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.

The Reprints
1966-2012

The ABCs - Combined Volumes 1966-2016.

1944. British Locomotives. 1992 Laminated Reissue. Published: 6/92. Pages: 208. Price: £6.95. Code: No code. ISBN: 0 7110 2113 9. Cover: Drawings of a 'King' and a 'WC' as per the style of the Winter 1953 editions. Keynotes: 1942-92 logo present.

1944. British Locomotives. 1993 Laminated Reissue. Published: 4/93. Pages: 208. Prices: £6.99 - £9.99. Code: No code. ISBN: 0 7110 2113 9. Cover: As 1992 Reissue. Keynotes: Several variants: IA logo spine/Code:CN2108. Spine no Logo. BCA reprints from 4/93 have no code. The Blue cover 4/93 pictured above is probably ...[ read more ]

1948. British Railways Locomotives. 1966 Reissue. Published: 11/66. Pages: 248. Price: 15/-. Code:EX/1166. SBN: 7110/0088/3. Keynotes: Part of the 'Transport of the Forties' series. EXX/369 and the same SBN. The different hard covers and dust jackets (textured and in plastic sleeve)are shown below.

1948. This is another front cover of the 1966 reissue. Many were issued wrongly assembled and overstamped. All other details are the same.

1948. This is the front cover of the March Code:EX/1166. 1969 reissue mentioned in the caption to the left. Detaiis are the same except: Code: EXX/369 Keynotes: The dust jacket background was white.

1948. British Railways Locomotives. 1972 Reissue with 1950 Locoshed. Published: 9/72. Pages: 362. Price: £1.50. Code: 10379/DM/972. ISBN: 0 7110 0401 3. Cover(DJ): B/W photo 50630 & 48117. Keynotes: 3 reprints of this reissue: R 8/73 with Code: 1619/CM/873.Price: £1.50. R 3/85 with Code: 577/DM/375.Price: £2.25. R 9/77 with Code: ...[ read more ]

1948. British Railways Locomotives. 2000 laminated reissue with 1950 Locoshed. Published: 2/2000. Pages: 348. Price: £9.99. Code: 0002/B2. ISBN: 0 7110 0401 3(unchanged). Cover: Colour photo. 'A4' Class 60028 "Walter K. Whigham." Keynotes: Two versions were issued-same code and ISBN. A regular one with the price on the back and ...[ read more ]

1949. BR Locos. 2012 laminated reissue. Published:07/2012. Code: 1206/B. ISBN: 978 0 7110 3734 2. Pages: 302. Price: £12.99. Cover: Colour photo. Ex-LMS'Patriot' Class 4-6-0. 45531 "Sir Frederick Harrison."

1950. British Railways Locomotives. 2004 laminated reissue. Published:05/2004. Code: 0504/B2. ISBN: 0 7110 3106 1. Pages: 352. Price: £10.99. Cover: Colour photo. 'Leader' 36001. Keynote: The photo on the right is believed to be only a promotional advertising shot. Not issued.

Summer 1951.BR Locomotives. 2002 laminated reissue. Published: 1/2002. Code: 0201/C. ISBN: 0 7110 2874 5. Pages: 250. Price: £9.99. Cover: Colour photo. 'Brittania' Class Pacific. 70004 "William Shakespeare" working "The Golden Arrow." Keynote: A second BCA edition was issued with no code or ISBN.

Summer 1952. British Railways Locomotives. 2009 laminated reissue. Published:12/2009. Code: None. ISBN: 0 7110 3489 1. Pages: 320. Price: £12.99. Cover: Colour photo. 'Merchant Navy' Class Pacific. 36001 "Rotterdam Lloyd" working "The Bournemouth Belle." Keynote: The 'Clan' photo on the right is believed to be only a promotional advertising shot. ...[ read more ]

Summer 1953.BR Locomotives. 1996 laminated reissue. Published: 3/96. Pages: 240. Price: £7.99. Code: None. ISBN: 0 7110 2435 9. Cover: Colour photo. 'West Country' Class Pacific at Eastleigh MPD. 34029 "Lundy." Keynote: A second BCA edition was issued with no code or ISBN.

Winter 1955.BR Locomotives. 1999 laminated reissue with locoshed. Published: 3/99. Pages: 378. Price: £9.99. Code: 1747 GEC 174. ISBN: 0 7110 0506 0. Cover: Colour photo. 'Schools' Class 4-4-0. 30932 "Blundells." Keynote: A second BCA edition was issued with no cover price.

Summer 1954. British Railways Locomotives. 2008 laminated reissue. Published:10/08. Pages: 284. Price: £12.99. Code: 0810/B2. ISBN: 0 7110 3330 6. Cover: Colour photo. 'Ex-LMS '2MT' Class 2-6-0. 46502. Keynote: The photo on the right is again believed to be only a promotional advertising shot. Not issued.

