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Shire, Princes Risborough, Aylesbury, 1980. 
80 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0852635311 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "When Britain's railways were nationalised in 1948 more than nineteen thousand steam locomotives were taken over from the private companies, and the manufact ure of steam locomotives continued until 1960. Thereafter they were rapidly replaced by diesels and electrics, and in 1968 steam haulage on British Railways ended. This book describes the principal classes of steam locomotives working ac t i v e l y i n Britain between 1948 and 1968, with emphasis on those types of which examples have been preserved. The author discusses the engines under the headings express, mixed traffic, tank and freight locomotives, comparing designs inherit ed f ro m th e G WR , L MSR, LNER and SR with the subsequent BR Standard classes. There is a useful list of locomotives that have been preserved telling where each can be seen, and there are many photographs of the engines at work." Interior - pr evi ous ow ne r's s ma ll st am p on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft creases at bottom corner of front cover, light edge wear. light rubbing. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
2 Johnstone, Sandy, Air Vice-Marshal. (Alexander) ENEMY IN THE SKY: MY 1940 DIARY.
San Rafael, California Presidio 1979 0891410864 / 9780891410867 Very Good+ Very Good 
191 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "In 1940 Great Britain faced one of the most critical periods in its history when Germany launched its air power across the English Channel. For a few nightmarish weeks the fate of the nation lay in the hands of its fighter pilots, 'Churchill's Few'. During those pivotal days Sandy Johnstone commanded the 602nd (City of Glasgow) Squadron stationed at Westhampnett. He kept a detailed diary of the squadron's activities. Flying their Spitfires, the pilots of the 602nd pitted themselves against the German threat, fighting for control of the airspace over their homeland. Johnstone himself was credited with eight kills and four probables. Eventually the Battle of Britain was won. The 602nd Squadron's outstanding role in the victory, clearing the skies of enemy aircraft, is brilliantly brought to life again through the pages of this remarkable diary." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny light scuff on front board, very light edge wear, slight browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor soiling, one small edge tear - taped, slight browning on spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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