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.
There are now well over 6000 images here, whilst mainly from the the 1970s and 80's in BR's classic rail blue era there are some images from earlier and much later too.


Original photographers are credited where known, uncredited photos are taken by myself.

Some of the captions I'm sure are wrong and will be / have been 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' 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 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, several new years of brochures have been added.

The gaps in the list of class 47's are slowly being filled in too.

 

New galleries: Buses around Brighton, 1950s railway images around the Brighton area and Canada 2016, a road trip through the Rockies which managed to capture a few trains. 


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


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, thank you.

Andy Gibbs, July 2017.


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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.

Nearly 40 years later I've just taken early retirement from the rail industry. Hopefully that will mean not so many delays in getting the photos uploaded.


Featured Galleries & Collections

The Tony Lower Gallery

Visitors 2339
322 photos
Created 9-Sep-12
Modified 9-Sep-12
The Tony Lower Gallery

Brighton Breezy

Visitors 4802
474 photos
Created 23-Jan-18
Modified 23-Jan-18
Brighton Breezy

New Images

Visitors 4930
105 photos
Created 18-Feb-18
Modified 18-Feb-18
New Images

Class 33 - The Cromptons

Visitors 2352
489 photos
Created 14-Aug-17
Modified 14-Aug-17
Class 33 - The Cromptons

Class 47's - Nothing Duff here!

Visitors 2299
978 photos
Created 25-Sep-17
Modified 25-Sep-17
Class 47's - Nothing Duff here!

Class 73 - The ED's

Visitors 2074
220 photos
Created 27-Jul-17
Modified 27-Jul-17
Class 73 - The ED's

Kensington Olympia and the West London line

Visitors 525
131 photos
Created 23-Jan-18
Modified 23-Jan-18
Kensington Olympia and the West London line

Canada - September 2016

Visitors 22
22 photos
Created 20-Nov-16
Modified 20-Nov-16
Canada - September 2016

Buses around Brighton and Sussex

Visitors 585
94 photos
Created 23-Jan-18
Modified 23-Jan-18
Buses around Brighton and Sussex

Motorail Photos

Visitors 1398
28 photos
Created 27-Jul-17
Modified 27-Jul-17
Motorail Photos

Loco hauled cross country trains

Visitors 883
58 photos
Created 23-Jan-18
Modified 23-Jan-18
Loco hauled cross country trains


Recently Added

New Images

Visitors 4930
105 photos
Created 18-Feb-18
Modified 18-Feb-18
New Images

1S76 contributors

Visitors 2697
260 photos
Created 13-Feb-18
Modified 13-Feb-18
1S76 contributors

Brighton Breezy

Visitors 4802
474 photos
Created 23-Jan-18
Modified 23-Jan-18
Brighton Breezy

Buses around Brighton and Sussex

Visitors 585
94 photos
Created 23-Jan-18
Modified 23-Jan-18
Buses around Brighton and Sussex

Eastern Escapades

Visitors 2320
494 photos
Created 23-Jan-18
Modified 23-Jan-18
Eastern Escapades

Midland Meanderings

Visitors 2808
715 photos
Created 23-Jan-18
Modified 23-Jan-18
Midland Meanderings

Southern Scenes

Visitors 3844
912 photos
Created 23-Jan-18
Modified 23-Jan-18
Southern Scenes

Kensington Olympia and the West London line

Visitors 525
131 photos
Created 23-Jan-18
Modified 23-Jan-18
Kensington Olympia and the West London line

7402 photos
Visitors 39859
Member since 21-Mar-11

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I really like your photos, thanks
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Looks marvelous! Very good job!

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Looks marvelous! Very good job!
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Superb website and immensely useful research facility. Very many thanks.
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Great job nice photoblog man. I do really like It
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