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Here you will find the latest books released by Black Dwarf/Lightmoor Press. Those published in the last six months or so may be found on previous pages, or you can use the search button. Earlier titles can be found as available by downloading the catalogue at www.geoffgamblebooks.co.uk

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Stations & Structures of the Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway by Nigel J L Digby and published by Black Dwarf Lightmoor in the Spring of 2014.

Nigel J L Digby presents the first of two volumes detailing the architecture of the Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway including stations, railway cottages, gatehouses, goods sheds and locomotive sheds. Drawings and photographs of many structures feature prominently.

The in-depth study includes copious black and white plates, plans, maps and diagrams.

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The History of Thomas Green & Son Ltd by John Pease and published by Black Dwarf Lightmoor in the Spring of 2014.

John Pease presents a comprehensive history of Thomas Green and Son Ltd who were based in Leeds and in London. They produced a prolific range of products but were best known for their production of road rollers, lawnmowers, tram engines and tank locomotives. Supported by black and white photographs and diagrams.

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Red Panniers - Last Steam on the Underground by John Scott Morgan and Kirk Martin and published by Black Dwarf Lightmoor in 2008.

John Scott Morgan and Kirk Martin presents a study of the fleet of ex Great Western pannier tanks which ended their lives on the London Underground and outlived main line steam in Britain by some four years.

The book details their histories and the work found for them.  Supported by mainly colour photographs, maps and plans.

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A History of the Port Talbot Railway & Docks Company and the South Wales Mineral Railway Company Vol 2 1894 - 1971 by Robin G Simmonds and published by Black Dwarf Lightmoor in the Autumn of 2013.

Robin G Simmonds presents the second of two volumes detailing the origins and history of two neighbouring railways in South Wales.

The in-depth study includes copious black and white plates, plans, maps and diagrams.

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British Railways - The First 25 Years Volume 2 The West Midlands by J Allan and A Murray and published by Black Dwarf Lightmoor in the Winter of 2013.

In the first volume of a new series which will eventually cover the whole country, J Allan and A Murray present a selection of previously unpublished black and white photographs taken in the first 25 years of British Railways in the West Midlands.

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Private Owner Wagons - A Twelfth Collection by Keith Turton and published by Lightmoor Press in the Autumn of 2013.

This is the twelfth volume from Author Keith Turton and published by Black Dwarf Lightmoor.

Like its predecessors, it seeks to highlight a selection of private owner wagons not covered in previous editions and each edition seems to generate more interest, and more unseen material. It also includes addendums to the previous additions in the light of new information.

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Robinson's Locomotive Liveries on the Great Central Railway by John Quick and published by Black Dwarf Lightmoor in the Autumn of 2013.

John Quick describes in detail the full range of liveries that were applied by the Great Central to the twenty-eight classes of passenger, freight, and mixed traffic locomotives as well as railcars designed by Robinson for the railway.

Supported by black and white photographs and colour sample panels.

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British Railway History in Colour Volume 1 West Gloucester & Wye Valley Lines by Neil Parkhouse and published by Black Dwarf Lightmoor in the Autumn of 2013.

Neil Parkhouse presents the first of a new series of books showing the British Railways era in colour. Lines covered include Gloucester Central, the Llanthony Docks Branch, Ledbury, the Hereford, Ross and Gloucester Line, Ross to Monmouth, Monmouth to Chepstow and Pontypool Road, and Chepstow to Gloucester.  The period covered is from the early 1960s to the early 1970s.

Again, in my view a bargain for a chunky heavy book of some 280 pages.

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The Longmoor Military Railway - A New History Volume Two: World war Two and the Cold War Era by Colonel David Ronald & Mike Christensen OBE and published by Black Dwarf Lightmoor in the Autumn of 2013.

Colonel David Ronald & Mike Christensen present the second of three volumes detailing the history of the Longmoor Military Railway.

The in-depth study includes copious black and white plates, plans, maps and diagrams.

In my view a bargain for a chunky heavy book of some 250 pages.

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Caledonian Railway Wagons and Non-Passenger Coaching Stock by Mike Williams and published by Lightmoor Press in conjunction with the Caledonian Railway Association in the Spring of 2013.

Mike Williams presents a comprehensive study of Caledonian Railway Wagons and Non-Passenger Coaching Stock supported by photographs, plans, and diagrams

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The Scottish Shale Oil Industry & Mineral Railway Lines by Harry Knox and published by Lightmoor Press in the Winter of 2012/3.

Harry Knox tells the fascinating story of the Scottish Shale Oil Industry, its nature and development from 1851 and how the railway industry served it until decline in the early 1960s.

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British Railways - The First 25 Years Volume 1 The East Midlands by J Allan and A Murray and published by Black Dwarf Lightmoor in the Winter of 2012.

