London, Brighton & South Coast Railway Bibliography

Introduction

This Bibliography lists many of the books that have been published over the years which include information about the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway.

Many of these books are now out of print, but can sometimes be obtained through specialist second-hand railway booksellers in the UK. The books deal with a variety of subjects relating to the LB&SCR in differing depths of detail.

References to the published volumes of Ottley have been added (where possible) for books published before 1995. (G. Ottley, A Bibliography of British Railway History 2nd edition, HMSO, 1983. ISBN 0 11 290334 7; G. Ottley, A Bibliography of British Railway History Supplement, HMSO, 1988. ISBN 0 11 290364 9; and G. Boyes, M Searles, D. Stegges, Ottley's Bibliography of British Railway History Second Supplement, NRM, 1998. ISBN 1 872826 10 5).

Thanks to Colin Tomlins, Ian White and Nick Holliday for their help.


Recent or updated material is marked by New Item.


Photo Albums

The majority of these contain pictures taken over a period extending from the early days of photography right up to the date of publication. There are usually captions of varying degrees of helpfulness.

Main Contents

Middleton Press

Branch Lines series

Branch Lines to East Grinstead
K. Smith & V. Mitchell. Middleton Press, 1984. pp. [96]. (ISBN 0 906520 07 X). [Ottley 18418].
120 photographs. Covers Oxted, Hurst Green, Lingfield, Dormans, Three Bridges, Rowfant, Grange Road, Lewes, Barcombe, Newick & Chailey, Sheffield Park, Horsted Keynes, West Hoathly, Kingscote, Tunbridge Wells West, High Rocks Halt, Groombridge, Withyham, Hartfield, Forest Row and East Grinstead.
Branch Line to Hayling, including the Isle of Wight Ferry
K. Smith, V. Mitchell & A. Bell. Middleton Press, 1984. (ISBN 0 906520 12 6). [Ottley 18035].
120 photographs. Covers: Havant, Langston, Isle of Wight Train Ferry, North Hayling and Hayling Island.
Branch Lines to Horsham
K. Smith & V. Mitchell. Middleton Press, 1982. pp. [96]. (ISBN 0 906520 02 9). [Ottley 18411].
123 photographs. Covers Guildford, Peasmarsh Junction, Bramley, Cranleigh, Baynards, Rudgwick, Slinfold, Chris Hospital, Horsham, Itchingfield Junction, Southwater, West Grinstead, Partridge Green, Henfield, Steyning, Bramber, Shoreham and Brighton.
Branch Lines to Midhurst
K. Smith & V. Mitchell. Middleton Press, 1981. pp. [96]. (ISBN 0 906520 01 0). [Ottley 13737].
119 photographs. Covers: Chichester, Cocking, Elsted (LSWR), Fittleworth, Lavant, Midhurst (LBSCR & LSWR), Petersfield (LSWR), Petworth, Pulborough, Rogate (LSWR), Selham and Singleton. Drawings of LBSCR signal box & station buildings at Midhurst.
Branch Lines around Midhurst, a sequel to Branch Lines to Midhurst
K. Smith & V. Mitchell. Middleton Press, 1987. pp. [96]. (ISBN 0 906520 49 5). [Ottley 13737].
118 photographs. Covers: Chichester, Cocking, Elsted (LSWR), Fittleworth, Lavant, Midhurst (LBSCR & LSWR), Petersfield (LSWR), Petworth, Pulborough, Rogate (LSWR), Selham and Singleton.
Branch Line to Selsey
K. Smith & V. Mitchell. Middleton Press, 1983. (ISBN 0 906520 04 5). [Ottley 19001].
110 photographs. Covers: Bridge Halt, Chalder, Chichester, Ferry, Gold Club Halt, Hunston, Mill Pond Halt, Selsey and Siddlesham. Also known as the Hundred of Manhood and Selsey Tramway.
Branch Lines to Tunbridge Wells, from Oxted Lewes and Polegate
K. Smith & V. Mitchell. Middleton Press, 1986. pp. [96]. (ISBN 0 906520 32 0). [Ottley 18421].
120 photographs. Covers: Ashurst, Barcombe Mills, Buxted, Cowden, Crowborough, Edenbridge Town, Eridge, Groombridge, Hailsham, Heathfield, Hellingly, Hever, High Rocks Halt, Horam, Hurst Green, Isfield, Lewes, Mayfield, Monks Lane Halt, Oxted, Polegate, Rotherfield, Tunbridge Wells West and Uckfield.

South Coast Railways Series

Brighton to Eastbourne
K. Smith & V. Mitchell. Middleton Press, 1985. pp. [96]. (ISBN 0 906520 16 9). [Ottley 18419].
120 photographs. Covers Brighton, London Road, Kemp Town Junction, Lewes Road, Kemp Town, Moulsecoomb, Falmer, Lewes, Glynde, Berwick, Polegate, Hampden Park and Eastbourne.
Brighton to Worthing
K. Smith & V. Mitchell. Middleton Press, 1983. pp. [96]. (ISBN 0 906520 3 7). [Ottley 18416].
124 photographs. Covers: Aldrington Halt, Brighton, Dyke, Dyke Junction, East Worthing, Fishersgate Halt, Ham Bridge Halt, Holland Road Halt, Hove, Kingston Wharf, Lancing, Portslade, Shoreham, Shoreham Airport, Southwick and Worthing
Chichester to Portsmouth
K. Smith & V. Mitchell. Middleton Press, 1984. pp. [96]. (ISBN 0 906520 14 2). [Ottley 13446].
120 photographs. Covers: Albert Road, Bedhampton, Bosham, Chichester, East Southsea, Emsworth, Farlington, Fishbourne, Fratton, Havant, Hilsea, Jessie Road, Nutbourne, Portsmouth Harbour, Portsmouth & Southsea, Southbourne and Warblington.
Eastbourne to Hastings
K. Smith & V. Mitchell. Middleton Press, 1986. pp. [96]. (ISBN 0 906520 27 4). [Ottley 13742].
120 photographs. Covers Eastbourne, The Crumbles, Eastbourne Tramway, Hampden Park, Stone Cross, Pevensey & Westham, Pevensey Bay, Normans Bay, Cooden Beach, Collington, Bexhill, Glyne Gap Halt, St. Leonard's West Marina, St. Leonard's Warrior Square and Hastings.
Worthing to Chichester
K. Smith & V. Mitchell. Middleton Press, 1983. pp. [96]. (ISBN 0 906520 06 1). [Ottley 18415].
120 photographs. Covers: Angmering, Arun Bridge, Barnham, Bognor, Chichester, Drayton, Durrington, Ford, Goring, Littlehampton, Littlehampton Wharf, Lyminster, West Worthing, Woodgate, Worthing and Yapton.

Southern Main Lines

Crawley to Littlehampton
K. Smith & V. Mitchell. Middleton Press, 1986. pp. [96]. (ISBN 0 906520 34 7). [Ottley 18422].
120 photographs. Covers Crawley, Ifield, Faygate, Roffey Road Halt, Littlehaven, Horsham, Christ's Hospital, Billingshurst, Pulborough, Amberley, Pepper & Son, Chalk Pits Museum, Arundel and Littlehampton.
East Croydon to Three Bridges, including Croydon Central
K. Smith & V. Mitchell. Middleton Press, 1988. pp. [96]. (ISBN 0 906520 53 3). [Ottley 13454].
120 photographs. Covers: Central Croydon, Coulsdon North, Coulsdon South, Earlswood, East Croydon, Gatwick Airport, Gatwick Racecourse, Horley, Merstham, Purley, Purley Oaks, Quarry Line, Redhill, Salfords, South Croydon and Three Bridges
Epsom to Horsham
K. Smith & V. Mitchell. Middleton Press, 1986. pp. [96]. (ISBN 0 906520 30 4). [Ottley 13450].
119 photographs. Covers Epsom, Ashtead, Leatherhead, Boxhill, Dorking North, Holmwood, Ockley, Warnham and Horsham.
Haywards Heath to Seaford, including Newhaven Harbour lines and Horsted Keynes Branch
K. Smith & V. Mitchell. Middleton Press, 1986. pp. [96]. (ISBN 0 906520 28 2). [Ottley 18420].
123 photographs. Covers Newhaven Harbour Company's Locomotives, Horsted Keynes, Ardingly, Haywards Heath, Wivelsfield, Keymer Junction, Plumpton, Cooksbridge, Lewes, Southease, Newhaven North Quay, Newhaven West Quay, Newhaven Town, Newhaven Harbour, Newhaven Marine, Railway Shipping, Newhaven East Quay, Bishopstone Beach, Bishopstone and Seaford.
London Bridge to East Croydon
K. Smith & V. Mitchell. Middleton Press, 1988. pp. [96]. (ISBN 0 906520 58 4). [Ottley 18429].
120 photographs. Covers London Bridge, Bricklayers Arms, Deptford Wharf, New Cross Gate, New Cross locomotive shed, Brockley, Honor Oak Park, Forest Hill, Sydenham, Penge West, Anerley, Norwood Junction locomotive shed, Norwood Junction and East Croydon.
Three Bridges to Brighton
K. Smith & V. Mitchell. Middleton Press, 1986. pp. [96]. (ISBN 0 906520 35 5). [Ottley 18423].
120 photographs. Covers: Balcombe, Brighton, Burgess Hill, Hassocks, Haywards Heath, Preston Park, Three Bridges and Wivelsfield.
Victoria to East Croydon
K. Smith & V. Mitchell. Middleton Press, 1987. pp. [96]. (ISBN 0 906520 40 1). [Ottley 18427].
120 photographs. Covers Victoria, Grosvenor Road, Battersea Park, Clapham Junction, New Wandsworth, Wandsworth Common, Balham, Streatham Common, Norbury, Thornton Heath, Selhurst and East Croydon.

