NZRail

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Title

Sub-title

Author

Publisher

Published

Pages

Size

Condition

Price

Comment

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163 Class "F" Locomotive

 

Alexander, RB & ER (comp)

Steam Heritage

1989

16

8vo

P-B VG

12

With drawings and illustrations, a short history of this locomotive type in New Zealand

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15.000000

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The Tank Engines

 

Anon

The Lodestar Press

1970

31p (1p)

Oblong 8vo

P-B Owner's small stamp TP Near Fine

15

An album of early New Zealand tank engines, including As and Wabs

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24.000000

Farewell to the Fairlie-Flyer January 1884-March 1968

 

Anon

Pleasant Point Railway and Historical Society

1968

10 leaves

8vo

P-B VG

15

With illustrations, a collection of pieces dealing with this Branch line in Canterbury

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24.000000

Return to Ferrymead

 

Anon

NZRLS

1966

24

8vo

P-B VG

18

The significance of Ferrymead in NZ rail history, and the plans to develop the Ferrymead Rail Museum; heavily illustrated

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25.000000

The Opua-Kawakawa Railway

 

Banfield, Gordon H

Author Pub

1986

16 leaves

8vo

P-B Near Fine

20

With map and illustrations, an historical and tourist study of this Far North railway

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28.000000

Private Railways in Hawke's Bay

 

Bellamy, AC

NZRLS

1984 Revised, enlarged edition

24

8vo

P-B VG - Near Fine

20

Heavily-illustrated, the revised edition of this booklet, including details of horse-drawn tramways in the bush

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Twilight of Trams

 

Bellamy, Alan ; Stott, Bob

Southern Press

1974

30p

Oblong 8vo

P-B Fine

15

Heavily illustrated, a glimpse of NZ electric trams as they were going out of fashion in a rapidly modernising NZ

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The Steam Locomotives of New Zealand the formative years 1872-1908

 

Bullock, Ian

The Lodestar Press

1977

48

Oblong 8vo

P-B Owner's small stamp TP Near Fine

15

With descriptive text, an illustrated study of the first steam locomotives in New Zealand

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Such Sweet Thunder

 

Bullock, KI ; Lowe, D

Lodestar Press

1985

48

Oblong 8vo

P-B Near Fine

15

Published to celebrate the relaunching of KA945 and JA 1250 on the Main Trunk Line, in B-W and colour

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Rimutaka Railway

 

Cameron, Norman

NZRLS

2006 Revised edition (1992)

102

Oblong 8vo

P-B Near Fine

35

With illustrations, plans and section diagrams, the updated edition of this excellent study of the Incline, the Fell locos that drove it, the people and events that were its history

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Trains on the Trunk

 

Carter, Graeme (comp)

NZRLS

2010

100

Oblong 8vo

P-B Owner's small stamp TP Near Fine

30

With many remarkable illustrations, a hundred year 'history' of the Main Trunk between Auckland and Wellington

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Uncommon Carrier

 

Cassells, Ken R

NZRLS

1994

(frontis) 208p

4to

D-J  Paper over boards  Near Fine

40

With maps and illustrations, the history of the Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company 1882-1908, a nice copy

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16.000000

32.000000

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36.000000

On the Trans-Alpine Trail

 

Churchman, Geoffrey

Tranzpress NZ

2011 8th edition

64

8vo

P-B Near Fine

15

With map and illustrations, a travel guide to the Great Alpine Highway and the Midland Railway across the South Island

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29.000000

New Zealand Railway Memories  compiled from the JD Mahoney Collection

 

Churchman, Geoffrey (comp)

IPL Books

1999

119p (2p)

4to

Laminated boards  Fine

45

Over 200 photographs from the JP Mahoney collection recall the 1870s to the 1960s in New Zealand railway history, a nice collection, scarce

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Wellington Transport Memories

 

Churchman, Geoffrey B

Transpress NZ

2009

64

4to

P-B Owner's small stamp Introduction page Near Fine

25

With illustrations, an historic journey around the Wellington region by tram, train, bus car, ship, and even aircraft

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The Midland Line  New Zealand's Trans-Alpine Railway

 

Churchman, Geoffrey B

Industrial Publishing

1990 3rd edition  (1988)

40p (72p)

4to

P-B VG - Near Fine

30

With maps and illustrations, an historic description of this NZ railway, and a photographic portrait

5.500000

15.000000

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33.000000

36.000000

A New Zealand Railway Album II  Images of Yesteryear

 

Churchman, Geoffrey B (comp)

IPL books

1990

23 leaves

Oblong 8vo

P-B Near Fine

15

An album of New Zealand locomotives from what they looked like in the past, to what they look like in 1990