Spring 1955. BR Locos. 2014 laminated reissue. Published: 6/19. Code: None. ISBN(13):978 7110 3799 1. Pages: 280. Price: £13.00. Cover: Colour photo. 'Battle of Britain' Class Pacific 4-6-2 34064 "Fighter Command" at Bournemouth in April 1955. Cover error: 955.

Winter 1956/57. BR Locomotives. 2011 laminated reissue. Published:7/11. Code: 1107/B2. ISBN: 0 7110 3655 0. Pages: 246. Price: £12.99. Cover: Colour photo. 'Ut Class 2-6-0. 31876 at Southampton Central. R 2012,

Winter 1956/57. BR Locomotives. 2011 laminated reissue. Published:7/11. Code: 1107/B2. ISBN: 0 7110 3655 0. Pages: 246. Price: £12.99. Cover: Colour photo. 'Ut Class 2-6-0. 31876 at Southampton Central. R 2012,

Summer 1957 with Locoshed. BR Locomotives. 2016 laminated reissue. Published:2/16. Code: None ISBN:978-0-7110-3845-5 Pages: 360. Price: £13.50. Cover: Colour photo. "City" Class 4-4-0 "City of Truro" 3440 heads a Festiniog Railway Society special at Ruabon on 30th March 1957

Winter 1957. BR Locomotives. 1993 laminated reissue. Published:11/93. Pages: 240. Price: £6.99. Code: None. ISBN: 0 7110 2203 8. Cover: Colour photo. 'Hall' Class 4-6-0. 5945 "Leckhampton Hall." Keynote: A second BCA edition was issued with no cover price. The section dividers were not colored according to region like the ...[ read more ]

Summer 1958.BR Locomotives. 2013 laminated reissue. Published: 1/08. Pages: 240. Price: £12.99. Code: None ISBN 10: 0 7110 37698. ISBN 13: 978 0711037694 Cover: Colour photo. "V2" Class LNER 2-6-2. 60947 at Chaloners Whin.

Winter 1958.BR Locomotives. 2003 laminated reissue. Published: 1/03. Pages: 352. Price: £10.99. Code: 0301/B2. ISBN: 0 7110 2976 1. Cover: Colour photo. 'Black 5' Class 4-4-0. 45439.

Summer 1961.BR Locomotives. 2012 laminated reissue. Published: 9/12. Pages: 264. Price: £12.99. Code: 1209/B. ISBN: 978 0 7110 3735 9. Cover: Colour photo. Ex SDJR 2-8-0. 53803.

Winter 1960. British Railways Locomotives. 2004 laminated reissue. Published:1/04. Pages: 264. Price: £10.99. Code: 0401/B2. ISBN: 0 7110 3022 7. Cover: Colour photo. "K3' Class 2-6-0. 61880. Keynote: The photo on the right is again believed to be only a promotional advertising shot. Not issued.

Summer 1959. BR Locomotives. 1976 reissue with Locoshed book. Published: 7/76. Pages: 326. Price: £2.50. Code: GE/0776. ISBN: 0 7110 0726 8. Cover(DJ): B/W photos. 'Jubilee' Class 4-6-0. 45605 "Cyprus." 'U' Class 2-6-0. 31632. Keynote: Editions show DJ prices of £2.50 and .£3.50. R 9/83 with Code: CE/0983. Price £3.95.

Summer 1959. BR Locomotives. 1995 laminated reissue with Locoshed book. Published: 03/95. Pages: 326. Price: £7.99. Code: Unknown. ISBN 0 7110 0726 8. Cover: Colour photo. 'Al' Class Pacific. 60153 "Flamboyant."' 'A4' Class Pacific 60034 "Lord Farringdon." Keynotes: A BCA edition was issued with no cover price. Code:CN 3117. ISBN ...[ read more ]

Winter 1961. British Railways Locomotives. 1998 laminated reissue. Published: 8/98. Pages: 264. Price: £8.99. Code: 9808/B1. ISBN 0 7110 2591 6. Cover: Colour photo. "Castle' Class 4-6-0 5095 "Barbury Castle." Keynote: A BCA edition was also produced with no code or price. The photo on the right is again believed ...[ read more ]

Winter 1962. BR Locomotives 1984 laminated reissue. Published: 5/84. Pages: 368. Price: £3.95. Code: DE/0584. ISBN: 0 7110 1436 1. Cover: Colour photo. SR4 BEP EMU 7014 Keynote: Cover almost the same as the original-text differs.

