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"P'tit train de la Haute Somme" traveller's guide - NEW EDITION 2017
History, description of the line, rolling stock, museum.
A5 size, 32 pages, colour photos, english and french text.
5 Euros
ABH - Autorail de légende - NEW !
This first book published by the Cercle Ferroviaire Corse (Corsica railway society), is dedicated to ABH railcar. With a lot of unexplored archives, stories from retired railway men, this book talk about all the history of those unforgotten vehicles, from first drawings before the order in 1947, to preservation action made in the last months.
There's chapters about the description of the vehicle (body, interior, engine), about modifications through the years, and detailed life of each of the 8 unit of the serie.
There's a lot of pictures during the 60 years of their active life, in the beautiful scenery of Corsica, even as "bad moments" like derailments..., because story of those iconic vehicles has been as difficult as the life of Corsica railway itself..
21,5 x 30,3 cm size, 178 pages. Color. French.
24 Euros (France) - 28 Euros (Other countries)
Le Rail Autrefois - Catastrophes
Some railways accidents at Ailly-sur-Somme on 11th July 1906, at Longpré-les-Corps-Saints on 18th November 1912 and at Étaples on 22d July 1944. Lots of old postcards. 21 x 29,7 cm size, 16 pages, B&W.
5,30 Euros
Orenstein & Koppel - Arthur Koppel - Catalogue n° 552
Reprint of 1902 french catalog. Lots of drawings of wagon, carriages, locomotives, including Mallet, fireless loco, tramway loco, tools...
French. 21 x 29,7 cm size, B&W, 50 pages.
19,50 Euros

NEW - Narrow Gauge in the Somme Sector
The Somme sector of the Western Front was held by French forces until early 1916, when the British and Dominions Third and Fourth Armies moved into the northern part, before the joint First Battle of the Somme from July to November 1916. In 1917, with the German withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line, British responsibility moved further south. By early 1918 the British Third and Fifth Armies were responsible as far south as east of Noyon. In Spring 1918 the German attack and advance from the Hindenburg Line came west almost to Amiens. However the British and French Armies finally stopped the advance, and from August 1918 drove the German Army back eastwards until the Armistice on 11 November 1918. In this book the metre gauge networks established before the First World War are examined. Then the build up of light (60cm gauge) railways, initially mainly French but later British, in 1915 and 1916, is considered, with an assessment of the contribution of these and the metre gauge lines to the war effort. With the major movements of the front line in this sector in 1917 and 1918, the response of the narrow gauge railways is considered chronologically as well as by area, in the context of overall railway policy and development. After the war the light railways contributed to the reconstruction of the devastated areas, and then in some places served the sugar beet industry. The metre gauge railways were rebuilt or repaired. The story is followed to the closure of the last of these railways in the 1960s. This book is a companion volume to Narrow Gauge in the Arras Sector (Pen & Sword Transport, 2015) by the same authors. It refers also to other previous works on British and French railways in the First World War, but contains sufficient information to stand alone. It describes how to find key locations now, and where rolling stock can be seen. Some walks are included for those who wish to explore the territory..
30x22 cm size, 274 pages, lots of pictures, diagrams maps and plans.
50 Euros to France. Please contact us to know P&P cost depending of your country.
NEW - WDLR Companion
Although titled as a companion (to the WDLR Album published in 2014) it is very much a standalone book. It is the result of original research into new material which for the first time explains how the WDLR came into being, how it was resourced and organised, and how it quickly became forgotten. It also contains a ‘Portfolio’ of 59 scale drawings by noted draughtsman Peter Foley, himself a WD Light Railway specialist, plus extracts from the report itself and much more original material not seen before. A good value book !
21,5x28 cm size, 184 pages, lots of pictures, 56 modeller's scale drawings, 29 drawings, diagrams maps and plans.
48 Euros to France. Please contact us to know P&P cost depending of your country.
"P'tit train de la Haute Somme" traveller's guide - NEW EDITION 2017
History, description of the line, rolling stock, museum.
A5 size, 32 pages, colour photos, english and french text.
5 Euros
Orenstein & Koppel - Catalogue n° 902
Lots of drawings of wagon, carriages, locomotives, tools...
21 x 29,7 cm size, B&W, 58 pages, english text.
17 Euros
Catalogue Decauville n° 105
January 1905 catalog from Decauville factory. Lots of drawings of wagon, carriages, locomotives, track parts, tools...
21,5 x 28 cm size, B&W, 74 pages, english text.
24 Euros

