Klaus Marx: biographer of LBSCR locomotive engineers

All three works are uniform with Chackfield's biographies of a wide range of engineers including Collett, Fowler and Stanier, but are superior in their research with citations to diocuments in the National Archives, and a more general awareness and respect for earlier writings. The indexes are inadequate, but this is probably a fault on the part of the publisher whose aim has clearly been good quality at minimum price.

Douglas Earle Marsh: his life and times. 2005. 160pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 134)
Reviewd by Peter Richards in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2011, 35, 316, but review is descriptive rather than evaluative.
Lawson Billinton: a career cut short. 2007. 192pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 142)
Paragraph in Loco. Rly Carr. Wagon Rev. 1926, 32, 122 states appointed general managaer of R.Y. Pickering in 1926: not noted by Marx.
Robert Billinton: an engineer under pressure. 2008. 152pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 147)
Excellently written rerview by Phil Atkins of "excellently researched" biographies of both Billintons (Backtrack, 2009, 23, 446). The review contain some further information, notably on Lawson Billinton's working scale model locomotive and points towards information about Basil Field, Chief Draughtsman and later Works Manager at Brighton Works.

Other relevant publications (not seen)

Wainwright and his locomotives. Ian Allan, 1985. 111pp.

The Wainwright P tanks. Runpast, 1990. 60p.