Ian Allan's 20th Century Railways

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An Ian Allan Railway ABC inventory from 1942 onwards. Revised April 2016. Richard Cunningham, Richmond, Virginia, USA A retired Brit from USA, returned to his teenage passion - UK railways, with a particular affection for the Ian Allan ABC series and the Platform 5 publications. I have a complete collection of their spotters books from 1942, the subject of my first book. I also enjoy restoring ABCs. I am an enthusiastic ebay buyer of old and damaged Ian Allan railway books. I started to sell restored copies in January 2011. I make no claims about their investment value although I hope they will come to be regarded as great value collectors items in their own right; items which are accessible to folks with a limited budget. I lovingly restore them. Quality restored editions are very pleasing to own and to handle without fear of spine damage and they come with the option to return them in a timely manner for a full refund. I have restored 104 with 100% satisfaction as at the end of June 2013.

Photography Collections

Titans of The Track 1944-1947.

"Titans of the Track" was a series of photo albums published between 1944 and 1947 in a size similar to regular abcs but in a landscape format .Two editions were published for each region. The first was in an artisitically similar layout, the second somewhat fragmented.

They carried the 'lan Allan ABC Locomotive Series' logo. There were eight individual 'Titans' titles plus a bound combined edition with a black hardback cover and one 'Veteran's' publication in a format. very like the first series as shown on this page.

Great Western Railway(No.1). Published: 1945. Pages: 31. Price: 1/6. Code: None. Cover : Photo of "King" Class 4-6-0 6027 "King Richard I."

Southern Railway (No.2). Published: April 1946. Pages: 32. Price: 1/6. Code: None. Cover : Photo of "Lord Nelson" Class 4-6-0 851"Sir Francis Orake."

London Midland & Scottish Railway(No.1). Published: November 1946. Pages: 32. Price: 1/6. Code:None. Cover : Photo of "King" Class 4-6-0 6010 "King Charles I."

London & North Eastern Railway (No.1). Published: 1946. Pages: 31. Price: 1/6. Code: None. Cover : Photo of "P2" Class 2-8-2 2003 "Lord President."

Veterans of The Track. Author: H.Casserley. Published: June 1946. Pages: 36. Price: 1/9. Code: None. Cover: Photo of Stirling Single No.1.

Great Western Railway(No.2). Published: November 1946. Pages: 32. Price: 1/6. Code: None. Cover : Photo of "King" Class 4-6-0 6010 "King Charles I."

Southern Railway(No.1). Published:June 1944. Pages: 40. Price: 2/-. Code: None. Cover : Photo of "Merchant Navy" Class Pacific 21C8 "Orient Line."

London Midland & Scottish Railway(No.2). Published:August 1946. Pages: 64. Price: 2/-. Code: None. Cover : Photo of "Royal Scot" Class 4-6-0 6103 "Royal Scots Fusilier."

London & North Eastern Railway(No.2). Published: November 1946. Pages: 32. Price: 1/-. Code: None. Cover : Photo of "V2" Class 2-6-2 4813.

Other ABC Locomotive Series and similar 1946-1950.

Between 1947 and 1949, a series of collections was published in a similar abc landscape format: Locollection, Locovariety, and Locomotion. Golden Arrow , Regional Round, and Railway Photographs were one-offs which have been included in this group. The Regional Round edition was also included in the combined 1950 "Trains Miscellany" binding shown on page 182 in the next section.

Golden Arrow Album. Published: 1946. Author: George C. Drury, green cover, Pages: 32. Price: 1/6. Code: No code. Cover : Photo of .Merchant Navy' Class Pacific 21C1 "Channel Packet." Keynote: Editions with a blue cover have been recorded - possibly the result of fading.

Locomotion. Published 1948. Pages: 32. Price: 1/3. Code: No code. Cover: Photo of GWR 'County' Class 4,6-0 "County of Stafford."

Locollection( LMS,). Published: July 1946. Pages: 64. Price: 1/-. Code: No Code. Cover: Photo of an unidentified 'Coronation' Class Pacific without smoke deflectors.

