Just found some excellent images of Leominster’s Elevated Signal Box. The station is now a shadow of its former self, with just 2 platforms, and a part time ticket office. It once had 5 platforms – 2 mainline & 3 branchline – for the East & West bound branch lines lines to Bromyard, Worcester &… Read More Leominster’s elevated signal box
On Saturday 1st August the Severn Valley Railway, one of the UK’s premier heritage railways, reopened, after over 4 months closed due to the coronavirus shutdown.
Another extract from “The Railway Engineer”, this is from the 1925 edition. The 4 page article gives an in depth report on the reconstruction of the City and South London Railway – known today as The Northern Line of London Underground.
I have several copies of “The Railway Engineer” from the 1920’s. It was a monthly railway technical paper, I have the annual bound volume versions. Here’s a few samples. Yes that big U shaped thing is a pneumatic boiler riveter, suspended off the overhead crane. The other item of interest is the article on the… Read More The Railway Engineer, 1920
Here’s a few samples of pages from the 1961/62 “World Railways” published by Sampson Low. The directory was published from the early 1950’s until the late 1060’s when it was taken over by Jane’s publishing, and still continues as Jane’s World Railways. This copy is from the British Rail Technical Library in London. The directory… Read More World Railways 1961
A couple of years ago I wrote a post about the disused station at Newnham Bridge in Worcestershire. It had been empty for many years. Over the last couple of months refurbishment work has started. The work is currently focusing on the main station house, the buildings are all being preserved and renovated. According to… Read More Newnham Bridge revisited
Although there’s often a theme in the media about “health & safety gone mad” the concern for people’s welfare, especially in the workplace, is not a recent thing – although, without a doubt, conditions are far safer now than for previous generations. This recently acquired LMS accident prevention booklet from 1924 shows rail workers how… Read More Early Railway Health & Safety
Another car boot find is this home cine film of the Great Dorset Steam Fair. Date unknown, but looking at the clothes and cars I think it is early 1970’s
In its heyday Builth Road was a thriving community in its own right. The junction of the Central Wales Railway and the Mid Wales Railway was built on two different levels, with a spur linking the two. The Central WalesRailway’s High Level Station opened for traffic in 1866. The Mid Wales line ran from Brecon… Read More Builth Road Station
Further to my recent post on the 1960’s railway slides discovered at auction, a slight diversion into non railway territory. Along with the railway slides were a number of images of RAF planes and personnel. And some of Tibet and the Himalayan region, more of those next week. From what I can piece together, these… Read More More Auction Finds