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Book search

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:59 am
by adrian
I understand that the honourable RCTS published, probably many years ago, a book entitled 'Railways of South Yorkshire coalfields from 1880' by Dr. A.L Barnett.

I have a collection of negatives from that part of the country taken in the 1950s, stations that are long gone, and I am hoping to be able to find an RCTS member who has a copy of this remarkable piece of research that I could purchase. I would like to know more about the large network of railways and also identify some of the places featured in these negatives, taken by another railway enthusiast Doctor - John Westall.

Re: Book search

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:14 pm
Hi Adrian.

I remember the book well but do not personally have a copy. However I shall circulate your request around relevant colleagues who may be able to help.


Mike Robinson

Editor Railway Observer

Re: Book search

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:27 pm
by jon hughes
The book is available on Amazon (second hand)Jon Hughes

Re: Book search

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:46 pm
by RichardCoulthurst
You could also try which give a rather wider choice than Amazon. This is a megasearch engine that trawls though bookdealer's stocks worldwide including many of the specialists in railway books. There are also a number of copies listed on eBay at the moment.

Re: Book search

PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:26 pm
Adrian. The Society holds a copy of this book in its library.Please contact David Pick at to arrange access.
Regards Mike R