The STARS Sales service is probably the most extensive of any Railway Society today. If you do not see what you are looking for in the lists below, please contact us by email. As a priority we will stock the latest publications for Countries that we are visiting in the current year. We have continued to release our own publications to fill the void in many Countries where accurate and timely information is needed for the membership.

A new European Union (EU) data protection law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is now in effect. STARS keep Personal Data in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Please also acquaint yourself with STARS Terms & Conditions.

Please note that not all items have been costed for P&P, and therefore you may wish to enquire first by email before placing an order with us. We now offer Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed for our Sales items, and this cost will be £7.25 per order. If you require this option please indicate this when ordering either by the covering letter or if paying by BACS, by adding to the Sales Item(s) required field. You can pay for items via Money Transfer facilities or by Cheque. If paying by Money Transfer please complete the on-line form HERE otherwise simply send a cheque to us with your requirements. Please remember if posting to use a standard sized envelope or we reserve the right to seek payment for the oversized PO charge plus any fuel used to retrieve the envelope from the Post Office! Please allow up to 14 days before delivery. All our items are weighed beforehand. If you happen to be in a situation where the Post Office have taken back your delivery, insist that they weight it.


We have moved towards each publication having its own cover price rather than our old category pricing. Post & Packaging has now increased to £2.00 for each book ordered unless stated otherwise. Discounted price for STARS members is shown, if available, after the cover price next to each publication. Please note that this discounted price is for the first book ordered of each volume, and only applies for STARS members own use.
Locomotives, Units & Coaching Stock Series (LUCS)
Volume 1 Europe: Privately Owned New Build Locomotives 4th Edition 2017

Price : £10.50 (£7.00 discounted)

For the fourth time, we are pleased to present this comprehensive listing of Privately Owned New Build Locomotives registered to run on national routes in Europe. It is your essential companion wherever you may be and is a unique article of reference. We know of no other single publication that includes such locomotives operating in almost every country in Europe and it is up to date at the time of going to press. Once more it has only been possible because of the painstaking research and time committed by Brian Davies, whom we congratulate and thank for his efforts. Enjoy the book and your excursions with it. The new price reflects this book is now in ring bind format with 92 pages.
Volume 2 Germany Privately Owned New Build Multiple Units: 3rd Edition 2020

Price : £15.95 (£12.50 discounted)


So many sets, so many private operators, so many liveries, so many services, and so long since our last edition! Yes, 5 years is far too long to neglect the constantly changing private scene in Germany. However, thanks to the dedication and resourcefulness of John Teasdale we address the deficiency with this latest edition.

The book appears in our now accepted format and the layout is extremely easy on the eye. Also included for the first time is an appendix which incorporates a fleet number to class number convertor, acting as a quick means of identifying a set even if they speed past and not all side numbers can be identified.
Volume 3 Czech Republic & Slovakia: Stock Book 4th Edition 2019

Price : £23.95 (£19.00 discounted) 296 pages

The Czech Republic and Slovakia still command a somewhat 'magnetic' attraction for the British enthusiast - little wonder considering that the majority of traffic is still moved by locomotives of countless companies, both State and private, displaying a wide range of colourful and diverse liveries. An ideal background for the 'gricer' and photographer alike, and not surprising that STARS International's annual railcar tour runs either full or near full every year. It is nearly three years since Platform 5 published their excellent Czech & Slovak handbook, and even longer since STARS Volume 3 appeared. In that time new stock has appeared as well as rebuilds and refurbishments. This book reflects those changes and also includes details of more departmental and infrastructure vehicles. The research required to provide such in-depth information has been both painstaking and time consuming.
Volume 4 Benelux Coaching Stock 2nd Edition 2015

Price : £7.50 (£5.00 discounted)

It has been nine years since the last Edition of this Publication and our impetus for this new Edition has been prompted by Platform 5 Publishing whom, in their latest Benelux European Handbook, have omitted Coaching Stock. As for all STARS Publications, the contents have been thoroughly researched but any uncertainty is clearly marked in red. It covers the Coaching Stock of Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Private Passenger Operating Companies where known.

