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Kevin realises that it is a long way from the top of this web page to the bottom where Terence A. Mullarkey has done a much more thorough job on this mainly excellent publisher. In its early days the contributions by Roger Kidner were mildly eccentric and veering towards the style of Rowland Emett, who in Google terms is a sort of British National Treasure. Some of the books fetch ridiculous prices and it is about time someone digitized the lot and provide access at a reasonable cost. The corona plague is showing the value of digital communication.

George Ottley told KPJ that the Oakwood Press began life in a suburban garage (in Sidcup). Its early products were characterized by their plain grey cardboard covers and their high standard of printing and paper as illustrated above. The main participant was Kidner, and he was aided by Michael Robbins. The high standards set by this publisher have been spoilt to some extent by certain of the limitations of Chacksfield's output. The bibliographical record in spite of Ottley is poor: there is no index of Locomotion Papers in Ottley, for instance (as KPJ grows older and fears less a further encounter with George he stands less in awe of his master and is more ready to accept that he did make some mistakes in overall strategy..

The origins of Oakwood Press go back to 1931 when R. Michael Robbins, a 16-year-old schoolboy at Westminster School, started to publish a quarterly railway magazine entitled Locomotion. He was soon joined by Roger W. Kidner and the magazine was issued as a modest duplicated affair and ran until September 1934. From then on, the cover and photographic section were properly printed on a machine purchased and operated by Roger. The 'works' being a garden shed at his home in Sidcup, Kent. From March 1936 the magazine was printed by a comercial printer and continued to improve, until world War II stopped publication. Meanwhile it had been decided to exand into book publishing; at that time there had only been a handful of railway books published and the market was unknown. The first title chosen was The Lynton and Barnstaple Railway by L.T. Catchpole. This railway had closed in Autumn 1935 and the book was timely released in March 1936. Only 250 copies were printed as no great demand was expected; however, a reprint was needed by May of the same year, and the book has been reprinted numerous times since. The next titles to emerge from Oakwood were The North London Railway by M. Robbins, The Taff Vale Railway by D.S.M. Barrie and The Hull and Barnsley Railway by Dr. G.D. Parkes, plus the very informative eight parts of The Light Railway Handbook by Roger Kidner. Then came the war, the Press was to be out of action for about seven years. Post-war, paper rationing was strict and the allocation for the Oakwood Press extremely small, however, a few new titles and reprints were released in 1946. It was decided not to restart the magazine, but to convert it to occasional small books on subjects not covered elsewhere, called 'Locomotion Papers' (LPs). The first was by the well-known railway historian George Dow, The Alford and Sutton Tramway. The Oakwood Library of Railway History series, known as 'OLs', restarted agin in early 1947 with The Maryport and Carlisle Railway by Jack Simmons. Several more were produced until Michael Robbins (on taking up a position with London Transport) was required to relinquish editorship of the series, which for the next 35 years was edited by Roger Kidner. By the time advancing age made a transfer to younger hands necessary, 65 'Oakwood Library' railway histories, 153 'Locomotion Papers', and well over 100 other titles had been published. The latter included the series of large and detailed books on Welsh narrow gauge railways by J.I.C. Boyd, the first of which was published in 1949 and can be said to have begun the practice of publishing really deeply researched works into the history and equipment of the smaller railways and companies.
This listing is far from complete and tracing titles in the former BLPC was very difficult: now impossible. KPJ suspects that not even the Press knows what it has published! The Locomotion Papers are more like a recycling bin

Mullarkey has now changed all of this

Puzzles
In what series was C.E.J. Fryer's History of slipping and slip coaches published c1997?: copies in Hampshire County Library.


Boyd, J.I.C.

Kidner, R.W.
British light railways. Oakwood Press. 1938
Reviewed sympathetically, but criticising crude sketched of locomotives see Locomotive Mag., 1939, 45, 28. See also Ottley 2098
The development of the railway locomotive, 1880-1946 (1946) in A short history of mechanical traction and travel. v. II: Rail. Chislehurst (Kent),Oakwood Press, 1947. [vi] 150 p. + front. + 39 plates. 354 illus. (incl. 260 thumb-nail skitches). Bibliogs.
Loco. Rly Carr. Wagon Rev., 1947, 53, 113 observations.
The early history of the raiklway locomotive, 1804-1879. Oakwood Press, 1945.
Mullarkey A14,
reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1946, 52, 176
Light and narrow gauge locomotives [cover title]. Lingfield (Surrey), Oakwood Press, 3rd ed. [19 1. 32 p. 44 illus., table. (Light railway handbooks, No. 8).
Includes Ireland.
The light railway handbook a collected edition including—i. Standard gauge light railways. 2. Narrow gauge railways of Wales. 3. Narrow gauge railways of England. 4. Narrow gauge railways of Ireland. 7. Mineral railways. 8. Light and narrow gauge locomotives [cover-title]. [Oakwood Press], [196 1, Various pagination, 371 illus., (incl. 214 thumb-nail sketches), table, 70 maps. Bibliogs.
The light railway handbook. [Lingfield (Surrey)] , Oakwood Press, 5th collected ed., 1965. 56, N48, l28p. + 16 plates. 301 illus. (incl 130 thumb-nail sketches), tables, 61 maps. Bibliogs.
Multiple unit trains, railmotors and tramways, 1829-1947 in A short history of mechanical traction and travel. v. II: Rail. Chislehurst (Kent),Oakwood Press, 1947. [vi] 150 p. + front. + 39 plates. 354 illus. (incl. 260 thumb-nail skitches). Bibliogs.
The main reference consists of four separate works, most of which (but not this part) were also published separately. This part (pp. 107-50) has its own bibliography.
Narrow gauge locomotives.
See review in Locomotive Mag., 1939, 45, 157.
The railcar, 1847-1937. Sidcup (Kent), Oakwood Press, 1939. 65 p. + 6 plates. 116 illus. (incl. 99 thumb-nail sketches), 7 tables.
includes a chapter on Sentinel and other steam geared railcars.
A short history of mechanical traction and travel. v. 2. Rail. Chislehurst (Kent), Oakwood Press, 1947. [vi], 150 p. + front.+ 39 plates. 350 illus. (incl. 260 thumb-nail sketches). Bibliog.
A collection of four separate works. Most were also published separately, viz: The early history of the railway locomotive, 1804-1879 (1946); The development of the railway locomotive, 1880-1946 (1946), The railway carriage, 1825-1946 (1946); and The multiple unit trains, railmotors & tramoars, 1829-1947. The thumb-nail sketches are poorly executed.
Standard gauge light railways. 1947.
2nd edition reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1947, 53, 148. Ottley 2098

Rimmer, Alan. Testing times at Derby: a 'privileged' view of steam.  Usk: Oakwood, 2004. 120pp.
First published in Locomotives, Large and Small

