Seventy Years of the South Western, A Railway Journey Through Time – a Review @transportps

Published by friends at Pen and Sword Transport “Seventy Years of the South Western – A Railway Journey Through Time” is Colin Boocock’s romp through the South Western railways on which he grew up and later worked on.  With yesterday,  July 9th,  marking 55 years since the end of the steam on the Southern Region a review … Continue reading Seventy Years of the South Western, A Railway Journey Through Time – a Review @transportps

Two new Southern Railway publications: “Alfred Raworth’s Electric Southern Railway” and “Southern Times”

Two new publications are hitting the shelves of good purveyors of books that are worthy of any Southern Railway historian and or modeller's reference library. Firstly, from friends at Pen and Sword Transport is "Alfred Raworth’s Electric Southern Railway." by Peter Steer. There have been many books that cover and detail the history and development … Continue reading Two new Southern Railway publications: “Alfred Raworth’s Electric Southern Railway” and “Southern Times”

Smoke & Steam, new quarterly ‘bookazine’ includes a number of Southern related articles

A brand new quarterly 'bookazine' from Warners called 'Smoke & Steam' is published on 30th April.  It features some of the most famous – and not so famous – routes, featuring locomotive legends. With in-depth articles, including a few Southern related, explaining some of the most important moments of Britain’s railway history from a variety … Continue reading Smoke & Steam, new quarterly ‘bookazine’ includes a number of Southern related articles

The next Steam’s Lament book from Strathwood Books Merchant Navys, Q1, Leader and other works

Following on from the excellent Steam's Lament - Bulleid's Light Pacifics is the next title provided to me by my friends at Strathwood Publishing being Steam's Lament - Bulleid's Merchant Navy, Q1, Leader and Other Works .  This follows the same wide landscape format and contains 208 pages often with multiple black and white photographs … Continue reading The next Steam’s Lament book from Strathwood Books Merchant Navys, Q1, Leader and other works

Two new titles from Strathwood Books for Light Pacific and EMU enthusiasts

Two new books recently published and provided to me by my friends at Strathwood Publishing are Southern Lament - Bulleid's Light Pacifics and Southern Electrics Scrapbook Volume II.  These wide landscape format books contain 208 and 176 pages respectively often with multiple black and white photographs per page along with well researched and informative captions. … Continue reading Two new titles from Strathwood Books for Light Pacific and EMU enthusiasts

Colour… a couple of new books to consider; Colour Light Signalling for Model Railways and Southern Steam Days Remembered IV

Two new books have hit as they say "all good book shops" in the last week or so, although both are technically outside of my own modelling time period they both are of interest for different reasons and whilst are of two different subjects they have both have colour in common... The first is Colour … Continue reading Colour… a couple of new books to consider; Colour Light Signalling for Model Railways and Southern Steam Days Remembered IV

New ‘Moguls’..’The book of the’ from The Irwell Press join the ‘Q’

The latest books hot of the press from my good friends at the Irwell Press are firstly two new publications in the excellent hardback "Book of the" series to cover the Southen Railway Moguls. The two volumes cover the initially ex South Eastern and Chatham and later Southern Railway, Richard Maunsell designed and produced 2-6-0 … Continue reading New ‘Moguls’..’The book of the’ from The Irwell Press join the ‘Q’