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The Railways of New Zealand

A journey through history

Churchman, Geoffrey B ; Hurst, Tony

Collins

1990

218p (3p) (2p maps) (2p)

4to

D-J (rubbing base, in archival wrapper)  Paper over boards,rubbing base VG

25

With maps and illustrations, a detailed historical study of New Zealand railway and the regional networks

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46.000000

51.000000

55.000000

The Railways of New Zealand

A journey through history

Churchman, Geoffrey B ; Hurst, Tony

HarperCollins

1991 Reprint edition (1990)

218p (3p) (2p maps)

4to

Soft card covers Fading front, spine Signature inside front cover VG

25

With maps and illustrations, a detailed historical study of New Zealand railway and the regional networks

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47.000000

Stories of The Hyde Railway Disaster 1943

 

Coleman, Elizabeth ; Swift, Gillian-Mary

Author Pub

2008

45p (1p)

8vo

P-B Fine

22

With illustrations, memories of the Hyde Railway disaster in Central Otago on 4 June, 1943

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Preserved NZR Locomotives and Railcars

 

Cooper, Neill J

NZRLS

1982

(frontis) 96p

4to

D-J (fading spine)  Paper over boards (water stain to bottom of outside boards) Slight foxing FEP  VG

24

With illustrations, a record/survey of the locos, railcars, and associated ephemera saved by groups of enthusiasts up till 1982

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New Zealand Steam spectacular

 

Cross, Derek

D Bradford Barton, Southern Press

1976

96

Oblong 8vo

D-J (strip browning back) Paper over boards  Owner's small stamp FEP VG - Near Fine

28

An illustrated North to South study of the steam trains and tracks that linked New Zealand

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The Taieri Gorge Railway

guide to the Taieri Gorge & Seasider Rail Trips

Cunningham, Gerald

David Bateman

2011

80

4to

P-B Owner's small stamp TP Near Fine

25

With maps and illustrations, a guide to these two special railway trips from Dunedin Railway Station, with a lot of extra information as backgrounders

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Otago Central Rail Trail

 

Cunningham, Gerald

Reed

2007

48

Oblong 8vo

P-B Owner's small stamp TP Near Fine

15

A pictorial journey along New Zealand's first rail trail

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All Fares Please

A Pictorial Record of the Christchurch Electric Tramways

Dale, BJ (et al)

The Tramway Historical Society

1967

36

8vo

P-B Owner's stamp p2 VG

15

Heavily illustrated, a backward glimpse at Christchurch's trams, with some nostalgia

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Dunedin's Matchbox Railway

 

Dangerfield, JA

NZRLS

1986

112

4to

P-B Owner's small stamp TP Near Fine

25

With maps and illustrations, the history of early rail in Dunedin, the proposed Peninsula railway, and the Ocean Beach railway

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Over the Garden Wall  story of the Otago Central Railway

 

Dangerfield, JA ; Emerson, GW

Otago RLS

1995 3rd edition

117p (3p)

8vo

P-B VG - Near Fine

20

With maps and illustrations, the history of the Otago Central railway line, operating it, then its ending, except for the continuance of the Taieri Gorge Railway

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Hyde Railway Accident June 4, 1943

 

Dangerfield, Jim A (comp)

Otago RLS

1993 2nd impression

27p (1p)

4to

Paper wraps, black tape spine   VG - Near Fine

22

With illustrations, a discussion of the causes, and outcomes, of this railway accident in Central Otago in 1943, in which 21 people died

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Jubilee Selections

 

Dyer, PF

NZRLS

1969

vi 106

8vo

Paper over boards  VG

20

Selections from  the 'NZ Railway Observer', which began as a little hand-out to members in 1944; 29 articles covering aspects of NZ rail, the locomotives, and special events in the history of rail

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Coalfields Enterprise The Ohai Railway 1925-1975

 

Emerson, GW (comp)

NZRLS

1975

24

8vo

P-B VG

20

With map and illustrations, a history of this Southland branch line

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Guide to New Zealand Rail Heritage

 

Garner, John

IPL Books

1996

224

8vo

P-B Owner's small stamp TP Near Fine

25

With maps and illustrations, a comprehensive guide to the past of the New Zealand railway system, the equipment, the sites, notable features, and miniature railways

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On and Off the Rails

A Railwayman's Story

Grainger, JM

W&T

1964

141p

8vo

D-J Cloth binding Small Owner's stamp FEP  Near Fine

20

The story of an New Zealand train driver, with illustrations, dedicated to: 'To Steam Engine Drivers - a dying race'

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Auckland to Onehunga Railway Centennial 1873-1973

