The Titfield Thunderbolt Bookshop

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Site last updated Saturday 21st December Latest additions to stock added, new reviews, unavailable titles removed, terms and conditions added(!).

The shop is now open for just one more day this year, Monday the 23rd December, after which we are taking a Christmas and New Year break.

Apologies for delays in sending out some Cygnet orders, there have been some supply problems and it is possible that that these may continue into the New Year.

New Year opening

Reopening on Thursday the 9th January, the shop is now open on Thursdays only. Apologies for this further change, but Thursdays are a better day for a number of customers, and also the road traffic in and out of Bath is less painful than on Fridays. It also makes more sense from our point of view as Friday is the day that we travel to shows and trying to combine shop opening with the practicalities of going "on the road" has proved somewhat challenging!

Mail order continues as normal and the business premises are generally manned, so website post and trade orders receive better attention than previously. The shop can be open on other days by arrangement, contact us if you are travelling to the shop and can't make a Friday.

 Simon Castens and George Mumford
New to stock
All the new titles from Lightmoor Press, two all colour books on the Midland lines south of Gloucester, another lovely Narrow Gauge Album from Michael Whitehouse and also "Severn and Wye Volume 5" by Ian Pope, a continuation of the series of Wild Swan books. Ian is also very kindly helping me to produce a reprint of the long out of print Volume 3 in this series, which should hopefully be available from Wild Swanbooks early next year.

Another very popular series are the books being produced by the Transport Treasury, featuring the wonderful photographs of RC Riley most popular so far are "Western Ways" and  "Somerset and Dorset". Future titles in this series include a book of photographs by George Heiron, which I am really looking forward to seeing. George was a larger than life character who was a regular visitor with his wife to the basement railway room of the much missed Whitemans bookshop back in the 1970s.

The latest MRJ is edition 275, edited by Paul Karau and Barry Norman and featuring the Cameo Challenge winner "Newton Heath Works" in addition to much else, see the listing on MRJ page for more details.

Warley at the NEC went very well, having this year decided to upgrade to a shell stand Wild Swan was positioned just inside the entrance, between the Warley club sales stand and the Hereford Model Centre. I will continue this arrangement so in future look for Wild Swan just inside the entrance!

Following a flooded basement earlier in the year the shop is gradually getting back to usual, visitors may have noticed that the space has been a bit "cluttered" of late but this will soon be sorted out as I will be able to move stock back downstairs. 

The Titfield Thunderbolt
3A Upper Lambridge Street, Larkhall, Bath, BA1 6RY

Tel. 01225 462332

Shop opening hours:
Thursdays only 10.00am to 5.30pm

If you cannot find something that you are after, or experience any problems, then please do not hesitate to get in touch. Although this is the World Wide Web and you may be reading this on the other side of the world, the organisation here consists of human beings with an interest and enthusiasm for the books we stock and we are always delighted to hear from our customers via phone, email or in person.

Simon Castens

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