Welcome to Kestrel Railway Books


Reprinted by popular demand!


Rails to Ashbourne


by Howard Sprenger


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Our range of quality railway books covers many areas of interest, and all are written and published by experts and enthusiasts.


We value feedback from our readers, so please let us have your views on our books or on our website. You can also request to be put on our mailing list - you'll be the first to know when we are about to publish a new title.


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Order from us - we aim to dispatch by return and there are NO postage and packing charges for UK customers. Telephone orders: we accept Mastercard and Visa.


The Kestrel Collection We are now marketing scans from over 2,500 black & white negatives and around 5,000 colour slides covering all aspects of British railways (and some foreign). No lists as yet (working on it!) but if you are looking for previously unpublished shots, please contact us with your requirements.


Phoning: Sadly, we still have to go out to work for most of the day, but mornings are a good time to call. Failing that, evenings and weekends are fine. If you do get the machine, please leave your number so that we can ring you back home or abroad (we can even stretch to the odd call to the colonies!)


Mystery pictures We have a further selection to challenge you (refreshed September 2018). Have a look at our mystery pictures pages, and see if you can spot what we cannot!