Platform 5 and NREA detailed spotters books are an excellent source of information about current British locomotives and coaching stock.

<p>British Railways Locomotives &amp; Coaching Stock 2018 contains a complete listing of all locomotives, coaching stock and multiple units that run on Britain’s main line railways with full owner, operator, livery and depot allocation information for every vehicle.<br /><strong>A6 format hardback. Recommended for home reference and record keeping.</strong></p>

British Railways Locomotives & Coaching Stock 2018 contains a complete listing of all locomotives, coaching stock and multiple units that run on Britain’s main line railways with full owner, operator, livery and depot allocation information for every vehicle.
A6 format hardback. Recommended for home reference and record keeping.

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<p>The NREA Spotters Companion is a thin, A6&nbsp;size book which can be easily and comfortably carried in a jacket&nbsp;pocket while still containing&nbsp;a full listing of all locomotives, coaches and unit trains registered with Network Rail in early 2018.<br><b>A6 format softback. Recommended as a travelling companion.</b></p>

The NREA Spotters Companion is a thin, A6 size book which can be easily and comfortably carried in a jacket pocket while still containing a full listing of all locomotives, coaches and unit trains registered with Network Rail in early 2018.
A6 format softback. Recommended as a travelling companion.

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<strong>Platform 5 BRPB1 British Railways Locomotives 2018 Pocket Book BRPB1 18</strong>
<p>A complete guide to diesel and electric locomotives registered for operation with Network Rail in autumn 2017.</p>
Platform 5 BRPB1 British Railways Locomotives 2018 Pocket Book BRPB1 18

A complete guide to diesel and electric locomotives registered for operation with Network Rail in autumn 2017.

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<b>Platform 5 British Railways Locomotives 2018 Pocket Book BRPB2 18</b><br>A complete listing of locomotive hauled and HST passenger coaches and parcels vans registered with Network Rail in autumn&nbsp;2017. The
 book covers all individual passenger vehicles, many of which are now 
forming special tour trains. Normal HST set formations are listed.<p></p>
Platform 5 British Railways Locomotives 2018 Pocket Book BRPB2 18
A complete listing of locomotive hauled and HST passenger coaches and parcels vans registered with Network Rail in autumn 2017. The book covers all individual passenger vehicles, many of which are now forming special tour trains. Normal HST set formations are listed.

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<strong>Platform 5 BRPB3 British Railways Diesel Multiple Units and On-Track Machines 2018 Pocket Book </strong><br />A complete listing of DMU trains registered with Network Rail in autumn 2017.<br />Unit trains provide the majority of the passenger train stock operating in Britain today. This book covers all diesel powered unit trains from the 4-wheel railbus types, through the Sprinter, Turbostar and Voyager generations to the newest units entering service.
Platform 5 BRPB3 British Railways Diesel Multiple Units and On-Track Machines 2018 Pocket Book 
A complete listing of DMU trains registered with Network Rail in autumn 2017.
Unit trains provide the majority of the passenger train stock operating in Britain today. This book covers all diesel powered unit trains from the 4-wheel railbus types, through the Sprinter, Turbostar and Voyager generations to the newest units entering service.
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<strong>Platform 5 BRPB4 British Railways Electric Multiple Units 2018 Pocket Book<br />Includes the new Great Western &amp; East Coast class 800 IEP D/EMU units<br /></strong>A complete listing of EMU and hybrid power trains registered with Network Rail in autumn 2017.<br /><br />
Platform 5 BRPB4 British Railways Electric Multiple Units 2018 Pocket Book
Includes the new Great Western & East Coast class 800 IEP D/EMU units
A complete listing of EMU and hybrid power trains registered with Network Rail in autumn 2017.

