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A Celebration of BR Standard 9F 2-10-0s

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This is the sixth in a series which has but one simple aim, that is to use top quality photographs reproduced at the largest possible size to celebrate some of the best-loved steam classes. Full-page shots are presented in a landscape format and are backed up by detailed captions. The pictures have been selected from the collections of Rail-Online and Brian Stephenson’s Rail Archive Stephenson.

After an inauspicious start on the Western Region, the 9F 2-10-0s came to be regarded as one of the best designs to run in Britain – fittingly for the last main line steam engines built by British Railways and celebrated by the naming of the very last one, EVENING STAR. They accounted for a quarter of all the BR Standard engines but unfortunately came much too late in the day with an average service life of less than ten years.

The 9Fs were divided between the Western, London Midland and Eastern Regions with ten specially modified ones provided for the North Eastern Region.

The emphasis throughout the book is on the engines in service and, apart from the first two sections which cover their introduction and principal developments including the ill-fated experiment with Crosti boilers, the book has been arranged in chapters showing the engines at work over the principal routes where they were used.

The 9Fs both looked and were impressive and unlike most freight classes, they attracted the attention of railway photographers who captured some superb pictures of them. These included the famous ‘Windcutters’ on the former Great Central between Annesley and Woodford Halse, the Tyne Dock-Consett iron ore trains and the Long Meg-Widnes anhydrite hopper trains over the Settle & Carlisle – even summer Saturday relief passenger trains, including the finale of through workings over the Somerset & Dorset.

Author: Jon Jennison
First published: February 2023
Cover: Hardback , 144 pages , monochrome illustrations
ISBN: 978-1-911262-51-0
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Diesel Dawn 7: Western Region 0-6-0s D9500-D9555 (The

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Diesel Dawn 7: Western Region 0-6-0s D9500-D9555 (The "Teddy" Bears)

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These locomotives enjoyed striking 'continental' good looks with, strangely, more than a nod to preceding steam design; for this they were regarded fondly by enthusiasts and they earned the somewhat fanciful and inexplicable nickname 'Teddy Bears'.

Sadly, performance did not match these fond feelings and as well as proving disappointing technically, the steam age duties for which they were designed were, to BR's consternation, rapidly disappearing.

British Railways sold them off after a few years but despite such an unprepossessing, and some might say, gnominious career nevertheless many saw many years of work in private industry including, famously, the Channel Tunnel.

Remarkably, over a third of the class passed into preservation, an unprecedented proportion and paradoxically they can now be found at work, daily, the length and breadth of the country.

Author: John Jennison
First published: February 2023
Cover: Softback , 88 pages
ISBN: 978-1-911703-31-0
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Working on Bulleid Pacifics

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Working on Bulleid Pacifics

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The author spent the best years of his working life at Yeovil Town engine shed, cleaning and labouring at first and then as fireman on goods and passenger trains to Exeter, Salisbury and Weymouth.

The acme of engine working to him was a Bulleid Pacific and a fascination and wonder began in the days when ‘dieselisation’ and ‘electrification’ were just bad things that might never happen. Sadly they did but a love affair with the engines continued through life into retirement.

Along with his own reminiscences, Derek has brought together the antics and adventures of a dozen or so mates and colleagues, all of them similarly enamoured of these magnificent and enigmatic locomotives, both in their original form and as rebuilt by British Railways. There is much on Derek’s stamping grounds in the West of England but Bulleids are also portrayed from every depot, Devon to Kent, from which they worked.

Over a hundred photographs show them (well more or less!) in every conceivable mode of operation.

Author: Derek Phillips
First published: October 2022
Edition: 1
Cover: Hardback , A4 , 152 pages
ISBN: 978-1-911262-48-0
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The Book of the Stanier 8F 2-8-0s Part 5: Southern, LNER and Late Arrivals.48634-48775

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Completes the series

Southern, LNER and Late Arrivals 48634-48775

Concluding volume in the longstanding 'Book of' series, in FIVE PARTS to adequately cover the vast number of locomotives involved.

In this fifth part are the rest of the locomotives turned out by the Southern and the LNER, together with the curious 'Late Arrivals'rescued as wrecks from the Sands of the Nile and taken on by BR, as late as 1957.



The Story So Far:

  • Part 1: Pre-War Engines 48000-48125

  • Part 2: Wartime Engines 48126-48297

  • Part 3: Crewe to Swindon via Horwich 48301-48439

  • Part 4: Swindon, the LNER and the Southern 48440-48633

  • Part 5: Southern LNER and Late Arrivals 48634-48775

All the usual works histories and allocations are here for every loco; liveries and tender varieties, experimental episodes and every other facet of these mightily impressive 2-8-0s, which survived to the very last days of BR steam.

Author: By Ian Sixsmith & Richard Derry
First published: December 2022
Cover: Hardback , 270 pages
ISBN: ISBN 978-1-911262-50-3
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The Joy of the Jinties: The 3F 0-6-0Ts of the LMS and BR, 1924-1967  Part 3: 47460-47579

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The well known LMS 'Jinty' 0-6-0Ts originally known as the 'standard shunting tanks' came to number over 400, built over the years 1924-1931.

