Polyrus' photos with the railway

Worting Junction

Worting Junction
I was precariously balanced on the back of a wooden bench, so that I could take an uninterrupted shot over the 2m high fence ...of the marvellous Battledown Flyover (built 1897), when out of nowhere a steam hauled train encroached on the scene. Such is l…
Added on August 24, 2017

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
Otherwise known as Llanfairpwll railway station on Angelsey, which has the longest main-line station name in Britain.

A scan from an Agfa slide. Explored!

HFF to the peeps!
Added on January 13, 2017

7903 'Foremarke Hall' at Barry scrapyard in 1980

7903 'Foremarke Hall' at Barry scrapyard in 1980
Taken in Woodham's scrapyard on Barry island over 15 yrs after it arrived. Fortunately 7903 was rescued 18 months later and fully restored.

92134, the 9F loco on the left actually departed the scrapyard several months before Foremarke Hall, but has yet t…
Added on November 22, 2016

Woodham's scrapyard on Barry Island

Woodham's scrapyard on Barry Island
A general view seen in 1966.
Not all of these locomotives escaped the cutter's torch, but most did! At least 213 were rescued for preservation, or to supply parts for others. 45699 'Galatea' was one of the latter but even that has long since been restore…
Added on November  9, 2016

31625 at Ropley in 1997

31625 at Ropley in 1997
Following on from my previous two images:
31625 is a Maunsell U class loco built at Ashford Works in 1929 and it was withdrawn from service by British Railways at the beginning of 1964. It arrived at Woodham's scrapyard at Barry in June of that year. Afte…
Added on November  8, 2016

E828 at Eastleigh in 1994

E828 at Eastleigh in 1994
....with D-Day 50th Anniversary rail tour to Southampton Docks 5th June 1994.

A scan from a 35mm SupaSnaps slide.

E828 (BR 30828), was one of the S15 class of 25 heavy freight locomotives and was built in July 1927 at Eastleigh Locomotive Works. Althoug…
Added on October 25, 2016

34005 'Barnstaple' near Seaton Junction

34005 'Barnstaple' near Seaton Junction
...in May 1964

34005 was built in 1945 and rebuilt without the air smoothed casing in 1957.
Seaton Junction station was closed in March 1966, a few months prior to this loco being withdrawn.

This is a scan from the original Agfa CT18 35mm slide, which h…
Added on September 22, 2016

34001 'Exeter' heading north over Battledown Flyover

34001 'Exeter' heading north over Battledown Flyover
...with an inter-regional express from Bournemouth. Taken in 1967 just weeks before the loco was withdrawn by British Railways and this service became diesel hauled.

This locomotive was built in 1945 for the Southern Railway and designed by its Chief Me…
Added on September  3, 2016

Shut that door!

Shut that door!
Seen at Haven Street station on the IOW steam railway.

HFF to one and all

Explored!
Added on August 18, 2016

46115 'Scots Guardsman' at Haworth KWVR

46115 'Scots Guardsman' at Haworth KWVR
...shortly after arrival from Carlisle in September 1966 to begin its life in the 'preservation era'.
A scan from a Kodachrome slide which was then enhanced (or otherwise) by passing through Color Efex Pro 4 from the Google NIK Collection.
Added on August 10, 2016

46115 'Scots Guardsman' leaving Carlisle

46115 'Scots Guardsman' leaving Carlisle
....for Crewe with return leg of The Rebuilt Scot Commemorative rail-tour in 1965.
This loco, originally built in 1927 is now preserved and active on the national network..

A scan from an Agfa CT18 slide.

Explored!
Added on August  8, 2016

32678 on the Hayling Branch line

32678 on the Hayling Branch line
Seen arriving on the north side of Hayling Island with a train from Havant in 1962 some 14 months before the line was closed. Fortunately this 'Terrier' loco was one of several preserved from the class and is now a revenue earner on the K&ESR heritage ra…
Added on July 25, 2016

45699 'Galatea' heading the "Devonian" at Rotherham in 1960

45699 'Galatea' heading the "Devonian" at Rotherham in 1960
Galatea is an LMS Jubilee Class loco and one of four now preserved from the 191 which were built.
The 'Devonian' was an express passenger train which ran between Bradord and Bristol throughout the year and as far as Paignton during the summer months.

A r…
Added on July 10, 2016

53808 at Woodham's scrap yard on Barry Island, 1968

53808 at Woodham's scrap yard on Barry Island, 1968
A scan of a 35mm negative showing the same loco as uploaded to IP in my previous image.

One of eleven similar locos specifically designed for the Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway, it was from the second batch built in Darlington Works during 1925. Having…
Added on June  8, 2016

The approach to Whitby railway station

The approach to Whitby railway station
With the preserved old engine shed on the left of the track.
The railway terminus here has seen regular downgrading since the end of the steam era, but thanks to the involvement of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) the future for the station....and…
Added on May 10, 2016

Stanway Viaduct

Stanway Viaduct
....with a going away shot of a 3-car DMU heading for Laverton Halt from Winchcombe. I think this was only a test run as I only noticed one passenger on board. A pity there were no steam trains scheduled to cross the viaduct whilst I was there.
Added on May  3, 2016

Looking towards Stanway Farm

Looking towards Stanway Farm
With the top-heavy 15 arch GWR Stanway viaduct hogging the view.

HFF to all those who can find a fence or two...
Added on April 29, 2016

80135 enturing the first stages of restoration

80135 enturing the first stages of restoration
....in the relatively primitive and dimly lit engine shed at Grosmont NYMR in 1974
Added on April 21, 2016