 593-4

Foxwell, E. and Farrer, T.C.
Express trains, English and foreign: being a statistical account of all the railways of the world; with railway maps of Great Britain and Europe. London 1889.
Ottley 3872. See also authorship

Francis, J.
A history of the English railway, its social relations and revelations, 1820-1845. 1851. 2v.
Ottley 16. "An attempt to deve1ope (sic) the origin and progress of the railway system." Includes personal sketches of G. Stephenson, G. Hudson and. IK. Brunel. See Snell's comments.

Freebury, Hugh
Great Western apprentice: Swindon in the 'thirties. Trowbridge: Wiltshire County Council Library & Museum Service. 1985. 163pp.
One of the worst features of this book is the extraordinary brown colour used for the type. It is very different from the normal eulogy for all things Great Western and paints a fairly grim picture of life as a trade apprentice with cruel foremen and petty attitudes.

Freeman, Michael

Freezer, C.J.
Locomotives in outline: GWR. Seaton: Peco. 38pp. landscape format
77 side and front elevations based on Swindon official drawings. Originally published in Railway Modeller between 1958 and 1972.

Fryer, Charles

Fuller, A.L.F. [Aidan Lester Frederick]
The British locomotive shed directory. Birmingham: Author, 1947. 108pp.
Ottley 3094 who noted several Supplements and several editions (12th 1963). See also correspondence in Steam Wld, 2009 (268) 14 from Roy Jenson and others which notes identical work by R.S. Grimsley. The work includes itineraries and maps for the larger cities including trams routes in Glasgow. See also feature in Backtrack, 2016, 30, 283 by Roger Smith. Received Locomotive Mag., 1948, 54, 98.

Surnames beginning "Ga"

Gairns, J.F.
Gaiser, F.

Gale, W.K.V.
A history of the Pensnett Railway. Cambridge: Goose & Son Publishers Ltd. , 1975. 111 pp.
Ottley 8967 who noted a detailed table of locomotive data. Reviewed by Basil K. Cooper in Rly World, 1975, 36, 211

Galloway, Elijah  
History and progress of the steam engine; with practical investigation of its structure. London: 1830. 863pp
Ottley 2023: illustratiion from see Backtrack, 2017, 31, 710-13 (Page 711)

Gammell, C.J,

Garfield, Simon
The last journey of William Huskisson. London: Faber 244pp.
An elegantly written and produced book which does rather more than describe the brief fatal moments, but places Huskisson's involvement in the Liverpool & Manchester Railway as central to its successs.

Garner, Adrian S.
Monorails of the 19th century. Lydney: Lightmoor, 2011. 288pp.

Garner, Rod
The Torrington & Marland Light Railway. Southampton: Kestrel Railway Books. 104pp.

Garnett, A.F.
Steel wheels: the evolution of the railways and how they stimulated and excited engineers, architects, artists, musicians and travellers. Waldenbury (Sussex): Cannwood Press, 2005.

Gasquoine, C.P.
The story of the Cambrian: a biography of a railway. Wrexham: 1922. ix, 1157pp.
Ottley 5670

Gasson, Harold
Nostalgic days: further reminiscences of a Great Western fireman. Oxford: Oxford Publishing, 1980.
Much relates to driver Bert Edmonds (especially Chapter 4)

Geddes, Howard and Bellass, Eddie with Peter Tatlow.
Highland Railway liveries. Easingwold: Pendragon in association with HMRS, [1995]. 108pp.
Includes colour illustrations from a variety of sources. P. 9 shows Stroudley on cab of one of his locomotives.

Gibb, Sir Alexander
The story of Telford. 1935
Reviewed in Locomotive Mag., 1935, 41, 369 and see also review of Man of iron by Julian Glover reviewed by Peter Brown in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2017 (229), 118 who also notes other biographies including that by Sir Alexander Gibb

Gibbings, Alfred H.
Oil fuel equipment for locomotives and principles of application. London: Constable & Co., Ltd.
Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1916, 22, 15.

Gibbins, E.A.

Gibbs, Ken

Gibson, John C.
Great Western locomotive design: a critical appreciation. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1984. 157pp.

Gladwin, Tom W.
Welwyn's railways: aa history of the Great Northern line from 1850 to 1976. Ware: Castlemead, 1986. 120pp.
Other authors: Peter W. Neville and Douglas E. White. Ottley 17717 which notes errors recorded in review in J. Rly  Canal Hist. Soc., 1987, 29, 209. Never purchased as in Public Library just down the road on Welwyn Garden City Campus. Landscape format (obviously not in Norfolk's miserable book collection) 

Glancey, Jonathan

Glasgow Museum of Transport
Scottish railway locomotives. Glasgow: Transport Museum, 1967. 50pp.

Glenn, Ann
Glasgow Queen Street – a railway station renaissance
. Ramsey (Isle of Man): Lily Publications, 2020.
Reviewed by John Yellowlees J. North British Study Gp., 2021 (143), 48

Glover, G.
British locomotive design,1825-1960. London: Allen & Unwin, 1967. 113pp.
Ottley 10436: one of the few general locomotive histories: division of subject, therefore, of interest: early, Crewe frame (William Barclay), Crampton, six-wheeled singles, 2-4-0s, 0-4-2s, 0-6-0s, Mid-Victorian: single wheelers (inside-cylinder, bogie single), six-wheeled four coupled: 2-4-0s, 0-4-2s, four-coupled bogie

Goddard, Larry and Wells, Jeffrey
Delph (Saddleworth and Greenfield) to Oldham, including Lees motive power depot, motor trains and the OA&GB to Ashton. Bredbury: Foxline, c2005. 160pp.  (Scenes from the past: 49)
Covers the Delph Donkey and its motive power: most of photographs by Jim Davenport: see also Kevin page.

Golding, Harry, editor.

Gooch, Daniel.
Diaries. Kegan, Paul, Trench & Co., 1892.
Memoirs & diary: transcribed from the original manuscript and edited with an introduction and notes by Roger Burdett Wilson. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1972. 386pp.

Goodchild, John

Goode, Charles Tony
Railways in South Yorkshire. Clapham: Dalesman. 96pp.
Reviewed by Basil Cooper in Railway Wld., 1976, 37, 221

Goodman, John
Mechanics applied to engineering, London: Longmans, Green & Co. 2v.
Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1927, 33, 135.

Gordon, W.J.
Our home railways. Vol.  II. London: Ian Allan Ltd., originally London and New York: Frederick Warne & Co.,  1910. 255 pp.
Ottley 56: who notes the colour plates lost in the Ian Allan reprint and that originated as a part work. reviewed by HS in Rly Wld, 1963, 24, 238

Goslin, Geoff
Steam on the Widened Lines. Volume 1: The Great Northern and Midland Railways and their successors. Colchester: Connor & Butler, 1997.60pp.
Information inside front and back covers and on covers (col. illus.)
Steam on the Widened Lines. Volume 2: The Great Western and Southern companies.  Colchester: Connor & Butler, 1998. 56pp.

Goss, William Freeman Myrith
Locomotive performance: the result of a series of researches conducted by the Engineering Laboratory of Purdue University. New York: Wiley, 1907. 439pp.
BLPC checked

Goudie, Frank
Metropolitan steam locomotives. Harrow Weald: Capital Transport, 1990. 80pp.

Gough, Gordon E. and John G Teasdale.
Bentley Colliery: a concise railway-oriented history and first-hand account. Leeds: John G Teasdale, 2010, 80pp, 50 illustrations (6 colour), 20 maps and diagrams, paperback,  
Reviewed by Philip Scowcroft in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2011, 61

Gould, David
Maunsell's SR steam carriage stock. Oxford: Oakwood, rev. ed. 1990. 144pp.
Many diagrams and tables (some in original typescript): includes a brief contribution by R.W, Kidner: Maunsell's carriages and the holidaymaker. (pp. 9-10).

Gourvish, Terry

Surnames beginning "Gr"

Gradon, W. McGowan.
The Furness Railway: its rise and development.
Altringham: Author, 1946.
Some or all was also published in Trains Illustrated. Reviewed in Locomotive Mag. 1946, 52, 194,

Grafton, Peter
Edward Thompson of the L.N.E.R. Knaresborough: Kestrel Books, 1971. 139 pp. Preface
Men of the LNER. London: Allen & Unwin, 1982.
Ottley 18106
Sir Vincent Raven and the North Eastern Railway. Usk: Oakwood, 2005.

Grant, Brian
Home and distant: a 40-year railway career from apprentice fitter to BRB Headquarters, 1952-93. Kettering: Silver Link, 1998. 144pp.
Includes work on Southern Region steam, on diesel locomotives and on EMUs at Dover.

Gray, Adrian
South Eastern Railway. Middleton Press 320pp
Reviewed Railwaty Wld, 1991, 52, 277

Greaves, John Neville
Sir Sam Fay — railway manager elite. Kibworth: Book Guild Ltd., softback, 287pp.
Reviewed by MGF in Backtrack, 2018, 32, 637-8

Green, Charles Cedric
Cambrian Railways, 1859-1947. London: Ian Allan, 1997. 224pp.
Originally published as two separate works: might be dismissed as a picture book, but is really an excellent picture history with very good captions..
Rheidol journey — sirwrnai Rheidol. Birmingham: Author. 1984. 18pp.
Reviewed Railway Wld., 1984, 45, 238

Green, Oliver
Underground art. London: Studio Vista, 1991.

Greenleaf, Horace  
Britain's Big Four. Winchester Publications Ltd. 1948. 228pp.
Reviewed in Locomotive Mag., 1948, 54, 194. Ottley 119 whih notes includes some colour illustrations
The permanent way. with G. Tyers. London: Winchester Publications Ltd.
Reviewed in Locomotive Mag., 1948, 54, 164 Ottley 2595 which notes cotains four colour plates
Quartet in steel—the complete book of British Railways. with Howard Hayden. Frederick Muller, 1938.
Reviewed in Locomotive Mag., 1938, 44, 300

Gresley Observer
'The Non-Stop'
 Eaglescliffe: Gresley Society. 96pp.
Reviewed by Michael Blakemoor in Backtrack, 2021, 35, 278

Grey, R,L.
Great loco story: Churchward's work on the G.W.R. Huddersfield: Quadrant Publications, 1947. 56pp.
Ottley 5974. According to L.A. Summers R.L. Grey was a pseudonym for W.A. Tuplin (Backtrack, 2018, 32, 701).

Griffiths, Denis see separate file

Grimshaw, Robert
Locomotive catechism 30th edition. New York: Norman W. Henley Publishing Co./London : The Locomotive Publishing Co., Ltd.
Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1923, 29, 250. This andv first edition available as e-books

Grinling, C.H.
The history of the Great Northern Railway, 1845-1895. 1898.
Aims to satisfy the general reader as well as the railway student: see error recorded by Edmonds (J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2006, 35, 426) Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1903, 9, 150.

Grundy, R.H.
The theory and practice of heat engines, includixg steam generators, reciprocating steam engines, steam turbines and internal combustion engines.
London: Longmans, Green & Co. Ltd.
Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1943, 49, 16.

Guédon, L. Pierre
Le mécanician de chemins de fer.
3rd edition. Paris: Dunod. 763pp.
Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1920, 26, 259

Guy, Andy

Surnames beginning "Ha"

Hadfield, Charles
Atmospheric railways: a Victorian adventure in silent speed. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1967.
Ottley 10139: interesting for being the sole excursion of the best-known historian of canals into railway literature. Main fault with this book is that too little attention is paid to the work of Sir Frederick Bramwell: although his IMechE paper of 1899 is cited.

Hadjducki, Andrew Michael

Hall, Stanley

Hall-Patch, Tony
The Great British railway: a living history. Newton Abbott: David & Charles, 1992. 192pp. 
A "popular introduction" with some accent on "contemporary" developments: some interesting "asides" scattered through text. Reviewed in Backtrack, 1992, 6, 222.

Hambleton, F.C.
Locomotives worth modelling. Watford: Model and Allied Publications, 1977.
Originally published by Percival Parshall in 1949: Contents list.

Hamilton, David.
Caledonian Raailway locomotives: the formative years. Lydney: Lightmoor Press and Caledonian Railway Association, 2019. 320pp.

Hamilton, J.A.B.
Britain's railways in World War 1. London: Allen & Unwin, 1967.
Britain's greatest rail disaster: the Quintinshill blaze of 1915. London: Allen & Unwin, 1969. 96pp.
Reviewed by MJ in Rly Wld, 1969, 30, 507

Handford, Peter

Hands, Peter H.
What happened to steam
Web site and series of volumes: Volume 4 covers demise of LNER Pacific classes: last workings and where scrapped: there was no LNER Barry

Hannavy, John
The 1896 Light Railways Act: the Law that made heritage railways possible. Stroud: Amberley Publishing, 2019. 96pp.
KPJ has not seen a reviewe of this and yet he owns a copy. The illustrations include some strange choices: that of the Forth Bridge is perhaps the oddest. Although there were some large strucures on light railways (at Calstock, for instance) most are characterised by the lightness of their structures (on the Lymme Regis branch one of the structures limited the locomotives which could work over it very severely. Many of the illustrations are from coloured postcards and they do not reproduce well.

Hardy, R.H.N.
Haresnape, Brian

Harris, Helen
Industrial archaeology of the Peak District. David & Charles.
Reviewed in Railway World, 1971, 32, 505

Harris, Michael

Hart,  Brian
The Hythe and Sandgate Railway. Wild Swan,  1987. viii, 168pp.
The Kent & East Sussex Railway. . Wild Swan, 2009, 282pp,
Reviewed by David St John Thomas. J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc. 2010 (208) 199.

Harterink, G.J. and Mook, M.W.
De locomotief: hare samenstelling en behandeling. 1915. 681pp.
6th edition at time of Mook's death in 1926: see Locomotive Mag., 1926, 32, 168.

Harvey, D.W.

Harvey, John
Southern style after Nationalisation. Ripley: Historical Model Railway Society, Softback (stiff card covers) A4 format, 160pp plus colour swatch.
Reviewed by DT in Backtrack, 2019, 33, 126  
Southern style — the Southern Railway. Butterley: Historical Model Railway Society, 240pp.
Reviewed by  Ian Pope in Archive, 2020, 108, 41 and found a very useful volume for railway modellers: covers whole period of Company's existence. Reviewed by JC in Backtrack, 2021, 35, 221-2 (a very thoughtful review).. . Not a very thoughtful reviews editor at Backtrack as repeated on page 334.

Hawkes, Irene
A history of the Metropolitan Railway & Metro-land.  Irene Hawkes. Manchester: Crécy Publishing,  2018,  160pp, 189 illustrations (4 colour), 20 maps, 6 tables, hardback,
Reviewed by PR in Backtrack, 2018, 32, 764. and by Victoria Owens in J. Rly Canal.Hist. Soc, 2018, 379. Number of pages is doubtful.

Hawkins, Chris and George Reeves
Great Eastern Railway engine sheds. Part 1. Stratford, Peterborough and Norwich Locomotive Districts. Didcot: Wild Swan, 1986. 218 pp.
At Doncaster the GER took over the redundant, but in excellent condition, premises of the LNWR.
LMS engine sheds: theit history and development. Volume 1. Upper Bucklebury: Wild Swan, c1981.
Cited in Backtrack letter.
There are probably six volumes in this series (a typical Wild Goose muddle). Copies of this volume attract absurd prices secondhand)
LMS engine sheds, Volume. 5: the Caledonian Railway. Wild Swan Publications, 1987
The Wisbech & Upwell Tramway. Bucklebury: Wild Swan, 1982. 56pp.
Includes 0-6-0T and 0-4-0T tram locomotives (latter restricted mainly to passenger traffic) and very brief mention of Y10 Sentinel tramway lcomotives.

Haworth, Victoria
The making of a prodigy, Robert Stephenson: engineer and scientist.
Newcastle: Robert Stephenson Trust.

Head, F.B.
Stokers and pokers. London, 1849, etc.
Ottley 6309

Hedley, Roderick
Modern traction for industrial and agricultural railways. London: The Locomotive Publishing Co., Ltd. 1932. 182pp.
Ottley 2283: not in Jones. Reviewed in Locomotive Mag., 1932, 40, 396.

Helps, Sir Arthur.
The life & labours of Thomas Brassey. Stroud: Nonsuch Publishing, 2006,  233pp. 4 maps, paperback,
Reviewed by John Marshall in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2006, 35, 452. Originally published in 1872 according to Ottley 2503

Hendry, Robert
The changing face of Britain's railways, 1938-1953: the railway companies bow out. Stamford: Dalrymple & Verdun, 2006. 192pp.

Hennessey, R.A.S.
Atlantic - the well beloved engine. Tempus, 2002; History Press, 2009.

Henshaw, David
Heppell, George

Hepworth, William and J. Thos. Lee
Railway permanent way. dimensional theory and practice: a manual for engineers, inspectors, foremen, ...Manchester: Charles Server, 1922
NOT IN Ottley: available as e-book in USA, but not where it originated

Hernæs, Hege
Building the Mallaig Railway, Glenfinnan Station Museum. 128pp. Landscape format.
approximately 90 monochrome photographs, many reproduced full-page, plus map extracts,  Reviewed by Graham Dick JNBRSG 2021, (143) 50

Herring, Peter

Hewison, Christian H.
From shedmaster to the Railway Inspectorate. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1981.
Ottley 16693. Autobiographical: LNER 1926-1953; Inspectorate 1953-1978.
Locomotive boiler explosions. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1983.
Ottley 15765. A small book based on historical lines, but some of the explosions were surprisingly late involving members of the Grange and Duchess classes just before the end of normal steam working on British Railways: the latter class seemed to be highly prone.Reviewed at length by Jack Street, BR Boiler Inspector at Crewe. Rly World, 1983, 44, 317..
See also biography

Heyes, Allan
London Midland steam — the closing years. Runnymede, Surrey: Ian Allan Ltd, 1980
Northern Rail Rover in the closing years of steam. Crecy Publishing, 240pp.
Reviewed very warmly by DWM in Backtrack, 2020, 34, 605-6.

