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North American Railway Books Wanted

As specialists in North American Railway books, we are always interested in purchasing collections. We will pay top rates for quality stock. Other World and European books (especially with English text) may also be of interest to us. 

 We do not buy the following, unless they are part of a large collection;

  •  UK Railway Books
  •  Magazines,either bound or unbound.
  • "Coffee-Table" type books. These are generally glossy, hardback books on general railway subjects.
  • Books that are heavily annotated, especially abc type "Spotters" books.
  • Books that have been affected by cigarette or pipe smoke.
  • Ex-Library books or books in less than " Very Good" Condition. (See our Glossary pages).

Please note that we will make a final decision to buy or not, based on our evaluation of the condition of books.  This is necessary as one or two sellers have an unrealistic view of the condition of their books. Exceptionally we will consider books in acceptable or poor condition only if they are very scarce.
We will travel up to about 50 miles of Longford, Derbyshire to view and possibly purchase your books. If you have a large collection for sale, we are often willing to travel further, or arrange courier collection.  Please note, we DO NOT value each book individually. If you wish to have your books valued in this way, then do let us know and we will send you a written estimate of our service. If you wish to meet us at an event or show we are attending, this is often a good way of selling books to us, but please make sure that you have made a prior arrangement, by sending us a list of books you wish to sell at least a week before the show, so that we can make an informed offer which you agree to. Please do not turn up at a show with a box of books and expect us to buy it. We will not have had the chance to evaluate the books, and therefore will be unable to make an offer that is fair to either yourself or ourselves.
If we do purchase your books, you can choose to be paid by cash (if we have enough), cheque or Bank Transfer. Payment is made when the books are in our hands, and we are satisfied that they are in the condition that you (the seller) described them to us. 
You are welcome to e-mail lists to us. Our email address is Lists can also be posted to our address (see "Contact Us" page), or, even better, talk to us on  01335 330965. A list of books with title, author, publisher  and ISBN helps us to quickly judge whether they are of interest to us. We will also need to know the condition of books and dustwrappers, and where the books are located. Please add a contact telephone number to the list.  We will try to give you our response within 48 hours of receiving your list, although this may take a little longer at busy times.