In the first volume of a new series which will eventually cover the whole country, J Allan and A Murray present a selection of previously unpublished black and white photographs taken in the first 25 years of British Railways in the East Midlands.

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The Anderton Boat Lift by David Carden and published by Black Dwarf Lightmoor in the Autumn of 2012.

David Carden presents an in-depth study of the Anderton Boat Lift which links the Trent & Mersey Canal with the Weaver Navigation and was one of the great engineering feats of the Victorian age.

Supported by copious black and white plates, plans, maps and diagrams.

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The Foxton Inclined Plane - A History of the "Thomas" Canal Barge Lift by David Carden and published by Black Dwarf Lightmoor in the Autumn of 2012.

David Carden presents an in-depth study of the Foxton Inclined Plane which was one of the last great engineering feats of the Victorian age but destined to last only 28 years.

Supported by copious black and white plates, plans, maps and diagrams.

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A History of the Port Talbot Railway & Docks Company and the South Wales Mineral Railway Company Vol 1 1853 - 1907 by Robin G Simmonds and published by Black Dwarf Lightmoor in the Autumn of 2012.

Robin G Simmonds presents the first of two volumes detailing the origins and history of two neighbouring railways in South Wales.

The in-depth study includes copious black and white plates, plans, maps and diagrams.

In my view a bargain for a chunky heavy book of over 250 pages.

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The Longmoor Military Railway - A New History Volume One: 1903 - 1939 by Colonel David Ronald & Mike Christensen OBE and published by Black Dwarf Lightmoor in the Autumn of 2012.

Colonel David Ronald & Mike Christensen present the first of two volumes detailing the origins and history of the Longmoor Military Railway.

The in-depth study includes copious black and white plates, plans, maps and diagrams and includes the link with the SR at Bordon.

In my view a bargain for a chunky heavy book of over 300 pages.

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Private Owner Wagons - An Eleventh Collection by Keith Turton and published by Lightmoor Press in the summer of 2012.

This is the eleventh volume from Author Keith Turton and published by Black Dwarf Lightmoor.

Like its predecessors, it seeks to highlight a selection of private owner wagons not covered in previous editions and each edition seems to generate more interest, and more unseen material. It also includes addendums to the previous additions in the light of new information.

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Peerless Powell Duffryn of the South Wales Coalfield by Leslie M Shore and published by Black Dwarf Lightmoor in Summer 2012.

Leslie M Shore tells the story of the Powell Duffryn company from its origins in 1864 through to the nationalisation of the coal industry.

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The Crystal Palace High Level Railway by John Gale and published by Black Dwarf Lightmoor in the autumn of 2011.

John Gale tells the story in words and pictures of the former London Chatham and Dover's branch line from Nunhead Junction to Crystal Palace High Level which closed in 1954 being one of the very few electrified suburban lines in London to close.

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Haymarket Motive Power Depot, Edinburgh - A History of the Depot, its Work, and Locomotives 1842 - 2010 by Harry Knox and published by Lightmoor Press in the autumn of 2011.

Harry Knox relates the full history of the engine shed at Haymarket, Edinburgh which was built in 1842 for the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway. Now the principal DMU depot for Scotrail, the book gives comprehensive plans, diagrams and photographs of the depot through the years and the motive power based there.

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Western Region Steam 1950 - 1965 by Mike Arlett and David Lockett and published by Lightmoor Press in the autumn of 2011.

Mike Arlett and David Lockett present a further collection of good quality black and white plates from the Norman Lockett collection, this time covering BR Western Region steam from 1950 to 1965.

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The Caledonian Railway "Jumbos" - The 18in x 26in 0-6-0s by H J C Cornwell and published by Lightmoor Press in conjunction with the Caledonian Railway Association in the autumn of 2011.

H J C Cornwell presents a comprehensive study of The Caledonian Railway "Jumbos" which were a class of 0-6-0 goods engines and formed the largest class of locomotives in Scotland. They were built between 1883 and 1897 and when fitted with air braked were also employed on passenger trains.

Supported by photographs, plans, and diagrams

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The London, Brighton & South Coast Railway - The Bennett Collection by Klaus Marx and published by Lightmoor Press in the autumn of 2011.

Klaus Marx presents a collection of good quality black and white plates from the photographic archives of Henry and Walter Bennett who lived in Hove and photographed the various goings on on the LBSCR between the late 1890s and 1910.

Supported by photographs, plans, maps and diagrams

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Monorails of the 19th Century by Adrian S Garner and published by Lightmoor Press in the autumn of 2011.

Adrian S Garner presents a comprehensive study of 19th Century Monorails from their inception in the 1820s through to the construction of the highly successful Wuppertal Schwebebahn built at the end of the century.