Locomotion Papers

George Dow. The Alford & Sutton Tramway. Chislehurst: Oakwood Press, 1947. 20pp. (Locomotion Paper No.1)
Ottley 5612
Reginald Bruce Fellows.
South Godstone. 1948. 28pp. Railways to Cambridge: actual and proposed. 32pp. (Locomotion papers, No. 2).
Reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1948, 54, 98
Roger Wakely Kidner.
Steam lorry.  Lingfield. 1956. 28pp. (Locomotion papers, No. 3).
J.L. Harrington, Channel Tunnel and ferry. South Godstone: 1949. 18pp.. (Locomotion papers, No. 4).
Roger Wakely Kidner. The London tramcar, 1861-1951. South Godstone: 1951.. 46pp. (Locomotion papers, No. 7).
F.W. Gillford, The traction engine. 1952. 36pp. (Locomotion Papers No. 8)
H.A. Whitcombe. The history of the steam tram. (Locomotion Papers No. 9)
Alan Rimmer. The Cromford  & High Peak Railway Lingfield, 1957. 36pp .(Locomotion Papers No. 10)
Ottley 6381: Revised edition in 1962
Harrold Brearley. Development of the trolley bus. 1957. 36pp. (Locomotion Papers No. 11)
Roger Wakely Kidner. The development of the railcar. South Godstone: 1958. 56pp. (Locomotion papers, No. 12).
Harrold Brearley. Tramways in West Yorkshire. (Locomotion Papers No. 13)
Mullarkey
Thomas Illingworth. Battery traction on tramways and railways. Lingfield, 1961. 23pp.  (Locomotion Papers No. 14)
Ottley 3117: now a cutting edge topic
Ken Hoole. North Eastern electrics. Lingfield, 1961. 58pp. (Locomotion Papers No. 15)
Ottley 7048: Beeching substittuted diesel railcars as some of the equipment was worn out, but later much improved.
Geoffrey Oates. The Axholme Joint Railway. Lingfield (Surrey), 1961. liii , 26 p. + 4 plates. (Locomotion papers, No. 16).
Ottley 5614
Arthur J. Pritchard. Historical notes on the railways of South-East Monmouthshire. Lingfield, 1961. 48pp. (Locomotion papers, No. 17).
Ottley 1362
D. Ll. Davies. The Glyn Valley Tramway. Lingfield, 1961. 61pp (Locomotion papers, No. 18).
Ottley 5737
R.M.S. Hall. The Lee Moor Tramway. Lingfield, 1963. 15pp. (Locomotion papers, No. 19).
H. Fayle, and A.T. Newham. The Dublin & Blessington Steam Tramway. Lingfield. 1963. 32pp. (Locomotion papers No. 20)
Martin Randall Connop Price. The Cleobury Mortimer & Ditton Priors Light Railway. Lingfield, 1963. 27pp. (Locomotion Papers No.21)
Ottley 5681: also 1995 edition with 88pp
N.A. Comfort. The Mid-Suffolk Light Railway. Oxford: Oakwood Press, new ed. 1986. 120 p. (Locomotion papers No.22)
Originally published 1965: quadrupled in size: extensive bibliography
R.W. Rush and Martin Randall Connop Price The Garstang & Knott End Railway. Lingfield, 1964. 70pp. (Locomotion papers No.23)
Reviewed by F.S.W, in Railway Wld, 1964, 25, 274.
A.T. Newham. The Schull and Skibbereen Tramway and Light Railway. [Lingfield (Surrey)], 1964. 32pp. + 8 plates. (Locomotion papers, No. 24).
Reviewed by H.S in Railway Wld, 1964, 25, 274.
Colin Gordon Maggs. The Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Light Railway. 1990. (Locomotion papers, No. 25).
Originally published by same author with slightly different title in 1976 and 1979
Price, M.R.C. The Lambourn Valley Railway. Oakwood. 1962 (Locomotion Papers No. 32)
A.T. Newham. The Listowell & Ballybunion Railway. [1967]. (Locomotion papers, No. 33)
Ottley 9874
Roger Wakely Kidner The Dartford Loop line, 1866-1966. Lingfield, 1966. 23pp. (Locomotion Papers. No. 34).
Ottley 12470
Roger Wakely Kidner. The Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway. (Locomotion Papers No. 35). 34pp.
Ottley 8852 Reviewed by MJ in Rly Wld, 1967, 28, 357
P. Butler and J.D. Lyne. The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. 30pp. (Locomotion Papers No. 44)
Reviewed by MJ in Railway Wld., 1969, 30, 414
A.D. Farr. Campbeltown & Machrihanish Light Railway. Lingfield:, 1969 (Locomotion Papers No. 45)
Ottley 9453
R.G. Western, The Low Gill branch: a lost route to Scotland. Lingfield: Oakwood, 1972. 55pp.(Locomotion Papers No. 51).
Ottley 12175. See also Locomotion Paper 175.
A.C. Perryman, Life at Brighton Works, 1928-1936. Lingfield: Oakwood, 1972. (Locomotion Papers No. 54).
Reviewed in Railway Wld, 1973, 34, 307
Garrett, Stephen The Kent and East Sussex Railway. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oakwood Press, 1987. 104pp. (Locomotion Papers 56)
Roger Wakely Kidner. The Oxted line. Lingfield: 1972. 40pp. (Locomotion Papers, No. 58).
Ottley 12472
Leleux, S.A. Brooke's industrial railway. Lingfield: Oakwood, 1972. (Locomotion Papers No. 63).
Ottley 10116.
Perryman, A.C. The 'Brighton Baltics'. Lingfield: 1973. (Locomotion Papers No. 64).
Hooker, Charles E. My seventy years with traction engines. 1973 (Locomotion Papers No. 67).
Stoyel, B.D.  and R.W. Kidner, The cement railways of Kent. 128pp (Locomotion Papers No. 70).
Receiwed Railway Wld, 1991, 52, 277
Gould, D. Westerham Valley Railway. Lingfield: 1974. 40pp. (Locomotion Papers  No. 72).
Roger Wakely Kidner. The Reading to Tonbridge line. Lingfield: 1974. 70pp. (Locomotion Papers. No. 79).
Ottley 12475
Brewster, David Edward. Motor buses in East Anglia 1901-1931. 1974. (Locomotion papers No. .80)
Casserley, H.C. The Lickey Incline. Tarrant Hinton, 1976. 34pp. (Locomotion Papers No. 91).
Ottley 12356
Roger Wakely Kidner,  Southern Railway branch lines in the thirties. Tarrant Hinton: 1976. 72pp. (Locomotion Papers No. 93).
Ottley 12478
Civil, A. and Baker, A.C. Fireless locomotives: being a history of all British built examples with notes on the general history of the type and its principles of operation. Tarrant Hinton, 1976. 94pp. (Locomotion Papers No. 97).
Ottley 10481.
Rowledge, J.W.P.  The Maunsell Moguls. Tarrant Hinton, 1976.  64pp. (Locomotion Papers No. 99).
Devereux, C.M. Railways to Sevenoaks. Tarrant Hinton: 1977. 60pp. (Locomotion Papers No. 102).
Roger Wakely Kidner, The North Kent line. Tarrant Hinton: 1977. 62pp. (Locomotion Papers No. 103).
Colin Gordon Maggs. and Paye, P. The Sidmouth, Seaton and Lyme Regis branches. Tarrant Hinton: 1977. 66pp. (Locomotion Papers, No. 107).
Owen. N. The Tattenham Corner branch. Tarrant Hinton: 1978. 32pp. (Locomotion Papers, No. 108).
Roger Wakely Kidner. Carriage stock of minor standard gauge railways. Tarrant Hinton: 1978. 50pp.+ 24 plates, (Locomotion Papers, No. 109).
Ottley 10036
W.R. Thrower. Kings Cross in the twenties. Tarrant Hinton: 1978. 52pp.+ 8 plates, (Locomotion Papers, No. 110).