An additional and beneficial feature is the inclusion of Wagons-Lits vehicles, the record of which is second to none. Some vehicles no longer exist but many can still be found spread all over Europe, and beyond.
Volume 5a Portugal: Full Stock Book 1st Edition 2016

Price : £4.50 (£3.00 discounted)

Welcome to the Special 1st Edition of the Full Stock Book of Portugal. I hope you will enjoy the book and as is usual the aim is not to replicate that already documented – but to 'plug gaps' for the STARS membership and other readers. As with all STARS publications the information has been extensively researched but accuracy does subside over time and inaccuracies can occur. I invite you to contact me should your own observations differ from information contained here. Please send any observations to
Volume 6a Slovenia: Full Stock Book 1st Edition 2016

Price : £4.50 (£3.00 discounted)

Welcome to the Special 1st Edition of the Slovenian Full Stock Book. It is hoped next year to produce a ‘full’ Volume 6 (hence why this is Volume 6a) to encompass all of the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia) plus Albania in a Western Balkan Stock Book. I am indebted to Adam Daniels for the use of his photographs in this Book. I hope you will enjoy the book and as is usual the aim is not to replicate that already documented – but to 'plug gaps' for the STARS membership and other readers.
Volume 7 Hungary: Locomotives & Coaching Stock Book 1st Edition 2016

Price : £7.50 (£5.00 discounted)

Welcome to the 1st Edition of the Hungarian Locomotives & Units Stock Book. I have included Trailers in this edition. It is hoped in future to add Coaching and Departmental Stock but for now due to time constraints they are excluded. I also have a full listing of withdrawn and a partial listing of scrapped locos but as this data is a few years old I am not using the detail if this cannot be verified. We can use the forthcoming tour to find what is still extant and what is not. Allocations and active status for MAV are correct as of November 2015 - nevertheless it should be reasonably accurate.
Volume 8 British & Irish Railways Preserved, Heritage & Charter Coaching Stock Book 1st Edition 2018

Price : £21.95 (£14.50 discounted) 208 pages

We are delighted to announce this latest addition to the ever-growing library of STARS Publications, this time in glue/stitch format. Whether you are out for the day by train, line-siding or visiting a Preservation location in the UK or Ireland, this publication is the ideal companion to enhance your enjoyment of the day. Once more we are indebted to Brian Davies for bringing into being what is arguably his biggest challenge to date, and in doing so has enlisted the assistance of experts in this field along with quality & reliable publishers. Congratulations have never been more deserved. Enjoy the book and hopefully you may locate that elusive vehicle you missed when it ran in BR service.
Volume 9a Bulgarian Stock Book 2nd Edition 2017

Price : £4.50 (£3.00 discounted)

Welcome to the 2nd Edition of the Bulgarian Locomotives & Units Stock Book.

The last edition of this was back in May 2010. It was updated in August that year to take into account our sightings from the STARS Bulgarian Tour but never published due to more pressing work. Since then a number of STARS members have visited the Country and so I have used their reports as a means of updating the information where I can. There were other web resources which I have been able use and the information contained is as accurate as is possible.


Volume 11 Morocco Stock Book 3rd Edition 2020

Price : £14.95 (£12.00 discounted) 60 pages

Welcome to the Third Edition of the Morocco stock book, the origin of which can be traced back to STARS first ever tours to the country in 2003 and 2004. Prior to that, little was known of the locomotives and units, but almost nothing was known about hauled coaching and departmental stock. In November 2019, STARS returned to Morocco for a third tour and, once again, with a priority to update our information. 'Mission Accomplished' we returned and the fruits of our labours are to be found within the pages of this book. The book is unique in that we know of no other publication available today that brings you the accuracy of data extensively researched in Morocco and correct to the end of May 2020. Despite Adrian’s extensive research and 'legwork' over the years, the production of this book has only been possible as a result of the kind assistance of the following persons and agencies to which we extend our grateful thanks: The book ‘Maghreb Rail’ by Marcel Vleugels reproduced with the kind permission of Marco Van Uden. To the Directors and staff of ONCF Maroc for supplying essential documentary information and allowing us unrestricted access to installations in the country. Last, but by no means least, to Gary Jones for constantly updating, and further researching the information we hold, including the two Tram systems.
NEW Tram & Urban Light Rail Stock Series (TULR)
Volume 1 Germany, Austria & Switzerland 1st Edition 2020

Price : £17.95 (£14.00 discounted) - 148 pages


It was in September 2014 that STARS published the first book in our Trams & Metro Systems Stock Book Series covering Germany. In the three years to follow the series grew to 7 volumes, covering 23 European Countries and proved a very popular and useful addition to our Sales Section. All those early editions were not only compiled but also printed and published by STARS.

