December 14, 2022

The Original Stories Part 1: An Inside Look

Following on from the success of the first two books, the Tale of the Unnamed Engine and Great Western Glory, we journey back to the late 1940's to experience Britain's steam railways like never before with this wonderful third companion book.

The British Railway Stories are rich in imagery and history, we revisit the stories from the famed characters made a cult hit through YouTube.

Join our characters once again as we share in their adventures, taking in the sights and sounds of Britain's railways as they used to be!

These impressive and collectable editions, feature supremely detailed, hand-coloured, original illustrations by Dean Walker, as they capture the hearts of a whole new generation of young minds as they journey with our heroes across the length and breadth of Great Britain, behind steam engines great and small.

All of the stories are based in real locations, featuring real steam locomotives that have existed, with real history and facts on railways cementing it all together.

The stories originally existed as a made for YouTube Video Series for children in the 7-11 age group.

The Third Book Is Here! Get Your Copy Now For This Christmas

 We are thrilled to announce that the third book in the British Railway Stories series is OUT NOW!

Just in time for Christmas and the perfect gift for railway enthusiasts of any age and expertise, hurry to get your copy in time.

Click here to see more information on this new release

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February 01, 2022

An Inside Look at the Reprinted Hardback Books

The reprinted versions of the popular British Railway Stories books really do credit to Dean Walker’s fantastic illustrations.
Check out these excerpts from the two titles currently released in the series below.

January 24, 2022

British Railway Stories Now On Amazon

We are excited to announce that the first two books in the British Railway Stories series are now available in revised hardback edition on Amazon with more books to follow in 2022!

Both titles are selling at £11.95 RRP and FREE Prime One-Day shipping

Get your copies NOW while you can!

Book 1: Tale of the Unnamed Engine

Book 2: Great Western Glory

December 08, 2021

"The British Railway Stories returns...with new books!"

The new hardback books are now available for purchase. Tale of the Unnamed Engine and Great Western Glory.

Tale of the Unnamed Engine

Great Western Glory

Each book run is 5000 books. Kindle editions to follow.

I have been asked to produce more titles in The British Railway Stories and we are likely to need a new illustrator in future. I have a discussion with my publisher tonight regarding this, but it is likely they will issue an advert for anyone to submit to them some sample artwork towards BRWS. 

So a heads up to the railway artists among us: this is your opportunity, potentially, to get your artwork into a company published hardback book in 2022. I would suggest if you are able to closely match Dean's existing artwork in GWG, you will impress quickly.


September 28, 2021

The End, and The Beginning: These are the stories we tell...

Major announcement:

From the end of September, The British Railway Stories Ltd will begin shutting down its operations: the Facebook page and the associated group will be closed down, the original website (this one) withdrawn, and Tale of the Unnamed Engine will be removed from Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing sales.

I am however delighted to announce that The British Railway Stories will now be published from December 2021 by Strathwood Publishing Limited, with books 1 and 2 (Tale of the Unnamed Engine and Great Western Glory) available in new, revised hardback editions just before Christmas 2021.

Audiobooks and Kindle releases will follow shortly after for both books.

I have been asked to write more books in the series and these will appear in the next few years.

For these are the stories we tell…

May 05, 2021

Past projects - The LNER Silver Jubilee Set

I thought it would be a nice start to 2021 by looking at a past project, which was a conversion of some Hornby coaches and a Railroad Silver Fox model into a working set of the LNER's Silver Jubilee train.