Regional Round No.1-E & NE Regions. Published: May 1949. Editor: G Freeman Allen. Pages: 48pp Price: 2/6. Code:72/276/100/S49. Cover: B/W Photo of Class 'Al' Pacific 60119 "Patrick Stirling" heading south with the "Yorkshire Pullman" near Retford.

Locovariety(LNER). Published: 1947. Pages: 32. Price:1/-. Code: No code. Cover:Photo of Al (later A3) Class Pacific 2667 "Blair Atholl."

Railway Photographs. Published: Late 40s/50s by Locomotive Publishing Co in association with lan Allan judging by the similar styles and Craven House address. Cover: Monchrome photo -LNWR "George the Fifth" Class 4-4-0 rebuilt with Belpaire (square topped) firebox. Keynote: A one off catalogue of over 5,000 photos for sale.

Railway Colour Album. Hard cover . Publisher: IA subsidiary - Railway World. Published: April 1961. Code: 1066/664/200\461. Price: 4/6. Pages: 48. Size: 6 3/4" x 9 3/4". Cover: Plain green with a dust jacket. Keynotes: A beautiful collection of familiar colour plates and A.N. Wolstenholme sketches. Many of these appeared ...[ read more ]

Railway Colour Album. Hard cover Laminated. Publisher: IA subsidiary - Railway World.. Published: February 1962. Code: 1149/742/30/262. Price: 4/6. Pages: 40 (not numbered). Size: 6 3/4" x 9 3/4". Cover: Colour photo of 92220 Standard '9F' Class 2-10-0 "Evening Star", the last steam locomotive built by British Railways leaving Paddington. ...[ read more ]

Railway Colour Album. Hard cover Laminated. Published: May 1967. Size: 9 7/8" x 7 1/2". Price: 6/-. Pages: 36. Code: 1848/337/BEXX/S67. Cover: Colour photo. 'MN Merchant Nay. Class (rebuilt) Pacific No. 38006 "Penninsula & Oriental S.N. Co. Keynotes: The inside back cover is Page 37. Includes some black and white ...[ read more ]

A Special 12 Edition Binding. Commissioned circa 1040. Titans of The Track (All 8) plus Locovariety, Locollection, Locomotion and Veterans of the Track. Keynotes: From time to time, collectors may come across unusual old personal bindings. These rare and interesting items were offered by Ian Allan to order in the ...[ read more ]

Trains Miscellany Published: c1050. Code:None. Price: 2/8. Pages: 104. Size: Regular abc landscape. Cover: A N Wolstenholme drawing of 'Lord Nelson' Class 4-6-0 No. 850 "Lord Hood". Keynotes: A block binding of three 1040 publications: Regional Rounds No 1 - E & NE Regions- pp 40.G.Freeman Allen. More of My ...[ read more ]

My Best Railway Photographs 1946-1949.

No.1 L.M.S.: Photographer:Eric Treacy. Published: 1946. Pages: 33. Price: 1/6. Code: None. Cover : B/W Photo of "Coronation" Class Pacific 6232 "Duchess of Montrose." Keynote: Last page is the inside back cover.

No 2. Southern: Photographer: O.J.Morris. Published: 1946. Pages: 33. Price: 1/6. Code: None. Cover : B/W Photo of "Schools" Class 4-6-0 915 "Brighton." Keynote: Last page is the inside back cover.

No 3. G.#W. & Southern : Photographer: Maurice W. Earley. Published: 1946. Pages: 33. Price: 1/6. Code: None. Cover : B/W Photo of .'King" Class 4-6-0. Keynote:Last page is the inside back cover.

No.4 L.N.E.R.: Photographer: C.C.B.Herbert. Published: 1947. Pages: 32. Price: 1/6. Code: None. Cover : B/W Photo of an 'Ivatt C2' Class chimney taken from the cab.

No 5. L.M.S.: Photographer: Canon E. Treacy. Published: 1947. Pages: 33. Price: 1/6. Code: None. Cover : B/W Photo of "Patriot" Class 4-6-0 5504 ..Royal Signals." Keynote: Last page is the inside back cover.

