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West Gloucestershire & Wye Valley Lines
West Gloucestershire & Wye Valley Lines
by Neil Parkhouse
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars paul dyson, 20 April 2014
Once in a while,among all the good Railway books published,appears a great one and Neil Parkhouse has produced a corker here with more to follow,anticipation indeed!This book which highlights the backwaters of the areas in the title,has stunning photography with informed captions which caused such a notary as Nigel Bird,the bookseller,to state it was the best book of 2013.On a lighter note,the indescribably filthy Mogul 7318 might be called the central character and no 6346, also oft photographed may also be seen in Harold Gassons More Reminiscences book after severe front end damage!!Splendid fare Neil. Anxious now,for Volume 2.


The Quintinshill Conspiracy: The Shocking True Story Behind Britainís Worst Rail Disaster
The Quintinshill Conspiracy: The Shocking True Story Behind Britainís Worst Rail Disaster
by Jack Richards
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £17.00

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars locoman, 14 Oct 2013
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This is,without doubt,the most comprehensive in-depth look at a major Railway Accident ever written.The Quintinshill Conspiracy is,it seems,just that.A thinly disguised plot to make Tinsley and Meakin and almost,astonishingly,Hutchinson,as sole villains in this awful tragedy.The authors make a strong case for many people supposedly looking the other way at the lax Signal Box cameraderie of its occupants,not least the mighty Caledonian Railway.Even politics in sombre times may have lent a hand in a cover up.In all,a rivetting,thoughtful and disturbing account of the decimation of a battalion,the agonies of signalmen and the many acts of heroism that dark day in 1915.recommended to every Railway buff.


Derby and the Midland Railway
Derby and the Midland Railway
by Peter Billson
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars locoman, 14 Jun 2013
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Coupled with Higginsons Friargate Line,Billsons work gives Derby and district two wonderfully evocative histories.cant be bettered.must be read together i think.


Through Limestone Hills
Through Limestone Hills
by Bill Hudson
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars locoman, 14 Jun 2013
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everything that needs to be said about Bill Hudsons book has been written.Truly absorbing account of that wonderfully scenic part of Britain.


The Book of the BR Standards : 2
The Book of the BR Standards : 2
by R.W. Derry
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.95

5.0 out of 5 stars locoman, 28 May 2013
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Splendidly evocative book by Richard Derry.i bought it because four eminent,knowledgeable ex Railwaymen gave "i Was There" comments on the rather controversial Standards.this sort of book will always find a place in one of my many bookcases.Tremendously detail.


Steam in the 60's.
Steam in the 60's.
by D E Canning
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars locoman, 1 April 2013
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i like Cannings work.as a signalman,he has the edge over most in the photography stakes and his captions are very informative.all i have to do now is find Hydraulics In Focus,the only work of his i cant find.


The Fireman's Tale. The Experiences of a Banbury Fireman in the Days of the Great Western Railway.
The Fireman's Tale. The Experiences of a Banbury Fireman in the Days of the Great Western Railway.
by COWLEY. Stanley Harold.
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars locoman., 1 April 2013
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this is a rare bird indeed.i imagine Mr.Cowley decided on a smallish print run.i found it a really good read,the warts and all autobiography you can often find.this one kept me interested.scarce but try to find a copy.


Cheese Butties and the 12.39 to Wigan (Railway Heritage)
Cheese Butties and the 12.39 to Wigan (Railway Heritage)
by Andrew Mellor
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

4.0 out of 5 stars locoman, 1 April 2013
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lumped together,the crop of Trainspotters[a la 60s]who have gone into print with their number taking and journey notes is burgeoning.all of them are a decent read.its been said that there is TOO much concentration on loc. numbers but isnt that what it is all about? nice title here too.as a collector of railwaymen written books[i have most written,even the obscure ones] im now waiting for the title NO MORE DIRTY HANDS as the fireman on the last loco to drop its fire on August 11,1968,said as they passed a chap taping..


Steam from Waterloo
Steam from Waterloo
by Colonel H.C.B. Rogers
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars locoman, 31 Mar 2013
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this is a book i had passed over a few times until i realised there were enginemens reminiscences contained therein.the railwayman,for it was just one, is Jim Marsh,ex Southern man and his memories of the various SR locos makes the book well worth a read.


The Class 33's: A Celebration of Thirty Years
The Class 33's: A Celebration of Thirty Years
by John Hypher
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars locoman, 31 Mar 2013
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the author of this book of the class 33s,John Hypher,worked for the manufacturer so was in the van for commenting on these successful machines.Mr Hypher chronicles the histories and any technical advancements of many of the class..i would have liked to have heard from former footplatemen as to their opinions but in general,this is a good read.


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