The Remains of Britain's Steam age Railway page 37. Another mixed crop, GWR,SECR,LBSCR and CLC.
The Remains of Britain's Steam age Railway Page 36 A cycle in Staffordshire and around Wellingborough.
Main Line Steam page 18 Northern Fells
The Remains of Britain's Steam age Railway Page 35 Manchester and Northwich plus a few places inbetween
An explore around Rock Ferry Pier on the Wirral.
The Monsal Trail in Derbyshire with a good layer of snow.
The Remains of Britain's Steam age Railway Page 34. A trip to Liverpool and a cycle through The Peak District.
The Remains of Britain's Steam age Railway page 105, including Cheshire, Greater Manchester and
11/05/2014 The Remains of Britain's Steam age Railway 27, a cycle around Bath and Bristol using the S&D,MR and GWR.
27/02/2014 Additions to The Real Days, new shots from all the regions in the 1960's pages
24/02/2014 A few days exploring in Leicestershire, day 1 at The Remains of Britains Steam Age Railway page 24
22/02/2014 1970's & 1980's New shots from several preserved railways around 1980. including The Bluebell, KWVR, NYMR and Mid-Hants.
07/02/2014 Another visit to the fascinating Forest of Dean. Pages 22 & 23 The Remain's of Britains Steam age Railway
07/11/2013 Trackplans added to Midland through the Peak
01/11/2013 Shots from the 1983 Silverstone Tourist Trophy and the Brands Hatch 1000km
29/10/2013 More Mainline Steam from the 1970's and 1980's
25/10/2013 Some 1970's and 1980's Preserved line shots
23/10/2013 Mainly LMS and LNER shots added to the 1960's pages
18/10/2013 Page 21 of The Remains of Britain's Steam Age Railway. Part 2 of South Wales
06/10/2013 Page 20 of The Remains of Britain's Steam Age Railway. Part 2 of South Wales
18/09/2013 Page 19 of The Remains of Britain's Steam Age Railway. First day of an explore around South Wales.
02/06/2013 I have added an Index to the The Remains of Britain's Steam Age Railway. The Map link is available on each page to help navigation. A location Map will follow in due course.
28/05/2013 Londons Principal Stations. A new section devoted to London and its Stations. It is not intended as a comprehensive list, as there are many gaps, but it is the photographs I have taken around the Capital over the past 36 years, with some trackplans and sound recordings included.
08/05/2013 Page 18 and the final part to our East Midlands explore, some shots around Wellingborough of the station and the loco shed.
24/03/2013 Page 17 of The Remain's of Britains Steam Age Railway. Part 3 of our East Midlands explore, with some interesting views around Catesby in fabulous conditions, if a little bit chilly.
20/04/2013 Page 16 of The Remains of Britain's Steam Age Railway. Part 2 of our East Midlands explore, as the snow gets heavier along the GC.
19/04/2013 Page 15 of The Remains of Britain's Steam Age Railway. Part 1 of a very wintery explore based around Wellingborough.
25/02/2013 Page 14 of The Remains of Britain's Steam Age Railway, more local views around Kent & Sussex.
19/01/2013 Page 13 of The Remains of Britain's Steam Age Railway, featuring mostly Sussex sites.
15/01/2013 A new page to Preserved Steam Other Railways, featuring 4F 44422, GW 2-6-2 5541 and home loco 47493 at the Spa Valley Railway.
07/01/2013 Updates to the 1960s pages. A new page for the SR and BR Standards, and additions towards the bottom of the pages for the other regions.
19/12/2012 Page 12 of The Remains of Britain's Steam Age Railway , East Kent, K&ESR and Hawkhurst Branch.
05/12/2012 Page 14 on the Bluebell, including some nocturnal views.
19/11/2012 Part 3 of The Forest of Dean.
17/11/2012 Part 2 of the Forest of Dean explore including the Monmouth-Coleford line.
14/11/2012 Page 13 on the Bluebell Railway featuring visiting Pannier Tank 3650 and newly overhauled H class 263 on Remembrance Sunday.
28/10/2012 No Steam Today Crystal Palace at he bottom of the page, a walk around the Palace site
06/10/2012 Additions to the 1970's and 1980's pages, Main Line, Bluebell, Severn Valley amongst others.
27/09/2012 Page 3 of The Remains of Britain's Steam Age Railway and day 2 and 3 of road trip to Penzance.
25/09/2012 Day two of West Country trip at The Remains of Britain's Steam Age Railway page 2. A trip from Chppenham to Penzance and return.
