South Western Circle

The Historical Society for the London & South Western Railway


Occasional, well-illustrated paperback publications on a single subject are published as suitable texts arise and funds allow. They are issued free to members at the time of publication.

The surplus copies from the print runs are available for purchase by those who join subsequent to the publication and non-members.

Monographs issued to date, and prices, are as follows:


No.1: Salisbury 1906 ? An answer to the enigma?

Norman H Pattenden, Third, enlarged edition, published 2016.

Pages 120, price £6.50


No.2: Many and Great Inconveniences The Level Crossings and Gatekeepers? Cottages of the Southampton & Dorchester Railway.

Philip A Brown, published 2003.

Pages 62, Out of Print


No.3: Waterloo Station circa 1900 An Illustrated Tour.

Colin Chivers and Philip Wood, published 2006.

Pages 98, price £5.00


No.4: Special Traffic Arrangements.

Norman H Pattenden, published 2007.

Pages 144, price £5.00


No.5: The Riverside Electric. LSWR Electrification 1912-1922

Author: Colin Chivers, published 2011, Reprinted 2016.

Pages 192, price £8.50


No.6: Nine Elms Locomotive works at the turn of the 19th/20th Centuries.

Author: Peter H Swift, published 2012.

Pages 88, price £6.50


No.7: The L&SWR use of Low Pressure Signalling.

Author: Stuart Isbister, published 2014.

Pages 180, price £8.50

Those in print are available from

SWC Monographs,
2 Eaton Wood,

Prices include postage and packing. Cheques should be made payable to The South Western Circle.