We are currently dispatching orders as normal, but delivery times may be affected Find a rep
Free tools and resources for primary and secondary to support mental and physical wellbeing Find out more


Explore Britain’s railways with expert Julian Holland – from stunning hardbacks by The Times that will bring you back to the golden days of steam trains, to full-colour travel guides that are perfect for family trips.

Explore the full range

Save 20% on your first online order

Sign up to the Collins Reference newsletter to receive our latest news, exclusive content and offers.

Explore the world of railways guided by bestselling author and expert Julian Holland

All Aboard! : Remembering Britain’s Railways

Bringing together a unique miscellany of intriguing tales and engaging trivia, this is the perfect collection for every railway enthusiast


End of the Line: British railway closures from 1948 to Beeching

Tracing the history of over 400 of long forgotten railway lines, region by region, from their opening to closure and a few cases to reopening


Golden Years of Rail Travel

Take a journey back to the boom time for Britain’s railways, through a unique collection of fascinating stories, photographs, posters and railway ephemera


The Joy of Railways: Remembering the Golden Age of Train Spotting

A beautiful treasury of railway memorabilia, journey back to the 1950s and ’60s with this nostalgic look at Britain’s railways in their glory days


Britain’s Heritage Railways: Discover more than 100 historic lines

The essential guide to exploring Britain’s last remaining historic lines, ideal for anyone planning a nostalgic railway trip


Lost Railway Walks: Explore more than 100 of Britain’s lost railways

More than 100 walks across the length and breadth of Britain’s lost railway lines


Railway Day Trips: 160 classic train journeys around Britain

Perfect for both casual and seasoned rail travellers. Plan adventures, follow the changing landscape through the train window and discover fascinating destinations


Follow Julian on instagram @julianhollandrailways

Collins Railways Blog

Discover days out at historic railways, perfect for all the family and hear more from Julian about his greatest railway adventures.

Read more