The late Jim Carter (1937-2011) was that most unusual of railway photographers in that he was also a working footplate railwayman. His job allowed him vantage points and perspectives seldom permit... (more)
Pictured by a skilled but unknown photographer, a 'T9' 4-4-0 rests serenely under azure skies and in beautiful condition. The classic British 4-4-0 is epitomised by these highly successful locomot... (more)
The 78xxx class locos were a mixed traffic type,designed by R.A.Riddles and built at Darlington Works from 1952 onwards.In this November 1965 view,78004 (one of the 65 built),has just been withdra... (more)
Prior to the arrival of true LMS designs, the '2P' 4-4-0s of which 138 were built from 1926 to 1932 under the regime of Sir Henry Fowler, were of obvious Midland Railway lineage. The basic design ... (more)
Steam's days are now numbered. Languishing in the late summer's evening light, unwanted and un-needed, even modern classes like the BR 'Standard 9F' freight locomotives await their fate. They will... (more)
The former LMS lines in the Calder Valley did not see 'Pacific' power until York MPD rostered the few remaining ex-LNER A1s to bring freight to Healey Mills Yard for onward transit. One of the las... (more)
In one of my earlier succesful railway photos BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No 92006 receives the finishing touches from the works painters after receiving a heavy general overhaul in Swindon Works ... (more)
Winter storm clouds gather as the single line branch token is about to be collected at Brockenhurst Junction. Opened in 1858, the Lymington branch is single line throughout divergeing from the Sou... (more)
The last years of British steam were characterised by a remarkable co-operation between the nationalised British Railways and enthusiast societies & clubs. A huge number of 'Railtours' throughout ... (more)
A British Railways 5MT 4-6-0 comes off the main line into Willesden shed.
West Country class 4-6-2, Holsworthy, sits on one of the locomotive shed tracks at Nine Elms.
Castle class 4-6-0 7029, Clun Castle, sits in late afternoon sunlight outside London. This locomotive has since been preservedand was operational in recent years.
A British Railways 5MT 2-6-0 was among many engines at Willesden that day.
The phrase 'cradle of the industrial revolution' was nowhere more encapsulated than inside a locomotive roundhouse of the former North Eastern Railway, in this case Sunderland. The adjective 'decr... (more)
The signalman at Carrog, on the Llangollen Railway, receives the single line token from the driver of pannier tank no. 6430 as it arrives with a demonstration freight.