 

Green, R Brett (comp)

The Railway Enthusiasts Society

1973

32

8vo

Soft card covers Small strip of paper damage back cover (label removed) VG

12

A short illustrated history of this stretch of the Northern line, the first Government-owned and-operated railway in the North island

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My Forty Footplate Years 1943-1983

a New Zealand enginedriver's story

Hercock, Rex

NZRLS

1987

80

8vo

P-B VG

25

With illustrations and the author's sketches, the author's life on NZR, from steam to railcar to diesel

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9.000000

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More Footplate Memories

 

Hercock, Rex ; Rudd, Don (comp)

NZRLS

2005

52

4to

P-B VG

20

With illustrations, more memories of the author's life on the New Zealand railways, from his fellow workers to the strange behaviours of the general public

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North Island Branch Lines

 

Hermann, Bruce

NZRLS

2007

73

Oblong 8vo

P-B Fine

32

With map and historic illustrations, branch lines from Okaihau in the North to Gracefield in the South

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South Island Branch Lines  pictorial memories

 

Hermann, Bruce (comp)

NZRLS

1997

44

4to

P-B VG - Near Fine

20

With illustrations, the branch lines that carried and brought freight and passengers from the country into the cities

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New Zealand Trains second edition

 

Hodge, Peter

NZRLS

1969

36

8vo

P-B Owner's small stamp TP Near Fine

15

With illustrations, historical steam and electric locomotoves at rest and at work

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New Zealand Trains

A Railway Pictorial

Hodge, Peter ; Greenhill, Doug (comps)

NZRLS

1960

24

8vo

P-B Slight hole front cover  VG

20

A small book of NZ train studies, made at the time of change between steam and diesel in NZ, covering the main trunk and the smaller branch lines

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West of the Tararuas

an illustrated history of the Wellington and Manawatu Railway Co

Hoy, Douglas

Southern Press

1972

136

8vo

D-J (fading spine, water stain spine base) Paper over boards  Slight water stain spine base VG

25

With maps and illustrations, the story of this privately-owned New Zealand railway company until it was bought out by the Government in 1908

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29.000000

Farewell to Steam

Four decades of change on New Zealand railways

Hurst, Tony

HarperCollins

1995

144

4to

D-J Near Fine

32

A pictorial documentary of the years 1955-1995 on NZ railways; years of change in motive power and changes in organisation and purpose

5.000000

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30.000000

34.000000

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The Otago Central Railway 1879-1990  A Tribute

 

Hurst, Tony

IPL Books

1993 reprint edition (1990)

26 leaves

Oblong 8vo

P-B Fine

15

With maps, an illustrated historical tour of the Otago Central line which went from Dunedin to Cromwell

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Last Train to Paradise  journeys from the Golden Age of New Zealand Railways

 

Hutchins, Graham

Exisle

2011

224

4to

D-J Paper over boards  Owner's plate covered HTP  VG - Near Fine

35

With illustrations, 'recollections' of train trips from the 1920s to the 1950s, including the South Island Express of 1926, a test match special of 1956, and into Central Otago in 1939

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The Beaten Track by Tranz Scenic through New Zealand

 

Hutchins, Graham

Grantham House

1999

40

4to

P-B Near Fine

20

With map and illustrations, the New Zealand main trunk passenger service till 1999, before the service was cut almost throughout New Zealand, now an historical document

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Great New Zealand Railway Journeys

 

Hutchins, Graham

Exisle Publishing

2008

176

Oblong 8vo

D-J Paper over boards  Fine

45

With maps and illustrations, from the Kingston Flyer in the South to the train to Waitakere in the North, a lovely visit with the trains of New Zealand which still (mostly) exist

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43.000000

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51.000000

Stop the Train! I want to get on!

 

Hutchins, Graham

Exisle Publishing

2014

176

Oblong 8vo

D-J Paper over boards Near Fine

30

With maps and illustrations, the author's memories of the different rail journeys which used to be available in New Zealand, including the Central Otago line by Vulcan railcar, before it was all torn up and became an up-market rail trail

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The Last Days of Steam

 

John, RA

Author Pub

1977

52

8vo

P-B Owner's small stamp TP Near Fine

15

With illustrations taken between 1965 and 1970, a sequel to 'Twilight of Steam'

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End of an Era

 

John, RA

Author Pub

1980

44

8vo

P-B VG

20

With many illustrations, the twilight of steam locomotives in New Zealand, especially the South Island, where the author went in the late 1960s

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South Island Steam Finale

 

John, RA

Author Pub, Pleasant Point Railway and Historical Soc

1991

44

8vo

P-B VG - Near Fine

15

Illustrated in colour and B-W, the second half of the 1960s and the end of steam trains in the South Island