Hick, Frank L.
This was my railway: from ploughman's kid to railway boss, 1922-1969. Kettering: Silver Link, 1991. 160pp..

Higgins, Jeremy

Higgins, S.H. Pearce
The Wantage Tramway: a history of the first tramway to adopt mechanical traction. Abingdon: Author, 1958.
Ottley 7421 includes a value judgement: "A very detailed study"

Higgins, R.N.
Over here: the story of the United States Army Transportation Corps class S160 locomotives. Author, 1980.
Ottley 10506: see Hennessey's assessment: BackTrack, 17, p. 544. Note Foreword by late F.J. Bellwood.

Highet, Campbell

Hill, Denis

Hill, Geoffrey
The Worsdells: a Quaker engineering dynasty
. Glossop: Transport Publishing, 1991. 181 pp.

Hillier-Graves, Tim
Edward Thompson: his life and locomotives. Barnsley:  Pen & Sword. 283 pp.
Reviewed by DWM in Backtrack, 2021, 35, 518 who notes sources are not fully cited.
Gresley and his locomotives: L&NER design history. Barnsley: Pen and Sword, 2019.
Reviewed by RB in Backtrack, 2020, 34,  510, but only rated **
LMS locomotive design & development: the life and works of Tom Coleman. Barnsley: Pen & Sword Transport. 291pp.
Reviewed by MR [Michael Ruthrford?] in Backtrack, 2019, 33, 446
The 'Princess Royal' Pacifics. Barnsley: Pen & Sword Books, hardback, 222 pp.
Reviewed by Philip Atkins in Backtrack, 2019, 33, 180.

Hills, R.L.

Hilton, D.F.
The Eastern Union Railway.  London: LNER, 1946. 42pp. + 3 folding diagrs.

Hind, John R.
The book of the railway.  Collins. 1927. 384pp.
With 26 plates in full colour Ottley 84: KPJ probably F. Moore pantings
The locomotive at work and at rest. Collins, 1928. 136pp.
Ottley 2853: 6 colour plates: KPJ probably F. Moore pantings

Hinde, Douglas Wylie
Electric and diesel-electric locomotives. London:: Macmillan. 1948. 366pp.
Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1949, 55, 14

Surnames beginning "Ho"

Hodge, John and Stuart Davies
Railways and industry in the Tondu Valleys — Bridgend to Treherbert. Barnsley: Pen & Sword. 260pp.
Reviewed by GN in Backtrack, 2020, 34, 510. also reviewed by Stephen Rowson in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2020, 40, 127 who is critical of captions, lack of referencing and failure to describe industry.
Railways and  industry in the Tondu Valleys — Ogmore, Garw & Porthcawl branches. Pen & Sword, 2019. 222pp. Profusely illustrated, mainly black and white but some colour pictures:
also reviewed by GN and by Stephen Rowson as above

Hodgkins, David
George Carr Glyn - railwayman and banker. Amersham: Wolfe Press. 487pp.
Reviewed and recorded as "scholarly biography" in Backtrack, 2018, 32, 126 and by Kevin Jones in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc.
The second railway king: the life and times of Sir Edward Watkin 1891-1901. Cardiff: Merton Priory Press, 2002.

Hodgson, James T. and Lake, C.S.

Hoey, Brian
The Royal Train: the inside story. Sparkford: Haynes Publishing, 2008. 176pp.
Mainly the then contemporary train reviewed in Steam Wld., 2009, (264), 66

Holbrook, Stewart H.
The story of American railroads. New York. Crown Publishers.
Reviewed very briefly in Locomotive Mag., 1948, 54, 64

Holcroft, H.

Holland, Julian

Hollick, J.R and others (Manifold)
The North Staffordshire Railway: a history of the line and its locomotives. Ashbourne: J.H. Henstock Ltd, 1952. 182pp. + plates (130 illus.) + folding diagrs.(maps, plans, gradient profiles). col. front.
Ottley 7168. The other authors were: C.A. Moreton, G.N. Nowell-Gossling, F.M. Page and W.T. Stubbs. The same pseudonym was used for a shorter book on the Leek & Manifold Light Railway. (Ottley 6220). See also enthusiasts and Mike Fell in Backtrack, 2020, 34, 625

Hollingsworth, Brian
Great Western adventure. David & Charles. 174pp
Reviewed Railway World, 1982, 43, 152
'LBSC' – his life and locomotives: Memorial edition: a pictorial appreciation and biography of Lillian ('Curly') Lawrence. Frome: Camden Miniature Steam Services. 1966. 108pp.
Both the biographer and his subject were interested in "live steam" miniature railways, but Lawrence's skills as a model engineer extended far beyond normal competence: hence he is included on this website.

Home, Gordon
The Great Western. London : A. & C. Black. iv, 91pp. + 8 plates
Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1913, 19, 178

Hooker, A.E. (Bert)
Nine Elms engineman. Truro: Bradford Barton, 124pp.
Born 2 July 1916. Fired West Country 34006 Bude during 1948 locomotive exchanges on Highland line. See also as driver

Hoole, K.

Hooper, John
The WD Austerity 2-8-0 : the BR record. Nottingham: Book Law, 2010. 300pp.

Hopkins, Kenneth

Hopkins, Philip
Great Western pictorial. Didcot: Wild Swan, 1995.
Ottley 17808

Horne, M.A.C
London's District Railway: a history of the Metropolitan District Railway Company. Volume One. Nineteenth century. Crowthorne: Capital Transport Publishing Ltd. 320pp. 238 x 150mm. 155 illustrations, 25 maps, 18 plans, 25 diagrams, 1 table.
Reviewed by Kevin Jones in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2019, 39, 503
London's District Railway: a history of the Metropolitan District Railway Company. Volume Two. Twentieth century. Crowthorne: Capital Transport Publishing Ltd. 416pp. 238 x 150mm. 155 illustrations, 25 maps, 18 plans, 25 diagrams, 1 table.

Hosken, Philip M.
Genius, Richard Trevithick's steam engines. Cornwall (cyberspace): Footsteps, 2013, 78pp.
Seen briefly at NRM
The oblivion of Richard Trevithick. Maldon: Trevithick Society. 2011. 345pp.
KPJ has yet to see a review of this book and book is unlikely to be seen in Norfolk home of "creative writing"

Hough, R.
Six great railwaymen: Stephenson, Hudson, Denison, Huish, Stephen and Gresley. London, Hamish Hamilton, 1955. 200 p. + 6 plates. 6 illus. (ports.), 3 maps. Bibliog.
This work, which is intended for teenagers, contains fresh biographical material gathered from Gresley's children. The author experiences difficulty in technical terminology (e.g. valve gearing sic). George Stephen {KPJ thought must have been an OCR error was a great Canadian pioneer]

Household, Humphrey
Gloucestershire railways in the twenties. Gloucester: Alan Sutton, 1984. 137pp
Ottley 13435
Narrow gauge railways — England and the fifteen inch. Gloucester: Alan Sutton, 1989. 178pp.
Ottley 15348 lists railways illustrated and described: Colsterdale Reservoir is unexpected one.
Narrow gauge railways — Wales and the Western Front. Alan Sutton Publishing, 156pp illus, hard- bound.
Ottley 15346. Reviewed in Railway World, 1988, 49, 727
With the LNER in the twenties. Gloucester: Alan Sutton, 1985. 180pp
Ottley 18109. Autobiographical with many of his own photographs

Howden, J.R.
Locomotives of the world. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1910 and 1923. 80pp. 16 colour plates
See Locomotive Mag., 1909, 15, 194 and Railway Wld, 1984, 45, 582

Howson, F. Henry  
London's Undergroud. London: Ian Allan. London: Ian Allan, rev. ed. 1960. 119pp. + plates
Disappointing lack of biography: the official history of London transport is so much better.
Narrow gauge railways of Britain. London: Ian Allan, 1948. 79pp.
Excludes Ireland, North and South, but includes Isle of Man

Hughes, Geoffrey

Hughes, Hugh
Indian locomotives: Part 1, Broad gauge, 1851-1940. Continental Railway Circle, 112pp. softbound
Reviewed Railway World, 1991, 52, 506
Middle East Railways, The Continental Railway Circle 1981.
Cited by Miles Macnair in Backtrack, 2021, 19, 469,

Hughes, Stephen
The Brecon Forest tramroads: the archaeology of an early railway system. Aberystwyth, 1990.
Rutherford states that this "is one of the best works on any form of railway ever produced and is essential reading for anyone interested in the precursors of the modern railway."

Hughes, W.J. and Thomas, Joseph L.
'The Sentinel': a history of Alley & MacLellan and The Sentinel Waggon Works. Volume 1. 1875-1930. Newton Abbot, 1973. 320pp. 119 illus./diagrs.
Introduction by J.G.R. Woodvine whose father George Woodvine with Daniel Simpson went from Shropshire to Polmadie, Glasgow to assist in the construction of the first Sentinel steam wagon. Further consideration of this important work, which needless to say is not available in Norfolk County Library, even at King's Lynn which "specializes" in road locomotives, but came from Peterborough. Reviewed in Railway Wld, 1984, 35, 38

Hume, John R. amd Moss, Michael S.
Beardmore: the history of a Scottish industrial group. London: Heinemann, 1979. xviii, 364pp.

Hunt, A.F.
Descriptive diagrams of the locomotive, including diesel rail cars. Oswestry: Author
Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1944, 50, 64.  Not in Ottley nor Jones. Online evidence: product of Oswestry Mutual Imrovement Class. Landscape format

Hunter, D.L.G
Edinburgh's transport. Huddersfield: Advertiser Press, 1964. 398pp.

Huntley, John
Railways in the cinema
 Ian Allan. 168pp.
Reviewed by G.M. Kitchenside in Rly Wld., 1969, 30, 506

Hurst, Charles
Valves and valve gearing. 3rd edltion. London: Charles Griffin & Co.
Available as a Google digital book. Reviewed in Locomotive Mag., 1903, 8, 105 6th edition reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1911, 17, 275

Hutton, John
The Rhymney Railway.
Vol. 1. The main line from Cardiff.
The Rhymney Railway. Vol. 2 Branch lines in the Valleys. Silver Link.  each: 96pp.
Reviewed by JS. in Backtrack, 2004, 18, 637

Hutton, Walter S.
Steam boiler construction: a practical handbook. Crosby Lockwood, 1898.

Hylton, Stuart
The early pioneers of steam; the inspiration behind George Stephenson. Cheltenham: History Press. 224pp, 67 illustrations, softback,
Reviewed by Miles J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2020, 40, 125

Hyman, Anthony
Charles Babbage: pioneer of the computer. Oxford University Press, 1982. 287pp.
Babbage, better known for his early development of mechanical computing machinery, was also involved in two ways with the development of the broad gauge: firstly by demolishing Dionysius Lardner's absurd theories relating to Box Tunnel and secondly by developing the dynamometer car.

Surnames beginning "I"

India. Pacific Locomotive Committee. Report. Delhi. 1939.
Committee which involved Stanier and E.S. Cox (held British Library)

Industrial Locomotive Society
Steam locomotives in industry. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1967.
149 illustrations with captions. Indexes of places, manufacturers and owners.

Irving, R.J.
The North Eastern Railway Company, 1870-1914: an economic history. Leicester University Press, 1976. 68 tables in main text. 320pp + prelims

Surnames beginning "J"

Jack, Harry.
Locomotives of the LNWR Southern Division: London & Birmingham Railway, London & North Western Railway and Wolverton Locomotive Works. 2001. 299pp. 145 figs. (illus, including line drawings)
See also Brotchie

Jackman, Michael
Thirty years at the Bricklayers Arms. David & Charles.
Reviewed by CBH in Railway Wld, 1976, 37, 487

Jacks, L.C.
Drawn by steam — memories of a Tyseley locoman. Truro: Bradford Barton, 1980.

Jackson, Alan A.

Jackson, David
J.G. Robinson: a lifetime's work. Oxford: Oakwood, 1996. 234pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 98)
A thoroughly comprehensive biography but suffers from incomplete bibliographical citations (it is to be hoped that the source material is being housed in a suitable location). The index appears to include some errors and lacked a strategic plan. The hard casing applied by the publisher to this biography greatly enhances the value of the book.
The Great Central in LNER days; with Owen  Russell. 2 volumes Ian Allan, 1983 and 1986.
Ottley 17599 whick states essays on selected spheres of operation. See also letter from Eric Neve in Railway World, 1986, 47, 45-6 

James, Fred, David Hunt and Bob Essery
LMS locomotive profiles. No. 1 – the rebuilt 'Royal Scots'. Didcot: Wild Swan, 1999. 60pp.
Many detailed drawings taken from collection at NRM.

James, Leslie
The law of the railway. London: Barry Rose, 1980. xlii, 479pp.
Supplement in 1986. Ottley 17408

James, P.D.
Time to be in earnest: a fragment of autobiography. London: Faber, 1999.

Jarvis, Adrian.
See also Railway World, 1983, 44, 348
Portrait of the Liverpool Overhead Railway. 1996
Samuel Smiles and the construction of Victorian values. Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 1997. 176pp. + plates.
Considered with Smiles

Jeaffreson, J.C.
Life of Robert Stephenson. London, 1864.
Ottley 2449. Available online or for download in several formats.

Jenkins, Simon

Jenkins, Stanley C.
The Melton Constable to Cromer branch. Oxford: Oakwood Press, 1991. 152pp. tables, illus. maps, plans.
Very detailed account of the vital link between West Runton and the rest of the national network. Includes plans for the much grander station which this centre of the universe really deserved.

Jenkins, Terry

Jenkinson, David

Jennings, A.E.
Questions, answers and descriptive diagrams of the locomotive. Shrewsbury: Wilding and Son, Ltd.
Mutual improvement class aid reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1936, 42, 166

Jermy, Roger
The Jedburgh Branch,
Reviewed by John Yellowlees J. North British Study Gp., 2021 (143), 49

Jeuda, Basil
The North Staffordshire Railway in LMS days. Lightmoor Press. 160pp.
Highly recommended by Bob Essery in LMS Journal (34)

Joby, R.S.

John, Evan
Time table for victory: a brief and popular account of the railways and railway owned dockyards of Great Britain & Northern Ireland during the Six Years' War of 1939-45. London: Brirish Railways. 268pp including plates.

Johnson, John and Robert A. Long
British Railways engineering: 1948–80. Editor in Chief Roland C. Bond. Mechanical Engineering Puiblications, 1981. 636 pp.

Johnson, E.M.
Great Central locomotives. Volume 1. 1897-1914. Volume 2. 1912-British Railways. Irwell Press, 1989/1992.
Philip Atkins notes the high quality of this work.

Johnson, Peter.

Johnson, R.P.
The steam locomotive: its theory, operation and economics., 2nd ed. New York: Simmons Boardman, 1945.
First edition 1942: contents listed on page 16 of Volume 49 of Locomotive Mag.; reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1944, 50, 115

Johnson, William
The Imperial cyclopædia of machinery, being a series of plans, sections and elevations of stationary, marine and locomotive engines, spinning machinery, etc. with descriptive letterpress, an essay on the steam engine, and a history of the Railways of Great Britain. Glasgow, Edinburgh & London, 1852-6. folio
Does not appear to be in Ottley: yet traced in BLPC, cited by David Hunt in Midland Record No. 22

Johnston, Norman

Jones, C.M. Jenkin
The North Eastern Railway: a Centenary story. York: British Railways North Eastern Region, 1954. 32pp.

Jones, Chris  and Peter Dennis
Little Giants: a history of the Ffestiniog Railway's pre-revival locomotives, their mentors, manufacture and maintenance. Lydney: Lightmoor Press, 2018. 592pp, many photographs, 16 maps and plans.
Reviewed by Matthew Searle. in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2019, 36, 449

Jones, Hugh
The Chiltern Railways story. History Press. 2010. 192pp.
Reviewed by Tim Edmonds in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2011, 54

Jones, Kenneth Westcott
Steam in the landscape. Blandford Press, 1971? 171pp.
Reviewed in Rly Wld., 1971, 32, 505 which was highly critical of colour reproduction

Jones, Kevin P.

Jones, R.B.
British narrow gauge railways. London, A. & C. Black, 1958. viii, 110 p. + front. + 22 plates. 34 illus.

Jones, Robin.
Britain's bizarre railways. Wellington (Somerset): Halsgrove. 2010. 144pp.

Jones, Stephen K.
Brunel in South Wales. Volume 1. In Trevithick's tracks. Stroud: Tempus, 2005. 224pp.
"this is the work of a historian of the highest calibre": Martin Barnes J Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2005, 35, 208.

Jones, T.
Barry Railway drawings: Welsh railway records Volume 2, with M. Morton Lloyd and J.R.B. Jones. Welsh Railway Research Circle, 2018, 144pp. Reviewed by Peter Tatlow Backtrack, 2020, 34, 605

Jordan, Arthur and Elisabeth
Away for the day: the railway excursion in Britain, 1830 to the present day. Kettering: Silver Link, 1991. 256pp.
Contents: Early excursions; To Hell on Sunday; Buns, bagpipes and Bovril; The railway children; Off to the races; Football, flying and other 'sports' [including bare-knuckle fighting, hangings, bonspiels (curling), solar eclipse of 29 June 1927]; Trip day (works, especially railway works outings); Alive with excursion trains [Belle Vue, Crystal Palace...]; Politics, religion and temperance; Royalty, fairs and wakes; See the scenery [long distance excursions, e.g. to Staffa, ramblers, excursions; The sound of music [steam specials and even diesel specials]; Too awful to describe [accidents]; Did it pay?; Behind the scenes Chapter 12 See the scenery contains one of the very few references to the Heads of Ayr route to Girvan: "In Scotland, the LMSR introduced Evening Cruise trains in 1935, the first running from Glasgow to Alloway, where an hour was allowed to visit Bums' cottage and the kirk of Tam o' Shanter fame. The train then cruised 'at sightseeing speed' along the grass- strewn goods-only line, closed to passengers five years previously. Panoramic views of the Firth of Clyde were enjoyed on the way to Girvan, where another hour's break was allowed, before returning to Glasgow by a different route through Maybole. This 120-mile rail cruise cost only 2s 6d."

