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+ original photos are now uploaded with new photos being added all the time to the BR galleries.
Original photographers are credited where known, uncredited photos are taken by myself.

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, several new years added. Some of gaps in the list of class 47's are slowly being filled in.

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

Latest images include more class 47's to fill the remaining gaps and a selection of Cromptons on Brighton to the West Country/ S Wales workings.
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, thank you.

Andy Gibbs, July 2015.


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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

Visitors 1604
322 photos
Created 9-Sep-12
Modified 9-Sep-12
The Tony Lower Gallery

Brighton Breezy

Visitors 3044
437 photos
Created 16-May-15
Modified 16-May-15
Brighton Breezy

New Images

Visitors 2966
140 photos
Created 27-Aug-15
Modified 27-Aug-15
New Images

Class 33 - The Cromptons

Visitors 1591
432 photos
Created 30-Jul-15
Modified 30-Jul-15
Class 33 - The Cromptons

Class 47's - Nothing Duff here!

Visitors 1452
881 photos
Created 1-Aug-15
Modified 1-Aug-15
Class 47's - Nothing Duff here!

Class 73 - The ED's

Visitors 1396
205 photos
Created 16-May-15
Modified 16-May-15
Class 73 - The ED's

Kensington Olympia and the West London line

Visitors 329
112 photos
Created 1-Aug-15
Modified 1-Aug-15
Kensington Olympia and the West London line


Recently Added

New Images

Visitors 2966
140 photos
Created 27-Aug-15
Modified 27-Aug-15
New Images

Kensington Olympia and the West London line

Visitors 329
112 photos
Created 1-Aug-15
Modified 1-Aug-15
Kensington Olympia and the West London line

Class 47's - Nothing Duff here!

Visitors 1452
881 photos
Created 1-Aug-15
Modified 1-Aug-15
Class 47's - Nothing Duff here!

Class 33 - The Cromptons

Visitors 1591
432 photos
Created 30-Jul-15
Modified 30-Jul-15
Class 33 - The Cromptons

Misc images.....mainly steamy

Visitors 45
8 photos
Created 16-May-15
Modified 16-May-15
Misc images.....mainly steamy

Western Wanderings

Visitors 1417
575 photos
Created 16-May-15
Modified 16-May-15
Western Wanderings

Southern Scenes

Visitors 2614
784 photos
Created 16-May-15
Modified 16-May-15
Southern Scenes

Midland Meanderings

Visitors 2007
657 photos
Created 16-May-15
Modified 16-May-15
Midland Meanderings

6604 photos
Visitors 25890
Member since 21-Mar-11

Guestbook for Andy Gibbs - British Rail through the 1970's and 80's.
11.Brian Tovey(non-registered)
What a great collection of photographs!.
Looking through these has brought back a lot great memoirs of being a young kid,train spotting and just generally hanging around the railways back in the eights.
I never had a camera till 88',so you`ve essentially taken the photo`s that i wish i could have back then!.

Thanks....
10.Raphus(non-registered)
There are many idiots out there who think that owning a heavily priced top end camera is the answer to being a photographer. However, trust me I happen to see some people among our tribe capable of doing things like these with just an ordinary cam. You are one among them.
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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
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