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Bathampton Down A Hill Divided

Mary Clark and Gill Huggins    [Publisher: Bathampton Local History Research Group]    Softback

A very interesting account of the down on the south side of Bath from enclosure in 1700 up to the present day. Currently home to two television masts, Bath University, the Cat and Dogs home and a golf club, the whole area has a fascinating history that features a duel, two murders, Bathstone mining and secret wartime operations.

Cambridge Station

Rob Shorland - Ball    [Publisher: Pen and Sword]    Hardback

Class 71/74 Locomotives Southern Way Special No 14

Simon Lilley and John Wenyon    [Publisher: Crecy]    Softback

Country Walks From Bath

Andrew Swift    [Publisher: Akeman Press]    Softback

A readable and informative compilation of tried and tested walks around Bath, all devised and described by a knowledgable author and featuring many nicely reproduced pictures and maps of the locality from both today and the past. Three walks sub titled the "Titfield Trilogy" cover the landscape where the film was made and included is a picture showing filming taking place at Monkton Combe in 1952.

Devon And Cornwall The Class 47 Years

Bernard Mills    [Publisher: Fonthill Media]    Softback

Great Western Large Wheeled Outside Framed 4-4-0 Tender Locomotives

David Maidment    [Publisher: Pen and Sword]    Hardback

Great Western Railway Journal 103

Paul Karau    [Publisher: Cygnet Magazines]    Magazine

The last ever Great Western Railway Journal, a sad event from many points of view. This is I think a vintage issue that covers a very pleasing range of subjects, the last part of Castles in traffic by John Copsey, more St Ives in detail, Newbury Racecourse goods train operations, a concrete bin, Titley and Bullocks Mill Crossing, 1617 on the Abingdon and the final part of traffic at Birmingham Snow Hill. Paul Karau drops a strong hint that there will be additional "specials" in the future, but that they are unlikely to be available through the news trade. Going back to Snow Hill, the article in this issue is both visually stunning and poignant, covering the complexities of the control office, the early installation of MAS and the run down of what had been magnificent facilities as through traffic was concentrated at New Street following electrification. I know that hindsight is a wonderful thing, and that the motor car appeared to be the future in the mid 1960s, but nonetheless I think that the destruction of Birmingham Snow Hill and its routes ranks as one of the most monumentaly stupid things that the British have ever done to themselves, and God knows we have done and continue to do stupendously stupid things on so many levels.

Great Western Steam The Railway Photographs of Ron Buckley

Brian J Dickson    [Publisher: History Press]    Softback

Green No More London Country Buses From Beginning to End

Peter Aves    [Publisher: Capital]    Hardback

An Introduction to Cumbrian Railways

David Joy    [Publisher: Cumbrian Railway Association]    Softback

Irelan's Largest Industrial Railway The Guiness System

Hugh Oram    [Publisher: Stenlake Publishing]    Softback

The Lancashire Derbyshire and East Coast Railway

Chris Booth    [Publisher: Fonthill Media]    Softback

The Last Years Of Steam Around The East Midlands

Michael Clemens    [Publisher: Fonthill Media]    Hardback

London Buses 1970 - 1980

Matthew Wharmby & John Laker    [Publisher: Pen and Sword]    Hardback

The London Tilbury & Southend Railway Volume 6 The Gravesend Ferry

Peter Kay    [Publisher: Peter Kay]    Softback

Lost Lines of Wales Chester to Holyhead

Tom Ferris    [Publisher: Graffeg]    Hardback

Lost Lines of Wales Shrewsbury To Aberystwyth

Tom Ferris    [Publisher: Graffeg]    Hardback

Lost Lines of Wales The Mid Wales line

Tom Ferris    [Publisher: Graffeg]    Hardback

Lost Lines of Wales Vale of Neath

Tom Ferris    [Publisher: Graffeg]    Hardback

The Mid Wales Line

Derek J Lowe    [Publisher: Book Law]    Softback

A very nicely put together and well produced record of the achingly beautiful railway that ran south from Moat Lane Junction on the Cambrian route down to Brecon. Serving evocative locations such as Three Cocks and Talyllyn Junctions, Builth Wells and Llanidloes, this was a superbly scenic railway, first following the Severn before scaling the hills to follow the Wye on its route south. Superb photography from many noted photographers, including Ben Ashworth, a glorious colour section, well informed captions and track plans make this a very worthy record of one of the finest railways in the British Isles.

Model Railway Journal 259

Martin Nield    [Publisher: Cygnet Magazines]    Magazine

Martin Nield is in the chair for what is a festive edition, which has a bit of an operational theme to it, unsurprisingly(!) Plumpton Green is fully explored and illustrated, with particular reference to operation, while the next major article covers operating Midland Sidings by the estimable Westinghouse club. Forgive me, but on page 296 I was very pleased to see the hut I contributed looking suitably authentic (it is the grotty one with its back to you). Tony Wilkins then describes his fantastic working wagon tippler, Gavin Clark explains how he built his lovely Lancashire and Yorkshire signal box for Kerrinhead and Bob Essery contributes an Ellerton Road update. The very sad passing of John Spencer is recorded, the builder of Ryton Road and a superb "plywood wonder" with an unpronouncable name for Bernie Baker. Finally we have letters, well a letter really, from one Iain Rice who disusses Tony Wright's recent contribution in the context of OO and P4, informative and measured, it makes for interesting reading I think.

Peppercorn's Pacifics

Peter Tuffrey    [Publisher: Great Northern]    Hardback

The Ramblings Of A Railwayman Guildford MPD 1961-1967

Geoff Burch    [Publisher: Author]    Hardback

This is a fully revised second edition, self published by the author and produced to a highly professional standard. Commencing with a foreword by the late David Shepherd, the book describes the author's railway footplate career at Guildford, starting as a cleaner in 1961 and a fireman by the shed's closure in 1967. Photographic coverage is really excellent, both black and white and colour, featuring the work of Richard Greenwood, Peter Trinder and others, including the author. A great feature of this book is the section covering the actual drivers and firemen Geoff worked with, many of the names of which will be familiar to enthusiasts of this era. To cap it all, on the last day of steam Geoff and his colleagues take a locomotive (and camera) off shed and to Salisbury for scrapping. The results must rate as some of the most unusual and amusing pictures ever taken on a British railway...

The Southern Way No 40

Kevin Robertson    [Publisher: Crecy]    Softback

The Weathering Magazine Issue 19: Pigments

Sergiusz Peczek    [Publisher: Mig Jimenez]    Softback

The Weathering Magazine Issue 21 Faded

Sergiusz Peczek    [Publisher: Mig Jimenez]    Softback