Jordan, Owen
Jordan's guide to British steam locomotives. Rotherham: King's England Press, 2003. 335pp.

Joy, David
Engines that bend: narrow gauge articulated locomotives. Southend-on-Sea: Atlantic. 2012. 128pp.
Reviewed by Brian Janes in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2013 (217), 55. Appears not to be in BNB despite proximity of BL to C2C.

Joy, Stewart
The train that ran away: a business history of British Railways. London: Ian Allan, 1973. 157pp.
Penetrating criticism by former BRB Chief Economist; extract from. Reviewed in Railway Wld, 1973, 34, 256.

Surnames beginning "K"

Kalla-Bishop, Peter Michael
Locomotives at war: army reminiscences of the Second World War. Truro: Bradford Barton, [1980]. 151pp. + 8 plates.
Military railways at Martin Mill (serving artillery for Cross-Channel shelling), Longmoor, Melbourne, Shropshire & Montgomeryshire, and briefly service in Northern Ireland, and lengthier service in North Africa and in Italy. Many observations on USA 0-6-0Ts, S160 2-8-0s and on Dean Goods.
Tandem compound locomotives. Author.
Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1949, 55, 176.

Kardas, Handel.
Portrait of the Terriers. Shepperton: Ian Allen, 1999. 128pp.
Mainly pictorial: much covers presevation, but the activities of the class on other railways after sale by the LBSCR/SR is extensive.

Karskens, J.J.
De locomotieven van de Hollandsche Ijzeren Spoorweg Maatschappij. Haarlem: J. H. Gottmer,
Reviewed (available from) Locomotive Mag., 1948,  54, 194. Oblong format: History of Holland Railway and its locomotives..

Kay, Peter
The London, Tilbury and Southend Railway: a history of the company and line. Volume 3. 1912-1939: the Midland and LMS years. 88pp.
Reviewed by Tony Kirby in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2011, 53.

Keef, Alan
A tale of many railways: an autobiography and history of Alan Keef Ltd,  Lydney: Lightmoor Press, 2008,  192pp.

Kellett, John R.
The impact of railways on Victorian cities. London: Routledge, 1969. 467pp.
See letter J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2004, 34, 483 for letter by Max Bartlett. Ottley 11371

Kernahan. Jack.
Steam in the Wstern Highlands. Truro: J. Bradord Baarton Ltd., 1978. 96pp. c100 illustrations
Photograph album with some unusual  workings: K3 class 2-6-0 No.1855 at Crianlarich with workmen's train formed of old NBR stock for hydro-electric plant at Inveruglas in 1947, and V2 2-6-2 No. 60818 at Callander on 23 May 1964

Kerr , O,M.
Illustrated treasury of the American Locomotive Company. W.W. Norton & Co. 1980. 224pp
Received Railway Wld., 1991, 52, 277. Presumably dumped on British market

Kichenside, G.M.
Kidner, R.W.
Kiefer, Paul Walter

Kieve, Jeffrey
The electric telegraph: a social and economic history. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1973. 310pp.
Cited in the Oxford Companion in the section on telegraphy, and noting the publisher, the reader might expect this to cover the use of telegraphy on railways in some depth. This is not the case: the book provides an excellent history of telegraphy, including its early use on the Great Western Railway (arrest John Tawell, etc), but it is mainly concerned with its exploitation by the Post Office, and the activities of its major officials, notably F.J. Scudamore. Equally surprisingly, Daniel Gooch receives little attention in the development of submarine cables (but this work was prepared before the easy availability of Daniel Gooch's Diaries: there is almost as much about the development of rubber and gutta percha as insulants.

King, John (editor)
Gilbert Szlumper and Leo Amery of the Southern Railway. Barnsley: Pen & Swotd, 2018. 213pp.
Reviewed by DT in Backtrack, 2018, 32, 701. Also available as an e-book and by Stephen Rowson in J. Rly Canal Hist .Soc., 2018, 377.

King, M.A.
An album of pre-grouping  signal boxes. Turntable Publications.

King, Mike
Southern coaches survey Pre-Grouping & BR Mk1 stock. Manchester: Crecy Publishing. 232pp, 205 photos. Hardback.  
Reviewed by BCL (Barry C. Lane) in Backtrack, 2020, 34, 510

Kirby, Maurice W.
The origins of railway enterprise: the Stockton and Darlington Railway, 1821-1863. Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Kirkland, John F.
Dawn of the diesel age, Interurban Press, 240pp,
Reviewed in Railway World, 1983, 44, 522

Kirkman, Richard and van Zeller, Peter
Isle of Man railways. Ravenglass: Raven Books, 1993. 96pp.

Kitson Clark, E.
Kitsons of Leeds, 1837-1937: a firm and its folk. London, Locomotive Publishing Co., [1937]. [iv], 185 p. + front. (port.) + 36 plates (incl. 5 folding). 59 illus. (incl. 8 ports.), 10 diagrs., 2 tables, map

Klapper, C.F.
Sir Herbert Walker's Southern Railway. London: Ian Allan, 1973.

Knox, Harry

Koopman, Jan Gerardus.
The fire burns much better: 200 years of in steam locomotive exhaust research, 1804-2004. University of Sheffield PhD Thesis, 2005. 483pp.
The website of Mr Jones in particular is an amazing piece of work in its effort to complete a database of British railway literature. page. vii. This book is the key to many Continental names far too invisble in the drawing offices of British locomotive designers: see ILocoE Paper 388 for opportunity missed.

Krause, Ian
Great Western album. Ian Allan, 1969. 112pp
Reviewed by RR in Railway Wld., 1969, 30, 415
On and off the beaten track with John Hunt. New English Library, 1976

Surnames beginning "L"

Lake, Charles S.

Lamb, J. Parker
Evolution of the American diesel locomotive.
Hennessey calls this book "magisterial"
Perfecting the American steam locomotive (Railroads Past & Present) . Indiana University Press, 2003.

Lamb, W. Kaye
History of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Collier Macmillan, 491 pp.
Reviewed by KHS in Railway Wld, 1977, 38, 474

Lambert, Anthony.
Lambert's railway miscellany. London: Ebury Press. 2010. 248pp.

Lambert, Anthony J.
Highland Railway album. Ian Allan, 1974
Reviewed by xx in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 1974, 20, 72.
Highland Railway album —2. Ian Allan, 1978.
Reviewed by JB in Rly Wld, 1978, 39, 682.
Miniature railways past and present.
, David & Charles, 96pp.
Reviewed Railway Wld, 1982, 43, 430

Lambert, R.S.
The railway king, 1800-1971: a study of George Hudson and the business morals of his times. London: Allen & Unwin, 1934. 320pp.
Ottley 5211 (but actually read) . Reviewed in Locomotive Mag., 1932, 40, 396. Second impresion 1964 reviewed by HS in Railway Wld, 1964, 25, 354

Lane, Ian H.
Plymouth steam, 1954-1963. London Ian Allan, 1984. 96pp.

Langridge, Eric Arthur
Langston, Keith

Larkin, David
The acquired wagons of British Railways.
Volume 1: Fleet composition & brake vans. Crecy. 152pp.
Reviewed by in Backtrack, 2019, 33, 126

Larkin, Edgar J. .

Latham, John Herbert
Construction of wrought iron bridges, embracing the practical application of the principles of mechanics to wrought iron girder work ... with numerous detail plates.. Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1858.

Lavallée, Omer
Van Horne's road. Montreal: Railfare Enterprises. 304pp.
Reviewed by JTG in Railway Wld., 1976, 37, 487

Lawrence, David.
British Rail designed: 1948-97. Addlestone: Ian Allan, 2016. 272pp.
Reviewed by KPJ in J. Rly Canal Soc., 2017, page 119
Underground architecture. London: Capital Transport, 1994. 208pp.
Includes biographies, with portraits, of many of the architects, sculptors, etc. Magnificent photographic illustrations excellently reproduced

Layson, J.F.
George Stephenson, the locomotive and the railway. London, 1881.
Ottley 2437
The Stephensons and other railway pioneers. London, 1881.
Ottley 2438: George and Robert Stephenson; also Trevithick, Hedley, Hackworth and Brunel

Lecount, Peter
The history of the railway connecting London and Birmingham. London: [1839]. 118pp.
Ottley 6303: see also Ottley 6304. See Oxford Companion p. 268 Literature of railways.
A practical treatise on railways, explaining their construction and mangement. Edinburgh: 1839.
Article 'Railways' in 7ed Encyclopaedia Britannica. Ottley 411. Notes development of screw coupling. Much quoted by Acworth.

Lee, Charles E.
see also Lee in section on authorship.
The evolution of permanent way. London. 1937. 64pp.
Ottley 216 (which also notes other editions) and early citation in Andrew Dow's Railway

Lee, David with Alan Taylor and Rob Shorland-Ball.
The Southwold Railway 1879-1929 . Bamsley: Pen & Sword Transport, 2019. 248pp, 144 photographs, 68 maps and other illustrations,
Reviewed by Michael Messenger. J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2019 (236), 578 and by Geoffrey Skelsey in Backtrack, 2020, 34, 124.

Leigh, Chris  
Rail routes in Devon and Cornwall. Chris Leigh Ian Allan Ltd. 112pp.
Reviewed in Railway Wld., 1990, 43, 152
The Western before Beeching
. Ian Allan Ltd. 112pp.
Reviewed in Railway Wld., 1990, 51, 467

Leleux, S.A.
Cited by Lowe for providing assistance
Brotherhoods, engineers. Dawlish: David & Charles, 1965. 85pp.
Ottley 10178

Lentin, Antony
Banker, traitor, scapegoat, spy? The troublesome case of Sir Edgar Speyer; an episode of the Great War. London: Haus, 2013.

Leslie, R.H.
Steam on the Waverley Route. Bradford Barton
Reviewed Railway Wld., 1979, 40, 94.

Lester, Jim
Southern Region engineman: life as an engine cleaner, fireman and passed fireman, at Nine Elms at Feltham, 1957-1966 includes firing on Winston Churchill's Funeral Train. Southampton: Noodle Books, 2009.

Lewin, H.G.
Early British railways: a short history of their origin and development, 1801-44. 1925. 8 maps (4 in colour, some folding).
Brief chronological description of railways, 1801-36; followed by a year by year account of traffic development, noting particularly the connexion of Parliamentary control and the Board of' Trade.
The railway mania and its aftermath, 1835-1842. 1936.
Sequel end generally similar to the above. Gives a general picture of the period's railway atmosphere. 13 coloured maps (some folding) trace the development.

Lewis, Brian
The Cabry family: railway engineers. Mold: Railway & Canal Historical Society, 1994. 112pp.

Lewis, John
Great Western Railway auto trailers: Part  1. Pre-grouping vehicles. Didcot: Wild Swan, 1984,  224 pp.
Great Western auto trailers. Part 2. Post-grouping and absorbed vehicles. Didcot: Wild Swan, 1995,  186 pp.
Great Western steam rail motors. Didcot: Wild Swan, 2004. 308pp.

Lewis, Michael .J.T.

Lewis,  Peter R.
Disaster on the Dee: Robert Stephenson's nemesis of 1847. 2007
Not well received by DTG :see Backtrack, 2008, 22, 254

Leyendecker, Liston E.
Palace Car prine: a biography of George Mortimer Pullman. University of Colorado, c1992.
Checked L of C catalog

Lidster, J. Robin
The Scarborough & Whitby Railway. Nelson (Lancs.): Hendon Publishing, [1977]. 88pp.
Reviewed in Rly Wld, 1978, 39, 98

Linecar, H.W.A.
British electric trains..London: Ian Allan, 1947. 133pp.

Lloyd, David and Donald Insall
Railway station architecture. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1978. 60pp.
See architects

Lloyd, Roger.
Farewell to steam. London, Allen & Unwin, 1956. 128 p. + front.
The fascination of railways. London, Allen & Unwin, 1951. 160 p. + col. front. + 16 plates. 21 illus.
Both are collected essays (and very good ones): deserve to be better known.
Railwaymen's gallery. London, Allen & Unwin, 1953. 166pp.

L.N.E.R. renumbering.
Quadrant Publications, Ltd., Huddersfield.  
Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1947, 53. 14

Loadman, John and James, Francis. The Hancocks of Marlborough: rubber, art and the Industrial Revolution: a family of inventive genius. Oxford University Press. 2009.
Several illustrations of Walter Hancock's steam coaches and brief details of his patents. The cartoon reproduced on page 34 is reproduced in colour and with vastly greater clarity in Anthony Burton's The Rainhill story, but without any form of explanation.. .

Locomotive and Allied Manufacturers' Association of Great Britain.
British locomotives. London, L.A.M.A. [1961?] .88 p. 136 illus. (incl. 29 col.), 9 diagrs. (inc. 1 col.).
Trade brochure.
Locomotive Manufacturers Association of Great Britain.
L.M.A. handbook. London, L.M.A, 1949.464 pp. including. 16 plates + 11 foldmg plates. 24 illustrations
Ottley 2791. Data book. See Locomotive Mag., 1949, 55, 113

Locomotive Cyclopedia of American Practice. Simmons-Boardman, 1922. 1141pp.

Locomotive Magazine
Locomotive of today: reprinted with additions and revisions from the 'Locomotive Magazine'. London. 1899. 178pp.
Ottley 3023 (cited location SLS Library): seen copy for sale Octagon Books Ely: signed R.S. McNaught. Ottley cites 8tn edition of 1927 which is much larger (316pp.). Some must be in NRM but not in absurd York University OPAC, but listed in Locomotive Mag.

London & North Eastern Railway
LNER locomotives 1938. London: Locomotive Publishing Co. Ltd. 48pp. landscape format
Information from ABEbooks
Locomotives of the L.N.E.R. past and present. London: Locomotive Publishing Co. Ltd. 50pp. 35 illustrations
In Jones Page 180: Partly historical, partly desriptive of the designs at time of publication. Reviiewed in Locomotive Mag., 1935, 41, 97 Also reviewed in Locomotive Mag., 1929, 35, 203 which mentions colour plate frontispiece of Gresley Pacific Royal Lancer painted by F. Moore

London, Midland & Scottish Railway
Locomotives old and new: some of the engines built by the L.M.S. and its constituent companies, 1829-1947. London: 1947. 62pp.
Ottley 6791 (illustraations with descriptions). Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1948, 54, 64

Long, P.J. and Awdry, W.V.
The Bristol & Gloucester Railway. Gloucester: Alan Sutton, 1987. 305pp.
Ottley 18561: praises sung letter by Kelvin White in Br. Rly. J., 1992, 5 88.

Longworth, Hugh
British Railway [sic] steam locomotives 1948-1968. Oxford Publishing Co. (Ian Allan). 320pp.
Title is odd, very odd. Copy borrowed from Millennium Library in Norwich. Martin Barnes in excessively kind review (J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2005, 35, 206) notes that its a bit like the Ian Allan ABCs in layout (but not the A4 page size). The illustrations cover most classes but are not comprehensive (unlike the numerical listing 1 to 92250). Not without a large number of minor errors: it is obvious that author only has a vague notion of what went on in East Anglia: for instance it is inferred that the Sentinel Y10 was a "Great Eastern" design. Although this may appear to have been a book on a mega scale and at a mega price about locomotive numbers it fails miserably on the vastly complex numbering of the WD 2-8-0s and 2-10-0s which in the early days of British Railways wandered around with all sorts of numbers. See Richard Strange review in Steam World, 2005 (218) p. 64 which finds several errors and omissions from sources...
British Railways Pre-Nationalisation coaching stock .Volume 1 GWR  & LNER  Crecy Publishing Ltd., 2018, 480pp,
Reviewed by Peter Backtrack
British Railways Pre-Nationalisation coaching stock.Volume 2 LMS & SR. Crecy Publishing Ltd., 2019. 338pp.

Lotter, Georg Von
Handbuch zum entwerfen regelspuriger dampf-lokomotiven. Munich and Berlin: R. Oldedburg, 1909
Reviewed in Locomotive Mag., 1909, 15, 152.

Lovett, Dennis A. and Allan McLean;
Edinburgh to Inverkeithing. Middleton Press. 96pp.
Reviewed by Graham Dick at length in NBRSG Journal

Lowe, James W.

Surnames beginning "Ma"

MacAmhlaigh, Donall.
The Irish navvy: diary of an exile.  Collins Press, 2013
Original written in Irish

Macaulay, J.

McConnell, David and Rankin, Stuart.
Rails to Turnberry and Heads of Ayr: the Maidens & Dunure Light Railway and the Butlin’s branch. Usk, 2010. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 155)

McCormack, Kevin
Great Western 'Kings'. Haynes. 152 pp.
Review by Phil Atkins in Backtrack, 2012, 26, 443

MacDermot, E.T.

McFetrich, David
An encyclopaedia of Britain's bridges. . Kettering: Priory Ash Publishing, 2010. 352pp.
Reviewed by Martin Barnes in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2011, 54.

McGowan, Christopher
The Rainhill Trials: the greatest contest of industrial Britain and the birth of commercial rail. London: Little, Brown, 2004. 380pp.
A "popular book" but one which cites its sources reflecting the scholarly nature of its author, a Canadian professor of zoology. It also covers much more ground than that stated in the title, including some highly illuminating comments on the genius of George Stephenson, and of the nature of the other competitors and their locomotives. The index looks good, but isn't.