London Suburban Railways Series

Clapham Junction to Beckenham Junction, featuring Crystal Palace Low Level
K. Smith & V. Mitchell. Middleton Press, 1994. pp. [96]. (ISBN 1 873793 36 7). [Ottley 18440].
120 photographs. Covers: Balham, Beckenham Junction, Birkbeck, Clapham Junction, Crystal Palace (LL), Gipsy Hill, New Wandsworth, Streatham Hill, Wandsworth Common and West Norwood.
East London Line
V. Mitchell & K. Smith. Middleton Press, 1996. (ISBN 1 873793 80 4).
120 photographs. Covers Locomotives, Electric Stock, New Cross Gate, north of East London Junction, north of New Cross Gate, New Cross, north of New Cross, Surrey Quays, Canada Water, Rotherhithe, Wapping, Shadwell, St. Mary's, Whitechapel, Shoreditch and Liverpool Street.
Mitcham Junction Lines
K. Smith & V. Mitchell. Middleton Press, 1992. pp. [96]. (ISBN 1-873793 01 4). [Ottley 18437].
120 photographs. Covers: Beddington Lane, Carshalton, Eardley Sidings, East Dulwich, Hackbridge, Merton Park, Mitcham, Mitcham Junction, Morden Road, North Dulwich, Peckham Rye, Streatham, Sutton, Tulse Hill, Waddon Marsh, West Croydon and Wimbledon.
South London Line, London Bridge to Victoria
K. Smith & V. Mitchell. Middleton Press, 1995. pp. [96]. (ISBN 1-873793 46 4). [Ottley 13524].
120 photographs. Covers London Bridge, South Bermondsey, Old Kent Road, Queens Road, Peckham Rye, Peckham Rye Depot, Denmark Hill, west of Denmark Hill, East Brixton, west of East Brixton, Clapham High Street, Wandsworth Road, Factory Junction, Stewart's Lane, Battersea Park, Grosvenor Road and Victoria.
West Croydon to Epsom, including the Epsom Downs Branch
K. Smith & V. Mitchell. Middleton Press, 1992. pp. [96]. (ISBN 1-873793 08 1). [Ottley 18439].
120 photographs. Covers: Bandon Halt, Banstead, Belmont, Carshalton Beeches, Cheam, Espom, Epsom Downs, Epsom Town, Ewell East, Sutton, Waddon, Wallington and West Croydon
West London Line, Clapham Jn. to Willesden Jn.
V. Mitchell & K. Smith. Middleton Press, 1996. (ISBN 1 873793 84 7).
120 photographs. Covers Clapham Junction, east of Clapham Junction, Battersea, Chelsea Bridge, Chelsea Basin, Chelsea & Fulham, West Brompton, Lillie Bridge, south of Kensington Olympia, Kensington Olympia, Richmond Branch, Turnham Green, Uxbridge Road, Viaduct Junction, St. Quintin Park & Wormwood Scrubbs, North Pole Junction, Mitre Bridge Junction, Willesden High Level Junction and Willesden Junction.
Lines around Wimbledon
K. Smith & V. Mitchell. Middleton Press, 1996. (ISBN 1 873793 75 8).
120 photographs. Covers Tooting, Haydons Road, Merton Abbey, Merton Park, Sutton, Sutton West Junction, West Sutton, Sutton Common, St. Helier, Morden South, South Merton, Wimbledon Chase, Wimbledon West Yard, East Putney, south of East Putney, Southfields, Wimbledon Park, Wimbledon Depot and Wimbledon.
Wimbledon to Epsom, including Chessington Branch
K. Smith & V. Mitchell. Middleton Press, 1995. pp. [96]. (ISBN 1 873793 62 6). [Ottley 13470].
120 photographs. Very little LB&SCR material. Covers: Chessington North, Chessington South, Chessington Zoo, Epsom, Ewell West, Horton Light Railway, Malden Manor, Motspur Park, Raynes Park, Stoneleigh, Tolworth, Wimbledon and Worcester Park.
Londons Suburban Railways: Wimbledon to Beckenham before Tramlink
J. C. Gillham. Middleton Press, 2001. pp. [96]. (ISBN 1 901706 58 3).
120 photographs of the various lines involved, mainly over the final years, but some from the 1930s onward.

Steaming through Series

Steaming through East Hants
P. Hay. Middleton Press, 1985. pp. [96]. (ISBN 0 906520 18 5). [Ottley 13704].
120 photographs.
Steaming through East Sussex
P. Hay. Middleton Press, 1985. pp. [96]. (ISBN 0 906520 22 3). [Ottley 13739].
Steaming through Surrey
P. Hay. Middleton Press, 1986. pp. [96]. (ISBN 0 906520 39 8). [Ottley 13753].
120 photographs.
Steaming through West Sussex
P. Hay. Middleton Press, 1987. pp. [96]. (ISBN 0 906520 50 9). [Ottley 13743].
121 photographs of steam trains of all periods.

Country Railway Series

Croydon (Woodside) to East Grinstead
V. Mitchell & K. Smith. Middleton Press, 1995. pp. [96]. (ISBN 1 873793 48 0). [Ottley 13469].
122 photographs.

Great Railway Era Series

Great Railway Eras 4: Clapham Junction 50 years of change
K. Smith & V. Mitchell. Middleton Press, 1998. pp. [96]. (ISBN 1 901706 06 0).
120 photographs from the years since nationalisation. Includes Stewarts Lane, Nine Elms, the Low Level Lines, Latchmere Junction and Kensington

Steam Photographers

O.J. Morris's Southern Railway 1919-1959
Compiled by L. Marshall. Middleton Press, 1997. (ISBN 1 873793 96 0).
120 photographs taken by O.J. Morris (and others collected by him) during the pre-grouping to BR period.