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Due for publication November 2018<br /><br />Platform 5 have produced the finest guide to the rolling stock of Britain's railways for many years. This pocket book provides a complete and detailed guide to diesel and electric locomotives registered for operation with Network Rail in autumn 2018.
Due for publication November 2018

Platform 5 have produced the finest guide to the rolling stock of Britain's railways for many years. This pocket book provides a complete and detailed guide to diesel and electric locomotives registered for operation with Network Rail in autumn 2018.
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Due for publication November 2018<br /><br />A complete listing of locomotive hauled and HST passenger coaches and parcels vans registered with Network Rail in autumn 2018. The book covers all individual passenger vehicles, many of which are now forming special tour trains.
Due for publication November 2018

A complete listing of locomotive hauled and HST passenger coaches and parcels vans registered with Network Rail in autumn 2018. The book covers all individual passenger vehicles, many of which are now forming special tour trains.
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Due for publication November 2018<br /><br />A complete listing of Diesel (only) powered multiple unit trains registered with Network Rail in autumn 2018.<br />Unit trains provide the majority of the passenger train stock operating in Britain today. This book covers all diesel powered unit trains from the 4-wheel railbus types, through the Sprinter, Turbostar and Voyager generations to the newest units entering service. On-track machines and MPV maintenance vehicles are included with this book. Multi-power (diesel or electric) units are listed in the EMUs book.
Due for publication November 2018

A complete listing of Diesel (only) powered multiple unit trains registered with Network Rail in autumn 2018.
Unit trains provide the majority of the passenger train stock operating in Britain today. This book covers all diesel powered unit trains from the 4-wheel railbus types, through the Sprinter, Turbostar and Voyager generations to the newest units entering service. On-track machines and MPV maintenance vehicles are included with this book. Multi-power (diesel or electric) units are listed in the EMUs book.
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<p>Due for publication November 2018</p>
<p><strong>Includes the new Great Western &amp; East Coast class 800 IEP D/EMU units<br /></strong>A complete listing of EMU and hybrid power trains registered with Network Rail in autumn 2018 including technical details and unit formations.</p>

Due for publication November 2018

Includes the new Great Western & East Coast class 800 IEP D/EMU units
A complete listing of EMU and hybrid power trains registered with Network Rail in autumn 2018 including technical details and unit formations.

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<b>NREA Spotters Companion 2017 39th edition</b><br><b>Recommended as a&nbsp;travelling companion and&nbsp;record book.</b><br>The National Railway Enthusiasts Association have been publishing a spotters companion guide to British mainline locomotives, coaches and&nbsp;unit trains for many years.
<p>The book is kept to a thin A6 size book which can comfortably&nbsp;be carried in a jacket pocket while travelling. Technical data which can easily be found elsewhere is omitted, allowing a full listing of locomotives, coaches and multiple unit trains registered with Network Rail and expected to enter service in the coming year to be accommodated.&nbsp;<br>The listings cover&nbsp;details of&nbsp;numbers, names,&nbsp;owner/operators, shed allocations&nbsp;and any specific differences between class members. Multiple unit train formations (early 2016) are shown, allowing unit numbers to&nbsp;be identified from individual car numbers.&nbsp;The small number&nbsp;of&nbsp;locomotive hauled passenger coaches and the fleet of&nbsp;HST coaches&nbsp;are listed with number,&nbsp;allocation and&nbsp;any previous numbers for vehicles&nbsp;modified/rebuilt/renumbered, plus&nbsp;detail variations from similar vehicles.</p>
NREA Spotters Companion 2017 39th edition
Recommended as a travelling companion and record book.
The National Railway Enthusiasts Association have been publishing a spotters companion guide to British mainline locomotives, coaches and unit trains for many years.

The book is kept to a thin A6 size book which can comfortably be carried in a jacket pocket while travelling. Technical data which can easily be found elsewhere is omitted, allowing a full listing of locomotives, coaches and multiple unit trains registered with Network Rail and expected to enter service in the coming year to be accommodated. 
The listings cover details of numbers, names, owner/operators, shed allocations and any specific differences between class members. Multiple unit train formations (early 2016) are shown, allowing unit numbers to be identified from individual car numbers. The small number of locomotive hauled passenger coaches and the fleet of HST coaches are listed with number, allocation and any previous numbers for vehicles modified/rebuilt/renumbered, plus detail variations from similar vehicles.

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A complete listing of all mainline diesel and electric locomotives operated by British Railways and British Rail, including prototype locomotives, current, store/withdrawn and scrapped showing the final disposal of each locomotive.

The book also lists preserved/privately owned locomotives which may operate on the national network, principally private shunters authorised to access yards on Network Rail property.

A5 format, sprial bound with soft card covers. 146 pages.

