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Ian Pope [Publisher: Lightmoor] Softback
Steve Grudgings takes us further along the industries along the Avon in Bristol, Osborne Wallis coal merchants featuring prominently, Raymond Mays' lost sports cars, Barnum and Bailey's Circus train and its great European tour, all rounded off with a a trip along the Crinan Canal!
David Pollard [Publisher: Lightmoor] Hardback
A magnificent and comprehensive record of the quarrying and transport of Bath Stone in and around Bath and West Wiltshire, researched and written over many years by the late David Pollard. David's interest was fired by the old stone wharf and tracks at Corsham, glimpsed whilst travelling from Bristol to Swindon where he was an apprentice boilermaker. I knew David a little, and the breadth of his knowledge on the subject was truly staggering. But more than this David was also very "hands on", he set up his own mining museum and latterly become landlord of a working Bath Stone quarry - he was an amazing man. Neil Parkhouse and David were working on publishing this book for a long time and Neil had to complete it after David sadly died in late 2017. Neil has done a magnificent job, this large book is very nicely produced and designed and is an absolute mine of information on all aspects of its subject(!) Knowing the area fairly well, it is just astonishing to see in this book the plans, accounts and photographs of so very many enterprises. I have no doubt that this magnificent book will be the "go to" reference book on its subject for many years to come, and it forms a very worthy memorial to a remarkable and generous man and his passion for a fascinating subject, rest in peace David.
Anthony Dawson [Publisher: Pen and Sword] Hardback
A detailed account of early locomotive development as it happened on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, drawing upon contemporary accounts and descriptions. Full of fascinating detail and informed by the practical experience with the various replicas that have been built, together with the miraculous survivor "Lion", later chapters cover working arrangements, locomotive men and rolling stock developments too.
John Clutterbuck [Publisher: RCL Publications] Magazine
The first "post Roy" issue and as good as ever, now under the editorial eye of John Clutterbuck. A bit of a Garrett themed issue, with the detailed construction of two of these magnificent beasts, supported by an American monorail in 7mm scale from Adrian Garner, Dawson City with Tim Shackleton and an early Corris coach from Lee Styger and more Llechwedd elecricity from Paul Holmes, and more plus letters, plenty to enjoy here!
David Maidment [Publisher: Pen and Sword] Hardback
Tim Hillier-Graves [Publisher: Pen and Sword] Hardback
Kevin Robertson [Publisher: Crecy] Softback
Brian England [Publisher: Irwell Press] Hardback