232. DAVYHULME SEWAGE WORKS AND ITS RAILWAY. 70pp. By Robert Nicholls. Base
Davyhulme is a major location in the treatment of sewage in the Manchester
area. This book tells the story as it has
developed over the past 130 years along with the part played by narrow-gauge
railways – all you ever wanted to know
about sewage !
227. THE NARROW GAUGE 2-8-2's OF PATAGONIA. 52pp. Base Price -
This is Robert Humm’s
comprehensive history of the 90-year-old 2-8-2s (Baldwin, Henschel and
negotiate the stark desert scenery, the mountains, the sharp
curves and steep gradients of the Patagonian area of
illustrated in colour and black & white.
224. ROMNEY ENGINES, CARRIAGES AND
WAGONS. 54pp. Base Price - £6.99
Revised and updated in July
Published jointly with the Romney,
Hythe & Dymchurch Railway, this book describes every item of rolling-stock which
a present-day visitor to the line is likely to see. It fills a rather surprising
gap in this oft-described line in covering not only the locomotives but also the
carriages and wagons, which are otherwise generally neglected.
Every existing carriage and
wagon is described in detail, whilst locomotive tables include mileage figures
the type of whistle carried
by each engine! Very fully illustrated and in colour.
223. TUNNELLING THE HUDSON – NEW YORK
CITY 24pp. Base Price - £4.95
Our first book dealing with a U.S.
subject is this monograph describing the construction of the first railway
tunnels under the Hudson River, with particular reference to the narrow-gauge
lines used for spoil removal.
The whole project took more than thirty years to
complete. Fully illustrated.
215. OIL PALM PLANTATION TRAILWAYS
IN MALAYSIA. 52pp. Base Price - £6.95
The vast plantations of palm trees in
Malaysia are served by an intricate network of 70cm-gauge railways stretching
for more than 400 kilometres. This book describes the lines, their method of
working, and the variety of
small locomotives used, some of which are used on
trains exceeding 300 tonnes in weight.
Fully illustrated in colour throughout.
AND WAGONS OF THE TALYLLYN
Base Price -
Published in Autumn 2010, this gem is an up-to-date
comprehensive catalogue of the carriages and wagons on the
Talyllyn Railway. Supporting histories are supplied together with almost 90 colour
photographs taken in the last two years.
208. THE LOCOMOTIVES OF SEVERN-LAMB Ltd 88pp.
Base Price -
Severn-Lamb Ltd have been manufacturing transport-related items for the leisure
industry for over fifty years. Their output includes road trains, monorails,
theme-park rides and steam launches, but they mainly concentrate on narrow-gauge
and miniature locomotives, steam and diesel, for gauges between 7¼”
and 3 feet.
Over 140 photos, most in colour, illustrate the firm’s output.
The Miniature Railway
This excellent new book has
just been written by well known miniature railway personality Dave Holroyde and
Lawson Little - about a fascinating company who have built and continue to
build, a huge array of miniature railway locomotives, both steam and diesel.
Severn Lamb Ltd dates back to 1949, and has always been a family business,
building mainly commercial diesel locomotives, but also steam locomotives and
miniature boats. Although now mainly building narrow gauge locomotives, this book
catalogues the all important miniature railway locomotives that got the company
where it is today. It is good to see that this collection has finally been
recorded, and the loco details and the interesting photos that come with it make
it a book worth buying. Strongly recommended.
203. BRITISH TRANSPORTER
Base Price -
An often forgotten and rarely covered subject is the carriage
of goods across railways of different gauges using specialised flat wagons,
which eliminate the need to tranship the goods where gauges change. There are
over 25 photographs and diagrams of the many gauges of wagon used, both
historical and of wagons in current use abroad.
177. RANSOMES AND RAPIER
Base Price -
Published July 2002, detailing
the story of the locomotives produced by this Ipswich-based manufacturer. This
is the first comprehensive record of this little-known aspect of an otherwise
famous company. The text is supported by over 50 illustrations, including
several rare or previously unpublished photographs. 70 pages.
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