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Books by Peter Tuffrey

  • The Last Years Of North West Steam

    Peter Tuffrey

    Product Code: BXVDU
    Hardback
    The Last Years of North West Steam contains over 250 stunning colour and black and white pictures that document the steam era drawing to a close in North West England. The area is taken as Crewe to Chester in the south and Carlisle in the north, visiting places in between such as Manchester, Liverpool, Stockport, Warrington, Wigan, Southport, Bolton, Bury, Preston, Blackburn, Burnley, Blackpool, Fleetwood, Lancaster and Carnforth. Beautiful scenes have been captured across the area by a number of highly-skilled amateur photographers. The images feature locomotives at stations, sheds, industrial sites and charming countryside locations. A good portion of the book features rare colour pictures and these are complemented by high-quality black and white photographs. This collection features many of the locomotive classes employed in the area, such as Stanier's Pacifics, Class Five and `Jubilee' 4-6-0s and 8F Class 2-8-0s, Hughes 2-6-0s, Fowler `Royal Scot' and `Patriot' 4-6-0s and 4F 0-6-0s. BR Standard Classes supplement these, whilst ex-London & North Western Railway 0-8-0s are also included, as are engines built for the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway and the Great Central Railway. `Foreign' locomotives from the London & North Eastern Railway and Great Western Railway further illustrate the diversity of the motive power scene. The images are accompanied by informative captions, describing the locomotives, the scene and other interesting details.
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  • Gresley's V2s

    Peter Tuffrey

    Product Code: CBGKW
    Hardback
    Sir Nigel Gresley's V2 Class 2-6-2 locomotive was developed during a period of great success for the London & North Eastern Railway company. The A3 Class and A4 Class Pacifics were breaking records and creating headlines across the globe when the first V2 appeared in 1936. The class was derived from the A3 and inherited many characteristics, such as power, speed and reliability. Employed on both express freight and passenger trains, the V2s soon joined the ranks of their illustrious forebears with both footplatemen and enthusiasts alike. Gresley's V2s documents the vast majority of the 184 locomotives built through evocative colour and black and white images, alongside well-researched captions. The engines appear from introduction in the mid-1930s through the war years and into ownership by British Railways. The photographs capture the V2s at work along the East Coast Main Line and elsewhere, such as the ex-Great Central Railway main line and into Scotland. Engines are seen from the lineside, in stations and on shed. A short section celebrates the only preserved V2, no. 4771 Green Arrow. Whilst the locomotive was operational for a number of years, from the late 2000s no. 4771 has been a static display at the National Railway Museum. There are currently plans to restore the engine at some point in the future, but in the meantime Gresley's V2s serves as reminder of the distinguished service the class provided to both the LNER and BR.
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  • Yorkshire People and Railways

    Peter Tuffrey

    Product Code: BWRIG
    Paperback
    As a collector of old photographs, particularly those depicting railways, well-known Yorkshire writer Peter Tuffrey has always been aware of the vast photographic archive lurking in the depths of the Yorkshire Post newspaper. Renewing his contact recently with an old acquaintance, Peter Charlton, now Editor of the Yorkshire Post, Peter has been able to select some of these photographs for use in his new book Yorkshire People & Railways. Under various chapter headings - Views from the Lineside; Staff; Crashes; On Shed and Works; Preserved Railways; Railway Stations - we see the many different ways Yorkshire people have been involved with railways, particularly in the days of steam, in their own county. Some of the lineside pictures are pin-sharp, having been scanned from large format glass plate negatives. But that is not to detract from the other pictures in the book, which have been carefully composed and taken over the years by the Yorkshire Post's own reputable staff photographers. The picture captions are well researched, informative and refl ect Peter's eye for the unusual and eccentric. Yorkshire People & Railways not only provides interest for the real enthusiast but also for the social historians among us who want to look back and get a feel for how it really was in the days when steam was King.
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  • British Railways Standard Pacifics

