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Britain's Railways : An Industrial History
POLLins, Harold
ISBN: 0715353160
David & Charles Newton Abbot, Devon, England 1971 First Edition
 Hard Cover 223 pages  Good
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 019986  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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British Industrial Steam - ( The Twilight Years )
Ware Mike
ISBN: 0949817414
Railmac Publications Australia Elizabeth, South Australia 1984 First Edition
 Soft Cover 52 pages b/w photos  Very Good
Price: $4.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17576  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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Canadian Pacific : A Portrait of Power
Goldenberg, Susan
ISBN: 0458967408
Methuen London, England 1983 First Edition
 Hard Cover 316 pages - Canadian Pacific. Over the company's first century the name inspired images of bearded barons driving last spikes, of domed railway cars crossing the Rockies. This book traces the company's remarkable growth,unravels the complex corporate structure of the 160 Canadian Pacific - controlled enterprises.  Very Good
Price: $50.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 5586  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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Industrial Locomotive Selections ( No. 1 )
McNicol, Steve
ISBN: 0949817538
Railmac Publications Australia Elizabeth, South Australia 1986 First Edition
 Soft Cover 16 pages b/w photos  Very Good
Price: $3.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 9182  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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Industrial Railways in Colour - A Railway Bylines Special
Booth, Adrian
ISBN: 1903266149
Irwell Press Clophill, Bedfordshire, England 2003 First Edition
 Laminated Pictorial Boards 64 pages profusely illustrated colour photos - Irwell Press's first colour survey of the industrial railway scene. Using large format colour transparencies the survey principally features steam traction, but also incorporates a representative selection of interesting diesels  New
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: IR149  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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Industrial Railways in Colour - A Railway Bylines Special
Booth, Adrian
ISBN: 1903266149
Irwell Press Clophill, Bedfordshire, England 2003 First Edition
 Laminated Pictorial Boards 64 pages profusely illustrated colour photos - Irwell Press's first colour survey of the industrial railway scene. Using large format colour transparencies the survey principally features steam traction, but also incorporates a representative selection of interesting diesels  Very Good
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 013287  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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Industrial Railways in Colour - South
Poulter, Michael
ISBN: 9781906919399
Irwell Press Clophill, Bedfordshire, England 2011 First Edition
 Laminated Pictorial Boards 64 pages profusely illustrated colour photos - Enthusiasts Club and the Birmingham Locomotive Club-Industrial Locomotive Information Section fuelled the explorations. Other locations rapidly followed in the same year. The enchantment of visits to the Millwall and Royal Docks, Dagenham Dock, Beckton and Purfleet spread to Barrington and Wissington, the ironstone country of the East Midlands and the Lancashire Coalfield. In the ensuing years most corners of the United Kingdom were covered. It was in 1960 that I switched from black and white film to colour. However I later returned to pursue the craft of using black and white alongside colour film. London has a particular appeal as my city of birth. In the sixties the capital was still affectionately known as 'The Smoke' and with good reason. Amidst the close knit housing of East London; gas works, power stations, chemical and tanning works still gave freely of their toxic vapours. Most of the industry was concentrated along the Thames which still provided an economic means of transport despite the advent of railways. Confluent with the Thames are the Medway and the Lea whose banks were also home to heavy industry. Taking the Docklands Light Railway through a panorama of familiar names like Custom House and Gallions Reach it was hard to recognize remnants of the past. The dismal marshes at Beckton were a reminder that this terrain was originally purchased for the sprawl of Beckton Gas Works. Nowadays with the countrywide shrinkage of sites boasting industrial locomotives there is only a sprinkling to be found in Greater London. Nevertheless, on a visit to Ford's of Dagenham in August, 2009 it was heartening to enjoy their diesel locomotives still bedecked with the Ford logo and royal blue livery reminiscent of steam days. The focus of the book is on the old County of London and the Home Counties with an excursion into Hampshire and a cross border visit into Cambridgeshire from Hertfordshire.  New
Price: $27.85 (AUD)
Book Number: IR399  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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Industrial Railways in Colour - South Wales - A Railway Bylines Special
Booth, Adrian
ISBN: 1903266513
Irwell Press Clophill, Bedfordshire, England 2004 First Edition
 Laminated Pictorial Boards 64 pages profusely illustrated colour photos  New
Price: $29.95 (AUD)
Book Number: IR513  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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Industrial Railways in Colour - South Wales : 2 - A Railway Bylines Special
Booth, Adrian
ISBN: 1903266637
Irwell Press Clophill, Bedfordshire, England 2006 First Edition
 Laminated Pictorial Boards 64 pages profusely illustrated colour photos - Trawling through old dusty notebooks and pursuing background research in preparation for this book has revived many memories of travels to South Wales in pursuit of industrial railways. It has given an opportunity to reflect on why it was my favourite region. Perhaps a combination of geomorphology, infrastructure and people. The dominant local scenery of steep sided valleys cut down through the Pennant Sandstone formation renders the region unique in these Isles. Mines, foundries and housing jostled with each other for space in these crowded valleys, intertwined with road, river and rail. Fences appeared to be an idea that had yet to arrive. Paradoxically this close 'connectedness' gave a sense of openness to the visitor which was mirrored in the local folk. A warm welcome from gaffers who recounted local railway anecdotes over tea dispensed from grimy mugs was commonplace. A treasured piece of railwayana would be unwrapped from a greasy cupboard and displayed proudly and possibly presented as a gift. A marked contrast to these days when railwayana is expensive spoil. With the passing of the mines and foundries so has this tactile and collective culture gone for ever. The more sterile information and consumer age has created light industry and supermarkets on the burial grounds of the mines. 'Lived in' overalls have been replaced by high visibility vests, hard hats and safety boots. Permission to view the remaining sites worth visiting can be fraught with bureaucratic difficulty in contrast to the welcoming open access that was once widespread in South Wales.  New