Ottley 10036: Dr Thrower was a commuter between Hadley Wood and King's Cross,
Colin Gordon Maggs. Barnstaple & IIfracombe Railway. Tarrant Hinton: 1978. 50pp.+ 12 plates. (Locomotion Papers, No. 111)
Ottley 12236
Susan Lesley Swingle and Keith Turner. Leamington & Warwick Tramways. Tarrant Hinton: 1978. 39pp. + 4 plates. (Locomotion Papers, No. 112)
Ottley 8931 it is probable that first author became wife of second
W.W. Tasker. Railways in the Sirlowy Valley. Tarrant Hinton: 1978. 44pp.+ 6 plates. (Locomotion Papers, No. 113)
Ottley 9663
C.T. Goode. The North Warwickshire Railway. Tarrant Hinton: 1978. 46pp.+ 8 plates. (Locomotion Papers, No. 114)
Ottley 11900
A.T. Newham. The Bessbrook & Newry Tramway. Tarrant Hinton: 1979. 34pp.+ 8 plates. (Locomotion Papers, No. 115)
Ottley 9832
Peter Lead. Caldon Canal & Tramronds including Uttoxeter and Leek Canals and the North Staffordshire Railway. Tarrant Hinton: 1979. 56pp.+ 12 plates. (Locomotion Papers, No. 116)
Ottley 8982
Roger Wakely Kidner. The Newhaven and Seaford branch; with additional notes by R.C. Riley. Tarrant Hinton: 1979. 56pp.+ 12 plates.(Locomotion Papers, No. 117)
Ottley 12256
F.E. Stickley. Somerset & Dorset engineman. Tarrant Hinton: 1979. 51pp.+ 12 plates.  (Locomotion Papers, No. 118)
Ottley 12465: autobiography with photographs by Ivo Peters
N. Pallant. Hither Green Motive Power Depot. Tarrant Hinton: 1979. 50pp.+ 8 plates. (Locomotion Papers, No. 119)
Ottley 12544
Peter Paye. The Lymington branch. Tarrant Hinton: 1979. 44pp.+ 8 plates. (Locomotion Papers, No. 120)
Ottley 12239
M.D. Lister. Industrial railways of Port Sunlight and Bromborough Port. Tarrant Hinton: 1980. 44pp.+ 16 plates. (Locomotion Papers, No. 121)
Ottley 9155
Colin Gordon Maggs. Railways to Exmouth.Tarrant Hinton: 1980. 64pp.+ 12 plates. (Locomotion Papers, No. 122)
Ottley 8481
Peter Paye. The Mellis & Eye Railway. Tarrant Hinton: 1980. 35pp.+ 4 plates. (Locomotion Papers, No. 123)
Ottley 11770
Roger Wakely Kidner. Service stock of the Southern Railway. its constituents and B.R. Southern Region. Tarrant Hinton: 1980. 66pp. (Locomotion Papers. No. 124).
Ottley 12487
M. Jackman. Bricklayers Arms branch and loco shed. Tarrant Hinton: 1980. 43pp. (Locomotion Papers, No. 125)
Ottley 12497
Colin Gordon Maggs. Taunton to Barnstaple line: Devon & Somerset Railway. [Tarrant Hinton]: 1980. 59pp. + 12 plates (Locomotion Papers, No. 126)
Ottley 17822
A.S. Denton. North Midland trains in the thirties. Trowbridge, 1980. 64pp. (Locomotion Papers, No. 127)
Ottley 9002
C.T. Goode. Wensleydale branch. [Tarrant Hinton]: 1980. 32pp. + 8 plates. (Locomotion Papers, No. 128)
Ottley 18713
Roger Wakely Kidner. Minor standard gauge railways. [Trowbridge], 1981. 64pp. + 24 plates. (Locomotion Papers, No. 129)
Ottley 14982
Edwin Course. The Bexleyheath line. Trowbridge, 1981. 40pp. (Locomotion Papers No. 130).
Ottley 18843
Peter Smith, The Dursley branch. Trowbridge, 1981. 26pp. + 8 plates. (Locomotion Papers No. 131).
Ottley 18539
Jem D. Harrison. The Bridgwater branch. Trowbridge, 1981. 40pp. + 8 plates (Locomotion Papers No. 132).
Ottley 17494
Jem D. Harrison. The Bridgwater Railway. Oxford, 1990. 96pp. (Locomotion Papers No. 132).
Ottley 17494
N. Pallant. The Brighton to Portsmouth line. [Trowbridge], 1981. 44pp. + 16 plates. (Locomotion Papers No. 133).
Ottley 13735
David Gould. The South Eastern & Chatham Railway in the 1914-18 War. Trowbridge, 1981. 55pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 134).
Ottley 18844
C.T. Goode.  Railways of East Yorkshire.  [Trowbridge], 1981. 92pp. + 20 plates (Locomotion Paper No. 135).
Ottley 14186
Peter Paye. Ely & St. Ives Railway. [Trowbridge], 1982. 36pp. + 8 plates. (Locomotion Paper No. 136)
Ottley 17650.
Brian M. Handley. The Wye Valley Railway. [Trowbridge], 1982. 34pp. + 8 plates. (Locomotion Paper No. 137).
Ottley 17826 Motive power: 517, 14XX, 1076, 75XX, 64XX and GWR railcars, both steam and diesel.
Brian M. Handley. The Wye Valley Railway. new edition. Oxford, 1988. 40pp. + 8 plates. (Locomotion Paper No. 137)
Ottley 17826: notes limited to further illustrations.
Colin Gordon Maggs. The Bath to Weymouth line: including Westbury to Salisbury. [Trowbridge], 1982. 74pp. + 16 plates.  (Locomotion Paper No. 138)
Ottley 17829
John M. Cooper. The East Suffolk Railway. [Trowbridge], 1982. 55pp. + 12 plates. (Locomotion Paper No. 139)
Ottley 17646
Roger Wakely Kidner. The Waterloo to Southampton line. [Trowbridge], 1983. 61pp.. (Locomotion Paper No. 140)
Ottley 18313
Ian K. Dawson. The Findhorn railway. Trowbridge, 1983. 32pp. + 4 plates (Locomotion Paper No. 141)
Ottley 17575
C.R. Lester. The Stoke to Market Drayton line and associated canals and mineral branch lines. [Trowbridge], 1983. 55pp. + 16 plates.(Locomotion Paper No. 142)
Ottley 18773
John M. Clarke. The Brookwood Necropolis Railway. Trowbridge, 1981. 47pp. + 12 plates. (Locomotion Paper No. 143)
John M. Clarke. The Brookwood Necropolis Railway. 2nd edition. Oxford, 1988. 96pp. + 12 plates. (Locomotion Paper No. 143)
John M. Clarke. The Brookwood Necropolis Railway. 3rd edition. Oxford, 1995. viii, 120pp. + (Locomotion Paper No. 143)
Ottley 18773
David Gould. Three Bridges to Tunbridge Wells. [Trowbridge], 1983. 64pp. + 16 plates. (Locomotion Paper No. 144)
Ottley 18413
J.R.W. Kirkby. The Banstead & Epsom Downs railway, [Trowbridge], 1983. 31pp. + 12 plates.. (Locomotion Paper No. 145)
Ottley 18414
John Rhodes. The Kettering-Huntingdon line. [Trowbridge], 1983. 55pp. + 12 plates.(Locomotion Paper No. 146)
Ottley 18549
Roger Wakely Kidner. Southern suburban steam 1860-1967. [Trowbridge], 1984. 44pp. + 20 plates.(Locomotion Paper No. 147)
Ottley 16282
W. Rayner Thrower. The Great Northern main line. [Trowbridge], 1984. 46pp. + 16 plates (Locomotion Paper No. 148)
Ottley 17714
C.T. Goode. The Hertford loop line. Trowbridge, 1984. 48pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 149)
Ottley 17710 claims inaccurate: see Rly Wld, 1985, 46, 16.
W.B. Herbert and A.J. Ludlam. Louth to Bardney branch. [Trowbridge], 1984. 38pp. + 12 plates (Locomotion Paper No. 150)
W.B. Herbert and A.J. Ludlam. Louth to Bardney branch. 2nd edition. Oxford, 1987. 52pp. + 32 plates (Locomotion Paper No. 150)
Ottley 17713
N. Pallant. The Gravesend West branch.  [Trowbridge], 1984. 36pp. + 8 plates (Locomotion Paper No. 151)
