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These bound runs cannot be ordered on-line, as their size means that special arrangements will need to be made for delivery.
To order any of these runs please get in touch with us by phone or e-mail. We are happy to reserve any run for a week or so while payment and delivery are arranged.
We can arrange delivery to nearly anywhere in the world, and of course the purchaser may collect in person.
Payment can be made by any of the usual methods, including as a Special Order through this web site.

Buses Illustrated [later 'Buses'] 1967-1971 Ref: Run 129  

A good long run of this highly regarded monthly magazine from volume 17 to volume 51 inclusive, bound as 33 books. Format varies from medium octavo for the early volumes to large quarto for the later volumes, the latter running to about 700 pages per year. Current and historical articles, countless photo illustrations, colour in later years, extensive notes and news, letter, bus preservation. Uniformly bound in dark green cloth with title on spine. Clean and complete throughout.

Price: 495.00

Der Eisenbahner 1956-1969 Ref: Run 109  

German language monthly technical publication describing matters of current interest - probably issued to DB technical staff. Bound in 14 annual volumes (1956 is June-December only). A4 format, up to 500 pages per volume, with illustrations and diagrams. Boards with cloth backstrip, 'dymo' style titling on spine. From the library of the late Eberhard Schweitzer.

Price: 150.00

The Great Eastern Railway Magazine 1911-1926. Ref: Run 213  

New in the market
Volumes 1-16 complete. Quarto, about 400 pages per volume in the early years, though a bit thinner after about 1917. Contains articles of interest to railway collectors (including many by Cecil J Allen, at that time a GE employee), photos, staff news, etc. Mixed art paper and ordinary paper copies. Bound in standard dark blue binding, some fading of the boards. Internally clean and complete. The GER Magazine continued into the early years of the LNER without much in the way of change. From 1927 it was absorbed by the new "LNER Magazine.

Price: 395.00

Locomotives Illustrated 1974-2008 Ref: Run 148  

A complete run from the first issue to the last (#170), bound in 17 volumes. Originally published quarterly, then bi-monthly, latterly reverting to quarterly. A4 format with slight increase in page size from #80. Page count between 40 and 48 pages per copy. Contents are mainly photographic, mainly b/w from archive images, some colour in most issues. Originally published by Ian Allan, then Rail Archive Stephenson under license. Brian Stephenson has been the editor since the early days. Each issue has an introductory article by well-known locomotive men including Derek Cross, Peter Rowledge and Bill Aves. Most include number and statistical lists at the back. Bound in red cloth by D J Bookbinders with gilt titles on the spines and the original colour covers within. We have added a printed title page contents list at the front of each volume.
Locomotives Illustrated is the most sought-after of all the modern railway periodicals. This is a rare opportunity to obtain a complete set in spanking condition.

Price: 930.00

Locomotives Illustrated 1974-2008 Ref: Run 168  

A complete run from the first issue to the last (#170), bound in 28 manageable volumes. Originally published quarterly, then bi-monthly, latterly reverting to quarterly. A4 format with slight increase in page size from #80. Page count between 40 and 48 pages per copy. Contents are mainly photographic, mainly b/w from archive images, some colour in most issues. Originally published by Ian Allan, then Rail Archive Stephenson under license. Brian Stephenson has been the editor since the early days. Each issue has an introductory article by well-known locomotive men including Derek Cross, Peter Rowledge and Bill Aves. Most include number and statistical lists at the back. Bound in red cloth by Chew Valley Bookbinders with silver titles on the spines and the original colour covers within. Locomotives Illustrated is the most sought-after of all the modern railway periodicals. Ron White collection.

Price: 910.00

London & North Eastern Railway Magazine 1927-1947 with British Railways Eastern Region Magazine 1948-1949. Ref: Run 212  

A complete run of LNER Magazine together with the first two years of its BR equivalent. Medium format, 570 to 750 pages a year before 1939, thinner during the war years. Includes articles on new company developments, locomotives, locations, staff news, promotions, etc. All well illustrated. Most bound in the official dark blue cloth, last few in medium green with company armorial device on the spines. First two volumes slightly damp stained on exterior, not affecting the contents in any way. Volume numbering continues from the preceding Great Eastern and North Eastern Railway company magazines.

