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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.
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. Good News! We have a new parcels contract and our UK mainland postage rates are now significantly lower.
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. The contents of the catalogues are not listed on this web site - they have to be ordered directly from the shop.
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

Catalogue 104 - UK


Catalogue 104 sent first class to an address in the United Kingdom.
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Plynlimon And Hafan Tramway.


Very large, 72 pages. Hard back. **The history of an obscure Welsh narrow gauge railway which only lasted for two years. First published in 1976, this edition has been updated with with further text and illustrations.
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British Railway History In Colour. Volume 1 : West Gloucester & Wye Valley Lines.


Very large, 280 pages, period colour album with introductory essays to each chapter, maps, hard back. ** Fresh colour material from the steam age continues to appear, but an truly astonishing amount has been gathered by Neil Parkhouse for the first volume of this ambitious series. It hardly needs to be said that most dates from the 1960s, but the range of sites and subjects is impressive. The cut-off date is the mid-seventies, when Gloucester Central was rebuilt.
Covers : Gloucester Central Station (west end), Llanthony Docks branch, Ledbury branch, Hereford, Ross and Gloucester line, Ross to Monmouth, Monmouth to Pontypool Road, Monmouth to Chepstow and Chepstow to Gloucester.
The next volume will cover the Forest of Dean. At present the series is not planned to extend beyond the Bristol and Gloucester area, although it is hoped other authors may be encouraged to extend the range.
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