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NZ Steam Power Large and Small

 

John, RA

Author Pub

1990

42

8vo

P-B Owner's small stamp TP Near Fine

15

With illustrations, nostalgia in looking back at the final years of steam in New Zealand, and the miniature live steam locos operating in New Zealand in 1990

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Twilight of Steam in New Zealand

 

John, RA

Author Pub

1974

108

8vo

P-B Owner's small stamp TP Near Fine

20

An illustrated study of the end of the steam trains in the South Island

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NZ Steam Power

Large and Small

John, RA

NZRLS

1990

42

8vo

P-B Signature P3  Near Fine

20

Illustrations and descriptions of full size and scale models, interesting comparisons made

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Twilight of Steam Trains in New Zealand (1965-1971)

 

John, Robert A

Author Pub

1995

71

8vo

P-B Near Fine

25

With many illustrations, a study of the end of steam in New Zealand, region by region

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NZ Steam Power   Large and Small

 

John, Robert A

Author Pub

1990

42

8vo

P-B Near Fine

20

With illustrations, a nice collection dealing with full-size locos and then models, pulling passengers around New Zealand

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Learning the Hard Way  selected railway accidents in New Zealand

 

Johnson, Christine

NZRLS

1991

48

8vo

P-B Near Fine

18

With maps and illustrations, railway accidents since the 1920s, including Tangiwai and Hyde

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By Toe and Straphold

 

Kenneally, Joseph M

John McIndoe

1979

64

4to

P-B Near Fine

20

With maps, an illustrated review of Dunedin's Tram and Cable car era, from steam to electricity

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29.000000

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The Life and Times of New Zealand's Famous Fell Engine

 

Lea, CC

Southern Press

1988

32

Small 8vo

P-B Oblong format  Near Fine

10

With illustrations, the life and times of H199, the only Fell engine left in working order in the world, especially on its work on the Rimutaka Incline

5.000000

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Featherston's Fell Locomotive Museum

memories of New Zealand's only mountain railway

Lea, CC

Southern Press Ltd

2000 Updated edition (1988)

48

Small 8vo

P-B Near Fine

20

Inscribed and signed by the author, an illustrated history of the Fell locomotive H 199 and its brake van, as used on the Rimutaka Incline, and now the only surviving one of its type

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Steam, Steel & Splendour

 

Leitch, Dave

HarperCollins

1994

144

4to

D-J (chips, in archival wrapper) Paper over boards  VG - Near Fine

25

A striking collection of photographs covering steam in all its many guises in New Zealand from 1955 to 1971

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New Zealand Railways the first 125 years

 

Leitch, David ; Stott, Bob

Heinemann Reed

1988

(3p) 182p

4to

P-B Spine fading VG

25

With maps and illustrations, the 'official', sometimes tumultuous history of New Zealand railways, depicting the equipment and social developments

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Railways of New Zealand

 

Leitch, David B

Leonard Fullerton, David&Charles

1972

(errata slip) 254p

8vo

D-J Paper over boards Small owner's stamp FEP Near Fine

25

With maps and illustrations, a detailed history of New Zealand railway development and a look into the future

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Engine Pass  New Zealand Railways

 

Leitch, David B

Reed

1967

184

8vo

D-J (slight bump top spine) Small owner's stamp FEP Paper over boards Near Fine

25

Riding the rails over the years in New Zealand, with maps and illustrations

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Register of New Zealand Steam Locomotives 1863-1971

 

Lloyd, W (Bill) G

NZRLS (Otago Branch)

1974

v (1p) (errata slip) 129p

8vo

D-J (slight rumple top front) Plasticised boards Small owner's signature FEP Near Fine

30

With illustrations, a catalogue of all the stock in New Zealand Railwaysuntil 1971, loco names and manufacturers, and disposal of locos

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Tracks across the Isthmus

 

Lowe, David

The Lodestar Press

1973

32

8vo

P-B VG

15

With illustrations, the creation of Auckland's first railway

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The Most Wonderful Canoe he was ever in

 

Lowe, David (comp)

The Glenbrooke Vintage Railway Trust Board

ND

40

8vo

P-B VG

24

A look at New Zealand's 19th century pioneer railways and the people they served, an entertainment with illustrations

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Down at the Station   New Zealand Railway Stations remembered

 

Mahoney, JD

The Dunmore Press

1995 Reprint edition (1987)

177

Oblong 8vo

P-B Fading spine Small black mark HTP VG - Near Fine

30

With plans and illustrations, an intriguing book detailing the public face of New Zealand's railways, in history (with many stations now closed) and in the contemporary world

