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In addition to our own publications we sell a range of new books by other publishers, some imported and also have a large stock of secondhand railway books.
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Himalayan Journey by John Thomas illustrated by Edwin Lambert.
Beyer Peacock Order List by Richard Hills.
Malayan Railways: a Brief Introduction by Patrick Smith
Locomotives of the Benguela Railway by John Scott Morgan et al.
British Steam In Australia: A Centennial Review by Dr John Davies.
A Guide to Diesel and Electric Locomotives of Indian Railways by J E Daboo. (Out of print)
The British Overseas Railways Journal
Edwin Lambert Postcards


HIMALAYAN JOURNEY by John Thomas illustrated by Edwin Lambert.

Himalayan Journey is in the nature of a guide book to the Darjeeling Railway and the surrounding districts. It was written by John Thomas when he was serving in the Indian Army in WW2. The original was not illustrated.
Cover of Himalayan Journey

Illustratorís Note:- My first reading of John Thomas's wonderful tale of his journey to Darjeeling conjured up all manner of enchanting images in my mind. Some of these I have endeavoured to capture on paper to accompany this re-print of the story. Although using sources of varying dates I have, for the most part, attempted to make the drawings representative of the 1940's period when the story was first written. Inspiration for the actual drawings came from many publications, including the D. H. Railway's own 1896 and 1921 Guide Books, several encyclopaedia, contemporary and current magazines. To all those whose illustrations I have used as a basis for my drawings, I am extremely grateful. In particular, I am indebted to the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Society for use of their archive, the late Terry Martin for advice and permission to copy from his books Halfway to Heaven and The Iron Sherpa, and to John Milner of Rail Romances, publisher of same.

Edwin Lambert, Glyn Ceiriog, June 2010.

ii+46 B5 pp, 38 drawings. ISBN 978 1 901613 03 2, 2010.

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BEYER PEACOCK LOCOMOTIVE ORDER LIST by Dr R L Hills

The list of the locomotive numbers built by Beyer, Peacock was compiled from the records which Richard Hills was able to save when Beyer, Peacock closed its Gorton Foundry and which became one of the major collections when he was able to open the North Western Museum of Science and Industry (MoSI) in Manchester in 1969. This list was printed originally in the Transactions of the Newcomen Society, Vol 40, 1967-68, but as such it was available only to members. Because the original list is virtually unobtainable, it was decided to reprint it and much time was spent in making a thorough revision. The book also includes an introduction based on the text of MoSI's old out of print Beyer, Peacock booklet.

36 pages plus section with 37 photos, ISBN 1 901613 00 3, 1997.

Cover of Beyer, Peacock Order List

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MALAYAN RAILWAYS: A Brief Introduction by Patrick G. Smith

Cover of Malayan Railways Little is known amongst railway enthusiasts of the history and development of Malaysia's railways. This is almost certainly due to the lack of accessible published information, which is unfortunate as the railways present a fascinating example of colonial development.

This book seeks to provide enthusiasts with a brief history of the railway and its development. Whilst the early railways were built as common carriers, the main reason for their existence and the means to pay for them came from the mining and export of tin. These early railways then formed the nucleus of a national system which was progressively extended to serve the whole of peninsula Malaysia.

A history of the building and development of the railways is provided, together with details of the development of the locomotives. Also brief details are given of the rolling stock and permanent way, as well as a full locomotive listing. The book is illustrated with eighteen maps and diagrams and fifty four photographs.

ISBN 978 1 901613 01 1

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LOCOMOTIVES OF THE BENGUELA RAILWAY
by John Scott Morgan, John Bellwood and Dr Paul E Waters

Special issue (nos. 8 and 9) of the British Overseas Railways Journal.

32 pages, 39 photos and drawings, ISSN 0952-5483, 1991.

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BRITISH STEAM IN AUSTRALIA: A CENTENNIAL REVIEW by Dr John Davies

A review of the steam locomotives in service on Australian Railways in 1888,
with comprehensive data tables and illustrations.

Special issue (nos. 5 and 6) of the British Overseas Railways Journal.

28 pages, 28 photos, ISSN 0952-5483, 1988.

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A Guide to DIESEL AND ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES OF INDIAN RAILWAYS by J E Daboo
This book is now out of print - details and corrections.

THE BRITISH OVERSEAS RAILWAYS JOURNAL

ISSN 0952-5483

The British Overseas Railways Journal contains articles related to the Trust's interests.

It is published approximately twice a year.

It is supplied as a membership benefit and is also on sale to the public at shows or by post .

All back numbers are still available.

The current issue, No 40, Summer 2016, is a general issue and contains the following articles

  • Brassey in Denmark
  • Science, Technology and the First World War (Conference Report)
  • Book Reviews
  • Centenary of the Swedish Railway Musem
  • Ambulance Trains for "An Absent-Minded Beggar"
  • Obituaries
  • Modern Total Stations and Levels

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All back numbers of the Journal are available. Some of the earlier issues are reprints. Click here for a list of back numbers.

Cover of BORJ

EDWIN LAMBERT POSTCARDS

The Trust sells 6 African postcards of paintings by Edwin Lambert.

The subjects of these are as follows:-
EAR 1-01 - EAR 59 Class No 5901
EAR 1-02 - EAR 59 Class No 5903
CFB 1-01 - Benguela 11th Class No. 401
CFB 1-02 - Benguela 10c Class No. 347
CFB 1-03 - Benguela 10d Class No. 367
CFB 1-04 - Benguela 9c Class No. 222
They are priced at 30p each plus post and packing.
59 Garratt Postcard
Detail from EAR 1-01.

Price for set of 6:-
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