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We bring you a selection of books and DVDs about the Merseyside railway scene and its history which we hope you will find interesting. The links below will take you to to complete your purchase: any purchases made using a link on this page, a percentage will be paid to us to be put towards the group's aims.

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Wirral Line: Driver's Eye View

A cab ride video covering the entirety of the Wirral Lines from Liverpool to Chester, Ellesmere Port, New Brighton and West Kirby

Merseyrail's Northern Line

This programme includes: A brief history of the network, the Class 502 and 503 stock, early footage of the 507s and 508s, footage from the four lines today, the DMU interchange at all four terminals, ECS moves and much more.

Rails Around Liverpool: Past and Present

A look at railways around Liverpool from the 1990s to the present day, including the last days of loco-hauled trains on Regional Railways, and of course plenty of Merseyrail EMUs.

Merseyside Memories: Loop and Link Electric Railways

This classic DVD from Online Video charts the development of what is now the Merseyrail Electric network throughout the 20th century, including plentyof footage of the 502s and 503s in their heyday.


Merseyrail Electric

Railway enthusiast and 502 Group member Martyn Hilbert has amassed a great personal archive of notes and photographs. In this, his first book, he showcases the best of his collection, covering the era of the 502s and 503s to the present day privatised Merseyrail.

Network North West: Images of a Changing Railway

Martyn Hilbert's follow up to Merseyrail Electric covers the wider area of North West England with more high-quality photography. A must-have companion to his first book.

Merseyside Traction

A collection of photographs showing the varied freight and passenger workings in the Merseyside area over the past twenty years.

Liverpool's Railways Through Time

Local historian Hugh Hollinghurst looks through nearly 200 years of railway history, and looks at the many railway "firsts" that Liverpool can boast.

Liverpool: Seaport City

This historical look at Liverpool provides nostalgia through presenting long-forgotten images of the city and its transport and industrial heritage accompanied by easy to read, informative captions. Includes views of the Overhead Railway.

Electric Railways of Liverpool and Manchester

When we tell the story of the electrification of Britain's railways, we need look no further than the North West of England. Electrification happened here first before anywhere else in the country. This book aims to tell the reader both how and why this happened.

Merseyside Electrics

A carefully selected range of colour views of the routes of the Mersey Railway, Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway and the London & North Western Railay around Liverpool and Merseyside. A detailed text supplements the wonderful collection of images with detailed captions.

The Wirral Railway and Its Predecessors

Fascinating book charting the history of the railway lines serving the Wirral Peninsula.

Lost Lines: Liverpool and the Mersey

Merseyside's railways have undergone much change and upheaval during the 20th century. This book provides a pictorial account of the many railway lines which have disappeared.

British Railways Past and Present: Liverpool and Wirral

This book compares recent and historical photographs to show the pace of change and development over the years. Where possible, the present day photos have been taken from the same vantage point as the historic photo to allow an exact comparison to be made.

British Railways Past and Present: Chester

Similarly to the book above, this book covers Cheshire including views of Chester and Ellesmere Port at the south end of Merseyrail's Wirral Line.

British Railways Past and Present: West, East and North Lancashire

This book in the Past & Present series includes views of Southport and surrounding areas.