Ottley 18853
Charles Phillips. The Shenfield to Southend line.  [Trowbridge], 1984. 48pp. + 16 plates (Locomotion Paper No. 152)
Ottley 17654
Roger Wakely Kidner. Southern Railway branch line trains, incorporating rolling stock notes by David Gould. [Trowbridge], 1984. 68pp. + 28 plates (Locomotion Paper No. 153)
Ottley 18908
A.J. Ludlam. The Spilsby to Firsby Railway. Oxford, 1985. 52pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 154)
I.  Gotheridge. The Corringham Light Railway. Oxford, 1985. 56p. (Locomotion Paper No. 155)
Ottley 17540
Roger Wakely Kidner. Southern Railway halts: survey and gazetteer. Oxford, 1985. 64pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 156
Ottley 18909
John Rhodes. Branch lines to Ramsey. Oxford, 1986. 76pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 157)
Ottley 13983
A.J. Ludlam.  Horncasile and Woodhall Junction Railway. Oxford, 1986. 56pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 158)
Ottley 18046
Roger C. Jermy. Railways of Porthgain and Abereiddi. Oxford, 1986. 48pp. + 16 plates.  (Locomotion Paper No. 159)
Ottley 15435: KPJ: un-numbered plates in centre of booklet: copy was probably purchased in Porthgain in about 2002
Stephen P. Goodall. Prestatyn and Dyserth branch line. Oxford, 1986. 80pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 160)
Ottley 18204
C.R. Potts. The Brixham branch. Oxford, 1986. 96pp. + 24 plates.  (Locomotion Paper No. 161)
Ottley 17540. Reviewed in Backtrack, 15.
A.J. Ludlam.  The Louth, Mablethorpe and Willoughby loop. Oxford, 1987. 64pp. + 28 plates. (Locomotion Paper No. 162)
Ottley 17722
Stewart E. Squires. Lincolnshire potato railways.   Oxford, 1987. 52pp. + 12 plates (Locomotion Paper No. 163)
Narrow gauge railways on large farms. Ottley 15389. Very well reviewed Backtrack, 1988, 2, 46,
Roger Wakely Kidner. Pullman cars on the 'Southern',1895-1972.   Oxford, 1987. 64pp. + 32 plates (Locomotion Paper No. 164)
Ottley 16091 Reviewed in Backtrack, 1988, 2, 94.
Ken Hoole.
The North Eastern electrics and the history of the Tyneside electric pssenger services (1904-67). Oxford, 1987. 80pp. + 40 plates. (Locomotion Papers No. 165).
Ottley 18729 Reviewed in Backtrack, 1988, 2, 94.
R.A. Whitehead and F.D. Simpson. Colne Valley and Halstead Railway. 2nd edition. Oxford, 1988. 100pp. + 40 plates. (Locomotion Paper No. 166)
Ottley 5683: note in Second Supplement: first edition published by Ridgway in Brentwood in 1951
Ken Hoole. The electric locomotives of the North Eastern Railway. Oxford, 1988. 40pp. + 20 plates. (Locomotion Papers No. 167).
Ottley 18767
Roger D. Taylor and Brian Anderson. The Hatfield and St Albans branch of the Great Northern Railway. Oxford, 1988. 64pp. + 32 plates. (Locomotion Papers No. 168)
Ottley 17725
A.J. Ludlam. The R.A.F. Cranwell Railway. Oxford, 1988. 64pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 169)
Ottley 17465
E.R. Mountford, The U.S.A. 756th R.S.B. (Railway Shop Battalion) at Newport (Ebbw Junction). Oxford: 1989. 48pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 170)
Ottley 17449
Roy Waring . The Leeds New Line: the Heaton Lodge and Wortley Railway. Oxford: 1989. 96pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 171)
Ottley 18212
S. Jordan. The Bognor branch line. Oxford: 1989. 96pp.  (Locomotion Paper No. 172)
Ottley 18433
Stanley C. Jenkins and L.J. Pomroy. The Moretonhampstead and South Devon Railway. Oxford: 1989. 120pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 173)
Ottley 17879
Jeffrey N. Fisher. The Rishworth branch. Oxford: 1990. 80pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 174)
Ottley 18075
R.G. Western. The Ingleton branch: a lost route to Scotland. 2nd edition, Oxford: Oakwood, 1990. 80pp. (Locomotion Papers No. 175).
Ottley 12175 Second Supplement. Reviewed by Daviid Joy? in Backtrack, 2019, 33, 253. . See also Locomotion Paper 51
Stuart Edgar and John M. Stinton. Solway Junction Railway. Oxford: Oakwood, 1990. 72pp, Locomotion Paper No. 176)
Ottley 17500
Stanley C. Jenkins. The Watford to St Albans branch. Oxford: 1990. 96pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 177)
Ottley 18219
Alan Cooper, Peter Leggott and Cyril Spended. The Melbourne Military Railway. Oxford: 1990. 96pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 178)
Ottley 17466 Reviewed Railway World, 1991, 52, 505
Stanley C. Jenkins. The Leek and Manifold Light Railway. Oxford: 1991. 104pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 179)
Ottley 18092
Stanley C. Jenkins. The Rothbury branch. Oxford: 1991. 96pp.  (Locomotion Paper No. 180)
Ottley 18675
Stanley C. Jenkins. The Melton Constable to Cromer branch.  Oxford: 1991. 152pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 181
Ottley 18654
Colin Gordon Maggs. The Seaton Branch and Seaton Tramway. Oxford: 1992. 80pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 182)
Ottley 18360
Colin Gordon Maggs. The Mangotsfield to Bath branch. Oxford: 1992. 112pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 183)
Ottley 18581
Colin Gordon Maggs. The Mangotsfield to Bath line, including the story of Green Park Station. Usk : Oakwood Press, 2005. (Locomotion Paper No. 183)
Stanley C. Jenkins. The Helston branch. Oxford, 1992. 120pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 184)
Ottley 17908
Stanley C. Jenkins. The Helston branch [2nd edition]. Usk, 2011, (Locomotion Paper No. 184)
In Cornwall County Library and at Blackwell's. Reviewed Archive 72 page 32
E.R. Mountford and N. Sprinks. Taff Vale lines to Penarth: including the Ely tidal harbour and railway, Penarth harbour, dock and railway, Penarth extension railway, Cardiff, Penarth and Cadoxton-juxta-Barry Junction railway. Oxford, 1993. 128pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 185)
Ottley 18974
A.J. Ludham. Catterick Camp Military Railway and the Richmond branch. Oxford, 1993. 96pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 186)
Ottley 17474
Keith Turner. Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Electric Railway. Oxford, 1993. 128pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 187)
Ottley 15290
C.E.J. Fryer. The Girvan & Portpatrick Junction Railway. Oxford, 1994. 72pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 188)
