Markle Associates

Irish Railway Books and Videos
French Narrow Gauge Railway Videos

Site last updated 22 October 2021

Markle Associates make and sell a range of books and videos on Irish and French subjects.

Thanks to the many buyers of the first Line by Line book. It was great to have a good start and this will advance work on Volume 2.

DVDs - Click the page you wish to see from the table below.

Irish Railway Archive series - 6 DVDs covering CIÉ, IR & IÉ from 1970s to around 2010

Northern Ireland Railways Archive - 4 DVDs covering 1970s to around 2010

Irish Railway Review Series - 11 DVDs, one a year 2000 to 2011.

French Narrow Gauge - 2 DVDs, one on public lines, one on 3 tourist lines.

How To Order and Where to Buy

BOOK Available Now -

Irish Railways Line by Line

Volume 1 - Dundalk to Dublin and The West of Ireland

Lbl Book Vol 1

Railway photographer Jim Edgar has put together in this book a collection of his photos of Irish railways between 1974 and 2008. Volume One covers the Dundalk line and its branches, plus the West of Ireland. For all the changes we can see during the years covered by this book, some parts of the railway maintained the feel of a bygone era throughout the period. A wide range of passenger and goods trains feature, ranging from wooden bodied stock to modern air braked and air conditioned trains, and from loose coupled wagons to bogie liner freight trains. Locos include the classes A (001), B (121 141,and 181), C (first 201 class), E and the second 201 class.

Locations covered include:- Ardee, Ardrahan, Attymon, Attymon Junction, Balbriggan, Balla, Ballina, Ballyhaunis,  Ballymote, Beauparc, Birdhill, Boyle, Castlerea, Castletown, Clara, Claremorris, Clonmel, Clonsilla, Collooney, Donabate, Drogheda, Dromin Junction, Dromod, Dublin, Dundalk, Dunsandle, Enfield,  Ennis, Foxford, Galway, Geashill, Gormanston, Hill of Down, Killucan, Kilmastulla, Kiltimagh, Kingscourt, Knockcroghery, Liffey Junction, Loughrea, Manulla Junction, Maynooth, Mostrim, Mullingar, Navan, Nenagh, Nobber, Oranmore, Roscommon, Roscrea, Silvermines, Sligo, Swinford, Tuam and Tullamore. 

99 photographs, 97 in Colour and two in Black and White.

Includes a sketch map.

Price £11.50. Post and packing £1.50 per order (UK) £4 per order (outside UK)


     To order by post or to find stockists, click on "How to Order and Where to Buy" link above.

Irish Railway Review 8

DVD Available now - Irish Archive Volume 8 - Tara to Clara

 This DVD is yet another delve into the recordings made by Irish railway enthusiasts.

This time it covers the period 1987 to 2012.

With most Irish passenger trains now in the hands of railcars, we thought it would be the right time to savour an era when the locomotive was king.

 There is a major feature on the Tara Mines Trains, Ireland’s only remaining mineral traffic carried by rail. We also see, coverage of our exploits recording trains in the twilight “The Starburst Years”, views of Cement Traffic, now lost to rail. The IE Relaying Trains using Donelli system are put under the microscope, both in detail in their latest version and back in 1987 when we found an earlier version in operation on the Cork Main Line. We also pay a visit to Attymon and Dunsandle in County Galway, where the latter now hosts a small collection of railway exhibits, and finally we look in at Clara, where freight and passenger trains still pound past the single platform.

This video features coverage of the following locations - Alexandra Road Tramway in Dublin, Attymon, Beauparc, Birdhill, Buttevant, Cherryville Junction, Clara, Drogheda, Duleek, Dundrum, Dunsandle, East Wall Junction, Howth Junction, Kilsheelan, Limerick Junction, Navan, Port Laoise, Rush and Lusk, Sallins and Naas, and Tara Mines.


 This DVD is made in Widescreen (16 x 9 or 14 x 9) format.


Running time about 69 minutes approx. Price £16.95. Available now.


Price £16.95. Post and packing £1 per order (UK) £3 per order (outside UK)


To order by post or to find stockists, click on "How to Order and Where to Buy" link above.



1. Price and Postage

All books are £1.50 postage to UK and £4.00 outside UK.

All DVDs are now £16.95 (except Narrow Gauge France and Corsica 1&2 which is £18.95 for a double DVD). UK DVD Postage Currently £1.00. We now have to pay £3.00 for DVD postage to Europe and £3.50 for North America and Australia. Note that this is still PER ORDER, and not per DVD, so the more you buy in one order, the less the postage cost for each one.

2. Payments

You can browse this site without buying anything. If you wish to buy, please e-mail us with what you want. Then we send you an e-mail with a link to pay by credit card, bank transfer, or by "PayPal". Or, you can order by post and enclose a cheque in £ Sterling - overseas customers can buy a sterling cheque at many Post Offices.

You do not need a "PayPal" account to pay online by credit card. If you DO have a PayPal account you can use the "Send Money" option instead. This allows you to order and pay in one operation - this is the quickest method to use. Remember to indicate exactly which items you require. They will be sent to your address as soon as possible.

  Clicking the link above marked "How to Order and Where to Buy" gives a list of stores and mail order outlets in various locations.

If you wish to contact Markle Associates Video:

We are not a big company, there is really just one person and we are happy to talk about things, so do not be put off. Sometimes you may get the answering machine when you phone but keep on and leave a message. Often I will pick up if I am here.

Send us an email using this link or if you are having problems with that e-mail address send a message to:- marklejim&  (replacing the & symbol with the usual symbol for at - @ - we have to write it this way on the website because of spam problems), making it clear please in the message title that you are responding from this web page. Another address is jim& Replace the & with an @ if you are entering that address by hand.

Or write to:  

Markle Associates,
7 Welltower Park,
Berwickshire, Scotland,
TD14 5RR
Telephone: 0189 07 81991

We are usually able to answer the phone between 10:00 and 19:00, Monday to Friday. If you get an answering machine just leave a message and we will ring you back soon.

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We use an Anti-Spam system. If we have not replied to your e-mail within a reasonable time, please keep up the fight and send a simple e-mail with a railway title and a few words of text in it. We will e-mail you back ASAP. If all else fails you can phone us on 0189 07 81991. From outside the UK the number is +44 189 07 81991.