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 are now on the move to new premises in Stamford and the shop is currently closed. Our last day of business at Station House was 29 August 2015.
We hope to open the new shop during autumn 2015 : it will take several weeks of hard work to move and install the fittings and stock in the new shop. When we have an opening date it will appear here, on our blog and be advertised in the Railway Magazine and other journals. We look forward to seeing all our loyal customers, and maybe some new ones, when we finally open the doors at the new shop.
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.
Our mail order service will continue during the move, although at a reduced level. We still welcome enquiries by post to Station House by e-mail. Phone will be less convenient, as there will be times when there is no-one around to answer.

Web Site glitches Our sales program has two regrettable quirks:
1. If you have been whizzed back to the Home page while placing an order you'll need to find your way back to the Checkout. To do this use the Checkout link at the top left of this page.
2. On some browsers you will find the running total of your order remains at zero even when there are items on it. To check the contents of your order use the View Order link at the top of any page.

Best Selling Items

+ LT Underground Passenger Timetables 1938 Number 1.


London Transport
Small format, 313 pages, large folding map (representative, not the diagrammatic one), red card covers worn on spine, staples rusting, otherwise generally VG. ** Bakerloo, Central, Innner Circle, District, Metropolitan, Northern and Piccadilly Lines plus Waterloo & City and other non-LT lines and shared services. Stuffed with useful information illustrated with jolly cartoons. 31.1.38 - 1.5.38.
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El Ferrocarril De Canfranc Y Los Transpirenaicos.


Parra de Más, S.
Madrid, 1988 : Aldaba.
Large square quarto, 281 pages, well illustrated, some colour, folding colour diagrams, reference sources, Spanish (Castillian) text, jacket, fine. **A rather grand centenary history of a trans-Pyrenees railway.
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Enginemen Elite.


McKillop, N.
Ian Allan, 1958.
Tall octavo, 154 pages, photo plates, a little wear to the jacket, rest of book fine.**Author's reflections upon his life as a footplateman, NBR and LNER. One of the first books of the genre.
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