The Titfield Thunderbolt Bookshop

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Site last updated Tuesday 20th November 2018 latest additions to stock added, new reviews, unavailable titles removed.

Bargain Offer!

Take two books for not much more than the price of one: "On the Trail of The Titfield Thunderbolt" together with Roger Halse's earlier "Second Pictorial Guide to the Somersetshire Coal Canal", together they form a great pictorial accompaniment to the film and the landscape in which it was shot. See "what's new" for the price and ordering details of this astoundingly good offer.

Still selling like hot cakes,  "On the Trail of The Titfield Thunderbolt" on its own is priced at 8.95 - see local railways section for a fuller descripion and to order your own copy. 

I am still working on a more definitive book on making the film, which will contain stunning images of the making of the film, many of which have never beeen seen before. "The Titfield Thunderbolt" will hopefully out in the Spring.

New to stock

RCL have just produced "WDLR Companion", a follow up to their hugely popular "WDLR Album" produced in 2014. Now in stock, it is a detailed  study of the conception and evolution of the War Department light railways on the Western front. Based upon a contemporary report, photographs and subsequent research and study, it is a visualy stunning and very informative record of its subject. It is also a testament to the horrors of the Western Front and the appalling and nightmarish landscape that was created by apparently civilised countries.

On the magazine front, issue 267 of MRJ is now out, edited by Barry Norman and full of good stuff, including a lovely scratchbuild of a J70 in 7mm scale by Barry himself. Roy Link has just published number 116 of his lovely Narrow Gauge and Industrial Gazette, also now in stock.

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

Tel. 01225 462332

The shop is open as follows:
Sunday Monday and Tuesday Closed
Wednesday to Saturday 10.00am to 5.30pm
If you are travelling a distance to the shop and can only make a Tuesday or Monday then please contact me and I will endeavour to open the shop by appointment to suit you.

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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