Price: 550.00

London & North Eastern Railway Magazine 1927-1947 Ref: Run 225  

New in the market
A complete run of this informative staff magazine bound in 21 annual volumes. Medium quarto format, up to 700 pages per volume up to 1939, rather less for the war years. All well illustrated. A fair part of the writing is of direct railway interest; there are also the usual staff alterations and sections of general interest. The binding is the official green cloth with the LNER armorial device on the spines. All in very good, clean condition. The set is accompanied by Volume 1 of the BR (Eastern Region) Magazine in matching style and binding. The LNER Magazine was a direct descendant of the Great Eastern and North Eastern Magazines, both of which had reached volume 16 by 1926. The original numbering sequence was continued and thus this set comprises volumes 17 to 37.

Price: 550.00

Model Engineer & Amateur Electrician 1898-1905 Ref: Run 178  

Volumes 1-12, reprinted 1978 Argus Press. Quarto format, page count varies from 256 pages in the first volume to over 600 pages in the 12th. Contains practical articles, photos, technical drawings and diagrams, equipment reviews, your problems solved, etc. Uniformly bound in buff cloth, very good condition.
Price REDUCED TO £95 (was £150)

Price: 95.00

Model Engineer & Amateur Electrician 1907-1914 Ref: Run 179  

Volumes 16-30, all original publisher's issues. Six-monthly volumes published by Percival Marshall. Uniform quarto format, 600+ pages per volume. Contains practical articles, photos, technical drawings and diagrams, equipment reviews, your problems solved, etc. Most are in the publisher's grey cloth, three in the alternative publisher's blue binding. A very good run of early volumes from the library of Dr Raymond Smith.
Price REDUCED TO £160 (was £250)

Price: 160.00

Modern Railways 1962-1964 Ref: Run 215  

New in the market
Volumes 29 to 56 inclusive, a total of 28 books. Approximately A4 format (later volumes slightly larger). Page count varies from 500 pages in the early volumes up to 950 pages more recently. Includes articles on current railway practice and operation, engineering, rolling stock and performance, and the wider spectrum of policy, politics, fares and closures. All the best writers including the evergreen Alan Williams (first appearance January 1976) and Roger Ford. All well illustrated, the 1970s in mono, later volumes with some colour. Bound one year to a volume, green cloth, titles on spines. Covers bound in and indexes at the back. An exceptionally good set,

Price: 120.00

Modern Railways 1972-1999 Ref: Run 216  

New in the market
Volumes 29 to 56 inclusive, a total of 28 books. Approximately A4 format (later volumes slightly larger). Page count varies from 500 pages in the early volumes up to 950 pages more recently. Includes articles on current railway practice and operation, engineering, rolling stock and performance, and the wider spectrum of policy, politics, fares and closures. All the best writers including the evergreen Alan Williams (first appearance January 1976) and Roger Ford. All well illustrated, the 1970s in mono, later volumes with some colour. Bound one year to a volume, green cloth, titles on spines. Covers bound in and indexes at the back. An exceptionally good set,

Price: 560.00

The Railroad Magazine [Previously Railroadman's Magazine and Railway Stories, Latterly Railfan & Railroad] 1906-1997 Ref: Run 220  

A rare and complete bound run from the first issue of 1906 up to recent times. The magazine has a complicated history and can be summarised as follows.

The first series of Railroadman's Magazine ran monthly from October 1906 to December 1918 (Volumes 1-39), at which point it was merged with another publication called The Golden Argosy thus losing its separate identity. Railroadman's Magazine reappeared in December 1929 with numbering recommencing at Volume 1 and it ran under this title to November 1931 (Volume 6). With the first issue of volume 7 the title was changed to Railroad Stories. There was a further change to Railroad Magazine in December 1937, continuing thus until 1979 (Volume 105). Meanwhile in 1974 Harold Carstens had started the occasional publication Railfan, completing two volumes up to April 1979. In May 1979 the two magazines were merged under the title Railfan & Railroad. It continues under this title to the end of the set offered here.