Spring 1963. BR Motive Power. 2006 laminated reissue. Published: 2/06. Pages: 348. Price: £12.99. Code: 0602/B2. ISBN: 0 7110 3168 1. Cover: Painting V.Welch. 'A4' Class Pacific. 60017 "Silver Fox." Keynote: Cover almost the same as the original.

Winter 1964. BR Locomotives & Other Motive Power. 2008 laminated reissue. Published: 1/08. Pages: 320. Price: £12.99. Code: 0801/B. ISBN: 0 7110 3315 3. Cover: Colour photo. Isle of Wight '02' Class 0-4-4T No. 14 "Fishbourne" at Ryde St.Johns.

1968. BR Locomotives & Other Motive Power. 1993 laminated reissue. Published: /93. Pages: 240. Price: £6.99. Code: None. ISBN: 0 7110 0008 5. Cover: Colour photo. 'Black 5' Class 4-6-0. 45156 "Ayrshire Yeomanry." Keynote: A BCA edition was also produced, again unpriced and uncoded.

1973. BR Locomotives & Other Motive Power. 1981 laminated reissue. Published: 1981 by Jerrold. Pages: 252. Price: 90p. Code: None. ISBN: 0 7110 0444 7. Cover: Colour photo. 9021 "Argyll & Sutherland Highlander" 5362 & 6848 at Haymarket MPD. Keynote: Same price as the original. The sticker is the ONLY ...[ read more ]

The ABCs - Individual Editions 1967-2004.

1943. ABC of Southern Locos. First Edition Published: 1982. Pages: 21. Price: 50p. Code: EX/82. ISBN: 0 7110 1262 8. Keynotes: In 1982, all "Big Four" 1st or 2nd editions were reprinted.All had the same code.

1943. ABC of GWR Locomotives. Second Edition. Published: 1982. Pages: 41. Price: 50p. Code: EX/82. ISBN: 0 7110 1259 8. Cover: 'King' Class 4-6-0.Keynotes: R 1983 with Code:EX/83. Significant colour variation.

1943. ABC of LMS Locomotives. Block bound. Transport of The Forties Series(Not in Title). First Edition. Published: 1967. Pages: 52. Price: 7/6. Code: None. Cover:B/W photo. Streamlined 'Coronation' Class Pacific. Keynotes: There were two separate prints, one with the price on the front and the other without. The price is ...[ read more ]

1943. ABC of LMS Locomotives. First Edition. Published:1982. Pages: 53. Price: 50p. Code: EX/82. ISBN: 0 7110 1261 X. Cover: Streamlined 'Coronation' Class Pacific. Keynotes: R 1983 with Code:EX/83.

1943. ABC of LNER Locomotives. First Edition. Published:1982. Pages: 64. Price: 50p. Code: EX/82. ISBN:0 7110 1260 1. Cover: 'A4' Class Pacific No. 22 "Mallard." Keynotes: R 1983 with Code:EX/83. Significant colour variations.

1943. GWR Locos. Block bound. Second Edition. Published: 1967. Pages: 40. Price: 5/-. Size: Larger format 6 1/8" x 4 3/8". Code: None. Cover: Photo and inset. 'King' Class 4-6-0. Keynotes: One of the Transport of The Forties series of 1967 reprints.

1943. SR Locos. Block bound. Fifth Edition. Published: 1967. Pages: 48. Price: 5/-. Size: Larger format 6 1/8" x 4 3/8". Code: None. Cover: Photo and inset. 'Merchant Navy' Class Pacific 21C1 Channel Packet." Keynotes: One of the Transport of The Forties series of 1967 reprints.

1944. Southern Electrics Second Edition. Published: 1982. Pages: 40. Price: 5/-. Code: EX/82. ISBN: 0-7110 1263 6. Cover: Photo. A 5-Pullman EMU. Keynote: Cover as original.

1945. Southern & LMS Electric Trains. First Edition. Published: 1990. Pages: 33. Price: £1.75. Code: None. ISBN:0 7110 1957 6. Cover: Drawings. 2 x EMUs. Keynote: Cover as original apart from a price.

1947. LNER Loco. Block bound. Sixth Edition. Published: 1969. Pages: 104. Price: £1.00. Code: None. ISBN:0 7110 0624 5. Cover: B/W photo. 'A4' Class Pacific. No.16 "Silver King." Keynote: Many photo pages. Slightly larger than original. 28 more pages. Pages: 104. Price: £1.00. Code: None. ISBN:0 7110 0624 5. Cover: ...[ read more ]

1943. ABC of LNER Locomotives. Block bound. Transport of The Forties Series(Not in Title). First Edition. Published: 1967. Pages: 72. Price: 7/6. Code: None. Cover: B/W photo. "A4" Class Pacific. No. 10"Dominion of Canada." Keynotes: There were two separate prints, one with the price on the front and the other ...[ read more ]