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<b>Platform 5 Publishing British Railways TRACKatlas 3rd Edition</b><br>The new edition of Britain's most detailed railway atlas, showing the entire national railway network with track level detail.<p></p><br>
Platform 5 Publishing British Railways TRACKatlas 3rd Edition
The new edition of Britain's most detailed railway atlas, showing the entire national railway network with track level detail.


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<p>Fully revised and updated 2018.<br />The complete guide to all preserved main line steam, diesel and electric locomotives and multiple units of BR and constituents. Includes details of all steam locomotives of British Railways, the “Big Four” and their predecessors as well as former war department locomotives, replica and new build steam locomotives, diesel and electric locomotives, multiple units and railcars. Details include currently (2018) carried number, former numbers, names, build dates, builder and home location.<br />Illustrated with over 80 colour photographs. A5 size. 160 pages. £18.95.</p>

Fully revised and updated 2018.
The complete guide to all preserved main line steam, diesel and electric locomotives and multiple units of BR and constituents. Includes details of all steam locomotives of British Railways, the “Big Four” and their predecessors as well as former war department locomotives, replica and new build steam locomotives, diesel and electric locomotives, multiple units and railcars. Details include currently (2018) carried number, former numbers, names, build dates, builder and home location.
Illustrated with over 80 colour photographs. A5 size. 160 pages. £18.95.

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<p>Diesel and Electric Loco Register contains a complete list of all diesel and electric locomotives operated by British Railways, its' constituents and successors, that have been capable of working on the main line railway network, including shunters and departmental locomotives.</p>

Diesel and Electric Loco Register contains a complete list of all diesel and electric locomotives operated by British Railways, its' constituents and successors, that have been capable of working on the main line railway network, including shunters and departmental locomotives.

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<p>This completely new book from Platform 5 Publishing is the complete guide to all narrow gauge steam locomotives known to exist in Great Britain and Ireland of track gauges 1ft 6in to 4ft 6in. It fills a gap between 'Preserved Locomotives of British Railways' which contains details of standard gauge locomotives, and the Miniature Railways book which predominantly covers circular model engineers and park trains (note, the 15in Romney and Ravenglass lines are in the miniature railways book).</p>
<p>Locomotives are listed by builder so that it can be easily seen how many of each type or builder are in existence. For every locomotive details of builder’s number, year of manufacture, type, class, gauge, current location and running number/name are provided. Detailed footnotes provide further information about each locomotive’s origin and history. </p>
<p>The information contained has been collated over many years of personal observation and correspondence since the mid-1960s. Also includes 64 colour illustrations, a locomotive names index and a full list of heritage railways, museums and collections where locomotives can be observed.<br>80 pages. </p>

This completely new book from Platform 5 Publishing is the complete guide to all narrow gauge steam locomotives known to exist in Great Britain and Ireland of track gauges 1ft 6in to 4ft 6in. It fills a gap between 'Preserved Locomotives of British Railways' which contains details of standard gauge locomotives, and the Miniature Railways book which predominantly covers circular model engineers and park trains (note, the 15in Romney and Ravenglass lines are in the miniature railways book).

Locomotives are listed by builder so that it can be easily seen how many of each type or builder are in existence. For every locomotive details of builder’s number, year of manufacture, type, class, gauge, current location and running number/name are provided. Detailed footnotes provide further information about each locomotive’s origin and history.

The information contained has been collated over many years of personal observation and correspondence since the mid-1960s. Also includes 64 colour illustrations, a locomotive names index and a full list of heritage railways, museums and collections where locomotives can be observed.
80 pages.

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<P>The miniature railway now occupies an important role in the overall railway scene, with many superb and high quality layouts to delight the discerning enthusiast. This new book from Platform 5 contains details of all commercial miniature railways of gauges from 21in to 7.25in and model engineers club tracks that open regularly to the public.</P>
<P>For every railway a brief description of the line/circuit is provided, together with details of location, address, gauge, line length, and contact details including web addresses. Also included is a detailed listing of the resident locomotive fleet for all commercial railways and most club tracks including details of:
<LI>Locomotive Numbers and Names Carried 
<LI>Type of Locomotives (steam, battery, diesel, petrol) 
<LI>Transmission type 
<LI>Wheel Arrangement 
<LI>Builder &amp; Date of construction
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<P>From well known popular lines like the Ravenglass &amp; Eskdale Railway and the Romney, Hythe &amp; Dymchurch Railway, to much smaller single locomotive operations in public parks, this book contains details of a remarkable 200 different railway undertakings and well over 1000 different locomotives. </P>
<P>A5 size. 128 pages, including over 60 colour illustrations </P></FONT></FONT></LI>

The miniature railway now occupies an important role in the overall railway scene, with many superb and high quality layouts to delight the discerning enthusiast. This new book from Platform 5 contains details of all commercial miniature railways of gauges from 21in to 7.25in and model engineers club tracks that open regularly to the public.

