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For the Society to retain as much income from sales as possible you can pay by cheque or postal order
so please download an ORDER FORM to complete and return by post as shown on the form
Similarly you can also pay by BACS by emailing a request for our bank details to website@intercityrailwaysociety.org

To order by credit card via PayPal please go to our BOOKS or to our SUNDRIES on-line ordering pages

If you want your order to arrive for a special reason please inform us via the 'Instructions to Seller' option on PayPal or via a separate email to publications@intercityrailwatsociety.org

If you order sundries with books can you please order them separately as wirebound books are often posted out from the printers especially when new editions are released. Our sundries stock is held separately so ordering books and sundries separately will apply P&P to each to cover this.


ICRS publishes well respected quality enthusiasts spotting books under the banner of the UK Rail Series. We will have eight titles (nine books) in print for 2021 including a revised two Vol. Combine incorporating the original Wagon book which was released successfully for the first time in 2020:

Released Annually or Bi-Annually* (Combine* & wire bound Pocket Book*):

Combine Vol.1, Pocket Books & Locos now contain all std gauge preserved / industrial diesel / electric locos PLUS narrow gauge locos above 2'-7" and all broad gauge.

Click to see sample pages from (Pocket Book 2021) sample shows title page of wire bound version
(Combine Vol.1 2021)
(Combine Vol.2 2021) (Locomotives 2021)

Released As Required: (every two years - Name Directory, Irish Rlys, every 5 years - Ultimate Sighting Files)

The Ultimate Sighting Files are the only spotting books you need to record all Diesel & Electric locos you have seen over the years, whether active or long scrapped. They list all locomotives to have operated in mainland UK for the big four, BR & privatised companies post nationalisation including all re-numberings with works numbers, buil and disposal details. Each book contains a comprehensive cross refernce table of all re-numberings so any loco can be easily found whatever number you use.

UKRS No.1 and UKRS No.5 are A6 size, all others are A5 size (see photos below). All are wire bound including a more user fiendly version of the Pocket Book introduced in 2018 (the only wire bound A6 spotters book). The original version with a spine is still produced but as perfect bound. All books have laminated covers. Being wire bound, books can be laid flat, so user friendly and are perfect to work hands free with a computer. We can supply adjustable clear plastic protective covers for all our books though the best fit is for the original Pocket Book (see Sundries page).

ICRS books 2021 02A, 03A, 01A, 05 & 01WA

2021 books above: Combine Vol.1 02A & Vol.3 03A
Pocket Book 01A (spine), Locos 05 & Pocket Book 01WA (wire)

below Name Directory 04 between USFs 10 & 11

ICRS books 10, 04 & 11

Click to see images of previous editions of books released in the UK Rail Series.


Our range includes the following useful accessories:

ALL ORDERS are now subject to P&P
(automatically charged when using PayPal)
So whether singularly or in multiple please order books separately from sundries especially when new editions are released as stock held in different locations. If sundries can be sent with books then you may receive a refund of P&P.
Delivery to non UK addresses will incur extra postage over the UK standard rate, PLEASE request cost before ordering
Whilst we do our very best to dispatch books as soon as possible,
we are all volunteers this may take longer especially when new books have just been released. So please be patient especially with the postal delays caused by the pandemic and allow up to 21 days for delivery. Clothing will take 28 days for delivery if not in stock.


To order by credit card via PayPal please go to our Books or to our Sundries on-line ordering pages.

If you wish to pay by cheque or postal order
please download an Order Form to complete and return by post as shown on the form.

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