In total there are 159 volumes, including the two related volumes of Railfan. The spines a numbered with both the individual volume numbers and a single sequence number. Some of the early volumes are bound in the original publisher's dark red cloth, but most of this set was assembled by a British collector from loose copies and bound uniformly in red cloth quite recently. All the contents are in very good condition and nearly all the dramatic colour covers have been retained. During the classic period there are about 750-950 pages per volume. The later volumes are thinner, though with a larger page size.

Railroadman's Magazine (and its successors) is a classic American pulp magazine, containing a mix of short stories, serials and factual articles. It was aimed at working railroadmen and others with an interest in the human side of life. No politics, no management-speak, no economics, just a darn good read for off duty moments. In later years, as times became more sophisticated it gradually turned itself into a railfans' monthly. Odd copies are sometimes found here but we believe no other bound run of such completeness exists in the United Kingdom.

Price: 2,800.00

Railway & Travel Monthly 1910-1922 Ref: Run 116  

A fine and rare complete 25-volume run of Railway & Travel Monthly uniformly bound in the publisher's dark blue cloth. Half-yearly volumes (eight months in Volume 1) from May 1910 to December 1922. Large octavo format with colour and monochrome plates, lavish text illustrations. On average there are about 500 pages per volume. Subject matter is about 75% railways, the rest being shipping with occasional articles on motoring and early aviation. Plus notes and news, letters, questions and answers. Index/title page at the front of each volume.
Railway & Travel Monthly was set up as a rival to the established Railway Magazine with a slightly different slant. It was more lavishly produced with colour in the text as well as the usual frontispiece plates. The First World War caused a reduction in colour and paper quality but there was still plenty of interest to be found. After the war RTM lost out in the battle for circulation and the shareholding was bought by the owners of the Railway Magazine. RTM and RM were merged from January 1923 under the Railway Magazine banner. Complete sets of Railway & Travel monthly are very difficult to obtain these days and this is the first good set we have been able to offer for several years.

Price: 2,200.00

Railway World 1939-2002 Ref: Run 209a  

A complete 63-volume set of Railway World and its predecessor "Railways." Format is medium quarto (approx 9" x7") up to volume 42 and A4 thereafter. Page count about 300 pages in the early volumes up to 960 pages latterly. Good, mainly historical, articles and plenty of illustrations, some colour in the middle and later years. Mixed bindings for the first 20 years (some as doubles), the rest bound in uniform tan cloth by Chew Valley Book Binders. From the library of Ron White ("Mr Colour-Rail"). A rare opportunity to acquire a complete set.

Price: 995.00

Railway World 1961-1979 Ref: Run 231  

New in the market.
A good little mid-period run of volumes 22-40 bound in the publisher's tan cloth. Medium quarto format, between 450 and 650 pages per volume of quality articles and photographs. Very good condition.
REDUCED was £275, now £195.

Price: 195.00

Railway World 1965-1991. Ref: Run 209b  

Volumes 26-52 inclusive, 27 volumes in all. Format medium quarto, about 550 to 700 pages per volume. Interesting articles on railway history, well illustrated in monochrome, some colour. Uniformly bound by Chew Valley Book Binders in tan cloth. A neat looking run, fine condition.

Price: 350.00

Trains Illustrated/Modern Railways 1946-1964 Ref: Run 166  

An exceptionally fine and complete run of Trains Illustrated 1946-1961 together with the first six half-year volumes of Modern Railways 1962-1964 in the TI format. Crown octavo, medium octavo and large octavo. Volumes 1-20 bound as 19 books. Numbered issues dated irregularly up to November 1949, published monthly from February 1950 Page count varies from 430 pages in 1951 to over 750 pages by 1964. Packed with historical and contemporary articles, plentiful high quality photographs from the best practitioners of the art, diagrams, maps and occasional colour plates. Formed from the superior art paper copies, together with all indexes once these began to be issued in the early 1950s. This is a single-owner set that looks as if it was bound all at the same time by Ian Allan's nominated binders, medium blue cloth with silver titles One of the most attractive sets we have seen.

Price: 750.00

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