Londons Principal Stations
Victoria

       
 
   


 

 
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19/03/1988

 
 

The Chatham Station. 19/03/1988

 
 

The Brighton Station. 19/03/1988

 
 

19/03/1988

 
 

The Continental Daparture Platforms. 19/03/1988

 
 

19/03/1988

 
 

19/03/1988

 
  View of the Chatham Trainsheds. 19/03/1988  
  Two Class 73 hauled Gatwick Expresses under the Brighton roof. 19/03/1988  
  The Brighton Trainshed from Elizabeth Bridge. Although I always arrived at Victoria on my expeditions, I never photographed the Station in the early days, I suppose the foolish notion that it would always be there. Evem more strange is the fact that on this occasion I didnt venture onto the Brighton Platforms with my Camera, even though I new the Station was going to be demolished, one reason maybe that especially on the Southern, teenagers with Cameras were looked on with suspicion, its not just a modern day thing. 19/03/1988  
  The Wilton Road Continental entrance. 09/03/1990  
  09/03/1990  
  The Turntable was sited to the left of the Signal Box, even in 2013 you can still see the large curved wall that was built around it. 09/03/1990  
  The new face of the Brighton side. 09/03/1990  
  09/03/1990  
  75069 Waits departure for Brighton. 28/12/1993  
 

28/12/1993

 
  34027 Taw Valley waits with its train to Brighton. These were a series of evening trains that were run after the lifting of the Third Rail ban, although for a while Steam was only allowed to run after dark, one tour operator was called After Dark railtours, and once the restriction was lifted called Daylight Railtours! 29/12/1993  
  35028 Clan Line backs onto the Pullmans, now a regular sight at Vic. 24/09/1994  
  35028 Clan Line heads up Grosvenor Bank, unfortunately steam generaly works very lightly out of Vic as most of the work is done by the Diesel that brought the empty stock in, untill it drops off on Grosvenor Bridge. 24/09/1994  
  24/09/1994  
  30777 Sir Lamiel ready for the off, with a Railtour to Dover. She went like the wind going down driven by Ron Hodgson a great friend from Tonbridge, and went round the curve at Tonbridge a little faster than most trains. Unfortunately with a fresh crew but a badly clinkered fire she crwled all the way from Dover back to Vic, and the passage of Sevenoaks Tunnel was probably the slowest since it was built. 06/11/1994  
 

06/11/1994

 
  06/11/1994  
  30777 Sir Lamiel This time heading for Hastings via Eastbourne, the first steam up the Hastings Direct since the real days, again with Driver Hodgson in charge, from Hastings, and a very fine job he and his Fireman made of it. 23/04/1995  
 

23/04/1995

 
  23/04/1995  
  34027 Taw Valley backs onto her train. She had just come back from overhaul and was painted a very Woolworths shade of Green, but was repainted correctly quite quickly. 02/03/1997  
  02/03/1997  
  04/04/1997  
  34028 Clan Line unusualy departs from Platfrom 5, normaly the Steam departures are from the Platform I am standing on, number 2. 04/04/1997  
  04/04/1997  
  04/04/1997  
  04/04/1997  
  04/04/1997  
  Busy time on Grosvenor Bank. 23/05/1997  
  34028 Clan Line awaits a Platform. 23/05/1997  
  Grosvenor Bridge, 35028 Clan Line and stock is dragged back to Stewarts Lane. 23/05/1997  
  23/05/1997  
  Class 73 bringing the empty Pullmans in. 04/10/1997  
  34027 Taw Valley, now in the correct shade of Green, backs down in time honoured fashion. 04/10/1997  
  34027 Taw Valley puts up an impressive smokescreen, but there was virtualy no sound from the Chimney as the Class 73 was doing all the work at the back. 04/10/1997  
  04/10/1997  
  Standard 5, 73096 rests after another superb run to Canterbury. 04/06/2003  
 

04/06/2003

 
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  15/12/2004  
  45231 On foreign soil, ready for the run to Canterbury, with the return via Sole Street which produced some rather nice sounds from the Chimney. 29/06/2005  
  29/06/2005  
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