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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

Southern Railway Time Table October 1977.


Asia: Indian Railways Southern Railway.
Medium format, xlii + 33 pages, folding map, advertisement pages (unnumbered), some wear to cover but generally VG. **1.10.77 ufn.
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Loco Motion.


The world's oldest steam locomotives.
Large, square, 216 pages, illustrated with photographs, some colour, bibliography, hard back. **This is a careful and detailed study of the engineering aspects of the earliest steam locomotives. It is readily understandable by the knowledgeable layman but is not intended for the picture book end of the market. It is an excellent introduction to the working of the first locomotives and the ways in which they were developed and improved. Technical details are illustrated by admirably clear close-up photographs. The author, Dr Michael Bailey is a leading authority on historic locomotives.
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30inch Railways Worldwide.


An introduction to the development of 750mm, 760mm and 2ft 6in gauge public railways.
Very large, 416 pages, photo illustrations, many maps, some large clear drawings of rolling stock and motive power, hard back. **The first 90 pages outline the purposes and development of the 30" gauge railway; the remainder of the book comprehensively surveys systems throughout the world, country by country. A mine of fascinating information, and an indispensible reference for narrow gauge research.
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