Railways - Page 2

Recent Galleries

Bluebell Railway, 2014 : 19 photos, including six rainswept shots of the Bluebell's new station at East Grinstead.

Bluebell Railway, 2014

andrewstransport

19 photos, including six rainswept shots of the Bluebell's new station ...

Updated: Oct 15, 2014 8:29am PST

East Grinstead, 2014 : Eight photos, featuring a GBRf railhead treatment train.

East Grinstead, 2014

andrewstransport

Eight photos, featuring a GBRf railhead treatment train.

Updated: Oct 14, 2014 9:06am PST

158s on the Cambrian Railways : The Cambrian Railways was one of Britain's smaller railway companies in the pre-grouping era. It made a modest living serving the small towns, rural communities and seaside resorts of Mid-Wales with a long single track mainline from a junction with the LNWR at Whitchurch in Shropshire, through to the coast at Aberystwyth and from Dovey Junction a line north, which hugged the shoreline of Cardigan Bay all the way to Pwllheli, in what is now Gwynedd. Its headquarters and locomotive works were in the Shropshire town of Oswestry, between Welshpool and Whitchurch. It also reached North East Wales most important centre, Wrexham, but only by a branchline off the mainline from Ellesmere. There were numerous other branches as well; to Llangynog, Llanfyllin, Kerry, Dinas Mawddwy and Dollgellau as well as the narrow gauge Vale of Rheidol and Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway. At the grouping, and much against its wishes, the Cambrian found itself in the unwanted embrace of the GWR. Its traditional ally was the LNWR, but the authoriies deemed that allocating the Cambrian to the LMS group would have given the latter a monopoly on almost all rail services in North and Mid Wales, and so it went to the GWR. 

Today all that is left of the standard gauge Cambrian is the connection from Shrewsbury to Welshpool (in reality a GW & LNWR joint line), the mainline from Welshpool to Aberystwyth and the coast line from Dovey Junction to Pwllheli. The remainder, including the erstwhile mainline from Welshpool to Whitchurch via Oswestry and the lengthy Mid Wales line from Moat Lane Junction (near Newtown) to Three Cocks Junction and Brecon were lost in the Beeching era, or even earlier. The two narrow gauge lines have both survived, and prospered; the Vale of Rheidol is privately owned through a charitable trust whilst the W&LLR is enthusiast owned and operated.

The Cambrian is a very photogenic railway, even today when all services are in the hands of refurbished Arriva Trains Wales class 158s.

158s on the Cambrian Railways

nick86235

The Cambrian Railways was one of Britain's smaller railway companies i ...

Updated: Oct 13, 2014 2:07pm PST

Mainline Steam in the UK : These photos are taken since 2006, covering some of the steam services operating on the mainlines around the UK.   Scanned slides will be put into another gallery

Mainline Steam in the UK

ItsgrimupNorth

These photos are taken since 2006, covering some of the steam services ...

Updated: Oct 12, 2014 9:49am PST

Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français (SNCF): Chaumont, Chalindrey and Belfort; Sep14 : Heading for Switzerland, but took the slow route via Paris, Chaumont and Belfort to see the large CC72100 locos on the Paris Est ~ Belfort line. Well pleased to finally have one for haulage, and they are about 1,000 times better than the plastic crap that will replace them. Enjoy the CC72100s whilst you can, as they only have a year or two left before replacement (as at October 2014).

Société Nationale des Chemins de Fe...

MainlineSouth

Heading for Switzerland, but took the slow route via Paris, Chaumont a ...

Updated: Oct 12, 2014 3:03am PST

Railway Structures : <div style="background-color:#be6c23;padding:7px;"><span style="color: white; font-size: 17pt;text-shadow: 2px 2px 1px #000000;">Railway Structures</span></div><div style="background-color: #fefefe; margin:0ex;padding:1ex">Stations, signalboxes, artefacts and various other railway buildings, mainly including structures on closed lines. <p>All you have to do is imagine the trains...
</p>
</div>

Railway Structures

Phil Trotter

Railway StructuresStations, signalboxes, artefacts and various other r ...

Updated: Oct 08, 2014 12:34pm PST

South Tynedale Railway Indian summer hill gala, 2014 : 44 photos taken during the visit of Adrian Shooter's Darjeeling Himalayan Rly B class loco.

South Tynedale Railway Indian summer ...

andrewstransport

44 photos taken during the visit of Adrian Shooter's Darjeeling Himala ...

Updated: Oct 08, 2014 1:22am PST

Section 032: ABC Rail Atlases & Maps : I've included any Ian Allan rail maps & atlases here, since the first British Railways editions didn't have ABC written on, although the smaller sized books did; all these were by M G Ball, all the rest are a larger format.

Section 032: ABC Rail Atlases & Maps

Dave Rowland

I've included any Ian Allan rail maps & atlases here, since the first ...

Updated: Oct 07, 2014 1:05pm PST

Section 011: ABC London Transport Railways 1944-97 : The first London Transport ABC was published in 1944, containing details of London Transport trains, buses and trams; the next (in 1950) featured only underground trains, the buses & trams b now meriting their own book. A 1951 edition followed, and from then, the book was published every one, two or three years until 1969. Some earlier and later related oddities are included here.

Section 011: ABC London Transport Rai...

Dave Rowland

The first London Transport ABC was published in 1944, containing detai ...

Updated: Oct 07, 2014 11:24am PST

Section 036: ABC Recognition series (Railway) : Another set of books which gives rise to the question 'ABC or not ABC?'; the 2008 & 2010 'Traction Recognition' books, although much larger A5 sized hardbacks, do carry the ABC logo. All the rest are smaller in format, although larger than other standard Locomotive ABCs.

Section 036: ABC Recognition series (...

Dave Rowland

Another set of books which gives rise to the question 'ABC or not ABC? ...

Updated: Oct 07, 2014 10:10am PST