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Contributors:   Reproduction prohibited / Stephen Stott / Paul Holroyd / Alan S Bagot / Patrick Blow / Dave Walbank  / Paul Holroyd / David Ambler / Andrew Ripley / Patrick Martin / Chris Armour / Andrew Stopford / Gareth Beaumont / Gary Jones / Graeme Bickerdike / Dave Watson / Jonathan Armitage / Michael Kaye & Phillip Christy/ Paul Corrie / Ralph Rawlinson / Luke Senior / Luke Bennett / Jonathan Armitage / Phill Davison  / Bernard Coomber / Luke Senior / David Taylor / Mark Damon Heeley / AVASKEG / Philip Myers Roy Lambeth / Bob Cockcroft / MD / Bill Harland / Bill Harland / Keith Rose / Penny Broadway / Stephen Wood / Malcolm Mallison / Charles Boylan / Philip Hardaker / Lost Railways

Algakirk station
(c1985) : Lost Railways / Information : Chris Armour
Algakirk station on the former line from Boston to Spalding.
I'm not sure when the line closed, but virtually the whole of the trackbed is now under the A16. The station building is by a roundabout where the A16 crosses the A17.  In January 2006, the building was being restored, probably to become an expensive house.


Illinois Railway Museum, Union, Illinois, June 2006 : Gareth Beaumont
8500 series Gas Turbine No18
179 ft long, 10,000 HP, 380 tons,
General Electric (Co-Co+Co-Co) Union Pacific.
DD 40 Centennial Double Diesel (Do-Do)
98 ft long, 8,000 HP, 244 tons, No, 6930, General Electric, Union Pacific.
Ex southern Pacific Rotary snow plough.
Chicago Burlington & Quincy (Zephyr)
No,9911A E5 (Co-Co)
Steamtown, Scranton, Pennsylvania, June 2006 : Gareth Beaumont
Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 "Big Boy" ALCO Class 4884-1 No 4012.
Weight :-    772,000 lbs (engine)
                  1,198 000 lbs (engine & tender)
                                                        535 tons
Canadian National 4-6-4 T No 47
Rahway Valley Railroad No 15 2-8-0


Innsbruck Station (2008) : Philip Hardaker
These were taken at Innsbruck Station in 2008.
This loco was painted for the UEFA Euro 2008 football which was held in Spain.
Innsbruck Station (2008) : Philip Hardaker
These were taken at Innsbruck Station in 2008
Kitzbuhel- Hahnenkamm & St.Johann in Tirol (2008) : Philip Hardaker
Various pictures from Kitzbuhel and St.Johann stations.
Kitzbuhel- Hahnenkamm & St.Johann in Tirol (2008) : Philip Hardaker
Various pictures from Kitzbuhel and St.Johann stations.
Lower Austria (2008) : Philip Hardaker
Photographs taken by me in Lower Austria 2008.
Lower Austria (2008) : Philip Hardaker
Photographs taken by me in Lower Austria 2008.

Barry Island

Barry Island 1980 : Dave Walbank
I visit preserved railways when I get the time well I lived for a time near the Keighley Worth Valley Railway, my saddest site of all was when my family and I went to Wales and I tracked down Barry Island the big scrapyard there back in 1980, as I stood there reading some of the messages people had written on the engines like "Gone But Not Forgotten" and "Save Me" I got a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye I can tell you.


Bideford Station (23-08-08) : Lost Railways
Took a trip down south last summer. Bideford station building & signal box.
Bideford Station (23-08-08) : Lost Railways
On the other side of the road bridge the hotel entrance opening directly onto the platform.

