The RCTS Archive and Library Collections
Books and Magazines.
A book catalogue and a magazine catalogue are available as Microsoft® Excel
spread sheets or Adobe® Acrobat® files, both formats are
searchable. The files may be downloaded
from the links below.
The Library collections are extensive and it is not possible to produce full
printed catalogues at an economic price.
A paper copy may be consulted in the Archive.
Working Timetable Collection.
The Library hold a major collection of working timetables, traffic notices,
appendices, rule books and other official documents together with a large
collection of public timetables most of which are available on loan to members.
For more details click here.
The Working Timetable collection is not currently at Leatherhead. The size of the collection requires a large
amount of shelf space to be created before it can be moved to our Archive and
The Railway Observer
Two compete sets of each year from Issue 1 of (When it was called “The Railway
News”) to the current issue are held in the Archive. One set is for reference only, the second set
is available for loan.
bound volumes and single copies of RO issues for many years are available for
sale from the Archive and Library, please enquire if you wish to purchase
Railway Observer Index
indices to the Railway Observer have been scanned and are available as an Adobe
Acrobat PDF file. The file is, however,
too large to e-mail (87MB). If members
require individual years, they can be extracted from the file and sent by
e-mail. For this service, a donation to
the Society would be appreciated.
Surplus Library Books and Magazine Sales.
The Archive and Library holds many surplus books, magazines (bound and unbound
volumes) including ROs and RCTS out of print publications, which are offered
for sale at Leatherhead. A list is
available, but as it is continually updated, is only distributed on
request. If items are to be posted to
the purchaser postage cost will be advised in each case and payment will be
required prior to despatch.
Last updated: 18th August 2019