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An Accident in Waiting?  the Hyde Rail Disaster 1943

 

Mason, Greg

EE Coleman, Greg Mason

2011

72

8vo

P-B Near Fine

22

With illustrations, a discussion of this wartime rail crash in New Zealand and the evidence of responsibility

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Mountain Enginemen  reminiscences of the men on the footplate

 

Masterson, Tom

Collins

1973

207

8vo

D-J (light fading spine) Paper over boards  Small owner's stamp FEP  VG - Near Fine

25

With illustrations, years of steam locomotive experience in the North Island in the 1920s and 30s

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Steam in the South

Locomotive working in the South Island of New Zealand in the 1940s and 1950s

Mather, Noel

NZRLS

1985

(frontis) 48p (1p)

8vo

P-B VG

15

With map, illustrations and tables, a collection of the author's articles, most from the  'New Zealand Railway Observer'

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Hold Very Tight Please!  The cable cars of New Zealand

 

McAra, Don

Grantham House

2007

96

Oblong 8vo

D-J  Paper over boards  Near Fine

35

Inscribed by the author, with illustrations,a delightfully nostalgic look at the Dunedin and Wellington cable cars

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New Zealand Railways Diesels

 

McClare, EJ

Southern Press

1980

64

Oblong 8vo

P-B Owner's small stamp TP Near Fine

15

With illustrations, a catalogue of the diesel locos and the Silver Fern railcars that were part of the NZ Railways stock in 1980

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Three Preserved NZR Steam Locomotives at the Ferrymead Historic Park

 

McClare, GJ (comp)

NZRLS

1988

15

8vo

P-B VG

15

The 'X' Class loco No 442, the 'AB' Class loco No 608, the 'Wab' Class loco No 794, well-illustrated, in action and at Ferrymead, with historical detail

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Wellington Railway Memories

 

McClare, GJ ; Thomson, RG (comp)

NZRLS

1998

31

4to

P-B Fine

20

A fascinating collection of illustrations of the rail and its ways around the Wellington region

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N.Z.R. Album

 

McGavin, RJ

NZRLS

1968

24

Small 8vo

P-B Owner's small stamp TP Near Fine

15

A collection of illustrations of New Zealand locomotives, and their trains, at rest and at work, with some history

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NZR Locomotives and Railcars 1977

 

McGavin, TA

NZRLS

1977 6th edition, revised

72

8vo

P-B Signature front cover VG

15

With plans and illustrations, NZR loco and railcar stock in 1977, including the small shunters

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A Century of Railways in Taranaki 1875-1975

 

McGavin, TA

NZRLS Inc

1976

28

8vo

P-B VG

18

Much written and photographic detail, including how rail added to the life of the area

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NZR Locomotives and Railcars 1990

 

McGavin, TA

NZRLS

1990 9th ed Rev  (1960)

64

8vo

P-B Near Fine

22

A brief outline of the development of the various types of motive power in use in 1990 on NZ's railway system, with many illustrations in B-W and colour, and plans and tables

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

NZR Locomotives and Railcars 1973

 

McGavin, TA

NZRLS

1973 5th edition

57p (3p)

8vo

P-B Owner's small stamp TP Rubbing spine Small tea stain back cover VG

15

With plans and illustrations, NZR loco and railcar stock in 1973, marking the withdrawal of the last of the steam locos and the introduction of the new Dx Class

3.000000

10.000000

20.000000

22.000000

24.000000

NZR Locomotives and Railcars 1970

 

McGavin, TA

NZRLS

1971

52

8vo

P-B Owner's small stamp TP Near Fine

15

With plans and illustrations, NZR loco and railcar stock in 1970, and the very last of the recently withdrawn steam engines

3.000000

10.000000

20.000000

22.000000

24.000000

A Century of Railways at Auckland

1873-1973

McGavin, TA

NZRLS

1974

38

8vo

P-B VG

15

With map, tables and illustrations, a century of railway construction and development in the Auckland district

5.000000

5.000000

15.000000

9.000000

17.000000

NZR Locomotives and Railcars  Fifth edition 1973

 

McGavin, TA (comp)

NZRLS

1973

57p (3p)

8vo

P-B Spine repaired Fading to covers Owner's small stamp TP Gd - VG

15

With illustrations, a record of trains operating in 1973, with the last of the steam locos having been withdrawn, except the two Abs used on the Kingston Flyer

3.000000

10.000000

20.000000

22.000000

24.000000

Dunedin and Port Chalmers Railway

 

McGavin, TA (comp)

