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RDS books

Books and pamphlets published by Railfuture and its predecessor, the Railway Development Society.

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Britain's Growing Railway - Railfuture's latest book

A-Z of Rail Reopenings 6th edition
Edited by Jerry Alderson and Ian McDonald
192-page book published 2017
Price £9.95
ISBN 9780901283191
Buy it online here

Britain's Growing Railway

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A-Z of Rail Reopenings 5th edition
Edited by Jerry Alderson and Ian McDonald
128-page booklet published 2010
Original price £9.95
ISBN 9780901283160

The Case for Rail

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a study by Norman Bradbury
20-page booklet published 2004
Original price £2.50
View or download 1.6Mb

Railfuture National Rail Card Report

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28-page A4 booklet published 2003
Can be downloaded from National Rail Card

A New Station – What might it cost?

28-page booklet published 2001

For want of a rail...

Why protection of disused railway routes is so important
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4-page A5 leaflet published 2001

Easy Rail Travel – Fares

24-page A4 booklet published 2001
Original price £2.95

Have They Done Well?

Some new and reopened lines and stations
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Edited by Trevor Garrod
40-page booklet published 2000
Original price £3.95
ISBN 0901283150

An Electrified Railway

16-page A4 booklet published 2000
Original price £2.25

Easy Rail Travel - to and from the Continent

20-page booklet published 2000
Original price £2

Easy Rail Travel – Setting Standards

18-page A4 booklet published 1999
Original price £1.50

A-Z of Rail Reopenings

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16-page Supplement for 1998 & 1999
Original price £1

A-Z of Rail Reopenings

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4th edition, edited by Alan Bevan
90-page booklet published 1998
Original price £6.95
ISBN 0 901283 13 4

Developing Rail

The Work of the Railway Development Society 1978-1998
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Edited by Trevor Garrod
48-page booklet published 1998
Original price £3
ISBN 0901283142

Rails to the Vale

The Story of the Vale of Glamorgan Line
By W.M.Price
32-page paperback published 1997
Original price £1.99
ISBN 0901283126

Rail - the Way Forward

32-page post-election manifesto published 1997

Bring Back our Tracks

6-page A4 brochure published 1996

Thomas the Privatised Tank Engine

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By Incledon Clark
64-page booklet published 1994
Original price £5.50
ISBN 978-1857800227

Europe Beyond the Tunnel

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Compiled by Trevor Garrod
130-page guide to rail travel in France, Germany and the Benelux countries. Published by Leading Edge as part of their RailTrail series in association with RDS 1994
Original price £8.50

Life Beyond Cars

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Edited by Tony Smale
16-page booklet published 1993
Original price £1.75
ISBN 0901283088

2nd edition
28-page booklet published 1995
Original price £1.95
ISBN 090128310X

A-Z of Rail Reopenings

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Edited by Alan Bevan
86-page booklet published 1992
Original price £4.95
ISBN 0 901283 07 X

Rail for the Future

A Development Strategy for the Railways
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Foreword by Michael Palin
52-page booklet published 1990
Original price £1.95
ISBN 0901283061

Who Should Run Our Railways?

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30-page booklet published 1989
Original price £1.60
ISBN 0 90128305 3

Fighting for Rail

Railway Development Society 1978-88
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by Trevor Garrod
36-page booklet published 1988
Original price £1.80
ISBN 0901283045

Bustitution

Can Bus Replace Train? The Case Exploded
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by Richard Watts
56-page booklet published 1988
Original price £1.80
ISBN 0 90128303 7

England's Most Easterly Railway

by Trevor Garrod
58-page booklet about Norwich-Reedham-Lowestoft line
Original price £3.95

A-Z of Rail Re-openings

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Edited by Alan Bevan
68-page booklet published 1989
Original price £1.95
ISBN 0 901283 02 9

A-Z of Rail Re-openings

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Edited by Alan Bevan
64-page booklet published 1988
Original price £1.80
ISBN 0 901283 02 9

Bring Back the Trains

The Case for Railway Re-openings
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2nd edition
68-page booklet published 1984
Original price £1.50
ISBN 0 901283 01 0

Bring Back the Trains

The Case for Railway Re-openings
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1st edition
56-page booklet published 1983
View or download 6Mb read online format; view or download 12.8Mb print-ready format
Original price £1.30

A Voice for Rail Users

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Edited by Trevor Garrod
28-page booklet first published 1983. Then 1984.
Original price 60p
View or download 1.7Mb

How to Fight a Rail Cut

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By John Barfield and Trevor Garrod
12-page booklet published 1982
Original price 20p
View or download 863kb

Woodhead is Threatened

Save it Now and Develop It
Four-page leaflet published 1980
View or download

Can Bus Replace Train?

or Will They Never Learn?
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24-page booklet published by the Railway Invigoration Society 1977
Original price 30p

Railways in the Seventies

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Foreword by Vice-President John Arlott OBE
24-page booklet published by the Railway Invigoration Society 1973
Original price 40p

By Rail series

A series 17 county/regional guides published in the 1980s


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