Ottley 17589
P.H.  Abell, J.A. Garnham and I. McLoughlin. The tramways of Lytham St Annes. Oxford, [1995]. 128pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 189)
Ottley 15182
A.J. Ludlam, The Lincolnshire Loop Line (G.N.R.) and the River Witham. Oxford, 1995. [viii] 160pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 190)
Ottley 17735
Martin Randall Connop Price. The Lampeter, Aberayron & New Quay Light Railway.  Oxford, 1995. 96pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 191
Ottley 18054
Colin Chapman. The Llantrisant branches of the Taff Vale Railway: a history of the Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway and the Treferig Valley Railway. 1992. 192pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 192)
Colin Gordon Maggs. The Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton branches. Oxford, 1996?.  (Locomotion Paper No. 193)
Christopher R. Potts. The GWR and the General Strike (1926). Oxford, 1996?.  (Locomotion Paper No. 194)
S.E. Squires. The Lincoln to Grantham Line via Honington. Oxford?, 1996. (Locomotion Paper No. 195)
Andrew M. Hajducki and Alan Simpson. The Lauder Light Railway. Oxford, 1996?. (Locomotion Paper No. 196)
Sue Woodward, and Geoff Woodward. The Harpenden to Hemel Hempstead railway : the Nickey Line. c1996. (Locomotion paper No. 197)
A.J. Ludlam. Railways to New Holland and the Humber ferries. Oxford, c1996. (Locomotion Paper No. 198)
Ken Williams and Dermot Reynolds. The Kingsbridge branch: the Primrose Line. Oxford. 1997. (Locomotion Paper No. 199)
Colin Chapman. The Nelson and Ynysybwl branches of the Taff Vale Railway.  Oxford, 1997? (Locomotion Paper No. 200)
Robert Western. Eden Valley Railway. Oxford : Oakwood, c1997. (Locomotion Paper No. 201)
J.N. Fisher, The Huddersfield and Kirkburton Branch. Oxford, 1997. (Locomotion Paper No. 202)
Colin Gordon Maggs. The Exeter and Exmouth Railway, Oxford, 1997?. (Locomotion Paper No. 203)
Martin Randall Connop Price. The Gwendraeth Valleys Railway: Kidwelly to Mynydd-y-Garreg. Usk: Oakwood Press, c1997. (Locomotion Paper No. 204)
A.J. Ludlam. Railways to Skegness: including Kirkstead to Little Steeping. Oxford: Oakwood, 1997? (Locomotion Paper No. 205)
Colin Gordon Maggs. The Minehead Branch and the West Somerset Railway. Oxford, 1998? (Locomotion Paper No. 206)
Colin Chapman. The Vale of Glamorgan Railway. Usk, 1998. (Locomotion Paper No. 207)
B.M. Handley and R. Dingwall. The Wye Valley Railway and the Coleford branch. Usk, 1998? (Locomotion Paper No. 208)
Roger Wakely Kidner. Pullman trains in Britain. Oxford, 1998. (Locomotion Paper No. 210)
Jeff Hurst. The Glencorse branch. Usk: , 1999? (Locomotion Paper No. 211)
Robert William Miller. The Winsford & Over branch, Usk, 1999? (Locomotion Paper No. 212)
Colin Stone. Rails to Poole Harbour. Usk, 1999? (Locomotion Paper No. 213)
Colin Gordon Maggs. The Nailsworth and Stroud branch. Usk,, 2000? (Locomotion Paper No. 214)
Colin Chapman. The Ely Valley Railway: Llantrisant-Penygraig. Usk,, 2000?  (Locomotion Paper No. 215)
Ernest Manns. Carrying coals to Dunston : coal and the railway. Usk,, 2000? (Locomotion Paper No. 216)
Ian Kirkpatrick. The Cairn Valley Light Railway, Moniaive to Dumfries. Usk, 2000?  (Locomotion Paper No. 217)
Peter F. Marshall, Burntisland : Fife's railway port. Usk, 2001? (Locomotion Paper No. 218)
Colin Gordon Maggs. The Yate to Thornbury Branch. (Locomotion Paper  No. 219).
Reviewed in Backtrack, 2003, 17, 354
Stanley C. Jenkins. The Ross Monmouth and Pontypool Road line. 2002. (Locomotion Paper 220
Reviewed by Roger Hennessey? in Backtrack, 2003, 17, 54
J.R. Fairman. The Fawley Branch: the story of the Totton, Hythe and Fawley Light Railway. Usk, 2002.  (Locomotion Paper 221).
Jonathan Beaumont. Rails to Achill: a West of Ireland branch line. 2002?. (Locomotion Paper 222).
Reviewed by MJC in Backtrack, 2003, 17, 54
Keith Turner. Cliff railways of the British Isles. Usk, 2002 (Locomotion Paper 223).
Colin Gordon Maggs. Wrington Vale Light Railway. Usk, 2004. (Locomotion Paper 224)
Reviewed Backtrack, 2005, 19, 61
Bernard Byrom. The railways of Upper Strathearn: Crieff-Balquhidder. (Locomotion Paper 225
Reviewed by NF in Backtrack, 2005, 19, 445.
Stanley C. Jenkins and John M. Strange. The Wrexham & Ellesmere Railway. 2004. (Locomotion Paper 226)
R.W. Rush. Horse trams of the British Isles.(Locomotion Paper 227).
Bob [R.W.] Yate. By Great Western to Crewe: the story of the Wellington to Nantwich and Crewe line. 2005. (Locomotion Paper 228).
Peter Paye. The Snape branch. 2005. 120pp. (Locomotion Paper 229).
Peter Paye. The Hadleigh Branch. (Locomotion Paper 230)
Colin Gordon Maggs. The Culm Valley Light Railway: Tiverton Junction to Hemyock. Usk, 2006? (Locomotion Paper 231).
Robert Western. The Coniston Railway. Usk, 2007? .(Locomotion Paper 232).
Peter Paye. The Framlingham branch. Usk, 2008. (Locomotion Paper 233).
(Locomotion Paper 234).
Peter Paye. The Bishop's Stortford, Dunmow and Braintree Branch . (Locomotion Paper 235)
Peter Paye. The Aldeburgh branch. 320pp. (Locomotion Paper 236).
Colin Gordon Maggs. The Bristol-Radstock-Frome line. 2013.  (Locomotion Paper 237).
John Thomas and David Southern. Industrial tramways of the Vale of Llangollen. (Locomotion Paper 238)
Brian Poole. Caersws: The Cambrian Railways village. 224pp. (Locomotion Paper No, 239)
B. Yate. The Redditch & Evesham Line. (Locomotion Paper 240).
(Locomotion Paper 241).
Bob Yate. The Midland Railway route from Wolverhampton: the story of the line from Wolverhampton to Walsall, Sutton Park and Water Orton. (Locomotion Paper No. 242)
Peter Paye. The Ramsey East branch. Catrine: 2018 (Locomotion Paper No. 243)
Reviewed by Geoffrey Skelsey in Backtrack, 2019, 33, 765
Michael A. Williams. The Whitby-Loftus Line. Catrine: 188pp (Locomotion Paper No. 244)
Reviewed Backtrack, 2020, 34, 253
Neil Fraser. The Yorkshire lines of the LNWR. Catrine, 2919. 208pp. (Locomotion Paper No. 245)
Review by DJ in Backtrack, 2020, 34, 190 giives the unhappy tale of the author's daughter dealing with a failing publisher on the behalf of her father's manuscript and another deceased helper and the Stenlake organisation eventually coming to the rescue. Also reviewed somewhat more generously by Gerald Leach in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2020, (237), 58

