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WE ARE STILL HERE RUNNING OUR MAIL ORDER BUSINESS AS USUAL; YOU ARE WELCOME TO PHONE US DURING OUR NORMAL OPENING HOURS.
HOWEVER AS LOCKDOWN RELAXES WE CAN MANAGE A VERY LIMITED RE-OPENING TO CALLERS, WHICH WILL BE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. SEE HERE FOR DETAILS.


Robert Humm & Co specialises in rare and out-of-print books about railways, other transport and industrial history. We also stock a wide selection of new books on railways.
For over a quarter of a century our shop was in the former station master's house at Stamford railway station but we have moved to new premises in Stamford and the shop at the station is closed. We opened at 59 Scotgate, Stamford PE9 2YQ on 15 February 2016.
The new premises are no great distance from Station House and remain convenient for the A1 Great North Road and the railway. Stamford station, with an hourly service on the cross-country Birmingham to East Anglia railway, is ten minutes walk.
Stamford itself is a handsome town with fine architecture, excellent shopping and restaurants - it is well worth a day out in its own right.
We offer, as always, a mail order service and welcome enquiries by phone, post or e-mail. Our knowledgeable and helpful staff are always happy to help.
In addition to the excellent shop stock we issue printed catalogues of our choicest rare and out-of-print books once or twice a year. Exceptionally we are posting a pdf version of Catalogue 107 for downloading to help keep business ticking over while the shop is closed. You can find it under Printed Catalogues. The contents of the catalogues are not listed on this web site - they have to be ordered directly from the shop.
You will have gathered that this is not primarily an on-line business. However most of our new books and a little selection of our second-hand stock are listed on this site; most of the listings can be ordered on-line.

Checkout Quirks
1. If you have been whizzed back to the Home page while placing an order you'll need to find your way back to the Checkout. To do this use the Checkout link at the top left of this page.
2. To remove an item from your order (or to alter the quantity of any item) you have to leave the Checkout pages. At the top of any other page (including this one) is a link to the View Order page : here you can alter your order. Remember to click Update and Save when it is correct. The View Order page has is a link back to the Checkout.

Best Selling Items

Branch Lines To Thetford.

30.00


Paye.
Very large, 288 pages, photo illustrations, maps, large diagrams of station areas and junctions, signalling diagrams, time table extracts, structure, rolling stock and locomotive drawings, appendices, glazed boards. ** Parts of central East Anglia, left behind in the first wave of railway building, caught up by means of the Bury St Edmunds & Thetford, the Thetford & Watton and the Watton & Swaffham lines, all eventually absorbed into the Great Eastern. Starting out as ordinary rural branches they played huge roles in both world wars, serving training areas for infantry and tanks in the first war and airfields and one of the largest bomb dumps in the country in WW2. Here is an immensely detailed history and description of these lines.
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How Ffestiniog Got Its Railway.

10.00

Lewis, M J T.
RCHS, 1965.
Small octavo, 48 pages, illustrated with a frontispiece and two folding maps, jacket, some offsetting on endpapers, otherwise near fine.
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The Callander & Oban Railway.

10.00

Thomas.
D&C, 1966.
Octavo, 200 pages, illustrated, no jacket, VG.

This is an item in our Bargain Basement. It may be non-standard or defective. Please read the "Small Print" at the top of this page.
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