No 6. S.R. & G.W.R.: Photographer: S.C.Townroe. Published: 1948. Pages: 32. Price: 1/6. Code: None. Cover : B/W Photo of .'Lord Nelson " Class 4-6-0 864 '.Sir Martin Frobisher.'.

No.7: Photographer: H.C.Casserley. Published: 1948 Pages: 33. Price: 1/6. Code: None. Cover : B/W Photo of one of the last 4 4-0 compound engines - Midland compound 1040. Keynote:Last page is the inside back cover.

No 8. L.N.E.R.: Photographer: F.R.Hebron. Published:1948. Pages: 33. Price: 1/6. Code:None. Cover : B/W Photo of .'A3'. Class Pacific 2582 - later 60083 ..Sir Hugo."

No.9 U.S.A.: Photographer: R.H.Kindig. Published: May 1948. Pages: 32. Price: 50 Cents or Two Shillings. Code: 30/164/100/548. Cover : B/W Photo of '.Hudson J3.. Class 4-6-4 semi-streamliner. Keynote:foreign locos - note text price on cover and 50 Cents(USA) alternative.

No.10: Photographer: C.R.L.Coles. Published: May 1948. Pages: 32. Price: 2/-. Code: None. Cover : B/W Photo of ex G.E.R. 0-6-0. No. 8797.

No.11: Photographer: P. Ransoms Wallis. Published: October 1948. Pages: 32. Price: 1/9. Code: 38/188/125/1048. Cover : B/W Photo. A Hughes 4 cylinder 4-8-0.

No.12: Photographer: C.C.B.Herbert. Published: 1948. Pages: 32. Price: 2/-. Code: None. Cover : B/W Photo of "The Queen of Scots" Pullman.

No.13: Photographer: Canon E.Treacy. Published: 1948. Pages: 32. Price: 1/9. Code:None. Cover : B/W Photo of "Royal Scot" Class 4-8-0 8117 .'Welsh Guardsman..'

No.14: Photographer: H. Gordon Tidey. Published: 1948. Pages: 32. Price: 2/-. Code: None. Cover : B/W Photo of Bowen-Cooke "Gl" Class 0-8-0 heading a freight train.

No.15: Photographer: M.W.Earley. Published: October 1949. Pages: 32. Price: 2/-. Code: 73/288/80/1049. Cover : B/W Photo of "King" Class 4-8-0 5081 .'Lockheed Hudson."

Train Photopix 1949-1954.

A series of six photo collections by various renowned railway photographers of the time. Six 16 page books were produced intermittently between 1949 and 1954. The price was reduced from 1/6 to 1/- after the first two editions and the last two covers featured paintings, rather than photographs.

First Series. Published: October 1949. Pages: 16. Price: 1/6. Size: 7 1/4" x 9 3/8". Code: 85/300/20/1049. Cover: S/W photo of ex- LNER A2 Class Pacific 60537 "Bachelors Sutton."

Second Series. Published: Sept.1950. Pages: 16. Price: 1/6. Size: 7 1/4" x 9 3/8". Code: 141/421/20/950. Cover: 6/W photo of LMS 'Royal Scot' Class 4,6-0 6115 "Scots Guardsman."

Third Series. Published: March 1953. Pages: 16. Price: 1/-. Size: 7 1/4" x 9 3/8". Code: 291/143/100/353. Cover : 6/W photo of an unidentified ex-GWR 'King. Class 4-6-0 heading .'The Cornish Riviera Express." Keynote:Price reduced to 1/-.

Fourth Series. Published: March 1953. Pages: 16. Price: 1/-. Size: 7 1/4" x 9 3/8". Code: 292/143/100/353. Cover: 6/W photo of ex- LNER Al Class 4-6-2 60132 "Marmion."

Fifth Series. Published: 1954. Pages: 16. Price: 1/-. Size: 7 1/4" x 9 3/8". Code: None. Cover: Colour painting of blue-liveried ex-GWR 'King' Class 4-6-0 "King Henry Ill" near Dawlish.

