Bibliographers aptly consider this type of publication: grey literature. It is difficult to find and difficult to cite, and one is tempted to wonder why authors submit work to such series. Originally published by Ian Allan and later by RAS. Originally intended to exclude on the basis of being mainly pictorial, but the series (it is neither a part work, nor is it a proper journal) includes some excellent authors, notably Rowledge and Romans. Bibliographical chaos is ensured in that each Issue has three titles: a cover title, a title-page title and a title at the head of the text (the one used for the only copy inspected in depth). Would be glad of details of works falling in gaps. Many "turn up" on E-Bay and Abebooks and in piles at places like Weybourne station perhaps they should be known as Weybournes. The British Library regards them with utter contempt. Number 170 which closed the publication explains much, but does not index authors, but does listt titles
B.K. Cooper, The Royal Scots. January 1975. 38pp
B.K. Cooper, The Schools. May 1975. 38pp.
B.K. Cooper. GWR Castles. August 1975
B.K. Cooper. Peppercorn Pacifics. November 1975
9F 2-10-0s. February 1976
E.L. Cornwell, Black fives. May 1976.
E.L. Cornwell, The King Arthurs. August 1976. 38pp.
E.L. Cornwell, Counties of the G W R. November 1976. 38pp
E.L. Cornwell, The V2s
BR Standard Pacifics
E.L. Cornwell.. Bulleid Merchant Navies.
Michael Harris. GWR Kings.
Michael Harris. GNR Ivatt Atlantics
Michael Harris. B R Standard 4-6-0s. 1977. 38pp.
Michael Harris. Stanier Pacifics. 24pp.
Michael Harris. The Deltics. 54pp.
Michael Harris. Maunsell Moguls, 1978. 38pp
Michael Harris. GWR Halls, Ganges, Manors. 24pp.
Michael. Harris. Gresley eight-coupled. 1978. 38pp.
Derek Cross. BR Standard tank locos. 1978. 38pp.
Derek Cross. L M S Moguls. 1980. 38pp.
Derek Cross. Wainwright 4-4-0s and their derivatives. 1980. 38pp.
Derek Cross. Saints and Stars. 1980. 38pp
Derek Cross. Gresley A1/A3 Pacifics. 1980. 38pp.
Derek Cross. B R Standard 2-6-0s. 1980. 38pp.
Claughtons & Patriots.
Derek Cross, Bulleid light Pacifics. 1980. 38pp.
Derek Cross. G W R eight-coupled. 1980. 38pp.
Derek Cross, The Bl 4-6-0s. 1980.38pp.
Derek Cross. Midland 0-6-0s, 1980. 38pp
Derek Cross. Nelsons and Paddleboxes. 1980. 38pp.
Derek Cross. The Great Western Railway's 2-6-2Ts. . 38pp
Derek Cross. LNER Sandringham 4-6-0s & D49 4-4-0s. 1980. 38pp
WD Austerity 2-8-0s and 2-10.0s. 54pp.
Derek Cross, L M S Jubilees. 1980. 38pp
Derek Cross, The larger Brighton locomotives. 1984. 38pp.
The LNER 'A4' Pacifics. July-August 1984, 44pp
G.W.R. pannier tanks (post 1923). 54pp..
The LMS 8F 2-8-0s. 24pp.
John Booth, LSWR H15 and S15 4-6-0s. 1985. 38pp
John Booth, GER Claud Hamiltons. 1985.38pp
The LMS Beyer-Garratt and 7F 0-8-0s. 1985
John Booth, The Drummond 4-4-0s and double singles of the LSWR. 1985. 38pp
John Booth, Great Western 2-6-0s. 1985. 38pp
John Booth, Thompson Pacifics. 1986. 38pp
The LMS 2-6-4Ts.. April-May 1986. 34pp.
Chris Leigh. LB&SCR Terriers. 1986. 38pp.
John Booth, Robinson GCR 4-6-0s. 1986. 38pp
Mike Romans. GWR double-framed 4-4-0s. November-December 1986. 54pp
The Scottish 4-6-0s. January-February 1987. 54pp.
Cover coloured painting of Clan class 4-6-0 in LMS livery
Mike Romans. Southern Q and Q1 0-6-0s. March-April 1987. 38pp. [Magazine Exchange: 54pp?]
John Booth, Gresley 3-cylinder 2-6-0s. May-June ]987. 38pp [Magazine Exchange: 54pp?]
J.W.P. Rowledge. LNWR 4-4-0s. 1987. 38pp
Mike Romans. Dean & Collett 0-6-0s. 1987. 38pp.
J.W.P. Rowledge. Wainwright tank locomotives. 1987. 38pp.
Mike Romans. N E R 4-6-0s. 1988. 38pp
Mike Romans.. LMS Class 3P 2-6-2Ts. 1988. 38pp
Chris Leigh. LSWR outside-cylinder tank locomotives. 1988. 38pp.
