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David Heys steam diesel photo collection 45 1960s MORE MEMORIES

David Heys steam diesel photo collection 45 1960s MORE MEMORIES

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The 1960s was a fantastic place to be a teenager; it was full of great music, including Lennon-McCartney's songs that ...

A warm welcome to the new Second Edition of the collection, a website full of memories from a gentler, more innocent age when the post-war baby-boom was at ...

David Heys steam diesel photo collection - 45 - 1960s MORE MEMORIES Steam Railway, Steam

David Heys steam diesel photo collection - 01 - HOME PAGE and PHOTO LINKS

David Heys steam diesel photo collection - 01 - HOME PAGE and PHOTO LINKS

The diversity of his shots of 1960's BR steam and early diesels to the modern goings-on of the present day is like striking gold!

This is a superb site created by Mike in memory of ...

Back in the dog-eat-dog world of a 1960's childhood, long before politically correct demands were placed on children, the school playground ...

(Above-Below) Class 45 'Peak' No 45111 Grenadier Guardsman emerges from Standedge Tunnel with the 12.05 Liverpool-Scarborough in May 1983.

... were raised and lowered by means of a leather strap like a barber's shop strop. The line closed in 1960 and became an approach to the new Mersey Tunnel.

(Above-Inset-Below) The post-war 'baby-boomers' (at the top of page) will have no genuine sense of nostalgia for the 'Big Four' pre-nationalised railway ...

Following nationalisation in 1948, six new BR Regions were formed, their new boundaries corresponding closely to the lines of the former 'Big Four' railway ...

In many ways it was lucky that I took up train spotting when I did, because back in 1952 BR had a total of 18,864 steam locomotives on its books, ...

(Above) On the morning of May 23rd 1959 a friendly gateman at Doncaster Plant gave me permission to photograph a gleaming EE Co Type 4 No D211 (the second ...

Introduction by David Hey

(Above) Castle Cary station originates from September 1856 as part of the line from Swindon to Weymouth via Westbury. With the opening of the new Stert ...

... SR Spam Cans to the EE Co's Deltics and Class 40s, even European steam - all can be found on his Flickr website link at the bottom of the page.

A warm welcome to the new Second Edition of the collection, a website full of memories from a gentler, more innocent age when the post-war baby-boom was at ...

(Above) When BR's fleet of new diesel railcars ousted steam from local services, an irreverent band of steam enthusiast nicknamed the diesel upstarts as ' ...

... however demand is expected to be high, so it is advisable to pre-order your copy to avoid disappointment. Please contact Geoff HERE for further details.

By 1960 the flood of new diesel and electrics made a huge impact on train spotters and the demise of steam left us with a sense of unfinished business.

Okay, perhaps this scruffy urchin can't remember which cinema it was or even the exact year, but he does recall what happened next…he'd arrived in the ...

The 1960s was a fantastic place to be a teenager; it was full of great music, including Lennon-McCartney's songs that ...

In the late summer of 1964 I had three good reasons to take a week in Scotland. Most of all I hoped to see, even travel behind, the gaggle of A4s reported ...

... it was clear that a full reassessment of the entire question of diesel maintenance was needed, particularly in the training of a workforce to a new, ...

With over 14,000 colour slides still to scan, Keith's Flickr photostream of 1960's steam and diesels will doubtless build into one of the best collections ...

It was essentially an enlarged version of the EE Co Type 3 Co-Co (later Class 37) the extra power being provided by the company's charged-cooled version of ...

... that she had another, more tangible reason, like 'Mother Love', for example, but since she offered no other explanation, her refusal seemed very unfair.

(Above-Below) Sporting a Stratford shedplate (30A) on the smokebox door, the doyen of the BR Standard Class 7MTs, No 70000 Britannia, heads a southbound ...

When the BTC's plan was announced, diesels were still something of a novelty. The LMSR built the first in 1947, though many would argue that WG Armstrong ...

The above photo was not taken on 13th April 1969 as originally captioned.

Joyce also contacted the Guest Book page - 'Have just finished some great reading of Freddie Wagstaff's memories of North Blyth and Cambois depots, ...

(Above-Left-Below) There must have been lots of ruddy cheeks as NER Class J72 0-6-0T No 69027 makes a spirited climb to Oxenhope in snowy weather on the ...

SPOTTING MEMORIES 1

(Above-Below) ...

(Inset-Below) On 1st January 1924 the GWR acquired the docks including 23 locomotives from the SHT and 14 from P&M. The GWR rationalized the dock's shed ...

David Heys steam diesel photo collection - 66 - RAIL CAMERAMAN J CARTER 1

(Right-Below) I have been fortunate in obtaining a large number of photos taken by Southern Region railwayman Alex (Mac) McClymont for inclusion on this ...