Sixth Series. Published: 1954. Pages: 16. Price: 1/-. Size: 7 1/4" x 9 3/8". Code: None. Cover: Colour painting of ex-LMS 'Royal Scot' Class 4-6-0 46117 "Welsh Guardsman."

Studies in Steam & Trains Wonderpix 1947-1950.

A pair of early lan Allan pictorials featuring the famous photographers of the day. The pages used quality art paper which was relatively scarce at the time. No. 2 was re-printed with a different "Trains Wonderpix" cover at 2/-, a quite common tactic of the time to dispose of surplus stock.

No. 1. (Not stated) Published:1947. Staple bound. Author: No attribution. Size: 9 1/4" x 7" . Pages: 32. Price: 2/6. Code: No code. Cover: B/W photo of "Royal Scot" Class 4-6-0 6130 "The West Yorkshire Regiment " Keynote: Art quality paper.

No.2. Published:1949. Staple bound. Author: No attribution. Size: 9 1/4" x 7". Pages: 32 . Price: 3/6. Code: No code. Cover: B/W photo of unrebuilt '.Battle of Britain'. Class Pacific 21C155 (later 34055) "Fighter Pilot." Keynote: Art quality paper.

Trains Wonderpix (No.2). Published: c1950. Staple bound. Author: No attribution. Size: 9 1/4" x 7". Pages: 32 . Price: 2/-. Code: No code. Cover: B/W photo of 'Al' Class Pacific No. 60136 "Alcazar.'. Keynote: Art quality paper.

British Trains In Pictures 1952.

A pair of early lan Allan pictorials featuring the famous photographers of the day. The pages used poor quality fragile heavy brown paper reminiscent of post-war shortages but the price was significantly cheaper than the earlier "Studies in Steam" series. The paper covers easily became detached.

First Series. Staple bound. Author: No attribution. Published: March 1952. Size: 10 1/4" x 6 1/2". Pages: 26. Price: 2/6. Code: 225/77/200/352. Cover : Colour painting of LN "Lord Nelson"Class 4-6-0 30651 "Sir Francis Drake."

Second Series. Staple bound. Author: No attribution. Published: 1952. Size:10 1/4" x 6 1/2". Pages :26. Price: 2/6. Code: None. Cover : Colour painting of 7P6F "Britannia" Class Pacific 7000 "Britannia."

First Series. Face Page: GWR's 3.30 pm Paddington- Plymouth express passing through Langley behind "King" Class 4-6-0 6009 "King Charles II."

First Series. Back Page.

Second Series. Face Page: 'A3" Class Pacific 60110 "Robert The Bruce."

Second Series. Back Page. The down"Royal Scot" on the climb to Shap summit behind "Coronation"Class Pacific 46236 .'City of Carlisle."

Trains of Britain In Pictures & British Locos 1951-1952.

The 'Trains Album' series was produced between August 1953 and November 1959. Each album included region specific photographs by various leading photographers of the day. Four of these books (Nos.11, 12, 13 & 14) were reissued in 1977 as Parts 1-4 of the "British Rail in the Fifties" series.

Trains of Britain.Block bound. Author: No attribution. Published: April 1951. Size: 10 1/4" x 6 1/2". Pages: 60. Price 2/6. Code: 174/14/200/451. Cover: Colour painting by Terence Cuneo of .'Coronation" Class Pacific 46229 "Duchess of Hamilton" - the only one it.s class to carry the blue livery before 1954.

British Locomotives in Act Staple bound. Author: No attribution. Published: 1952?. Size:9 1/2" x 7 1/6". Pages: 16. Price: 1/3. Code: No code. Cover: Colour painting of "Castle"Class 4-6-0 5061 "Lockheed Hudson."

Trains of Britain. Published: April 1951. Face page. B/W photo of 'Al' Class Pacific 60136 "Alcazar" rolling the down "White Rose" London-Leeds express out of King's Cross.

