Bob & Terry Essery

R.J. Essery
Both Bob and Terry were former footplate crew members of staff in the Birmingham area. Bob is particularly proud to have helped to save the LMS Engine History Cards which are now preserved at the NRM. A short description of this appeared in Steam Wld, 1991 (51) p. 55: this described his co-operation with Bill Steel. Bob established the much  acclaimed Midland Record and its companion LMS Journal, both now sadly discontinued.

An illustrated history of L.M.S. wagons. 2v. Oxford Publishing Co. 1981/3.
Ottley 18482: addenda Br Rly J., 1988 (21) 88.

with Nigel Harris
LMS reflections: a collection of photographs from the Hulton Picture Company. Silver Link, 1986. 144pp.

with David Jenkinson
The LMS coach, 1923-1957. London: Ian Allan, 1969. 134pp.
An illustrated History of LMS coaches, 1923-1957. Oxford: Oxford Publishing Co. 1977. 218pp. includes 16 colour panels for livery details
An illustrated History of LMS standard coaching stock, 1923-1957. Oxford: Oxford Publishing Co. 1991-. 2 parts
Ottley 12314 (both books) and Supplement

An illustrated History of LMS locomotives. Volume One: General review and locomotive liveries. Sparkford: Oxford Publishing Co. 1981. 238pp. includes colour plates for livery details
Contents:
PART I GENERAL REVIEW:
Chapter 1 Background Locomotive History 1923-48
Chapter 2 Motive Power Organisation
Chapter 3 Locomotive Numbering and Renumbering
Chapter 4 Pre-Group Locomotives - Midland Division
Chapter 5 Pre-Group Locomotives - Western Division
Chapter 6 Pre-Group Locomotives - Central Division
Chapter 7 Pre-Group Locomotives - Northern Division
Chapter 8 New Locomotives - 1923 onwards
Chapter 9 Locomotive Classification and Naming
Chapter 10 Tenders
PART II LOCOMOTIVE LIVERIES
Chapter 11 The Standard LMS Liveries
Chapter 12 Variations from the Standard Liveries
Chapter 13 British Railways Locomotive Liveries
Chapter 14 Painting Methods and Colour Shades
Acknowledgements and Bibliography
Index

An illustrated history of LMS locomotives. Volume 2. Absorbed pre-group classes Western and Central Divisions. 1985. 
An illustrated history of LMS locomotives. Volume 3. Absorbed pre-group classes Northern Division. 1986. 
Excellent extended captions: especially good on former Glasgow & South Western Railway locomotives.
An illustrated history of LMS locomotives. Volume 4. Absorbed pre-group classes Midland Division. 1987.. 
Errata noted by first author in Backtrack 15 610 
An illustrated history of LMS locomotives. Volume 5. The post-grouping standard designs. Peterborough: Silver Link,1989.248pp 
Locomotives constructed by, or for the LMS. Concentrates mainly on externals, although this can be highly illuminating, such as the smoke deflection experiments on the Royal Scot class. Excellent extended captions
An illustrated history of Midland locomotives. 1984. 
Long captions plus notes on working Midland locomotives (chapter 7) by Essery and liveries. Also contains many diagrams.
and Toms, G.
LMS & LNER Garratts. Didcot: Wild Swan, 1991.
Contains extensive tabulated data: follow up in British Railways Journal (68)page 103.
The Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway and its locomotives; with contributions from Nigel Digby, David Jenkinson and Alan Wells. Lydney: Lightmoor Press, 2009. 192pp.

Essery, Terry
Firing days at Saltley. Truro: Bradford Barton, [1980].  174pp.
Ottley 8321.
More firing days at Saltley. Truro: Bradford Barton, [1980].  163pp.
Ottley 8321.
Saltley firing days: footplate memories, 1950-59. Peterborough: Silver Link, 1994. 256pp.
Formerly published in two parts: Firing days at Saltley and More firing days at Saltley. D. Bradford Barton, 1980.
Steam locomotives compared. Penryn: Atlantic, 1996. 160pp.
As well as comparing several steam locomotive types, mainly Midland Railway or LMS, from the fottplate crew's standpoint, the book provides an excellent introduction to the working of the steam locomotive.

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