1947. Meet The Locomotive. Second Edition. Author: P.Barnard Way. Published: 1999. Pages: 48. Price: £4.99. Code: None. ISBN:0 7110 2596 5. Cover: Drawing. 'Coronation'Class Pacific. Keynote: Cover as original. Author: P.Barnard Way. Published: 1999. Pages: 48. Price: £4.99. Code: None. ISBN:0 7110 2596 5. Cover: Drawing. 'Coronation'Class Pacific. Keynote: Cover ...[ read more ]

1948. British Electric Trains Published: 5/1969. Pages: 73. Price: E4.99. Code: None. ISBN: 0 7110 2697 1. Cover: Colour picture of 4127 & 6701. Keynotes: The cover was identical to the original but glossy.

1949.Irish Locos. Second Ed. Published: 1967. Block bound. Pages: 56. Price: 5/-. Size: Larger format 6 1/8" x 4 3/8". Code: None. Cover: Photo and inset cover. CIE 'Bla' Class 4-6-0 801. "Mach.a" Keynotes: One of the Transport of The Forties series of 1967 reprints.

1949. Irish Locomotives. Second Edition. Published: 6/2000. Pages: 56. Price: E5.99. Code: None. ISBN: 0 7110 2767 6. Cover: A. N. Wolstenholme. CIE 'Bla' Class 4-6-0 801 "Macha." Keynotes: Cover size and design as original but glossy.

1952. Locoshed- Combined Edition. Published: 6/2000. Block bound. Pages: 56. Price : E4.99. Code: None. ISBN: 0 7110 2875 3. Cover: A.N.Wolstenholme drawing. BR Standard Class 5MT. 73xxx on turntable. Keynotes: Outside of cover identical to original but glossy. Binding does not include reproductions of original covers, just b/w pages.

1958. BR Coaches.First Edition. Published: 6/1999. Pages: 68. Price: £4.99. Code: 9906/B2. ISBN: 0 7110 2694 7. Cover: Line drawing EMU. Keynote: Unlike the usual spotters books, no numbers were listed.

Spring 1960. Block bound. Locoshed. Published: 2004. Pages: 96. Price: £4.99. Code: None. ISBN:0 7110 3060 X. Cover: Colour photo. 'A4' Class Pacific. 60034 "Lord Faringdon." Keynote: Completely new cover.

1961. BR Headcodes. First Edition. Author: M.R.Bailey Published: 6/1999. Pages: 76. Price: £4.99. Code: None. ISBN: 0 7110 2696 3. Cover: B/W photo. 'N' Class 2-6-0 31873 & DEMU. Keynote: Cover as original.

The ABCs - Transport of The Forties 1966-1967.

This page includes items which appear separately elsewhere in the book ( apart from Trams and Buses). They are reproduced here to provide a single page snapshot of the whole series, complete with variations. The LMS and LNER editions never carried the series title. They were published(apart from the Combined Volume) block bound in card covers in a slightly larger format than the original editions.

This page includes items which appear separately elsewhere in the book ( apart from Trams and Buses). They are reproduced here to provide a single page snapshot of the whole series, complete with variations. The LMS and LNER editions never carried the series title. They were published(apart from the Combined ...[ read more ]

Locomotives At The Grouping 1974

1965. Soft Cover. Locomotives at the Grouping 1. Southern Railway. Published: 1974. Authors: H.C.Casserley & S.W.Johnson. Pages: 60. Price: 80p. Size: 8 1/2" x 5 3/8". Code: None. ISBN: 0 7110 0552 4. Cover: B/W photo.Double-header. 'M3'Class 4-4-0. 'Hl' Class 4 4-0.

1966. Soft Cover. Locomotives at the Grouping 2. LNER Railway. Published: 1974. Authors: H.C.Casserley & SW.Johnson. Pages: 128. Price: El.10. Size: 8 1/2" x 5 3/8". Code: None. ISBN: 0 7110 0553 2. Cover: B/W photo.Double-header. 'D4'Class 4-4-0. 'B5' Class 4-6-0.

1966. Soft Cover. Locomotives at the Grouping 3. LMS Railway. Published: 1974. Authors: H.C.Casserley & S.W.Johnson. Pages: 192. Price: E1.35. Size: 8 1/2" x 5 3/8". Code:None. ISBN:0 7110 0554 0. Cover: B/W photo. Oouble-header. '2P'Class 4-4-0. '4P'Class 4-4-0.

1966. Soft Cover. Locomotives at the Grouping 4. GW Railway. Published: 1974. Authors: H.C.Casserley & S.W.Johnson. Pages: 144. Price: El.10. Size: 8 1/2" x 5 3/8". Code: None. ISBN: 07110 0555 9. Cover: Named 'Saint' Class 4-6-0.