British Locomotives in Action. Published: 1952?. Face page. B/W photo of' Al' Class Pacific 60133 "Pommern" climbing out of the tunnels north of King's Cross with an evening express to Newcastle.

Trains of Britain 1951 Last page.

British Locomotives in Action. Published: 1952? Last page.

Trains Albums 1953-1959.

No. 1 - London Midland Region. Published: August 1953. Pages: 32. Price: 1/6. Code: 333/178/800/853. Cover: B/W photo of 'Royal Scot' Class 4-6-0 46161 "King's Own."

No. 2 - Eastern & North Eastern Region. Published: January 1954. Pages: 32. Price: 1/6. Code: 354/303/800/154. Cover: B/W photo of .B17/6. Class 4-6-0 61649 "Sheffield United."

No.3 - Western Region. Published: June 1954. Pages: 32. Price: 1/6. Code: 384/No/800/654. Cover: B/W photo of 'Manor' Class 4-6-0 7814 "Fringford Manor" piloting 'King' Class 4-6-0 6028 "King George VI."

No 4 - Southern Region. Published: August 1954. Pages: 32. Price: 1/6. Code: 394/800/854. Cover: B/W photo of T9 Class 44-0 30732.

No.5 - Scottish and London Midland Regions. Published: August 1954. Pages: 32. Price: 1/6. Code: 395/800/854. Cover: B/W photo of 'Jubilee' Class 4-6-0 45629 "Straits Settlements."

No.6 - Scottish, Eastern & North Eastern Regions. Published: August 1954. Pages: 32. Price: 1/6. Code: No code. Cover: B/W photo of Al Class 4-6-2 60122 ..Curlew...

No.9 - London Midland Region. Published: February 1957. Pages: 32. Price: 1/6. Code: No code. Cover: B/W photo of 'Patriot' Class 4-6-0 45518 "Bradshaw...

No.8 - Southern Region. Published: October 1955. Pages: 32. Price 1/6. Code: 493/246/80/1055. Cover : B/W photo of 'Battle of Britain' Class 4-6-2 34068 Kenley.' hauling the 'Golden Arrow.'

No.7 - Western Region. Published: August 1954. Pages: 32. Price: 1/6. Code: No code. Cover: B/W photo of 2800 Class 2-8-fl 3806.

No.10 - Scottish, E & NE Regions. Published: February 1957. Pages: 32. Price: 2/-. Code: 610/421/80/257. Cover: B/W photo of V2 Class 2-6-2 60855.

No.11 - Western Region. Published: October 1958. Pages: 32. Price: 2/-. Code: 769/498/10/358. Cover : B/W photo of 4500 Class 2-6-2T 5541.

No.14 - Southern Railway. Published: November 1959. Pages: 32. Price: 2/-. Code: 933/556/12 1/2/1159. Cover: B/W photo of 'Merchant Navy' Class 4-6-2 35010 "Blue Star."

No.12 - London Midland Region. Published: October 1958. Pages: 32. Price: 2/-. Code: 798/271/10/758. Cover: B/W Photo of 4MT Class 2-6 4T 42664.

No.13 - E & NE Region. Published: November 1959. Pages: 32. Price: 2/-. Code: 933/556/12 1/2/1159. Cover: B/W photo of A3 Class 4-6-2 60051 "Blink Bonny."

No.15 - London Midland Region. Published: August 1959. Pages: 32. Price: 2/-. Code: 954/563/200/859. Cover: Painting of 'Patriot' Class 4-6- 0 45525 "Colwyn Bay." Keynote: Published before Nos.13 & 14.

British Rail in The Fifties 1977.

This series of nine books published in 1977 did not carry the abc logo but it followed the style of earlier editions that did. It is another set of collections by the leading railway photographers of the 1950's. The first four books were reissues of Trains Albums Nos.11, 12, 14 & 13 respectively. The remaining five books were new collections. Keynote: Numbers Five to Nine carry the same code, ABE/0677.

Number One - Western Region. Published: 1977. Pages: 32. Price: 25p. Code: No code. Cover: Painting of 'Manor' Class 4-6-0 7827 '.Lydham Manor." Keynote: Previously published as Trains Album No.11. No ISBN.