Taylor M. Minter. The Davington Light Railway: a World War I narrow gauge railway in Kent. 2014. (Locomotion Paper 24X?)

R. Michael Robbins. The North London Railway. South Godstone. 4th ed. 1959 (1953). 29 pp. (Oakwood library of railway history. No. 1).
First published 1937. Ottley 7162.
David Stiven [Maxwelton] Barrie. The Taff Vale Railway. Sidcup, 1939.  35pp. (Oakwood library of railway history. No. 2).
Reviewed in Locomotive Mag., 1939, 45, 157. 2nd ed. 1950
Parkes, G.D. The Hull & Barnsley Railway. Chislehurst (Kent), Oakwood Press, 1946. [iv], 25 p. + front. + 4 plates. 9 illus., map. Bibliog. (Oakwood Library of railway history: No.3).
This small monograph is exceptionally thorough and detailed: 2nd ed., 1959.  No change in the text, but a revised preface and illustrations. Reviewed in Locomotive Mag., 1946, 52, 194.
Simmons, J. The Maryport & Carlisle Railway. Chislehurst (Kent), Oakwood Press, 1947. 34 pp. with 11 illustrations on 5 plates. (Oakwood Library of railway history: No..4).
Ottley 6886. Listed : Locomotive Mag., 1948, 54, 48
Griffiths, R.P. The Cheshire Lines Railway. South Godstone (Surrey), Oakwood Press, 1947. iv, 57 p. + front. + 10 plates. 14 illus., 2 tables, 6 maps. Bibliog. (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 5).
Review: Locomotive Mag., 1948, 54, 48
David Stiven [Maxwelton] Barrie. and Clinker, C.R. The Somerset & Dorset Railway. [Lingfield (Surrey)] , Oakwood Press, [1959?], 3rd ed. 1978 [ii] , 76 p. + 16 plates. 42 illus.,diagr., tables, map. Bibliog. (Oakwood library of railway history No. 6).
Revised edition was shorter: 51pp.
Baker, C. The Metropolitan Railway. South Godstone (Surrey), Oakwood Press, 1951. [iv], 76 p. + 16 plates. 37 illus.,
9 diagrs., map. Bibliog. (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 7).
Welch, H.D. The London, Tilbury and Southend Railway. 1951. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 8)
An appendix tabulates the leading dimensions of the steam locomotive stock.
David Stiven [Maxwelton] Barrie. Barrie. The Rhymney Railway.(Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 9). 1952; 1963; 1973; 1979.
"M" added to initials from 1973
Roger Wakely Kidner.
The Rhymney Railway.(Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 9)
J.M. Dunn. Stratford-upon-Avon & Midland Junction Railway. South Godstone: Oakwood Press, 1952.  (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 10.
Ottley 7385
Lascelles, T.S. The City and South London Railway. Lingfield, 1955. 36pp. (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 11)
Charles E. Lee. Metropolitan District Railway. 1956; 1988. (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 12)
David Stiven [Maxwelton] Barrie. Brecon & Merthyr Railway. 1957; 1965; 1973; 1975; 1980. (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 13)
"M" added to initials from 1973
David Stiven Maxwelton Barrie. revised RW. Kidner. Brecon & Merthyr Railway. 1991. (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 13)
J.M. Dunn. The Wrexham, Mold & Connah's Quay Railway. Lingfield, 1957. 32pp. (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 14).
Edward Mervyn Patterson. The Belfast & County Down Railway. Lingfield: Oakwood Press, 1958. 51pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 15)
T.B. Sands, The Midland & South Western Junction Railway. Lingfield: Oakwood Press, 1958. 58pp. + 9 plates (20 illus.) (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 16)
Ottley 6979: also revised editiojn by S.C. Jenkins 1990.
Campbell Highet. Wirral Railway. 1961. 39pp. + 8 plates. (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 17) 
Ottley 7430
G.W. Parkin. Mersey Railway. 64pp. + 6 plates. (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 18) 
Ottley 12321
Jack Cupit, and W. Taylor. The Lancashire, Derbyshire & East Coast Railway. 1966 (reprinted 1984). (Oakwood library of railway history No. 19).
Reviewed by GMK in Rly Wld, 1967, 28, 456
Cheesman, A.J. The Plymouth, Devonport & South Western Junction Railway. Lingfield: 1967. 30pp. (Oakwood library of railway history No. 20).
Anthony, G.H. The Hayle, West Cornwall and Helston railways. Lingfield: 1968. 71pp. (Oakwood library of railway history No. 21).
H.V. Borley and R.W. Kidner. West London Railway and the W.L.E.R. 32pp. + 6 plates. (Oakwood library of railway history No. 22).
Kendall, H.G. The Plymouth & Dartmoor Railway and its fore-runners. with additional research by R.J. Sellick. Lingfield: 1968.  100pp.(Oakwood library of railway history  No. 23).
John Phillips Morris. North Pembroke & Fishguard Railway. 40pp + 8 plates. (Oakwood library of railway history No. 24).
Ottley 11926
Dunn, J.M. The Chester & Holyhead Railway. South Godstone: 1948. 60pp. (Oakwood library of railway history No. 25).
Very brief review: Locomotive Mag., 1948, 54, 194
Colin Gordon Maggs. The Bristol & Gloucester Railway. Lingfield: Oakwood, 1969. 66pp. (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 26).
Maxted, I. The Canterbury & Whitstable Railway. Lingfield: 1970. 35pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 27).
Thomas Blakemore Sands. Didcot, Newbury & Southampton Railway. 1971. 50pp. + 8 plates. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 28).
Ottley 11706
Anthony, G.H. The Tavistock, Launceston & Princetown branches. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 29)
Reviewed by Basil K. Cooper in Railway World, 1972, 33, 37
Norman Parker. The Preston and Longridge Railway. 1972. (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 30).
Info from Hampshire County Library OPAC
Charters, John N. The Brampton Railway. (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 31).
Cited in Mike Fenton's The Dandy Line in Backtrack, 2020, 34, 228 which notes foreword by William Stobbart.
Lewis Cozens. Mawddwy, Van and Kerry Railways and the Hendre-Ddu tramways. 68pp. + 16 plates..(2004 ed. author with Kidner, Poole) (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 32)
Ottley 9673
Lewis Cozens. Roger Wakely Kidner and Brian Poole. Mawddwy, Van and Kerry Railways and the Hendre-Ddu tramways. 2004. ??pp. + ?? plates.. (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 321)
B.J. Elliott. South Yorkshire Joint Railway. 1972. 68pp, + 4 plates. (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 33)
Ottley 9261
B.J. Elliott. South Yorkshire Joint Railway and the Coalfield. 2002. 68pp, + 4 plates. (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 33)
Copies in Doncaster Libraries
Frank Dixon. The Manchester South Junction & Altringham Railway. 1994. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 34)
Robert William Rush. The Furness Railway, 1843-1923. Lingfield: Oakwood Press, 1973. 113pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No, 35). .
Robert William Rush. Furness Railway locomotives and rolling stock. 1973. 64pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No, 35A). .
Robert William Rush. The Furness Railway, 1843-1923. Lingfield: Oakwood Press, 1987. 113pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No, 35).
Tattersall, W. David. The Bolton, Blackburn, Clitheroe & West Yorkshire Railway. Lingfield.. Oakwood Press, 1973. (Oakwood library of railway history No. 36)
Colin Gordon Maggs. Bristol Port Railway and Pier and the Clifton Extension Railway. 1975. 38pp. (Oakwood library of railway history No. 37)
Ottley 8539
Adrian Gray. The railways of mid-Sussex. 86pp. (Oakwood library of railway history No. 38)
Ottley 12251: uses his Christian name on cover, but not in Ottley
Martin Randall Connop Price. The Whitland & Cardigan Railway. Tarrant Hinton, 1976. 72pp. (Oakwood library of railway history No. 39)
Ottley 11932
Stanley C. Jenkins and H.I. Quayle. The Oxford Worcester & Wolverhampton Railway:  a history of the 'Cotswold Line' and its branches from the 1840s to the present day. Tarrant Hinton, 1977. 72pp. (Oakwood library of railway history No. 40)
Ottley 11898
D.M. Fenton The Malmesbury Railway: to commemorate the centenary of its opening, 1877-1977. Tarrant Hinton, 1977. 57pp. (Oakwood library of railway history No. 41)
Ottley 11889
Lawrence Popplewell. The railways, canals and mines of Looe and Liskeard. Blandford, 1977. 72pp. (Oakwood library of railway history No. 42)
Ottley 8471
Adrian Gray. The London to Brighton Line 1841-1977. Blandford Forum. 1977. 127pp. bibliography. (Oakwood library of railway history No. 43)
Ottley 12253
Geoff Woodward and Sue Woodward. The Hatfield, Luton & Dunstable Railway and onto Leighton Buzzard. Tarrant Hinton, 1977. 72pp. (Oakwood library of railway history No. 44
Ottley 11779 (compiler seems to have thought author G.S. rather than G. and S.)
Howard I. Quayle and G.T. Bradbury. The Felixstowe Railway. Tarrant Hinton, 1978. 52pp. (Oakwood library of railway history No. 45)
Ottley 11767
Stanley C. Jenkins. The Great Western & Great Central Joint Railway. Tarrant Hinton, 1978. 54pp. (Oakwood library of railway history No. 46)
Ottley 12060
Allen Charles Baker. The Cheadle Railway: a history of the Cheadle (Staffordshire) Railway, the Foxfield Colliery Railway and their adjoining industrial railways and their locomotives; maps  and drawings by T.D. Allen Civil. Tarrant Hinton, 76pp. 1979. (Oakwood library of railway history No. 47)
Ottley 12448
Wilfrid J. Wren. The Tanat Valley Railway (1968 ed. not Oakwood). Tarrant Hinton, 1979. 80pp. (Oakwood library of railway history No. 48)
Ottley 9782: cover title The Tanat Valley Light Railway: Mullarkey notes that the 1968 title was not Oakwood, but KPJ was David & Charles: Ottley 9777.
Peter Paye. The Hayling Railway with additional notes by R,C. Riley. Tarrant Hinton, 1979. 31pp. (Oakwood library of railway history No. 49)
Ottley 12257: KPJ there is also a 2013 edition
John Stewart Holden. The Manchester & Milford Railway. Tarrant Hinton, 1979. 152pp. (Oakwood library of railway history No. 50)
Catchpole, L.T. The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway. South Godstone (Surrey), Oakwood Press, 4th ed. 1949. [iv] ,35 p. + col. front. + 12 plates. 24 illus., diagr. 9 plans, map. (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 51). First published in 1936.
Review in Locomotive Mag., 1936, 42, 302.
Roger Wakely Kidner. The London, Chattham and Dover Railway. South Godstone, 1952. 42pp. (Oakwood library of railway history No.52).
Roger Wakely Kidner. The South Eastern Railway and the S.E.&C.R. South Godstone, 1953. 51pp. (Oakwood library of railway history No.53).
Robbins, M. The Isle of Wight Railways. South Godstone, 1953. [ii] ,37 p. + 16 plates. 41 illus., (incl. line drawing : s. el) 12 tables, 2 maps. Bibliog. (Oakwood library of railway history No.54).
Roger Wakely Kidner. The Cambrian Railways. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oakwood Press, 1992. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 55). 208pp.
Nine appendices: one of which documents Cambrian Coast Express; another Cambrian Railways' carriages which survived after 1925. Does not appear to cover sacking of Aston or report by Raven which led to this event. First edition reviewed Locomotive Mag., 1955, 61, 84..
Barrie, D.S.M. The Brecon & Merthyr Railway. 1957. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 57). pp. 95-150.
Bonsor, N.R.P. The Railways of the Channel Islands. v.1. The Jersey Railway (J.R. & T.) [Lingfield (Surrey)]: Oakwood Press, 1962. [vi], 87 p. + 16 plates. 37 illus., 5 tables, map. (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 58).
Bonsor, N.R.P. The railways of the Channel Islands. v.2. The Jersey Eastern Railway and German occupation lines. Lingfield (Surrey), Oakwood Press, 1965. [ii ,pp. 92-142 (i.e. continued from v.1.) + 12 plates. 30 illus. (incl. 5 thumb-nail sketches), 4 tables, 2 plans, 3 maps. (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 58A).
Highet, Campbell. The Glasgow & South Western Railway. Lingfield: 1963. 92pp. (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 59).
Stiff board covers. Reviewed Rly Wld, 1965, 26, 280.
Jones, P. The Stafford & Uttoxeter Railway. Trowbridge, 1981. 40pp.(Oakwood library of railway history, No. 61).
Cotterall, J.E. West Lancashire Railway. 1982. (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 61).
Additional notes by R.W. Rush

