BookShelf

In recent years there has been a marked uptake in books published about or featuring the British Transport Police, mainly by retired officers and ā€“ Iā€™m pleased to report ā€“ by BTPHG members.

To that extent, and in order to keep track, a new webpage seemed to be called for to . . . → Read More: BookShelf

The Railway Policeman's Casebook

The Railway Policeman’s Casebook

A new BTP related book is to be published on the 15th September 2015.

Written by BTPHG member Richard Stacpoole-Ryding, author of The British Transport Police: An Illustrated History.

From the book jacket:

“The opportunity to commit crime on the railways began . . . → Read More: The Railway Policeman’s Casebook

Police Dog Heroes

Police Dog Heroes (Front Cover)

Another new BTP related book has recently been published.

Written by two retired BTP officers and BTPHG members, Mike Layton and our very own Bill Rogerson (BTPHG Secretary), it collects stories of the railway police dogs and their handlers.

From the book jacket:

. . . → Read More: Police Dog Heroes

An Inspector Recalls: Memoirs of a Railway Detective

Another new BTP related book has recently been published.

It is a personal memoir written former BTP officer Graham Satchwell.

 

This is how he describes it:

“Several books describe the organisation and structure of the BTP. But how many have told the inside . . . → Read More: An Inspector Recalls: Memoirs of a Railway Detective

Tracking the Hooligans: The History of Football Violence on the UK Rail Network

Tracking the Hooligans

Another new BTP related book has recently been published.

It is written former BTP officers by Mike Layton and Alan Pacey.

From the cover:

“On an average Saturday, some thirty trains carried police escorts of between two and eight officers. Officers sometimes reached the destination with their uniforms soiled . . . → Read More: Tracking the Hooligans: The History of Football Violence on the UK Rail Network

The British Transport Police: An Illustrated History

After months of waiting we are pleased to announce that the new book is published this week on Thursday 15th October 2015.

Written by BTPHG member Richard Stacpoole-Ryding, and assisted by fellow members Ed Thompson and Rob Davison, it draws from the rich photographic history of the BTP and its . . . → Read More: The British Transport Police: An Illustrated History

THE RAILWAY POLICEMAN by J.R. Whitbread

Perhaps still the best known book about the work of the railway policeman, it was published in 1961, fifty years ago this year. But just who was J.R. Whitbread? We are no further forward in finding the answer to this. The fly-leaf says that he previously worked for the Railway Gazette but he . . . → Read More: THE RAILWAY POLICEMAN by J.R. Whitbread