Number Two - London Midland Region. Published:1977. Pages: 32. Price: 25p. Code: No code. Cover: Colour photo of 'Royal Scot. Class 4-6-0 46139 "The Welch Regiment " Keynote: Previously published as Trains Album No.12. No ISBN.

Number Four - Eastern & North Eastern Regions. Published: 1977. Pages: 32. Price: 25p. Code: No code. Cover : Painting of B17 Class 4-6-0 2817 "Ford Castle." Keynotes: Previously published as Trains Album No. 13. No ISBN.

Number Three - Southern Region. Published: 1977. Pages: 32. Price: 25p. Code: No code. Cover:Colour photo of 'Schools' Class 44-0 30926 "Repton." Keynotes: Previously published as Trains Album No.14. No ISBN.

Number Five - Scottish Region. Published: June 1977. Pages: 32. Price: 25p. Code: ABE/0677 ISBN: 07110-0818-3. Cover: Colour photo of Highland Railway 'Jones Goods' 4-6-0 103.

Number Six - Western Region. Published: June 1977. Pages: 32. Price: 25p. Code: ABE/0677. ISBN: 0 7110 0819 1. Cover: Colour photo of a 'County' Class 4-6-0 in Sonning Cutting.

Number Seven - London Midland Region. Published: June 1977. Pages: 32. Price: 25p. Code: ABE/0677. ISBN: 0 7110 0820 5. Cover: Colour photo of 'Black 5' 4-6-0 45219.

Number Eight - Southern Region. Published: June 1977. Pages: 32. Price: 25p. Code: ABE/0677. ISBN: 0 7110 0821 3. Cover: Colour photo of an S15 Class 4-6-0.

Number Nine - Eastern & North Eastern Regions. Published: 1977. Pages: 32. Price: 25p. Code: ABE/0677. ISBN: 0 7110 0822 1. Cover: Colour photo of a Kl Class 2-6-0.

British Rail Scrapbooks 1976-1978.

Published:1976 Laminated cover. Authors: John Adams and Patrick Whitehouse. Size: 9 1/2" x 7 1/4". Pages: 64. Price: El.60. Code:None.ISBN: 0 7110 0693 8. Cover: An 'A4' Class Gresley Pacific alongside 'Merchant Navy' Class Pacific 36017 "Belgian Marine."

Published: 1978. Laminated cover. Authors: John Adams and Patrick Whitehouse. Size: 9 1/2" x 7 1/4". Pages: 64. Price: El.9S. Code: EX/0678. ISBN: 0 7110 0866 6. Cover: A Class 'V4' 2-6-2 61700 "Bantam Cock."

Published: 1978. Laminated cover. Authors: John Adams and Patrick Whitehouse. Size: 9 1/2" x 7 1/4". Pages: 64. Price: El.9S. Code: EX/0678. ISBN: 0 7110 0867 4. Cover: A 'Princess Royal' Class Pacific 46201 "Princess Elizabeth."

Published: 1976. Laminated cover. Authors: John Adams and Patrick Whitehouse. Size: 9 1/2" x 7 1/4". Pages: 64. Price: El.60. Code: None. ISBN: 0 7110 0694 6. Cover: A 'Princess Royal' Class Pacific 46210 '.Lady Patricia."

Trains in the Eighties 1991-1995.

Trains In The Eighties 1991-1995 This series updates the photo collection albums to the 1980s. There were five books, each covering separate traction types. They consisted of photos by leading photographers. One edition was produced each year from 1991 to 1995. Unusually, all five carried the same code AXX/0880.

1 - Inter-City 125s & APT. Published: October 1991. Pages: 32. Price: 45p. Code: ~0880. ISBN: 0 7110 1091 9. Cover: B/W photos of an APT driving trailer and an HST power car.

2 - Electric Locomotives. Published: October 1992. Pages: 32pp. Price: 45p. Code: ~0880. ISBN: 0 7110 1092 7. Cover: B/W photo of a Class 86.

