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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 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, 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. 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 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.

collecting and delivering wagons to a series of outlying yards. They long survived the onset of diesel shunters and were only finally extinguished in 1967.

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 6: Brush Type 2s D5500-D5699, D5800-D5862

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Diesel Dawn 6: Brush Type 2s D5500-D5699, D5800-D5862

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No.6 in the DIESEL DAWN series, describing the 263 locomotives built by the firm Brush Ltd of Loughborough from 1957. This series sets out to record in colour and black and white the prototype origins and production lives of the main line diesel locomotives introduced during the 'Great Modernisation' undertaken on British Railways from the late 1950s through to the 1960s, eliminating steam power in the process.

One of the main pillars of the new diesel fleet came in the form of the Brush company's diesel locomotive for mixed traffic work, the 'Type 2' referring to the power rating of their engines – 1,250hp. The name 'Brush' it has to said is less than stirring after the fashion, say, of 'Deltics' or 'Warships' but an entire swath of British Railways, the Eastern Region, relied very heavily upon them for all manner of freight and passenger work; they were even suited to country branches in the wilds of East Anglia.

In later years they were used much more widely, from the West Country to the far north of England. They were also long-lived, unlike many of their contemporaries that appeared in the 'Diesel Dawn' of the 1950s and 1960s; the last was only withdrawn from service in 2017.

Author: Gavin Glenister
First published: July 2022
Cover: Softback , 104 pages
ISBN: 978-1-911703-13-6
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Main Line to The South - Part 2: St.Cross (Winchester) to Eastleigh and Swaythling

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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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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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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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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 Nos.4844-48633

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The Book of the STANIER 8F 2-8-0s Part 4: Swindon, the LNER and the Southern Nos.4844-48633

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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 3: Crewe to Swindon via Horwich 48301-48439

  • (Part 5 to be concluded)

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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The Joy of the Jinties: The 3F 0-6-0Ts of the LMS and BR, 1924-1967  Part 1: 47260-47339

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The Joy of the Jinties: The 3F 0-6-0Ts of the LMS and BR, 1924-1967 Part 1: 47260-47339

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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, 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. 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 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.

A Jinty truly was a Joy.

Author: Ian Sixsmith
First published: 12th.November 2021
Cover: Hardback , 104 pages
ISBN: 978-1-911262-33-6
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London Midland and Scottish Way - LMS Steam in the Sixties

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London Midland and Scottish Way - LMS Steam in the Sixties

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A personal colour odyssey by an author captivated by steam, like most of us, at an early, highly impressionable age and in his case the introduction was grander than most – the Royal Train passing through Henley-in-Arden in April 1950 headed, memorably by two Castles.

‘I lived in Stratford-upon-Avon at the time the photographs in this book were taken and there were London Midland Region main line strongholds within very easy reach. My father worked in Birmingham and I would sometimes spend a day at New Street station which was still divided by Queen’s Drive between the ex-LNWR and Midland Railway platforms before it was ‘modernised’. I was particularly fascinated by the Harborne Branch which was worked at the time by Johnson Midland Railway 2F 0-6-0s from Monument Lane shed. There were also visits to local Midland Region sheds, Saltley, Aston, Monument Lane, Bescot and Bushbury, as well as, in retrospect, logistically quite complicated trips. I recently found details of one of them, on Sunday 14 June 1959, when I visited Nuneaton, Stafford, Stoke, Alsager, Uttoxeter and Burton. Phew!’

Third in a series; previous volumes are:

  • Way Down South

  • Western Way



Author: Photographs by Terence Dorrity
First published: December 2021
Cover: Hardback , 128 pages
ISBN: 978-1-911262-43-5
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Diesel Dawn 4: Diesel Multiple Units - A Pictorial Observation

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Diesel Dawn 4: Diesel Multiple Units - A Pictorial Observation

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This account is intended to give an overview of the types of first-generation Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) trains and railbuses that could be seen on BR from the 1950s to the 1980s. Their widespread introduction across the country came to be one of the great pillars of the Modernisation of Britain’s railways throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Put into service in a number of ‘schemes’ (each scheme covering part of the country) the new trains – bright, shiny and modern with wonderful panoramic views – replaced thousands of steam engines. For decades they dominated the railway passenger scene, becoming so commonplace as to go almost unnoticed as memories of steam faded.

The first generation Diesel Multiple Units were descended from the pioneering work of the Great Western Railway between the wars which, in conjunction with the firm AEC, introduced a fleet of railcars. The first BR DMUs had entered service in 1954 and took the operating scene by storm. Their rapid construction and deployment was driven by an attempt not only to modernise but to reduce operating costs.

Outside contractors, as well as BR’s own works at Derby and Swindon, were heavily involved in building DMUs, often being given a degree of freedom in their design and appearance. This led to a proliferation of types, including some that proved unreliable or difficult to maintain. It all added to the fascination of these new trains.

In addition to branch line and secondary workings, DMUs found themselves employed on intensively-worked suburban routes that were not electrified, such as those from King’s Cross, Paddington and St Pancras in London, around Birmingham and in the South Wales Valleys, as well as on some Inter-City routes such as between Edinburgh and Glasgow and across the Pennines.

Author: Robert Carroll
First published: 21st.September 2021
Cover: Softback , 104 pages
ISBN: 1-978-911639-66-4
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The Somerset & Dorset Railway - Bath to Bournemouth

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The Somerset & Dorset Railway - Bath to Bournemouth

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The Main Line & Branches.

If ever a line could be called an evergreen favourite it is the Somerset & Dorset, so quintessentially English in its achingly beautiful settings, its charming stations and the blasting hill climbing efforts of its steam locomotives. All of it unsullied by diesels right up to its final demise in 1966.

It was a line like no other, by turns a dozing branch, by turns a main line with double headed named expresses running the length of the country. It is no wonder that so many volumes have been devoted to it though it has probably never been covered photographically to this extent, in the detail of its buildings and track – getting on for 600 photographs reveal the intricacies and grandeur of the line as never before, together with finely drawn diagrams of every station, yard and junction.

The author worked on the footplate on the Southern Region in the South West and the S&D has been close to his heart ever since. The plans are an especially useful feature: ‘Up’ is Broadstone to Bath and Evercreech Junction to Highbridge, ‘Down’ is Bath to Broadstone and Highbridge to Evercreech Junction. Pause for breath... ‘Down’ S&D trains from Broadstone to Bournemouth became ‘Up’ trains on the Southern. S&D trains were ‘Down’ leaving Bournemouth West until reaching Broadstone upon which they became ‘Up’ on joining the S&D!

As we say, it was a line like no other!

Author: Derek Phillips
First published: July 2021
Cover: Hardback, mono throughout , 336-pages approx pages
ISBN: 978-1-911262-32-9
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A Celebration of BR Standard Pacifics - Britannias, Clans and The Duke of Gloucester

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

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Third in a series which has but one simple aim, 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 comprehensive captions.


Although the engines were in service for under two decades and generally struggled to make headway against the pre-nationalisation express classes, the BR Standard Pacifics did have a significant impact in one part of the country, the Britannias revolutionising express services on the former Great Eastern lines out of Liverpool Street. All of them ended up in the North West where they saw out their final years up to the end of steam.


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 each class as built. The final chapters show the engines at work in the late 1950s and 1960s over the principal routes where they were used. All engines in each class are covered at least once.

Author: Jon Jennison
First published: Mid-May 2021
Cover: Hardback , 144pp pages
ISBN: 978-1-911262-41-1
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