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William Hemmings [Publisher: Wild Swan] Hardback
Volume One gives the full history of this cross country route up to 1939, whilst Volume Two covers the line in detail from Banbury to Kingham. A third volume was projected but has not yet been published, but these two books remain a beautifully illustrated record of a lost route and time. Priced at £29.95 and £28.95 respectively, for a limited time take both books for £30.00. Further details on the content of Volume One and Volume Two can be found on the Wild Swan web site.
Bernard Barlow, Gordon Shurmer & Mike Fenton [Publisher: Wild Swan] Hardback
Two highly detailed and well written books, recalling the working of steam on the old Great Western. Full of the most evocative memories and photographs, both men had careers that ran into the diesel era. Each book also covers a key location on the GW network and, in addition to the memories, the books contain a wealth of information on the locomotive sheds and Swindon Works. Priced at £24.95 and £35.95 respectively, for a limited time the offer price for both volumes is now £30.00. Full details of the content of Didcot Engineman and Swindon Engineman can be found on the Wild Swan web site.
John Hodge, Sue Sterndale [Publisher: Wild Swan] Hardback
A pair of beautiful photographic albums of the Great Western Railway from the cameras of two leading photographers of their day. John Hubback's work is largely from the 1930's, covering South Wales through to Taunton via Bristol. Tony Sturndale was a draughtsman at Swindon Works which formed the base for his photographic expeditions; most of his images are from the late 1940's to the 1950's. Priced at £17.95 and £22.95 respectively, for a limited time both are now on offer at £20.00. More details on the content of GW Pictorial 2 (Hubback) and GW Pictorial 3 (Sturndale) can be found on the Wild Swan web site.
Tony Atkins and David Hyde [Publisher: Wild Swan] Softback
A series of three highly detailed books covering the comprehensive network of goods services that the Great Western operated in the first half of the 20th Century, providing an absolute wealth of information and a great photographic resource for modellers. These books cover the background history, the work of the different goods districts, London goods depots and finally goods depots outside London. These were the precursors to later books by Noodle and Crecy, but are much more detailed and comprehensive in their coverage than the later titles. Sadly, both Tony and David have left us in recent years. Prices at £17.95, £24.95 and £25.95 respectively, for a limited time take all three for £30.00. More extensive details of the content of the Introduction to GWR Goods Services and Depots and Part 2A and Part 2B of the series can be found on the Wild Swan web site.
V. R. Anderson & H. N. Twells [Publisher: Wild Swan] Softback
Subtitled "An LMS Journal Handbook", Part 1 covers the multiplicity of stations and station styles inherited by the LMS; sub sections cover footbridges, lamps and station nameboards. A treasure trove of architectural styles and great modelling inspiration. Part 2 covers railway signage, timetables, poster boards platform numbering, seats and trolleys. Numerous photographs from across the whole LMS system and dimensioned drawings of each sort of fitting will enable modellers to detail their miniature worlds in appropriate style, whilst others will be entertained by a slightly "sideways" look at the old LMS. Fittings covered are not just the LMS designs but also those of the constituent companies, even down to a few bits on the S&D. Priced at £16.95 and £17.95 respectively, for a limited time the offer price for both parts is now £20.00. More details on the content of LMS Lineside Part 1 and LMS Lineside Part 2 can be found on the Wild Swan web site.