3 - Diesel Locomotives. Published: October 1993. Pages: 32. Price: 45p. Code: ~0880. ISBN: 0 7110 1093 5. Cover: B/W photo of a Deltic.

4 - Electric Units. Published: October 1994. Pages: 32. Price: 45p. Code: ~0880. ISBN: 0 7110 1094 3. Cover: B/W photo of Class 508 4-car DC EMU 508 011.

5 - Diesel Units. Published: October 1995. Pages: 32. Price: 45p. Code: ~0880. ISBN: 0 7110 1095 1. Cover: B/W photo of a Swindon cross country DMU.

Other Collections 1950-1983.

1951 Tl Rail-Photo Album Number 1. Card Cover. Staple bound Published: 1951. Size: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". Pages: 32. Price: 2/8. Code: No Code. Cover: B/W photo of 'A4' Class'Pacific 80025 "Falcon" as it emerges from Copenhagen Tunnel north of King's Cross with the down "Flying Scotsman" on March ...[ read more ]

1952 Tl Rail-Photo Album Number 2. Card cover. Staple bound Published: 3/1952. Size: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". Pages: 32. Price: 2/8. Code: 228/80/100/352. Cover: B/W photo of 'Britannia 7P8F' Class Paci 70002 '.Geoffrey Chaucer" waiting to leave Liverpool Street with the down " East Anglian."

1983 Southern Colour Pictorial. Paper cover. Staple bound Published: June 1983. Size: 11 1/4" x 8 1/4". Pages: 30. Price: El.25. Code: ~0683 ISBN: 0 7110 1298 9. Cover: Collection of colour photos.

1953 TI Rail-Photoreview. Paper cover. Staple bound Published: July 1953. Size: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". Pages: 36. Price: 2/-. Code: 332/177/100/753. Cover: B/W photo of '016' Class 4-4-0 62531.

1974:Midland Album.3rd Impression. Authors:H.C.Casserley & C.C.Dorman. Hard bound + DJ. Published: April 1974. Size: 9 3/4" x 7 1/2". Pages: 112. Price: E2.50. Code: 1807 BM 474. ISBN: 0 7110 0088 7. Cover: Re-touched B/w photograph. Midland Johnson Class '2' 4-4-0 No. 332- first rebuild-taken in 1911 at Ambergate. Keynotes: ...[ read more ]

Locomotives of the Premier Line In Pictures. Published: 1950's. Size: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". Pages: 40. Price: 2/6. Code: No Code. Cover: B/W photo of Webb compound 2-4-0 No. 1304 Jeanie Deans at Coleham sheds, Shrewsbury.

abc of Railway Photography. Published: July 1952. Author: O.J.Morris. Size: 8 3/4" x 5 1/2". Pages: 32. Price: 3/-. Code: 250/104/500/752. Cover: B/W photo of 'Britannia' Class Pacific 70004 "'William Shakespeare" heading south with"The Golden Arrow" passing Battersea Power Station.

Service Suspended. Published: December 1951. Author: H.C.Casserley. Size: 7 1/4" x 5.0". Pages: 40. Price: 2/6. Code: No Code. Cover: B/W photo of The Wick and Lybster Light Railway locomotive H.R. 4-4-OT No.15013.

Steam Up (Hardcover). Published:1981. Author:Eric Treacy. Size: 9 1/2" x 7.0". Pages: 80. Price 10/6. Code: No Code. Cover:B/W photo of 'Jubilee" class 4-6-0 5603 "Solomon Islands."

Railway World Book of Steam Railways. Published: May 1981. Size: 9 1/2" x 7. 1/4". Pages: 56. Price 95p. Code :AEX/0581. ISBN: 0 7110 0954 6. Cover:Colour photo of 'Britannia' class Pacific. 70000 "Britannia."

