Book List

The link below will open a pdf copy of a comprehensive list of book titles dealing with aspects of the L&YR.



This is an annotated list of books about the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, or containing significant information about the company, its predecessors and successors.

The list is arranged in alphabetical order of authors. For books issued in more than one edition, efforts have been made to include details of the latest edition together with brief information on earlier editions. Many of the books are, of course, out of print and only available through libraries or from specialist book sellers.

A brief comment on the content of each book is also included.

Books published by the railway itself are not included in the list, apart from a couple which have been produced as facsimile reprints in recent years.

Some items of “grey” literature not in the list are included in “Ottley” (Ottley, G. A bibliography of British railway history, 2nd ed. 1983, 1st supplement 1988, 2nd supplement 1998).

Journal articles published by the Society can be found by clicking the
Journal Index link.

This list is certainly not complete but an effort is made to keep it updated. Information on errors, omissions, new editions and new publications should be sent to the Information Officer, at

Items for review should be sent to the Magazine Editor,