McGregor, John
The West Highland Railway: plans, politics and people. Edinburgh: John Donald, 2005. 274pp.
In Millennium "Library" in Norwich: excellent book, but not relevant to Steamindex, nor to Norfolk: motive power is only noted in terms of limited accommodation for enginemen at Fort William.

McIntosh, David
The Flying Scotsman. Hersham: Ian Allan, 2010. 127pp.

MacIntosh, Jim.
Caledonian Railway livery. Lightmoor Press and Caledonian Railway Association, 2008. 328pp.
"This lavishly illustrated book is likely to become the definitive work" (Graham Bird: J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2009, 36, 60)

McKean, Charles.
Battle for the North: the Tay and the Forth Bridges and the 19th century railway wars. London: Granta Publications, 2006. 390pp..

McKenna, Frank
McKillop, Norman

McKinsey and Co..
Field organisation: restructuring the railway field organisation [of British Railways] Reference: AN 121/472 two editions Dec 1973 and Mar 1974 Date: 1971 Apr-1974 Mar Held by: National Archives, Kew

M'Laren, R.S.
Mechanical engineering for beginners
. London: Chas. Griffin & Co., Ltd
Reviewed LocomotiveMag., 1908,  14, 110

Maclean, Alexander Alasdair
North British album. London : Ian Allan, 1975. 144pp.

MacLean, J.S.
The locomotives of the North Eastern Railway, 1841-1922. Newcastle: R. Robinson & Co., [c.1923]. [vi], 120 p.+ front. 66 illus.,53diagrs.(s. els.), tables.
Earlier edition reviewd in Locomotive Mag., 1906, 12, 13. Based to some extent on an earlier work on the same subject published by the author in 1906.
The Newcastle & Carlisle Railway, 1825-1862. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: R. Robinson, 1948.
Ottley 7038. Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1949, 55, 78

McMahon, Michael

Macnair, Miles
William James (1771-1837): the man who discovered George Stephenson
Oxford: Railway & Canal Historical Society, 2007. 144pp.

McRae, Andrew
British Railway camping coach holidays — the 1930s and British Railways (London Midland Region). Stockport: Foxline, 1997. 97pp.
British Railways camping coach holidays — a tour of Britain in the 1950s and 1960s. Stockport: Foxline. 1998. 127pp.
Reviewed by Michael Blakemore in Backtrack, 1999, 13, 165

McShane, Charles
The locomotive up to date. Chicago: Griffin & Winters, 1899.
Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1899, 4, 96 2nd edition reviewed (and available from) Locomotive Mag., 1921, 27, 23.
Modern locomotive valves and valve gears. Chicago: Griffiths & Winters, 1917.
Verified via Library of Congress catalog. Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1918, 24, 92

MacTurk, G.G.
A history of the Hull railways. Hull: 1879. 164pp.
Ottley 1449

Maggs, Colin

Mahoney, Paul
The era of the bush tram in New Zealand. Wellington, N.Z. : Transpress, 2004. 192 pp.

Maidment, David

Makepeace, C.E. Oldest in the world: the story of Liverpool Road station, Manchester, 1830-1980. Manchester Region Industrial Archaeology Society, 1980. 89pp.

Manifold see Hollick

Mann,  F.A.W.
Railway bridge construction. Hutchinson Education, 158pp.
Review Railway Wld., 1973, 34,  82

Mann, Paul B.
How to draw locomotives. London and New York. The Studio Ltd . 64 pp.
Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1942, 48, 182

Mansfield & Pinxton Railway Project Group
The story of the Mansfield & Pinxton Railway written and produced by The Mansfield & Pinxton Railway Project Group under the editorship of Denis Hill, hardback, 98 pp.
Reviewed by DWM in Backtrack, 2021, 35, 518

Marlow, Norman
Footplate and signal cabin.
Includes extracts from Joy's Diaries

Marshall, C.F. Dendy
See Dendy Marshall (style adopted by Ottley)

Marshall, John

Marshall, William Prime
Description of the patent locomotive steam engine of Robert Stephenson & Co., with four elaborate engravings and numerous woodcuts of details. London, 1838.
Ottley 2925

Martin, Andrew

Martin, Don.
Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway guidebook with A.A. Maclean. Strathkelvin District Libraries and Museums. 1992. 128pp.
The Monkland & Kirkintilloch and associated railways. Strathkelvin District Libraries and Museums. 1995. 132 pp.

Marx, Klaus

Maskelyne, J.N.
A further selection of locomotives I have known. London: Percival Marshall, 1962.
Ottley 2913: further 33 (see below): Reviewed Rly Wld, 1963, 24, 118: notes that this volume cotains an appreciation of his work.
Locomotives I have known. London: Percival Marshall, 1959. 133pp.
Ottley 2901: 66 locomotives described with scale drawings. Landscape format..
The locomotives of the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway, 1903-1923. London, 1928. 155pp
Ottley 155pp. includes colour plates of F. Moore paintings

Mason, Eric

Mathers, C.H.
The vacuum brake, its theory, history and practice as used on the Great. Western Railway. Shrewsbury: Wilding & Son Ltd. 78pp
Reviewed in Locomotive Mag., 1940, 46, 25

Matheson, Rosa

Maund, Thomas Bruce
The tramways of Wallasey and Birkenhead. with Martin Jenkins. London : Light Rail Transit Association, 1987.

Meacher, Charles
Living with locos.
Truro: Bradford Barton, 1980. 109pp
LNER Footplate Memories.
D. Bradford Barton Ltd. 150pp. 
Reviewed by MLH in Rly Wld, 1978, 39, 506.

Mehta, Nanak Batukram.
Indian railways : rates and regulations. London : P. S. King & Son, Ltd.
PhD Thesis see review Locomotive Mag., 1927, 33, 203

Messenger, Michael

Metcalfe, Richard.
Davies & Metcalfe Ltd: railway engineers to the world
. 1999. 208 pp. 142 illus.
See also Metcalfe page

Metzeltin, Erich
Die entwicklung der lokomotive II Band (The development of the locomotive, Volume 2). R. Oldenbourg, Munchen and Berlin.  
Volume 2 reviewed Locomotive  Mag., 1930, 36, 403

Surnames beginning "Mi"

Middlemass, Thomas
Encyclopaedia of narrow gauge railways in Great Britain and Ireland. London: Guild, 1991. 272pp.
Includes Isle of Man Railway and Jersey Railways & Tramways and the two major miniature railways: R&ER and RH&DR, some industrial and some military railways.
Mainly Scottish steam. David & Charles. 157pp.
Autobiographical (Falkirk was the centre of his Scotland) Reviewed by KHS in Railway Wld, 1974, 35, 39 
The Scottish 4-4-0. Penryn: Atlantic, 1994. 128pp.
Contains many illustrations: each major company (CR, NBR, GSWR, HR and GNoSR) is allocated a chapter - thus Dugald Drummond's contribution appears in more than one place. There is a fair amount of biographical information and there are introductory and retrospective chapters as well as a section on Post-Grouping immigrants, such as the highly unpopular GNR classes, and the type translated to South of the Thames, notably by James Stirling and Dugald Drummond. More unexpectedly, there is a chapter on the 4-4-0T type. There is a short reading list graced with the title of "bibliography": McKillop who had vehement views on the GNR 4-4-0 type and made a D49 work like a Schools class is not mentioned. Alphabetico-classified index. Reviewed in NBRSGJ, 1995 (60) 26
Stroudley and his Terriers. Pendragon.
Reviewed by R.C. Riley in Backtrack

Middleton, Allan
It's quicker by rail! Stroud: Tempus, 2002.
History of LNER advertising. Reviewed in NBSGJ (87) 31

Minnis, John

Ministry of Transport. Committee on Main Line Railway Electrification.
Report. London, HMSO, 1931.
Chaired by Lord Weir of Eastwood with two members:. Sir Ralph Wedgwood, C.B., C.M.G and Sir William McLintock, G.B.E., ,C.V.O. with Colonel A. C. Trench, C.I.E., R.E. as Secretary. The witnesses whose statements are not included are listed with Weir :

Mitchell, W.R. and N.J. Mussett.
Seven years hard: building the Settle and Carlisle Railway; with visuals by W. Brocklebank. Clapham: Dalesman, 1976. 64pp.

Moffat, Hugh
East Anglia's first railways: Peter Bruff and the Eastern Union Railway. Lavenham: Terence Dalton, 1987. 228pp.

Monkswell (Lord)
Railways and their future. Ernest Benn Ltd.
Reviewed very briefly) in Locomotive Mag., 1917, 53, 14

Moody, G.T.
Southern electric: the history of the world's largest suburban electrified system. London: Ian Allan,  1957. 172pp.
Useful for being out-of-date: covers the remarkable development of suburab (and main line) electrified services on the Southern Railway. Biography is not neglected.

Moore,   Andrew
Ellis of Leicester: a Quaker family's vocation. Narborough: Laurel House, 2003.
Copies still available from publisher at greatly less than from Amazon

Morel, Julian
Pullman: the Pullman Car Company  — its services, cars, and traditions. Newton Abbot : David & Charles, c1983. 224pp. bibliography.

Morgan, Bill and Meyrick, Bette
Behind the Steam. Hutchinson: 1973. 222pp. 12 plates
Ottley 12010. Autobiography of engineman at Neyland depot between 1916 and 1864.

Morgan, Bryan

Morgan, John Scott.
The Colonel Stephens railways: a pictorial history. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1978. 96pp. Bibliog.
Reviewed by SDW (only **) in Backtrack, 1999, 13, 454
The story of the Q1s. Bishops Waltham: KRB, 2003. 72pp.

Morriss, Richard
The archaeology of railways. Stroud (Gloucs): Tempus. 1999.
Author worked at Ironbridge Gorge Museum: further one gets from Midlands the weaker the book becomes. Major error on caption of B1 leaving Newcastle in "sometime in the 1930s"!. (Fig. 11).

Morse,  Greg
Holiday trains. 64pp, 67 illustrations (42 colour), softback, Stroud: Amberley Publishing, 2019.
Reviewed by Philip L Scowcroft in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2019, 580

Mortimer, John.

Mountford, Colin E.  
The Private Railways of County Durham. Industrial Railway Society, 2004.
Rope & chain haulage: the forgotten element in railway history. Industrial Railway Society. 384pp.
See review in Archive, 2013 (78), p. 29

Mountford, Eric
Caerphilly works, 1901-1964. Hatch End: Roundhouse, 1965.
Ottley 11997. Described as "excellent" by Bob Crawley in Br Rly J. (9), 351
The Cardiff Railway. Oakwood.
For Backtrack review see 1 189
Swindon GWR reminiscences. Truro: Bradford Barton, 1985? 112pp.

Mountford, Jon and others
British steam engines:  Sywell: Igloo Books, 2010. 304pp.
Other authors are Tom Dodds. Tony Evans and David Adams. O.S. Nock wrote the Introduction and part of his British steam locomotives (1964) is used herein. Book was printed in China and some of the colour illustrations are extremely poor quality

Mowat, C.L.
The Golden Valley Railway: railway enterprise on the Welsh border in late Victorian times. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. 1964. 121pp.
Ottley 11891 which notes "a generous work in detail and in depth". Listed by Simmons as one of best railway histories: an obvious digital candidate

Mullarkey, Terence A.
The Oakwood Press: the first 80 years, 1931-2011: a collectors guide. Usk: Oakwood, 2012. 120pp. (X 100)

Mullay, A.J.

Murray, K.A.
Ireland's first railway. Dublin: Irish Railway Record Society, 1981. 200pp.+
Dublin and Kingstown Railway: Well received in Railway Wld., 1982, 43, 152

Surnames beginning "N"

Nash, George C.
The LMS at War. London: LMS, 1946. 88pp.
Includes col. front. and plates by Norman Wilkinson including LMS express (with red black 5?) being bombed at Bletchley and LMS steamers at St Valery evacuating troops. Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1946, 52, 176..

Neale, Andrew
Hunslet's narrow gauge lcomotives. Plateway,
Reviewed by Ian Pope in Archive, 1996, (9), 37  

Neele, George P.
Railway reminiscences. 1904.
Ottley 6348: reprinted in 1974 with an introduction by Jack Simmons: this is interesting for its insights into Victorian railway working (Neele completed his service with the LNWR as Superintendent of the Line). Thus we have Neele's impressions of the Railway Races to Edinburgh in 1888, the gradual trend towards standardization in matters like brakes, locomotive headlamp codes, telegraphic codes and the vital role of the Railway Clearing House. The conveyance of Her Imperial Majesty's Royal Mail is quite alien to those fed on a diet of junk mail: Neele regarded Mail as a  tantamount activity. Notes that Mr Spagnoletti of the GWR introduced the arbitray words, such as STORK: we have no trace of your invoice, send copy next train and FLAMINGO: following wanted for today's market. Page 276 refers to the Clark and Webb Chain Brake and its non acceptance by the Board of Trade. His term of tenure included a visit to the United States and a great deal to do with Roayal travel arrangements..

Nicholson, Peter
Flying Scotsman: the world's most travelled steam locomotive. Shepperton: Ian Allan, 1999. 112pp.
Mainly its long career as a preserved locomotive

Nicolson, Murdoch and O'Neill, M.
Glasgow: locomotive builder to the world. Glasgow Public Libraries. 1987
Fetches absurd prices on ABEBOOKS

Noble, Celia Brunel
The Brunels, father and son.
London: Cobden-Sanderson, 1938. xi. 279pp..
Ottley 5970. Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1938, 44, 300

Nock, Oswald Steven

Norden, G.
Landscapes under the luggage rack: great paintings of Britain. Northampton, author, 1997.
The railway carriage panel (includes Hamilton Ellis's contribution.

Norris, John, Beale, Gerry and Lewis, John
Edwardian enterprise: a review of Great Western Railway development in the first decade of this century. Didcot: Wild Swan, 1987. 202pp.
Coffee table (Camp presumably) format in pseudo Edawrdian style (including rather jaded type). The several major new lines, rolling stock and locomotives (by Beale) are surveyed.

Nutty, Ernest J.
G.W.R. two-cylinder piston-valve locomotives. 3rd ed.. Swindon: Author., 1977. 107pp.
Ottley 10591: see letter by Graham Beare BRJ 38 p.396. Earlier edition reviewsd in Locomotive Mag., 1948, 54,, 98.
Testing locomotive slide valves: ports and pistons. Swindon, 1943. 32pp.

Surnames beginning "O"

Oberg, Leon
Locomotives of Australia. . A.H. & A.W. Reed (Agent, Bailey Bras & Swinfen Ltd). 272pp.
Reviewed by Basil K. Cooper in Railway Wld, 1976, 37, 487.  Probable later edition which takes story up to 2010.

Obermayer, Horst J.
Deutsche dampflokomotiven (German steam locomotives). 270pp
Deutsche elektrolokomotiven (German electric locomotives). 220pp
Available from Ian Allan Ltd and reviewed by Basil K. Cooper in Railway World, 1972, 33, 37

O'Brien, Sean and Paterson, Don
Train songs. London: Faber & Faber, 2013. 172pp.
Neither of the poets own poetry is included in this beautiful anthology which reaches back to Wordsworth's condemnation of railways, through some obvious favourites like Auden's Night Mail, to some relatively obscure (to KPJ) poets. Ladies (Wendy Cope) and Americans (like Emily Dickinson) are here as well.

Occomore, David
The new railway to Scotland: the story of the building of the Settle to Carlisle Railway from newspapers of the time. Hayloft Publishing Ltd.
Reviewed by DH in Backtrack

Odhams Press
The World's railways and how they work. 1947. 320pp.
Probably owned by KPJ since publication: contains several Leslie Ashwell Wood cut away drawings including signed ones of A2/2 Cock o' the North still numbered 2001 crossing the Border and a coaling tower and many others. Unless someone can show that an other wrote the text Wood should probably be acknowleged as the Author. Also contains cut away drawings by R.B. Way.

Oeynhausen, Carl von and Dechen, Heinrich von
Railways in England, 1826 and 1827; translated by E.A. Forward; edited by Charles E. Lee in collaboration with K.R. Gilbert. Cambridge: Heffer for the Newcomen Society, 1971. x, 83 p.. 6 plates; map. (Newcomen Society for the Study of the History of Engineering and Technology. Extra publications. No. 7.)
Originally published as Ueber Schienenwege in England: Bemerkungen gesammelt auf einer Reise in den Jahren 1826 und 1827. Berlin: Reimer, 1829. See also two Newcomen Society papers: E.A. Forward on his initial translation in Volume 29, page 1 et seq and K.R. Gilbert A note on Railways in England

Oliver, Alfred [Socrates, pseud]
Locomotive valve gears. Raynes Park: Author (Co-operative Printing Society), 1930.
Author was a driver on the Southern Railway and produced other titles aimed at serving mutual improvement classes. This title was seen at NRM (reserve). Acknowledges assistance from Gresley, Clayton, Maunsell and Hughes. Not in Ottley? although other titlrs by Oliver/Socrates are.

Oram, Hugh
Ireland's largest industrial railway — the Guinness system. Catrine: Stenlake Publishing Limited, softback, 48 pp.
Reviewed by DWM and given five stars in Backtrack

Otter, R.A.
Civil engineering heritage: Southern England. Thomas Telford Ltd. RH. ****
Most of the subjects are still extant, although there are some exceptions, such as Brunel's timber viaducts: reviewd by RH in Backtrack, 1994, 8, 278.

