Winchester Discovery Centre

The Railway collection

Stesm train on Watercress LineThe Winchester Discovery Centre houses one of the largest collections of railway material in the country with over 11,000 items. Whether your interest lies in the history, the trains, the men or modelling, the collection will have something for you.

It includes books, pamphlets, timetables, CDs and videos/DVDs. The majority of the stock is available for loan and all titles can be found in the library catalogue.

There are also back runs of periodicals with an almost complete set of the Railway Magazine dating back to the first issue in 1897. Other current titles include Railway Modeller, Railway World and Modern Railways.

 

Railway Periodicals held at Winchester Discovery Centre
(Please see the staff if you wish to consult these)

Title Vols/Date
Basingstoke Canal News Winter 2007 - present
Bluebell News Vol 39 - 49 (1998-2007)
British Railways Illustrated Vols 1-3 (1991-1994)
British Railway Modelling Vol 5 (97/98) - Vol 14 (06/07)
British Transport Review Vol 6 only (Aug 1960)
Bulletin of the Tramway and Light Railway Society No 54 -87 (1972 - 1980)
Bulliver magazine No 114 (1991) - No 120 (1993)
Gauge "O" Guild Vol 4, No 6 (Feb 00) - Vol 15, No 9 (Nov 03)
Great Trains (magazines) Parts 3 - 24 (some parts missing)
GWR Mags (reprints) Vol 1:1 - Vol 2 :8 (1983-86)
Great Western Echo 1969 - 1976 ( 1 Vol only)
Industrial Railway Record No 25 - 27 (1969 - 1991)
Institute of Mechanical Engineers (Railway Division Journal) Vol 1, Pts 1-6 + Vol 2 (1970 - 1971)
Island Rail News No 24 (2004) - present
Journal of the Institute of Locomotive Engineers Vol 6 - Vol 58 (1916 - 1969)
Journal of the Permanent Way Institute Vol 44 - Vol 110 (1926 - 1992)
Journal of the Railway and Canal Historical Society Vol 11-12 (1965) - present
Journal of Transport Ticket Society 1972 - present
Light Steam Power Vol 24 - Vol 27 (1975 - 1978)
Light Rail and Modern Tramway Vol 55 - Vol 59 (1992 - 1997)
Live Rail Vol 1 - 10 (1970 - 1985)
The Locomotive 1930 - 1935
Locomotive Railway Carriage and Wagon Review Vol XXXVII (1932 only)
The Locomotive Magazine Vol 17 - 24 (1911 - 1918)
Metro Report International  
Mid - Hants News 1999 - present
Model Engineer Vol  68 (1933), Vol 140 (1974) - present
Model Railway Constructor Vol 35 - Vol 53 (1968 - 1986)
Model Railway News Vol 32 - Vol 45 (1956 - 1969)
Model Railways Vol 1 (1972) - 1993
Modern Railways Vol 15 (1962) - Vol 63 (2006)
Modern Tramway Vol 36 - Vol 54 (1973 - 1991)
Narrow Gauge No 60 - 94 (1972 - 1981)
Narrow Gauge Times 1975 - 1977
OAG Rail Guide 2007 - present
Permanent Way Institution 1972 - 1977
Premier Line 2000 - 2001
Push & Pull 1966 - 1968 ( 1 Volume only)
Rail August 2008 - present
Railway & Commercial Gazetteer 1917 only
Railway Engineer 1903 - 1934
Railway Engineer International Vol 4 + 5 (1979 - 1980)
Railway Engineering Journal Vol 1 - Vol 4 (1972 - 1975)
Railway Gazette Vol ? - Vol 126 (1929 - 1970)
Railway Gazette International Vol 127 (1971) - present
Railway Gazette supplements (blue books) 1974 - 1999
Railway Magazine 1930 - present
Railway Magazine Illustrated Vol 6 - Vol 106 (1900 - 1960)
Railway Modeller Vol 11 (1960) - present
Railway Observer Vol 32 - Vol 40 (1962 - 1970)
Railways Vol 1 - 11 (1939/40 - 1947)
Railway World Vol 23 - Vol 63 (1962 - 2002)
RTR Railway Technical Review Aug 2008 - Nov 2008
SLS Journal (Journal of the Stephenson Locomotive Society) Vol 48 (1972) - present
Southern Railway Magazine Vol 10 only (1932)
South Western Magazine Vol VIII, No 82 (Jan 1922 only)
Swiss Express March 1998 - December 2004
Track Topics Feb 1971 - present
Trains Illustrated Vol XII - VOL XIV (1959 - 1961)
Tramfare No 89-129,  + 1990-present
Tramways & Urban Transit Vol 61 (1998) - present
Transport History Vol 1 - Vol 12 (1968 - 1981)
Wheelbarrow Issue 86 (May 08) only -
Wight Report No 25 - 113 (1974 - 1997)
Your Model Railway Vol 2 - Vol 4 (1985 - 1987)
 
 
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In 2010 Hampshire Libraries held their own 'Air, Land and Sea' Book Awards. 113 titles were nominated by the public with an expert panel of judges then narrowing the field to 40 books for the voting round.

The winning titles were: