A History of Shropshire (1984, 1997)
The breadth of the author's reading, particularly in periods and specialisms outside his own, would be difficult to match, as would his literary skill in organising and condensing the material to combine narrative with apt and colourful anecdotes (Dr. D.C.Cox, Shropshire History and Archaeology, 2000).
The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Industrial Archaeology (1992)
This reference work undoubtedly marks a milestone in the development of Industrial Archaeology. In providing a succinct guide to the physical remains of industrialisation throughout the western world, the volume will be of use to all historians dealing with these processes (Ian Ralston, History, vol. 74, 1994)
some of the railroad-specific entries are models of lucidity, for example Trinder's write-up on the steam locomotive (Robert C. Post, Railroad History Bulletin, No. 169 (1993).
The English Heritage Book of Industrial England (1997)
Stratton and Trinder have made one of the most valuable contributions to industrial archaeological interpretation in the course of its own history (Robert M. Vogel in IA: the Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology, vol. 25, 1999).
Formerly the intellectual powerhouse behind the Ironbridge Institute, the authors have distilled 15 years of research into a small volume within the excellent Batsford 'English Heritage Books of...' series. The result is both very readable and innovative (Mark Watson in Industrial Archaeology Review)
Miners and Mariners of the Severn Gorge (2000)
...the introduction is very good - almost too much so... All in all this book is a must (Alison Grant, The Local Historian, November 2001).
This is a beautifully produced volume... Many illustrations and examples from particular inventories bring the analysis vividly to life (Professor Pat Hudson, English Historical Review, September 2001)