Mike Romans. GWR 0-4-2Ts, 1988. 38pp.
C.P. Atkins. The North British Railway Atlantics and 4-4-2Ts. November-December 1988.
Coloured photograph or painting on cover
J.W.P. Rowledge, Midland Class 2 4-4-0s. 1989. 38pp
Peter Winding. Pre-group[ing] Southern 0-6-0s. 1989. 38pp.
Includes LBSCR C2, C2x and C3 goods classes.
Metropolitan and District Railway locomotives. 1989
Mike Romans. Great Western 0-6-2Ts. 1989. 38pp.
Mike Romans. Gresley 2-cylinder 2-6-0. 1989. 38pp
Mike Romans. Rebuilt Royal Scots, Patriots and Jubilees. 1989. 38pp
Mike Romans. Rebuilt Bulleid light Pacifics. 1990. 38pp.
Great Western 'Castles' in BR days. March-April 1990. 54pp. [Magazine Exchange]
Mike Romans. Peppercorn Al Paeifics. 1990. 38pp
Ivatt 2-6-0s and 2-6-2Ts. 39pp. . [Magazine Exchange]
Chris Leigh. South Western 0-4-4Ts. 1990. 38pp
J.W.P. Rowledge, Somerset & Dorset locos. November-December 1990. 38pp.
BR '9F' 2-10-0s. January-Frbruary 1991. 54pp [Magazine Exchange]
The Stanier 'Princess Royal' Pacifics . March-April 1991. 38pp.
includies the Turbomotive
J.W.P. Rowledge, G E R 4-6-0s. 1991. 38pp
Chris Leigh, Maunsell SR 4-4-0s. 1991. 38pp.
British express 4-2-2s. September-October 1991. 54pp [Magazine Exchange]
GWR Halls in BR days. October 1991
J.W.P. Rowledge, 'The Britannias'. December 1991. 38pp.
From Cock o' the North to Blue Peter. February 1992
The larger Midland 4-4-0s. April 1992
Klaus Marx. LBSC four-coupled tanks. June 1992. 38pp.
The M&GN locomotives, October 1992. IA
RAS Publishing from ?
William Laithwaite. Gresley passenger tanks. December 1992. 38pp
J.W.P. Rowledge. LYR express locomotives. February 1993. 38pp.
Mike Romans. Bulleid light Pacifics. April 1993 . 38pp.
Martin Smith. The Robinson Great Central 4-4-0s. 1993. 38pp
The 'Princess Coronation' Pacifics.
J.W.P. Rowledge. GWR & LNER Group 2-4-0s. 1993. 44pp
Mike Romans. NER Atlanties & Pacifics. 1994. 44pp
The Dunalastair and Pickersgil 4-4-0s. 1994
Klaus Marx. The Brighton 4-4-0s. 1994. 44pp.
Reid North British 4-4-0s.
J.W.P. Rowledge, The L&NWR inside cylinder 4-6-0s. 1994. 44pp
The LNER 4-6-2 tank classes.
John Booth, Merchant Navy Pacifics. 1995. 44pp.
J.W.P. Rowledge, London Tilbury and Southend locomotives. 1995. 44pp
Patrick Russell. Gresley J38 aud J39. 1995. 44pp
J.W.P. Rowledge. Royal Scot 4-6-0s. 1995. 44pp
W.A.T. Aves. GWR 2-4-0 and 0-6-0 side tank locomotives
W.A.T. Aves. The Southern moguls including the River class 2-6-4Ts. 1996.
Also includes LBSCR K class.
Patrick Russell. The Gresley 'Al' Paeifics. 1996. 44pp
J.W.P. Rowledge, LMS pre-Grouping eight-coupled locomotives. 1996. 46pp
Great North of Scotland Railway locomotives
J.W.P. Rowledge. The Kirtley and Johnson 2-4-0s of the Midland Railway. 1996. 45pp.
Aves, W.A.T. The British 0-4-2. 1997.
Robinson GCR eight-coupled locomotives.
Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway passenger tank locos
The Great Eastern Railway 'Jazz' engines.
Glasgow & South Western and Highland Railway 4-4-0s
The pre-1923 GWR pannier and sddle tanl locomotives.
Klaus Marx. The London, Brighton & South Coast Railway 0-6-2 Radial Tanks. 1998.
The LNER Class 'L1' 2-6-4Ts and Class 'K1' 2-6-0s.
J.W.P. Rowledge. Jumbos and compounds. September-October 1998. 45pp.
Main line 'Pugs' - the humble 0-4-0 tank locomotives. November-December 1998
North Eastern eight-coupled locomotives. January-February 1999
Painting on cover of No. 901 in snow
Adams LSWR 4-4-0s. March-April 1999
Midland and LMS 0-6-0 tank locomotives. May-June 1999
Ivatt Great Northern Railway 4-4-0s. July-August 1999
Painting of No. 1322 leaving King's Cross on cover
W.A.T. Aves. The larger 0-6-0 side ltanks of the Southern Railway including the 'E1R' 0-6-2Ts. September-October 1999.
