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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.

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Best Selling Items

Yeadon's Register Of LNER Locomotives. Vol 45: Classes J8, J9, J10, J11, J12, J13.

29.99

The Great Central 0-6-0 Tender Engines.
Yeadon.
Very large, many photos, 158 pages, hard back. **This monumental study records the history of each engine from building to disposal, including renumberings, repairs, allocations etc.
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Built In Britain.

30.00

The independent locomotive manufacturing industry in the nineteenth century.
Bailey
Very large, 221 pages, illustrated with photos (some colour) and images from contemporary sources, chapter references, list of independent workshops, bibliography, glazed boards. **The first comprehensive study of this important subject, Dr Bailey's research covers the development of the locomotive market from 1825, technology, design and manufacturing, management, industrial relations and administration. The tabular list of workshops (there are 108) is arranged by town (57) and includes valuable information for further study.
Endorsed by the presidents/chairman of the Newcomen Society, RCHS and SLS in a joint foreword : ... a triumph of business and engineering history, beautifully illustrated with telling drawings and photographs, well supported with statistical evidence and scrupulously referenced. Without doubt the best railway book of 2021.
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The History And Development Of Railway Signalling In The British Isles. Volume 4.

30.00

Level crossings.
Pinkstone & Peart.
Very large, 218 pages, photo illustrations, several appendices including statistics, glossary, biographical notes, bibliography etc, hard back: *A very readable account of a key facet of railway safety. The history of level road / rail crossings goes back to the days of horse traffic, when little was required to keep crossing users safe. The development of the barriers, and the technology of operating them, and the signalling systems introduced to protect the traffic are all clearly described. A chapter is devoted to the most significant accidents on level crossings, and another to flat crossings, where one railway crosses another on the level. Highly recommended.
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