Bromyard - Leominster
(01-05-06) : Ralph Rawlinson   Website - www.Railway Ramblers.org
These next six shots cover a one mile section west of Fencote station.
Primroses at missing bridge (01-05-06) : Ralph Rawlinson
Fencote north hidden semaphore (01-05-06) : Ralph Rawlinson
Leaving Fencote (01-05-06) : Ralph Rawlinson
Absent bridge (01-05-06) : Ralph Rawlinson
Trackbed - west (01-05-06) : Ralph Rawlinson
Trackbed - west (01-05-06) : Ralph Rawlinson


Glass Negatives : Roy Lambeth    Website - www.dmm.org.uk/mindex.htm
Selection of very old glass negatives, originally all unidentified locations, see below.
Information : Stephen Wood
These pictures all show the line about mile north of Chislehurst station. Picture 'Southern 4-4-0 No1789.jpg' shows the 10 mile marker. This is the
10 mile marker from Charing Cross, which is located between Elmstead Woods station and Chislehurst station on the Charing Cross to Orpington line.
The photographs were taken from near Chislehurst Goods signal box, looking north. Picture 'Schools poss 906.jpg' shows the shadow of the signal box.
Glass Negatives : Roy Lambeth. Information: Stephen Wood
Southern 4-4-0 No1789 & Schools poss 906
1st photo is the Southern 4-4-0 No178 & shows the 10 mile marker. This is the 10 mile marker from Charing Cross, which is located between Elmstead Woods station and Chislehurst station on the Charing Cross to Orpington line. The second photo Schools poss906 shows the shadow of the signal box.
Glass Negatives : Roy Lambeth. Information: Stephen Wood
SR 4-4-0 No1441, 4-4-0, 4-4-0 b, 0-6-0, 0-6-0 b
Glass Negatives : Roy Lambeth. Information: Stephen Wood
Schools, Schools Poss 922, Schools Poss 914, Poss Schools

Glass Negatives : Roy Lambeth   
Website - www.dmm.org.uk/mindex.htm  Information : Stephen Wood
More of the Selection of very old glass negatives of various originally unidentified locations.

Glass negatives: Photo: Roy Lambeth. Information: Stephen Wood.
Southern 0-6-0T No2694. I do not know which location this is. However the Southern E-Group website www.semgonline.com/shed_allocations/sr-shed-alloc2.html   indicates that the engine was allocated to Fratton in 1939, and so possibly before this, hence the location could be in the Portsmouth area.
St Budeaux and Bere Ferrers
Glass negatives: Photo: Roy Lambeth. Information: Stephen Wood.
0-4-4T poss No111. I am not certain of the location of this picture, but it is probably on the line between St Budeaux and Bere Ferrers, in Devon, where the line runs alongside the river Tamar for quite a distance. The locomotive could be a class O2 0-4-4 locomotive, which were regular performers on the branch
between 1929 and 1961.
Gillingham station
Glass negatives: Photo: Roy Lambeth. Information: Stephen Wood.
LSWR 4-4-0 No. 717 The white discs on the locomotive, top middle and bottom middle, indicate the Waterloo and Plymouth route. The locomotive is a class T9, which were first introduced in 1899. The station in this picture is Gillingham (Dorset), on the Salisbury to Exeter line. A number of the stations on this line have three floors, but 3 floored stations are rare elsewhere. Sherborne and Crewkerne have similar buildings but Crewkerne has a round topped 2nd floor window and Sherborne has a level crossing in the direction the train is facing.
Glass negatives: Photo: Roy Lambeth. Information: Stephen Wood.
Unidentified location. poss 4-6-0 No335. This locomotive also has the disc combination of white discs top middle and bottom middle so is probably on the Waterloo to Plymouth route (see above). I have no idea where, but perhaps it is close to Gillingham (Dorset) station, where the previous photograph was taken. If it is 335, it is a class H15, which were introduced in 1914.
Bedford Midland Station.
Glass negatives: Photo: Roy Lambeth. Information: Stephen Wood.
Midland Railway Spinner No 689 at Bedford Midland Station. The factory of W H Allen, Son and Co, which is shown in the background, was built
next to the station in 1894. The W H Allen Engineering Association website www.whallenengasn.org.uk/whaeaweb_003.htm has more details.
Salfords station
Glass negatives: Photo: Roy Lambeth. Information: Stephen Wood.
This is a picture of Salfords station, in Surrey, on the London Bridge to Three Bridges line. This station is very unusual as it only has platforms on two of the four tracks. The waiting shed is a typical of those south of London. Information on Wikipedia indicates that the station was originally built in 1915 for workers at the Monotype Corporation, which had constructed a factory next to the railway line in 1899. The station looks new and perhaps shows the station soon after opening. The line was electrified in 1932, at which point the station was opened to the public.
The Old Riegate website www.oldreigate.com/?goto=salfordsstation  has a photograph of the station after electrification.


