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Stamford Shop


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Robert Humm Bookshop
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

+ Les Tramways De Neuchâtel. 100 Ans de transports Publics / Neuenburger Strassenbahnen 100 Jahre öffentlicher Nahverkehr.


Jeanmaire, C & Merminod, Y.
Villigen, 1991 : Verlag Eisenbahn.
Two volumes large octavo, 279 + 304 pages, mainly photographic with more than 1,240 colour and b/w illustrations, scale drawings and fleet lists. Laminated boards, fine set. **Volume 1 covers funiculars and tramways; volume 2 deals with tram lines in greater depth, including depots; buses and trolley buses get a look in at the end.
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Southwark And Deptford Tramways including New Cross and Forest Hill.


Harley, R J.
Middleton, 1994.
Small quarto, 96 page album: photos, maps, diagrams, drawings, glazed boards, fine. **One of Middleton's Tramway Classics series: trams in and around Southwark Street, Elephant and Castle, Walworth Road, St George's Church, Bricklayers Arms, Old Kent Road, Tower Bridge Road, and Tooley Street to Greenwich.
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Built In Britain.


The independent locomotive manufacturing industry in the nineteenth century.
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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