Our Current selection of books on Air, Sea & Rail Transportation.

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"DART VALLEY RAILWAY ASSOCIATION REPORTS" 1968 TO 1971 (inc)

Published by the Dart Valley Railway Association, Buckfastleigh, these are three separate annual reports that provide the Chairman's and Secretary's reports as well as the AGM business.

Condition: Good

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"RAILWAY MAGAZINE" Various issues from 1963 to 1968.

Published by Tothill Press, Ltd, London and subsequently I.P.C. Business Press.

PLEASE DO NOT buy using this listing due to the number of copies available. Please e-mail us using the "Contact" us page or direct to mail@ulovebooks.com with the copies that you require. We will, of course, give discounts for multiple purchases and combine postage where appropriate.

The copies we currently have available are:

1963 - Nov, Dec (both lack covers)

1964 - Juil, Aug (lacks cover), Sept (lacks cover)

1965 - Feb, Apr, Jun

1966 - Jan to Mar (inc), Aug, Sept

1967 - May, Sept to Dec (inc)

1968 - Complete run

1969 - Jan, May to Dec (inc)

All copies are used.

Condition: Good. All copies have been used and read and condition does vary slightly. Some covers have minor marking, wear and creasing. Bindings are stapled and internal pages are generally very good. Further photographs can be provided if required.

Price: £2.00 per copy. Copies without covers £1.00

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"RAILWAY WORLD" Magazine. Various issues from 1964 to 1973.

Published by Ian Allen, Ltd, Middlesex.

PLEASE DO NOT buy using this listing due to the number of copies available. Please e-mail us using the "Contact" us page or direct to mail@ulovebooks.com with the copies that you require. We will, of course, give discounts for multiple purchases and combine postage where appropriate.

The copies we currently have available are:

1964 - Nov

1965 - Feb

1966 - Jan, May, Aug to Nov (inc)

1967 - Complete run

1968 - Complete run

1969 - Jan to May (inc), Dec

1970 - Complete run

1971 - Complete run

1972 - Complete run

1973 - Jan

All copies are used.

Condition: Good. All copies have been used and read and condition does vary slightly. Some covers have minor marking, wear and creasing. Bindings are stapled and internal pages are generally very good. Further photographs can be provided if required.

Price: £2.50 per copy.

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VARIOUS ISSUES OF THE "TALYLLYN NEWS" FROM 1962 TO 1995

We have numerous issues of the "Talyllyn News" for sale in an almost continous run of quarterly publications from 1962 to 1990 plus a few random copies from the 1990's. They give a unique insight into this superb Welsh railway which is still hugely popular to this day. Of interest to all fans of steam railways.

PLEASE DO NOT buy using this listing due to the number of copies available. Please e-mail us using the "Contact" us page or direct to mail@ulovebooks.com with the copies that you require. We will, of course, give discounts for multiple purchases and combine postage where appropriate.

Copies available are:

1962 - June and December  1963 - Full run.  1964 - Full run. 1965 - Jun, Sept, Dec.  1966 - Full run.  1967 - Full run.  1968 - Mar, Jun, Sept.  1969 - Full run.

1970 to 1979 - A complete full run of copies. 1974 to 1979 inclusive we have a spare full run. These copies also include a 100th issue souvenir issue (which we also have two of).

1980 to 1989 - A completeful ful run of copies. 1980 to Sept 1982 inclusive we have a spare full run. From 1986 to 1989 inclusive, all June issues have colour front covers.

1990 - Mar, Jun (Colour cover), Dec.  1991 - June (Colour cover).  1992 - Mar, Dec.  1995 - Dec.

All issues are used.

Condition: Good. All copies have been used and read and condition does vary slightly. Some covers have minor marking, wear and creasing. Bindings are stapled and internal pages are generally very good. Further photographs can be provided if required.

Price: 1960's issues £4.00 each. 1970's issues £3.00 each. 1980's and 1990's issues £2.00 each.

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"THE TIVERTON MUSEUM RAILWAY COLLECTION" by Amyas Crump.