Price: $29.95 (AUD)
Book Number: IR637  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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Industrial Railways in Colour - The North East
Anderson, Paul
ISBN: 1903266726
Irwell Press Clophill, Bedfordshire, England 2006 First Edition
 Laminated Pictorial Boards 64 pages profusely illustrated colour photos - This portrait of industrial railways in North East England is very much a personal view of the scene during the first half of 1968 and is certainly not comprehensive. For example, one of the places I did not visit was the well known and extensive National Coal Board system at Ashington, probably because the engines were relatively modern and the photographic possibilities not particularly outstanding. At the beginning of the year over sixty NCB and private industrial sites in Northumberland and Durham had steam engines, although in some cases they were stored out of use. Almost a third of these locations are featured here. Overall, the North East's industrial railways presented a wonderful array of machines in very varied settings. Engines ranged in age from the 1863 Lewin 0-4-0ST at Seaham Harbour to a 1957 Robert Stephenson & Hawthorn 0-6-0ST at Burradon. They also came in various sizes, from a diminutive vertical-boiler Head Wrightson 0-4-0 at Stockton to the magnificent 0-6-2T locos at Philadelphia. There were also unusual specimens, such as the 'long-boiler' at Derwenthaugh, the well-tank at Wallsend Slipway and crane tanks at Doxford's shipyard in Sunderland. In marked contrast to BR's then corporate blue and grey livery, the engines were variously adorned in green, red, blue, black and yellow.  New
Price: $29.95 (AUD)
Book Number: IR726  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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Industrial Railways in Colour - The North West
Poulter, Michael
ISBN: 9781906919023
Irwell Press Clophill, Bedfordshire, England 2009 First Edition
 Laminated Pictorial Boards 64 pages proff ill colour photos - On a humid August day in 2007 I searched for any tell-tale signs of a pit once existing at Bickershaw. Alighting at the swing bridge over the Leeds and Liverpool Canal where the singularly appropriately named Plank Lane, Slag Lane and Crankwood Road meet up, the scene was set by the derelict pub on the corner. Here I was faced with fenced off, desolate wasteland on one side of Plank Lane and Crankwood Road with densely overgrown land on the other side of Plank lane. The casual visitor could be forgiven for being unaware that a colliery had ever been here. The dusty grass and wild bushes on steeply sloping ground that rose from the plain were overgrown slag heaps and the gas burners gave evidence of what still lurked below. Such was the grim reminder that there is precious little to Britain's coal and steel legacy, with no longer the smell of coal in the wind. Surely it must have been a trick of the human consciousness that proud corporation buses transporting us to collieries on the Lancashire Plain infested with steam locomotive gems would last for ever. However the book also traces more recent times and within a more clinical world there are some industrial railways of character which still survive. The images begin where the hedgerows of the Midlands meet the dry stone walls of North West Derbyshire. The route follows the Welsh Borderlands to the western reaches of the River Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal. Then we journey along the canal to Manchester with incursions in to Northern Cheshire. From the collieries of the Lancashire Plain the way lies northwards to the cotton towns of the Pennine Foothills followed by crossing the River Ribble and the River Lune to finish in Cumbria.  New
Price: $29.00 (AUD)
Book Number: IR023  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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Industrial Steam
Booth, Adrian J
ISBN: 0851532365
D. Bradford Barton Truro, Cornwall, England 1976 First Edition
 Hard Cover 96 pages b/w photos - stamp inside  Very Good
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 2158  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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Industrial Steam Album Number 2
FOX, M.J. and KING, G.D.
ISBN: 0711007039
Ian Allan Ltd Runnymede, Surrey, England 1976 First Edition
 Hard Cover 136 pages colour and b/w photos  Good
Price: $36.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 5204  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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Industrial Steam Locomotives
Hall, Victor F.
ISBN: 1851702385
Bracken Books England 1988 Reprint
 Hard Cover 96 pages b/w photos  Good
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 6019  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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Industrial Steam Locomotives
Hall, Victor F.
ISBN: 0903485346
Moorland Publishing Company Stafford, England 1976 
 Hard Cover 96 pages b/w photos  Good
Price: $35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 6021  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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The Last Days of Industrial Steam
Sawford, Eric
ISBN: 0862999154
Alan Sutton Publishing Stroud, Glos, England 1995 Reprint
 Hard Cover 155 pages b/w photos - Often considered the step-child of the railway world, industrial steam engines were by and large ignored by enthusiasts - until nearly the end of steam in Britain. Industrials are those mainly diminutive little masterpieces of motive power that lived in quarries, ports, power plants and other facilities that made the UK go. This book is not necessarily the story of industrial steam as much as it is an incredibly interesting photo album of these engines and the environment they toiled away in. Nearly each page has two photos of industrial engines and chapters are divided by Narrow Gauge, Standard Gauge, and Preserved Engines. The photo quality is generally very good, and each chapter has two or three pages of text which gives a good overview of the type of steam engine that it focuses on. What is really amazing as you flip through this book, are all of the various designs that were constructed for industrial railways. The engines depicted were mostly photographed during the '50s and '60's. All photos were taken by the author on his trips in which he visited each site, often getting permission beforehand to photograph the engines. Not only do you see the engines, but you also get a glimpse of the industrial environments that the equipment operated in. Many of the engines are of course, grimy, but some operations did keep their motive power in tip-top condition. Captions for each photo give a condensed history of each locomotive, who the builder was, when it was built, and if it was sold during its lifetime.   Very Good
Price: $36.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 13288  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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