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.

Private, Narrow Gauge, Miniature, Light & Model Railways

Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway 1946-1970.

A history series of 6 editions. These booklets were staple bound. The first edition was the only one authored by O.J.Morris. All sized: 7 1/4" x 4 3/4" .

1946: Paper cover. Guide and Time Table. Winter: March 2nd - June Ist. Summer: June Ist until further notice. Size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". Published: 1946. Pages: 20. Price: 6d. Code:None. Cover: No 8 4-6-2 Pacific "Southern Maid." Keynotes: A small 'Erratum' slip 3" x 1" was enclosed.

1946: Paper cover. Guide and Time Table. Summer: Aug Ist-Sep l5th. Size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". Pages: 28. Price: 6d. Code:None. Cover: B/W Photo. No 5. 4-6-2 Pacific "Hercules."

1947: Paper pamphlet. "Coming of Age". 2lst Anniversary Exhibition. Cover: No 8 4-6-2 Pacific "Southern Maid." January 4th-l8th. Size: 7 3/16.' x 4 7/8". Pages: 8. Price: Free Code:None.

1947 and 1948 Editions:Paper covers. Guide & Time Table. Spring and Autumn 1947. Spring and Autumn 1948. Size: Regular 6" x 4". Pages: 52. Price: 6d. Code:None. Cover: Picture by A.N.Wolstenholme. No 8 4-6-2 Pacific "Southern Maid." Keynotes: Reprinted withg a page 48/49 1948 timetable glued-in insert . The old ...[ read more ]

1951 and 1952 Editions: Paper covers. Guide and Time Table. Published: March 1951 and updated by page cut out and glued-in insert for the 1952 season. Spring and Early and Late Summer 1951. Pages: 28(1951) and 30(1952). Price: 6d. Code: 171/12/150/351. Cover: Picture by A.N. Wolstenholme. No 8 4-6-2 Pacific ...[ read more ]

1977 Golden Jubilee reprint of the 1927 Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway Official Guide. Cover: 4-6-2 Pacific at Hythe Station soon after it's opening.  

1947 First Edition. Paper cover. Published: 1947. Size: 3 1/2" x 5 1/4". Pages: 32. Price: 1/6. Code: None.  

1950 Second Edition. Paper cover. Published: April 1950. Size: 7 1/4" x 5.0". Pages: 28. Price: 1/6. Code: 163/6P/60/450. Cover:B/W Photo. No 2. 4-6-2 Pacific "Northern Chief" heading "The Bluecoaster Limited." Keynote: Back inside cover is assigned page no.29.

1953 Third Edition. Paper cover. Published: March 1953. Size: 7 1/4" x 5.fl". Page: 28. Price: 1/6. Code: 293/144/50/353. Cover: No 8 4-6-2 Pacific. "Hurricane" heading the "Coronation Limited."

1954 Fourth Edition. Paper cover. Published: August 1953. Size: 7 1/4" x 5.0". Pages: 28. Price: 1/6. Code: 405/340/50/854. Cover: B/W photo. No 8 4-6-2 Pacific. "Hurricane."

1956 Fifth Edition. Paper cover. Published: March 1956. Size: 7 1/4" x 5.0". Pages: 28. Price: 2/-. Code: 518/638/50/356. Cover: B/W photo. No 8 4-6-2 Pacific. "Hurricane."

Published:1969. Size: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". Pages: 24. Price: 2/6. Code: None. SBN 7110 0126 X. Cover: Colour photo of 4-6-2 Pacific No. 1 "Green Goddess." Keynotes: The publication date does not appear but the book trade indicates 1969. The 1968 publication "World's Smallest Public Railway" 1968 5th Edition ...[ read more ]

1946 Ist Edition. Card cover. Published: Nov 1946. Author: O.J.Morris. Pages: 64. Price: 2/6. Code: None. Cover: B/W Photo. No 1 4-6-2 Pacific"Green Goddess." Keynotes: R 1948. R 1949.

