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6720. Alexander, Bob: "Hard Lines"

Lisburn: Bob Alexander, c1970. 118 pp. 21 x 14 cm. Reminiscences, forty-three illustrations, and tales of working conditions on the railways round Lisburn, particularly the branch to Antrim. Pictorial card covers, in very good condition. 14.00


2094. Allchin, MCV: Locomotives of the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway and the Irish Narrow Gauge Railways.

Hants: 1944 12pp. 22 x 14 cm. Illustrated. Types, building dates, etc. in card covers, v.g. 10.00


7816. Arnold, R. M.: The County Down The Belfast and County Down Railway at work during its last Forty Years: part 1 Main Line plus branches beyond Comber.

Whitehead: Irish Steam Scene, 1981. 142 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Profusely illustrated. Pictorial textured matt card covers. In very good condition. A fine railway trashed in 1950 by visionless civil servants and politicians. 15.00


5522. Arnold, RM: NCC Saga The LMS in Northern Ireland.

Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1973. 1st edition. 231 pp. 22.5 x 14.5 cm. Illustrated, very good, hardback in dustwrapper. The LMS in 1923 inherited the former Belfast & Northern Counties Railway. This book is concerned with the standard gauge section of the railway, especially its mainline. 45.00


15004. Arnold, RM: NCC Saga The LMS in Northern Ireland.

Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1973. 1st edition. 231 pp. 22.5 x 14.5 cm. Thirty-four plates, and map. The LMS in 1923 inherited the former Belfast & Northern Counties Railway. This book is concerned with the standard gauge section of the railway, especially its mainline. Pictorial glazed card covers, in very good condition. 20.00


6847. B&CDRMT: The Belfast & County Down Railway Museum Trust

Belfast: B&CDRMT, 1972. 14 pp. 21 x 14.5 cm. Illustrated. Maps. Glazed card covers. Vg. 15.00


10162. Baker, Michael H. C: Ireland's Railways Past and Present Ireland an Introduction.

Dublin: Past and Present Publishing revised, updated 2005. The Cumha collection, more than 280 photographs, "past and present" of the area's railways. Belfast, Derry Dublin, Rosslare, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Donegal, Sligo, Bantry etc. 24 by 17 cms. 12.00


6858. Blackwell, John: Transport in the Developing Economy of Ireland.

Dublin: The Economic and Social Research Institute, 1969. Paper No. 47. viii + 69 pp. 28 x 22 cm. Tables, graphs. Paper covers. 15.00


6728. Boocock, CP: Irish Railway Album.

London: Ian Allan, 1968. 128 pp. 25 x 18.5 cm. Tight copy in silver-stamped blue boards, in good dw. 6.95


6844. Bowman, Terence, editor: Railway Memories.

Newcastle: Mourne Observer, 1991. 82 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Profusely illustrated. Maps. Pictorial laminated card covers, in very good condition. A series of interviews with former railway employees and some passengers of the Belfast and Co. Down and Great Northern Railways. Scarce. 20.00


6873. Building Design Partnership: R. Travers Morgan & Partners: Belfast Urban Area Plan - Review of Transport Strategy - Main Report.

Belfast: Department of the Environment (N.I.), 1976. xiv + 312pp. 30 x 23.5 cm. Artists' impressions. Graphs. Charts. Maps, including large folding map. One of the seminal texts for the study of twentieth-century Belfast. Plastic spiral binding in outer card covers. Covers rather worn, but otherwise good. 15.00


12695. Casserley, H.C.: Irish Railways in the heyday of steam.

Dublin: D. Bradford Barton Ltd, n.d. 96 pp. 22 x 21.5 cm. 119 illustrations. Gold-blocked green boards, in very good condition, in a very good dw. Excellent photographs. 10.00


18073. Casserley, H.C.: Outline of Irish Railway History.

Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1974. 303 pp. 24 x 16 cm. 68 plates. 39 illustrations in text. 10 maps, and folded map of Ireland showing Irish Railways. Gold-blocked green boards. Minor wear, in sunned dustwrapper. Bookplate of Irish transport historian Grenfell Morton. Excellent photographs. 20.00


17592. Cecil, Tommy: Harsh Winds of Rathlin Stories of the Rathlin Shipwrecks.

Coleraine: Impact Printing (of Coleraine) Ltd., 1990. 108 pp. 21 x 15. cm. 46 photographs. 6 Maps. Pictorial card covers. Scrawling dedication on rear of front cover, otherwise in very good condition. A scarce title. 30.00


6718. Clements, R.N. and Robbins, J.M: The ABC of Irish Locomotives.

London: Ian Allan, 1949. Re-issue. 56 pp. 16 x 11 cm. Lists, illustrations, tables of leading dimensions, and map. Blue card covers, headed "Transport of the Forties". The number "83" has been neatly written on the top left corner of the front cover, o/w good. 25.00


18088. Coakham, Desmond: Narrow Gauge Rolling Stock.

Hersham: Ian Allan Publishing, 2007. An Irish Railway Pictorial. 96 pp. 28.5 x 21.5 cm. 110 illustrations. Glazed pictorial card covers, in very good condition. 10.00


8237. Coakham, Desmond: The Belfast & County Down Railway An Irish Railway Pictorial.

Leicester: Midland Publishing Limited, 1998. 96 pp. 28 x 21 cm. 241 illustrations. 5 maps and layouts. Pictorial glazed card covers. A modern history of a fine railway destroyed in an act of short-sighted folly. 20.00


18085. Coakham, Desmond: The Belfast & County Down Railway.

Newtownards: Colourpoint Books, 2010. 256 pp. 29 x 22 cm. "about 200 photographs and drawings". Appendices. Wonderfully comphrensive index. Gold-blocked red boards, in very good condition, in a price-clipped dw. A modern history of a fine railway destroyed in an act of short-sighted folly. A sumptious production, by the expert on the company. 19.50