Ottley, George

Surnames beginning "P"

Pambour, Guyonneau (Comte de)
Practical treatise on locomotive engines upon railways. London: John Weale, London, 1836.
Difficult to find in original Ottley volume as filed under Guyonneau (2930), but usually cited as Pambour (e.g. Ahrons). Originally published in French, in France. Very important for early locomotive history. Not yet seen by KPJ..

Park, James
Science on the rails (The story of the railway scientists)
Available NRM and London Transport Museum. Seen NRM, but insufficient time to digest its riches

Parkin, Dean with C.R. Temple
Bygone Yarmouth: an A to Z. Carlton Colville: Rushmere, 1990.
Good example of obscure publication which contains several "Archive" type of pictures. As well as showing trams in the Market Square it shows (page 4) an LD&ECR wagon on Hall Quay c1910 and salt wagons: coal & salt were essential for the fishing industry.

Parkinson, R.M.
Light railway constructlon. London: Longmans, Green & Co.
Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1903, 8, 123

Parris, Henry Walter
Government and railways in nineteenth century Britain. London: Routedge & Kegan Paul, 1965. xiim 244pp.  (Studies in Political History)
Ottley 11586 notes extensive bibliography and 905 notes in text. Parris also author of several other historical studies and a short biography of Sir Daniel Gooch in J. Transport Hist., 1975/6, 3, 203-16.

Paterson, Anne-Mary
Lairds in waiting — Highland Railway private stations and waiting rooms and the families who used them. Highland Railway Society. Soft back, 88 pp.
Reviewed by DWM in Backtrack, 2021, 35, 518
Spanning the gaps: Highland Railway bridges and viaducts. Highland Railway Society. 96pp. Softback, 173 Photos/maps/diagrams.
Reviewed by RG in Backtrack, 2018, 32, 510

Paterson, Walter and Webster, H.
A manual of locomotive running shed management. London: 1925. 200 pp.
Ottley 3018

Patrick, D.
Steam locomotive design London: Draughtsman Publishing Co. Ltd. 1937. 92 pp. 43 diagrams, 2 tables

Patterson, E.M.

Paxman, Jeremy.
The Victorians: Briatain through the paintings of the age. London? BBC Books, 2009. 255pp.

Paxton, Roland
100 years of the Forth Bridge. Thomas Telford, 1999.

Paye, Peter.
The Wisbech & Upwell Tramway.
240pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 152)

Peacock, Bill
Border country railways.
Waverley Route reflections.
See NBR Study Group J., 1982, (17), 12

Peacock, Thomas Bevill
Great Western suburban services.
Musing on railways.
Halstead: Auther. 1948
Includes following item plus The Mistley, Thorpe & Walton Railway and Railway pride  and prejudice Ottley 7790,
A trip by the Wye Valley train.
Author, 20pp.
Ottley shows that he wrote and published several short studies on railways; four of which were bound together as Musings. He was probably the son of the cardiologist who shares the same name. Good topic for someone who wishes to publish something, but would need access to either the NRM or British Librray. Reviewed in Locomotive Mag.,, 1948, 54, 64

Pearce, Thomas R.
The Locomotives of the Stockton and Darlington Railway. Historical Model Railway Society. 250pp.
Full description in section on early locomotives. Note not uncontaminated from Stretton (see page 5). This book is excellent except for some fuzzy references and the lack of an index: to an extent steamindex is attempting to make good some of this lack as page numbers are quoted for ciatations to it..

Pearsall, A.W.H.  
The Holyhead steamers of the LNWR (Premier Portfolio No.8). with H.H. Davies. Lutterworth: LNWR Society, 32pp
Given five star treatment in review by John Edgtington in Backtrack, 1991, 5, 246.

Pearson, A.J.
Man of the rail. London: Allen & Unwin, 1967. 203pp.
See also entry for Pearson

Pearson, John
Railways and scenery. 1867 and Cassell, 1932
Basil K. Cooper states in review The great trains edited by Bryan Morgan who calls it "mad, bad, almost unreadable" and "almost indispensable". Can only find an incomplete reference in Ottley: presumably because most of action takes place outwith England: look to Robert Humm in Stamford. Railway Wld, 1974, 35, 38

Peck, Alan Stanley
The Great Western at Swindon Works. Poole: Oxford Publishing Co, 1983. 281pp.
Ottley 17941: see appreciation by Blakemore BackTrack, 14, 250

Peel, Dave
Locomotive headboards: the complete story. Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 2006. 294pp.
The title is rather less than "not quite true", as the book is largely confined to those headboards fitted to "official named trains", the paradigm being the Flying Scotsman. Thus well-known headboards such as those associated with Pegler's Northern Rubber Company specials are not included. The author appears to have missed the rather good series of articles by William Cattermole in Steam Wld, 2005 (notably in Issue 218 beginning on page 26) wherein he notes how he designed headboards for Eastern Region, although on page 207 Peel does note that Cattermole, as well as Peter Smith and Peter Townend, were responsible for designing headboards under the general direction of L.P. Parker. The book suffers from being based on a region by region basis rather than being chronological: this also leads to The Master Cutler being in two different sections (in back-to-front order).. Insufficient attention is paid to the practice originating in destination headboards and the decoration of locomotives for special events. There are some excellent and interesting photographs, but an edition in html would be far easier to use. For instance, on page 170 there is the well-known photograph of Eric Gill fitting his design of the Flying Scotsman headboard to No. 4475 Flying Fox at King's Cross on 21 November 1932. Other difficult to trace photographs are one of 34059 Sir Archibald Sinclair with The Norfolkman headboard at Norwich in May 1949. An Imperial Airways Special Train headboard with that Company's symbol is shown (page 74) fitted to T9 No. 338 at Victoria about to leave the special air terminal platform for Southampton on 6 June 1939...

Pendred, Vaughan
The railway locomotive: what it is and why it is what it is. 1908. 310pp.
Available as an e-book free from charge. Aimed at the non-railway engineer with a considerable amount on the locomotive as a vehicle: begins with consideration of some major accidents.

Pennie, Robin.
John Ramsbottom: a Victorian engineering giant
. Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Society, 2007. 96pp

Pertwee, Bill
The station now standing. Hodder & Stoughton, 128pp.
Reviewed warmly by BC in Backtrack, 1991, 5, 246.

Peter, Bruce
The changing face of British Railways.
. Ramsey, Isle of Man: Lily Publications, 2018. 336pp, 769 illustrations (494 colour),
Reviewed by Peter Brown. Journal Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2019, (234), 438

Pettigrew, W.F.

Pettitt, Gordon
The Regional Railways story with Nicholas Comfort. Addlestone: Oxford Publishing, 2015, 240pp, 12 b&w and 230 colour illustrations, 10 maps & diagrams, hardback,
Reviewed by Graham Bird.  J, Rly Canal Hist, Soc., 2016, 460-1

Philips, Stephen D.
The Lynton Barnstaple Railway measured and drawn: the railway and its archaeology. Hartlebury: SD Publications, 2012. 262pp, 250 pages of diagrams plans, 45 bw photos, hardback.
Reviewed by Brian Janes in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2013 (216), 64

Phillips, Charles
The Great Eastern Railway in South Essex: a definitive history. Barnsley: Pen & Sword Books, 2019. 256pp, 100 illustrations
Reviewed by Tony Kirby J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc. 2019 (236), 574
The Great Eastern since 1900. lan Allan Ltd, 96pp.
Reviewed Railway World, 1986, 47, 18

Phillips, Christopher
Civilian specialists at war: Britain's transport experts and the First World War. London: University of London Press, 2020. 444pp, 15 maps, 17 charts and tables, hardback and softback (also available as e-book).
Reviewed by William Featherstone in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc. 2020, 40, 186

Phillipson, E.A.

Pickels, G.W.
Railroad surveying, with C.C. Wiley. London: Chapman & Hall, Ltd.
American practice: reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1914, 20, 134

Pike, Jim.
Locomotive names: an illustrated dictionary. Stroud: Sutton, 2000. 199pp.
See Locomotive names

Plumridge,  John H.
Hospital ships and ambulance trains.
Seeley, Service & Co Ltd. 203pp.
Ottley 11680 with a generous note "highly informative". Reviewed generously by by R.J. in Railway Wld, 1976, 37, 222.

Polaritz. Jack
P&LE's Bershires. Kahndog, 2004.
Copies available for American customers: cover visible on Internet. Cited Phil Atkins

Pole, F. :
Felix Pole : his book. Bracknell (Berks.), Town & Country Press. 234 p. illus.

Pollock, D.R. and White, D.E., compilers.
The 2-8-0 & 2-10-0 locomotives of the War Department, 1939-1945: Stanier L.M.S. type 2-8-0; British Austerity 2-8-0; British Austerity 2-10-0; Robinson L.N.E.R. class O4 2-8-0. Rly Obsr., 1946, 16 Supplement No.5. 40 p. + 4 plates. 9 illus., 2 diagrs.
Listed as monograph: Ottley 3056

Popplewell, Lawrence
Bournemouth railway history
. Dorset Publishing Co. 224pp.
Reviewed by Basil K. Cooper. Railway Wld, 1974, 35, 39  
The railways, canals and mines of Looe and Liskeard
see Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 42

Porter, Lindsey
Leek & Manifold Light Railway. Ashbourne: Asbourne Editions, 2002.  96pp.
All illustrations, but most of which are informative rather than decorative. Includes portraits of Everard R. Calthrop, John B. Earle and Godfrey Brewer, as well of locomotives.

Potter, G.W.J.
History of the Whitby & Pickering Railway. 2nd, ed, London: 1906. 81pp.
Ottley 7025
Railway medals and tokens. Brighton, 1901. Railway Club Library Vol. 1
Ottley 7439

Poultney, Edward Cecil

Powell, A[lec] J[ohn]
Living with London Midland locomotives. London: Ian Allan, 1977.156pp.
Stanier locomotive classes. London: Ian Allan, 1991. 96pp.
A4 format: each locomotive class is considered individually.

Pratley, Ron
Locomotives of the Hull & Barnsley Railway. HMRS, 2000. 48 pp. 4 col. plates, 17 line drawings, 56 illus.

Pratt, Edwin A.
British Railways and the Great War: organisation, efforts, difficulties and achievements.  London: Selwyn & Blount, 1921. 2v.
Ottley 513. Author had access to official information, Covers all aspects from the preparations for war in 1912 until the end of control, 1921. In addition to a general survey there is a short account for each major railway. Illus include portraits. maps. Originated as a part work: see Locomotive Mag., 1921, 27, 108

Prebble, John
The high girders. London: Martin Secker & Warburg, 1956.
Also Pan paperback edition

Price, J.H.
Tramcar, carriage & wagon builders of Birmingham: a short history of the rolling stock trade in the West Midlands, with notes on associated companies elsewhere. Author, 1982. 64pp.
Ottley 16082

Prideaux, J.D.C.A.
The English narrow gauge railway
David & Charles, 96pp,
Reviewed by JB in Rly Wld, 1978, 39, 506
Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Album. David & Charles. 96pp.
Reviewed by Basil K. Cooper in Railway Wld. 1975, 36, 211

Pring, Martyn
Luxury railway travel: a social and business history. Barrnsley: Pen & Sword Transport, 2019. 366pp.
Reviewed Backtrack. 2020, 34, 366.

Pringle, J.W.
Report on the derailment of a passenger train, which occurred on the 24th August, 1927, near Sevenoaks on the Southern Railway. Ministry of Transport: Railway accidents [monograph]. London, H.M.S.O., 1928. 38 p. 5 diagrs. (incl. s. & f./r. els.), 6 tables, plan.
Gresley criticised the riding qualities of the tank engines on curves at high speed plus the vibration experienced with the 4-6-0.

Prosser. Ian
A new illustrated hisory of Her Majesty's Eailway Inspectorate from 1840 with David Keay; edited by Nigel Harris. Peterborough: Steam World, 2019.

Pulleyn, Richard.
Signalling centres in the North East: No.1 York. Eaglescliffe: North Eastern Railway Association, 2020. 136pp.
Reviewed by Michael Blakemoor in Backtrack, 2021, 35, 278

Quick, M.
Railway passenger stations in Great Britain: a chronology. 5th edition, Railway Canal and Historical Society. E-book

Quine, Dan.
Blue slate and green trees: the story of the Hendre Ddu Tramway. Lightmoor Press, 2021.

Quinn, Tom.

Surnames beginning "Ra"

Radford, J.B.
Railway Correspondence and Travel Society (RCTS).

Railway Diary and Officials' Directory for 1923. London: McCorquodale & Co. Ltd
Not in Ottley: probably started in 1899; Lists directors

Railway Executive
Unification of British Railways: administrative principles and practice. London: Modern Transport. 1951.
Includes contributions from Barrington-Ward, Riddles, Train, Watson, Blee and W.P. Allen and a foreword by John Elliot.

Railway Gazette
It used to be the practice to reprint series of articles as booklets which were sometimes reviewed in other journals (some are listed below)
British locomotive types: compiled from official drawings supplied by the chief mechanical engineers of the four main-line railways. London, Railway Publishing Co., 1937. vii p. + 113 plates. 113 diagrs. (s. els.)
Major sources of diagrammatic material and compiled technical data. Reviewed Loco. Rly Carr. Wagon Rev., 1937, 43, 335. 5th edition reviewed in Locomotive Mag., 1943, 49, 142. Sixth edition reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1947, 53, 14 Ottley 3052
Centenary of railway inspection. Reprinted from Railway Gazette. 1940. 20pp.
Ottley 5353, Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1940, 46, 250
Coming of age of Railway Grouping. 1944
Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1944, 50, 146

The Railway Handbook 
1946-1947 reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1947, 53, 14

Railway junction diagrams 1915. David & Charles. 214pp.
Reviewed by M.J. in Rly Wld., 1969, 30, 507.

Railway Master Mechanic (New York)
Railway shop up-to-date:  a reference book of up-to-date American railway shop practice.
Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1908, 14, 110

The railway traveller's handy book of hints, suggestions and advice... London, 1862. 154pp..
Ottley 4926. Reprint in which Jack Simmons had some involvement reviewed in Railway World, 1971, 32, 506

Raistrick, Arthur
Quakers in science and industry: being an account of the Quaker contributors to science and industry during the 17th and 18th centuries. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1968. 361pp.
Originally published Bannisdale Press in 1950: states that Hoskinson, a Quaker, was one of the judges at the Rainhill Trials. This appears to be incorrect.

Ransom, Philip John Greer
Ransome-Wallis, P., editor

Rapley, John
The Britannia and other tubular bridges. Stroud (Gloucs.): Tempus. 160pp.
Reviewed by Martin Barnes in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc, 2004, 34, 488 where it is stated that it is a "model of effective history"

Ratcliffe, R.L.
The Canterbury & Whitstable Railway.. London: Locomotive Club of Great Britain, 1980. 24pp.
Ottley 12484

Rattenbury, Gordon and Lewis, M.J.T.
Merthyr Tydfil tramroads and their locomotives. RCHS, 2004. 88pp.
Reviewed by Stephen Jones in Journal of the Railway & Canal Historical Society, 2004, 34, 640

Raymond, William G.
Elements of railroad engineering. 6th edition. with  H.E. Riggs and W.C. Sadler. Chapman & Hall.  New York: John Wiley
Presumably a historical curiosisity: lightly reviewed in Locomotive Mag., 1948, 54, 164
Railroad field manual for civil engineers. Chapman & Hall, Ltd.
Reviewed in Locomotive Mag., 1915, 22, 288

Reder, Gustav
Clockwork, steam and electric; translated by C. Hamilton Ellis. Ian Allan Ltd. 216pp.
Reviewed Railway Wld., 1973, 34,82

Redwood, Christopher
The Weston, Clevedon and Portishead Railway. Sequoia Publishing/Avon-Anglia. 183pp.
Reviewed Railway Wld., 1982, 43, 152

Reed, Brian
Reed, Malcolm C.
Rees, Jim

Reynolds, Michael
Continuous railway brakes: a practical treatise. London 1882.
Ottley 3232: notes that includes a historical survey.
Locomotive engine-driving: a practical manual for engineers in charge of locomotive engines. London: 1877-
Ottley 4032: 8th edition 1888. Seen 6th edition (1884): facsimile reprint with title: Steam engine locomotive train driving manual; ed. T. Wallis. London: Karnak with extraordinary cover photograph.. Short extract in Hardy.
Engine-driving life: or, stirring adventures in the lives of locomotive engine-drivers. London: 1881.
Ottley 4042. 3rd edition 1894. Reviewed in Moore's Monthly Mag., 22.

Ribeiro, George, and Hulme, William
Ribeiro’s train-rating diagrams. [with “Train resistance charts.”]. London: Locomotive Publishing Co. , [1932]
BLPC not in Ottley. See also Loco. Rly Carr. Wagon Rev., 1932, 38, 291.

Rich, Fred
Yesterday once more: a story of Brighton steam. Bromley: P.E. Waters & Associates, 1996. 168pp.

Richards, Jack and Searle, Adrian.  
The Quintinshill Conspiracy: the shocking true story behind Britain's worst rail disaster. Pen & Sword. 224pp.
Reviewed in Backtrack, 2014, 28, 382 and eulogised by Rolph Walker in Backtrack letter (Volume 29, p. 445)

van Riemsdijk, J.T.

Rigney, Peter
Trains, coal and turf: transport in Emergency Ireland. Irish Academic Press. 2010. 200pp.
2012 Transport History Book of the year Reviewed by John King in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2011, 55

Rimmer, Alan.
Testing times at Derby: a 'Privileged' view of steam. Usk: Oakwood, 2004. 120pp. (RS14)
Began as a series of articles in a periodical Locomotives large and small in the 1980s. Several interesting references to locomotive testing..