Claythorpe Aby station (10-07-02) : Patrick Blow
Aby station was closed to passengers on September 11th, 1961. Served the nearby Claythorpe water mill (next photo)
Claythorpe water mill (10-07-02) : Patrick Blow  http://www.claythorpewatermill.co.uk/
Near Aby, Alford, Lincolnshire. The watermill at Claythorpe, built during the 1700s, was recorded in the Doomsday Book.
During the 1800s the original water wheel was destroyed and replaced with a turbine, a modern piece of technology in that era.

Rudesheim (2008) : Philip Hardaker
These were taken in Rudesheim on the Rhine the place can only be described as a train spotters paradise as there are trains on both sides of the river every few minutes both day and night. Mostly freight on one side and mostly passenger on the other.
Rudesheim (2008) : Philip Hardaker
Rudesheim on the Rhine.
Rudesheim (2008) : Philip Hardaker
Rudesheim on the Rhine.
Rudesheim (2008) : Philip Hardaker
Rudesheim on the Rhine.
Rudesheim (2008) : Philip Hardaker
Rudesheim on the Rhine.
Rudesheim (2008) : Philip Hardaker
Rudesheim on the Rhine.
Rudesheim (2008) : Philip Hardaker
Rudesheim on the Rhine.
Rudesheim (2008) : Philip Hardaker
Rudesheim on the Rhine.

Goyden Pot tunnel
Goyden Pot tunnel interior (12-06-11) : Phill Davison         See the full set here - http://www.flickr.com/photos/phill_dvsn/sets/
A nice green glow of daylight radiates down the tunnel through a small gap in the portal stonework here, from this view it's pretty evident to see just how steep the climb, and curve of this tunnel is.  At times the gradient ranged from 1 in 40 to 1 in 70, no wonder four engines were needed to get the trains up here. The tunnel is relatively dry, and in good condition at this point. Sections of patched brickwork has been used to build up the uneven rockface.
Goyden Pot tunnel interior (12-06-11) : Phill Davison
This is not the end It is not even the beginning of the end. but it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning! Well actually Goyden Pot isn't a very long tunnel, but you can't beat a good Churchillian quote now and again. The tunnel measures in at 180 yards (540 feet) long. What strikes me about this tunnel is how confined and narrow it feels for a standard gauge track, there certainly isn't much clearance between train and tunnel.
Goyden Pot tunnel interior (12-06-11) : Phill Davison
It always feels a little bit strange stood on the wrong side of a tunnel portal.
This is the view of the South portal from inside the tunnel, occasionally we could here some passing hill walkers go by oblivious to us being down here.
Goyden Pot tunnel interior (12-06-11) : Phill Davison
Close up detail of the South portal of Goydon pot. This railway tunnel is quite unique, there aren't many concrete railway tunnels about in the U.K.