18091. Cochrane, Gerry: Back In Steam The Downpatrick and County Down Railway from 1982.

Newtownards: Colourpoint Books, 2009. 128 pp. 26 x 21 cm. 151 illustrations, many in colour. Map. Appendices. Index. Glazed pictorial card covers, in very good condition. Heroic saga of railway preservation. 10.00


6851. Cole, D: Irish Industrial and Contractors' Locomotives.

London: Union Publications, 1962. 48 pp. 16.5 x 12 cm. Sixteen plates. Exhaustive lists of minor lines, arranged by county, including those which did not have locomotives. Lists of locomotives, and lists of contractors. Card covers. Rusted staples and some fading to covers, o/w good. 13.50


6856. Coras Iompair Eireann: Road Transport Rule Book.

Dublin: CIE,1948. 123 pp, 16 x 10.5 cm, in black-blocked green boards. Rule Books were for the guidance of Company employees, and were not to be shown to members of the general public. 15.00


6715. Coras Iompair Eireann: Rules for Observance by Employees.

Dublin: CIE,1967. 366 + lvi pp, 14.5 x 11cm. Rule Books were for the guidance of Company employees, and were not to be shown to members of the general public. Gold-blocked green boards. 12.00


8300. Coras Iompair Eireann: Working Time Table 27th June 1983.

Dublin: Coras Iompair Eireann, 1983. 208 pp. 28 x 20 cm. Blue card covers. in very good condition. 20.00


8299. Coras Iompair Eireann: Working Time Table 2nd July 1984.

Dublin: 1984. 28 by 20 cms. 208 pp. Yellow card covers. in very good condition. 20.00


15197. Crockart, Andrew and Jack Patience: Rails Around Belfast An Irish Railway Pictorial.

Hinkley: Midland Publishing, 2004. 80 pp. 28 x 21 cm. Excellent photographs, including trams and trolley buses. A small corner crease on the bottom front right corner and an autographed inscription on the title page, otherwise good. 10.00


18100. Cronin, Kevin: Off the Beaten Track Irish Railway Walks.

Belfast: Appletree Press, 1996. The book of the RTE TV series. 191 pp. 20 x 13 cm. "Over 40 walks", each described, and with a map. 14 illustrations. Glazed pictorial card covers, in good condition. 15.50


15175. Currie, J.R.L: The Northern Counties Railway Volume 2 Heyday and Decline 1903-1972.

Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1974. 248 pp. 22.5 x 14 cm. Profusely illustrated. The dustwrapper has been attached to the boards by a wraparound plastic d.w. Owner's name on ffep, internally good. 28.00


14941. Currie, J.R.L.: The Runaway Train Armagh 1889.

Newton Abbot: David and Charles 1971. 148, illustrated, hardback in a dustwrapper. The first full length book on any Irish railway accident. The disaster led to the Regulation of Railways Act 1889. 15.00


16007. David, Trefor: Luggage Labels of Ireland.

Cheltenham: The Railway Print Society, 1984. 22 pp. 29 x 20.5 cm. Illustrated. Library laminated boards. It bears a small "withdrawn from stock" stamp on the ffep, and t wo catalogue numbers to the rear of the title page. Otherwise a very clean copy, and marks the first serious study of this Irish material. 15.00


17805. Day, Angelique editor: Letters from Georgian Ireland The corespondence of Mary Delany 1731-68.

Belfast: Friar's Bush Press 1991. 25.5x 17 cm. viii+302 pp. 16 colour plates and 66 black and white illustrations, maps, foreword by Sybil Connolly, gold blocked blue boards, in a very good dustwrapper, in very good condition. 15.00


14194. Delany, Ruth: A Celebration of 250 years of Irelands Inland Waterways.

Belfast: Appletree Press 1986. 25 by 18 cms. 200 pp, illustrated, maps, hardback in a v.g. d.w. In very good condition 16.50


18150. Ferris, Tom: Irish Railways in Colour From Steam to Diesel 1955 -1967.

Leicester: Midland Publishing Limited, 1992. 120 pp. 29 x 22 cm. Profusely illustrated. Map. Pictorial laminated boards. Small bruise to the bottom of the spine, o/w good. 10.00


18092. FitzGerald, Des: The Warrenpoint Branch.

Omagh: Colourpoint Press, 1996. 48 pp. 20 x 21 cm. 43 illustrations, many in colour. 5 maps and layouts. Glazed pictorial card covers, in very good condition. Story of a GNR(I) Branch that closed in 1965. 15.00


6843. Flanagan, Dr PJ: The 101 Class Locomotives of the G.S.& W.R. - Steaming through a century 1866-1966.

Dublin: Irish Railway Record Society, 1966. 44 pp + folding diagram. 25 x 15.5 cm. Ten plates, drawings, and class list. Pictorial laminated card covers. Faded covers, o/w vg. 23.00


5516. Flanagan, Patrick J: The Cavan & Leitrim Railway.

Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1966. 192 pp. 22.5 x 14 cm. Illustrated. The C&L was a busy narrow gauge line serving a coalfield, and survived longer than most such lines. There is an active preservation group nowadays and a portion of track has been re-instated. Owner's name neatly inscribed inside front board, o/w good in a chipped dustwrapper. 22.50


8287. Great Northern Railway (Ireland): Appendix to the Working TimeTable.

Dublin: Feb. 1915. 24.5 by 16 cms. 207 pp. Dark green linen covers. Many stuck in inserts Covers worn, pages edgeworn, top bottom corners curled otherwise good. 60.00


8285. Great Northern Railway (Ireland): Regulations for Train Signalling.

Dublin 1927. 24.5 by 16 cms. 44 pp. Brown paper covers. Covers dusty and worn, top right corner of front cover missing, pages edgeworn otherwise fair. Covers Double and Single lines. 30.00


6855. Great Northern Railway (Ireland): Rules and Regulations for the Guidance of the Officers and Men in the Service of the Great Northern Railway (Ireland).