Other Publishers

E.J. Bedford of Lewes. Photographer of the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway
J. Minnis. Wild Swan Publications, 1989. (ISBN 0 906867 75 4). [Ottley 19511].
Excellent quality photos from the period around 1880-1930.
New Item The London Brighton & South Coast Railway. The Bennett Collection
K. Marx, Lightmoor Press, 2011. pp. [144]. (ISBN 978 1899889617).
A selection from the Bluebell Railway archives of over 200 photographs taken by Walter Bennett.
London, Brighton and South Coast Railway Album
K. Marx & J. Minnis. Ian Allen, 1982. pp. 112. (ISBN 0 7110 1187 7) [Ottley 18410].
112 pages. Very good range of photos of all subjects with helpful and informative captions, written by two members of the Brighton Circle.
LB&SCR (Railways before the Grouping series No.1)
O.J. Morris. Ian Allen Ltd., London, 1952. pp. 32. [Ottley 6688].
Booklet which is mainly photographs of locomotives with a few trains. Some of these have appeared in other publications, however all are taken in the LB&SCR period.
Bygone LB&SCR Steam. Vol.1
A.C. Perryman. Rochester Press, 1981. pp. 64. (ISBN 0 905540 65 4). [Ottley 18445].
61 photographs. Modest range of photos (not too well reproduced)
Bygone LB&SCR Steam. Vol.2: Decorated Trains, Expresses and events
A.C. Perryman. Rochester Press, 1982. pp. 64. (ISBN 0 905540 80 8). [Ottley 18445].
Steam on the Brighton Line. A pictorial survey
A.C. Perryman. Bradford Barton Ltd., 1975. (ISBN 0 85153 180 6). [Ottley 12525].
172 illustrations.
Brighton Line Album
R.C. Riley. Ian Allen, 1967. pp. 112. [Ottley 12261].
200 illustrations. Good selection of photographs, many taken in LB&SCR days of a variety of subjects.
Surrey Railways Remembered (Railways Remembered series)
L. Oppitz. Countryside Books, 1988. pp. 112. (ISBN 1 85306 005 4). [Ottley 13755].
Lost Railways of Surrey
L. Oppitz. Countryside Books, 2002. (ISBN 1 85306 771 7).
A slightly revised paperback reprint of Surrey Railways Remembered
Sussex Railways Remembered (Railways Remembered series)
L. Oppitz. Countryside Books, 1987. 00. 112. (ISBN 0 905392 99 X). [Ottley 13744].
Lost Railways of Sussex
L. Oppitz. Countryside Books, 2001. (ISBN 1 85306 697 4).
A slightly revised paperback reprint of Sussex Railways Remembered
Southern Reflections. A collection of photographs from the BBC Hulton Picture Library.
R.C. Riley & N. Harris. Silver Link Publishing Ltd., 1988. pp. 144. (ISBN 0 947971 22-X). [Ottley 18913].
East Sussex Railways in old Postcards
K. Robertson. Meresborough Books, 1987. pp. 48. (ISBN 0 948193 22 0). [Ottley 13745].
144 photographs.
Branch Lines to Horsted Keynes. Then and Now
M.S. Welch. Runpast Publications, 1995. pp. [128]. (ISBN 1 870754 33 6). [Ottley 18443].
205 photos.
Portrait of Bluebell Steam
M.S. Welch. Runpast Publications, 1997. (ISBN 1 870754 39 5).
Contains several colour photographs of the Bluebell line prior to re-opening as well as more recent pictures.
The Railway Stations of Battersea & Wandsworth. A photographic Record
J.E. Connor. Southern Stations Management Ltd., 1998. (ISBN 0 947699 27 9).
Gives brief histories and photographs (where possible) of all the stations in Battersea and Wandsworth. Includes details of the restoration of Queenstown Road Station (LSWR).
1850-1925 Vintage Album
J.E. Kite. Roundhouse Books, 1966. pp. [102]. [Ottley 10433].
Pictorial album, with 13 photographs of the LB&SCR, including two views of Craven locomotives.
Vintage Steam
J.E. Kite. Ian Allen, 1969. pp. 104. (SBN 7110 0117 0). [Ottley 10446].
Pictorial album, with a section on LB&SCR.
British Trains of yesteryear
C. Hamilton Ellis. Ian Allen, 1960. [Ottley 7878].
Pictorial album, with a section on LB&SCR.
Railway Memories. Two hundred and four photographs by Doctor Budden.
R. Bucknall & T.F. Budden. London, 1947. [Ottley 7866].
Short chapter on the LB&SCR [8 photographs].
Images of Railways: The London, Brighton & South Coast Railway
J. Minnis. Tempus Publishing Limited, 1999. (ISBN 0 7524 1626 X).
Over 170 photographs, the earliest dating from 1862, many previously unpublished.
London, Brighton & South Coast Railway Miscellany
K. Robertson. Oxford Publishing Company (Ian Allen), 2004. pp. 128. (ISBN 0 86093 583 3).
Over 250 photographs.
Southern Railway Miscellany
K. Robertson. Oxford Publishing, 2003, pp. [112]. (ISBN 978 0 860935 82 7)
291 B&W Photographs
Trains Illustrated No 12: British Railways Then and Now - LBSCR
H. Stanton. Ian Allan, 1970. pp. [52]. (No ISBN).
The Last Days of Steam in Surrey and Sussex
D. Fereday-Glenn. Alan Sutton, 1989. pp. [128]. (ISBN 0 86299 531).
Mainly consisting of the authors own photographs
The Last Days of Steam on the Southern LBSCR & Isle of Wight
A. Postlethwaite. Alan Sutton, 1994. pp. [144]. (ISBN 0 7509 04135).
Mainly consisting of the authors own photographs
Eric Sawfords Fifties Steam Collection Southern
E. Sawford. Vintage Tractor and Machinery Publications, 1992. pp. [48]. (ISBN 0 907742 98 X).
Consisting of the authors own photographs, mainly taken on shed. Roughly a quarter of the views show Brighton locomotives.
Sussex Steam Scenes from the 50s and 60s
M. Welch. Capital Transport, 1998. pp. [80]. (ISBN 185414 202 X).
Colour album
Surrey Steam Scenes from the 50s and 60s
M. Welch. Capital Transport, 2001. pp. [80]. (ISBN 185414 238 0).
Colour album
Southern Steam in Works
T. Fairclough. Bradford Barton, 1978. pp. [96]. (ISBN 0 85153 342 6)
Approximately a quarter of the views are of Brighton works, over a long period.
This is Southern Region Central Division
C. Heaps. Ian Allan, 1982. pp. [56]. (ISBN 0 7110 1188 5).
Mainly consisting of modern views with some going back to the Edwardian era
New Item Sussex railway stations on old picture postcards. Yesterday’s Sussex Series No.1
J. Young, Reflections of a Bygone Age, 2010. pp. [32]. (ISBN 978 1 905408 15 3).
A selection of picture postcards featuring scenes of Sussex stations.

Main Contents

History

Southern Railway

History of the Southern Railway
C.F. Dendy Marshall. Ian Allen, 1963. pp.xi, 563. (ISBN 7110 0059 X). [Ottley 7320].
Second edition published in two volumes.
The History of the Southern Railway
M.R. Bonavia. Unwin Hyman, 1987. pp. xii, 195, [32] pl. (ISBN 0 04 385107 X). [Ottley 18911].
A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain. Vol.2. Southern England
H.P. White (Editor: D. St. John Thomas) Augustus M. Kelly Publishing, 1970. (SBN 678 05657 9). [Ottley 1166].
Branch Lines of the Southern. Volume 1
G. Reeve & C. Hawkins. Wild Swan Publications, 1980. pp. viii, 136. (ISBN 0 906867 01 0). [Ottley 12498].
Branch Lines of the Southern. Volume 2
G. Reeve & C. Hawkins. Wild Swan Publications, 1983. (ISBN 0 906867 14 2). [Ottley 12498].
Southern Branch lines
C.J. Gammell. GRQ Publications, 1986. pp. 96. (ISBN 0 946863 0 24). [Ottley 18910].
Southern Railway Halts Survey and Gazeteer (Locomotion Papers No.156)
R.W. Kidner. Oakwood Press, 1985. pp. 64. (ISBN 0 85361 321 4). [Ottley 18909].
Southern Suburban Steam 1860-1967 (Locomotion Papers No. 164)
R.W. Kidner. Oakwood Press, 1984. (ISBN 0 85361 298 6). [Ottley 16282].
A Southern Region Record
R.H. Clark. The Oakwood Press, 1964. [Ottley 8344]
The Railways of Southern England - 1. Main lines
E. Course. Batsford, 1973. [Ottley 8583].
The Railways of Southern England - 2. Secondary and branch lines
E. Course. Batsford, 1974. [Ottley 8583].
The Railways of Southern England - 3. Independent & light railways
E. Course. Batsford, 1976. [Ottley 8583].
Forgotten Railways - South East England
H.P. White. David & Charles, 1976. [Ottley 8586].
Covers closed lines in Surrey, Sussex and Kent.
Our Home Railways
W.J. Gordon. Bracken Books, 1989. (ISBN 1 8517 314 4). [Ottley 56, 5593 & 7433].
First published by F. Warne & Co., 1910. Contains a chapter on the LB&SCR.
A Centenary History of the Chipstead Valley Railway (Tattenham Corner Branch, 1897-1997)
K.R. Clew & R. Packham, The Bourne Society, Croydon, 1997. (ISBN 0900992 40 9).
Although primarily the description of an SER route, the original plan for an LBSCR route from Drift Bridge to the Downs is also described, along with references to LBSCR non-cooperation.
Southern Way Preview Issue
Noodle Books, 2007. pp. [100]. (ISBN 0 9554110 2 5).
Various articles, with one concentrating upon the Brighton Atlantics
Southern Way Issue 1
Noodle Books, 2007. pp. [100]. (ISBN 0 9554110 3 3).
Various articles, with features on Brighton works, the Brighton Belle, New Cross, Class E1/R and a colour survey of the Midhurst line.
SR 150 A Century and a Half of the Southern Railway
D. St. John Thomas & P. Williams. David & Charles, 2002. pp. [208]. (ISBN 0 7153 1376 2).
Unusual mixture of themes, some dealt with in depth, others less so. Paperback edition of a book first published in 1988.

