John Thomas (author)

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This article concerns the railway author John Thomas, see John Thomas for other people of the same, or similar, names.

John Thomas (died 1982) was a Scottish railway author based in Springburn, Glasgow. Most of his books were published by the Newton Abbot based publisher David & Charles.


  • The Skye Railway. (1977).
  • A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain. Volume 15 Scotland: The North of Scotland. (1989). Completed after John Thomas's death by D. Turnock.
  • Gretna: Britain's Worst railway disaster.
  • The Tay Bridge Disaster: New Light on the 1879 tragedy.


  • Thomas, John (Introduction) (n.d.) [post-1977 and pre-1982]. Smith, W. A. C. (compiler), ed. Rails Around Glasgow. Paisley: Scottish Steam Railtours Group. ISBN 0-9506-9090-2. 

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