    Peter Tuffrey

    Product Code: BRXTC
    Hardback
    British Rail Standard Pacifics features steam locomotives in the Britannia,Duke of Gloucester, and Clan classes. - There are photographs of every Britannia class locomotive, the Duke of Gloucester and all the Clan class engines. - A book of this nature has not been seen hitherto. - There is a considerable number of evocative colour pictures as well as an abundance of pin-sharp black and white images. - The total number of pictures is around 300. - The captions are well researched and informative. - The Britannia class locomotives are seen in various locations up and down the country: in London, the West Country, East Anglia, North West, Yorkshire and many other areas. The Clan Class are mainly seen operating in Scotland but a few are seen south of the Border. - Many engines are depicted undertaking a variety of duties as well as being captured on shed. Several are seen on works and on the scrap line. - The book will be of interest to both rail enthusiasts and social historians alike.
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  • London Midland Steam 1948 to 1966

    Peter Tuffrey

    Product Code: BPZSE
    Hardback
    The book concentrates on the London Midland Region in the final years of steam traction covering the period 1948 to 1966. All major London Midland Region towns and cities are represented. - A fascinating collection of hitherto unpublished black and white photographs by former Senior British Medical Council researcher, Ben Brooksbank. - Over 275 photographs are included. - The photographs show remarkable clarity even though photographic materials were difficult to obtain during the immediate post-war period. - Many different classes of locomotives are featured, ranging from the old Midland and LNWR engines ready for withdrawal in the late 1940s, the ex- MR Johnson 0-6-0s which would survive a little longer, the Fowler classes quietly going about their business, the Stanier Class 5 and 8Fs covered in grime, but still efficient, while a bit of 'glamour' is provided by (some) neatly turned out named 'Jubilee' 4-6-0s and 'Coronation' Pacifics. The next generation of locomotives - the BR Standards - also appear, with the 'Britannia' Pacifics included along with Class 5 4-6-0s, Class 4 4-6-0s, Class 4 2-6- 0s, Class 3 2-6-2Ts and the heavy freight 9F 2-10-0s. - Photographs have been taken from the line-side, on station platforms, on shed, around a number of Works and along lines which have long since disappeared. - The captions are well researched and include locomotive details as well as historical information about the various routes, stations and other architectural features
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  • The Last Years of Steam in the North East

    Peter Tuffrey

    Product Code: BPZRT
    Hardback
    The book contains 270 superb colour and black and white photographs of steam locomotives working in and around the North East. Covers the late 1950s and 1960s to the end of steam in the region. Features areas such as Newcastle, Sunderland, Darlington, Middlesbrough, Blyth, Stockton, Durham, Washington, Bishop Auckland, Chester-le-Street, Alnwick and Alnmouth. Stunning scenes captured at stations, sheds and lineside. Several of the Region's well-known classes are included: Raven Q6; Worsdell J27; Gresley A3, A4, V2, A1/V3; Thompson B1; Peppercorn A1 and K1; BR 9F. Locomotives used at collieries are also presented, such as those at Ashington, Easington, Lambton, Philadelphia and Wearmouth. Docks and Staithes are featured: Tyne Improvement Commission Quay; Stockton Tyne Tees Wharf; Lambton Staithes. Contains industrial locomotives used at steel works, such as Consett and Jarrow Metal Industries.
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  • Doncaster and District

    Peter Tuffrey

    Product Code: BEPLI
    Paperback
    The firm of James Simonton & Sons (J.S. & S.) produced thousands of picture postcard views of Doncaster and the surrounding area at the dawn of the twentieth century. James Simonton, born in Dublin in 1861, and founder of the J.S. & S. business, worked during the period 1910 - 1950, which is currently recognised as the heyday of topographical postcard views. The postcard allowed anyone to send a picture of their town, village or street to a relative in any part of the country, and most cost a penny or less and could be posted with a halfpenny stamp. J.S. & S. photographed virtually every street and numerous local events in towns and villages within a 25-mile radius of Doncaster during a time of radical change. Their pictures have outstanding clarity, are beautifully composed and are full of incidental details. Over the years noted Yorkshire author Peter Tuffrey has become adept at discovering treasures from a number of Doncaster's photographers. He has produced books on Edgar Leonard Scrivens and Luke Bagshaw and this new one on J. Simonton & Sons is just as fascinating and visually striking.
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  • The Last Days of Western Steam from the Bill Reed Collection