NZRLS

1973

22

8vo

P-B Fine

15

The first railway in NZ to use the standard 3ft 6in gauge, heavily illustrated

5.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

A Century of Railways in Marlborough 1876-1976

 

McGavin, TA ; Rockliff, SA

NZRLS

1977

24

8vo

P-B VG

15

With map, tables and illustrations, two articles from the NZ Railway Observer, with historic working timetables

3.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

New Zealand Rail Scene

 

McNicol, Steve

Railmac Publications

1988

52

8vo

P-B Near Fine

20

With maps and illustrations, a collection of working and to-be-restored NZ locos, of all sorts and classes

5.000000

5.000000

15.000000

9.000000

17.000000

Rails in the Hinterland

New Zealand's vanishing railway landscape

McQueen, Euan

Grantham House

2005

111

4to

P-B Fine

40

Using illustrations from places on the main trunk and branch lines, the author develops the story of the New Zealand railway service as it was and has become

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

WW Stewart

20th Century New Zealand Railway Painter

McQueen, Euan

Grantham House

1998

88

Oblong 8vo

D-J Fine

30

Includes 77 of WW Stewart's wonderful rail paintings, in colour and monochrome; about the author of 'When Steam was King'

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

All Aboard

The ships and trains that served Lake Wakatipu

Meyer, Robert J

NZRLS

1980

( frontis) 196p

8vo

D-J (chips, small piece missing base, in archival wrapper)  Paper over boards Small owner's name whited out FEP VG - Near Fine

50

Signed by the author, the second edition of this development of rail transport in the Lake Wakatipu district and the shipping services on the Lake, including the SS Earnslaw, with many illustrations

5.000000

16.000000

32.000000

34.000000

36.000000

All Aboard

 Iron Horses to Wakatipu & Shipping on the Lake

Meyer, Robert J

NZRLS

1963

( frontis) x 118p

8vo

D-J (slight chips, in archival wrapper)  VG - Near Fine

45

The development of rail transport in the Lake Wakatipu district and the shipping services on the Lake, including the SS Earnslaw, with many illustrations

5.000000

12.000000

24.000000

26.000000

28.000000

The Story of the Kingston Flyer

 

Miller, FWG

Craigs

1975

48p (6p)

4to

P-B VG

22

The illustrated history of this tourist phenomenon which plied between Fairlight and Kingston

5.500000

12.000000

24.000000

26.000000

28.000000

Steam in the Blood  George Northcoat and Friends

 

Muller, Peter (comp)

Author Published

2000

92

8vo

P-B Fine

32

Signed by George Northcoat, life in and around traction engines in Northern Southland

3.000000

14.000000

26.000000

29.000000

29.000000

Trains at Work in the North Island

 

Murphy, JA ; Radcliffe, GT (comps)

Author Pub

1973

80

8vo

P-B Browning spine Owner's small stamp TP VG

15

With illustrations, a selection depicting trains in various parts of the North Island

3.000000

10.000000

20.000000

22.000000

24.000000

When Nelson had a Railway

 

O'Donnell, Barry

Schematics Ltd

2005

288

Oblong 8vo

Soft card covers with flaps Fading spine VG - Near Fine

35

With many illustrations, the gradual development of the railway in Nelson from 1876 and its protested 'death' in 1955

8.000000

20.000000

35.000000

39.000000

42.000000

New Zealand's First Railway

Dun Mountain Railway, Nelson

Palmer, AN

NZRLS

1962

23p (1p)

8vo

P-B  VG

20

The Dun Mountain railway which wound 14 miles around the Nelson mountains in 1862, with many illustrations

5.000000

5.000000

15.000000

9.000000

18.000000

Steam Locomotives from 'The Express' NZR Album No 3

 

Poulsen, BR

NZRLS

1975

32

8vo

P-B VG

15

With illustrations, New Zealand locomotives from the period 1963-70, the final phase of steam in New Zealand

4.000000

10.000000

20.000000

22.000000

24.000000

Vintage Steam

 

Roberts, Frank ; Troup, Gordon (ed)

The Caxton Press

1967

(frontis) 179p

8vo

D-J Cloth binding Small owner's stamp FEP Near Fine

20

With illustrations, the 'stories' of a steam loco driver on New Zealand's steel highway

5.000000

12.000000

24.000000

26.000000

28.000000

A Compendium of Railway Construction Part Two: North Island Main Trunk

 

Roberts, Fred

NZRLS

1990

64

8vo

P-B VG

25

With maps and illustrations, the pioneer construction of the main North Island railway system between Te Kuiti and Marton

5.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

Steam in Miniature  Frank Roberts and his garden railway

 