Belfast: GNR(I),1914. 221 pp. 15.5 x 9.5cm. Blind-stamped black boards. Rule Books were for the guidance of Company employees, and were not to be shown to members of the general public. 28.00


8286. Great Northern Railway Board: Working Time Table.

Belfast: 2nd June 1958 until 30 Sept. 1958. 24.5 by 19 cms. 37 pp. paper covers. The last Great Northern Railway Board Timetable. 30.00


6716. Great Southern Railways: Rules for Observance by Employees.

Dublin: GSRs, 1933. 214 + xlvi pp + 2-page addendum, 14.5 x 11cm, in black-blocked green boards. Rule Books were for the guidance of Company employees, and were not to be shown to members of the general public. 25.00


9461. Greer, P. E: Road versus Rail Documents on the History of Public Transport in Northern Ireland 1921-1948.

Belfast: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, 1982. xx+189 pp. 25 x 16 cm. Illustrated. Hardback in dustwrapper. In very good condition 8.00


18093. Guerin, Michael: The Lartigue Listowel & Ballybunion Railway.

Listowel: Lartigue Centenary Committee, 1988. 120 pp. 24 x 18 cm. 162 illustrations. 2 maps. Glazed pictorial card covers, in very good condition. Title page neatly signed by three members of the Lartigue Centenary Committee. Story of the Irish Lartigue. 16.50


6749. Hamilton, Michael: Down Memory Line - The Sligo Leitrim & Northern Counties Railway.

Manorhamilton: Drumlin Publications, 1997 128 pp. 21 x 14.5 cm. A well-illustrated good social history of the closing years, in illustrated card covers. Vg. 15.00


17341. Hunter, RA, Ludgate, RC, and Richardson, J: Gone But Not Forgotten Belfast Trams, 1872 - 1954.

Belfast: RPSI and ITT, October 1980. Second edition. 47pp. 25 x 18cm. Arms of the City of Belfast, route map, and 66 superb photographs. Pictorial glazed card covers. Slight fading to spine, o/w in good condition. 10.00


567. Hunter, RA, Ludgate, RC, and Richardson, J: Gone But Not Forgotten Belfast Trams, 1872 - 1954.

Belfast: Railway Preservation Society of Ireland and Irish Transport Trust, 1979. 47pp. 25 x 18cm. Arms of the City of Belfast, route map, and 66 superb photographs. Pictorial matt card covers. In very good condition. 10.00


5442. Irish Railway Record Society: Irish Railways in Pictures No.1 - The Great Northern.

London: Irish Railway Record Society London Area, 1976. 33pp. 25.5 x 18 cm. Profusely illustrated. Map. Pictorial card covers. Owner's name neatly inscribed on tp. Very slight foxing to outside rear cover. 5.00


13810. Irish Railway Record Society: Journal of the Irish Railway Record Society.

Dublin: Irish Railway Record Society, 1962. Number 31, Volume 6, Autumn 1961. 64 pp. 24.5 x 15.5 cm. Articles include, The Clontarf and Hill of HowthTramroad, Irish Railways in 1860; The Derry Road, Locomotives of the Dublin & Kingstown Railway, 11 photographs. Matt card covers. A few instances of highlighting / annotation noted, o/w good condition. The Journal of the Irish Railway Record Society has been published since 1947. We can supply numbers 31, 32, 33, 36, 39, 40, 44, 45, 46, 48, 51, 54, 55, 58, 59, 60,62, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 103, 106, 107, 109, 110, 111, 113, 130, 134, 146, at 10 each, and will be happy to supply further details. 10.00


14094. Irish Steam Preservation Society (Ulster Branch): Traction Engine Rally Shanes Castle 16th and 17th July, 1971.

Belfast: Irish Steam Preservation Society (Ulster Branch), 1971. 24 pp. 22 x 14.5 cm. Official Programme. List of nineteen steam-engine entries, with details. Programme in very good condition, in pictorial thin card covers. 10.00


12271. Irish Transport Trust: Ninth Annual Bus & Coach Rally Carrickfergus - Belfast - Bangor Saturday, 26th April, 1980.

Belfast: Irish Transport Trust, 1980. 28pp. 20 x 14.5 cm. In pictorial card covers. Programme, List of Entrants, Prizes, Publications, and Advertisements. Very good condition. 10.00


18094. Johnson, Stephen: Lost Railways of Co. Antrim.

Catrine: Stenlake Publishing, 2002. 48 pp. 17.5 x 24 cm. 50 illustrations. Glazed pictorial card covers, in very good condition. Amost as new, 9.50


18095. Johnson, Stephen: Lost Railways of Co. Down and Co. Armagh.

Catrine: Stenlake Publishing, 2002. 48 pp. 17.5 x 24 cm. 51 illustrations. Glazed pictorial card covers, in very good condition. Amost as new, 9.50


18096. Johnson, Stephen: Lost Railways of Co. Tyrone and Co. Fermanagh.

Catrine: Stenlake Publishing, 2002. 48 pp. 17.5 x 24 cm. 48 illustrations. Glazed pictorial card covers, in very good condition. Amost as new, 9.50


8230. Johnston, Jack: In the Days of the Clogher Valley Photographs of the Clogher Valley and its railway, 1887 -1942.

Belfast: Friar's Bush Press, 1991. 1991 reprint. ix + 86pp. 18 x 21.5 cm. Pictorial glazed card covers. 92 illustrations. Pictorial glazed card covers. Good condition. 6.00


