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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

British Industrial Steam In The 1960s.


The collected industrial colour photography of Terence Dorrity.
Very large, 224 page colour album, glazed boards. ** The author developed an interest in industrial steam as a boy growing up in the west midlands and it is the coal, ironstone and steel industries there that form the backbone of this work. When older he photographed industries further afield in England, Wales and Scotland and so has produced a powerful record of steam at work from Dorset to Morayshire. Some terrific images here, including some fairly unusual engines.
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Derby To Chesterfield. (Midland Main Lines).


including the Ashover Light Railway.
Mitchell & Smith.
Medium, 96-page album: photos, area map, large-scale maps of station areas, time table extracts, glazed boards. **Quite of few pictures from Robert's collection amongst this particularly fascinating selection.
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Buxton To Stockport. (Northern Lines).


including Chinley and Peak Forest.
Medium, 96 pages, album : photos, area map (from RCH), gradient diagram, large-scale maps of station areas, time table extracts, glazed boards.
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The Pannier Papers No 6.


1366, 15XX.
Very large, 48 pages, captioned album with text notes, soft back. **More evocative photos of GWR tank engines at work with class notes, remarks on detailing and liveries, and allocation listings. This volume contains some wonderful photos of street working in Weymouth.
Reprint of first (2013) edition.
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