London, Brighton and South Coast Railway

The London Brighton and South Coast Railway
C. Hamilton Ellis. Ian Allen, 1960. pp. 271. (SBN 7110 0269 X). [Ottley 6693].
The London, Brighton and South Coast Railway. 1. Origins & Formation
J.T. Howard Turner. Batsford Ltd., London, 1977. pp. xv, 287. (ISBN 0 7134 0275 X). [Ottley 12254].
The London, Brighton and South Coast Railway. 2. Establishment & Growth
J.T. Howard Turner. Batsford Ltd., London, 1978. pp. xv, 320. (ISBN 0 7134 1198 8). [Ottley 12254].
The London, Brighton and South Coast Railway. 3. Completion & Maturity
J.T. Howard Turner. Batsford Ltd., London, 1979. pp. xx, 283. (ISBN 0 7134 1389 1). [Ottley 12254].
Down the Line to Brighton (Down the Line series)
M.V. Searle. Baton Transport, 1986. pp. 160. (ISBN 0 85936 239 6). [Ottley 18425].
London to Brighton. 150 years of Britains premier Holiday line
M.H.C. Baker. Patrick Stephens, 1989. pp. 232. (ISBN 1 85260 146 9). [Ottley 18431].
The Brighton Line
J. Eddolls. David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1983. pp. 48. (ISBN 0 7153 8251 9). [Ottley 18412].
The London to Brighton Line 1841-1977 (Library of Railway History No.43)
A. Gray. Oakwood Press, 1977. pp. 127. [Ottley 12253].
Rail Centres: Clapham Junction (Rail Centres series)
J.N. Faulkner. Ian Allen, 1991. pp. 128. (ISBN 0 7110 2026 4). [Ottley 13511].
143 photogrpahs.
The West London Joint Railways
J.B. Atkinson. Ian Allen Ltd., 1984. pp. [128]. (ISBN 0 7110 1381 0). [Ottley 18999].
Croydons Railways
M.G.W. Skinner. Kingfisher Railway Productions, 1985. pp. 112. (ISBN 0 946184 14 3). [Ottley 13499].
98 photographs, 18 diagrams.
Croydon's Transport Through the Ages
J. B. Gent. Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society, 2001. pp. [96]. (ISBN 0-906047-17-X).
222 illustrations covering all forms of locomotion within the borough
Croydon from Above 1870 - 1999
J. B. Gent. Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society, 1999. pp. [64]. (ISBN 0-906047 13 7).
101 illustrations, many with a railway theme. Excellent coverage of the LBSC AC overhead electrification, with a number of views from 1924.
The Queens Garden
Borough of Croydon, 1983. pp. [32]. (No ISBN).
The story of Croydon Central Station and the subsequent redevelopment of its site.
The Story of Redhill as a Railway Centre
E.F. Carter. The Holmsdale Press Ltd., 1954. [Ottley 1416].
To the Crystal Palace
C.T. Goode. Forge Books, 1984. pp. 56. (ISBN 904662 13 6). [Ottley 13496].
New Crystal Palace Matters Transport Special
Crystal Palace Foundation. pp. [26]. (ISSN 0964 8011).
The Banstead & Epsom Downs Railway (Locomotion Papers No.145)
J.R.W. Kirkby. Oakwood Press, 1983. pp. 31, [12] pl. (ISBN 085361 300 1). [Ottley 18414].
Bluebell Historical Line Album 1879-1965
K. Marx. Bluebell Railway Preservation Society, Uckfield, Sussex, 1978. [Ottley 8839].
An illustrated history of The Lewes and East Grinstead Railway
K. Marx. Oxford Publishing Company (Ian Allen), 2000. (ISBN 0 86093 547 7).
Well researched and detailed history of the Lewes to East Grinstead line from planning and building through to closure. Includes details of staff as well as traffic workings.
Rails to Sheffield Park
M.S. Welch. Kingfisher Railway Publications, 1988. pp. [128] (ISBN 0 946184 48 8). [Ottley 18430].
232 photographs
The Bluebell Railway Past and Present
T. Gough. The Nostalgia Collection, 1998. pp. [96]. (ISBN 1 85895 129 1).
Part of a series showing then and now views, then being mainly from the 1950s.
Others in the series include: Volume 18 - Surrey and West Sussex, T. Gough Volume 20 - Kent and East Sussex, B. Morrison & B. Beer
Bluebell Railway Centenary
Bluebell Railway, 1982. pp. [27]. (No ISBN).
Small guide book to the celebrations. Contains several colour photographs of the newer locomotives, with a few archive shots.
The Cuckoo Line
A.C. Elliott. Wild Swan Publications, 1988. pp. vi, 170. (ISBN 0 906867 63 0). [Ottley 18428].
History of the Tunbridge Wells & Eastbourne Railway.
Isfield and its Railway
B.C. Thomas. Tomassin Publications, 1997. pp. 40. (No ISBN)
Local guide book with a strong railway emphasis including early photographs and some brief biographies of station staff from 1861 onwards.
Steyning and Steyning Line
G. Cockman. G. Cockman, 1987. 98pp.
The Steyning Line and Its Closure
J. Buckman. SB Publications, 2002. (ISBN 1 85770 254 9).
Masters thesis prepared for public consumption
The Steyning Line Tour
P. Barnes. Publisher Unknown, 2001. (ISBN 888 880 424 2).
Photographic coverage of the final years of steam on the Brighton to Horsham line.
The Oxted Line (Locomotion Papers No.58)
R.W. Kidner. Oakwood Press, 1972. (ISSN 0305 5493). [Ottley 12472].
The Croydon, Oxted & East Grinstead Railway (Library of Railway History No.123)
D. Gould. Oakwood Press, 2003. pp.208. (ISBN 0 85361 598 5).
Three Bridges to Tunbridge Wells (Locomotion Papers No.144)
D. Gould. Oakwood Press, 1983. pp 64, [16] pl. (ISBN 0 85361 299 4). [Ottley 18413].
The Railways of Mid-Sussex (Library of Railway History No.38)
A. Gray. Oakwood Press, 1975. pp. 86. [Ottley 12251].
The Newhaven and Seaford Branch (Locomotion papers No.117)
R.W. Kidner. Oakwood Press, 1979. pp. 32. [Ottley 12256].
Rail Centres: Brighton (Rail Centres series)
B.K. Cooper. Ian Allen Ltd., 1981. pp. 144. (ISBN 0 7110 1155 9). [Ottley 13733].
144 pages. Many photographs & descriptions on the development of Brighton as a railway centre over the years.
The Railways of Devils Dyke (Minor Railways of Britain series)
P. Clark. Turntable Publications, Sheffield, 1976. (ISBN 0 902844 35 0). [Ottley 8836].
The Dyke Branch Line
P.A. Harding. P.A. Harding, 2000. (ISBN 0 9523458 5 4).
The Kemp Town Branch Line
P.A. Harding. P.A. Harding, 1999. (ISBN 0 9523458 4 6).
Dorkings Railways
A.A. Jackson. Dorking Local History Group, Dorking, 1988. pp.64. (ISBN 1 870912 01 2). [Ottley 13754].
Up the Dorking
J.T.A. Harrod. Southern Railways Group, 1999. (ISBN 0 9536605 0 8).
Covers Horsham, Warnham, Gun Barn Crossing, Northwood (Intermediate) Signal Box, Hunt's Bridge, Stylehurst Corssing, Ockley for Capel, Holmwood, Lodge Farm Crossing, Tilehurst Lane and Dorking.
The Horsham-Guildford Direct Railway (Locomotion Paper No.87)
H.R. Hodd. Oakwood Press, 1975. pp. 54. [Ottley 12252].
The Chichester & Midhurst Railway (Minor railways of Britain series)
P. Clark. Turntable Publications, Sheffield, 1979. pp. 72. (ISBN 0 902844 53 9). [Ottley 12255].
The Bognor Branch Line (Library of Railway History No.172)
S. Jordan. Oakwood Press, 1989. pp. 96. (ISBN 0 85361 393 1). [Ottley 18433].
Booklet giving a comprehensive history of the branch line with the usual mixture of photos, maps, diagrams, timetables and description.
The Hayling Island Railway (BLH No.18)
R.G. Harman. Branch Line Handbooks, Teddington, Middlesex, 1963. pp 26[30]. [Ottley 6693a].
The Hayling Railway
P. Paye. Oakwood Press, 1979. pp. 31. [Ottley 12257].
Going off the rails, The Country Railway in West Sussex
B. Gage, M. Harris, T. Sullivan. West Sussex County Council, 1997. (ISBN 0 8626 0 400 1).
Includes the Selsey tramway and branches to Midhurst. Concentrates on the social aspects of the railway.
The Brighton to Portsmouth Line (Locomotion papers No.133)
N. Pallant. Oakwood Press, 1980. pp. 44. (ISBN 0 85361 279 X). [Ottley 12258].
Railway Heritage: Portsmouth (150 years of railways around Britain's principal naval port)
M.G.Harvey & E. Rooke. Silver Link Publishing, 1997. (ISBN 1 85794 104 7).
Includes lines to East Southsea, Gosport, Fareham, the Meon Valley and Havant to Hayling Island.
The Portsmouth Papers - 6: Portsmouth Railways
E. Course. Portsmouth City Council, 1969.
The Portsmouth Papers - 70: Railways and Portsmouth Society 1847 1947
R. Riley. Portsmouth City Council, 2000. pp. [28]. (ISBN 0 901559 99 7).
The Southsea Railway
K. Robertson. Kingfisher Railway Publications, 1985. pp. 32. (ISBN 0 946184 16 X). [Ottley 18405].
London's Elevated Electric Railway (The LBSCR Suburban Overhead Electrification 1909-1929)
G. Goslin, Connor & Butler, 2002. (ISBN 0 947699 35 X).
History of the development, expansion and rolling stock of this pioneering electrification scheme.
New Item The LBSCR Elevated Electrification. A pictorial view of construction
S. Grant, Noodle Books, 2011. pp. [64]. (ISBN 978 1 9064 19 65 3).
Detailed photographs of the construction of the LB&SCR overhead electric.
New Item Southern Electric a new history. Volume 1: Development of the London suburban network and its trains
D. Brown, Capital Transport. pp. [224]. (ISBN 978 1854 14 330 3).
General description of LB&SCR electrification development.
London's Disused Stations Volume 6: The London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
J.E. Connor, Connor & Butler, 2006. pp.68 (ISBN 978 0947699392).
Details of various closed & resited LBSCR stations within Greater London.
Londons Disused Railway Stations Volume 5, London & South Western Railway
J. E. Connor. Connor & Butler, 2005. pp. [80]. (ISBN 0 947699 38 4).
Almost half this book is dedicated to the railways held jointly with the LBSC, the Tooting Merton and Wimbledon Railway and the West London Extension Railway.

