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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.
Our shop is in the former station master's house at Stamford railway station. Our opening hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday to Saturday from 9.30 to 5.00. Come and pay us a call - the shop is easy to reach by road or rail. We have our own free parking and the A1 Great North Road passes a mile to the west. Our station is on the cross-country Birmingham to East Anglia railway, with an hourly train service.
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.
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

Bradshaw's Descriptive Railway Hand-Book Of Great Britain And Ireland.


Small, 452 pages, plus 8 double-page maps in a final section, hard back without jacket. **The title above is that given on the title page; the cover bears the title Bradshaw's Hand Book 1. 2. 3. 4.. This is a reprint of the actual book used on Michael Portillo's BBC TV programme containing four issues of Bradshaw's Descriptive Railway Handbook, bound especially for the series. Together the four parts of the book cover Great Britain plus all of Ireland and describe the main features and historic buildings of the principal towns. Here, then, is a reprint of Mr Portillo's own Bradshaw. It contains the indexes and descriptive text and most of the illustrations. The advertisements, all but one, are omitted. Eight of the town maps are included: Birmingham, Sheffield, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Hull, Glasgow and Edinburgh. The price is very reasonable.
The book does not, of course, contain any time tables.
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+ North Western Timetable Summer 1950.


Bus: North Western Road Car Co Ltd.
Medium format, 294 pages, large folding map, pictorial card covers, VG+. **27.5.50 ufn. A lovely item. The colour cover depicts a single decker bus approaching Buxton from Bakewell. Buses have changed a lot, the A6 has changed a bit (the picture would show a bus stop there now) but the rocks and River Wye are still much the same. Google Street View features a motor car of about the same vintage as the bus on the time table at more or less the same spot. I don't use the word serendipity, and am not going to start now, but it is a heart-warming co-incidence.
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Railways Act 1993.


Quarto, 244 pages, card covers, near fine. **Privatisation - the Act of Parliament.
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