Then and Now on the Great North : Volume 2, Main Line, Coast Section and Buses, by Graham Maxtone and Mike Cooper, 2020, 160pp, B5, softback, 211 colour and 135 black/white illustrations.Second in our two-part series, covering Main and Coast Lines, plus buses and Inverurie Loco Works (ref. 4119)The Earl of Aberdeen’s Railway, by David Fasken, 2018, 56pp, B5 softback.Methlick was a village missed by the railways. The story of attempts to build a railway there is complemented by a description of transport which served the area.(ref. 4118)Then and Now on the Great North : Volume 1, Deeside, Buchan, Speyside and the shorter branch lines,by Graham Maxtone and Mike Cooper, 2018, 160pp, B5, softback.Photographic coverage of the Deeside, Speyside, Buchan and shorter branch lines, matching present day views with those of when the railways were operating. Great care has been taken to match each pair of views, which cover nearly every station on these lines (ref. 4117)Road Services, Railway Buses in North East Scotland, 1854 to 1930, by Mike Mitchell., 2016, 128 pp, A4 hardback, fully illustrated in colour.GNSR was the third-ever railway company to operate motor buses . This book lists all the services and the buses and lorries used. To set the scene, earlier services which connected with the trains are described. The story concludes with the sale of the bus services in 1930 (ref. 4116)Walking the Line: A Curious Walker’s Guide to the Formartine and Buchan Way, by Janet McLeman, 2016, 112 pages, B5 softback, fully illustrated in colour.There is much to see along the footpath formed from the former railway line to Peterhead and Fraserburgh, including prehistoric monuments, medieval castles, scenes of religious conflicts and an abundance of wildlife (ref. 4115)Rails to Banff, Macduff and Oldmeldrum, by Duncan McLeish, 2014, 80pp, 74 photos, 31 illust., B5.Detailed history of these three branches, all constructed in the early days of the GNSR (ref. 4114)Great North Memories : The British Railways Era, by Graham Maxtone & Keith Fenwick. 96pp, B5.This album of photographs, many in colour, covers the postwar years up to 1970, illustrating each of the lines in turn. Informative captions describe what has disappeared as the railway declined (ref. 4112)Railways of Keith and Dufftown, by Keith Fenwick, 2013. 64pp, B5, fully illustrated.Expanded version of Railways of Keith, which includes full details of the line to Dufftown. A history and description of the line, produced in the same style as The Speyside Line (ref. 4104)Signalling Diagrams Plans prepared by Robert Dey & Graham Maxtone from original information.Total of 131 drawings, covering 110 locations. Supplied as pdf files on CD (ref. 4113) Please provide your email address to receive updatesThe Speyside Line, A History and Guide, by Dick Jackson & Keith Fenwick. 2012, 80 pp, B5 softback. Fully illustrated.Completely revised and expanded version of the book first published in 1995. As well as covering the history of this outpost of the GNSR, later famous for the whisky traffic, provides a comprehensive guide to the line describing what can be seen today, in relation to the line indays gone by (ref. 4111)Carriages of the Great North of Scotland Railway, by Keith Fenwick, 2009, 148 pp, A4 hardback, numerous illustrations and drawings.Detailed history of all GNSR carriages, including those from constituent companies (ref. 4108) Purchasers receive a free copy of the Carriage CompendiumCarriage Compendium, 2010, 40pp, A4.Details of individual GNSR vehicles which could not be included in Carriages of the GNSR, plus full details of all vehicles in L&NER days up to 1943. (Replaces the Abstracts covering carriages).Great North of Scotland Railway Locomotives, by Hugh Gordon, 2008, 96pp, A4, Hardback.This definitive history of GNSR locomotives, describes,class by class, in detail, all the locomotives built by the company and its constituents. It also examines locomotives proposed, but not built. Hugh has drawn on his knowledge of locomotive design, first learnt as an L&NER premium apprentice under Sir Nigel Gresley, to discuss the characteristics of each class. Full dimensions, plus building and withdrawal dates are provided. Illustrated with over 80 well-chosen photographs, plus numerous drawings (ref. 4106)Great North of Scotland Railway War Memorial, by John Ross, 2009, 30pp, A4 softback, b/w only.Gives the background to the Great War and the development of the War in relation to the part played by North East regiments. Lists known details of all the names recorded on the memorial (ref. 4109)Directors, Dilemmas and Debt:The Great North of Scotland and Highland Railways in the mid-nineteenth century, by Peter Fletcher, GNSRA and HRS, ISBN 978 090234323 8, 2010, 128pp, A4 softback.The financial problems of the GNSR and Highland Railways in the period to 1875 analysed in detail (ref. 4110)Royal Deeside’s Railway – Aberdeen to Ballater, by Dick Jackson, 1999, 72pp, A5 softback.The full history. An attractive book with many illustrations, some in colour, and ordnance survey maps of selected stations. (ref. 4004)Rails to Alford, by Dick Jackson, 2012, 60pp, A5 softback. This history of the railway from Kintore to Alford is fully illustrated, including the extensive use of colour. Timetables, maps and traffic statistics are also featured (ref. 4101)Towiemore, by Ron Smith, 2009, 44 pp, A5. The story of the station, the quarry and the limekilns. (ref. 4107)1911 replica Working Time Tables, 44pp, b/w, covering the whole of GNSR (not shown)
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