24/09/2012 A new section for the site, The Remains of Britain's Steam Age Railway. This is primarily to upload photos and plans of anything of Railway interest that I come across in my travels either still in operation or abandoned by the Railway. I have to thank my great friend Alan Robinson for allowing me to take many of these shots through his driving (and patience while I wander off to some Tunnel or Viaduct for goodness knows how long) which has taken us the length and breadth of the country, from Riccarton Junction to Bathealton Tunnel to name but two.
10/09/2012 No Steam Today a visit to the bizarre but fascinating houseboats at Shoreham Harbour
22/08/2012 Page 12 on the Bluebell Railway, highlighted are some of the superb carraiges that have been recently returned to service, and visiting 9F 92212.
22/08/2012 Some new Keighley and Worth Valley Railway material at Other Railways 2 with some very spirited running by 80002 and the L&Y 0-6-0 957
22/08/2012 Main Line 14 including a superb recording of Scots Guardsman roaring away from Skipton with the late running Waverley.
22/08/2012 Additions to Page 7 on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, 45407 sounding as good as ever, especially on the evening diner.
24/06/2012 Page 11 on the Bluebell
16/05/2012 30777 Sir Lamiel at the Bluebell plus some of the resident locos.
14/05/2012 Deal Pier in all its concrete glory
01/04/2012 A return to the northern section of the Cuckoo line, Redgate Mill, Rotherfield, Argos Hill and Mayfield, with surprisingly little change over the past 30 years except for the size of the trees.
22/03/2012 New shots on the 1960's pages from all the regions. Many thanks again to Alan Robinson, Chris Pollington and the late John Ashley for the use of their shots, there are rather a lot more to come.
07/03/2012 Updates to the shed pages, Newhaven, closed and awaiting redevelopment. A new page for the Works shed at Mountfield, used for the Gypsum site and I think demolished not long after this photo was taken. Any confirmation of this?
09/01/2012 Page 7 on the NYMR
02/01/2012 Some views of the beautiful city of Prague
29/10/2011 Bluebell Railway page 9, including shots of Fairburn tank 42085
10/09/2011 Main Line 13 new shots of a Brit a Bullied and an A4
16/08/2011 New pages added to The Stainmore Line, now taking in Tebay,Darlington,Penrith and Middleton including track plans and Gradient Profiles. This update neatly coincides with the 150th anniversary of the opening of the line.
06/08/2011 Main Line 13, Black 5's on Shap and the S & C, and a Brit on Sole St. The glorious weekend of 23-24th July saw 45305 with 10 on, making a steady climb of Shap and then a spirited climb to Ais Gill, finishing with a very vocal climb of Whalley bank. 45407 did the honours on the Suday and loaded to 12 she was well in comand on the northbound run, the southbound climb to Ais Gill was not a lot slower than 45305 the day before, a very impressive performance. Recording conditions on the S & C were almost perfect, a rare treat.
18/07/2011, A new page of Main Line 12 steam workings from the last couple of months.
09/04/2011, 70000 Britannia on her maiden revenue earning run around Kent at the bottom of Main Line 10
01/04/2011 Coming soon a major revamp to The Stainmore route pages, extending the coverage to take in Darlington,Penrith and Tebay. New trackplans, gradient profiles and many more images.
01/04/2011 A run over the Northern banks for 6201 Princess Elizabeth at the bottom of Main Line 10
14/03/2011 Main Line 11 with images and sound recordings from the 1990's
10/02/2011 The Scarborough and Whitby Railway added to North Eastern structures.
12/01/2011 No Steam Today. Some shots from the 1982 Brands Hatch 1000km, both in practice 16/10 and race day 17/10. The Rothmans Porsche 956 of Jacky Ickx/Derek Bell showing the way, hotly pursued by the Martini Lancia LC 1's of Teo fabi/Riccardo Patrese and Michele Alboreto/Piercarlo Ghinzani, especialy in the rain at the start. The fast but fragile and short lived Ford C100's of Marc Surer/Klaus Ludwig and Manfred Winkelhock/Klaus Niedzwiedz were on the front row and a third car driven by Jonathon Palmer/Derire Wilson on 8th spot but the no1 and 2 cars had an embarassing coming together after a few laps, it wasnt the first time at the Brands 1000k that experienced drivers seemed to think they were in a sprint race and paid the price. The Fabi Lancia finished 2nd behind the works Porsche and the Fords of Palmer and Surer a distant 4th and 5th. John Fitzpatrick/David Hobbs and the Brilliant Bob Wolleck finished 3rd in a Porsche 935 K4.
19/12/2010 Some Main Line images and recordings added
06/12/2010 Yet again a long time between updates, another move, change of job etc. A trip to the KWVR to record Caprotti Standard 5, 73129
12/05/2010 The Great BritainIII A week spent in Scotland in near perfect weather, produced some good shots and wonderful sounds, 70013
09/03/2010 More Bluebell shots with 78019
07/02/2010 A visit to the Bluebell to see 78019 in action and view 42085 at Sheffield Park.
