Updated 19/1016. Refer to 'Our Blog'
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 commenced in 1999 afer (thankfully) managing to escape from the every- day grind. The initial reaction was 'to do something 'constructive' and that started by going through all the railway books in the collection (which included several books on more than one subject ) with the decision made to keep the best and sell the rest . After booking a stand at a local exhbition and selling most of them we have not looked back.
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 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.
The name under which we specialise mostly in North American Railway books, magazines and DVDs
75D Railway Books
The name under which we specialise in mainly new and out-of print books mainly about British Railways and other aspects of transport. 75D was the shed code for Horsham in steam days
We offer a mail order service and welcome enquiries by 'phone, post or e-mail. Alternatively, why not visit our stand at the exhibitions attended mainly throught the South East.
Our home and a thriving market town with at the last count at least 25 coffee houses (or businesses providing the facility) over 27 restaurants with the number 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
Horsham Rail History.
Regular train services and about an hour to and 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 extended 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.
The rest of this website is undergoing construction therefore please bear with us