Library Collections

Library Collections

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.

Book Catalogue - Excel Format

Book Catalogue - Acrobat Format

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

specific issues..

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