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21 May 2018
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Signalling Record Society

The Sales Gateway

Hello and welcome!

The Society publishes a range of books, smaller publications and drawings covering a wide range of aspects of signalling. Much of the range is available in printed form and an increasing amount is now available on CD or DVD.

In arriving here you will probably have realised that we have reorganised the ordering processes for books, publications, CDs and DVDs. A key part of the change groups most of our varied fayre into a single on-line shopping cart system with facilities to pay on-line. No reason now to hold back if your banking arrangements don't include a cheque book facility.

We recognise, however, that some customers may still prefer to print out an order and send it to us by post together with a cheque for payment. Options for this remain available and the sales lists are now organised in two different ways:

On-Line Ordering

The on-line ordering facility, known as “The Bookstall” is an easy to follow shopping cart system of the type found on many web sites and most of our books, smaller publications, CDs and DVDs can be purchased this way. The shopping cart automatically calculates shipping charges and you can see what they are before committing yourself to a purchase. If you have put more than one item in your shopping basket, the calculation takes this into account and even offers free shipping if the order value is large enough.

There is a choice of payment methods for goods ordered on-line. At the check out you can choose from printing your order and sending it by post accompanied by a sterling cheque drawn on a UK bank account, or by sending an on-line bank payment direct from your bank account to ours, or you can use PayPal.

Ordering of individual back issues of the Newsletter, Signalling Record and Drawings are not (yet) included in the on-line facility and orders for these will need to be placed via the Traditional Lists below.

The on-line system does use some cookies to work properly so please ensure you have set your browser to accept them.

Please note that member's accounts will be checked against the current membership database to ensure eligibility for member discounts before any items are supplied.

Data Privacy Notice : On-line Bookstall

This notice is applicable to everyone who opens or has opened an account or makes a purchase from the On-line Bookstall on the Society web site.

The Society respects your right to privacy. The personal information you provide is held on computer in the On-line Bookstall Database and is used, as appropriate, to verify membership of the Society both initially and subsequently to verify continuation of membership. The information is also used to allow us to provide the various services and facilities in the On-line Bookstall including your decision in respect of newsletters sent from the Bookstall.

Your personal data will not be used for any other purpose, nor will it be shared with third parties.

It is your responsibility to update your personal information in this database which you can do at any time by logging in to your account in the On-line Bookstall and changing the relevant entries in your account profile.

The Traditional Sales Lists

This facility is primarily suitable for customers who are able to issue a sterling cheque drawn on a UK bank account. Shipping prices given are to a UK address (as defined by Royal Mail). You should consult the Bookstall Manager before placing orders for multiple items or to be sent abroad so that the correct charges can be calculated before you commit to buy.

Arrangements can also be made with the Bookstall Manager if you need to use an alternative method of payment. However, it will be quicker if you use the On-Line Bookstall.

Click on the appropriate button below to go to the traditional sales pages for drawings or publications:

Traditional Drawings    Traditional Publications
Signal Box Diagrams    Archive Index
Great Western Index    Audio Recordings
LMSR Index    Signalling Papers
LNER Index    Signalling Record
Southern Index    SRS Newsletter
      Research Notes
      WTT Appendices
      Official Publications
      Accident Reports
      Historic Technical


Items offered for sale are either the direct copyright of the Society or are published with the consent of the copyright holder. Please respect that copyright by not copying or distributing any items without our express written consent.

Terms and Conditions

The Society sells books, CDs, DVDs and electronic files through The Bookstall in compliance with the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 which are applicable in the United Kingdom. Orders may be paid for using Paypal, or by a cheque drawn on a UK sterling bank account, or by UK sterling postal or money orders, or by direct transfer from your UK sterling bank account to ours.

Books and CDs / DVDs purchased from The Bookstall are usually despatched by Royal Mail postal services. We generally use second class large letter mail but larger orders in excess of Royal Mail letter mail limits may be sent by Royal Mail Parcels. Royal Mail generally deliver within 5 working days of our posting the item(s) but this can rise considerably to international (non UK) addresses.

More than one Society officer is involved in the fullfillment of orders. Please be aware that your order may arrive in more than one package. We may choose to split any order into multiple packages.

Small electronic files may be supplied as an attachment to an email (or emails) sent to your registered email address instead of by post.

Whilst we endeavour to despatch orders from stock quickly within three working days, please bear in mind that the Bookstall Manager and the other officers of the Society are volunteers and often have other commitments, including working for a living. This can lead to delays at holiday times so please allow 28 days from ordering for delivery before contacting us regarding non deliveries. Some items are only copied or created in response to an order and these will take longer than three days.