Harrogate Barber narrow gauge gasworks tunnel
The Harrogate gasworks 1907-1956 (18-07-08) : Phill Davison
How cool is having a piece of railway history at the bottom of your back garden?
Loads more information & links here - http://www.flickr.com/photos/phill_dvsn/
The secret railway garden : Phill Davison
All is not what it first seems!! Looking at this well tended garden, who would imagine there was an 800 yard long railway tunnel lurking at the bottom of the flower beds?. The trackbed was cut out of rock and has made a perfect rockery down the embankement. The portal can just be seen poking out of the greenery.
Mr Tickles tunnel : Phill Davison
Somewhere in Harrogate hides away one of the most unusual garden features you can find. The portal to the 800 yard long tunnel of the closed Harrogate gas works narrow gauge railway stands at the bottom of a well tended back garden in Bilton.
The Gasworks line ran from 1907 until 1956, These days there is very little trace of the line, housing and industrial units have been built on the trackbed.
The Harrogate Barber narrow gauge gasworks tunnel : Phill Davison
The portal and air shaft in a garden further down are the only clues the railway ever ran here. With old maps, google earth and deduction skills, the intrepid investigators of the L.H.E.S pin pointed exactly were the portal should be. With tongue in cheek we approached the owner to see if we could trample all over his immaculate back garden to take a look. Luckily George had seen the groups previous Harrogate investigations, and was suitably impressed enough to give us a big welcome.

Hest Bank

Hest Bank : Dave Walbank
Went up to Hest Bank and stopped there for a hour or so to see the Virgin Pendelino as I do have a interest in modern aswell as old. While I was there I discovered a steam special was due so it made my trip worthwile and I saw a Pendelino a few in fact, while I was at Hest Bank I got talking to a couple of blokes who where there for the train, and we had a good chat about the old steam days.
Hest Bank : Dave Walbank
The special was pulled by Black Five No 45407 with 10 carriages and  Brush Sulzer 57601 running light on the rear, Crewe Carlilse steam special it came roaring through Hest Bank at full bore.

High Royds Hospital Sidings
High Royds Hospital sidings : Malcolm Mallison
Siding to High Royds Hospital, now in grounds of ambulance station. Situated on the Midland line between Menston & Guiseley.

Howden Signal box (08-04-07) : Lost Railways
Situated next to Howden station on Station road level crossing.
Driven past loads of times, the building is becoming more derelict each time I see it.
Howden Signal box (08-04-07) : Lost Railways
Howden Signal box (08-04-07) : Lost Railways

World war 1 trench railway vehicles
World war 1 trench railway vehicles on the narrow-gauge Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway Ingoldmells near Skegness.
see http://www.lincolnshire-coast-light-railway.co.uk/

Isle of Man
Maitland tank engine (2005) : Patrick Martin
Nothing much to do with this site, just a nice bit of engineering we thought.

Little Weighton (Hull & Barnsley)
Little Weighton cutting : Graeme Bickerdike       website - http://www.forgottenrelics.co.uk/
This 1-mile, 83-foot deep cutting at Little Weighton on the old Hull & Barnsley
is being filled with 500,000 cubic metres of household waste.

Blackfriars rail bridge (05-03-09) : Lost Railways
Blackfriars bridge was opened in 1864 by the London, Chatham and Dover Railway.
The deck was removed in 1985, having become too weak for modern trains, leaving these bridge supports.
The grade II listed southern abutment is visible over there on the south bank. The remaining bridge along side
was originally called St Paul's Railway Bridge, opened in 1886. St Paul's station & the bridge were renamed Blackfriars in 1937.
Euston (c1960) : Mark Neale
46200 `Princess Royal` prepares to depart from Euston and delights a youthful fan club in the process.

Moorhouse & South Elmsall Halt
Moorhouse & South Emsall Halt (nd) : Jonathan Armitage
A long lost station, the remains of Moorhouse and south Elmsall halt. Just within west Yorkshire...the welcome to Doncaster sign is about 50 feet down the road. We used to drive our van thro' the middle of the platforms to gain access to the GN about 20 years ago until they demolished the bridge over the road. Situated between Hickleton and Wrangbrook jcn on the former Hull and Barnsley railway it closed on the 6th of April 1929. The station house is still in situ at road level.