1949 Ist Edition reprint. Card cover. Published:1949. Author: O.J. Morris. Price: 2/6. Pages: Actual 60 - see Keynotes. Code: None. Cover:B/W Photo 4-6-2 Pacific No. 3 "Southern Maid". Keynotes: This is a reprint of the original 1946 edition. The entire original page sheet page numbers 1/ 2 and 63/64 have ...[ read more ]

1957 2nd Edition. Paper cover. Author: P. Ransoms-Wallis. Published: April 1957. Pages:62. Price: 2/6. Code: 585/420/80/457. Cover: 3 B/W photos. Top: ? Middle: 2 x 4-6-2 Pacifics double-head a 19 coach special past the Warren. No 1 "Green Goddess" No 8 "Hurricane". Bottom: 4-6-2 Pacific No 10 "Dr. 5yn." Keynotes: ...[ read more ]

1962 3rd Edition. Paper cover. Author: P. Ransome-Wallis. Published: March 1962. Pages: 60. Price: 2/6. Code: 1165/759/100/362. Cover: B/W Photo. No 8 4-6-2 Pacific "Hurricane."

1964 4th Edition. Card cover. Author: P. Ransome-Wallis. Published: April 1964. Pages: 56. Price: 3/- Code: None. Cover: B/W Photo. No 10 4,6-2 Pacific "Dr Syn."

1968 5th Edition. Card cover. Author: P. Ransome-Wallis. Published: March 1968 Pages: 56. Price:3/6. Code: None. Cover: B/W Photo. No 1 4-6-2 Pacific "Green Goddess."

1970 6th Edition.Card cover. Author: P. Ransome-Wallis. Published: May 1970. Pages: 49. Price: 4s. Code: 1010/~570. Cover: Colour photo. No 8 4-6-2 Pacific "Hurricane."

Narrow Gauge,Light and Miniature Railways.

1961 Narrow Gauge Railways. Author: W.J.K .Davies. Size: Regular abc 6" x 4". Published: July 1961. Pages: 80. Price: 3/6. Code: 1095/698/175/761.

1961 Miniature Railways Ist Edition. Author: B.G.Wilson. Size: Regular abc 6" x 4". Published: July 1961. Pages: 64. Price: 2/6. Code: 0193/697/100/761. Cover: B/W Photo Sutton Coldfield Railway No. 2 .'Sutton Flyer."

1964 Light Railways. Ist edition. Hardback with DJ. Author: W J K Davies. Size: 9.0" x 6.0". Published: 1964. Pages: 312. Price: 42/-. Code:None. Cover: Austria. The Salzkammergut Lokalbahn line. A passenger train in its declining years Keynotes: 64 b/w photographs.

1948 Narrow Gauge Railways of Britain. Author: F H Howson (error). Published: 1948. Size: 7 1/4" x 4 3/4". Pages: 80.Price:3/6.Code:None. Cover: A.N.Wolstenholme. Replica of Southern 2-6-2T No. 759 "Yeo". Original scrapped 1935 - Lynton & Bamstable Railway. Keynote. Author is H~F. Howson.

1976 Narrow Gauge the World over. Published:1976( Coded Feb 1975) Hard Bound Authors: Patrick Whitehouse and Peter Allen. Size: 11 1/2" x 8 1/2". Pages: 224. Price ?-. Code: EX0275. ISBN: 0 7110 0600 8. Cover: A County Donegal Railway's Class '5' 2-6-4T.

1964 Miniature Railways, 2nd Edition. Block bound. Author: Robin Butterell. Size: 7 1/4" x 4 3/4". Published: June 1966. Pages: 72. Price: 5/-. Code: 1504/287/GEX/666. Cover: B/W photo.Audley End Estate Miniature Railway. 2-6-2 No 3548 "Audley End" and 66wPM 01011 "Western Thunderer" at Audley End Junction.

