STARS SALES

STARS SALES

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.

Please note on a temporary basis due to the redesign of this page book pictures are not currently available for most publications.

STARS OWN PUBLICATIONS

We have moved towards each publication having its own cover price rather than our old category pricing. Post & Packaging will now be a standard £1.75 for each book ordered unless stated. 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) Tram & Metro Systems Stock Book Series (TMCS)
Price : £10.50 (£7.00 discounted)

Volume 1 – Europe: Privately Owned New Build Locomotives 4th Edition 2017


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.
OUT OF STOCK - NEW EDITION PLANNED FOR 2019

Volume 1 – GERMANY 1st Edition 2014


Price : £7.50 (£5.00 discounted)

Volume 2 - Germany: Privately Owned New Build EMU & DMU 2nd Edition 2015


Perhaps it is inevitable that a rail system the size of Germany will change almost on a daily basis, particularly when a large proportion is in the hands of private operators. That is evidenced by our need to publish the latest (second) edition of this book, just 18 months since the first. New operators have appeared, a couple have disappeared and new stock has been delivered. Some stock has changed hands, but you will find all the known changes within these pages, together with the addition of some older stock. This publication represents the most comprehensive and accurate listing available anywhere and once more we recognise the research and dedication Brian Davies has afforded to ensure it is so. Enjoy the book and your adventures with it.
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.
OUT OF STOCK - NEW EDITION PLANNED FOR MARCH 2019

Volume 3 – Czech Republic & Slovakia: Full Stock List 3rd Edition 2016


Price : £7.50 (£5.00 discounted)

Volume 3 – Benelux & France 1st Edition 2014


Every year STARS run between ten and twelve tours to Countries covered by this publication visiting Cities all of which, bar one, have substantial Tram and Metro Systems. Since our first publication in 2005 it has been evident that a large percentage of participants on every tour are taking a keen interest in the tram systems whilst visiting France and the Benelux Countries. Not only does this publication bring you up to date with current fleet lists, it contains much more information than the previous publication, thus allowing you to derive more enjoyment from your activity. Once again this publication is only possible because of the research and dedication to the task by Brian Davies, whom we congratulate and are indebted to. Enjoy the book and its use.
Price : £7.50 (£5.00 discounted)

Volume 4 - Benelux Coaching Stock 2nd Edition 2015


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.
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 : £4.50 (£3.00 discounted)

Volume 5a – Portugal: Full Stock Book 1st Edition 2016


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 office@stars-tours.org.uk
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 : £4.50 (£3.00 discounted)

Volume 6a – Slovenia: Full Stock Book 1st Edition 2016


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.
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 – Hungary: Locomotives & Coaching Stock Book 1st Edition 2016


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.
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.
SOLD OUT - SORRY - MAYBE A REPRINT LATER IN 2019

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.
Price : £4.50 (£3.00 discounted)

Volume 9a - Bulgarian Stock Book 2nd Edition 2017


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 STAR 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.
NEWVolume 10 – POLAND: LOCOMOTIVES, UNITS & DEPARTMENTAL STOCK SECOND EDITION 2019

Price : £23.95 (£19.00 discounted) 276 pages P&P £2.00


Welcome to the Second Edition of this volume, listing locomotives & units active (or otherwise) in Poland. Although it is little over 12 months since the First Edition appeared, much has changed in the Country, particularly in the private sector. In addition, there is so much to confuse in that some locomotives can carry up to four numbers! However, this full and comprehensive listing will give you clarity and help you ‘navigate’ the way to finding your sightings. Steam and Battery Locomotives are also included in this edition. The research and collating of information from reliable sources has been an extensive and painstaking task. Both John and Gary are deserving of much credit for producing a book of such a high standard. Enjoy the book and your travels with it in Poland.
NEW PLANNED FOR THE MOROCCAN TOUR IN 2019

Free for tour participants

Volume 11 – Morocco Stock Book 3rd Edition 2019
DISCOUNTED STARS BOOK SECTION

Morocco stock and coaching stock book 2006
Morocco stock and coaching stock book 2004

The above two books are now selling for £2.50 each including P&P

STARS MISC ITEMS

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

PLATFORM 5 (we can source their full catalogue). Selection listed below:

AUSTRIAN RAILWAYS 6th Edition (2017) --> £22.95
CZECH & SLOVAK RAILWAYS 1st Edition (2016) --> £24.95
GERMAN RAILWAYS Part 1: LOCOS & MU’s 5th Edition (2013) --> £22.95
GERMAN RAILWAYS Part 2 Private (2015) --> £26.95
BENELUX Railways 7th Edition (2017) --> £22.95
FRENCH Railways 6th Edition (2016) --> £24.95
SWISS Railways (2016) --> £23.95
IRISH Railways 3rd Edition (2013) --> £15.95
ITALIAN Railways 3rd Edition (2014) --> £21.95
BR COMBINED 2018 --> Phone for price
BRITISH RAILWAYS POCKET BOOK No1: Locomotives 2018 --> Phone for price
BRITISH RAILWAYS POCKET BOOK No2: Coaching Stock 2018 --> Phone for price
BRITISH RAILWAYS POCKET BOOK No3: DMU’s 2018 --> Phone for price
BRITISH RAILWAYS POCKET BOOK No4: EMU’s & LRS 2018 --> Phone for price
PRESERVED LOCOMOTIVES OF BR 17th Edition --> Phone for price
The Fifty 50’s IN COLOUR --> £2.95
TRACK ATLAS IRELAND --> Phone for price
PARIS METRO --> Phone for price
TGV HANDBOOK --> Phone for price

LCGB – Please ring for full listing and pricing

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

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

CAPITAL TRANSPORT PUBLISHING

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

IAN ALLAN

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

ITG

Irish Railways Travel &Traction Book --> £13.95

QUAIL MAPS

Stockholm Track Diagrams & Railway map --> £3.50

TRACKMAPS

Trackatlas of Mainland Britain --> £24.95

SECOND-HAND BOOKS DONATED – MAKE AN OFFER!

RAILWAY WORLD ATLAS 1977
RAILWAYS OF CARDIFF
GWR COUNTRY STATIONS
MORE LAST DAYS OF STEAM
BRANCH LINES WILTSHIRE
HEART OF GREAT WESTERN
CARDIFF CANTON END OF AN ERA