I make no bones about the fact that some photos on this website have been digitally enhance in Adobe Photoshop. Indeed, had they not been digitally ' ...

Start building amazing sheds the easier way with a collection of 12 - sheds #amazingsheds

(Above-Inset) There are those with fallible memories who believe that station closures are exclusive to Beeching. Not so! Between 1948 and 1955 (from ...

Similarly proportioned is this early Armstrong Whitworth diesel railcar No 25 Tyneside Venturer, seen at Newcastle Central in August 1932. Photo © K Todd.

(Above-Below) The Class A4 is a major source of international pride for rail enthusiasts and I suspect the country as a whole - the streamlined front-end ...

CLAPHAM JUNCTION MEMORIES

By 1962, the Class 55 'Deltics', Class 40 'Whistlers' and Class 45/46 'Peaks' were making major inroads on the ECML, and with the demise of the Gresley ...

MORE MEMORIES BY SM OWENS THE RAILWAY STATION A Fragmented, Sombre Reflection from the Old World.

Next he takes us on a five-day visit to West Germany in 1974, with some splendid action shots of one of the last steam-worked main lines in Europe, ...

(Above-Below) During the early 1960s, railwayman Fred Wagstaff swotted up on the rules and regulations, learned everything he could about steam action and ...

(Above-Below) The pages on this site are very much 'work in progress...including daily updates, plus several new pages have been added or are currently in ...

True, the Gresley A4s did put in some remarkable performances on the ECML, but by today's standards they were slow. The introduction of the EE Co Type 4s ...

(Right) When I first posted this shot (courtesy of Rail Pictorial.com) on this site, I stated that WD 2-8-0 No 90517 was arriving at Skipton with the Tilcon ...

(Above-Below) Two young spotters with cameras record the arrival of Rebuilt Battle of Britain Class 34082 '615 Squadron' at Woking with a Waterloo to ...

From memory it was early 1965 and 45530 was a Holyhead engine that had actually been condemned, but the loco was reinstated and acquired by a ...

(Above) It is nearly 4pm on Monday 25 April 1960, one week after Easter Monday, and a superbly turned out 'Castle' No 5050 Earl of St. Germans of (84G) ...

... to the dozens of people whose generosity allows me to post so many memories and photos on the site in the first place, which is not what I intended.

(Above-Below) 'Jubilee' class No 45580 'Burma' has just departed from Rochdale on the 4.35pm Rochdale-Blackpool Central express, the so called 'Residential' ...

David Heys steam diesel photo collection - 67 - RAIL CAMERAMAN J CARTER 2

Fond memories are recalled of a visit to the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway during the early ...

... the post-war Fifties, we must go back to 1954 when the Minister of Transport gave British Railways approval for the introduction of eight 2-car diesel ...

The 1960s was a fantastic place to be a teenager; it was full of great music, including Lennon-McCartney's songs that ...

A warm welcome to the new Second Edition of the collection, a website full of memories from a gentler, more innocent age when the post-war baby-boom was at ...

David Heys steam diesel photo collection - 01 - HOME PAGE and PHOTO LINKS

David Heys steam diesel photo collection - 01 - HOME PAGE and PHOTO LINKS

David Heys steam diesel photo collection - 45 - 1960s MORE MEMORIES Steam Railway, Steam

The diversity of his shots of 1960's BR steam and early diesels to the modern goings-on of the present day is like striking gold!

This is a superb site created by Mike in memory of ...

Back in the dog-eat-dog world of a 1960's childhood, long before politically correct demands were placed on children, the school playground ...

(Above-Below) Class 45 'Peak' No 45111 Grenadier Guardsman emerges from Standedge Tunnel with the 12.05 Liverpool-Scarborough in May 1983.

... were raised and lowered by means of a leather strap like a barber's shop strop. The line closed in 1960 and became an approach to the new Mersey Tunnel.

Following nationalisation in 1948, six new BR Regions were formed, their new boundaries corresponding closely to the lines of the former 'Big Four' railway ...

(Above-Inset-Below) The post-war 'baby-boomers' (at the top of page) will have no genuine sense of nostalgia for the 'Big Four' pre-nationalised railway ...

In many ways it was lucky that I took up train spotting when I did, because back in 1952 BR had a total of 18,864 steam locomotives on its books, ...

(Above) On the morning of May 23rd 1959 a friendly gateman at Doncaster Plant gave me permission to photograph a gleaming EE Co Type 4 No D211 (the second ...

Introduction by David Hey

(Above) Castle Cary station originates from September 1856 as part of the line from Swindon to Weymouth via Westbury. With the opening of the new Stert ...

A warm welcome to the new Second Edition of the collection, a website full of memories from a gentler, more innocent age when the post-war baby-boom was at ...