1998 Miniature Railways, Ist edition - New series. Block bound. Size: 7 1/4" x 4 3/4". Authors: Robin Butterell, Dave Holroyde & Simon Townsend. Published: April 1998. Pages: 96. Price: E9.99. Code: 9804/B ISBN 0 7110 2593 2. Cover: Colour photos: Top:Smokey Oak Railway. 4w-4wDH "Amelia. 4w-2PH No 1680 "Komotion". ...[ read more ]

2000 Miniature Railways, 2nd Edition. Block bound. Authors: Robin Butterell, Dave Holroyde & Simon Townsend. Size: 7 1/4" x 4 3/4". Published: April 2000. Pages: 96. Price: E9.99. Code 0004/B2. ISBN 0 7110 2713 7. Cover: Colour photos. Top: Windmill Animal Farm Railway No. 5751 Prince William. Bottom: Nickelodeon Line. ...[ read more ]

Festiniog, Minor and Vale of Rheidol Railways.

1945 Locomotives of the Minor British Railways. Published:January 1945. Compiled: lan G OuncanPages:32. Price: 2/-. Code: None. Cover : Groudle Glen Railway 2 4-OT '.Sea Lion... Keynotes: Some listed locomotives are narrow gauge and sc belong to standard gauge light railways.

1963 Festiniog Railway Guide Book. Author: Trevor Bailey. Published: June 1963. Size: 7 1/4" x 4 3/4". Pages: 56. Price: 2/6. Code: FRG 1235/35/125/663. Cover: B/W photo. Bauble header. 0-4 4-ffT Avonside "James Spooner" and 2-4-ff Baldwin "Moelwyn."

1963 Festiniog Railway Guide Book. Author:Trevor Bailey. Published by P Stephenson & Son. Size: 7 1/4" x 4 3/4". Pages: 56. Price: 2/6. Code: N/A. Cover:B/W Photo. 0-4-4-OT originally carried No 3. as "Livingston Thompson... Keynotes: Reprint:Not lan Allan but in same style.

1986 Festiniog 150 Commemorative Soft Cover Staple-bound. Author: Peter Johnson. Published: 1986. Size: 11 1/4" x 8 1/4". Pages: 48. Price: E2.50. Code: None. ISBN: 0 7110 1658 5. Cover: Top:"Earl of Merioneth" (formerly Taliesin") in the late 1960s. Bottom: FR double Fairlie "Little Wonder" when 2 years old in ...[ read more ]

1951 and 1952 Editions: Paper covers. Guide and Time Table. Published: March 1951 and updated by page cut out and glued-in insert for the 1952 season. Spring and Early and Late Summer 1951. Pages: 28(1951) and 30(1952). Price: 8d. Code: 171/12/150/351. Cover: Picture by A.N. Wolstenholme. No 8 4-8-2 Pacific ...[ read more ]

1964 Vale of Rheidol Light Railway - 2nd Ed. Card Cover.Published: 1964. Author: W.J.K. Davies, Maps by A.L.Thomas. Size: 7 1/4" x 4 3/4". Pages: 56. Price: 3/-. Code: None. Cover: B/W photo. No 9. "Prince of Wales." Keynote: R with price 3/6.

1964 Vale of Rheidol Light Railway-2nd Ed.Reprint. Card Cover. Published:1964. Author: W.J.K. Davies, Maps by A.L.Thomas. Size: 7 1/4" x 4 3/4". Pages:56. Price: 3/6. Code: None. Cover; B/W photo. No 9. "Prince of Wales." Keynotes: Price up 6d.

1970 Vale of Rheidol Light Railway-3rd Ed. Card Cover.Published: 1970. Author: W.J.K. Davies, Maps by A.L.Thomas. Size: 7 1/4" x 4 3/4". Pages:56. Price: 5/-. Code:1003 GEX 370. SBN: 7110 0143 X. Cover: B/W photo. No 9. "Prince of Wales."

1978 Vale of Rheidol Light Railway 4th Ed. Card Cover.Published: 1978. Author: W.J.K. Davies, Maps by A.L.Thomas. Size: 7 1/4" x 4 3/4". Pages:56. Price: 5/-. Code: None. SBN: 7110 0143 X. Cover: Colour photo. No 7. "Dwain Glyndwr." Keynote: Same SBN as 3rd.