1845. Johnston, Jack: In the Days of the Clogher Valley Photographs of the Clogher Valley and its railway, 1887 -1942.

Belfast: Friar's Bush Press, 1987. First edition. ix + 86pp. 18 x 21.5 cm. 92 illustrations. Pictorial glazed card covers. Almost mint. 8.00


6798. Johnston, Norman: Locomotives of the GNRI.

Newtownards: Colourpoint Books, 1999. 208 pp. 29 x 21.5 cm. Drawings, photographs, lists, appendices, maps, bibliography, and index. Profusely illustrated. Gold-blocked blue boards, in dw. The dw has slight shelf wear, and a tiny repair with peelable tape at the top of the spine. Includes the railcars. 35.00


18089. Johnston, Norman: Parting Shot The Railway Photographs of Norman Johnston.

Newtownards: Colourpoint Books, 2015. 160 pp. 26 x 21 cm. 231 illustrations, many in colour. Glazed pictorial card covers, in very good condition. 12.00


6845. Johnston, Norman: The Great Northern Railway in County Tyrone.

Omagh: West Tyrone Historical, 1991. 16 pp, including covers. 21.5 x 15 cm. Eleven plates, plus maps, seals and line drawings. Card covers. Near Mint. 20.00


12164. Kennedy, Mark: "All Change" The Social Impact of the Railways.

Bangor: North Down Heritage Centre, 2004. Pamphlet produced for a touring exhibition. 24 pp. 20 x 20 cm. An illustrated history of railways, particularly in Ireland. Glazed pictorial card covers. Very good condition. 10.00


3609. Kennedy, ML and McNeill, DB: Early Bus Services in Ulster.

Belfast: Institute of Irish Studies, 1997. x + 145pp. 29 x 21.5 cm. 137 Illustrations. Appendices. Bibliography. Indexes. Gold-blocked green boards, in very good condition, in a vg dw. Almost as new. 15.00


15130. Kennedy, ML and McNeill, DB: Early Bus Services in Ulster.

Belfast: Institute of Irish Studies, 1997. 29 x 21.5 cm. x+145 pp. Illustrated, hardback in a v.g. dustwrapper. This is a major study with many fine and rare illustrations. It includes charabancs. 15.00


15129. Kilroy, J: Irish Trams.

Omagh: Colourpoint Press, 1996. 127 pp. 29 x 21.5 cm. A comprehensive and well-illustrated study of trams in Ireland. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. Gold-blocked black boards in a pictorial dustwrapper. In a very good dustwrapper, almost as new. 20.00


13809. Leckey, Joseph: A Classification Scheme for Railway Company Archives.

Belfast: Irish Economic Press, 1982. Fourth edition. 8 pp. 30 x 21 cm. The Classification Scheme was developed by a consultant archivist to help fellow archivists trying to make sense of company records, and lists the main categories of record created by a company, with very brief explanatory notes. Useful for anyone struggling with company archives. Card covers. Good. 10.00


13808. Leckey, Joseph: Nineteenth Century Railway Politics in the Belfast-Dublin-Enniskillen Triangle with a Note on Sources.

Belfast: Irish Economic Press, 1973. Occasional Publications of the Irish Railway Record Society, No 3. iii + 33 pp. 29 x 20 cm. Three maps, two figures, and other contemporary material reproduced in text. There are four pages of notes on sources. Card covers. Good. 20.00


5042. Leckey, Joseph: The Records of the County Donegal Railways.

Belfast: Irish Economic Press, 1980. Occasional Publications of the Irish Railway Record Society, No 6. vi + 31 pp, 29.5 x 21 cm. Card covers. Good. 5.00


13327. Leckey, Joseph: The Records of the Grand Canal Company.

Belfast: Irish Economic Press, 1979. An archival list prepared for CIE 1979. 18 pp, 29.5 x 21 cm. Card covers. Good. 10.00


6840. Leckey, Joseph: The Records of the Irish Transport Genealogical Archive.

Belfast: Irish Economic Press, 1985. Occasional Publications of the Irish Railway Record Society, No 7. v + 5 pp, 29.5 x 21 cm. Card covers. Good. 5.00


5041. Leckey, Joseph and Rigney, Peter: IRRS Archival Collections D1 - D10.

Dublin: Irish Railway Record Society, 1976. Occasional Publications of the Irish Railway Record Society, No 4. xii + 33 pp, 29.5 x 21 cm. Card covers. Good. 5.00


17339. Lloyd, David J.: The Foyle Valley Railway and Museum A Short History.

Derry: North West of Ireland Railway Society, 1979. 12 pp. 13.5 x 21 cm. Eight illustrations. 2 maps. Inscribed and dated by the author on the title page. In very good condition. 10.00


6857. LMS Northern Counties Committeee: Passenger Fares.

Belfast: Carswell & Son, 1942. 115 pp. 16.5 x 10 cm. Gold-blocked brown boards. A scarce survival, only one copy was issued to each manned station. Rear outer hinge worn, but still a good tight binding. Empty pocket inside rear board. 35.00


5899. LMS Northern Counties Committeee: Passenger Fares.

Belfast: Carswell & Son, c1945. 117 pp. 16.5 x 10.5 cm. Professionally recased in blue boards and gilt titled blue cloth spine, new endpapers. Internally heavily stained but perfectly readable. A scarce survival, only one copy was issued to each manned station. 35.00


8847. Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway Company: Report of the Directors and Statement of Accounts.

