At the dawn of 1968 it was still possible to see an occasional steam locomotive on main line workings. The Calder Valley seemed a particularly privileged location to live because elsewhere in much... (more)
British Railways Standard Class 7MT Pacific 70000 Britannia has finally returned to mainline service after nearly 14 years. Her first duty, a Cathedrals Express railtour from Oxford to Canterbury ... (more)
My father would occasionally lend me his camera for me to record some railway scenes,although this was an infrequent luxury. This was one of the fortunate occasions when I managed to get a photogr... (more)
A general view of Plymouth Laira depot,taken on a visit in March 1969. In the foreground is one of the short lived class 22 locomotives,whilst a variety of class 52 and class 47 locos are scattere... (more)
Pssst, wanna hear a good story? My father was in the local historical society, a member had a boy who was 'interested in railways'. My father (bless him) kindly loaned some of my negatives to him.... (more)
Hard to believe that it was 46 years ago - I was so much younger then !!
Bulleid "West Country" Pacific 34032 "Camelford" races through Worting Junction with a London bound express in the summer ... (more)
'Black Five' 5MT 45487 is doing fine leaving glenfinnan on its way to Mallaig, in a typical scottish landscape.
An old shot from 1980. In November that year, Stanier Pacific no. 46229 Duchess of Hamilton headed a special train from Liverpool to York to commemorate 150 years of mail by train. The second coac... (more)
The last steam locomotive built for British Railways is 92220, EVENING STAR, constructed at Swindon in 1960. It has been exhibited at the National Railway Museum for some time but was sandwiched b... (more)
It seems remarkable that this was taken 42 years ago - at least it does to me. A visit to Leeds Neville Hill depot in September 1969 found this class 25 diesel stood at the small fuel point. I alw... (more)
Approaching 5:00pm on a chilly January evening and Black Five no. 44871 calls at Ramsbottom with the last train of the day for Bury.
After many years use by British Railways,this 1944 built steam crane is now on display to members of the public at Gloucester Docks.
On the 20th of April,1968,the Manchester Railway Society and the (then fledgling) Severn Valley Railway ran a railtour named "The North West Tour". From Stockport to Stalybridge the train was head... (more)
Ex GWR Castle class 5043 Earl of Mount Edgecumbe hauls the First Moor Street Express Railtour past the boats on the Oxford canal at Heyford. Despite a recent thaw there is still ice on the canal.
The fueling shed at Saltley houses 60044, 47810 and 31255 while 08905 stands to it`s left.