Steaming around Britain's Railways
  In Sound and Pictures

Preserved Steam

1970s and 1980s


Railway Structures

No steam Today

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Sadly Chris died in early 2019.

This website will remain here for a while in memory of him.

Chris left all his negatives, including copyright, to the Bluebell Railway Museum Archive. These images will in due course be made available on the Museum website along with other collections already there. Updates will be reported here.

For more information please email

Steam Railway Photos, Historic Railway Buildings and Steam Sound Recordings.
Welcome to this collection of photographs and sound recordings of the railways of Britain
the last five decades.

Latest Updates

No Steam Today a walk around Bootle & Crosby
75078 on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway
Main Line steam in the North West
Rock Ferry Pier in No Steam Today
Monsal Trail, Derbyshire in No Steam Today
The Remains of Britain's Steam age Railway page 34. Merseyside and Derbyshire.
The Remains of Britain's Steam age Railway page 108. Manchester and Cheshire

The Remains of Britain's
Steam age Railway
The early shots

Updated 19/02/2015


The Remains of Britain's
Steam age Railway

Updated 18/02/2015


This site is an ongoing project, please click here for latest news.
Thank you for visiting.

LLiving with Cancer

All Images and sound clips are © Chris Jennings/Bluebell Railway Museum Archive

Where do I begin? This is a mammoth task, but hopefully a rewarding one. Rather than collecting dust in a dark corner, the idea is to share
these photographs and recordings with anyone interested in the Railways of Britain.
Please click on an image for a larger view, and control click on the sound icon for the sound and the picture.
Some of the picture and sound files are rather large, so please be patient while they load.

The railway photographs within these pages fall loosely into four groups.

Black and White, taken by Alan Robinson and John Ashley covering the last years of British Railways Steam.

1970's and early 1980's,
taken by myself mostly on 35mm covering the early preservation years.

Preserved Steam
, late 1980's to the present day, when I concentrated on medium format, covering the expanding preservation scene.

The sound recordings, date from 1980 and have been made throughout the country, from Dover to Pembroke Dock and Penzance to Thurso,
and most areas in between. Wherever possible the sound clip is a recording of the actual photograph it links to, although in the few cases where
a shot was not available I have substituted an apropriate one.

Railway Structures,
is a collection of shots of the steam age infastructure. From stations long closed and forgotten to those surviving in a
variety of new uses. These include colour slides taken by Alan Robinson in the 1970's, with many, of long demolished Steam sheds.

No Steam Today,
is a diverse collection of non railway photographs, including some now rather unique late 1970's Motor racing shots from the Silverstone 6 hours
and Tourist Trophy, Brands Hatch 1000km and ETC rounds, with shots of various Porsche 935's, 956's and BMW CSL's amongst others.
Please note that No Steam Today is made with Flash so you may have to try a different Browser.

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