Ripper, William

Ritchie, R.
Railways: their rise, progress and construction, with remarks on railway accidents and proposals for their prevention... London: 1846.
Ottley 4980

Robbins, Michael

Robertson, Charles James Alan
The origins of the Scottish railway system, 1728-1844.
"A very finely finished work: the best historical account yet produced of the history of railways in any part of Great Briatin". [Jack Simmons, Oxford Companion]. Further appreciation by Rutherford (Backtrack 14, 541).

Robertson, Kevin

Robotham, Robert
The last years of 'The Wee Donegal' - the County Donegal Railways in colour 1950-1959. . Colourpoint.
Reviewed by SDW in Backtrack, 1999, 13, 454  (***) "outstanding contribution"

Robertson, Struan T.
The Glasgow Horse Tramways.. Scottish Tramway and Transport Society, 2000.  72pp.

Roche, F.J.
Historic locomotive drawings in 4 mm scale.
London, Ian Allan, [196 ] 104 p.
Seventy types of locomotives and tenders are presented in elevation and plan form. It is intended to help railway modellers and is a selection from the Roche drawings which were originally published as individual units between 1948 and 1952.

Roche, T.W.E.
The withered arm. Forge Books
Mentioned by Railway Wld., 1978, 39, 37

Roden, Andrew
The Duchesses: the story of Britain's ultimate steam locomotives. London: Arum, 2008. 248pp. + 8 col. plates (22 illus., some col.)
Flying Scotsman: an extraordinary story of the world's most famous train. London: Arum, 2007. 246pp. + 8 col. plates (33 illus., some col.). Bibliog.

Rogers, H.C.B.

Rohou, Jean-Louis (editor)
Twenty years under the Channel and beyond? (La Revue d’histoire des chemin de fer combined volumes 48 and 49) Paris: Association pour l’histoire des chemin de fer, 2018. 518pp, 6 colour photographs, 81 maps, graphs and diagrams, softback, (for access contact reviewer – see note at end of review). Reviewed by William Featherstone, J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2018, 376-7

Rolt, Lionel Thomas Carswell (Tom) (1910-74)

Rose, Peter.
Railway memories, No. 3. Leeds. Todmorden: Bellcode. 1992. 96pp.
Ottley 14163

Ross, David

Rous-Marten, Charles
British locomotive practice & performance: extracts from the pioneering Railway Magazine articles of 1902-1908; ed. Charles Fryer. Wellingborough: Patrick Stephens, 1990. 158pp.

Rowland, Don
British Railways wagons: the first half milliom. Newton Abbot:: David & Charles, 1985. 192pp'
Ottley 19107

Rowland, John
Railway pioneer: the story of George Stephenson. Lutterworth Press. 121pp.
Written for children. Reviewed Railway World, 1972, 33, 37

Rowledge, J.W.P.

Rowse, A.L.
The diaries; edited Richard Ollard. Allen Lane, 2003. 462pp.
The diaries are of interest because (i) he makes an interesting comment on Sir Ralph Wedgwood and (ii) he new Jack Simmons moderately well and his comments are incorporated in the section on Simmons and his work.

Surnames beginning "Ru"

Rush, R.W.
See also note under authorship based on an obituary
British steam railcars. Tarrant Hinton: Oakwood, 1989. (Locomotion Papers 53).142pp. + addenda and corrigenda (2pp)
Owes much to a paper by Hurry Riches (one of the many omissions from Oxford Companion)
The Furness Railway: 1843-1923. Oakwood Press, 1973. 113pp.
Ottley 11707: copy seen had a 64pp Supplement: Furnace Railway locomotives and rolling stock.

Russell, Colin and Hudson, John.
Early railway chemistry and its legacy. RSC Publishing. 2011. 208pp.

Russell, J.H.
See separate page

Rutherford, Michael
See separate page

Surnames beginning "Sa"

Salveson, Paul
The Settle-Carlisle Railway.  Crowood Press, paperback, 208pp,
Reviewed by DJ (David Joy?) Backtrack, 2020, 34, 366: see also authorship

Sambrook, Chris
British carriage & wagon builders & repairers, 1830-2006. Lydney: Lightmoor, 2007, 200pp.
Rodney Hartley (J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2009, 36, 63) considers it to be "a very good reference book"

Sanders, T.H.

Satow, Michael and Ray Desmond 
Railways of the Raj. London: Scolar Press. 118pp. Landacape format
Foreword by Paul Theroux. Ray Desmond was the Librarian at the India Office. Short text (about three pages) cover locomotive development on the Sub-Continent. Main function of book is reproduction of early photographs plus reproductions of a few paintings and some cartoons, mainly related to the troops who suffered the heat and military discipline..

Saunders, P.H.
Wagon details and construction. London: Crosby, Lockwood & Son. 1932.
Reviewed Loco. Rly Carr. Wagon Rev., 1932, 38, 74

Sauvage, E.

Savage, C.I.
Inland transport. London: HMSO, 1957. 678pp.  (History of the Second World War)

Sayer, Anthony P.
The Metropolitan-Vickers Type 2 Co-Bo diesel-electric locomotives — from design to destruction.
Barnsley: Pen and Sword, hardback, 272 pp.  Reviewed by DWM in Backtrack, 2021, 35, 221

Schofield, R.B.
Benjamin Outram, Cardiff: Merton Priory Press, 2000. 340pp, 24 plates, 32 maps and diagrams, hard covers,
Reviewed very favourably by Martin Barnes in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc.,2001, 33, 592

Science Museum, London
The British railway locomotive: a brief pictorial history of the first fifty years of the British steam railway locomotive, 1803-1853; compiled by G.W. Westcott. London: HMSO, 1958.
Handbook of the collections illustrating land transport. [Part] 3. Railway locomotives and rolling stock, by E.A. Forward. Part I. A historical review. London, H.M.S.O., 1931. 100 p. + front. + 24 plates. 48 illus.
9 pp. describe the 1920-1930 period.
Handbook of the collections illustrating land transport. [Part] 3. Railway locomotives and rolling stock, by E.A. Forward. Part 2. Descriptive catalogue. London, H.M.S.O., 1931. 119 p. + 12 plates. 24 illus.
Reviewed Loco. Rly Carr. Wagon Rev., 1932, 38, 74

Scott, E.K.  
Matthew Murray, pioneer engineer. Leeds: 1928. 132pp.
Ottley 2855

Scott, William.
Locomotives of the LMS NCC and its predecessors. Newtownards: Colourpoint, 2008. 192pp. Bibliog.
Further information on this wonderful publisher's page

Scott-Morgan, John
The original Bulleid Pacifics.. Sparkford: Haynes, 2012. 160pp.
Red panniers: last steam on the Underground with Kirk Martin.  Lydney: Lightmoor, 2008.
One of the authors (Kirk Martin) worked as a fireman on these locomotives and describes his work. Reviewer (Tim Edmonds: J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2009, 36, 61) considers that it is "over-illustrated".

Searles, William H.
Field engineering: a handbook of the theory and practice of railway surveying, location and construction. London: Chapman & Hall, Ltd.
Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1916, 22, 83

Sekon, G.A.

Sells, M.P.
How the locomotive works, and why. Locomotive Publishing Co., 1936. 93pp.
See Locomotive Mag., 1936, 42, 200
The steam locomotive of today. Locomotive Publishing Co., 1951. 250pp
Ottley 3039 and 3081 "many illustrations and diagrams". See also Sells

Semmens, Peter W.B.

Sewell, G.W.M. (Bill)
The North British Railway in Northumberland. Baunton, Devon: Merlin Books, 1993.
Author major contributor to North British Railway Study Group
Northumbrian railway reflections (in 3 volumes). Bellingham: Heritage Centre, 2018 (originally 1992/1993)
See review and obituary in North British Railway  Study Group Journal, 2018 (134) page 44

Sewell, John
Elementary treatise on steam and locomotion, etc. 1852. 2 volumes
Also An elementary treatise on steam and the steam-engine ... being an extension of the Elementary treatise on steam of John Sewell. By D. K. Clark. London: 1875. Citedc by C.F. Dendy Marshall in Locomotive Mag., 1925, 31, 64: not in Ottley

Shannon, Paul
British railway infrastructure since 1970: an historical overview. Barnsley: Pen and Sword Transport, 2019. 176pp, 200 photographs (chiefly colour), 20 maps  & diagrams, 12 tables.
Reviewed by Ray Shill in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2020, 40, 124
Rail freight since 1968: wagonload. Great Addington: Silver Link, 2008.

Shapland,  Maggie
The ups and downs of the Clifton Rocks Railway and the Clifton Spa.
Bristol Industrial Archaeology Society on behalf of the Clifton Rocks Railway Trust. 2017. 317pp, over 430 illustrations (mostly in colour), hardback,
Reviewed by Peter Brown. J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc, 2018, 379

Sharman, Mike
The Crampton locomotive. Oakwood Press: 1983.
Biography of Sharman

Sharpe, Brian.
The Flying Scotsman: the legend lives on. Barnsley: Wharncliffe Transport, 2009. 192pp.

Shepherd, Cliff
Skinningrove Iron and Steel Works — its history, railways and locomotives. Industrial Railway Society, 2013. 200pp
2013 Railway Book of the Year (Railway & Canal Historical Society prize: see Bulletin No. 444 (2013)

Shepherd, W. Ernest
The Dublin & South Eastern Railway. Newton Abbott: David & Charles. 1974. 231pp.

Sherwood,  Shirley
Venice Simplon Orient-Express. Weidenfield & Nicolson, 160pp,
Reviewed Railway Wld., 1983, 44, 522

Sherwood, Tim
Charles Tyson Yerkes: the traction king of London. Chalford: Tempus, 2008. 157pp. + plates.
Reviewed (twice) in Backtrack Volume 23 by RH (page 125) and MJS (page 190): KPJ: a very good read.

Shorland-Ball, Rob .
Cambridge Station: its development & operation as a rail centre. Pen & Sword Books Ltd, Hardback, 187pp.
Reviewed by G.B. Skelsey in Backtrack, 2018, 32, 574
The minor railways of East Anglia: development, demise & destiny. Barnsley: Pen & Sword Transport, 2020. 144pp,
Four of the  pages are devoted to an attempt to define minor railways, so it may be inferred that the book as a whole may represent a paradign for minor railways. He failed t o note that Steamindex has a category for the locomotives of minor railways, but only includes one for East Anglia: the Mid Suffolk Light Railway, although the long forgotten Sandy  & Potton Railway is also included

Sillcox,  Lewis K.
Mastering momentum. New York City: Simmons-Boardman, 274 pp. 130 illustrations
Reviewed in Locomotive Mag., 1941, 47, 72

Simmons, Jack
The Oxford companion to British railway history.

Simpson, C.R.H. and Roberts, F.B.
Locomotives and their working... London, Virtue, 1952. 2 v. (viii, 561 p.) + 2 folding fronts. + 12 plates (incl. 4 col. & 8 folding). 86 illus., 271 diagrs.
A textbook for enginemen.

Sinclair, Angus
Development of the Locomotive Engine. New York: Angus Sinclair Publishing Co. London: The Locomotive Publishing Co. 1907.
Not in Ottley: see review in Locomotive Mag., 1908, 14, 39
Locomotive engine running and management. London: Chapman & Hail, Ltd.
Reviewed in Locomotive Mag., 1916, 22, 83. and in Locomotive Mag., 1908, 14, 145

Singer, Charles
History of Technology. Oxford University Press, 1958. 5 v.
A major reference work. Hamilton Ellis wrote chapter on the development of railway engineering in Volume 5. Pickles, S.S. Production and utilization of rubber. Chapter 31 also in Volume 5. 752-75.

Skellon, Peter W.
Bashers, Gadgets and Mourners: the life and times of the LNWR Coal Tanks. Bahamas Locomotive Society.
Steam locomotive lubrication: its development and practice. Barrow-in-Furness: MIC Publications, 1997. 160pp. diagrs., illus., table. bibliography.

Slinn, J.N.
The Great Western Railway: the Great Western way. HMRS, 1978.
See Ottley 11787 for what appears to be a complex publication first published in 1967 and published in a much larger version in 1978.

Surnames beginning "Sm"

Small, Sidney Aylmer
Electrical railroading or, electricity as applied to railroad transportation. Chicago: Fred. J. Drake & Co. London:  Locomotive Publishing Co., Ltd.
Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1908, 14, 145

Smith, David
British Railways stinks: the life and work of Britain's last railway chemists. Horncastle: Gresley Books, 2019. 208pp + 32 plates 
Reviewed by Kevin Jones in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc, 2020. 40, 188

Smith, David J. 
GWR signalling practice. Great Western Study Group. 400pp.
Reviewed (recommended) by Ian Pope in Archive Issue 103

Smith, David L.
Smith, Dawn
The Biographical Dictionary of Britain’s Railway Personalities, Organisations & Events, 1597 - 1923: excluding Ireland, Isle of Man & Channel Islands
. Glebe Publications, Peterlee.

Smith, G. Royde
Old Euston: an account of the beginning of the London & Birmingham Railway and the building of Euston Station. London: LMS Rly., 1938. 70pp. + 6 plates
Ottley 6367. Reviewd Locomotive Mag., 1939, 45, 29.
The history of Bradshaw: a centenary review of the origin and growth of the most famous guide in the world. 76pp.
Ottley 7941. Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1940, 46, 113

Smith, George [Turner]]
Hartlepool railways. Stroud: Amerley, 2013.
Thomas Hackworth — locomotive engineer.  George Smith. Fonthill, softback, 144pp,
Reviewed Backtrack, 2015, 29, 702
Wylam: 200 years of railway history. Stroud: Amerley, 2012. 128pp
Reviewed by Phil Atkins in Backtrack, 2014, 28, 62

Smith, Iain R.
Scotland's lost railways 1. The Borders; edited , Moorfoot Publishing, 36pp .
Reviewed Railway Wld, 1982, 43, 430.

Smith, Martin
Britain's light railways. Shepperton: Ian Allan, 1994. 192pp,
An extremely useful reference work complete with a modest Bibliography and an excellent Introduction which enumerates the relatively extensive legislation relating to light railways. The book excludes street-based systems and miniature railways. The following are described: 1 Amesbury & Military Camp Light Railway 2 Ashover Light Railway 3 Avonmouth Light Railway 4 Axaninster & Lyme Regis Light Railway 5 Bankfoot Light Railway 6 Barton & Immingham Light Railway 7 Basingstoke & Alton Light Railway 8 Bentley & Bordon Light Railway 9 Bere Alston & Calstock Light Railway 10 Bideford, Westward Ho! & Appledore Railway 11 Brackenhill Light Railway 12 Burry Port & Gwendraeth Valley Railway 13 Cairn Valley Light Railway 14 Campheltown & Machrihanish Light Railway 15 Cawood, Wistow & Selby Light Railway 16 Cleobury Mortimer & Ditton Priors Light Railway 17 Corringham Light Railway 18 Derwent Valley Light Railway 19 Dornoch Light Railway 20 Easingwold Railway 21 East Kent Light Railway 22 Edge Hill Light Railway 23 Elliot Junction & Carmyllie Light Railway 24 Elsenham & Thaxted Light Railway 25 Festiniog Railway 26 Firbeck Light Railway 27 Fraserburgh & St Combs Light Railway 28 Gifford & Garvald Railway 29 Goole & Marshland Light Railway and Isle of Axholme Light Railway 30 Grimsby District Light Railway 31 Kelvedon, Tiptree & Tollesbury Pier Light Railway 32 Kent & East Sussex Light Railway 33 Kingsnorth Light Railway 34 Lampeter, Aberayron & New Quay Light Railway 35 Lauder Light Railway 36 Leadhills & Wanlockhead Light Railway 37 Leek & Manifold Light Railway 38 Lowca Light Railway 39 Maidens & Dunure Light Railway 40 Mawddwy Light Railway 41 Mid-Suffolk Light Railway 42 Nidd Valley Light Railway 43 North Devon & Cornwall Light Railway 44 North Lindsey Light Railway 45 North Sunderland Railway 46 Ponteland Light Railway 47 Sand Hutton Light Railway 48 Sheppey Light Railway 49 Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Railway 50 South Shields, Marsden & Whitburn Colliery Railway 51 Tanat Valley Light Railway 52 Tickhill Light Railway 53 Totton, Hythe & Fawley Light Railway 54 Vale of Rheidol Light Railway 55 Welsh Highland Railway 56 Welshpool & Lianfair Light Railway 57 Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Light Railway 58 Wick & Lybster Light Railway 59 Wrington Vale Light Railway.
British railway bridges and viaducts. Ian Allan, 1995?. 176 pp
Reviewed in NBRSG Journal Issue 59 p. 32

Smith, Paul and Keith Turner.
Railway atlas then and now, 3rd Edition. Crecy. 128pp.
Given four star teatment by Mike Blakemore Backtrack, 2020, 34, 605

Smith, Vernon L[yle]
One man's locomotives: 50 years experienced with railway motive power. Glendale: Trans-Anglo Books, 1987. LC 86025085.
Commands very high prices on Internet

Smith, W.A.C. and Paul Anderson
An illustrated history of Glasgow's railways
. Irwell Press, 1993.

Smithers, Mark
An illustrated history of 18 inch gauge steam railways. Sparkford: Oxford Publishing Co., 1992. 176pp.
Lines were constructed to this gauge at Crewe an Horwich Locomotive Works, notably at the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich, and at Chatham Dock Yard. The Sand Hutton Light Railway also employed this gauge. Some former euipment has been used in preserved lines, notably at Bicton Woodlands. The John Knowles & Co. (Wooden Box) Ltd at Woodville in Leicestershire is also described.
Locomotive builders of Leeds: E.B. Wilson & Manning Wardle. Barnsley: Pen & Sword Transport.199pp. hardback.
Reviewed by MR in Backtrack and by Kevin Jones in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2018, 380.
Sir Arthur Heywood and the fifteen inch gauge railway. Plateway. 1995

Snell, J.B.

