Cheona Publications was originally started in 1995 when Geoff Gamble produced a book on the British Railways Diesel Multiple Units with Brian Golding. This book contains informative text and 360 line diagrams for each of the DMU classes including the 4-wheel railbuses, Southern Region DEMUs and the Blue Pullmans.

Geoff then developed the well received 'Railways In Profile' series of books in 1996, which started with a look at the British Railway Open and Hopper type wagons. Just before Geoff's untimely death at the end of 2000, Book No. 11 "British Railway Vans - Volume 2" was published.

Peter and Wendy Midwinter acquired the business from Geoff's estate and then expanded the range of books further and introduced more colour content and eventually full-colour books where possible. The last book on Great Western Wagons was published in 2009. Peter Midwinter passed away in August 2020.


It has been decided for now to archive the contents of the website so that the details of the books published by Geoff and Peter can at least be looked up for reference purposes. All of the books published are OUT OF PRINT though copies do appear on the secondhand market via established railway book sellers. All pricing and contact information has been removed at the request of Peter's widow, Wendy.

The site is split into several sections accessed from the links below. At present there are eight different book series and these can be viewed by clicking on one of the links below to take to the books. Each book has a brief description and excerpts.

Pictorial Record Series

Railways In Profile Series

More Railways In Profile

Railway Modelling in Profile

Modern Railways in Profile

Narrow Gauge Railways in Profile

British Railways Diesels in Colour

Blue Diesels In Landscape

Please note that book orders are no longer accepted

If you do need to contact anyone regarding this website and its content then please email the former website creator Paul Harrison on pharrisontl at ntlworld dot com