Miscellaneous Lines

Retracing the First Public Railway (Living History Local Guide No.4)
D.A. Baylis. Living History Publications, Croydon, 1981. [Ottley 13023].
Describes the history of the Surrey Iron Railway and the Croydon, Merstham & Godstone Iron Railway, and a gives a guide to the locations today
The Hellingly Hospital Railway
P.A. Harding. P.A. Harding, Woking, Surrey, 1989. (ISBN 0 9509414 5 X). [Ottley 15379].
New Item Hospital Tramways and railways. 2nd edition
D. Voice, Adam Gordon, 2006. pp. []. (ISBN 978 1 874422 63 1).
Some details of the Epsom Hospital and Hellingly Hospital railways.
The Selsey Tramways. The Hundred of Manhood and Selsey Tramways, later known as the West Sussex Railway 1897-1935
E. Griffith. E. Griffith, 1974. [Ottley 6177].
The Selsey Tram
D. Bathurst. Phillimore, 1992. pp. [132]. (ISBN 0 85033 839 5).
Thorough social history.
The Selsey Tramway Volume 1
L. A. Cooksey. Wild Swan Publications, 2006, pp. [192]. (ISBN 1 905184 15 8).
A full history of this independent railway.
The Selsey Tramway Volume 2
L. A. Cooksey. Wild Swan Publications, 2007, pp. [152]. (ISBN 1 905184 16 4)
The line described and full details of locomotives, railmotors and rolling stock.
The First Railway, The London and Greenwich
R.H.G. Thomas. Batsford, 1986. (ISBN 07134 54148). [Ottley 12473].
Change at Clapham Junction - The railways of Wandsworth and South West London
T. Sherwood. Wandsworth Borough Council, 1994. pp.100. (ISBN 0 902837 26 5). [Ottley 13521].
The Railway in Surrey
A.A. Jackson. Atlantic, 1999. (ISBN 0 906899 90 7).
Volks Railway Brighton
A. A. Jackson. Plateway Press, 1993. pp. [48]. (ISBN 1 871980 18 6).

Main Contents

Rolling Stock

General

LBSCR Stock Book. The preserved locomotives, carriages and wagons of the London Brighton and South Coast Railway
P. Cooper. Runpast Publishing, Cheltenham, Gloucstershire, 1990. pp. 64. (ISBN 1 870754 13 1). [Ottley 18449].
Information on preserved LB&SCR stock.