    Peter Tuffrey

    Product Code: AZZFU
    Paperback
    This collection of 168 colour photographs, which date from 1958 to 1967, features the Western Region of B.R., formerly the territory of the Great Western Railway, and its motive power. Bill Reed took the pictures during a number of visits to stations, sheds and to areas offering an attractive vantage point to shoot film. The engines have been pictured at various locations around the Western Region, ranging from; Barmouth and Aberystwyth in north west Wales to Whitland in the south west; Crewe and Wellington in the north east to London Paddington, Oxford and Princes Risborough in the south east. The places one would generally associate with the Western Region are also present and they comprise; Swindon (depot, station and works), Bristol, Exeter, Newton Abbot, Truro and Penzance.Bill has taken photographs of locomotives working on a number of branch lines around the Western Region and these are particularly evocative of the era. They also point to the future, in the form of the Beeching Report, when mass closures occurred eliminating these stations serving the local communities. The branch line stations featured are often deserted and the carriages partially empty.In some instances the stations would never serve many people, but others would lose passengers after the rise in motor car use in the wake of the Second World War. The W.R. attempted to entice passengers to some lines with diesel railcars, also reducing costs, and an example is seen in this collection at Kemble station. The G.W.R. had also tried this tactic with their own railcars and two have been captured at Worcester.
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  • Doncaster Through Time

    Peter Tuffrey

    Product Code: AYLUE
    Paperback
    Doncaster has always benefited from its location. It stands on the Great North Road or A1, the primary route for all traffic from London to Edinburgh, and due to its strategic geographical importance it emerged as an industrial centre in the late 18th century. Beneath the city lies a huge coal seam and it was this that prompted Doncaster's exponential population growth. In the early part of the 20th century Doncaster became one of the largest coal mining areas in the country, with the industry becoming the largest local employer. However, along with many other areas, a large number of mining jobs were lost in the late 1980s, and several pits closed. Today, coal mining has been all but eliminated from the area, with only a handful of collieries surviving. The demise of coal saw a domino effect which led to the removal of many other tertiary industries. In recent years, however, the city's fortunes have changed. Its centre has undergone redevelopment including the construction of an Education City campus, currently the largest education investment of its kind in the UK. The Doncaster Lakeside, home to Doncaster Rovers, has undergone modernisation and the ever-popular 'Dome', opened in 1989 by Princess Diana, contains a state of the art swimming pool, gym and ice rink. The Frenchgate Centre, a shopping centre and transport interchange, has also been extended to connect with the railway station and bus station. The Waterdale area of the town centre is currently undergoing rejuvenation, with a new theatre (known as CAST), new civic offices and a new public square already having been completed, on the site of the old Waterdale car park. These changes, and many more, are all documented in Peter Tuffrey's fascinating collection of old and new photographs of Doncaster.
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  • A4 Pacific Locomotives

    Peter Tuffrey

    Product Code: AUWFT
    Hardback
    The 'A4' class of Pacific locomotives, designed by Sir Nigel Gresley for the London & North Eastern Railway in the 1930s, was arguably the most distinctive type of steam locomotive built in Britain. Their streamlined design not only reflected the art deco and modernist style of the era but was also functional, enabling them to travel efficiently at high speeds. On 3 July 1938 the most famous locomotive in the class, Mallard, broke the world speed record for a steam locomotive, travelling at 126mph. This record has never been broken. A total of 35 of these beautiful locomotives were built from 1935-38. The efficiency and speed of Gresley's design ensured they continued in top link service into the BR era, particularly London-Edinburgh but also in later years on the hilly Glasgow-Aberdeen route. In 2013, to mark the 75th anniversary of Mallard's record breaking run, all six surviving A4s were gathered together in the UK for the first time since the 1960s and fittingly Bittern set a new world speed record of 93mph for a preserved steam locomotive. This is a glorious history of the construction, design and service of the 'A4s' for over 30 years with the LNER and British Railways, and an uplifting account of the career of the six remaining A4s in preservation.
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