Photo Collections

The Mike Morant Collection is made up of 6 galleries of GWR/WR interest: GWR 4-6-0s;  a particularly interesting section on GWR 4-4-0s; some nice Panniers, an assorted variety of other tank engines and some good views of GWR structures and artefacts.


Nick Baxter’s album of the Locomotives of the South Wales railway companies absorbed by the GWR

Tony Callaghan has  a fabulous collection of photos from the BR(WR) era that have been stored in a box for over 40 years.  Many of them depict Westbury 82D shed.They really are lovely.

K A Gray has 6 pages of photographs of GWR scenes, mostly locos on shed in  a variety of locations.

Really Good Trains is a fascinating and informative site owned by Andrew Bartlett of Stroud.  It is dedicated largely to BR diesel era pictures of GWR and WR lines, many of which are now freight only.

Gerry Hurfurt was a signalman at Malvern Wells. This page, hosted by Bryan Boskett, shows a number of interesting views taken in his youth.

Bristol Steam 1964 is a nice site of late BR era photos in and around Bristol Temple Meads by retired teacher Patrick O’Brien.  There is a link to further views on Flickr and interesting data about locomotive working from the various sheds in the area.  Well recommended.

The Gordon Hands Collection: stunning Western Region views from the 1950s and 60s.

Nick Hanham is a friend and driver on the Swanage Railway. He is also the proud owner of the nameplate from 5929 Hanham Hall, hence the title of his website. He is not a professional photographer but has a very comprehensive and ever-growing collection of interesting photographs of many different transport subjects.

Neil Cave is a very good photographer of steam trains and he seems to specialise in scenes that show steam trains in their context, often in vivid landscapes settings.  His photographic work is supported by his active work to organise photo charters and recreate evocative and detailed scenes that recall the great days of GWR and BR steam.

Jack Boskett is a member of the GWSR at Toddington and is a professional photographer, specialising in a number of fields. His compositions of railway subjects, not all GWR, are beautiful and highly evocative

Steven Draper is ‘The Railway Artist’, a photographer of vibrant railway images (not all GWR/WR). He sells some nice prints

Mark George is a fabulous photographer of mostly modern railway images. Diesel fans will like his portraits of preserved WR Hydraulics.  His landscape views are superb and I, for one, would love to see him combine more rail and landscape shots.

Geoff Plumb has some nice photos of the Chiltern and Cherwell Valley section into Marylebone. GWR and LMS mostly in the 1960s. Nice shots of grubby engines at Snow Hill!  Also lots of other very interesting shots from around the UK and Europe

Sungreen is a community site devoted to historical photographs around Lydney in the Forest of Dean, including some interesting railway shots.

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