Locomotives

London, Brighton and South Coast Railway

The Locomotives of the London Brighton & South Coast Railway. Part 1
D.L. Bradley. Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, London, June 1969. pp. 179. [Ottley 12259].
Covers Craven and early Stroudley locomotives. Also covers London & Brighton; London & Croydon; and Brighton, Chatham & Dover Joint Comittee locos. The standard reference book for locomotives (no scale drawings, but some photos and line drawings). Very full details of the history of each member of the classes. Sadly out of print.
The Locomotives of the London Brighton & South Coast Railway. Part 2
D.L. Bradley. Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, London, June 1972. pp. 123. [Ottley 12259].
Later Stroudley locos and most of R.J. Billinton's locos. The standard reference book for locomotives (no scale drawings, but some photos). Very full details of the history of each member of the classes. Sadly out of print.
The Locomotives of the London Brighton & South Coast Railway. Part 3
D.L. Bradley. Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, London, September 1974. pp. 156. [Ottley 12259].
Later R.J. Billinton, D.E. Marsh and L. Billinton locos. The standard reference book for locomotives (no scale drawings, but some photos). Very full details of the history of each member of the classes. Sadly out of print.
LB&SCR Locomotives. A survey from 1870-1927
F. Burtt. Ian Allen Ltd., Staines, 1946. pp. 57. [Ottley 6685].
The Locomotives of the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway 1839-1903
F. Burtt. Locomotive Publishing Company Limited, 1903. pp. 245. First Edition. [Ottley 6678].
Reprinted from original articles in the Locomotive Magazine and again later by Branch Line Press. Interesting for early history. See also Maskelyne's followup.
The Locomotives of the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway 1903-1923
J.N. Maskelyne. Locomotive Publishing Company Limited, London, 1928. pp. 155. [Ottley 6682].
Designed to follow on from Burtt and written in his style.
The Locomotives of the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway
W.G. Tilling. W.G. Tilling, London SE1, June 1920. pp. 44[47]. [Ottley 6759].
The Locomotive Magazine Souvenir, No.14: Locomotives of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Locomotive Publishing Co. Ltd., 1911.
Stroudley Locomotives. A Pictorial History
B. Haresnape. Ian Allen Ltd., 1985. pp. 128. (ISBN 0 7110 1391 8). [Ottley 18446].
128 pages. Good on Stroudley locos, lots of photos, some simple drawings.
The Locomotives of D. Earle Marsh: 1905-1911
C. Fryer. William Sessions Ltd., 1994. pp. viii, 92. (ISBN 1 85072 151 3). [Ottley 18450].
Locomotive and Train Working in the Latter Part of the Nineteenth Century. Volume 5
E.L. Ahrons. W. Heffer & Sons Ltd., 1953. [Ottley 5605].
Covers the SER, LC&DR, LB&SCR, LSWR, S&DJR, Metropolitan and Metropolitan District Railways. Consists of reprints from the Railway Magazine between 1917 and 1925.
Southern Steam
O.S. Nock. David & Charles, 1966. pp. 200. [Ottley 12505].
Has a chapter on Brighton loco's performances before and after grouping.
The Brighton Terriers
C.J. Binnie. Ravensbourne Press, London, 1969.
Class A1.
Stroudley and his 'Terriers'
T. Middlemass. Pendragon, 1995. pp. 128. (ISBN 1 899816 00 3). [Ottley 18452].
I'm Stepney
K. Marx. Bluebell Railway. pp. 32. [Ottley 18444].
The story of this famous LB&SCR Terrier locomotive (class A1x, No.55).
Famous Fenchurch 1872-1972. A Century of Service
K. Marx. Bluebell RPS, 1972. [Ottley 8833].
The story of this famous LB&SCR locomotive.
"Hayling Billy", the life story of the engine "Newington"
Brickwoods. The Oakwood Press, c.1966. pp. 15. [Ottley 12260].
A small booklet outlining the history of A1 No.46 Newington and how it came to be standing outside the Brickwoods pub "The Hayling Billy" at Hayling.
The LB&SCR Terriers (Locomotives Illustrated No.48)
C. Leigh. Ian Allen Ltd., 1986. (ISSN 0307 1804).
Class A1.
The Island Terriers. The LB&SCR Terrier class on the railways of the Isle of Wight
M.J.E. Reed. Kingfisher Railway Productions, 1989. pp. 48. (ISBN 0 946184 46 1) [Ottley 18448].
Class A1.
Portrait of the Terriers
H. Kardas. Ian Allen Ltd., 1999. (ISBN 0 7110 2652 1).
Covers the whole history of the Terriers, including the preservation era up to 1999.
The Brighton Baltics (Locomotion Papers No.64)
A.C. Perryman. Oakwood Press, 1973. pp. 65. [Ottley 12263].
All about the L Class 4-6-4T.
British Baltic Tanks (Railway Monographs No.2)
C.E.J. Fryer. Platform 5, Sheffield, 1993. (ISBN 1872524 43 5). [Ottley 15791].
Has a section on the L class 4-6-4T.
The Brighton Gladstones (Loco Profile No 32)
B. Reed. Profile Publications, 1973. [Ottley 10398].
Class B1.
The Larger Brighton Locomotives (Locomotives Illustrated No.37)
D. Cross. Ian Allen Ltd., 1984. (ISSN 0307 1804).
Lots of photos of H1, H2, K and L classes.
Pre-grouping Southern 0-6-0s (Locomotives Illustrated No.64)
P.F. Winding. Ian Allen Ltd., 1989. (ISSN 0307 1804).
Photos of LBSCR C2, C2x and C3 goods classes.
The Brighton four-coupled tank engines (Locomotives Illustrated No.84)
K. Marx. Ian Allen Ltd., 1992. (ISSN 0307 1804).
Lots of photos of D1, D3, I1, I2, I3, I4 classes.
The Brighton 4-4-0s (Locomotives Illustrated No.95)
K. Marx. Ian Allen Ltd., 1994. (ISSN 0307 1804).
Includes Billinton classes B2, B3 and B4.
The Southern Moguls, including the River Class 2-6-4Ts (Locomotives Illustrated No.105)
W.A.T. Aves. Ian Allen Ltd., 1996. (ISSN 0307 1804).
Includes the K class.
The British 0-4-2 (Locomotives Illustrated No.111)
W.A.T. Aves. Ian Allen Ltd., 1997. (ISSN 0307 1804).
Includes the Gladstones and LSWR Jubilees.
The London, Brighton & South Coast Railway 0-6-2 Radial Tanks (Locomotives Illustrated No.119)
K. Marx. Ian Allen Ltd., 1998. (ISSN 0307 1804).
Includes Billinton classes E3, E4, E5 and E6.
The Larger Southern 0-6-0 Side Tank Locomotives of the Southern Railway including the Class 'E1R' 0-6-2Ts (Locomotives Illustrated No.127)
W.A.T. Aves. Ian Allen Ltd., 1999. (ISSN 0307 1804).
Includes Stroudley E1 (and rebuilds to E1R) and L.B. Billinton class E2.
Locomotives built at Southern Railway Works: 2 - Brighton Part 1 1871-1906 (Locomotives Illustrated No.159)
W.A.T. Aves. Ian Allen Ltd., 2005. pp.46 (ISSN 0307 1804).
Includes Stroudley and R.J. Billinton classes.
Locomotives built at Southern Railway Works: 2 - Brighton Part 2 1906-1957 (Locomotives Illustrated No.163)
W.A.T. Aves. Ian Allen Ltd., 2006. pp.46 (ISSN 0307 1804).
Includes Marsh and L.B. Billinton classes as well as SR & BR built locomotives.
New Item LBSCR Atlantics
J. English, Ian Allen Press, 2014. pp. [128]. (ISBN 978 0 7110 3791 5).
Covers the development and history of the H1 and H2 tender classes and I1, I2, I3 and I4 tank classes.
Locomotives Worth Modelling
F.C. Hambleton. Model and Allied Publications, Argus Books Ltd., 1977. (ISBN 0 85242 5805).
Some drawings of LBSCR C and C1 class (also fittings - buffers etc.)
British Pre-Grouping Railways Part 5 London Brighton & South Coast Railway
M. Williams. M. Williams, 2007. pp. [78]. (No ISBN)
Subtitled Locomotive classes, origins and meanings of names.
Locomotives of Quality, A Pictorial History of Manning Wardle & Co.
J.E. Simpson. Ross-Evans, 2000. (ISBN 1-874498 02 4).
The Locomotives built by Manning Wardle & Company, Volume 2: Standard Gauge
F.W. Harman. Century Locoprints, 2001. (ISBN 0-9535313 1 7).
Elegance of Edwardian Railways
G. Williams. Oxford Publishing, 1994. (ISBN 0 86093 477 2).
Large photographic album, containing 13 views of LBSCR locomotives.

Railmotors

LSWR Locomotives The Drummond Classes
D. L. Bradley. Wild Swan, 1986. (ISBN 0906867 42 8)
Six pages covering the railmotors constructed for the joint Portsmouth Southsea line
LSWR Coaches in the 20th Century
G. R. Weddell. Oxford Publishing, 2001. (ISBN 0 86093 555 8).
Four pages covering the railmotors constructed for the joint Portsmouth Southsea line
British Railcars 1900 to 1950
D. Jenkinson & B. Lane. Atlantic, 1996. pp. [80]. (ISBN 0 9906899 64 8)
Lavishly illustrated, but poorly researched book showing all of the petrol and steam railmotors of the LBSCR.
British Steam Railcars
R. W. Rush. Oakwood Press, Locomotion Papaers No.53, 1971. (No ISBN)
Details and drawings of the steam railmotors, including the Southsea Joint stock.

Southern Railway

A Pictorial Record of Southern Locomotives
J.H. Russell. Oxford Publishing Company, 1991. pp. 384. (ISBN 0 86093 443 8). [Ottley 18954].
Covers (with photos and weight diagrams) every class of loco that became part of the Southern Railway in 1923 (also Southern built engines).
Locomotives at the Grouping: 1. Southern Railway
H.C. Casserley & S.W. Johnson. Ian Allen Ltd., 1974. pp. 60. (ISBN 07110 0552 4). [Ottley 12504].

General

The British Steam Railway Locomotive. 1825-1925
E.L. Ahrons. Bracken Books, London, 1987. [Ottley 2849].
First published by the Locomotive Publishing Company Limited in 1927 and reprinted 1961.
Locomotives I have known
J.N. Maskelyne. Percival Marshall, 1959. [Ottley 2901].
Drawings of 13 LBSCR loco classes at approximately 6mm/ft scale:
  • 0-6-0T Class A1 No.57 `Thames' ~5.55mm/ft
  • 4-4-0 Class B2 No.316 `Goldsmid' ~5.7mm/ft
  • 4-4-0 Class B4 No.70 `Holyrood' ~4.95mm/ft
  • 0-6-0 Class C1 No.427 ~5mm/ft
  • 0-4-2T Class D1 No.283 `Aldgate' ~6mm/ft
  • 0-6-0T Class E1 No.108 `Jersey' ~5.3mm/ft
  • 0-6-2T Class E4 No.472 `Faygate' ~5.75mm/ft
  • 2-2-2 Class F No.326 `Grosvenor' ~5.45mm/ft
  • 2-2-2 Class G No.329 `Stephenson' ~4.7mm/ft
  • 4-4-2 Class H2 No.421 ~4.7mm/ft
  • 4-4-2T Class I3 No.23 ~5.33mm/ft
  • 4-6-2T Class J No.325 `Abergavenny' ~4.7mm/ft
  • 4-6-4T Class L No.333 `Remembrance' ~5.15mm/ft
A Further selection of Locomotives I have known
J.N. Maskelyne. Percival Marshall, 1962. (ISBN 0 85527 249 X). [Ottley 2913].
Drawings of a further 5 LBSCR locomotive classes at approximately 5mm/ft scale:
  • 2-2-2 No.325 `Abergavenny' ~5.1mm/ft
  • 0-4-2 Class B1 No.180 `Arundel' ~4.85mm/ft
  • 2-6-0 Class K No.337 ~4.8mm/ft
  • 0-4-4T Class D3 No.388 `Emsworth' ~5.65mm/ft
  • 0-6-2T Class E5 No.587 `Brighton' ~5.65mm/ft
Followup to Locomotives I have known.
The Brighton Belle
N. Owen. Southern Electric Group, Purley, Surrey, 1972. pp. 27. (ISBN 0 906988 00 4). [Ottley 12509].
Some Classic Locomotives
C. Hamilton Ellis. George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1949. [Ottley 2878].
Includes an essay on the Stroudley D tanks.
The Locomotives of Croydon Gas and Electricity Works
J. B. Latham. Lens of Sutton, 1970. pp. [24]. (No ISBN).