Please note that Shipping Costs include the costs of packaging and other administrative costs, not just postage.

Orders are also subject to our Privacy Policy (below).

Customers purchasing from this web site are deemed to have accepted these terms together with the contents of the Privacy Policy and Delivery (Shipping) Information.

Electronic Products Other Than Those Subject To The Licence Agreement

Electronic products are computer files which are supplied either on CD or DVD or by email. They are sold for personal use only and one copy (only) may be used on any one computer or other suitable player owned by the customer. The customer may make an additional copy as backup against computer failure. They may not be sold or passed on to anyone else. Certain electronic products are subject to a Licence Agreement (below).

Any copyright or similar statements included in the electronic file must not be removed.

Experience shows that CDs and DVDs recorded on one computer may be reluctant to play on another machine. Please ensure you have tried playing on more than one machine before considering them to be faulty.

Licence Agreement

Certain products containing material published by the Society are the copyright of the Signalling Record Society and the terms of this Licence Agreement are applicable to these products.

These images are supplied for information and personal research only. No reproduction may be made for publication without the permission of The Signalling Record Society. You may not make copies of the data. You may not publish or sell any portion of the data in printed, electronic or any other format without prior written consent. You may not advertise free lookups from the contents of the product. By purchase of this product you have not acquired title or ownership of software materials or data contained on this CD-ROM or DVD-ROM or product packaging or documentation. This licence grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable licence to use the software and documentation. You are prohibited from copying, reproducing, translating, disassembly, recompilation or reverse engineering of any part of the software or related packaging or documentation. This licence entitles use of the software contained on this CD-ROM or DVD-ROM product and related documentation. This licence permits a single user on a single site to access the CD or DVD at any given time or copy it to the hard drive of that user's one computer. (For multiple user licences, contact The Signalling Record Society) The software or documentation may not be loaned, rented or leased, or used for any other form of remunerated gain, nor may it be passed to anyone who is not a member of the SRS. This licence agreement is governed by the laws of England and Wales.


We will accept return of goods in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You must contact us within seven (7) working days of receipt of the goods and then await instructions from the Bookstall Manager. Notification must be by letter or email sent to the Bookstall Manager, telephone calls are NOT acceptable for this purpose.

In the event that goods supplied are faulty, a refund or replacement will be made upon the return of the faulty goods. You must The Bookstall Manager by letter or email within seven (7) working days of receipt of the goods and then await instructions from the Bookstall Manager. Experience shows that CDs and DVDs recorded on one computer may be reluctant to play on another machine. Please ensure you have tried playing on more than one machine before considering them to be faulty.

The cost of returning goods must be paid for by the customer. Refunds will normally be paid within 30 days of receipt of the returned goods by the Bookstall Manager. If the goods were damaged or mis-described we will also refund your return postage costs provided that you have initially contacted us before sending the goods. We will not refund return postage costs where the goods arrive with us without our prior agreement.

Where the return is occasioned by the customer having ordered the wrong item or changing their mind we will not refund the return postage cost and an administrative charge of £2 will be deducted from any refund due.

No refunds will be given under any circumstances in respect of CDs or DVDs where the customer has broken the seal or wrapper (where such is provided). However, we will, at our sole discretion, replace such goods if they are damaged or faulty. We will test any returned CD or DVD and will not make any refund if we are able to play them.

No refunds will be given under any circumstances in respect of electronic files sent by email, or for Gift Vouchers.

Privacy Policy

The Bookstall keeps details of Customers for our records and to enable you, the customer, to review your past purchases from us. The extent of the personal information we keep is that which you entered when you registered. The accuracy of this information is the responsibility of you, the customer, and you can correct any errors or update the information at any time by logging into your account and changing it.

By opting to receive our newsletters you give your consent to receiving these whenever we issue one. You can change your decision in respect of newsletters at any time by logging into your account and changing the newsletter option setting.

We do NOT share our customer details with any other organisation or body unless we are required to do so by UK law.

The Bookstall does place 'cookies' on your computer only insofar as it is essential for the operation of the shopping cart system.

We do NOT keep any detail of customer bank accounts or credit cards; such information is retained by Paypal (or your bank) and is never divulged to us.

As a 'non profit' organisation we consider ourselves to be exempt from registering under the Data Protection Act in accord with official guide lines issued by the Information Commissioner.