Railway Pictorial Omnibus Edition. Block bound. Published: 1950. Authors: Various Size: Large 10 3/4" x 8 3/8". Pages: 72. Price:2/6. Code:None. Cover: Sketch by A.N. Wolstenholme of 'Black 5' Class 5160. Keynote: A binding by lan Allen of the Dec-Jan 1949/50 and Feb 1950 Editions of Railway Pictorial originally published ...[ read more ]

Trains In Colour. Card cover. Staple bound. Published: Early 1950.s. Size: 9 3/4" x 7 1/2". Pages: 16. Price: 1/6. Code: None. Cover: Colour photo. 'MN Merchant Navy' Class Pacific No 21C20 "Bibby Line" leaving Victoria with "The Thanet Belle..' Keynotes: A collection which includes many of the classics seen ...[ read more ]

The Midland Railway in Pictures. Published: September 1957. Author: Various photographers.. Size: 8 5/8" x 5 1/2". Pages: 32. Price: 2/6. Code: 729/474/30/957. Cover: B/W photo of Midland compound '1000. Class rebuilt 4-4-0 No.1032. Keynote: A limited edtion collection of photos from Hamilton Ellis "The Midland railway" first published in ...[ read more ]

Tribute to British Steam. Staple bound. Published: 1975. Size: Large 11 1/4" x 8 1/4". Pages:56. Price:90p. Code:None. Cover: Colour photograph: '9F. Class 2-10-0 No. 92220 "Evening Star" on a run at Keighley in 1975. Keynotes: A splendid colour collection of familiar photo and pictures see in lan Allan publications ...[ read more ]

1981 Modern Railways. Staple bound. Published: May 1981. Size: 9 1/2'. x 7 1/4..' Pages: 20. Price: 95p. Code:AEX/0581. ISBN: 0 7110 0953 8. Cover: Colour photograph. .37. Class No 37.063 heading a coal train from Low Fell to Blyth power station in February 1978.

The Last Years of British Steam-Trains Illustrated 1968-1973.

In 1968, lan Allan published the hardback pictorial featured on the !en. Written by G.Freeman Allen, it's popularity persuaded IA to publish a follow up series.

The result was four special staple bound 11" x 8 1/2" card covered quarterly issues of 'Trains llustrated' in 1972. The original hardback was numbered as Volume 1 and the four issues as Volumes 2,3,4 and 5. The quarterlies were each specific to a particular region.

These four editions were subsequently consolidated in a second series hard binding in 1973. This is pictured on the right alongside it's 1974 reprint.

No. 1 First Series. Hardback. Published: March 1968. Size: 9 3/4" x 7.0". Pages: 128 - un-numbered. Price:? Code: 1607/477/BXX/368. Cover: B/W Photo. 'Castle Class' 4-6-0 No. 4079 "Pendennis Castle" with the down "Birkenhead Special" on 4th March 1967.

No. 1 Second Series.Published: 1973. Hardback. Second impression 1974. Size: 11 1/4 x 8 1/2". Pages: 192 un-numbered. Price:? Codes: None. ISBN-10: 0 7110 0477 3. ISBN-13: 978 07110 0477 1. Cover: First Edition: Colour photo of 'WC West Country' Pacific No 34021 "Dartmoor." Second Impression:B/W Photo. 'A4' Class Pacific ...[ read more ]

No. 2 London Midland and Scottish. Published: 1972. Pages: 48 - un-numbered. Price: 50p. Code: None. Cover: Colour photo. 'Jubilee' Class 4-6-0 No. 45562 "Alberta"heads "The South Yorkshireman."

No. 3 Eastern, North Eastern & Scottish Regions. Published: 1972. Pages: 48 - un-numbered. Price: 50p. Code: None. Cover: Colour photo. 'A4' Class Pacific No. 4468 "Sir Nigel Gresley.' with a Leeds-Carlisle Special.

No. 4 Western Region. Published: 1972. Pages: 48 - un-numbered. Price: 50p. Code: None. Cover: Colour photo. 'Hall' Class 4-6-0 No.6960 "Raveningham Hall" with a Bournemouth-Poole train.

No. 5 Southern Region. Published: 1972. Pages: 48 - un-numbered. Price: 50p. Code: None. Cover: Colour photo. IOW '02' Class 0-4-4T No. W 16 approaching Shanklin.