Coaches & Wagons

New Item LB&SCR Carriages. Volume 1: 4 and 6 wheel ordinary passenger stock
I. White, S. Turner, S. Foulkes, Kestrel Railway Books, 2014. pp. [228]. (ISBN 978 1 905 505 35 7).
The definitive work on Craven, Stroudley and Billinton 4 and 6 wheel coaches.
Carriage Stock of the LB&SCR
P.J. Newbury. Oakwood Press, 1976. pp. 80. [Ottley 12264].
Classic source of LB&SCR carriage information. Contains many drawings at 4mm/ft scale.
Corrections and Additions to The Carriage Stock of the LB&SCR
J.D. Abson. Brighton Circle, 1987. [Ottley 12264].
Corrections to Newbury, very well researched.
Bogie carriages of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
D. Gould. Oakwood Press, 1995. pp. 208. (ISBN 0 85361 4709). [Ottley 18451].
Railway Carriages 1839-1939 (Veteran and Vintage Series)
G.M. Kichenside. Ian Allen Ltd., 1964. [Ottley 10660].
An Illustrated History of Southern Wagons. Volume 2: LBSCR and minor companies
G. Bixley, A. Blackburn, R. Chorley & M. King. Oxford Publishing Company, 1985. pp. vi. 106. (ISBN 0 86093 220 6). [Ottley 18956].
Includes wagons from the LB&SCR, IWCR, IWR and FYNR. Main reference on wagons, photos and some drawings.
New Item An Illustrated History of Southern Wagons. Volume 4
G. Bixley, A Blackburn, R. Chorley, M. King, Oxford Publishing Co., 2002. pp. [160]. (ISBN 978 0 8693 564 7).
Some details of LB&SCR stock totals at the grouping.
New Item Southern Wagons Pictorial
M. King, Ian Allan Publishing, 2008. pp. [192]. (ISBN 978 0 86093 597 1).
Further details of later LB&SCR wagons and vans (follows on from An Illustrated History of Southern Wagons. Volume 2).
New Item Southern Wagons in colour
M. King, Noodle Books, 2014. pp. [112]. (ISBN 978 1 909328 19 8).
A few colour photographs of Ex-LB&SCR wagons in SR days.
Isle of Wight Steam Passenger Rolling Stock
R.J. Maycock & M.J.E. Reed. Oakwood Press, 1997. (ISBN 0 85361 507 1).
Includes ex-LB&SCR stock.
Nineteenth Century Railway Carriages
C. Hamilton Ellis. Modern Transport Publishing Co. Ltd., 1949. [Ottley 3186].
Includes details of some early coaches and some Stroudley coaches.
Railway Carriages in the British Isle from 1830-1914
C. Hamilton Ellis. George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1965. [Ottley 10661].
Updated version of Nineteenth Century Railway Carriages. Includes details of some early coaches and some Stroudley coaches.
An Illustrated History of Southern Pull-Push Stock
M. King. Oxford Publishing, 2006. pp.[160]. (ISBN 0 86093 596 5).
Has two out of fourteen chapters dedicated to ex-LBSCR stock
Southern Railway Rolling Stock
R. W. Kidner. Oakwood Press, Locomotion Paper No.74, 1974. pp. [60]. (No ISBN)
Service Stock of the Southern Railway
R. W. Kidner. Oakwood Press, Locomotion Papaer No.124, 1980. pp. [66]. (No ISBN)
An update of LP 74, concentrating on the service stock.
Service Stock of the Southern Railway
R. W. Kidner. Oakwood Press, X51, 1980. pp. [128]. (ISBN 0 85361 429 6).
A considerably expanded and updated version of LP 124, with many more illustrations and drawings.

Electric Units

New Item A pictorial record of Southern Electric units. Drawings and plans
B. Goulding, Noodle Books, 2009. pp. [232]. (ISBN 978 1 9064 19 34 9).
Drawings and photographs of the early LB&SCR electrification stock.

Pullmans

Pullman Trains in Britain
R. W. Kidner. Oakwood Press, Locomotion Papers, No.210, 1998. pp. [112]. (ISBN 0 85361 531 6).
Update and replacement for an earlier work Pullman Cars on the Southern 1875 1972 (Locomotion Papers No.164, 1987).
British Pullman Trains
C. Fryer. Silver Link, 1992. pp. [224]. (ISBN 0 947971 78 5).
Pullman Pride
J. Morris & A. Fore. Noodle Books, 2007. pp. [96]. (ISBN 0 9554110 1 7).
Inside story of the Pullman company, concentrating more on the final years.

Main Contents

Architecture, Infrastructure & Signals

Southern Sheds in Camera
R. Griffiths. Oxford Publishing Company, 1989. pp. 160. (ISBN 0 86093 415 2) [Ottley 18950].
318 photographs.
An Historical Survey of Southern Sheds
C. Hawkins & G. Reeve. Oxford Publishing Company, 1979. pp. 156. (SBN 86093 020 3). [Ottley 12543].
A Pictorial Record of Southern Signals
G. Pryer. Oxford Publishing Company, 1977. pp. 200 (SBN 902888 81 1). [Ottley 12489].
London, Brighton and South Coast Railway: Signal boxes in 1920-1922, Part 1 London to Brighton
Signalling Record Society, 1994. pp. 110. (ISBN 1 873228 08 2). [Ottley 18442].
London, Brighton and South Coast Railway: Signal boxes in 1920-1922, Part 2 East of the London and Brighton Line
Signalling Record Society, 1995. pp. 124. (ISBN 1 873228 10 4). [Ottley 18442].
London, Brighton and South Coast Railway: Signal boxes in 1920-1922, Part 3 Mid Sussex & West Coast Lines and Branches
Signalling Record Society, 1998. (ISBN 1 873228 14 7).
London, Brighton and South Coast Railway: Signal boxes in 1920-1922, Part 4 Dorking and Suburban Lines
Signalling Record Society, 1999. (ISBN 1 873228 16 3).
Sussex Railway Architecture The Railway in the British Landscape
J. Hoare. Branch Line, 1979. [Ottley 8840].
Station buildings mainly.
Railway Stations: Southern Region
N. Wikely & J. Middleton. Peco, 1971. (SBN 900586 31 1). [Ottley 8580].
A Historical Survey of selected Southern Stations Track layouts and plans. Vol.1
G.A. Pryer & G.J. Bowring. Oxford Publishing Company, 1980. pp. [viii], 136. (SBN 86093 016 5). [Ottley 18904].
Period Railway Modelling Buildings
V. Thompson. Peco, 1971. (SBN 900586 37 0).
Contains useful plans of Littlehampton, Fittleworth and Chichester station buildings.
New Item Southern Infrastructure 1922 to 1934 (Stations/Signalling/Trackwork). A selection of photographs from the E. Wallace collection
D. Wallace, Noodle Books, 2014. pp. [120]. (ISBN 978 1 909328 11 2).
A selection of photographs showing LB&SCR infrastructure just after grouping
New Item Southern Infrastructure 1922 to 1934 (Stations/Signalling/Trackwork). A second selection of photographs from the E. Wallace collection
D. Wallace, Noodle Books, 2014. pp. [120]. (ISBN 978 1 909328 24 2).
A second selection of photographs showing LB&SCR infrastructure just after grouping
London's Historic Stations
J. Betjeman. John Murray, 1972. (ISBN 0 7195 3426 7). [Ottley 8755].
A Directory of London Railway Stations. Part.1 Boroughs of Merton and Sutton
C.F. Lindsay. C.F. Lindsay, 15 Bournemouth Road, London SW19, 1981. pp. 20. [Ottley 13485].
Victorian Stations; Railway Stations in England & Wales 1830-1923
G. Biddle. David & Charles, 1973. (ISBN 0 7153 5949 5). [Ottley 10350].
A review of station architecture, indexed both by station name and by company, allowing easy access to numerous snippets of LB&SCR detail (including some sketches of LB&SCR features). A chapter on seven railway architects features a section on David Mocatta, who designed the station building at Brighton, and other locations north to Coulsdon, pioneering the "unit" design approach to station architecture.
The Signal Box; A Pictorial History and Guide to Designs
The Signalling Study Group. Oxford Publishing Company, 1986. (ISBN 0-86093-224-9).
A History of the signal box, including sections of those of Saxby and Farmer and the LBSCR.
A Pictorial Survey of Railway Stations
G.A. Buck, Oxford Publishing Company, 1986. (ISBN 0 86093 459 4).
Includes a chapter on the LB&SCR in which he summarises the major "families" of designs that were common to several stations and includes photographs of many examples.
Signal Box Diagrams of the Great Western & Southern Railways: Volume 19 - Southern Railway Lines in the Portsmouth area
G. A. Pryer. (ISBN 0 9532460 86).
Contains 55 signalling and track diagrams, as far east as Hayling Island
Track Layout Diagrams of the Southern Railways & BR Southern Region: Volume S10 - West Sussex
G. A. Pryer. 1987. pp. [36]. (ISBN X 198000242).
Contains signalling and track diagrams, as far east as Hove etc.
Other volumes are indicated to cover the rest of the Brighton system, e.g. S11 - West Sussex but these are not believed to have ever appeared.