Brian Stephenson. Swindon's new century; The locomotives built in 1900-1909. November-December 1999. 44pp.
J.W.P. Rowledge. The North London Railway tank locomotives. January-February 2000. 44pp.
The Great Central Railway 2-4-2, 4-4-2 and 0-6-2 tank engines. March-April 2000
J.W.P. Rowledge. L&YR 0-6-0 and 0-6-0ST locomotives. May-June 2000. 45pp.
North Eastern Railway 4-4-0s. July-August 2000
Scottish 0-6-0 and 2-6-0 classes of the LMS. October-December 2000
Brian Stephenson. Swindon's new century: Part Two: The locomotives built in 1910-1924. November-December 2000. 44pp.
LC&DR and SER four-coupled tank locomotives. January-February 2001
J.W.P. Rowledge. North Staffordshire Railway locomotives. March-April 2001. 44pp.
Preserved NSR 0-6-2T in red on cover
North British Railway 0-6-0s - LNER Classes 'J31' to 'J37'. May-June 2001
Midland Railway passenger tank engines. July-August 2001
Great Northern eight-coupled locos - LNER class '01','02', 'Ql-3' and 'R1'. September-October 2001
Swindon's new century Part III - The locomotives built in 1925-39. November-December 2001
J.W.P. Rowledge. The London & North Western 0-6-0 classes. January-February 2002. 45pp.
Great Eastern Railway 0-6-0s - LNER classes 'J14' to 'J20 '. March-April 2002
SR heavy duty shunting locomotives. May-June 2002
Photographic review of Southern Railway shunting locomotives. Covered are the 'Saddlebacks', Urie G16s, Maunsell Zs, K&ESR 0-8-0T 'Hecate', 'USA' Tanks, and the diesel-electric shunters built by the Southern. A historical background for each type is provided plus building and withdrawal dates. 67 b/w and 8 colour photos
LMS Scottish passenger tank locomotives. July-August 2002
Robinson Great Central Railway Atlantics - LNER Classes 'C4' and 'C5'. September-October 2002
Swindon's new century Part IV - The locomotives built in 1940-55. November-December 2002
J.W.P. Rowledge. London & North Western passenger tank engines. January-February 2003. 44pp.
North Eastern Railway 0-6-0s - LNER Classes 'J21' to 'J28'. March-April 2003
The locomotives of the Isle of Wight. May-June 2003/
The LMS Class '5XP' 4-6-0s - The 'Patriots' and 'Jubilees'. July-August 2003
North British Railway six and eight wheeled tank locomotives. October-December 2003.
Swindon's new century Part V - The final years. January-March 2004
Great Northern Railway 0-6-0s - including LNER classes 'J1' to 'J7'. April-June 2004.
LMS Scottish goods tank locomotives. July-September 2004
The locomotives built at the Southern Railway Works 1- Eastleigh. October-December. 2004
W.A.F. Aves, Great Central Railway 0-6-0 tender and tank locomotives. January-March 2005. 54pp.
Extensive tabulated information, photographic illustrations mainly, but not exclusively from RAS. Lack of line drawings or diagrams.
Great Western Railway Armstrong and Dean 0-6-0s. April-June 2005
The L&NWR 0-6-0ST 'Special Tanks' and 0-6-2T 'Coal Tanks.' July-September 2005
The locomotives built at the Southern Railway Works - 2. Part 1 1871-1906. October-December 2005
North Eastern Railway eight-wheeled tank locomotives. January-March 2006
The locomotives of the smaller LMS constituents, April-June 2006
The locomotives of the Cambrian and M&SJ Railways. July-September 2006
The locomotives built at the Southern Railway Works - 2. Brighton. Part 2. 1906-1957. October-December 2006.
The four-coupled tanks engines and steam railmotors of the Great Northern Railway. January-March 2007
The Midland Railway 1907 renumbering. April-June 2007.
Great Northern Railway & North Eastern Railway 0-6-0Ts. July-September 2007
The locomotives built at the Southern Railway Works. 3. Ashford. Part 2 the locomotives built in 1850 to 1899. October-November 2007
The locomotives of the Northern Counties Committee. December 2007-January 2008
The locomotives built at the Southern Railway Works. 3. Ashford. Part 2 the locomotives built in 1900 to 1952. February-March 2008
W.A.T. Aves. An LNER miscellany. April-May. 2008. 64pp.
Brian Stephenson firmly closed the lid on thiis periodical which also includes an index, but does not include authors. This final issue contains (1) the W1 in both its original form with water tube boiler and rebuilt form with normal boiler unique to it and P2 2-8-2 No. 2006 Wolf of Badenoch plus the V4 2-6-2 class of two locomotives and (2) a collection of Great Central Railway locomotives.