Northallerton (1960) : Roy Lambeth    Website - www.dmm.org.uk/mindex.htm
V2 60828 in the Wensleydale Bay at the North end of Northallerton Island Platform picking up a parcels van to attach to its train in the back road of the island.
Northallerton (1960) : Roy Lambeth
Brand new D8052 with a 12 coach train of empty stock on running in trials from Robert Stephensons at Darlington. It is waiting for the road accross the ECML onto The Leeds Northern line.
The normal route was Darlington - Northallerton - Ripon - Harrogate - York - Darlington. Taken in 1960.

Peterborough East engine shed (07-05-09) Ralph Rawlinson   Website - www.Railway Ramblers.org
Note : The June edition of the Railway Magazine reports that Peterborough Civic Society has placed a plaque on the Peterborough East engine shed. They add that the 1848 shed has been boarded up since 2003 and faces an uncertain future.
This appears to contradict a report two years ago that the listed building, which stood in the way of a 150m redevelopment scheme,
was conveniently wrecked in a huge fire on 4 April 2007.
Could the explanation be that there were two adjoining three-track sheds and it was the Eastern Counties (later GER/LNER) 1845 shed that was destroyed whilst the 1848 Midland Counties (later MR/LMS) building survived and now has the plaque?

The combined sheds were located on the north side of the line at east end of Peterborough East station (TL195979). and although officially closed in 1939 continued to be used into the 1960s.

Retford (c1980) : Lost Railways
HSTs heading south through Retford.
Retford (c1980) : Lost Railways
Deltic heading south through Retford.
Retford (c1980) : Lost Railways
Deltic pulls away northward.

Lochearnhead (29-05-09) : Lost Railways
Bridge Remnant over the A85 at Lochearnhead.
As far as I can work out part of the Caledonian Railways Lochearnhead to Perth section.
Glen Ogle Viaduct (26-05-09) : Lost Railways
The Callander and Oban Railway Glen Ogle viaduct clinging to the side of the hill, situated between Killin Junction & Dunblane.
Photographed by my eagle eyed missus from a moving car on the A85 north of Loch Earn.

Strathpeffer station (nd) : Dave Watson
Three photos I took of Strathpeffer station a few years ago when I visited Scotland.
The station buildings are now a mixture of small shops. As you will see the track bed is still there.
Apparently Queen Victoria used the station when visiting the highlands.
Strathpeffer station (nd) : Dave Watson
Strathpeffer station (nd) : Dave Watson


Silkstone No.1 tunnel (04-02-07) : Graeme Bickerdike
An Interior shot of Silkstone No.1 tunnel, between Penistone and Barnsley. The sharp winter sunshine was pouring into it, lighting up the stonework and revealing some wonderful colours. And we normally think of tunnels being black! The shadows on the floor are created by substantial, permanent bars welded across the portal. Although its only 289 yards long, the eastern end has been infilled, hence the distant gloom.

1 (21-07 -04) : Lost Railways
Found this disused station near to where I was working.
Got myself one of those throw away cameras & took a few snaps.
The building to the right hand side looks like a parcels office.
2 (21-07 -04) : Lost Railways
Platforms are missing but the rest of it looks in good nick.
Someone told me the pebbles set within the brickwork came from the seaside.
3 (21-07 -04) : Lost Railways
View inside that open window.
4 (21-07 -04) : Lost Railways
Disused sidings behind the station, originally used for tankers.

Unidentified Locations
Old family photo : Penny Broadway
I attach an old family photo of a small station probably in west Yorkshire. My family (Briggs) started working on the Hebden bridge & Sowerby bridge stations and my grandfather ended up as station master at Doncaster Railway. The attached photo is probably of my great grandfather, someone might be able to identify the station.

Wennington (11-1983) : Roy Lambeth    Website - www.dmm.org.uk/mindex.htm
November 1983 and a shortened Trans-pennine set approaches Wennington. 1183 Trans-pennine DMU.