NEW - Schmalspurige Dampflokomotiven im Ersten Weltkrieg
The reference book about Brigadelok. All built and preserved locomotives are listed. Lot of pictures.
21,8 x 30,7 cm size, 260 pages.
49 Euros
Weserhütte - Georg Futter & Co - Berlin W.57
Reprint of a less known builder in germany. Lots of drawings of wagons, track parts, locomotives... Good quality reprint.
22 x 29,3 cm size, 20 pages.
9 Euros
4000 km auf 610 mm spur
Australian Queensland sugar cane NG railway. Lots of pictures and drawings of rolling stocks.
21 x 29,7 cm size, B&W, 50 pages.
17 Euros
Henschel & Sohn, Cassel - Sonder-Katalog
Reprint of 1913 catalog from this well known german builder. Lots of steam locomotives, differents gauge, with technical data, parts. Also tramway locomotives, cranes and fireless locomotives.
21 x 29,7 cm size, 106 pages.
22 Euros

Chemins de fer privés vaudois 2009 - 2017, le renouveau
Operating lines, modern vehicles, projects. Technical data, news since last book published in 2009, drawings, lots of B&W and color pictures.
21,5x21,5 cm size, 300 pages, B&W and colour, good value.
82 Euros
Chemins de fer privés vaudois 1855 - 1903
Technical data, permanent way, rolling stock, historical documents, drawings, from West Swiss companies, Occidental Swiss, Simplon and Jura Simplon.
21,5x21,5 cm size, 300 pages, B&W and colour, good value.
82 Euros
Chemins de fer privés Vaudois 2000-2009
Technical data, additional information since the first edition published 10 years ago, drawings. Lots of pictures.
21,5x21,5 cm size, 420 pages, colour, good value.
90 Euros
Chemins de fer privés Vaudois 1873-2000
History, rolling stock and buildings of vaudoises companies (Swiss).
21,5x21,5 cm size, 400 pages, B&W and colour, Good Value.
100 Euros
Voies étroites de la campagne vaudoise
78 Euros
Voies étroites du Jura vaudois
82 Euros
Voies étroites du Chablais
78 Euros
MOB du Léman au Pays-d'Enhaut - Volume 1
82 Euros
MOB du Léman au Pays-d'Enhaut - Volume 2
82 Euros
Voies normales privées du pays de Vaud
70 Euros

Le p'tit train de la Haute Somme - NEW !
Special edition : Centenary of the line and 45th anniversary
During 4 days in May 2016, the P’tit train de la Haute Somme celebrate the centenary of its line. A major event with several visiting locomotives from France, England and Wales, WW1 reenactment, exhibitions. Four days of intensive service to live at home ! 88 minutes, in english and french.
26 Euros

BVA photos series
Each series contain from 10 to 13 B&W quality postcards.
French railways series : 7,00 Euros Franco each series
Out of France railways series : 5,00 Euros Franco each series

Complete list of available series (French and others) (PDF)

Minors french railways series available :

  • Côtes du Nord
    523, 524, 649, 672, 802.

  • CFD Lozère

  • Réseau Breton
    565, 658.

  • CFD Vivarais
    571, 600, 601.

  • CFD Seine et Marne

  • PO Corrèze
    643, 644, 648, 650, 653, 655.

  • CF de Provence

  • Pas de Calais
    598, 599.

  • VFIL Oise
    609, 614.

  • CF de la Camargue
    806, 613.

  • CG du Cambrésis
    617, 618.

  • SGLM La Mure

  • Cerdagne

  • Annemasse - Sixt

  • Tramways de la Corrèze

  • Tramways Ille et Vilaine

  • CF du Salève
    665, 666.

  • VF Dauphiné

  • CFN Haute Marne

  • Tramways de Laon

  • CFD du Doubs

  • Tramway Pithiviers-Toury

For foreign countries railways series : please send a SAE to receive an update list.

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