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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.
WE SHALL REMAIN CLOSED TO CALLERS DURING LOCKDOWN AND WILL RESUME THE APPOINTMENTS SYSTEM WHEN STAMFORD IS BACK TO TIER 3.

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

+ Level Crossings. The history, development and safety record of railway level crossings in Britain and overseas from 1830 to 2008.

20.00

Hall & van der Mark.
Ian Allan, 2008
Large quarto, 128 pages, photo illustrations (some colour), jacket, fine copy. ** Incisive study of the history and development of safety measures at level crossings in Britain is followed by a survey of practice overseas.
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Catalogue 109 - UK

5.00

Catalogue 109 posted by first class mail to an address in the UK.
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Steam On The Sirhowy Tramroad And Its Neighbours.

25.00


Lewis
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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