Londonderry: Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway Company, 1920-1954. 37.5 by 25.5 cm. folded to 25.5 by 9.5 cms. A set of 35 reports, 1918 to 1953, missing 1921. All in original unsealed dated wrappers as issued, averaging around 20 pages, each with full-page map. Rusty staples and sometimes a little dusty otherwise very good. With 99 route miles the L&LSR was the second largest narrow gauge railway in Ireland . It ceased operations as a Railway company in 1953, and continues as a bus company. 200.00


8875. Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway Company: Report of the Directors and Statement of Accounts...1919

Londonderry: Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway Company, 1920. 20pp. 37.5 x 25.5 cm. folded to 25.5 x 9.5 cm. The Statistical Returns detail the number of locomotives - including the 4-8-8-4 tanks -, carriages, and wagons of each type, other vehicles, passengers carried in each class, horses owned by the Company, livestock carried, etc, etc. Full-page map. In original unsealed dated wrapper as issued. We can also offer reports for the years 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, and 1953 at 5 each. Most in wrappers. Rusty staples and sometimes a little dusty, otherwise very good. With 99 route miles the L&LSR was the second largest narrow gauge railway in Ireland. It ceased operations as a railway company in 1953, but continues as a bus company. 5.00


6799. Love, Kevin: Bygone Days on Fermanagh Railways.

Belfast?: the author?, c2000. 100pp. 29.5 x 21 cm. 122 illustrations. Lists of engine drivers. Pictorial glazed card covers. Author-inscribed on title page. Memories and memoirs of railwaymen: Bundoran, Enniskillen, Omagh and Londonderry, and most places in between. 15.00


16279. Maybin, J.M: Belfast Corporation Tramways 1905-1954.

LRTA: no date 83pp. illustrated, paper covers. v.g. now a fairly scarce item. 16.50


15131. Maybin, Mike: A Nostalgic Look at Belfast Trams since 1945.

Peterborough: Silver Link Publishing, 1994. 100 pp. 27.5 x 21.5 cm. Profusely illustrated. Glazed pictorial card covers. Belfast Corporation operated the trams very profitably and in 1945 they carried over 155 million passengers but the trams were scrapped because they got in the way of cars. Folly indeed. 12.00


15076. Maybin, Mike: Belfast's Lost Tramways.

Catrine: Stenlake Publishing, 2003. 17.5 x 24 cm. 48 pp. Illustrated. Good nostalgic photographs with a written commentary. Pictorial card covers. Light fold to lower right area of front cover, otherwise good. 8.00


18099. McCaughan, Michael and John Appleby, editors.: The Irish Sea Aspects of Maritime History.

Belfast: The Institute of Irish Studies and Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, 1986. viii + 176 + (2) pp. 24 x 16.5 cm. 17 illustrations. Glazed pictorial card covers, in very good condition. Amost as new. 15 essays by leading experts. 15.50


3849. McCormick, WP: Main Line Railways of Northern Ireland.

Belfast: the author, 1948 47pp. 21 x 14 cm. 19 illustrations, and map. Card covers. Rusted staples, o/w vg. 10.00


18147. McCutcheon, Alan: Railway History in Pictures Ireland Volume 2.

Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1970. 112 pp. 24 x 18.5 cm. 150 Illustrations. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked black boards, in very good condition, in a worn and clipped dustwrapper. This volume deals with the twentieth century, and is an important contribution to Irish railway history. 10.00


16915. McCutcheon, Alan: Railway History in Pictures Ireland.

Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1969, 1970. Two volumes. 24 x 18.5 cm. Volume I, 122 pp. Illustrated, in an edgeworn dustwrapper. Volume II, 112 pp. Illustrated, in a better dustwrapper. Gold-blocked black boards. These two volumes were published in successive years. A now classic study. 25.00


12163. McDonald, Brian and McNeill, DB: Transport in Ards Borough in the 20th Century.

Ards Historical Society in association with Translink, c2004. 44 pp. 20 x 15 cm. An illustrated survey of transport in North Down. Glazed pictorial card covers. Very good condition. 10.00


17328. McGuigan, J.H.: The Giant's Causeway Tramway The Pioneer Hydro-Electric Railway.

Lingfield, Surrey: The Oakwood Press, 1964. First edition. vi+107 pp. 24 illustrations. 4 maps. Drawing of Car Number 20. 3 tables. 6 exquisite little tail piece in text. Gold-blocked maroon boards, in a dusty dustwrapper. Some shelfwear, but otherwise in fair/good condition. This pioneer hydro-electric tramway was one of the great tourist attractions on the North Antrim Coast of Ireland. 20.00


6841. McGuigan, John: Giant's Causeway, Portrush & Bush Valley Railway & Tramway Co. Limited.

Belfast: Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, 1983. 36 pp. 15 x 21 cm. Illustrated. Map and diagrams. Pictorial laminated card covers. Neatly inscribed by owner on title page. Vg. 20.00


17629. McGuigan, John: Giant's Causeway, Portrush & Bush Valley Railway & Tramway Co., Limited.

Belfast: The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, 1983. 36 pp. 15 x 21 cm. Fifty illustrations. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. Some wear to covers, o/w in very good condition. 30.00


17313. McIlfatrick, James H: The Derry Central Railway.

Coleraine: Impact Printing Ltd, 1987. iv + 132 pp. 21 x 15.5 cm. 72 illustrations. Map. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. Very good condition. The Derry Central ran from Macfin Junction, on the Belfast to Coleraine line, to Cookstown. It was a very picturesque rural line serving Kilrea, Garvagh, Aghadowey, Maghera, Upperlands and Magherafelt. It was closed in 1950. This book has now become rather scarce and hard to find. 45.00


16953. McKee, Eddie: Railways Around County Armagh.

Bessbrook: Published by the author, 1990. 144 pp. 25.5 x 17.5 cm. Includes the Armagh bits of the Ulster Railway, Dublin & Belfast Junction, Newry & Armagh, Keady & Castleblaney, Great Northern, Bessbrook & Newry Tramway, Clogher Valley, Glenanne & Loughgilly Tramway, Annaghmore Turf Railway, and the Peatlands Network. Illustrated with 116 photographs, and a map. Pictorial glazed-card covers. Internally in good condition, but the front cover is creased and the back cover is scuffed. 18.00


