P. J. G. Ransom

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Philip John Greer Ransom, or John Ransom, (24 September 1935 – 27 March 2019)[1] was a non-fiction author covering principally railway,[2] canal and local history. He was also Hon. Secretary of the Scottish Committee of the Heritage Railway Association.[2]

He died on 27 March 2019.[3]

Books[edit]

  • Holiday Cruising in Ireland, David & Charles 1971
  • Railways Revived, Faber & Faber 1973
  • Waterways Restored, Faber & Faber 1974
  • Your Book of Canals, Faber & Faber 1977
  • The Archaeology of Canals, World's Work 1979
  • The Archaeology of Railways, World's Work 1981
  • Your Book of Steam Railway Preservation, Faber & Faber 1982
  • The Archaeology of the Transport Revolution 1750-1850, World's Work 1984
  • Transport in Scotland through the Ages, Richard Drew Publishing 1987
  • Scottish Steam Today, Richard Drew Publishing 1989
  • The Victorian Railway and How It Evolved, Heinemann 1990
  • Loch Earn: A Guide for Visitors, particularly those going afloat, author 1994
  • Narrow Gauge Steam - Its origins and worldwide development, Oxford Publishing Co., 1996
  • Scotland's Inland Waterways, NMS Publishing, 1999
  • The Mont Cenis Fell Railway, Twelveheads Press 1999
  • Locomotion: Two Centuries of Train Travel, Sutton Publishing, 2001
  • Snow, Flood and Tempest: Railways and Natural Disasters, Ian Allan Publishing 2001
  • Loch Lomond and the Trossachs in History and Legend, Birlinn, 2004
  • Iron Road: The Railway in Scotland, Birlinn, 2007, 2013[4]
  • Steamers of Loch Lomond, Stenlake Publishing Ltd 2007 (text researched and written to accompany pictures selected from publisher's collection)
  • Old Loch Lomondside, Stenlake Publishing Ltd 2007 (text researched and written to accompany pictures selected from publisher's collection)
  • Old Almondbank, Methven and Glenalmond, Stenlake Publishing Ltd 2010 (text researched and written to accompany pictures selected from publisher's collection)
  • Old Arrochar and Loch Long, Stenlake Publishing Ltd 2011 (text researched and written to accompany pictures selected from publisher's collection) [5]
  • Bell's Comet - How a Paddle Steamer Changed the Course of History, Amberley Publishing 2012 [6]
  • Old Dunkeld and Birnam, Stenlake Publishing Ltd 2012 (text researched and written to accompany pictures selected from publisher's collection) [7]
  • Old Stanley, Stenlake Publishing Ltd 2013 (text researched and written to accompany pictures selected from publisher's collection) [8]

In addition contributed to the following multi-author works

  • Steam into the Seventies, New English Library 1976 (section on North York Moors Railway)
  • Encyclopaedia of Railways, Octopus 1977 (section on railway preservation)
  • A Guide to the Steam Railways of Great Britain, Pelham Books 1979 (section on Wales)
  • Encyclopaedia of the History of Technology, Routledge 1990 (section on railways)
  • Biographical Dictionary of the History of Technology, Routledge 1996 (79 short biographies of railway engineers)
  • Oxford Companion to British Railway History, edited by Jack Simmons & Gordon Biddle, Oxford University Press 1997 (12 articles)
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press 2004 (3 articles on railway engineers)
  • Scottish Life and Society: A Compendium of Scottish Ethnology, vol. 8, Transport and Communications John Donald in association with European Ethnological Research Centre 2009 (Three chapters: Canals and Inland Waterways; Coaching; Railways to 1914).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Date information sourced from Library of Congress Authorities data, via corresponding WorldCat Identities linked authority file (LAF).
  2. ^ a b "P. J. G. Ransom :: Authors :: Birlinn Ltd". www.birlinn.co.uk. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  3. ^ Ransom
  4. ^ "Iron Road". www.birlinn.co.uk. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Stenlake Publishing - Old Arrochar and Loch Long". www.stenlake.co.uk. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ "Stenlake Publishing - Old Birnam and Dunkeld". www.stenlake.co.uk. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Stenlake Publishing - Old Stanley". www.stenlake.co.uk. Retrieved 25 May 2018.