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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.
We look forward to seeing all our loyal customers, and maybe some new ones, now we have finally opened 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.
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

A Great Western Gallery.


Davis, B L & Rivers, A I.
The Great Western Society, 1974.
Large landscape octavo, 136 pages, jacket chipped and faded, otherwise VG+. **Many of the illustrations are original GWR photographs; they include locomotives, architecture, road transport, staff at work, unusual rolling stock and freight handling. The time span runs from 1889 (so some broad gauge) until the end of BR steam on the Western Region.
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Poster To Poster. Volume 6 The British North West.


Railway journeys in art.
Very large landscape, 248 pages, colour images, discursive text, poster database in county order, bibliography, hardback. **Sixth of a planned series of seven volumes intended to catalogue British railway posters throughout the twentieth century, and based largely on the magnificent collection of the NRM. The expression "British North West" requires explanation : it includes North West England, North Wales, the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland. A bit of everywhere except Scotland.
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History And Development Of Railway Signalling In The British Isles. Volume 3.


Freight marshalling yard operation, control and signalling.
Parker & Peart.
Very large, 218 pages, illustrated with photos and diagrams, several appendices: glossary, biographical notes, scientific data etc, hard back: *The third volume of this important series.
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