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Our updated, expanded and re-issued Britain's Growing Railway book is still on sale. Published in late July 2017, it contains an extra 64 pages compared to the 2010 issue. Click [HERE] for details and to purchase.

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Railfuture's latest book lists Britain's railway stations and lines that have opened or reopened in the past 50 years. This new edition contains 192 pages updating and expanding on our 2010 edition and giving an in-depth description of the dozens of new stations opened in the past seven years. The A5 perfect-bound book is illustrated with photographs throughout. Published at the same price as the earlier edition, despite 64 extra pages, the book costs £9.95 including postage. Buy while stocks last.

Britain's Growing Railway is a vital tool for rail campaigners and shows construction costs, funders, station specifications and facilities provided, with examples of stations and lines where patronage has far exceeded expectations.

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We are offering the following discounts on third-party-books bought through our website (dispatched either by the publisher or the author).

RRPDiscountOur PriceBook Name / Author
£20.00£2.00£18.00The Development of Railway Financial Statements 1827 - 1948 (Tony Sheward)
£14.99£1.00£13.99Great Railway Conspiracy 3rd Edition (David Henshaw)
£9.99£1.00£8.99The Next Station Stop (Fifty Years by Train) (Peter Caton)
£9.99£0.99£9.00Remote Stations (Peter Caton)

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"Remote Stations" was published in autumn 2018 by Railfuture member Peter Caton, who has several books to his name (including "The Next Station Stop Fifty Years by Train", which he wrote in autumn 2013). This new book, which is subtitled "Journeys to forty of Britain's loneliest railway stations" and is for anyone who enjoys travel books, describes his journeys to 40 of the most remote railway stations around Britain, mostly still open but a few closed. As you'd expect it includes the likes of Corrour, Altnabreac, Dovey Junction and Berney Arms, but also many less obvious ones as he has tried to make it as varied as possible. Iit is llustrated with more than 150 colour and black & white photos, both recent and historical. [more]

Railfuture is able to offer the book for £9.99 (a 99 pence discount), and every purchase will also support our campaigning. Select the book in the "Buy LATEST book" drop-down list on the right and click 'Buy Now'.

You can still buy his ealier "Next Station Stop" book from this website as well. In it, Peter describes in detail a 10,000 mile tour of Britain, discovering what it's like to travel on our modern railways and contemplating train journeys made over fifty years. [more]

Railfuture is able to offer the book for £8.99 (a £1 discount), and every purchase will also support our campaigning. Select the book in the "Buy OLDER book" drop-down list on the right and click 'Buy Now'.



Published in October 2014 by Railfuture Reporting Accountant (and its former Treasurer), Tony Sheward, as his first venture as an author. This 164-page A4 book (making use of railway company records in the National Archives) charts the way in which railway companies presented financial information to their shareholders from the early days of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway to nationalisation of the railways in 1948 [more]

The book analyses the influence of various factors, such as the example of the canals, railway regulation, company law and the railway companies' individual pattern of development. This is an area of railway research, which has hitherto only been sparsely covered.

Railfuture is able to offer the book for £18.00 (a £2 discount), and every purchase will also support our campaigning. Select the book in the drop-down list on the right and click 'Buy Now'.


Published in March 2013 this seminal book on Dr Beeching and his aftermath has been fully rewritten by its original author, David Henshaw, and includes details of the latest rail re-openings.

Was there really a conspiracy? Read how the cuts went on under a Labour Government that had pledged to halt closures. And how dirty tricks were used to make branch lines seem less viable than they really were.

Well illustrated with period black and white pictures, and specially commissioned maps and graphs, The Great Railway Conspiracy shows how, against all the odds - lack of investment, Richard Beeching and the great privatisation fiasco - Britain's railways are thriving as never before. [more]

RRP is £14.99, but Railfuture is able to offer the book for £13.99 (a £1 discount), and every purchase will also support our campaigning. Select the book in the drop-down list on the right and click 'Buy Now'.



David Spaven was a guest speaker at Railfuture's Rail Reopenings Conference in Stirling in June 2012. He spoke about the fight to prevent the closure of the Waverley Route through the Borders between Edinburgh and Carlisle (yes, that really is David Steel MP on the front cover), the failed attempts to reopen the line as a private venture, and the long campaign that has finally seen approval to completely reconstruct the route (on the original formation) as far as Tweedbank. The construction works are now in progress and an opening date of September 2015 is planned.

The hard-back version contains an (extra) illustrated chapter on The First Century of the Waverley Route, plus the transcripts of internal BR memos about economy measures implemented along the route and incidents at Hawick and Newcastle on on the last night. [more]

Railfuture is delighted to be able to offer this book for sale to members and non-members. If the book is purchased at the same time as Britain's Growing Railway a discount is available.

The Waverley route costs just £14.99 in paperback and £20.00 hardback, both include delivery.

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