Other Companies & General
The Railways of England
Midland; Great Northern; M. S. & L. (Great Central); North Eastern; South Western; Great Western; Great Eastern; Brighton and South Coast; Chatham and Dover; South Eastern
First published in 1889 this work described historical aspects and operations of each of the main line companies of the time.
Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies
Invaluable reference work listing all railway companies with brief details of their history. Four chapters deal with each Big Four group constituent and a final chapter covers independents and other companies. Includes time charts for amalgamations.
BOWEN COOKE, C. J.; JONES, Charles Henry; BRICKWELL, A. J.; WORSDELL, Wilson; PARKER, Alex P.; MALAN, A. H. & LOCKYER, A. E.
Round the Works of Our Great Railways
Late nineteenth century study of railway workshops with photographs and drawings throughout. Chapters, largely written by locomotive superintendents, cover LNWR, MR, GNR, NER, GER, GWR and North British.
Our Railway History
History of major railway companies before grouping in 1923. First issued in three softback parts in 1944 and subsequently as a bound single volume. The first two cover English companies and the third Scotland.
BUCKNALL, Rixon & BUDDEN, Doctor Tice F.
Issued in 1947 as a volume of illustrations supporting 'Our Railway History' by Rixon Bucknall (see separate listing), this work provides locomotive photographs for each of the main pre-grouping companies taken by Dr. Budden in the 1890s and early 1900s.
CARTER, Ernest F.
Britain's Railway Liveries - Colours, Crests and Linings 1825 - 1948
Fine detailed work with a chapter on each major company as well as minor companies and Ireland. Each company livery developments are recorded chronologically and supported by drawings, photographs and colour plates. Includes fold-out colour chart.