Books For Sale

ASTT offers a number of specialist (steam-related) books for sale to members and non-members alike. The current range of available books is listed below and will be expanded in the future.   Further information on titles (including postage prices) can be found by clicking on the blue “Find Out More” button on the right of each book entry, which will open the appropriate book’s page.

Orders can be placed using the PayPal button on any book page.  Please be sure to select the appropriate postage charge before placing an order.

Payments can also be made by direct transfer to ASTT’s bank account.  Please write to sales@advanced-steam.org for ASTT’s bank details.

Price discounts are offered to ASTT members as follows:  ASTT titles – 20% on retail price; other titles – 10% discount.

 


Title: Here be Dragons
Author: Phil Girdlestone.

Description: This is more an "autotechnography" than autobiography in that it reveals almost nothing about the author himself. It focusses almost entirely on his professional career as a locomotive engineer which began in the late 1970s on the Festiniog Railway in Wales, took him to Sudan in the 1980s, and at the end of that decade to South Africa where he settled near Durban. See the book review page for further details and ordering information.

£37.90 including UK postage

Title: The Red Devil and Other Tales from the Age of Steam
Author: David Wardale

Description: - An established classic that should be compulsary reading for anyone interested in the development of steam traction. See The Red Devil book review page.

Now back in print for its fifth edition priced at £42.95 plus postage.

Title: The 5AT Fundamental Design Calculations
Author: David Wardale BSc. Mech. Eng.
Edited By: Chris Newman
Publisher: The Advanced Steam Traction Trust

Description: - click on link at right for details.

From £49.00 including UK postage.
Title: The 5AT Project Feasibility Study
Edited By: Alan Fozard BSc, PhD, CChem, FRSC
Publisher: The Advanced Steam Traction Trust

Description: - Feasibility Study regarding the formation of a Steam Locomotive Development Company to produce advanced technology Second Generation Steam (SGS) Locomotives. Undertaken and compiled by the 5AT Group 2001 - 2010.

£35.00 incuding UK postage.
Title: A Defence of the Midlands/LMS Class 4 0-6-0
Author: Adrian Tester
Publisher: Crimson Lake

Description: - click on link at right for details.

£29.95 including UK postage
An Introduction to Large-Lap Valves & Their Use on the LMS Author Adrian TesterTitle: An Introduction to Large-Lap Valves & Their Use on the LMS
Author: Adrian Tester
Publisher: Crimson Lake

Description: - click on link at right for details.

£19.95 including UK postage



Title: Advanced Steam Locomotive Development
Author: L.D. Porta.

Description: This 2006 publication contains three papers by the famous Argentinean locomotive engineer Livio Dante Porta. For more information, please see book review page for further details.

£11.95 including UK postage

Title: The fire burns much better ....
Author: Dr. J.J. Koopmans.
Description: This is the updated version of Dr Koopmans' 2004 thesis in which he traced the history of the development of locomotive exhaust systems since the beginnings of steam traction. Please see the book review page for further information.

£28.90 including UK postage

Title: Selection of Papers – Volume 1 - Triblogy and Lubrication
Author: L.D. Porta.

Description: This is the first of three volumes of papers by the Argentinean locomotive engineer Livio Dante Porta. For more information, please click on link at right.

Please note that the transcriptions contained in the book are currently undergoing proof-checking and the book will not be available for sale until this work is completed.

anticipated price - approx £25 + p&p

Title: Selection of Papers – Volume 2 - Compounding and Water Treatment
Author: L.D. Porta.

Description: This is the second of three volumes of papers by the Argentinean locomotive engineer Livio Dante Porta. For more information, please click on link at right.

Please note that the transcriptions contained in the book are currently undergoing proof-checking and the book will not be available for sale until this work is completed.

anticipated price - approx £25 + p&p

Title: Selection of Papers – Volume 3 - Aspects of Steam Locomotive Design and Operation
Author: L.D. Porta.

Description: This is the third of three volumes of papers by the Argentinean locomotive engineer Livio Dante Porta. For more information, please click on link at right.

Please note that the transcriptions contained in the book are currently undergoing proof-checking and the book will not be available for sale until this work is completed.

anticipated price - approx £25 + p&p