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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. 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.
Regular customers will note that we have a new look checkout, it goes with our change of payment service provider. Not much has altered except that the payment details are all on the same page. It might even work faster!

Best Selling Items

World Rail Atlas And Historical Summary Volume 7 North, East And Central Africa.


Robinson, N.
Large landscape, 200 pages of which 77 are maps, the remainder brief histories and statistical details (mileages etc) of lines, there is also a folding map of the continent, soft back. **Algeria, Burundi, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros and Mayotte, Congo (Dem Rep of), Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Reunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Full of interest.
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Steam On The Sirhowy Tramroad And Its Neighbours.


Very large, 176 pages, illustrated with photos, diagrams, drawings and images from contemporary sources including original engine builders drawings, stock lists, extensive bibliography, glazed boards. **When opened (1804) the Sirhowy Tramroad, built to carry iron and coal from Tredegar to Newport, was the longest railway anywhere in the world and originated the largest system of plateways that ever existed. Some eighty steam locomotives served this system, including many of unusual design and construction. This impressive volume studies the various locomotives in depth with excellently illustrations and also gives a good background history of the lines and provides a section on the operation of the tramroads.
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British Railways Pre-Nationalisation Coaching Stock Volume 1.


Very large, 478 pages, illustrated throughout with drawings, brief photo section, bibliography, glazed boards. **This is a list of numbers of all the coaching stock that BR took over at nationalisation, arranged by type. The information given for each type comprises plan and elevation, lot, builder, length, weight and number and class of seats. The range is astonishing, from Churchward 4 wheeled Open Carriage Trucks to Gresley Vestibule Brake Third - Third Dining - Kitchen - First Dining - Brake First quintuplet articulated sets. Fascinating stuff.
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+ BR Passenger Time Tables North Eastern Region Winter 1962-63.


British Railways.
Medium format, 236 pages, map, some spotting inside cover, otherwise near fine. **10.9.62 - 16.9.63.
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Main Line To The South. The Southern Railway Route Between Basingstoke, Winchester, Eastleigh & Southampton - Part One.


Basingstoke to St Cross.
Nicholas, J & Reeve, G.
Very large, 296 pages, copiously illustrated: photos, signalling diagrams, station track plans, glazed boards. **Part one of a line history in the classic style. There are to be two further parts covering the complexities of Eastleigh and Southampton respectively.
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