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

+ BR Working Time Table London Midland Region Freight North Western Lines Section B Summer 1965.


British Railways.
Medium format, 69 pages, VG. **Euxton Jn and Gretna Jn & branches. 14.6.65 ufn.
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+ BR Passenger Time Tables Eastern Region Winter 1956-57


British Railways.
Medium format, 316 pages, text maps, some wear to covers, contents near fine. **17.9.56 - 16.6.57.
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+ Bradshaw's Guide For Great Britain And Ireland March 1942.


Bradshaw Issue 1304.
Issue 1304. Small format, lxiii + 32 pages + 1122 tables on unpaginated pages. No map issued at this date, contents clean and tight. Newly rebound in dark red cloth, a fine copy.
Note that this is a book of time tables, not a tourist guide.
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