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Shipping

Ferry Services of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
S. Jordan. The Oakwood Press, 1998. (ISBN 0 85361 521 7).

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People & Anecdotes

Locomotive Engineers of the Southern Railway and its constituent companies
B. Webb. Ian Allen Ltd., 1946. pp.87. [Ottley 7324].
Includes biographies of Craven, Stroudley, R.J. Billinton, Marsh and L.B. Billinton.
Twenty Locomotive Men
C. Hamilton Ellis. Ian Allen Ltd., 1958. [Ottley 2896].
Details of the lives of:
  • William Bridges Adams (1797-1872)
  • Joseph Hamilton Beattie (1804-1871)
  • John Chester Craven (1813-1887)
  • Robert Sinclair (1816-1897)
  • Sir Daniel Gooch (1816-1889)
  • Thomas Russell Crampton (1816-1888)
  • Archibald Sturrock (1816-1909)
  • Patrick Stirling (1820-1895)
  • William Adams (1823-1904)
  • Charles Reboul Sacré (1831-1912)
  • Samuel Waite Johnson (1831-1912)
  • William Stroudley (1833-1889)
  • David Jones (1834-1906)
  • Francis William Webb (1835-1906)
  • Thomas William Worsdell (1838-1916)
  • Dugald Drummond (1840-1912)
  • William Dean (1840-1905)
  • James Manson (1846-1935)
  • Sir John Aspinall (1851-1937)
  • George Jackson Churchward (1857-1933)
William Stroudley, Craftsman of Steam
H.J. Campbell Cornwall. David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1968. pp. 263. [Ottley 12262].
A 263 page hardback biography of William Stroudley. It concentrates on his technical achievements rather than his personal life and includes chapters on boilers and cab fittings. Also covers his marine work. Not many photographs, but some detail drawings (cab layout, firebox details, ...)
New Item Robert Billinton, an engineer under pressure. (Library of Railway History OL.147)
K, Marx, Oakwood Press, 2008. pp. [152]. (ISBN 978 08536 16764).
A biography of Robert Billinton.
Douglas Earle Marsh - His Life and Times
K. Marx. Oakwood Press, Series OL134, 2005. pp.160. (ISBN 0 85361 633 7).
Biography of Marsh.
Lawson Billinton - A Career Cut Short
K. Marx. Oakwood Press, OL No.142 2007. pp. [192]. (ISBN 9780853616610).
Full biography, with 150+ Photographs
Victorian Railwaymen. The emergence and growth of Railway Labour 1830-1870
P.W. Kingsfold. Frank Cass & Co, 1970. pp.192. (ISBN 0 7146 1331 2). [Ottley 11033].
Contains many references to LB&SCR staff working practices of the period. Also has three photographs showing LB&SCR staff uniforms for different grades.
Locomotive Engine Driving. A practical manual for engineers in charge of locomotive engines
M. Reynolds. London, 1877. [Ottley 4032].
Engine Driving Life. Stirring Adventures and Incidents in the lives of Locomotive Engine Drivers
M. Reynolds. London, 1881. [Ottley 4042].
M. Reynolds. London, 1889. Second edition with additional chapters.
Yesterday Once More
F. Rich. P.E. Waters and Associates, 1996. (ISBN 0 948904 54 2).
Biography of George Washington, a driver on the Brighton line.
`LBSC' Footplate Experiences, Reminiscences at New Cross
`Curly' Lawrence, compiled by K. Marx. Oakwood Press, Series RS4, 1996. (ISBN 0 85361 498 9).
Reminiscences by the well known Model Engineer writer `LBSC' about his time on the footplate on the LB&SCR.
The Trains We Loved
C. Hamilton Ellis. Allen & Unwin, 1947. [Ottley 2743, 7434 & 7786].
When Steam was King at Brighton
A.C. Perryman. Rochester Press, 1982. (ISBN 0 946379 009). [Ottley 10531,12510].
Life at Brighton Works (Locomotion Papers No.54)
A.C. Perryman. Oakwood Press, 1971.
Sussex Engineman Volume 1 1917 - 1935
A. P. Vent. Buggleskelly Books, 2007. pp. [102] (ISBN 1913 1935 X).
Memoirs of railwayman Hubert Hobden, charting his rise to steam locomotive driver.
To the Railway Born
T. Carter. Silver Link, 1992. pp. [128]. (ISBN 0 947971 79 3).
Subtitled Reminiscences of Station Life 1934 1992 includes spells at Shoreham, Southwick, Brighton & Hove, Steyning and London Bridge. Part of the text re-issued to accompany a DVD of the Steyning Line.

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Miscellaneous

The Official Guide to the LB&SCR
Cassell, 1913. (10th edition)
Peeps at Great Railways: South Eastern & Chatham and London Brighton & South Coast
G.E. Mitton. A & C. Black, London, 1912. pp. vii, 87. [Ottley 6679].
The Clocks of the London Brighton and South Coast Railway
Dr D.R. Parr. Antiquarian Horological Society, Wadhurst Sussex, 1989. pp. [i], 35-51. [Ottley 18434].
Table of Distances between Stations, Junctions &c on the London Brighton and South Coast Railway
Ian Allan, (Reprint) 1984. pp. [ii], 29. [Ottley 18417].
11 Maps. Distance diagrams. Originally published January 1901.
Time Tables for the London Brighton and South Coast Railway. June-September 1912
Ian Allen, (Reprint) 1968. pp. 168 [12]. [Ottley 12247].
Reproduction of an original 1912 timetable.
Travelling Charts London-Brighton Railway Chronicle Office.
Brighton Public Libraries, London.
Facsimile of an early edition.
Surrey and Sussex by Rail
G. Collett. Railway Development Society, 1998. pp. [64]]. (ISBN 0 7117 0331 0).
Described as a guide to the routes, scenery and towns. A modern version of the route guides issued in early Victorian times.
Railway Heraldry and other insignia
G. Dow. David & Charles, 1973. [Ottley 12562].
Has a section on LB&SCR devices (2 of which are in colour), buttons and crests on bridges.
Britain's Railway Liveries 1825-1948
E.F. Carter. Burke Publishing, 1952. [Ottley 7436].
Contains carefully researched details of contemporay observations of railway liveries including the LB&SCR. However, much of the information is conflicting and confusing.
The principal headboards and lights of the LB&SCR
J. Bradbury-Winter, 1897. pp. [116]. [Ottley 6754].
Privately produced and distributed miniature book showing headcodes of the LB&SCR in colour.
Railway Appliances. A description of details of Railway Construction
J.W. Barry. London, 1876. [Ottley 2415].
An early textbook on railway construction. Contains a diagram of the LB&SCR close coupling mechanism (central buffer and spring) for coaches of the period [p.249-250, 4th Edition].
Goodbye to Victoria (The Last Queen Empress), The story of Queen Victoria's Funeral train
P.J. Keat. The Oakwood Press, 2001. (ISBN 0-85361-569-1).
An interesting description of this train including details of the LB&SCR's role
New Item Modelling the Southern, Volume 1. Ideas and Inspiration
J. English, Noodle Books, 2012. pp. [112]. (ISBN 978 1 906419 75 2).