Tolson, J.M. The St Helens railway : its rivals and successors. 1983. 98pp. (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 64)
Reviewed Railway Wld., 1984, 44, 522
Rush, R.W. The East Lancashire Railway. Oakwood Press, 1983. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 65)
Ottley 18061
Jeoffry Spence. The Caterham Railway: the story of a feud and its aftermath. South Godstone: 1952. 84pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 66)
As Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 60 it was published in 1960, but new edition issued in 1986 with 120pp.
Edward Mervyn Patterson. Great Northern Railway of Ireland. Lingfield, 1962. 188pp.  (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 67)
See also X1 series. Ottley 1854
Martin Randall Connop Price. The Pembroke and Tenby Railway. Oxford, 1986. 112pp.  (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 68)
Ottley 17865
Eric R. Mountford. The Cardiff Railway. Oxford, 1987. 176pp.  (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 69)
Ottley 17529
Stanley C. Jenkins. The Lynn and Hunstanton Railway and the West Norfolk branch. Oxford, 1987. 140pp.(Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 70)
Ottley 17661
Colin Judge. Elan Valley Railway: the railway of the Birmingham Corporation Waterworks. Oxford, 1987. 232pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 71
Reviewed Backtrack, 2005, 19, 255
Sprenger, Harold  The Wirksworth branch. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 72)
Stanley C. Jenkins . The Wells-Next-The-Sea branch : via Wymondham and Dereham. c1988. (Oakwood library of railway history No. 73)
Stanley C. Jenkins. The Cromer branch. Oxford, 1989. 144pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 74
Potts, C.R. The Newton Abbot to Kingswear railway (1844-1948). Oxford, 1989. 218pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History, No. 75)
Charles E.J. Fryer. The Callander and Oban Railway. Oxford, 1989. 176pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History, No. 76
Ottley 17509
Donald Shaw. The Balerno Branch and the Caley in Edinburgh.  Oxford, 1989. 192pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History, No. 77
Ottley 17499
Stanley C. Jenkins. The Northampton & Banbury Junction Railway. Oxford: Oakwood Press, 1990 (Oakwood Library of Railway History, No. 78)
Kidner, R.W. The Mid-Wales Railway. Usk, 2003 (2nd ed. original 1990) (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 79)
Reviews: Railway Wld, 1991, 52, 277 and J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc., 2003, 34, 489
Stanley C. Jenkins The Alston branch. Oxford, 1991. 120pp. (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 80)
Fryer, C.E.J. The Portpatrick and Wigtownshire Railway. Oxford, 1994. 144pp. (Oakwood library of railway history, No. 81)
Ludlam, A.J. The East Lincolnshire Railway. Oxford, 1991. 160pp. (Oakwood library of Railway History, No. 82)
Boyd, James I..C. The Wrexham, Mold & Connah's Quay Railway including the Buckley Railway Oxford, 1991. 352pp. (Oakwood library of Railway History, No. 83)
Ottley 19012
Martin Randall Connop Price. The Llanelly & Mynydd Mawr Railway. Oxford [1992]. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 84)
BLPC verified
Andrew Hajducki. The North Berwick and Gullane branch lines,, (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 85)
Reviewed by Graham Dick NBRSG Journal, 2019 (138), 48 and by A.J. Mullay in Backtrack, 2020, 34, 124 who notes an error in railway "ownership" of SMT.
Stanley C. Jenkins. The Wensleydale branch: a new history. Oxford, 1993. 192pp. (Oakwood library of Railway History, No. 86)
Ottley 18754
Stanley C. Jenkins The Lynn & Dereham Railway: the Kings Lynn to Norwich line. Oxford, 1993. (Oakwood Library of Railway History, No. 87)<<
Andrew M. Hajducki. The Haddington, Macmerry and Gifford branch lines. Oakwood Press. 248 pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History, No. 90)
New edition reviewed by Bill Rear NBRSG Journal, 1994, (55), 28.
David Jackson. J.G. Robinson: a lifetime's work. Oxford, 1996. 234pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History, No. 98)
Brotchie, Alan. Wemyss Private Railway.  (Oakwood Library of Railway History, No. 100)
Marshall, Peter. The Scottish Central Railway: Perth to Stirling. 1998. (Oakwood Library of Railway History, No. 105)
Jenkins, B.L. Isle of Portland Railways. 3(?) volumes. 2000. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 106)
Boyd, James I.C. The Schull & Skibbereen Railway. 1999. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 108)
Footnote on page 167 is probably incorrect: suspect that author mis-cited Lowe's reference to North London Tramways to imply that Alford & Sutton was an urban street tramway supplied by Dick Kerr.
Ferguson, Niall. Arbroath and Forfar Railway,the Dundee Direct Line and the Kirriemuir branch. 2000. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 112)
Western, R.G. The Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway. 2001. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 113)
Hatcher, William. The South Shields, Marsden & Whitburn Colliery Railway. Usk. 2002. 128pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 120)
Chacksfield, J.E. The Coey/Cowie brothers: all railwaymen.  Usk: 2003. 176pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 124)
The Freshwater, Yarmouth & Newport Railway. R.J. Maycock and R. Silsbury. 2003. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 125)
Reviewed in Backtrack, 2003, 17, 574
Patrick O' Sullivan. The Farranfore to Valencia Harbour Railway. Volume One. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 126A)
Reviewed in Backtrack, 2003, 17, 654
Patrick O' Sullivan. The Farranfore to Valencia Harbour Railway. Volume two. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 126B)
Reviewed in Backtrack, 2003, 18, 381
M. Lawson Finch and S.R. Garrett. The East Kent Railway. Volume 1, The history of the independent railway. Usk: 2003. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 127A)
Reviewed by John Edgington in Backtrack, 2005, 19, 61
M. Lawson Finch and S.R. Garrett. The East Kent Railway. Volume 2,  Nationalisation, the route, rolling stock and operation.  Usk: 2003. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 127B)
Bob Yate. Shropshire Union Railway: Stafford to Shrewsbury including the Coalport branch (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 129)
John E. Chacksfield. Ron Jarvis: from Midland Compound to the HST. Usk: , 2004. 176pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 130)
John E. Chacksfield.. The Drummond brothers: a Scottish duo.  Usk: Oakwood, 2005. 168pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 133)
Klaus Marx. Douglas Earle Marsh: his life and times. 2005. 160pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 134)
Grafton, Peter. Sir Vincent Raven and the North Eastern Railway. 2005. 144pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 137)
Merz is misspelt as Mertz throughout.
John E. Chacksfield.. F.W. Webb: in the right place at the right time. Usk: Oakwood, 2007. 144pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 141)
Klaus Marx. Lawson Billinton: a career cut short. 2007. 192pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 142)
Jackson, B.L. Castleman's corkscrew including the railways of Bournemouth and associated lines. 2 Volumes (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 144)
Reviewed Backtrack, 2008, 22, 510
Andrew Hajducki, Michael Jodeluk and Alan Simpson. The St Andrews Railway. 2008. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 146)
Reviewed North British Railway Study Gp. J., 2010 (108), 37
Klaus Marx. Robert Billinton: an engineer under pressure. 2008. 152pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 147)
Andrew Hajducki and others. The Andstruther and St Andrews Railway. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 149)
Reviewed North British Railway Study Gp. J., 2010 (108), 37
Ernie Shepherd. The Atock/Attock family: a worldwide railway engineering dynasty. 2009. 264pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 150)
Peter Paye. The Wisbech & Upwell Tramway. 240pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 152)
McConnell, David and Rankin, Stuart. Rails to Turnberry and Heads of Ayr: the Maidens & Dunure Light Railway and the Butlin&rsquo;s branch. Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 155)
See also review and review by Glasgow & Soutjh Western Association
Andrew Hajducki, Michael Jodeluk and Alan Simpson. The Leven & East of Fife Railway. 2009. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 157)
Reviewed North British Railway Study Gp. J., 2013 (120), 3
Peter Paye. The Axminster & Lyme Regis Light Railway. Oakwood Press,  144 pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 160)
Reviewed Archive, 2015 (88) 31
Roger Jermy.  The Eyemouth Branch. Catrine:, 2018. 192pp.  (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 161)
Reviewed  in Backtrack, 2019, 33, 62.
Rowan Patel. The Lane End Plateway: an early railway in the Staffordshire Potteries. Catrine, 2019. 84pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 162)
Neil T. Sinclair, Sunderland's Railways. Catrine: 124pp (Oakwood Library of Railway History (No. 163)
Reviewed by MGF (Mike Fell) in Backtrack, 2020, 34, 190 and in J. Rly Canal Hist. Soc.,, 2020, (237), 55 by Tony Kirby
Donald Cattanach. The Leadburn, Linton and Dolphinton Railway: by train to West Linton. Oakwood Press, 232 pp. (Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 164).
Reviewed by Grahame Hood in NBRSG Journal, 2019 (138), 48

