Mainline & Maritime

Mainline & Maritime

Mainline & Maritime

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About US

Mainline & Maritime serves customers in the transport and heritage markets. We provide publishing and retailing services to trade and private customers. Please feel free to browse!

Thank you for visiting our website - we hope you like what you find here!


Mainline & Maritime was founded by the owners, Iain & Sarah-Jane McCall, in response to what they perceived as a distinct narrowing of the range of railway and maritime books being published. We stock a diverse selection of books with a broad appeal - from those with a casual interest in the subject matter, to the serious enthusiast looking for detailed information. We trust that you will find something of interest to you....


In addition to stocking books from other publishers, we have now published several of our own titles, and have many more in course of preparation, so please keep checking back soon, and keep up to date with our latest news by signing up for the electronic newsletter - the link is at the bottom of the page.


Narrow Gauge Net


Acting on customer feedback, we have recently overhauled our narrow gauge news website, Narrow Gauge Net ( or click on the button on the menu bar), and rather than being a fixed format monthly download, it is now a rolling news service which enables us to get the information to you as quickly as we can. If you haven't browsed it previously, please do so now - we are sure you will like what you see!


Locomotives International


We are pleased to announce that, following the successful integration with the Continental Railway Journal, our magazine devoted to railways around the world, Locomotives International, is now published bi-monthly. If you haven't seen it, ask your local newsagent, and if you have, please consider taking out a subscription. For the latest developments under this imprint, including availability of back issues and progress on future publications, please visit or click on the button on the menu bar.


Dennis Duck Railway Publications


New titles to be published under our Dennis Duck Railway Publications imprint are in preparation - watch this website for more details in due course.


Our Team


Iain has spent over twenty years supporting his parents with their maritime publishing business, Coastal Shipping, and mutual support continues between the Coastal Shipping and Mainline & Maritime businesses. He is also a well known figure in railway preservation, having been involved in several railways since 1989, as well as spending almost ten years on the Committee of the Narrow Gauge Railway Society. His wife, Sarah-Jane, provides administrative support to Mainline & Maritime, and is involved in much of the behind the scenes activity. We are ably assisted by a number of family, friends and other supporters…

For over twenty years, Locomotives International has been an important part of the international railway publishing scene.

Narrow Gauge Net aims to be the website of choice for the UK narrow gauge railway scene.