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Branchstow are specialist railway booksellers, with a particular emphasis on high quality books produced by small independent publishers.

With this approach, we offer books that are not widely available, and carefully select only the finest books to the extent that each one comes with our recommendation.

New in Stock and Forthcoming
Rails Through the Heart of Wales

To celebrate 150 years of the Heart of Wales Line the author…..


The Pentewan Railway

Originally an horse drawn tramway the line was converted in 1873…..


On the Trail of the Titfield Thunderbolt

Signed by Simon Castens this updated second edition provides the…..


The Tongham Railway

The Tongham railway in Surrey linked Ash Junction …..


Tracks in the Sand: a Railwayman’s War

This book tells the story of a First World War railwayman…..


Current Stock List

Modelling Books

A Modeller’s Handbook of Painting & Lining
A Scratchbuilders Guide to Semaphore Signal Construction

Authentic Model Railway Operation
Creating Cameo Layouts
Designing a Layout
Great Western Branch Line Modelling part 2
Landscape Modelling
Locomotive Kit Chassis Construction in 4mm
Locomotive Modelling from Scratch & Etched Kits Part 1

Locomotive Modelling from Scratch & Etched kits Part 2
Modelling Grassland and Landscape Detailing
Modelling the Great Western Branch Lines

Modelling Trees Broadleaf
Modelling Trees Conifers

Narrow Gauge Adventure
Narrow Gauge Railway Modelling
The 4mm Coal Wagon
The 4mm Wagon Part One

The 4mm Wagon Part Two
The 4mm Wagon Part Three
The Art of Weathering
Whitemetal Locos

Peter Harding

Branch Lines from Brookwood
Branch Lines in Kent
Memories of the East Kent Light Railway
The Bembridge Branch Line
The Bexhill West Branch Line
The Bordon Light Railway
The Bulford Branch
The Colonel Stephens Railways in Kent
The Dyke Branch Line
The Fovant Military Railway
The Hawkhurst Branch Line
The Hellingly Hospital Railway
The Hythe Pier Railway
The Kemp Town Branch Line
The Lee on the Solent Railway
The Longparish Branch Line
The New Romney Branch Line
The Petersfield to Midhurst Branch Line
The Ramsgate Tunnel Railway
The Rye and Camber Tramway
The Sheppey Light Railway
The Ventnor West Branch Line


A Tribute to Eastleigh’s Railways
Memories of the Withered Arm
The Hawkhurst Branch

Great Western Railway

Branch Lines to Chard
Forest of Dean Lines & the Severn Bridge
Memories of West Country Railway Journeys 1960-62
Official Drawings No. 3 Great Western Coaches

The Bridport Branch
The East Somerset & Cheddar Valley Railways
West Gloucester & Wye Valley Lines

Narrow Gauge & Light

Colonel Stephens and His Railmotors
Little Giants

Narrow Gauge Album 1950-1965
The Golden Valley Railway
The Croesor Tramway

The Pentewan Railway
The Sand Hutton Light Railway
The Southwold Railway
The Wantage Tramway
The Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway
WDLR Album
WDLR Companion


On The Trail of the Titfield Thunderbolt
The Lines Behind the Front
Tracks in the Sand

Trains of Hope
The Making of the Railway Children


Memories of Railway Journeys in Wales
Rails Through the Heart of Wales
The Bala Branch


Gloucester Midland Lines Part 1 North
Steaming Through Berkhamsted
The Stratford upon Avon & Midland Junction Railway Vol. 1
The Stratford upon Avon & Midland Junction Railway Vol. 2


Branch Lines to Maldon
Great Northern Railway Branches from Stamford