02/02/2010 A trip tp the NRM to pay homage to Duchess of Hamilton.
12/01/2010 Some more photos in the snow in The New Forest including a very frozen Hatchet pond.
09/01/2010 First stage in a new look to the Steam shed pages,South and South East being the first part of a plan to have the photos, both 1960s and more up to date views organised in geographical area, including track plans and other points of interest.
07/01/2010 Some snowy scenes from around the New Forest
23/12/2009 Santas on the Swanage Railway but unfortunately no snow
23/12/2009 Some snowy Santas on the Midhants Railway
01/12/2009 Some additions to the K&ESR pages
9th September 2009 Well time really flies! Some months since my last update, more domestic troubles ( Change of career, for the last time, and an impending move of over 200 miles .) although I have been taking more photos than ever and making quite a few recordings, my change of situation will allow me to upload these sooner rather than later and give me a chance to revamp the site. A couple of new pages added, No Steam Today , Hastimgs Pier and its original lifeblood, its Fishing boats.
8th May 2009 Grove Junction to Eridge. with a couple of High Rocks still to add.
8th May 2009 The ex LBSC Station at Tunbridge Wells West was always a favourite of mine and here is a large selection of shots showing its final years.
6th April 2009 Heads of the Valley A page dedicated to the crews that worked this incredibly tough line with woefully inadequate locomotives, Super D's and Coal Tanks!
4th April 2009 A sound clip added to The Midland Through the Peak page. 48773 taking 13 up to Peak forest in fine style.
4th April 2009 Another memorable climb, this time 80080+80079 climbing through Narberth on the Pembroke line, actualy it was quite a day, Narberth being only a part of it. Scroll to the bottom of the page to listen to the recording.
3rd April 2009 An in depth tour of the Cuckoo Line in Sussex a line I have known since not long after closure, but sadly never got the chance to do it behind steam.
11th March 2009 Something new in No steam Today. Around Hampshire.
23rd February 2009 A new addition to the memorable climbs 44871 doing her stuff on Glen Douglas
18th February 2009 Some more additions to the 1960's shots, at last a reasonably representation.
7th January 2009 Well a new year and a new start, again domestic and work troubles have kept me away from steam, but at long last an update to the 1960's pages, the tip of a rather large collection of real days photos.
20th October 2008 A new page for Main Line steam, some memorable climbs, no pictures but plenty of sound!
15th October 2008 Some more shots from last month on the NYMR pages 1,3 & 4
5th October 2008 A couple of shots of 70013 added to the Main Line page 5 towards the bottom , not the greatest of shots but included to illustrate the superb sound effects that OC produces, just the boost Main Line steam in the south needed, after some rather "Quiet" years!
13th August 2008 An update to the NYMR page with some more sound clips added.
13th July 2008 Shots taken at Pett Level earlier this year, a gorgeous bit of Coastline between Fairlight and Rye Harbour. With the tide right out you can cycle the whole distance on the sand at the waters edge, highly recommended.
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24th November 2007
23rd November 2007
11th November 2007
8th October 2007
6th September 2007
A very busy year with the cameras (although a little quiet with the microphone) visits to Yorkshire, Derbyshire South Wales and the Isle of Wight amongst others. The absolute highlights being the site of Belah Viaduct on the Stainmore line, and walking from Bakewell to Blackwell Mill Halt on the Midland Railways main line through the Peak district.
Visit http://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/index/visiting/ranger-walks.ht for details of the railway tunnels walk , well worth it all for a £2 bus fare!
A visit to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway brought mixed results, a rather off colour 45407 and some decidedly strange sounds from 60007, but 45212 saved the day with some superb climbs to Goathland.
Disused Railway lines cycled, include Worsborough Bank, for anyone not in the know this was part of the Woodhead electrification, located between Wath and Peniston, in Yorkshire, arguably the main reason behind electrification as it involved nearly two miles of 1:40 and 1000 ton steam hauled coal trains, the only location to have double heading and two banking locos (even three on occasions.) Cycling on a hot summers day was quite hard going up to the tunnels at Silkstone, the sound of four engines on the coal trains toiling up through the tunnels would be hard to imagine. For anyone interested in this route, the Foxline Scenes from the Past books on the Woodhead line are an absolute must, http://www.foxline.co.uk/ also there is an excellent site devoted to the line at, http://www.thewoodheadsite.org.uk/
A slightly less strenuous cycle was on the Isle of Wight, part of the Freshwater line,Newport-Sandown and on to Wroxall then a view around railway remains in Ventnor ( now that is strenuous on a bike!)