Softcover First Edition in glossy covers, published by Noodle Books, Southampton in 2010. Dimensions: 21cm x 27cm approx. Signed to title page "With best wishes, Amyas. 9th April, 2010."

A fascinating book that utilises the notebook of the engineer responsible for the building of the Exe Valley Railway as well as plans, photographs and documents from the Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life and private collections to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the "Tivvy Bumper". A great book for railway enthusiasts and local historians alike.

48 pages with plenty of colour and black and white photographs and illustrations.

Condition: Brand New.

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"THE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY - 150 Glorious Years" Signed. General Editors Patrick Whitehouse & David St John Thomas. 1985.

Hardcover First Edition (Fifth Impression) in green hardcover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by David & Charles, London in 1985. Dimensions: 28.5cm x 22.5cm approx. Signed by David St John Thomas to first title page.

A superb book celebrating the 150th birthday of the Great Western Railway. A really fantastic compilation for railway enthusiasts that is extremely well illustrated in black and white and colour.

208 pages plus map to rear paste down.

Condition:  Fine in very good dustcover. Dustcover has just some minor wear/rubbing and slight foxing to inner flaps. Internal pages excellent. Binding tight.

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"DOWN TOPS'L - The Story of the East Coast Sailing-Barges" by Hervey Benham with additional material by Roger Finch and Philip Kershaw. 1973.

Hardcover Reprint of Second, Revised Edition in green hardcovers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by George G. Harrap & Co, Ltd, London in 1973. Dimensions: 22.5cm x 14.5cm approx.

A fascinating history of the sailing barges which plied the East Coast and of the men who owned and manned them.

192 pages with a number of black and white photographs.

Condition:  Good in fair dustcover. Dustcover has a reasonable amount of yellowing and wear with one closed tear to top left of front cover. Hardcover good with some fading. Internal pages good with some yellowing and minor foxing. Binding tight.

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"BRITISH RAILWAYS (WESTERN REGION) LONDON LECTURE AND DEBATING SOCIETY" Session 1950-51.

Hardcover First Edition in green hardcovers with green calf spine, published by The Railways Lecture and Debating Society, London in 1951. Dimensions: 24.5cm x 19cm approx.

A fascinating volume for railway enthusiasts. This volume contains the printed records of the British Railways (Western Region) Debating Society for the period November 1950 to March 1951. The topics covered are extremely detailed and provide a possibly unique insight into Britain's Railway infrastructure in 20th Century. There are also a selection of black and white photographs.

The individual speeches were originally published in paperback form but have been bound to form one volume here.

The subjects covered in this edition are:

"The Development of Passenger and Parcels Traffic", "British Internal Air Services Post-War Development", "Men and Ideas", "The Erection and Reconstruction of Large Railway Bridges", "The Modernisation of Freight Station Working", "The Design and Construction of Rolling Stock", "Notes on a Visit to the U.S.A", and "By What Means Can the Net Revenue of the British Railways be Improved in Present Circumstances ?"

Not paginated but, probably around 100 pages plus bound-in annual financial statement.

Condition:  Reasonably Good. A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers. Corners slightly bumped. Front board slightly warped. Internal pages good with some yellowing. Binding tight.

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"BRITISH RAILWAYS RULES FOR OBSERVANCE BY EMPLOYEES"  1950.

Hardcover First Edition in black hardcovers, published by The Railway Executive, London in 1950. Dimensions: 14.5cm x 11cm approx.

A fascinating volume for railway enthusiasts. This rule book was issued in 1950 "following a meeting of the Railway Executive held on 13th June, 1949" and came into effect in January 1950. It appears the rules were kept (with additions/alterations) for many years and were re-published regularly.

As far as we can tell, this copy is a first printing and carries a serial number "B.R. 87109" to the title page. It also contains numerous pasted-in errata slips.

274 pages plus index.

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers. Corners slightly bumped. Internal pages good with some yellowing. Binding fairly tight. Inscription to front free endpaper reads "S. G. Hearn, 1950"

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"WESTERN STEAM IN COLOUR" by Hugh Ballantyne.  1983.

