Welcome to British Rail through the 1970's and 80's.


There are now well over 7000 images here, whilst mainly from the the 1970s and 80's in BR's classic rail blue era, plus there are some images from earlier and much later too.


Original photographers are credited where known, or marked photographer unknown. 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.

 

Images from here and others I have, have been compiled into an eight volume series of books. The first five.... Southern Region, Western Region, Eastern Region, Midland Region and the Scottish Regions in the 1970's and 80's are out now from Amberley Publishing, Amazon and all good bookshops. The sixth volume Railways around Brighton was published late in 2021. This has been followed by an Intercity Crosscountry NE-SW book, Table 51 in all its glory. Newly published is West London line album which features trains from Clapham Junction to Willesden Junction.

2024…..The next two books will be Southern locomotives, classes 09, 33, 70,71,73 and 74. This will be followed by a Scottish Region in the 80’s and 80’s revisited.

 

The Southern Region in the 1970s and 80s.

The Western Region in the 1970s and 80s.

The Eastern Region in the 1970s and 80s.

The Midland Region in the 1970s and 80s.

The Scottish Region in the 1970s and 80s.

Railways around Brighton in the 1970s and 80s.

Intercity cross country rail services.

The West London Line

 

PHOTO GALLERIES

The big backlog of images is slowly being cleared and these are initially added to the New Images Gallery.

The extremely popular SR accident photos from 'Control we have a Problem' are 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 ALL the photographs are available for sale through this website as are downloads.

Additional pages are being added to the Motorail galleries as I try and 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 during which I managed to capture a few trains. Also being added to are galleries for the Peaks and Class 50’s.


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.

 

In these strange and troubled times for the whole planet, stay safe everyone.

Andy Gibbs, March 2024.


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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

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The Tony Lower Gallery

Brighton Breezy

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551 photos
Created 31-Jul-23
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Brighton Breezy

New Images

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Created 29-Jan-24
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New Images

Class 33 - The Cromptons

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Class 33 - The Cromptons

Class 47's - Nothing Duff here!

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Class 47's - Nothing Duff here!

Class 73 - The ED's

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Class 73 - The ED's

Kensington Olympia and the West London line

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Kensington Olympia and the West London line

Canada - September 2016

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Created 28-Mar-24
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Canada - September 2016

Buses around Brighton and Sussex

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199 photos
Created 31-Jul-23
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Buses around Brighton and Sussex

Motorail Photos

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Created 27-Mar-24
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Motorail Photos

Loco hauled cross country trains

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Loco hauled cross country trains


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Odds and Ends

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Odds and Ends

New Cross Gate 15th March 1973

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New Cross Gate 15th March 1973

Damage at Dorking Various dates

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Damage at Dorking Various dates

Chertsey 3rd June 1970

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Chertsey 3rd June 1970

Maze Hill 4th July 1958

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Maze Hill 4th July 1958

Mottingham 11th October 1977

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Mottingham 11th October 1977

Sweethill Bridge, Patcham 20th December 1978

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Sweethill Bridge, Patcham 20th December 1978

Lakes and Fells

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Lakes and Fells

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Andy Parkinson(non-registered)
Re the photos of the derailment at Cuxton 1974 this incident was discussed at our Gillingham traincrew reunion today where some colour photos of the incident were shown around. Apparently the derailment was caused by the mineral wagons being placed in the middle between 2 sets of the Marinex ones which resulted in the rear set riding up over the mineral wagons causing the derailment.
Gordon - Dinnages Publishing(non-registered)
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Your view of TCD376J would likely be 25-Jun-72.
One similar shot in my photo library is of the same bus at the same location going by how many enthusiasts had been there at the time.
Dinnages BW0829 Jim Jones #3298 Published 2012.
Pulling off Fishbourne ferry CUTHRED.
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Hi Andy do you only have the four photos of the Hampton Ct derail? My father was on the Basingstoke up that got hit that day.
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