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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)

  • 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)
 
 

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:

First World War

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