Snowdon Mountain Railway 1951-1979.

1951 Ist Edition. Author: O.J. Morris. Published: May 1951. Pages: 48. Price: 2/6. Code: 181/26/70/551. Cover: B/W Photo. Keynotes: inside cover gradient profiles printed upside down.

1960 2nd Edition. Author: O.J. Morris. Published: May 1960. Pages: 48. Price: 2/6. Code: 1019/616/10/560. Cover: B/W Photo. Keynotes: The last edition by O.J. Morris. Gradient profiles do not appear on the inside covers of this edition.

1964 3rd Edition. Author: P. Ransome-Wallis. Published: 1964. Pages: 48. Price: 3/-. Code: None. Cover: B/W Photo. Keynotes: All subsequent editions were authored by P. Ramsome-Wallis. incorrect inside cover text orientation present again.

1967 4th Edition. Author: P Ransome-Wallis. Published: 1967. Pages: 48. Price 3/6. Code:None. Cover: B/W photo. Keynotes: This basic front cover design was retained for the rest of the series. inside cover text orientation corrected.

1969 5th Edition. Ist Impression. Author: P.Ransome-Wallis. Published: May 1969 Pages: 48. Price: 3/6. Code: 646 GXX 569. Cover: Colour photo. Keynotes: The cover used for all 5 impressions. Inside cover text orientation correction maintained.

1971 5th Edition. 2nd Impression. Author: P.Ransome-WaIIis. Published: March 1971. Pages: 48. Price: 20p. Code: 1051 GEC 371. SBN: 7110 0110 3. Cover: Colour photo.

1973 5th Edition. 3rd Impression. Author: P.Ransome-Wallis. Published: March 1973. Pages: 48. Price: 25p. Code: 1578 JC 373. ISBN: 0 7110 0110 3. Cover: Colour photo.

1977 5th Edition. 4th impression. Author: P.Ransome-WaIIis. Published: April 1977. Pages: 48. Price: Not shown in book. Code: CX 0477. ISBN: 0 7110 0110 3. Cover: Colour photo.

1979 5th Edition. 5th (final) Impression. Author: P.Ransome-Wallis. Published: 1979. Pages: 48. Price: Not shown in book. Code: None. Cover: Colour photo.

The Dart Valley Railway 1969-1971.

1969 2nd Edition. Card cover. Published: 1969. Pages: 40. Price: 3/-. Code: None. SBN: 7110 0089 1. Cover:Painting of GWR 4500 Class 2-6-2T 4555. Keynote: R 1971 at 20p.

1967 Ist Edition. Paper cover. Published: July 1967. Pages: 38. Price: 3/-. Code: 1605/416/FXX/767. Cover: Full cover colour photo of an unspecified GWR 1400 Class 0-4-2T. Keynote:Code inside back cover.

1971 2nd Edition. Reprint. Card cover. Published: March 1971. Pages: 40. Price: 20p. Code: 1062 BXM 371. SBN: 7110 0089 1. Cover: Painting of GWR 4500 Class 2-6-2T 4555.

ABC - Model Railways 1956-1962.

1960 First Edition. Hardback with DJ. The lan Allan Book of Model Railways. Author: Mike Bryant. Size: 12" x 9 3/4'.. Published: September 1960. Pages: 80. Price: 10/6. Code: 621/1025/100/960. Keynotes:

1956 Ist Edition. Author: K N Jeffries. Published: 1956. Pages: 64. Price: 2/6. Code:None.

1957 2nd Edition. Author: K N Jeffries, Published: Oct. 1957. Pages: 64. Price: 2/6. Code: 712/458/125/1057.

1962 3rd Edition. Authors: G M Kichenside & Alan Williams. Published: Nov. 1962. Pages: 72. Price: 2/6. Code: MMR/1181/003/1162.