Reminiscences

Lawrence, Curly. 'LBSC' footplate reminiscences at New Cross; compiled by Klaus Marx.  1996. (RS4)
Fraser, Neil. Hillhouse immortals : the story of a London & North Western Railway engine shed and its men. 1999.
Rimmer, Alan. Testing times at Derby: a 'Privileged' view of steam. 2004. (RS14)
Anthony J. Robinson. Dad had an engine shed: some childhood railway reminiscences of a North Wales shedmaster's son.  2010. 184pp. (RS21)
This is a very moving account of a gifted engineer who was expected to work in dreadful conditions in all hours and whose mother suffered from very poor health. There are reminiscences of his father's meetings with J.M. (Max) Dunn

Series X

Edward Mervyn Patterson. Great Northern Railway of Ireland. 1962. X1
Same as Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 67
McGuigan. The Giant's Causeway Tramway. 1964. X2.
Reviewed by HS in Railway Wld, 1964, 25, 354
Barrie, D.S. The Euston & Crewe companion. 1947. X3
KPJ is certain that Mullarkey sexed this up. Reviewed in Locomotive Mag., 1948, 54, 48 who thought if an excellent guide. Available ABE Books
Howard Clayton The Duffield Bank and Eaton Railways. Lingfield. 1968. 92pp (X19)
Neither BNB nor Hampshire Public Library list whether this was a Locomotion Paper or Oakwood Library of Railway History
Robert McCullough Arnold. Steam over Belfast Lough: a look at the railways to Bangor and Larne and especially the work of the locomotives. Lingfield , 1969.(X 22)
Bowtell, Harold D. Reservoir railways of Mancester and the Peak. 1977. (X 26)
Kate Robinson and Robert Forsythe. Cumbrian railway photographer, the William Nash Collection. 2002 (X 74)
Reviewed in Backtrack, 2005, 19, 445 and by Roger Hennesssey in Backtrack, 2003, 17, 114 (KPJ: this very odd)
Tatlow, Peter. Harrow & Wealdstone: 50 years on, clearing up the aftermath. Usk, 2002. 120pp. (X 75)
Reviewed by Michael Blakemore in Backtrack, 2003, 17, 54.
B.L. Jackson Weymouth to the Channel Islands — a Great Western Railway Shipping history. (X 76)
Reviewed in Backtrack, 2003, 17, 473
Mullarkey, Terence A. The Oakwood Press: the first 80 years, 1931-2011: a collectors guide. Usk: Oakwood, 2012. 120pp. (X 100)
This is a relatively inexpensive bibliography (or is it a publisher's catalogue?) of the output from the Oakwood Press which seemed to exist in a remarkably large number of locations (even this is partly resolved). The illustrations (99% of the covers are illustrated) are terribly small and people wanting further illumination will either have to hope that someone is selling a copy on E-bay (where it is possible to enlarge the thumbnail images) or get a magnifying glass. Having gone to all that trouble to seek out the entire oeuvre it is disappointing that no attempt was made to describe what was between the covers. Furthermore, it might have been better for the publisher, which has already wandered into audio-visual to have ventured into electronic publishing. Kevin sees that he purchased this from Robert Humm on 6 July 2012 (sad to stop at Oakham Station and not be able to pop out and see.
Gould, David. Maunsell's SR steam passenger stock 1923-39. 100pp + 12pp illus.
Reviewed by MLH (Michael Harris) in Rly Wld, 1979, 40, 188.  
Sydney A. Leleux. Brotherhoods, Engineers for Power, Transport & Weapons. X102

The Midland Railway Route From Wolverhampton: The story of the line from Wolverhampton to Walsall, Sutton Park and Water Orton

Author : Bob Yate (242)

Author :

The Davington Light Railway. M. Minter Taylor. Oakwood Press, 48pp. First edition, 1968. Second revised edition, 2014. DJ *****BT 289 382

A railway so secret that it was given the wrong name in the only book devoted to its short life might seem to belong to the realms of fantasy. Yet this is exactly what happened with a 3ft 3in gauge line some five miles long, hastily built in 1916 to take workers to existing explosives factories beside the Swale at Uplees in Kent. Any mention in print of its existence was prohibited, but the 1,300 passengers who used the line daily always referred to the Davington Railway after the name of its southern terminus. Hence the publication in 1968 of The Davington Light Railway, one of the Oakwood Press series of Locomotion Papers that have never been afraid to tackle subjects of minority appeal. It was a slim volume with but a brief story to tell, as the life of the line effectively ended on Armistice Day. Yet many intriguing questions remained unanswered and down the years there have gradually been chinks in the cloak of secrecy. It must have been a difficult moment for the author when it emerged that the line was officially known as the Faversham Light Railway, taking its name from the nearby large town. The decision was made to retain the book's original title for a long overdue second edition, which in bibliographic terms is sensible. Its appearance in the run-up to the centenary of the line's conception is timely and no doubt will benefit from the phenomenal interest in almost anything associated with the First World War. Several theoretically prohibited photographs have come to light since the original publication and these now greatly add to the visual interest. Especially welcome are details of the 1983 discovery in Brazil of two of the line's three Manning Ward le 0-6-0STs and their subsequent restoration. The illustrations are well reproduced. This is a highly recommended book for devotees of the obscure.

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