This index alphabetically lists references in books to private owner railway wagons and tankers by company name. Each company is listed by an abbreviation of the book’s author and its page number. Coal Merchants who ran wagons are also included. Most of the references include either a photograph or drawing of the wagon.
It is not intended to be a comprehensive list of every private owner wagon built, merely of those that have appeared in books since 1969. Where there is only a description of the wagon or notes about the owner, but no photo or drawing, the reference has * next to it. Some of these [IP1/147 particularly] are as little as just a name with no location or any other details.
Locations of the companies are included unless it is obvious from the name on the wagon. If there is no location listed, particularly with the Welsh wagons, the name the location (please check with an atlas).
In Bill Hudson’s first two books (BH1 & BH2), his index lists wagons by (ie photo) number rather than page. In this index, they are by number. Wagons shown in the prefaces are listed by Roman numerals, eg BH2/vi. For his third & fourth volumes (BH3 & BH4), there are no page numbers so the references are to not .
Richard Tourret’s books are listed as RT, then RT2. There is no ‘RT1’.
Entries are usually by surname or place, for example ‘City of Nottingham’ is under ‘N’ not ‘C’ (but North, South, East or West are under N, S, E or W.) If there is likely to be any uncertainty, the name may be listed twice, eg, Griffith Thomas is under ‘G’ and ‘T’. ‘The’ at the start is ignored, eg ‘The Lothian Coal Co. Ltd’ is under ‘L’.
Comments in [ ] brackets are added by the compiler for clarity (he hopes!) Names in italics (eg [‘ROSSINGTON’] refer to the actual lettering on the wagon compared to the company name (in this case Rossington Main Colliery Co. Ltd) but this hasn’t been done in every instance.
Oil On The Rails by Alan CoppinISBN 9 780902 835173AC
The Modeller’s Sketchbook of Private Owner Wagons Book 1 by A G ThomasNo ISBNAT1
The Modeller’s Sketchbook of Private Owner Wagons Book 1 by A G ThomasNo ISBNAT2
The Modeller’s Sketchbook of Private Owner Wagons Book 1 by A G ThomasNo ISBNAT3
Private Owner Wagons for the Ince Waggon & Ironworks Co. by A J Watts ISBN 978-0902835252AW
Private Owner Wagons: Volume 1 by Bill HudsonISBN 0 902888 70 6BH1
Private Owner Wagons: Volume 2 by Bill HudsonISBN 0 902888 71 4BH2
Private Owner Wagons: Volume 3 by Bill HudsonISBN 0 86093 206 0BH3
Private Owner Wagons: Volume 4 by Bill HudsonISBN 0 9512793 0 0BH4
Private Owner Wagons by Bill Hudson [Oakwood Series X57]ISBN 9780853614920BH5
British Carriage & Wagon Builders & Repairers 1830 – 2006 by Chris SambrookISBN 9781899889273CS
Private Owner Wagons of the Forest of Dean by Ian PopeISBN 1 899889 09 4IP1
Private Owner Wagons of Gloucestershire by Ian PopeISBN 9781899889235IP2
Private Owner Wagons of Bristol & District by Ian PopeISBN 9781899889365IP3
Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Company by J.Hypher & C&S WheelerISBN 1 870754 34 4JH
Private Owner Wagons from the Gloucester Railway
Carriage and Wagon Co., Ltd. by Keith MontagueISBN 9780860931249KM
Private Owner Wagons: A First Collection by Keith TurtonISBN 1 899889 12 4KT1
Private Owner Wagons: A Second Collection by Keith TurtonISBN 1 899889 14 0KT2
Private Owner Wagons: A Third Collection by Keith TurtonISBN 1 899889 16 7KT3
Private Owner Wagons: A Fourth Collection - Welsh Anthracite by Keith TurtonISBN 1 899889 19 1KT4
Private Owner Wagons: A Fifth Collection by Keith TurtonISBN 1 899889 22 1KT5
Private Owner Wagons: A Sixth Collection by Keith TurtonISBN 1 899889 25 9KT5
Private Owner Wagons: A Seventh Collection by Keith TurtonISBN 9781899889358KT7
Private Owner Wagons: An Eighth Collection by Keith TurtonISBN 9781899889426KT8
Coal Trade Wagons by Len TavenderISBN 0 9510987 1 3LT
Private Owners on the Cambrian by Mike LloydISBN 978 0952726715ML
Private-Owner Wagons (Specialist Booklets No.11) by Peter MatthewsISBN 9780852423431PM
British Goods Wagons from 1897 to the Present Day 
By R.J. Essery, D.P. Rowland & W.O. SteelISBN(?)7153 4739XRE
Petroleum Rail Tank Wagons of Britain by Richard TourretISBN 978 0 905878 09 6RT
British Railway Private Owner Tank Wagons by Richard TourretISBN 978 1 900298179RT2
Produced by Joe Greaves 2010