The origin of the name is subject to various theories but in effect is lost in antiquity. The Tri-ang model of a Jinty, the famous 47606, was one of the best selling OO scale toy/models of all time and was often the first engine encountered by small boys who went on to enthuse over locomotives and railways for the rest of their lives.

The new Jinties flooded across the LMS and through to the middle 1960s could be found labouring daily the length of the land; pilots at the great stations, from Euston to New Street to Preston to Carlisle, and or pottering in remote sidings. There was an endless variety of trip workings and local freights, ambling the length of a branch or collecting and delivering wagons to a series of outlying yards.

A particular sphere of working the Jinties made their own was the transfer freight, a Victorian mode of working lasting effectively to the end of steam. Every city abounded in the work, from London to Glasgow, with Carlisle being a particularly glorious, example. They long survived the onset of diesel shunters and were only finally extinguished in 1967.

Lest the Jinty be remembered only as a ’shunter’ it can be noted that plenty of passenger work came their way at first. Easily the most remarkable was their employment on GN suburban workings including the main line, cheek by jowl with racing Gresley Pacifics.

A Jinty truly was a Joy.

Author: Ian Sixsmith
First published: November 2022
Cover: Hardback , 112 pages
ISBN: 978-1-911262-49-7
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The Joy of the Jinties: The 3F 0-6-0Ts of the LMS and BR, 1924-1967  Part 2: 47340-47459

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The well known LMS 'Jinty' 0-6-0Ts originally known as the 'standard shunting tanks' came to number over 400, built over the years 1924-1931.

The origin of the name is subject to various theories but in effect is lost in antiquity. The Tri-ang model of a Jinty, the famous 47606, was one of the best selling OO scale toy/models of all time and was often the first engine encountered by small boys who went on to enthuse over locomotives and railways for the rest of their lives.

The new Jinties flooded across the LMS and through to the middle 1960s could be found labouring daily the length of the land; pilots at the great stations, from Euston to New Street to Preston to Carlisle, and or pottering in remote sidings. There was an endless variety of trip workings and local freights, ambling the length of a branch or collecting and delivering wagons to a series of outlying yards.

A particular sphere of working the Jinties made their own was the transfer freight, a Victorian mode of working lasting effectively to the end of steam. Every city abounded in the work, from London to Glasgow, with Carlisle being a particularly glorious, example. They long survived the onset of diesel shunters and were only finally extinguished in 1967.

Lest the Jinty be remembered only as a ’shunter’ it can be noted that plenty of passenger work came their way at first. Easily the most remarkable was their employment on GN suburban workings including the main line, cheek by jowl with racing Gresley Pacifics.

A Jinty truly was a Joy.

Author: Ian Sixsmith
First published: August 2022
Cover: Hardback , 112 pages
ISBN: 978-1-911262-47-3
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Diesel Dawn 7: Western Region 0-6-0s D9500-D9555 (The

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These locomotives enjoyed striking 'continental' good looks with, strangely, more than a nod to preceding steam design; for this they were regarded fondly by enthusiasts and they earned the somewhat fanciful and inexplicable nickname 'Teddy Bears'.

Sadly, performance did not match these fond feelings and as well as proving disappointing technically, the steam age duties for which they were designed were, to BR's consternation, rapidly disappearing.

British Railways sold them off after a few years but despite such an unprepossessing, and some might say, gnominious career nevertheless many saw many years of work in private industry including, famously, the Channel Tunnel.

Remarkably, over a third of the class passed into preservation, an unprecedented proportion and paradoxically they can now be found at work, daily, the length and breadth of the country.

Author: John Jennison
First published: February 2023
Cover: Softback , 88 pages
ISBN: 978-1-911703-31-0
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Main Line to The South - Part 2: St.Cross (Winchester) to Eastleigh and Swaythling

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The London and Southampton Railway opened its line in 1840, the first major railway in the south of England – soon to become the London & South Western Railway and eventually in 1923 the Southern Railway. Part 1 was concerned with the line from Basingstoke to Winchester. Continuing our jornney, Part Two describes the line through to Eastleigh and beyond to Swathling.

Once again, we cover in great detail all facets of the construction, opening and operation of the line over the many decades with our usual extensive use of maps, plans and diagrams. Every archive, contemporary account or historical description has been thoroughly investigated in depth and presented as part of the narrative.

A central pillar of Part Two is inevitably the great and continuingly important operating centre at Eastleigh, including the Carriage and Wagon Works, the Locomotive Works and the vast locomotive running shed.

The line gathered frenzied interest in the 1960s as the last steam-worked main line in England until its electrification in July 1967.

Today the line between Basingstoke and Southampton carries not only heavy passenger traffic but, with the demise of coal traffic elsewhere, some of the nation’s heaviest freight traffic, in the shape of containers from Southampton Docks.

Part Three will complete the story to Southampton itself; the stations at Terminus and Central.



