A few useful books.

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  1. Keith M

    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    Whilst on holiday and visiting various 'Heritage Railways', since many have secondhand books on sale they're often worth a look, and my recent trip has proved fruitful, four "Southern" books full of photo's, very useful for detailing etc, the four cost a total of well under a 'tenner'.......Result!

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    Keith.
     
  2. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Bargain :thumbs:
     
  3. Gary

    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    Nice selection Keith and a good reference.

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    I did a similar thing whilst on holiday last week. I picked up a nice set of books at York Railway Museum for £3 each. I thought that was a bargain, until I went to a running day at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway based at Ludborough, between Louth and Cleethorpes. Half the shop was given over to the sale of second hand books, for a mere £1 each! All in all, well worth a visit.
     
  5. Keith M

    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    That's a railway I didn't know about Clive, thanks for the tipoff!
    Keith.
     
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    clive_t Full Member

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    It's a great line, but suffers somewhat from being a bit 'out of the way'. They have no shortage of ambition, though, and are looking to reinstate the line all the way to the outskirts of Louth. They own all the track bed, it just needs a ton of money to get the track back down... Oh, and the odd £250k for a level crossing they'll need for each classified road that they have to cross. Ironically, the track at each crossing is still there, under the tarmac!

    I really hope they do it.

    Edited to add: they have running days every Sunday and Wednesday during August, but obviously check their website for details.
     
  7. Echidna

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    Hello All,

    be aware that some of OS Nock's assertions are actually wrong, the RCTS books, and JH Russell's A Pictorial Record of Southern Locomotives ( OPC ) are more reliable sources,

    Regards, Echidna
     

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