General Surveys - Studies
Covering My Tracks - Recollections of the end of steam
Reminiscences of the last years of steam and reflections on revisiting locations after twenty years in the late 1980s. Although largely UK, a chapter on a visit to Turkey is included. Supported by the authors' fine colour photographs throughout.
Countdown to 1968 - The Decline and Fall of Steam
Colour images of the last years of steam with narrative chapters on each year from 1962 to 1968. A fine production.
Survey of British steam by wheel types operational towards the end of steam. Narrative supported by photographs throughout, including fine colour images.
Locomotive & Train Working in the Latter Part of the Nineteenth Century
Volumes 1 to 6
Pioneering articles covering pre-grouping locomotives and their workings. Originally printed in 'The Railway Magazine' between 1915 and 1927, a selection from each area of the British Isles was published in six illustrated volumes between 1951 and 1954.
The Steam Railway Locomotive - Explaining the Component Parts and Method of Working of Modern Steam Railway Locomotives
AHRONS, E.L. & NOCK, O.S.
The British Steam Railway Locomotive
Volume 1 and 2 from 1825 to 1965
A classic railway study, this history of the British steam locomotive was first produced as a series of articles by E.L. Ahrons in 1925. It was published as a single volume in 1927 and the history continued in a second volume by O.S. Nock in 1966.
ALLEN, Cecil J.
Locomotives and their Work
Locomotive construction and operation with chapters including locomotive types, boilers, frames and cylinders, testing, express trains, passenger and freight operation. Text supported with fine colour plates and photographs throughout.