However, we have now moved on to a higher standard of presentation, as evidenced by our Locomotives, Units, and Coaching Stock series (L.U.C.S), and when we decided to update the Tram books the perfect opportunity to completely revamp the series presented itself. This is the first in the series which has been fully updated and covers the three main German speaking Nations in Europe. Further volumes will follow appropriately consolidating nations according to close geographical, cultural, or political proximity. Our thanks and appreciation are due to to John Teasdale for the time he has spent on both the extensive research, and the presentation of this book which we hope you find invaluable. Enjoy the book and your travels with it.
Volume 2 Eastern Europe 1st Edition
(Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Estonia & Latvia)

Price : tba

Volume 3 France, Benelux & Iberia (Spain & Portugal) 1st Edition

Price : tba

Volume 4 Italy, Romania, Bulgaria & The Balkans 1st Edition

Price : tba

Old Tram & Metro Systems Stock Series (TMCS)
Price : £7.50 (£5.00 discounted)

Volume 2 UK & IRELAND 1st Edition 2014

This publication allows you to occupy your 'Home Time' between STARS tours on the continent. The second in our Tram & Metro Systems Stock Book series, features all locations in the British Isles and Ireland. Not only are all the Tram, Metro and Light Rail systems included but also the complete line-by-line London Transport 'Tube' stock (including Departmentals) and the Stourbridge ULR system. For the first time a complete and comprehensive listing of all is available in this one publication.

Again our author, Brian, is to be applauded for his meticulous research and attention to detail that has resulted in such accuracy.
Price : £7.50 (£5.00 discounted)

Volume 4 Czech Republic, Slovakia & Hungary: 1st Edition 2015

We have great pleasure in presenting number 4 in our series of Tram & Metro Systems Stock Books, and the first dedicated wholly to countries of the former 'Eastern Block'. The choice of countries covered is so appropriate because they represent the three that STARS tend to visit more frequently. Indeed, this publication will be an invaluable companion to those participating in the STARS annual Charter Train Tour which begins and ends in the Czech Republic. Once more our author, Brian Davies, has overlooked no detail in his data research to ensure accuracy, and we again congratulate him on a thorough job well done. As always, enjoy the book and your travels with it.
Price : £7.50 (£5.00 discounted)

Volume 5 Austria, Switzerland & Italy: 1st Edition 2016

It is with much pleasure and pride we launch this fifth book in our European Tram & Metro Stock Book series, taking the total number of countries covered to thirteen. Whilst Austria and Switzerland have been excellently covered by Platform 5 Publishing European Handbooks, the information therein dates back to 2012 and 2009 respectively. This publication brings you up to date on both countries, and includes Italy which has been neglected up until now. Once more we are indebted to Brian Davies for the time and research he has devoted in order to ensure the completeness and accuracy of this book. He is to be congratulated. Enjoy the book, and all your travels with it.
Price : £7.50 (£5.00 discounted)

Volume 6 Spain & Portugal: 1st Edition 2016

This sixth volume of our series listing the Tram and Metro Systems of Europe has reached the Iberian Peninsula and fully covers both Spain and Portugal. Once again this publication owes both its depth and accuracy to Brian Davies who has put so much time into the research and preparation. We are indebted to him and congratulate him on another excellent reference book. We hope this book will become an essential companion when you visit these countries. Enjoy both the countries and the book.
Price : £7.50 (£5.00 discounted)

Volume 7 Poland, Baltic & Balkan: 1st Edition 2017
This seventh volume of our series listing the Tram and Metro Systems of Europe has now reached Poland, the Baltic States and the Balkan States. Once again this publication owes both its depth and accuracy to Brian Davies who has put so much time into the research and preparation. We are indebted to him and congratulate him on another excellent reference book especially given the more difficult research conditions. We hope this book will become an essential companion when you visit these countries. Enjoy both the countries and the book.


Hardback Notebooks --> £1.40
STARS Double plastic covers – assorted colours --> £1.00
STARS Single plastic covers – assorted colours --> £0.70
STARS Clear plastic covers --> £1.00
STARS Eurostar mug --> £2.50
Pens --> £0.80 – 1.40
Mini plastic covers – assorted colours --> £0.30
Mini notebooks --> £0.30
Orange High visibility vests --> £3.50

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Stock Books:
Austria 2002
Benelux 2003
France 2003
Spain 2002
Scandinavia 1999

BeNeLux 2011
Bulgaria/Greece/Romania 2005
Czech/Slovak 2015
Hungary 2014
Iberia 2004
Italy 2013
Swiss 2010


TramLink Official Handbook -->£7.95
Docklands Light Rail -->£8.95
The Best of the Last Days of Steam by Colin Mags -->£25.00 o.n.o


Private Railways (2008) by John Glover --> £7.68 o.n.o
BR Atlas (2nd Edition) by M.G.Ball --> £8.99
Railway Terminology --> £4.99 o.n.o
The Last Years of the Somerset & Dorset by Colin Maggs --> £11.20
An Illustrated History of Slade Green --> £11.50
Britain’s Railways at War by Alan Earnshaw --> £2.60
BR Pre-Grouping Atlas & Gazeteer (5th Edition) --> £14.99
Britain’s Rail Super Centres - Birmingham --> £14.00


Irish Railways Travel &Traction Book --> £13.95


Stockholm Track Diagrams & Railway map --> £3.50


Trackatlas of Mainland Britain --> £24.95