17850. McMahon, Michael: Irish Railway Rambler The Railway Photographs of Michael McMahon.

Newtownards: Colourpoint, 2015. 176 pp. 26 x 21 cm. 230 images of Irish railways after 1975. Pictorial glazed card covers. New book. 10.00


18090. McMillan, Edwin: Dark Days and Brighter Days for Northern Ireland Railways.

Newtownards: Colourpoint Books, 2016. 288 pp. 26 x 21 cm. 157 illustrations, many in colour. Appendices. Index. Glazed pictorial card covers, in very good condition. 10.00


16026. McNeill, Dr DB: Ulster Tramways and Light Railways.

Belfast: Transport Museum, 1966. Transport Handbook No 1, Second Reprint. 24pp. 21.5 x 15 cm. Twenty superbly reproduced photographs. Map. Pictorial thin card covers. Rear cover a little grubby otherwise good. 12.00


8231. Morton, Grenfell: Railways in Ulster Historic photographs of the age of steam.

Belfast: Friars Bush Press, 1989. 90 pp. 18 x 21.5 cm. 77 plates. Four maps. Brief history. Documents. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. Victorian and Edwardian photographs of the once-extensive railway system in the Province. 8.50


2096. Morton, R.G: Standard Gauge Railways in the North of Ireland.

Belfast: Museum & Art Gallery, 1962 Transport Handbook Number 5, 1st edition. 35pp. 21.5 x 15 cm. Illustrated, card covers. A good clean copy. 5.00


6834. Mulligan, Fergus: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Irish Railways.

Belfast: Appletree Press, 1983. 192 pp. 26 x 19.5 cm. Profusely illustrated. Maps, timetables, diagrams, bibliography and index. Gold-blocked brown boards, in good dw. 14.50


2873. Murray, D and Shepherd, E, editors: The Irish Railway Record Society 1946-1996, A Commemorative Booklet.

Dublin: Irish Railway Record Society, 1996 60 pp. 24.5 x 16.5 cm. Illustrated, very good. A review of the Society's history, library, archives and outings, and a review of Irish Railways, etc. 10.00


2866. Murray, KA: Ireland's First Railway.

Dublin: Irish Railway Record Society, 1981. 236 pp. 22 x 15 cm. The story of the Dublin & Kingstown Railway, the first public railway to be constructed in Ireland. 46 illustrations and 17 maps and diagrams. Mint in d.w. 10.00


6850. NCC: Centenary of the Opening of the Belfast and Ballymena Railway.

Belfast: The Railway Executive Northern Counties Committee, 1948. 72 pp. 18 x 12 cm. Illustrated. Maps, line drawings, posters, chronology, folding table of constituent company seals. Glazed card covers. Vg. The Company's Secretary's code and date in ink at top of front cover. 27.50


17324. Newham, AT: The Bessbrook and Newry Tramway.

Blandford: The Oakwood Press, 1979. Locomotion Papers Number 115. 34 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Sixteen photographs and maps. Pictorial laminated card covers. Scarce title now. 20.00


8302. Northern Ireland Railways: Working Time Table 13th May 1985 to 11th May 1986.

Belfast: 1985.. 29.5 by 22 cms. 28 pp. Green card covers. in very good condition. 20.00


8297. Northern Ireland Railways: Working Time Table 26th April 1976.

Belfast:1976 24.5 by 16.5 cms. 55 pp. Buff card covers. in very good condition. 25.00


15174. Patterson, E.M.: The Ballycastle Railway

Dawlish: David & Charles, 1965 Standard Railway Histories. First edition. 154 pp. 22.5 x 14 cm. Forty plates and twenty drawings and maps in text. Silver-blocked green boards. No dustwrapper. A tight clean copy of a scarce title. 23.00


18152. Patterson, E.M.: The Ballymena Lines A History of the Narrow-Gauge Railways of North East Ireland Part Two.

Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1968. First edition. 200 pp. 22.5 x 14 cm. Illustrated. Silver blocked black boards, in a dustwrapper which is a little edgeworn. From the library of R.G. Morton, the railway historian, with his signature on the ffep. A good copy of a scarce title. 22.50


5518. Patterson, EM: The Ballycastle Railway A History of the Narrow Guage Railways of North East Ireland Part One.

Dawlish: David & Charles, 1965. 154 pp. 22.5 x 14cm. Illustrated. No dustwrapper. The 16 mile narrow gauge railway from the LMS main line at Ballymoney to Ballycastle. An elusive early title. 23.50


6723. Patterson, EM: The Belfast & County Down Railway.

Lingfield: The Oakwood Press, 1958. Number 15 in The Oakwood Library of Railway History. 51 pp. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. Profusely illustrated. Owner's name and date on title page and slight foxing to page edges, o/w very clean tight copy in card covers. 14.50


4155. Patterson, EM: The Belfast and County Down Railway.

Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1982. First edition. 48 pp. 25 x 17.5 cm. 47 illustrations, and timetables, maps, and handbills. Pictorial laminated boards. In very good condition. A good study of this much-loved line. 12.00


1368. Patterson, EM: The Clogher Valley Railway.

Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1972. 271pp. Profusely illustrated. Hardback in good dustwrapper. An Irish narrow guage line of great character, street running in places. It had the first articulated diesal railcar in Ireland. 13.50


18154. Patterson, EM: The County Donegal Railways A History of the Narrow Gauge Railways of North West Ireland Part One.

Dawlish: David & Charles, 1962. First edition. 157 pp. 22.5 x 14 cm. 22 illustrations, including documents and maps. 37 plates. Details of rolling stock on folding sheet. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked green boards, in good condition, in a rather chipped and torn dustwrapper. About half the rear inside flap of the dw is gone, including text. With 124 miles, 5 termini, and 3 junction stations the County Donegal was the largest narrow gauge system in the British Isles. 10.00