Snell, S.
A story of railway pioneers: being an account of the inventions and works of Isaac Dodds and his son, Thomas Weatherburn Dodds. London, 1921.
Ottley 2846. Ransom's Iron road is critical of this work.

Somers, A.J.
The steam locomotive—how it works and how it is driven [in]:
St. John, J., editor.
Britain's railways today. London, Naldrett, 1954,192 pp. incl.front.& 46 plates. 98 illus., 17 diagrs., 2 tables.
A series of signed articles by railway officials.

Southern Railway
Locomotives of the Southern Railway, 1925. Southern Railway, 1925. 55pp.
Ottley 7343 who found it in Railway Club library: . Presumably produced for Railway Centenary at Darlington. Ottley First Supplement notes second edition in 1926 which has 72pp and colour frontispiece, an F. Moore painting  and was published by Locomotive Publishing Co.

Stead, Christopher
The birth of the steam locomotive – a new history. Haddenham: Fern House, 2002. 115pp.

Steel, Ernest A. and Steel, Elenora H. The miniature world of Henry Greenly. Kings Langley: Model & Allied Publications, 1973. 251pp.
Not without errors: on page 55 it refers to a meeting with Bowen-Cooke at Derby (and visit to Willans' engineering works): thus must have been Rugby! Reviewed by A.B.M in Railway World, 1973, 34, 257

Steel, George MacLennan
Dundee's iron horses... Edinburgh, 1974.
Full details.

Steel, Wilfred L.
The history of the London & North Western Railway. London, 1914. 502.pp.
Ottley 6353.  Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1914, 20, 43.

Stephen, R.D.
Scottish stteam miscellany. Truro: Bradford Barton. 1977. 96pp
Steam supreme: recollections of Scottish railways in the 1920s. Truro: Bradford Barton. [1980]. 151pp.
Son of the manse: commuted across Forth Bridge to school in Edinburgh from 1915. Includes some very interesting photographs.Reviewed Rly Wld, 1980, 41, 491 and by Rich Heard in NBR Study Gp. J., 1980 (11) 31.

Stephenson Locomotive Society

Stevens, Edward Cleveland.
English railways: their development and relation to the state. London: 1915, 332pp.
Ottley 3635

Stewart, Ian.
The Glasgow tramcar. Scottish Tramway Museum Society, 1983. 200pp. many illustrations iincluding colour
Many oe thhe author's colour drawings inclung Coronation cars in original liveries.

Stockton-on-Tees Railway Centenary Committee.
The Centenary of public railways at their birthplace, Stockton-on-Tees, with a brief history of the town prior to and since 1825. 1925. 105pp.
Item sent in error from a Doncaster online bookseller. Ottley 382 [Railway Club item]. Very low standard of reproduction of photographs and very much the world as seen from Stockton.

Stoffels, W.
Lokomotivbau und Dampftechnik. Basel and Stuttgart: Birkhäuser-Verlag, 1976

Stokes, Ken.
Both sides of the footplate.
Truro: Bradford Barton, [1985?]. 111pp.

Stone, Sidney.
Railway carriages and wagons: their design and construction. London: Railway Engineers, [1911]. (Railway series of text books and manuals by railway men for railway men and others; No. 4)
Ottley 3154: seen Edinburgh Central Library: odd mixture of whom known and very secondary sources.

Storrs, Sir Ronald
Dunlop in war and peace. London: Hutchinson, 1946
Reviewed in Locomotive Mag., 1947, 53, 14

Stretton,  Clement Edwin

Summers, A. [Alf] W.
Engines good and bad;. Oxford Publishing Co., 1977.

Summers, Jim
Operating the Caledonian Railway, Volume 1. Lightmoor Press & Caledonian Railway Association, 2019, 168pp,
Reviewed by PT (Peter Tatlow?) in Backtrack, 2020, 34, 124. Summers is a key volunteer of the Scottish Railway Preservation Society at Bo'ness. Both volumes revirewed ny Andrew Boyd in NBR Study Gp J. No. 140

Summers, L.A.

Summerside, Thomas
Anecdotes, reminiscences, and conversations of and with the late George Stephenson, Father of Railways. London, 1878. xi, 116pp.
Ottley 2452. Cited by Bailey in Early Railways 6

Summerson, Stephen
See also
Midland Railway locomotives. Volume 1. General survey. Clophill: Irwell Press, 2000. 154p.
Does not appear to be in BLPC, but available Amazon Books and in stock Luton PL (when its OPAC is up).. The book suffers from the usual limitations of the Irwell Press and its poor production standards, but does include a great wealth of detail, although very little on the Kirtley period..
Midland Railway locomotives. Volume 2. The Kirtley classes. Irwell Press, 2007.
Midland Railway locomotives. Volume 3. The Johnson classes. Part 1. The slim boiler passenger tender engines, passenger and goods tank engines. Clophill: Irwell Press, 2002. 196p.
Many illus. and tables. The tables suffer from excessive length and from excessive darkness of type. The illustrations are well reproduced, however.
Midland Railway locomotives. Volume 4. The Johnson classes. Part 2. Irwell Press, 2005.
Also includes Deeley and Fowler locomotives.

Swift, Peter.

Sylvester, Charles
Report on rail-roads and locomotive engines addressed to the Chairman of the Liverpool & Manchester projected Rail-Road. Liverpool, 1825. 39pp.
Ottley 262

Surnames beginning "T"

Talbot, Edward

Tanner, Graham Herbert John
The Calne branch. Oxford, Oxford Publishing, 1972. 64pp.
Cited by Mike Fe nton Backtrack, 2021, 35, 36.

Tatlow, Joseph
Fifty years of railway life in England, Scotland and Ireland. 1920.
(Ottley 1653)

Tatlow, Peter

Tayler, A.T.H.
Illustrated history of North American railways. London: Apple Press. 1996
A popular book, but correct in its engineering: striking illustrations. Very good on electric and diesel traction, but sections on steam well done: see also Clouds of steam
Sulzer types 2 and 3. London: Ian Allan, 1984. 96pp.

Taylor, David N.
Hebden Bridge and the railway in the Nineteenth Century. David N. Taylor. ;Hebden Bridge Local History Society. 122pp.
Reviewed by Michael Blakemoor,  with  five star treatment in Backtrack, 2020, 34, 462

Taylor, Sheila
The moving Metropolis. London: Laurence King, 2001. 400pp.
Mott is an amazing omission

Taylorson, Keith
Narrow guage at war. Croydon : Plateway, c1987.

Tennant. W.T.
The compound engine. London: Perciavl Marshall, 1905.
Reviewed in Loco. Mag., 1905, 11, 161.  Examples are of locomotives. Available online in USA but due to British restrictive practices not available in country of origin. Not in Ottley.

Tester, Adrian P.
Thomas, David St John
Thomas, John

Thomas, Ronald Henry George
Author justified an entry in Oxford Companion
The Liverpool & Manchester Railway. London: Batsford, 1960. 264pp.
Ottley 12199. Foreword by Jack Simmons. Chapter 9: Locomotives & rolling stock. Other chapters describe the working conditions of the early railway workers, including the very high rate of fatalities and serious injuries, and the experience of the new form of travel. Sources are quoted moderately fully. Note Michael Bailey (Trans. Newcomen Soc., 60, 127) considers that speed cited for Rocket at Rainhill is incorrect.
London's first railway: the London & Greenwich. London: Batsford, 1972. 270pp. Bibliography
Ottley 12473: important for recording the locomotives used in HMS Terror and HMS Erebus on Franklin's North West Passage expedition: the former from the London & Birmingham Railway; the latter from the London & Greenwich Railway

Thompson, Paul Murray
Matthew Murray 1765-1826 and the firm of Fenton, Murray and Co., 1795-1844. 498pp, 100 b&w illustrations, softback, privately published in a limited edition of 500 by the author.
Reviewed by MR (Michael Rutherford?) in Backtrack, 2017, 31, 126

Thornpson, Slason
A short history of American railways. Second edition. New York: D. Appleton and Co. London: The Locomotive Publishing Co. Ltd..
Digitized University of Michigan. Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1930, 36, 71.

Thorley, W.G.F.
A breath of steam. Vol. 1. London: Ian Allan, 1975. 199pp.
The second volume never appeared as the author died before it could be prepared. Written by a perceptive fitter on the Midland section of the LMS and later during WW2 on the Tilbury section. Sadly Thorley died before Volume 2 could be written.See also engineers.

Thorne, Robert
Liverpool Street Station.. London: Academy Editions, 1978. 88pp.
Ottley 8758

Tilling, W.G.
The Locomotives of the Southern Ry. (Eastern Section), London: W.G. Tilling, 1928. [41]pp.
Ottley 7346: reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1928, 34, 340

Timms, Peter  
In and around Swindon Works. Stroud (Glos): Amberley, 2015. 96pp.

Tomlinson, W.W.
Tomlinson's North Eastern Railway: its rise and development; new edition with introduction by K. Hoole. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1967. 820pp.+40 plates.
See separate assessment of Authorship,

Toms, George and R.J. Essery with contributions from F. James
The Claughton & Patriot 4-6-0s. Didcot: Wild Swan, c2006. 124 pp. (Historical locomotive monographs; No. 3)

Tonks, Eric S.

Topping, Brian
The engine driver's manual: how to prepare, fire and drive a steam locomotive. Sparkford: OPC, 1998. 192pp.
Largely intended as a practical guide for the novice footplate person on heritage railways: has some excellent diagrams/photographs of locomotive controls within the cabs of LMS class 2 2-6-0?, Collett 2251 and King classes, Maunsell King Arthur and Schools classes, LNER B1 and A4 and BR class 4 4-6-0.

Tourret, Richard
Petroleum tank wagons of Britain. Abingdon: Tourret Publishing, c1980. 140pp.
Author's own citation: BL shelf mark: X.622/12355 Woolwich

Townend, P.N.
Townroe, S.C.

Tratman, E.E.R.
Railway track and track work. New York. 3rd ed. 1909.
2nd ed. 1901 available as free e-book: cited by Andrew Dow in Railway p. 27

Tredgold, Thomas

Trevithick, Francis
Life of Richard Trevithick and an account of his inventions. London: Spon, 1872. 2v.
An important work upon which Rolt's brief Cornish giant was based. Adequate indexes, but excellent Contents pages (for each volume).

Troughton, David
The Mistley, Thorpe & Walton Railway.
Cuddington, Northwich: Author. 146 pp.
Reviewed by GBS (Skelsey?) in Backtrack, 2020, 34, 414

Truman, Peter
Midland Railway portrait with David Hunt. Platform 5 Publishing. 1989.

Tuck, H.
Every traveller's guide to the railways of England, Scotland, Ireland, Belgium, France and Germany... London, 1843. 64pp.
Ottley 7913

Tuffrey, Peter
A4 Pacific locomotives. Addlestone: Ian Allan, 2016. 144pp.
Cock o' the North: Gresley's bold experiment. Fonthill Media, 2014. 144pp.
Reviewed by P. Atkins in Backtrack, 2016,
Gresley's V2s. Great Northern, 160pp,
Reviewed by DWM in Backtrack, 2020, 34, 462, but only rated **
Voices from Doncaster Plant Works. History Press, 2010.
Reviewed by R. Hennessey in Backtrack, 2010, 25, 508 and see list of those who worked there who are included
See also Ben Brooksbank

Tufnell, Robert
Prototype locomotives. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1985. 112pp.
Great Western Railway No 40, Paget locomotive, Turbine condensing locomotives, the Kitson-Still locomotive, the first No 10000 (Gresley/Yarrow), LMS Fury, LMS Turbomotive, Bulleid Leaders, The second No 10000, the Southern trio — Nos 10201/2/3, The Fell—No 10100, Deltic, Brush Falcon No D0280, D0260 Lion , DP2, the Southern Railway Co-Cos (electric), the gas turbine trio—nearly a quartet, the two ordered by the GWR and GT3.

Tuplin, W.A.

Turnbull, Les
The railway revolution: a study of the early railways of the Great Northern Coalfield 1605-1830. Newcastle upon Tyne: North of England. Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers in association with the Newcastle upon Tyne Centre of the Stephenson Locomotive Society. 2019. 172 pp.
Reviewed by Kevin Jones in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc. 2020, 40, 124

Turner, K. and S.
Shropshire & Montgomershire Railway. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1982.

Turner, Keith
The Leek & Manifold Light Railway. Stroud: Tempus, 2005.
Reviewed by Allan Brackenbury in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2005, 35, 209: notes that new edition of work published in 1980.

Turnock, David
Railways in the British Isles landscape, land use and society. Adam & Charles Black, 259pp.
Reviewed Railway Wld, 1983, 44, 93.

The 20,000 British locomotives. Huddersfield: Quadrant Publications. iv, 52pp.
Ottley 2789. Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1948, 54, 194

Tweedie, M.G. and T.S. Lascelles,
Modern railway signalling.
London: Gresham Publishing Co.
Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1927, 33, 169

Tyler, Keith and others
Stanier 8F 2-8-0. Truro: Bradford Barton
Reviewed Railway Wld., 1979, 40, 94.

Surnames beginning "U"

UNION Internationale des Chemins de Fer
Lexique generale des termes ferroviaires. London, Allen & Unwin, 2nd ed. 1965. 1357 p.
A polyglot dictionary, based on French. It lacks definitions.

Universal Directory of  Railway Officials and Railways
1946-1947 edition reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1947, 53, 14; and 1947-48 edition reviewed in Locomotive Mag., 1947, 53, 164.

Ure, Adrian
Local railways. Alloa: Clackmannan District Libraries, 1981-6. 2 v.
Ottley 14321

Surnames beginning V

Vallance, H.A.
The Great North of Scotland Railway. Dawlish: David & Charles, 1965. 192pp.
Ottley 9584
The Highland Railway. Dawlish: David & Charles, 1963. 182pp.
Reviewed Rly Wld, 1963, 24, 118. Originally published by Stockwell in 1939 and rreviewed in Locomotive Mag., 1939, 45, 28 (noting excellence, but also some errors)
The railway enthusiast's bedside book. London, Batsford, 1966. 264 p. + 32 plates. 47 illus.

Vamplew, Wray
The turf.. Allen Lane. 1976.
York University OPAC

Vanns, Michael A.
An illustrated history of signalling. Shepperton: Ian Allan, 1997. 144pp.
Witness to change. Hersham: Ian Allan
Sir Arthur Elton and his collection of art relating to the industrial revolution, especially railways, donated to the Ironbridge Gorge Museum.. Reviewed by Martin Barnes in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2004, 34, 498. [KPJ must see if near a "city"]

Vaughan, Adrian
See separate page

Vaughan, John
The Newquay Branch and its Branches. OPC, 1991
Described by Treloar as excellent

Vaughan, Maurice George.
The locomotive engineman’s and fireman’s examination guide, etc. 7th edition. Plymouth: Hoyten & Cole, 1900. pp. 80
BLPC: extract in Hardy

Vernon, Tony
Archibald Sturrock - pioneer locomotive engineer. Tempus, 2007.
See review by Phil Atkins in Backtrack, 2008, 22, 126 who gives it a deserved five star rating.
Yorkshire Engine Company: Sheffield's locomotive manufacturer. History Press.
See review by Phil Atkins in Backtrack, 2009, 23, 382 who awards five stars [KPJ hopes to see when he escapes from bookfree Norfolk]

Vigerie, Raoul
La Locomotive actuelle, d'après "Le Mécanicien de chemin de fer" de L.-P. Guédon with Émile Devernay, preface by Jean Lancrenon. Paris: Dunod. 1936.
Reviewed briefly in Locomotive Mag., 1936, 42, 330.

Vignoles, K.H.
Charles Blacker Vignoles. CUP, 1982. has several copies of this, and the earlier biography (below) at what appear to be high prices [this is probably due to the Florida connexion]. Reviewed Railway Wld. 1983, 44, 93

Vignoles, Olinthus J.
Life of Charles Blacker Vignoles, soldier and civil engineer. London: Longmans, Geek, 1889.
Ottley 2586: same source notes several publications by subject of biography.

Voice, David
Monorails of the world. Adam Gordon. 96pp.
Reviewed by Miles McNair in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2011, 55.

Vuillet, G.
Railway reminiscences of three continents. London, Nelson, 1968. x, 357 p. + front. + 48 plates. 92 i lIus;, 110 tables.
Some British performance is included. Vuillet was a French observer and the English is tortuous in places.

Surnames beginning "W"

Wade, E.A.
The Plynlimon & Hafan Tramway
. Twelveheads Press.
Reviewed by David Joy in Backtrack, 1998, 12, 234

Waite, Peter Barrie
Railways of Nottingham  incorporating the Nottingham Colwick Estates Light Railway and the L N W R Colwick Shed: a history of the Great Northern Colwick motive power depot and marshalling yards.
Nottingham: Book Law Publications. 2004
NRM Search Engine reserve via York Univ. OPAC

Wakefield, C.C. & Co.
Fifty years of progress in railway lubrication.1949
Reference to this book in Locomotive Mag., 1949, 55, 87 but otherwise not in usual bibliographical records

Walker, Charles
Thomas Brassey, railway builder. London: Muller, 1969. 183pp+ 12 plates,
Ottley: 10217.

Walker, Thomas A.
The Severn Tunnel: its construction and difficulties, 1872-1887. Stroud: Nonsuch, 2004 [reprint of 1888 work].
Reviewed by Peter Richards J Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2005, 35, 206: a well-produced book

Wall, John
First in the world: the Stockton and Darlington Railway. Stroud: Sutton, 2001. 212pp.
Checked BLPC

Waller, Peter
See also authorship and note that a series of books on individual systems published by Pen & Sword
British & Irish tramway systems since 1945.
with Michael H. Waller. Shepperton: Ian Allan, 1992. 298pp.
The heyday of the tram.
Shepperton: Ian Allan, 1992. 80pp.
Beautifully produced landscape album: all colour: one photograph per page; some preserved; plus the Altringham route of the now extensive Manchester system and the Docklands Light Railway
Lost tramways of Scotland — Aberdeen.
Graffeg, 64pp,
Reviewed by DWM in Backtrack,  2020, 34. 605

Walters, David
British railway bridges.  London: Ian Allan Ltd. 72 pp.
"Reviewed" by HS in Rly Wld, 1963, 24, 238-9.

