Welcome to British Rail through the 1970's and 80's.
These photos previously formed my large 'British Rail through the 1970's and 80's gallery' at Fotopic.
All of the 3000+ photos are now uploaded, with the exception of the European and US photos which will follow later. New photos are being added all the time to the BR galleries.

What has taken a long time is restoring the captions. Over the years many people had kindly contributed to the site, correcting details or adding information and this was lost with Fotopic. The captions have now been restored to all the photos. Some of the captions I'm sure are wrong and will be corrected, please let me know if you spot any errors or are able to identify any of the 'unknown' locations.

The extremely popular SR accident photos from 'Control we have a Problem' also previously at Fotopic are also here, with some additional images. Again, if you spot any errors or omissions let me know.

The galleries of Classes 33, 47 and 73 are compendiums of photos from the regional galleries for ease of searching they should display in loco number order, as should the regional galleries.

I now have a new scanner that can deal with Medium Format negative and slides, these are now being added to the galleries they will make great prints as they are mainly scanned at 1500 x 1500. Copies of the photographs are available for sale through this website.

Additional pages are being added to the Motorail galleries as I catch up with my backlog.

If you would like to start a gallery at Zenfolio please use my referal code 13U-HSH-3DM and save yourself some money.

A new gallery has been started for the Brighton line 150 celebrations in 1991.

You may also be interested in my other website www.1S76.com The Rise and Fall of Cross-Country train services to and from Brighton.

If you have any comments or corrections to the captions please let me know.

Andy Gibbs, September 2014.


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I've been a rail enthusiast ever since I was born...... it's in the blood.
Early days trainspotting from home in Brighton and on holiday lead to me getting a student railcard and with camera in hand meant that I could travel much further afield.
With relatives in Nottingham I could also travel much further north, lots of trips out with my late Uncle Tony ( whose gallery of photos is also here) in my teens, then the start of a career with British Rail in 1978 have not diminished my interest.

Over 30 years later I'm very much still in the rail industry its just a shame all the trains are now so boring!


Featured Galleries & Collections

The Tony Lower Gallery

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322 photos
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The Tony Lower Gallery

Brighton Breezy

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423 photos
Created 30-Aug-14
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Brighton Breezy

New Images

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93 photos
Created 23-Oct-14
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New Images

Class 33 - The Cromptons

Visitors 1080
410 photos
Created 2-Oct-14
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Class 33 - The Cromptons

Class 47's - Nothing Duff here!

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817 photos
Created 2-Oct-14
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Class 47's - Nothing Duff here!

Class 73 - The ED's

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199 photos
Created 27-Aug-14
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Class 73 - The ED's

Kensington Olympia and the West London line

Visitors 238
111 photos
Created 2-Oct-14
Modified 2-Oct-14
Kensington Olympia and the West London line


Recently Added

New Images

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Created 23-Oct-14
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New Images

Brighton Breezy in the 21st Century

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Created 8-Oct-14
Modified 8-Oct-14
Brighton Breezy in the 21st Century

Class 47's - Nothing Duff here!

Visitors 1035
817 photos
Created 2-Oct-14
Modified 2-Oct-14
Class 47's - Nothing Duff here!

Class 33 - The Cromptons

Visitors 1080
410 photos
Created 2-Oct-14
Modified 2-Oct-14
Class 33 - The Cromptons

Kensington Olympia and the West London line

Visitors 238
111 photos
Created 2-Oct-14
Modified 2-Oct-14
Kensington Olympia and the West London line

Motorail Photos

Visitors 597
22 photos
Created 4-Sep-14
Modified 4-Sep-14
Motorail Photos

Midland Meanderings

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631 photos
Created 30-Aug-14
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Midland Meanderings

Brighton Breezy

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423 photos
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Brighton Breezy

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Guestbook for Andy Gibbs - British Rail through the 1970's and 80's.
9.Wouter(non-registered)
Hi there,

What a beautifull photo's! I am looking for inspiration for my british scale 00 model train project.
8.http://www.blasimanagement.com(non-registered)
great sound and site ;-)
7.Mark(non-registered)
Thanks for the memories I lived at no 12 Glenn Ave when the crash took place,I raced to the station to offer help.the rest of what I saw,did will be a part of me.Now I live in Australia and look back at my teens with the knowledge I did help when asked.

I was requested to write a report on what I saw,found , all that took place then was read at the hearing,amazingly I have the report in my loft.
The press reporters that day was hounding me for their own report.they didn't get one.

Cheers
6.Piers Connor(non-registered)
What a magnificent collection! Thank you for saving the photos and preserving them for us. I lived on the Southern 1947-62 and 1986-92 so lots of great memories.
5.martyn warman(non-registered)
aagh happy days when cromptons ruled !
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