3614. Pearsall, A.W.H: North Irish Channel Services.

Belfast: Museum and Art Gallery, 1962. Transport Handbook No 4. 32pp. 22 x 15 cm. Illustrated, and with folding map. Very good, in card covers. Includes a photocopy of the separately published and scarce 12pp. Supplementary List of Steamships, also by Pearsall. These were Museum Publications No. 162 and No. 162A. 10.00


15338. Pollard , Michael: Irish Railways in Pictures No. 4 The Giant's Causeway Tramway.

Bromley Kent: Irish Railway Record Society London Area 2000. 25 by 18 cms. 40 pp. illustrated, minor shelfwear otherwise good. A useful monograph. 10.00


1454. Popplewell, Lawrence: A Gazetteer of The Railway Contractors and Engineers of Ireland.

Southbourne: Melledgen Press, 1987. 46pp. 21 x 15 cm. maps, illustrations, lists, in card covers. Now quite scarce. Very slight foxing. 15.00


16294. Praeger, Robert Lloyd: Official Guide to County Down and the Mourne Mountains.

Belfast: Marcus ward & Co. first edition 1898. xv + 232 + 18 pp. "Seventy photographs of scenery by R. Welch, Belfast, Maps, and other illustrations". 16 x 10.5 cm. Pictorial green boards. Three folding coloured maps out of five called for. The Plan of Belfast and the map of the Mournes are missing. Photographs include earlier and latest locomotives and carriages, and interior of royal saloon. The pictorial boards are quite faded and a little edgeworn, the first two advertising pages have the top right corner torn away and there is small tear without loss, to one of the maps. A poor to fair copy only of this scarce guide. 23.00


6861. Praeger, Robert Lloyd: Official Guide to County Down and the Mourne Mountains.

Belfast: Belfast and County Down Railway Company, 1900. Second Edition, revised. xv + 235 + xv pp. "Seventy photographs of scenery by R. Welch, Belfast, Maps, and other illustrations". 16.5 x 10.5 cm. Pictorial green boards. Five folding coloured maps, and a bird's eye view of Belfast. Photographs include earlier and latest locomotives and carriages, and interior of royal saloon. 75.00


2100. Pue, R. J. A.: Twenty-Five Years Gone.

Belfast: Belfast & County Down Railway Museum Trust, 1975. 75pp. 20.5 x 15cm. Fifty-four illustrations, gradient profiles, station plans, etc. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. Neat signature inside front cover, and slight browning to endpapers, o/w good. A very good older study of the splendid Belfast and County Down Railway. 10.00


18087. Pue, R.J.A.: Steam Locomotives of The Ulster Transport Authority.

Carrowdore: Cuan Press, 1997. Irish Railway Motive Power Series No.1. 255 pp. 20 x 28.5 cm. 92 illustrations of locomotives - many in colour. Map. Pictorial glazed card covers, showing some wear. Extremely useful publication, with nice big illustrations, introduction to each class, leading dimensions, and disposal. Transport undertakings in Northern Ireland were nationalised in 1948 to form the UTA, which became the NI Transport Holding Company in 1967, when the railways became Northern Ireland Railways. 29.50


2027. Quaney, J: A Penny to Nelson's Pillar.

Portlaw: Co Waterford: Volturna Press, 1971. viii+224+ii pp, 22 x 15 cm. 13 plates, mounted portrait of engineer, and diagrams in text, in card covers. A biography of Kerr Quaney one of the early electrical engineers in Ireland. Includes much material on Dublin trams. 45.00


12193. Railway Preservation Society of Ireland: Five Foot Three Magazine of The Railway Preservation Society of Ireland.

Whitehead: no 4 January 1968. 48pp illustrated, light card covers, in very good condition. We can also offer the following issues, No. 16, Summer 74, 17, Winter 74/75, no.18, summer 75, 19, Winter 74/75, 20, Winter 76/77, 22, Summer 78, no. 23 Special issue, 24, Winter 79/80, 25, Winter 80/81, 26, Autumn 81, 27, Spring 82, 28, Winter 82/83, 29,Winter 83/84, 30, Winter 84/85, 31, Summer 85, 32, Winter 85/86. October 1997. All single issues 5 each. 5.00


2148. Robb, William: Ulster from the Carriage Window.

Belfast: 1986 20pp, 21 x 14.5 cm, illustrated in card covers. A mile-by-mile description of what may be seen from the trains of Northern Ireland Railways. 3.00


6127. Saintfield Heritage Society: Saintfield Heritage Number 5.

Saintfield: Saintfield Heritage Society, 1998. 80 pp. Illustrated, card covers, very good, as new. Articles include, The McBurney family, General Practice, the WI, Rev. Ledlie Birch, Presbyerianism in Saintfield, Road development, the Bouchers of Tullygirvan, Threshing mills, and others. 10.00


6126. Saintfield Heritage Society: Saintfield Heritage number 6.

Saintfield: Saintfield Heritage Society, 2002. 88 pp. Illustrated, paper covers, very good, as new. Articles include, The McAuley family, Wm Anderson the Poet, Parish of Saintfield and Carrickmannon, the BCDR, and others. 10.00


1369. Shepherd, WE: The Dublin & South Eastern Railway.

Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1974. First edition. 231pp. 22.5 x 14 cm. Illustrated. Very good in a very good dustwrapper. With a bookplate for David Hammond on the front pastedown. The line ran from Dublin to Wexford. 55.00


14353. Shepherd, WE: The Dublin & South Eastern Railway.

Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1974. First edition. 231pp. 22.5 x 14 cm. Illustrated. Very good in a very good dustwrapper. With a bookplate for David Hammond on the front pastedown. The line ran from Dublin to Wexford. 55.00


