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Modern Britain

Railway Relics

by Peter Kessler, 1 December 2012. Updated 9 September 2023


To get the best results from the photobox tool on this page, tap on 'VIEW GALLERY' in portrait mode to start, and then switch to landscape to view the photos and text.

Leaf through some of the leftover odds-and-ends from the golden age of railways, spotted during railway walks or other trips around the country.

These photos follow no particular order or geographical location, but are organised into the years in which the photos were taken. Other than that they are simply offered as they are discovered, along with a brief history or description where possible.




Main Sources

Conolly, W Philip - British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas and Gazetteer, Fourth Edition, Ian Allen, London, 1965

Course, Edwin - London Railways: Then and Now, B T Batsford Ltd, London, 1987

Online Sources

Abandoned Lines and Railways

Disused Stations

Westinghouse Brake & Saxby Signal Co Ltd Miniature Power Lever Frames

Clifton Rocks Railway

Railfaneurope.net Picture Gallery


Taunton Trains

Folkestone Harbour Seafront Development Co

Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust



Images and text copyright © P L Kessler except where stated. An original feature for the History Files.