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 Publications

Retired chartered civil engineer David J. Smith has produced a superb and comprehensive book on all aspects of GWR Signalling Practice, which will greatly appeal to those modelling the GWR and post nationalisation scene. It runs to 400 pages and is extensively illustrated with 260 photographs and 121 drawings many of them to scale. The reviewer found the case study of Brent in South Devon to be most fascinating. Though the book may be considered expensive at £45, one cannot imagine there will be a more detailed account of GWR signalling than this and we highly recommend the book.

Published by the West Somerset Steam Railway Trust this new and welcome title, Tales of the West Somerset Railway is priced at a very reasonable £8.99 and brings together the personal memories of those individuals who established and help operate the scenic preserved railway from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard. 

Further recent additions to the catalogue include The Settle-Carlisle Railway 1850-1990, Branch Lines of East Lincolnshire, The Spirit of the Borders Railway, Beyond 68, Barry Railway Drawings, Bishop’s Castle and Colonel Pechot Tracks to the Trenches.

Although we have many titles in stock please keep visiting the website as it is our intention to add more quality titles produced by small independent publishers.