At Branchstow Books we specialise in railway publications. Our particular emphasis is to find and champion UK railway titles from individual authors and independent publishers that are maybe small, new, or difficult to source. With this approach, we offer railway books that are not widely available, and carefully select only the finest books to the extent that each one comes with our recommendation.

If you are an author or independent publisher of railway books then we would be pleased to hear from you.

At Branchstow we also provide a free no obligation book search service, whereby we can search for any railway book in print. There are no costs involved until you purchase the title from us.

Though Branchstow was launched in 2019, it is a trading name of First Pasture, a family run business established in 2004 as a specialist bookseller. We are proud of our longstanding reputation in subscribing to traditional values of customer service in association with our extensive knowledge as booksellers.

Reproduced below are just a few of the kind comments we have received from our customers.


“absolutely superb service! prompt, efficient and friendly”

“delighted with the book and your service”

“quick service, email to say item was dispatched, the book was well packed and it arrived in immaculate condition”

“thank you very much for your efforts in sourcing this title for me – it is much appreciated”

“very nicely and carefully wrapped – thank you”

“lovely book, excellent service. Thank you!”

“great service, I have used you in the past and will do so in the future, many thanks”

“thanks for prompt delivery and friendly service”

“very well packaged, superb service, many thanks”

“excellent book, nicely packed, excellent customer service”

“very fast delivery thank you”

“very prompt delivery and fully satisfied with all aspects of dealing with you”

“I received a handwritten thank you messeage from you which made the purchase even more special – thank you ever so much”