Hardcover First Edition in printed hardcovers, published by Jane's Publishing Co, Ltd, London in 1983. Dimensions: 19.5cm x 24.5cm approx.

A fantastic volume for fans of steam. Full of colour and photographs of GWR and Western Locomotives.

96 pages.

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers. Internal pages good.  Binding tight.

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"SMALL WONDER - The Amazing Story of the Volkswagen" by Walter Henry Nelson.  1970.

Hardcover Revised Edition in blue cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Hutchinson, London in 1970.  Dimensions: 22.5cm x 14.5cm approx. 

A fascinating history of the Volkswagen.

303 pages.

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to dustcover which also has three small tears. Cloth covers very good. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"THE SHIP UNDER SAIL" by E. Keble Chatterton.  c.1930's.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth cover, published by J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia.  The volume is undated but we believe it to be c.1930's.  Dimensions: 21cm x 17cm approx.

A fascinating look at "the splendour of the sailing ship through the ages." Begins with the "earliest of all rigs" and looks at sailing ships from then right up to the final "for-and-afters".

224 pages with 36 black and white plates and a fold-out plan.

Condition: Reasonably Good. Ex-Library copy with normal library markings. Has been re-bound for library use. Some wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers. Spine cracked at front and rear hinges and beginning to come away from binding. Internal pages quite good. Binding tight.

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"SAILOR TOWN DAYS" by C. Fox Smith.  1923.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth cover, published by Methuen & Co, Ltd, London in 1923.  Dimensions: 19.5cm x 13cm approx.

A volume that is difficult to describe as it it part autobiographical and part topographical in its content. The book describes what it calls the pastime of "dock-walloping" meaning the roaming around of the various dock-scapes of Britain. It is an interesting view of a bygone era in terms of British ports and docks that is illustrated with 6 full page drawings by Phil W. Smith - these include "The Prospect of Whitby", "St. George's in the East from London Docks", "The Brunswick Hotel from Green's Yard", "The Loch Linnhe and Cutty Sark in Albion Dock", "St. Nicholas Church and Schoolroom from Deptford Green", and "The 'Three Daws', Gravesend".

182 pages pluc publishers advertisements.

Condition: Reasonable. Ex-Libris copy with normal library markings. A fair bit of  wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers. Spine cracked at front and rear hinges with taped repair to rear hinge. Internal pages quite good but yellowed with some foxing to preliminary pages. Binding tight.

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"THE WONDER BOOK OF AIRCRAFT - For Boys and Girls"   c.1920.

Hardcover Fourth Edition in illustrated board cover with blue cloth spine covering, published by Ward. Lock & Co, Ltd, London. The volume is undated but, we believe it to be c.1920. Dimensions: 25cm x 19cm approx.

An extremely interesting volume for aircraft enthusiasts.  Superbly well illustrated with over 200 black and white photographs and illustrations plus 12 colour plates, this book is a great over-view of civil aviation history.  It contains chapters on The First Atlantic Flights, Airships, Commercial and Pleasure Flying, The Royal Air Force, The Role of Aeroplanes during the First World War and much more.

Amongst the illustrations are a number by the superb cartoonist W. Heath Robinson.

256 pages.

Condition:  Rather tatty but pretty much complete. Heavy wear/rubbing/marking and fading to covers which have corners bumped and some minor damage. Spine and hinges have come away from binding. Lacks front and rear endpapers and frontispiece colour picture. Half of page 127 missing and possibly one or two other pages missing. Other internal pages good are quite yellowed and the odd crease/mark and some edge wear. Binding loose. Still a very interesting book.

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"CHAMPION OF SAIL - R. W. Leyaland and his Shipping Line" by David Walker.  1986.

Hardcover First Edition in burgundy cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Conway Maritime Press, Ltd, London in 1986. Dimensions: 26cm x 20cm approx.

A fascinating volume which looks at the life and work of Leyland, founder of one of the last major sailing ship companies.

191 pages with numerous black and white photographs.

Condition: Very Good. Slight wear/rubbing/fading to dustcover. Cloth covers good. Internal pages good. Binding tight.

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