Railroad Trading/75D Railway Books specialise in current and out- of print books mainly about railways plus DVDs covering the steam /diesel transition period to-date in both the US and UK.
Our business was started in 1999 afer (thankfully) managing to escape from every day grind. The initial reaction was 'to do something 'constructive' which started with going through all the railway books on the shelves. Rather than have (say) four or five books on one subject, the decision was then made to select the best and sell the rest.
After ammasing a pile of unwanted books, a table was booked at a local model railwy exhibition where more or less everthing was sold and we have not looked back since. At that point, thought was given to leasing a retail premises. However, in an area where (metaphorically speaking) even at 1999 prices a dog kennel would have cost at minimum in excess of £90K - excluding any remedial work and even before we had sold one magazine- that idea was soon discounted. Subsequently, the decision was then made to concentrate on exhibition work, mail order and internet sales which continues to this day.
Horsham is our home. It is a thriving market town with (at the last count) at lease 25 coffee houses (or businesses providing the facility) over 27 restraunts and the numer is ever- increasing. In both 2006 and 2012 Horsham was listed as one of the top 6 places to live in the UK. For details visit:: www.visithorsham.co.uk
Rail History. Regular train services and less than an hour from London Victoria.
Although once the junction of lines to both Guildford and Shoreham which closed in 1965 and 1966 respectively, there is still a strong rail presence locally. Unlike many places, the goods yard is still more or less intact and these days is used for the storage and maintenance of both Windhoff MPVs and Network Rail stoneblowers. The yard has also been exended to accomodate facilities for the new Thameslink trains due to come into regular service.
Locally based Industrial Designers Messrs Wilkes and Ashmore were involved in the design of Brush Type 4 (latterly Class 47), Hymek and Brush 'Falcon' locomotives and other BR projects.
We look forward to meeting customers at the exhibtions attended (mainly) throughout the South East, offer a mail order service and welcome enquiries by 'phone ,post or e-mail.
The rest of this website is undergoing construction therefore please bear with us