Roberts, Joyce

Reed

1976

88

4to

P-B VG

20

With illustrations, the footplate life of Frank Roberts, his railway models, and the wonderful garden railway at his home

4.000000

14.000000

28.000000

30.000000

32.000000

South Island Diesel Scene

 

Rossiter, Geoffrey (comp)

NZRLS Inc

1993

32

Large 8vo

P-B Covers faded VG

15

Many illustrations (colour-B-W) show diesel locomotive operations between the late 60s to 90s in the South Island, NZ; divided off by region

5.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

New Zealand Railways to 1900

 

Rous-Marten, Charles ; McGavin, TA (ed)

NZRLS

1985

36

8vo

P-B VG

20

An adaptation of three articles first published in the UK in 1899 and 1900, with illustrations from the time, and with much historic detail

5.000000

5.000000

15.000000

9.000000

17.000000

New Zealand Railways to 1900

 

Rous-Marten, Charles ; McGavin, TA (ed)

NZRLS

1985

36

8vo

P-B VG

15

With maps and illustrations, an adaptation of three articles first published in England in 1899-1900, covering the building of the railway system, early locomotives, and the running of the system

5.000000

5.000000

15.000000

9.000000

17.000000

Bay of Plenty Railways

The East Coast Main Trunk

Russell, John Jnr

The Railway Enthusiasts Society

1982

28

8vo

P-B VG

15

With maps and illustrations, a short history of this North island stretch of rail, includes gradient-curve diagrams

5.000000

5.000000

15.000000

9.000000

17.000000

Taranaki's First Railway

 

Scanlan, AB

Author Pub

1978

27

Oblong 8vo

P-B Owner's small stamp TP Near Fine

15

A well-illustrated description of early rail in Taranaki

3.000000

10.000000

20.000000

22.000000

24.000000

Journeying With Railways in New Zealand

 

Sinclair, Roy

Random House

1997

viii 276p (4p)

4to

P-B Owner's small stamp HTP Near Fine

22

Full of the stories of those NZers who have experienced the thrills, joys and dangers of rail and the railways, from the pioneers to the Rimutaka Incline and the heroes in between

5.000000

14.000000

28.000000

32.000000

35.000000

Christchurch from the tram

 

Sinclair, Roy

New Holland Kowhai, NH Publishers

2006

16 leaves

8vo

P-B Near Fine

15

With many illustrations, sights from the Christchurch tram that don't exist now

3.000000

10.000000

20.000000

22.000000

24.000000

The TranzAlpine Express

 

Sinclair, Roy

Grantham House

1995

 

 

 

0

 

0.000000

0.000000

0.000000

0.000000

0.000000

Rail  the great New Zealand adventure

 

Sinclair, Roy

Grantham House

1987

x 150p (1p)

4to

D-J (slight rubs) Paper over boards Slight remains of owner's plate FEP  VG - Near Fine

35

With many illustrations, including WW Stewart's paintings, a celebration of 125 years of railway transport in New Zealand

5.000000

23.000000

51.000000

54.000000

59.000000

Around Wellington by Tram in the 20th Century

 

Stewart, Graham

Grantham House

1999

60

4to

Soft card covers with flaps  Fine

32

With map and many illustrations, a trip around Wellington's streets by tram

5.000000

14.000000

26.000000

29.000000

29.000000

Fares Please

The Horse, Steam and Cable Trams of New Zealand

Stewart, Graham

Grantham House

1997

216

4to

D-J Paper over boards Near Fine

35

Comprehensive; over 100 different types of vehicles detailed with 460 photographs, covering all of NZ's cities

5.000000

21.000000

41.000000

47.000000

50.000000

The End of the Penny Section

 

Stewart, Graham

Reed

1973

xiv 221 (1p ads)

Small 4to

D-J VG - Near Fine

40

History of Urban transport in New Zealand; heavily illustrated

5.000000

14.000000

26.000000

29.000000

29.000000

The Kelburn Cable Car  Wellington, New Zealand  celebrating 100 years of service 1902 - 2002

 

Stewart, Graham

Grantham House

2001

24

4to

P-B VG - Near Fine

20

With illustrations, a history of the people and the trips of the Wellington Cable Car

5.000000

12.000000

24.000000

26.000000

28.000000

From Rails to Rubber  the downhill ride of New Zealand trams

 

Stewart, Graham

Grantham House

2006

128

4to

Soft card covers with flaps  Fine

35

With many illustrations, trams throughout New Zealand, shown in that period of transition between public and private transport

5.000000

18.000000

32.000000

36.000000

37.000000

Around Dunedin by Cable Car & Tram in the 1950s

 