6719. Shepherd, WE: Twientieth Century Irish Locomotives.

London: Union Publications, 1966. 61 pp. 17.5 x 12 cm. Lists, illustrations, and tables of leading dimensions. Soft covers. Crease to rear cover, o/w good. 8.00


8235. Sinclair, Ian McLarnon: Along U.T.A. Lines Ulster's Rail Network in the 1960s.

Newtownards: Colourpoint Books, 2002. 192 pp. 23 x 18 cm. 315 illustrations, including maps and track plans. 32 of the illustrations are in colour. Pictorial glazed card covers. Signed by author on title page. In very good condition, almost as new. The photographs are attractive, and nostalgic, but what makes this book so extraordinarily valuable is the track plans - so rarely available to the ordinary traveller. 23.00


18153. Sprinks, N.W.: Sligo Leitrim and Northern Counties Railway.

Billericay: Irish Railway Record Society (London Area), 1970. 155 pp. 22 x 14 cm. 68 illustrations. Map. Station layouts. Noticeably well-produced photographs, diagrams, and drawings. Glazed pictorial card covers. Some underlining, o/w in good condition. 12.00


17067. Stevenson, Patric: The Hillsborough By-Pass A Conversation between A1 and the Hillsborough By-Pass at the time of the Opening of the Latter.

Dromore: The Leader Press, 1974. "With acknowledgements to Robert Ferguson (1750-1774) whose "Mutual Complaint of Plainstanes and Causey in their Mother-tongue," motivated these lines." 8pp. 19.5 x 11.5 cm. Black-printed pink card covers. A modern broadside. "Since Hillsborough has joined at last/ The ranks of towns which are by-passed/ It seems the moment to reflect/ On this and that and each aspect/ Of what by-passing does to places -/ How it can change their public faces/ And how affect the folk who live/ Thus riddled through a by-pass sieve/ ... . " First published in the Dromore Leader 27th September, 1974, and issued in pamphlet form in November of that year". In very good condition, almost as new. Scarce. 20.00


17759. Strabane W.E.A. Railway Reminiscence Group.: Railway Days in Strabane.

Strabane: W.E.A., (N. Ireland District), c1993. W.E.A. People's History Series. 92 pp. 17 x 23.5 cm. 90 illustrations. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. Includes lists of Railway employees associated wih Strabane. 10.00


6846. Swann, John W: 40 Years of Air Transport in Northern Ireland.

Belfast: Ulster Folf & Transport Museum, 1911. Transport Handbook No. 7. 56 pp. 21 x 15 cm. Illustrated. Services, statistics, traffic growth, aircraft types on NI services. Glazed card covers. Vg. 15.00


6722. Tatlow, Joseph: Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland, and Ireland.

London: The Railway Gazette, 1920. vii + 223 pp. 20.5 x 17 cm. 12 illustrations. Very slight wear to top and bottom of spine, o/w very clean tight copy in gold-blocked green boards. 23.50


8292. The County Donegal Railways (Joint Committee).: Appendix to the Working TimeTable 1st June 1950.

Stranorlar: The County Donegal Railways (Joint Committee), 1950. 26 pp. 21 x 16.5 cm. An extraordinary compendium of the statistics and rules which governed the working of the Railway. Red card covers. Scarce 30.00


12872. Ulster Folk and Transport Museum: Irish Railway Collection.

Belfast: Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, 1993. 32 pp. 21 x 30 cm. A superbly-researched and written overview of Irish railway history, copiously illustrated in b&w and in colour. Pictorial glazed card covers. Previous owner's signature neatly cut from top of page one, o/w in good condition. 8.00


8293. Ulster Transport Authority (Northern Counties Area): Working Time Table 17th June until 8th Sept 1963.

Belfast:1963 24.5 by 16.5 cms. 42 pp. SO 58900/11. Buff card covers. In very good condition. NCC area. 25.00


15314. Villiers-Tuthill, Kathleen: The Connemara Railway.

Clifden: Connemara Girl Publications revised edition 2008. 18 by 12 pp. 46 pp. map. illustrated, card covers, in very good condition, almost as new. Scarce. The story of the Galway-Clifden line. 30.00


5039. Wall, Thomas F: An Index to the Journal of The Irish Railway Record Society, Volumes 10 - 12.

Dublin: Irish Railway Record Society, 1977. Occasional Publications of the Irish Railway Record Society, No 5. vii + 81 pp. 29.5 x 21 cm. Card covers. 5.00


11948. Wibberley, Leonard: The Shannon Sailors A Voyage to the Heart of Ireland.

New York: William Morrow & Company 1972. 156 pp. map, hardback, in a slightly worn dustwrapper. Sailing on the Shannon. 10.00


17576. Wilson, Ian: Donegal Shipwrecks.

Coleraine: Impact, 1999. First reprint. (8) + 172 + (3) pp. 22 x 15.5 cm. Profusely illustrated. Bibliography, map and index of ships' names. Pictorial laminated boards. Neat signature on preliminary page, otherwise in very good condition. 50.00


18486. Wilson, Ian: Shipwrecks of the Ulster Coast.

Coleraine: Impact-Amergin, 1979. First edition. xiii + 181 pp. 22 x 15.5 cm. Profusely illustrated. Map. Bibliography. Index. Gold blocked grey boards. No dustwrapper, o/w in very good condition. 15.00


11171. Woods, D: The Fateful Day A Commemorative Book of the Armagh Railway Disaster June 12th 1889.

Armagh: Armagh District Council, 1989. (40 pp.) 21 x 29.5 cm. 37 illustrations. 5 Maps and diagrams. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. 88 people were killed in this railway disaster, and this study is now increasingly scarce 35.00

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