Supported by photographs, plans, maps and diagrams

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Private Owner Wagons - A Tenth Collection by Keith Turton and published by Lightmoor Press in the autumn of 2011.

This is the tenth volume from Author Keith Turton and published by Black Dwarf Lightmoor.

Like its predecessors, it seeks to highlight a selection of private owner wagons not covered in previous editions and each edition seems to generate more interest, and more unseen material. It also includes addendums to the previous additions in the light of new information.

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The Brendon Hills Iron Mines  & West Somerset Mineral Railway by Black Dwarf Lightmoor in Summer 2011.

This is a detailed study of the iron mines of the Brendon Hills in Somerset and of the West Somerset Mineral Railway which was a standard gauge incline more than a kilometre in length.

Supported by photographs, maps, plans and other ephemera.

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The Minehead Branch by Ian Coleby reprinted and with limited revisions and published by Black Dwarf Lightmoor in Summer 2011.

This is a much requested reprint of Ian Coleby's in-depth study of the Minehead branch which contains detailed plans, maps and photographs.

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Shropshire & Montgomery Light Railway under Military Control 1940 - 1960 by Mike Christensen OBE and published by Lightmoor Press in spring 2011.

Mike Christensen OBE tells the history of the eighteen mile long Potteries Shrewsbury & North Wales Railway (or better known as the Shropshire and Montgomery Light Railway) when it was under military control between 1940 and 1960 in words,  pictures, drawings and plans.

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The Cathcart Circle by Jack Kernahan and published by Lightmoor Press in 2010.

Jack Kernahan provides a history of the eight mile long Cathcart Circle from the first plans and opening in 1886 until the present day, including motive power and rolling stock, electrification, track layout and signalling, and the role of the line in popular folklore.
The text has been thoroughly updated for this second edition, with additional appendices, photographs and plans.

Published in conjunction with the Caledonian Railway Association

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Basil Jeuda presents the first of three Volumes looking at the fate of the North Staffordshire Railway after it was taken over by the LMS in 1923.

Published by Lightmoor Press, the book features the historical background, the main line North and South of Stoke, the Canal System and Hotels and the Market Drayton Line and uses over 400 photographs plus maps and other ephemera.

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Nigel Nicholson, Trefor Jones and Mike Morton Lloyd of the Welsh Railways Research Circle present the first of a series of drawings from pre-grouping railway companies in Wales covering the Rhymney Railway.  Locomotives, carriages and wagons are covered with supporting number ranges, plans and photographs.

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Mike Arlett and David Lockett present a further collection of good quality black and white photographs from the Norman Lockett Archive.

The book is divided into various locations and eras around the former GWR area.

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T B Maund presents an in-depth study into the history of the Railways of the Wirral peninsula between the Mersey and Dee estuaries.

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Keith Turton in his eighth edition of the series of books on Private Owner Wagons published by Lightmoor Press takes a look at wagons used in the coal trade and associated industries plus the products of the Midland Waggon Company of Birmingham.

An interesting study of the wagons employed is supported by a description and history of the owning company and relevant black & white plates.

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Richard Harman presents a well researched and good value book on the "Strawberry Line"  which is the local term used for the East Somerset and Cheddar Valley railways ran from Yatton to Witham via Wells.

The book is packed full of interesting facts, photographs and plans.

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Well known author Bob Essery presents a profusely illustrated history of the Midland and Great Northern Railway and particularly its motive power.

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This book from the collection of David Lockett seeks to give an illustrated history of the Somerset and Dorset Railway.

Well known author Mike Arlett uses the quality photographs tell the history and life on the line over the 30 or so years in question.

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This is the seventh volume from Author Keith Turton and published by Black Dwarf Lightmoor.

Like its six predecessors, it seeks to highlight a selection of private owner wagons not covered in previous editions and each edition seems to generate more interest, and more unseen material.

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Private Owner Wagons - A Ninth Collection from Lightmoor Press

This is the ninth volume from Author Keith Turton and published by Black Dwarf Lightmoor.

Like its predecessors, it seeks to highlight a selection of private owner wagons not covered in previous editions and each edition seems to generate more interest, and more unseen material. It also includes addendums to the previous additions in the light of new information.

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This is the sixth volume of Keith Turton's study of Private Owner wagons from Lightmoor Press.

Again it covers PO wagons from all over the country including follow up articles from the fifth edition and matters arising from earlier editions.

See the Geoff Gamble Books website for earlier editions.

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A new book on Caledonian Railway Liveries from Jin MacIntosh and published by Lightmoor Press.

The culmination of many years of careful research, it examines all aspects of colours, pigments, crests ,scrolls, and lining used on CR locomotives, carriages and wagons from 1845 to 1923.

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