For every railway a brief description of the line/circuit is provided, together with details of location, address, gauge, line length, and contact details including web addresses. Also included is a detailed listing of the resident locomotive fleet for all commercial railways and most club tracks including details of:

  • Locomotive Numbers and Names Carried
  • Type of Locomotives (steam, battery, diesel, petrol)
  • Transmission type
  • Wheel Arrangement
  • Builder & Date of construction

    From well known popular lines like the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway and the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway, to much smaller single locomotive operations in public parks, this book contains details of a remarkable 200 different railway undertakings and well over 1000 different locomotives.

    A5 size. 128 pages, including over 60 colour illustrations

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    <P>British Railways Locomotives &amp; Coaching Stock 2014 contains a complete listing of all locomotives, coaching stock and multiple units that run on Britain’s mainline railways.</P>
<P>• Overview of Britain’s Railway System<BR>• Classification and Numbering Schemes<BR>• Owner and Operator Information<BR>• 64 pages of colour illustrations<BR>• Named Vehicles<BR>• List of Depots and Workshops</P>
<P>Widely used as a source of reference throughout the railway industry. A useful home reference and record book for enthusiasts and spotters.</P>
<P>A5 size, 384 pages, hardback</P>

    British Railways Locomotives & Coaching Stock 2014 contains a complete listing of all locomotives, coaching stock and multiple units that run on Britain’s mainline railways.

    • Overview of Britain’s Railway System
    • Classification and Numbering Schemes
    • Owner and Operator Information
    • 64 pages of colour illustrations
    • Named Vehicles
    • List of Depots and Workshops

    Widely used as a source of reference throughout the railway industry. A useful home reference and record book for enthusiasts and spotters.

    A5 size, 384 pages, hardback

    £17.00
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    British Railways Locomotives &amp; Coaching Stock 2012 contains a complete listing of all locomotives, coaching stock and multiple units that run on Britain’s mainline railways with full owner, operation, livery and depot allocation information for every vehicle. Also includes the fleets of the UK’s light rail systems and on-track machines used to maintain Britain’s railways.<BR><BR>Contains the following:<BR>• Overview of Britain’s Railway System<BR>• Classification and Numbering Schemes<BR>• Owner and Operator Information<BR>• Livery Details<BR>• 64 pages of colour illustrations<BR>• Named Vehicles<BR>• List of Depots and Workshops<BR>• Multiple Unit Formations<BR>Plus a wealth of useful technical data for every class of vehicle.<BR><BR>Widely used as a source of reference throughout the railway industry, British Railways Locomotives &amp; Coaching Stock has achieved an unrivalled reputation as the definitive guide to rolling stock on Britain’s railways.<BR>A5 format, 384 pages. Hardback.
    British Railways Locomotives & Coaching Stock 2012 contains a complete listing of all locomotives, coaching stock and multiple units that run on Britain’s mainline railways with full owner, operation, livery and depot allocation information for every vehicle. Also includes the fleets of the UK’s light rail systems and on-track machines used to maintain Britain’s railways.

    Contains the following:
    • Overview of Britain’s Railway System
    • Classification and Numbering Schemes
    • Owner and Operator Information
    • Livery Details
    • 64 pages of colour illustrations
    • Named Vehicles
    • List of Depots and Workshops
    • Multiple Unit Formations
    Plus a wealth of useful technical data for every class of vehicle.

    Widely used as a source of reference throughout the railway industry, British Railways Locomotives & Coaching Stock has achieved an unrivalled reputation as the definitive guide to rolling stock on Britain’s railways.
    A5 format, 384 pages. Hardback.
    £15.00
    MRP £18.25you save £3.25
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