Warburton, L.G.
Warrtime LMS. Noodle Books, 2012.

Ward, Laurie?
Modern locomotives No. 1. Birmingham: Rylee, 1948. 32pp.
14 coloured drawings with dimensions on opposite page in landscape format with "WARD" on picture. Also available as individual prints. The contents for "No. 2" are listed, but do not appear to exist

Warn, C.R.
Railways of the Northumberland Coalfield. Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne: Frank Graham, 60pp.
Reviewed by Basil K. Cooper in Railwqy Wld, 1976, 37, 488.

Warren, Alan
Barry Scrapyard: the preservation miracle. London: David & Charles, 1988.

Warren, J.G.H.
A Century of locomotive building by Robert Stephenson & Co., 1823-1923. Newcastle: Andrew Reid, 1923. (reprinted David & Charles with introduction by W.A. Tuplin in 1970). 461pp. extensive index. Fuller information

Waters, Laurence
The Great Western broad gauge. Shepperton: Ian Allan, 1999. 96pp.
Some of the photographs have been better reproduced elsewhere. The captions are excellent. Mainly a locomotive history.

Way, Robert Barnard
Famous British trains. London: Ivor Nicholson & Watson
see review of this book Locomotive Mag., 1936, 42, 166.
How, why and when?-Railway engines, their history, growth and development: written and illustrated by  R. Barnard Way. London: Cassell.
The author and illustrator had a distinctive style: see review of this book Locomotive Mag., 1935, 41, 301.
Meet the locomotive. London: Transportation Press, [1947]. 49pp.
Ottley 3062: reprinted by Ian Allan in 1999
Mixed traffic. London: Ivor Nicholson & Watson, 1937. x, 159pp. + 12 plates
Ottley 3881. Acknowledges assistance from LMSR, LNER, SR and Postmaster General: no picture of Great Western!

Weale, J.
Description of the Patent locomotive steam engine. 1838.
Free e-book. Not in Ottley except Ottley 344 which cites R. Mallet Three reports upon improved methods of constructing and working atmospheric railways from Weale's Quarterly Reports on Engineering 1845

Webb, Ben
Locomotive engineers of the LNER. London: Ian Allan, 1946. 76pp. illus. (incl. ports.)
Brief biogaphies of LNER and its constituents
Locomotive engineers of the Southern Railway and its constituent companies. London: Ian Allan, 1946. 87pp.

Webb, Brian

Webster, Henry Charles (Harry)
British railway rolling stock. Oxford University Press. 159 pp. Oblong 8vo.
Review in Locomotive Mag., 1942, 48, 148 indicates several severe errors
Introduction to the locomotive. London, Sampson Low, Marston, [1947]. vi, 56 p. 16 diagrs.
A lucid introduction.
Locomotive running shed practice: the maintenance and servicing of locomotives. London. OUP, 1947. 222pp.
Ottley 3064. indication of content Loco. Rly Carr. Wagon Rev., 1947, 53, 113.
Railway motive power. London, Hutchinson, 1952. 311 p. front. + plates. 69 illus., 35 diagrs., 2 tables.
The arrangement is sometimes poor, but it does contain a glossary.

Webster, N[orman] W[illiam]
Joseph Locke, Railway Revolutionary. London: Allen & Unwin, 1970. 218pp + 16 plates.
Ottley: 10220.

Weight, R.A.H.
Great Northern locomotives, 1847-1947. Hastings: Author, 1947. 78pp.
Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1948, 54, 64.

Weightman, Gavin
Children of light: how electricity changed Britain forever. London: Atlantic Books, 2011. 282pp,
The industrial revolutionaries: the creation of the modern world, 1776-1914. London: Atlantic Books, 2007. 422pp.
Further consideration

Welbourne, Nigel
Lost lines: British narrow gauge. Shepperton: Ian Allan, 2000, 128pp.
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway (mainly the 3ft gauge railway, although the initial reopening as a 15in gauge line is shown in two pictures; Southwold Railway; Sand Hutton Light Railway (15in, subsequently 18in gauge using former War Department locomotives from Deptdord Meat Depot; 2ft 3in gauge Campbeltown & Machrihanish Light Railway; 2ft 6in gauge Leek & Manifold Valley Light Railway; Glyn Valley Tramway; 1ft 11½in Lynton & Barnstaple Railway; 3ft 6in gauge Jersey Railways & Tramways; 1ft 11½in gauge North Wales Narrow Gauge Railway/Portmdoc Beddgelert & South Snowdon Railway/Weslsh Highland Railway; 10¼in gauge Surrey Border & Camberley Railway; 3ft gauge Rye & Camber Tramway; Festiniog Railway (duing its years of closure); 2ft 3in gauge Corris Railway; the short-lived 60cm gauge Ashover Light Railway; a brief selection of Irish lines; the Manx Northern Railway; slate quarry railways in Wales and some other industrial and agricultural railways, notably that at Nocton Fen in Lincolnshire built to serve the Nocton Potato Estates, using 60cm WW1 material.
Lost lines in London — London. Ian Allan.
See review by T.J. Edgington in Backtrack (13-626) which  notes several significant errors: the City & South London line was not the "Twopenny Tube" (Central line); Euston House and Eversholt House are confused; and much about the Millwall Extension Railway is incorrect.

West, Theodore
The evolution of the locomotive engine. Darlington, c1900.
Ottley 2836 who recorded the work at the Railway Club: Hamilton Ellis Some classic locomotives noted that it is "not always trustworthy".

Westhofen, William
The Forth Bridge. Engineering, 1890. 31pp.
Ottley 2721

Westwater, Peter
North British Postcard Album: Volume 1 - North from Waverley. Kingdom of Fife Railway Preservation Society.

Westwood, J.N.
Locomotive designers in the age of steam. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1977. 285pp. + plates

Wheeler, Geoffrey
Fired by steam. London: John Murray, 1987. landscape format.
Copy seen was a Magna Books reprint of 1995 which may have been poorly printed, but some of the 24 plates are disappointing: the greens appear to be too dark. See also authorship..

Whishaw, Francis
The railways of Great Britain and Ireland, practically described and illustrated. London, 1840. 500pp.
Ottley 420

Whitbread, J.R.
The railway policeman. London: Harrap. 1961? 268pp.
Reviewed by HS in Rly Wld, 1961, 22, 279

Whitcombe, H.M.
After Rocket: the forgotten years 1830-1870. Waddesdon: Kylin, 1981. 62pp. 25 colour plates
Ottley 15761: available off Internet courtesy NRM

White, Ian
LB&SCR carriages: Volume 3 .Bogie Stock, 1879-1907. Butterley: Historical Model Railway Society, 234 pp.
Reviewed (recommended) by Ian Pope in Archive Issue 103 and very warmly by Barry C. Lane in Backtrack.
LB&SCR carriages. Volume 4: Bogie stock, 1906-1924 including Pullmans, 1875-1922. Butterley: Historical Model Railway Society. 296pp.
Very well received in Archive, 2021, (110), 21

White, John H.
A history of the American locomotive, its development: 1830-1880. New York: Dover, 1968.

White, Malcolm
The Yarmouth train. Lowestoft: Coastal Publications, 2005. 116pp.
Brief text followed by many illustrations including a colour section. Some of the photographs are highly interesting, notably of the Y10 Sentinel locomotives working on the quayside tramway system.

White, Ron

Whitehead, Alan.
The Midland in the 1930s. Shepperton: Ian Allan, 1982. 112pp.
Mainly pictorial: season-ticket holder from Radlett to St Pancras in 1930s. Page 39 President's Inspection Saloon at St P in early1930s: painted crimson lake with cream upper panels. No. 45000. two LMS emblems on side. Pp. 48-9 LMS diesel afrticulated railcar. Livery red and cream with silverr roof. Page 44 Fowler 2-6-4T No. 2300 painted in crimson lake. Also includes M&GNJR and NCC: Marriott 4-4-2T No. 20 noted on Mundesley to Cromer line.

Whitehouse, Patrick
with David St. John Thomas
LMS 150: the London Midland & Scottish Railway: a centuary and a half of progress. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1987. 208pp.
Coffee-table format, but many excellent writers involved, but difficult to know who did what.
A passion for steam. Newton Abbott: David & Charles, 1989.
A global approach: coffee-table format. Includes some serious material, some of whhich was written by A.J. Powell (and is sufficient interest to justify it being added to the chronology page).
Railway anthology. London: Ian Allan, 1965. 223pp.
See also Authorship

Wiener, Lionel
Articulated locomotives. London: Constable, 1930.
Includes Meyer, Fairlie, Golwé, Garratt, and the semi-articulated American Mallets, including the simple variant; and steam tenders. Includes a chronology. Review of original Belgian edition (French language): Loco. Carr. Wagon Rev., 1927, 33, 33..
Les ecartements des voies de chemins de fer. Brussels: Imprimerie F. van Buggenhoudt, London: Locomotive Publishing Co., Ltd.
Review of Belgian edition (French language): Loco. Carr. Wagon Rev., 1927, 33, 135..
Train speeds and services in 1938. International Railway Congress Association.
Reviewed in Locomotive Mag., 1939, 45,  157

Wilkinson, Alan
Great preserved locomotives - 1. Stanier '8F' No 8233. lan Allan, 48pp, illus,
Reviewed Rly Wld, 1984, 45, 238

Williams, Alfred
Life in a railway factory. Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 2007.
See Ottley 4109: work originaly published in 1915: see also Ottley Supplement for additional information under entry 4109 which refers to Leonard Clark (1) a reprint of the 1915 work with an introduction by Clark published by David & Charles in 1969, and (2) a work (pamphlet?) by Clark: Alfred Williams: his life and work published in 1945. Powerful critique of working conditions in Swindon Works written by a countryman with considerable literary talent. Original reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1916, 22, 16.

Williams, C.
A register of all the locomotives now in use on the London and North Western Ry. Crewe: Author, 1922.
This edition was reviewed in Locomotive Mag., 1922, 28, 122. This "edition" is not in Ottley for which see 6594 and 6595 [KPJ: never actually seen]: Last listed announced in Locomotive Mag., 1911, 17, 254
Supplement to the register (1922 edition) of London axd North Western locomotives, showing corrections to June 30th, 1924.
Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1924, 30, 328

Williams, Frederick Smeeton
The Midland Railway, its rise and progress. London, 1876.
Ottley 6900: several editions.
Our iron roads.
Ottley 42

Williams, Geoffrey
Stars of steam: clasic locomotives and their engineers. Penryn: Atlantic, 2000. 144pp.
Further information

Williams, Glyn
The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. Didcot: Wild Swan Publications, 2010. 282pp, 281 b&w illustrations, 19 drawings, 15 maps & plans, 27 facsimiles, 30 tables, gradient profile.
Reviewed by Matthew Searle in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2011, 62-3

Williams,  Peter and David Joy
North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Dalesman Publishing. 80pp.
Reviewed by Basil K. Cooper in Rly Wld, 1978, 39, 98.  

Williamson, David and Claire
Railway snowploughs in the North East. North Eastern Railway Association. 88pp.
Reviewed by BCL. [Barry C. Lane?] in Backtrack, 2015, 29, 446: very well received.

Williamson, J.W.
A British railway behind the scenes: a study in the science of industry. London, Benn, 1933. x, 213 p. + 25 plates. (incl. 1 folding). 29 illus., 2 diagrs.,map.
L.M.S.R. activities: see review in Loco. Rly Carr. Wagon Rev., 1933, 39, 316..
Railways to-day. London, O.U.P., 2nd ed. 1951. xviii, 154 p. + front. + 25 plates. (incl. 1 folding). 55 illus., 19 diagrs., table, plan, 2 maps. (The pageant of progress1).

Wilson, A.N.
Prince Albert: the man who saved the monarchy. London: Atlantic Books, 2019. 430 pp.
See under Prince Albert

Wilson, David
How steam locomotives work. Hemel Hempstead: Argus Books, 1993. 89pp.
Glossary. Poor diagrams, but somtimes surprisingly informative colour pictures. Text refers to non-existent diagram of Bulleid valve gear.

Wilson, Roger Burdett
Go Great Western: a history of G.W.R. publicity, Newton Abbot:. David & Charles Ltd., 198pp. Extensively illustrated.
Reviewed by John Norris in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 1971, 17, 40.

Wilson, Winter L
Elements of railroad track and construction. Second edition. New York: John Wiley & Sons. London: Chapman & Hall, Ltd.
Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1916, 22, 83

Winchester, Clarence
Railway wonders of the world. 2 volumes
Ottley 100: clearly George had a sense of humour as book is a part work issued in 50 parts between February 1935 and January 1936. Nick Daunt proclaims merits of the book in a super letter in Backtrack

Winkworth, D.W.
Bulleid's Pacifics. London: Ian Allan, 1974. 264pp.
Highly critical: contains a considerable amount of information about running in service.
The Schools 4-4-0s. London: Allen & Unwin, 1982. 112pp.
Very thorough monograph: notes experiments on draughting; two illus. of wooden mock-up for streamlining; illus. of "30,903" (note comma) and other painting variants; much performance.

Wise, Sam

Surnames beginning "Wo"

Wojtczak, Helena
Railwaywomen: exploitation, betrayal and triumph in the workplace.  Hastings: Hastings Press, 2005. 375pp.
During WW1 and WW2 women were employed as engine cleaners, and to a limited extent withinm railway workshops. It was only recently that lady drivers became accepted by London Underground and by most of the Balkanized "train operating companies". On preserved railways they even fire and drive steam trains. See letter in Backtrack, 2014, 28, 125.

Wolff, Charles Ernest
Modern locomotive practice: a treatise on the design, construction and working of steam locomotives. Manchester: Scientific Publishing Co. [1903]. viii, 267pp + 8 folding plates. 150 illus.
Ottley 15752 (note records Chapter 14 surveys valve gears). Also author of Chapter on locomotive engineering in Fowler's Mechanical Engineer Pocket Book (1899 edition)

Wolstenholme, Arthur Nigel

The wonder book of railways (new edition). Edited by Harry Golding, London: Ward, Lock & Co., Ltd.
As a child KPJ owned at least one or two of the Wonder books, but never the one on railways until late in 2016 he was given one out of the blue, albeit one produced in the immediate period after nationalization when an attempt was made to convert the various company names to "regions". This entry was "inspired" by a review in the Locomotive Mag., 1921, 27, 192. For his 84th birthday his Sister-in-law gave him one of the original edition with its excellent colour plates plus some cuttings from the late 1920s or early 1930s. Ottley 7868 which states first published in 1911 See also Atterbury's dreadful Wonder Book of Trains

Wood, A,J.
Locomotive operation and train control. London: McGraw Hill Book Co.
Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1916, 22, 83

Wood, Ghislane
Art deco by the sea. Norwich: Sainsbury for the Arts, 2020. 164pp.
Catalogue for an exhibition which is to move eventually to Newcastle. KPJ: not quite on the scale of the one held at Hayward Gallery, but very good: railway posters, large model of Gresley A4 in Silver Jubilee livery.

Wood, Nicholas

Wood, W.V. and Stamp, J.C.
Railways. London, 1928. 252pp.
Ottley 88

Woodcock, George
Miniature steam locomotives. Dawlish: David & Charles, 1964.
Ottley 2408. Also wrote articles in Locomotive Mag
Minor railways of England and their locomotives 1900-1939. Norwich: Goose & Son. 192pp
Reviewed in Railway Wld. 1970, 31, 560

Woodcroft, Bennet
Alphabetical index of patentees of inventions, 1617-1852

Woodley, Richard
The days of the holiday express. Ian Allan, 1959.

Woolliscroft, David J.  and Fell, Mike G.
Gone to War: The North Stafford's fallen railwaymen. Lightmoor Press. 232 pp..

WORLD railways, 1950-51; edited by H. Sampson. London, Sampson, Low. Marston, 1951—
This is similar in conception to the Jane's series on fighting ships and aircraft, except that it has never achieved annual publication. The same concept of restricting the material to relatively new designs is also followed. Therefore the earlier volumes are of greater interest for steam locomotives. In addition to describing locomotives, it describes the major railway networks and their civil engineering features. Third edition which changed orientation from lanscape to portrait reviewed in Locomotive Mag., 1955, 61, 12. Fourth edition reviiewed in Locomotive Mag., 1957, 63, 20 which is notable for including an extended section on USSR railways,

Worling, M.J.
Early railways of the Lothians.  Midlothian District Libraries. 64 pp,
Reviewed (well received.) by Bill Rear. NBR Study Gp. J. Issue 46 page 24

Wragg, David

Wrottesley, A.J.F.
The Great Northern Railway. London: Batsford, 1979-81. 3 volumes
In part based on research by J.R. Whittle. The production standard of Volume 3 falls substantially below that normally associated with Batsford
The Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway. 2nd ed. Newton Abbot: David & Charles: 1981.

Yate, Bob
The railways and locomotives of the Lilleshall Company. Irwell Press, 2008. 136pp.
"well researched": Warwick Burton: J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2009, 36, 60

Yeadon, W.B.
More Illustrated History of the Railways of Hull, Challenger Publications, 1995.

Yoder, Jacob Herbert and George B. Warren
Locomotive valves and valve gears with a special treatise on valve setting. New York: Van Nostrand, 1917 [TEE Publishing, Warwickshire].
Seen probably at NRM

Young, Robert

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