Stewart, Graham

Grantham House

1997

48

Oblong 8vo

Soft card covers with flaps Near Fine

25

An illustrated 'memoir' of Dunedin in the 40s and 50s, its cable cars and trams

3.000000

11.000000

22.000000

24.000000

26.000000

A Christchurch Album  to celebrate the return of trams to the streets

 

Stewart, Graham C

Grantham House

1994

32

Oblong 8vo

Soft card covers with flaps Owner's small stamp TP Near Fine

20

With map and illustrations, the early trams in Christchurch and the city scenes, of much historic value now

3.000000

10.000000

20.000000

22.000000

24.000000

Steam over the Mamakus

 

Stichbury, John L (comp)

Railway Enthusiasts Society Inc

1962

22

8vo

P-B Owner's small stamp TP VG

15

With map and illustrations, a history of the railway in the Rotorua district, including the branch lines

3.000000

10.000000

20.000000

22.000000

24.000000

Rails through the Bush

 

Stott, Bob

Southern Press

1973

16 leaves

Oblong 8vo

P-B Owner's small stamp TP Near Fine

15

With illustrations, a record of the little lines into the forest to bring out the timber, from specially-designed locos to adapted trucks

5.000000

5.000000

15.000000

9.000000

17.000000

The Rimutaka Incline  yesterday and today

 

Stott, Bob

Southern Press Ltd

1984

48

Small 8vo

P-B VG

15

With before and after illustrations, a guide for those who wish to walk the Incline for themselves

5.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

Kaimai

the story of the Kaimai Tunnel and the East Coast MainTrunk Railway

Stott, Bob

Southern Press Ltd

1978

64

4to

P-B Near Fine

20

With many illustrations, a study of the East Coast Main Trunk before and after the tunnel was completed through the Kaimai Range, published to mark the occasion of the opening, September 12, 1978

5.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

North Island Main Trunk 75th Anniversary Album

 

Stott, Bob (comp)

Southern Press

1983

48

Small 8vo

P-B Oblong format  VG

15

With map and illustrations, a pictorial history of the Main Trunk, from construction to the end of the steam age and the changes wrought by diesel

4.000000

5.000000

15.000000

9.000000

17.000000

Our Forgotten Tragedy  the building of the Hyde memorial

 

Swift, Gillian-Mary (ed)

EE Coleman

2009

47p (1p)

8vo

P-B Near Fine

18

With illustrations, the Hyde rail crash and the process of building the Hyde memorial

3.000000

10.000000

22.000000

24.000000

26.000000

Train Catcher  adventures of a rail traveller

 

Taylor, Colin

IPL Books

1996

448

8vo

P-B Owner's small stamp HTP Near Fine

25

With illustrations, travelling on trains around some of the world, including New Zealand and Australia

5.000000

12.000000

24.000000

26.000000

28.000000

The End of a Line

Catlins River Branch Railway

Trask, Ernest E (ed)

Catlins Historical Soc

1971

61p (1p)

8vo

P-B VG - Near Fine

25

With maps and illustrations, the short history of this South Otago branch line, 1879-1971

5.000000

12.000000

24.000000

26.000000

28.000000

Footplate

The Victorian Engineman's New Zealand

Troup, Gordon

Reed

1978

xi 239

8vo

D-J (spine fading) Near Fine

40

A series of sketches and impressions of the trunks and branch lines, of the men of the footplate especially, from the 1860s through to the end of the century

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

Catlins Rail

The Story of the Catlins River Branch Railway 1879-1971

Tyrrell, AR

Catlins Historical Society

1996

(frontis) 80p

8vo

P-B VG

25

With many illustrations, the building and operation of this South Otago branch railway

4.000000

10.000000

20.000000

22.000000

24.000000

A Locomotive reborn: The Ka 945 story

 

Watts. Harvey

Southern Press

1986 2nd edition (1985)

48

Oblong 8vo

P-B Owner's small stamp TP Near Fine

15

With illustrations, the resurrection of this lovely Ka locomotive, left derelict after its years with NZ Rail

3.000000

10.000000

20.000000

22.000000

24.000000

Wellington's First Railway

 

Wilkinson, Doug

Southern Press

1974

31

Oblong 8vo

P-B Small owner's stamp TP Near Fine

15

Centennial History of the Wellington-Lower Hutt line, with many historical photographs

3.000000

10.000000

20.000000

22.000000

24.000000

New Zealand Railway and Tramway Atlas

 

Yonge, John

The Quall Map Co

1993 4th edition

(1p) 48p

8vo

P-B  Near Fine

20

A history in maps of New Zealand's tramways and railway lines, branch and main, open and closed

5.000000

13.000000

26.000000

28.000000

30.000000

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