About Us

Over 40 Years in Railway Publishing

Platform 5 Publishing is an independent publisher of railway books and magazines. Our first `Motive Power Pocket Book’ was published in 1978. Since then, over a million of our pocket books have been sold. Today, our guides to Britain’s railways are widely used as a source of reference by railway enthusiasts and throughout the railway industry.

Today's Railways UK and Today's Railways Europe

In 1994 we launched "Today’s Railways – The European Railway Magazine", the first mainstream English language railway magazine devoted exclusively to railways in mainland Europe. This was followed in 2001 by "Today’s Railways UK" (originally Entrain), our sister magazine covering all the best of Britain’s Railways. Both magazines are still published every month and continue to go from strength to strength as "Today’s Railways Europe" and "Today’s Railways UK".

The Platform 5 Mail Order Department

As well as publishing our own books, our mail order business has grown considerably in recent years. We now stock a wide range of railway books from leading and smaller publishers, both from the UK and overseas.

At Platform 5 Publishing we are determined and committed to producing high quality publications of our own, and at the same time stocking a wide range of specialist books from other publishers to give our customers a varied choice of railway-related material.

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