Books about LMS Coaches

Below is a bibliography of books about or containing information on LMS Coaching Stock. If you wish to purchase any of these you may be able to obtain a copy from a book retailer, or by using the Amazon links on the right.

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Railway Carriage Album, by G M Kitchenside

 Railway Carriage Album

by G M Kitchenside. Published by Ian Allan Ltd. First edition in 1966, second edition in 1980. ISBN 0 7110 1058 7

A portrayal of carriages from each of the major pre- and post-grouping companies. Forty-five pages devoted to the LMSR and constituent company carriage designs.

The Coronation Scot, by Edward Talbot

The Coronation Scot

by Edward Talbot. Published by Edward Talbot First edition in 2002. ISBN 0 9542787 1 2.

Although about the famous train itself, there is a large section describing the special carriage stock produced for it from contemporary standard designs. Many interesting photographs during construction, operation and during the post-war years.

The LMS Coach 1923-1947, by R J Essery and D Jenkinson

The LMS Coach 1923-1947

by R J Essery and D Jenkinson. Published by Ian Allan Ltd. First published in 1969. SBN 7110 0074 3

A complete survey of LMSR coaching practice including all passenger rated vehicles. Sometimes referred to as the first edition.

LMS Coaches an Illustrated History, by D Jenkinson and R J Essery

LMS Coaches an Illustrated History

by D Jenkinson and R J Essery. Published by the Oxford Publishing Company in 1977. SBN 902888 83 8

This is an enlarged and revised edition based upon the book first published by Ian Allan Ltd. in 1969. Sometimes referred to as the the second edition.

Illustrated History of LMS Standard Coaching Stock, Volume 1, by David Jenkinson and Bob Essery

Illustrated History of LMS Standard Coaching Stock, Volume 1

by David Jenkinson and Bob Essery. Published by the Oxford Publishing Company, part of the Haynes Publishing Group. First published in 1991. ISBN 0 86093 450 0

A fully revised General Introduction and comprehensive survey of the passenger rated, Non-Passenger Vehicles built to LMS standard design. The standard reference for LMSR coaching stock.

Illustrated History of LMS Standard Coaching Stock, Volume 2, by David Jenkinson and Bob Essery

Illustrated History of LMS Standard Coaching Stock, Volume 2

by David Jenkinson and Bob Essery. Published by the Oxford Publishing Company an imprint of the Haynes Publishing. First published in 1994. ISBN 0 86093 451 9

A fully revised and comprehensive survey of the LMS General Service Gangwayed Vehicles to LMS standard design. The standard reference for LMSR coaching stock.

Illustrated History of LMS Standard Coaching Stock, Volume 3, by David Jenkinson and Bob Essery

Illustrated History of LMS Standard Coaching Stock, Volume 3

by David Jenkinson and Bob Essery. Published by Oxford Publishing Company an imprint of Ian Allan Publishing Ltd. First published in 2000. ISBN 0 86093 452 7

A fully revised and comprehensive survey of the LMS Non-Corridor, Special Purpose and Self-Propelled Vehicles to standard LMS design. The standard reference for LMSR coaching stock.

Historic Carriage Drawings Volume 2, LMS and Constituents, by David Jenkinson

Historic Carriage Drawings Volume 2, LMS and Constituents

by David Jenkinson. Published by the Pendragon Partnership. First published in 1998. ISBN 1 899816 06 2

Based on the LMSR/LNER historic carriage drawings book of 1968/9, this updated look offers the bulk of the previous material plus additional prototype, photographs and some extra drawings. Review at HMRS site.

Historic Carriage Drawings Volume 3, Non-passenger Coaching Stock,
compiled by Peter Tatlow in association with the LMS Society

Historic Carriage Drawings Volume 3, Non-passenger Coaching Stock

compiled by Peter Tatlow in association with the LMS Society. Published by the Pendragon Partnership. First published in 2000. ISBN 1 899816 09 7

Cross-company NPCS vehicles illustrated by drawings and photographs. Some LMSR examples are discussed in more detail in this volume.

The History of British Railway Carriages 1900-1953, by David Jenkinson

The History of British Railway Carriages 1900-1953

by David Jenkinson. Published by The Pendragon Partnership. First published in 1996. Vol 1 CN 8130, Vol 2 ISBN 0 85059 912 1, Combined volume ISBN 1 899816 03 8

Originally published in two separate volumes by Patrick Stephens Ltd. and published by PSL which is now part of the Haynes Publishing Group.

Preserved Railway Carriages, by John Lloyd and Murray Brown

Preserved Railway Carriages

by John Lloyd and Murray Brown. Published by  Silver Link Publishing Ltd. First published in 1992. ISBN 0 947971 75 0

A very successful attempt to catalogue passenger vehicles still extant around the country. A large and interesting section on LMSR carriages is included.

Preserved Coaching Stock of British Railways, Part 2, pre-Nationalisation Stock, by Peter Hall and Peter Fox

Preserved Coaching Stock of British Railways, Part 2, pre-Nationalisation Stock

by Peter Hall and Peter Fox. Published by Platform 5 Publishing Company Ltd. First published in 1996. ISBN 1 872524 86 9

A handy reference book covering passenger rated stock owned by the pre-grouping companies between 1923 and 1948 and still in existence either in preservation or similar status. A large section is dedicated to the carriages of the LMS Railway.

150 Years of Railway Carriages, by Geoffrey Kitchenside

150 Years of Railway Carriages

by Geoffrey Kitchenside. Published by David and Charles (Publishers) Ltd. First published in 1981. ISBN 0 7153 8196 2

The history of the British railway carriage and its inextricable link with the social history and life of the country. Amongst the many illustrations various LMSR examples are identified as being significant to the progress of carriage development.

Salute to the LMS, by Cecil J Allen

Salute to the LMS

by Cecil J Allen. Published by Ian Allan Ltd. First published in 1972. SBN 7110 0256 8

An overview on the origins and development of LMSR standard coach design.

Railway Carriages 1839-1939, by G M Kitchenside

Railway Carriages 1839-1939

by G M Kitchenside. Published by Ian Allan Ltd. First published in 1964.

Included in the general carriage survey is a short overview on the origins and development of LMSR standard and special coach designs.