Author: John Nicholas and George Reeve
First published: mid August 2022
Cover: Hardback , 380 pages
ISBN: 978-1-911262-45-9
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A Celebration of LNER Gresley A4 Pacifics

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The fifth in a series with the simple old fashioned aim to showcase top quality photographs reproduced at the largest possible size, in order to celebrate some of the best-loved steam classes. Full-page shots are presented in a landscape format and come with comprehensive captions. The emphasis throughout is on the engines in service and the book has been arranged in chapters in chronological order starting with the batches of the class as built. The final five chapters show the engines at work from 1935 onwards on the principal routes where they were used. All engines in the class are covered at least once.


When the LNER decided to introduce a high-speed service between London and Newcastle, the public had no inkling of what would appear in September 1935. More engines were built for additional streamlined services and also for general express work, but they will always be noted for their high-speed exploits culminating in MALLARD’s world record in 1938.


After the Second World War, the A4s took some years to regain at least some of their pre-war brilliance, but they enjoyed a final few years at the top after they were all fitted with Kylchap double chimneys in the late 1950s. They even had a final fling in Scotland working expresses between Glasgow and Aberdeen from 1964 until 1966.


The pictures have been selected mainly from Brian Stephenson’s Rail Archive Stephenson with the remainder from Rail-Online.

Author: John Jennison
First published: End of June 2022
Edition: 1
Cover: Hardback , A4 , 148 pages , 0 in colour
ISBN: 978-1-911262-46-6
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A Celebration of Bulleid West Country and Battle of Britain Pacifics

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Fourth in a series with the simple old fashioned aim to showcase top quality photographs reproduced at the largest possible size, in order to celebrate some of the best-loved steam classes. Full-page shots are presented in a landscape format and come with comprehensive captions.

Bulleid’s Light Pacifics could be found on duties ranging from the ‘Night Ferry’ and ‘Golden Arrow’ to pottering around Devon and Cornwall with a couple of coaches. They were in effect smaller versions of the Merchant Navy class and included the same innovative features such as ‘air-smoothed’ casings, chain driven valve gear, high boiler pressure, ‘boxpok’ wheels and electric lighting.

As in previous volumes the emphasis throughout is on the engines in service and the book has been arranged in chapters in chronological order. The final chapters show them at work on the principal routes where they were employed, ending with the final year of Southern Region steam in 1967.

Previous volumes in this series are:

  • A Celebration of LMS Coronation Pacifics

  • A Celebration of BR Standard Pacifics - Britannias, Clans and The Duke of Gloucester

  • A Celebration of Gresley A1 and A3 Pacifics



Author: John Jennison
First published: 24th.February 2022
Edition: 1
Cover: Hardback , A4 , 148 pages , c.150 illustrations , 0 in colour
ISBN: 978-1-911262-44-2
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Diesel Dawn 5: Chasing Diesels

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Increasing affluence and a second-hand car allowed the author a geographical range previously denied to him and with various pals he embarked in the 1970s and 1980s on a number of expeditions to various parts of the country, to photograph diesel locomotives, then still running in abundant numbers and variety.

There were busy main line centres to be explored – York, Doncaster, Crewe and the rest but also obscure corners that could only be found by recourse to maps, sometimes inquiring of locals with barely understandable dialects, something after the fashion of Victorian explorers. Nowadays there are very few locomotives at work in this country and computer apps enable anyone to locate their whereabouts as easily as those actually responsible for operating them – something of course unimaginable back in the 1970s.

Back then there were still considerable numbers of locomotives working major traffic flows across the country – most notably coal and steel – on a scale undreamed of today. Diesel locomotives on freight traffic ran more often than not at night so had to be tracked down in their daytime lairs, at depots often located in out of the way places.

hen there was the problem of entry which could normally be negotiated with sympathetic staff in an age less concerned with health & safety, legal liabilities, terrorism and the like. There follows a tale of chasing what was then a huge variety of locomotive types in unsung, unknown corners of the kingdom, bump-starting successive wheezing cars, unsavoury B&B establishments and the more benign forms of trespass. A rollicking tale of an altogether more innocent railway age.

Author: Richard Derry
First published: December 2021
Cover: Softback , 104 pages
ISBN: 978-1-911639-67-1
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The Book of the Stanier 8F 2-8-0s Part 4: Swindon, the LNER and the Southern 48440-48633

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Latest in the longstanding ‘Book Of’ series, in FIVE PARTS to adequately cover the vast number of locomotives involved.

In this fourth part are the rest of the locomotives turned out by the Great Western at Swindon and those appearing from the Southern and the LNER.



The Story So Far:

  • Part 1: Pre-War Engines 48000-48125

  • Part 2: Wartime Engines 48126-48297

  • Part 3: Crewe to Swindon via Horwich 48301-48439

  • Part 4: Swindon, the LNER and the Southern 48440-48633

  • Part 5: Southern LNER and Late Arrivals 48634-48775

All the usual works histories and allocations are here for every loco; liveries and tender varieties, experimental episodes and every other facet of these mightily impressive 2-8-0s, which survived to the very last days of BR steam.

Author: By Ian Sixsmith & Richard Derry
First published: 12th.November 2021
Cover: Hardback , 296 pages
ISBN: ISBN 978-1-911262-42-8
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