Flickr

(Above) When BR's fleet of new diesel railcars ousted steam from local services, an irreverent band of steam enthusiast nicknamed the diesel upstarts as ' ...

... however demand is expected to be high, so it is advisable to pre-order your copy to avoid disappointment. Please contact Geoff HERE for further details.

Okay, perhaps this scruffy urchin can't remember which cinema it was or even the exact year, but he does recall what happened next…he'd arrived in the ...

By 1960 the flood of new diesel and electrics made a huge impact on train spotters and the demise of steam left us with a sense of unfinished business.

... it was clear that a full reassessment of the entire question of diesel maintenance was needed, particularly in the training of a workforce to a new, ...

In the late summer of 1964 I had three good reasons to take a week in Scotland. Most of all I hoped to see, even travel behind, the gaggle of A4s reported ...

With over 14,000 colour slides still to scan, Keith's Flickr photostream of 1960's steam and diesels will doubtless build into one of the best collections ...

It was essentially an enlarged version of the EE Co Type 3 Co-Co (later Class 37) the extra power being provided by the company's charged-cooled version of ...

(Above-Below) Sporting a Stratford shedplate (30A) on the smokebox door, the doyen of the BR Standard Class 7MTs, No 70000 Britannia, heads a southbound ...

The above photo was not taken on 13th April 1969 as originally captioned.

By the mid-Sixties, steam's demise was gathering momentum at an alarming rate and with clear signs of imminent separation just ...

... SR Spam Cans to the EE Co's Deltics and Class 40s, even European steam - all can be found on his Flickr website link at the bottom of the page.

The 1960s was a fantastic place to be a teenager; it was full of great music, including Lennon-McCartney's songs that ...

When the BTC's plan was announced, diesels were still something of a novelty. The LMSR built the first in 1947, though many would argue that WG Armstrong ...

Joyce also contacted the Guest Book page - 'Have just finished some great reading of Freddie Wagstaff's memories of North Blyth and Cambois depots, ...

(Above-Left-Below) There must have been lots of ruddy cheeks as NER Class J72 0-6-0T No 69027 makes a spirited climb to Oxenhope in snowy weather on the ...

Putting ...

SPOTTING MEMORIES 1

(Above-Below) ...

(Inset-Below) On 1st January 1924 the GWR acquired the docks including 23 locomotives from the SHT and 14 from P&M. The GWR rationalized the dock's shed ...

David Heys steam diesel photo collection - 66 - RAIL CAMERAMAN J CARTER 1

(Right-Below) I have been fortunate in obtaining a large number of photos taken by Southern Region railwayman Alex (Mac) McClymont for inclusion on this ...

I make no bones about the fact that some photos on this website have been digitally enhance in Adobe Photoshop. Indeed, had they not been digitally ' ...

Start building amazing sheds the easier way with a collection of 12 - sheds #amazingsheds

(Above-Inset) There are those with fallible memories who believe that station closures are exclusive to Beeching. Not so! Between 1948 and 1955 (from ...

Similarly proportioned is this early Armstrong Whitworth diesel railcar No 25 Tyneside Venturer, seen at Newcastle Central in August 1932. Photo © K Todd.

(Above-Below) The Class A4 is a major source of international pride for rail enthusiasts and I suspect the country as a whole - the streamlined front-end ...

By 1962, the Class 55 'Deltics', Class 40 'Whistlers' and Class 45/46 'Peaks' were making major inroads on the ECML, and with the demise of the Gresley ...

Next he takes us on a five-day visit to West Germany in 1974, with some splendid action shots of one of the last steam-worked main lines in Europe, ...

MORE MEMORIES BY SM OWENS THE RAILWAY STATION A Fragmented, Sombre Reflection from the Old World.

(Above-Below) During the early 1960s, railwayman Fred Wagstaff swotted up on the rules and regulations, learned everything he could about steam action and ...

(Above-Below) The pages on this site are very much 'work in progress...including daily updates, plus several new pages have been added or are currently in ...

True, the Gresley A4s did put in some remarkable performances on the ECML, but by today's standards they were slow. The introduction of the EE Co Type 4s ...

... that she had another, more tangible reason, like 'Mother Love', for example, but since she offered no other explanation, her refusal seemed very unfair.

(Right) When I first posted this shot (courtesy of Rail Pictorial.com) on this site, I stated that WD 2-8-0 No 90517 was arriving at Skipton with the Tilcon ...

From memory it was early 1965 and 45530 was a Holyhead engine that had actually been condemned, but the loco was reinstated and acquired by a ...

Fond memories are recalled of a visit to the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway during the early ...

(Above-Below) Two young spotters with cameras record the arrival of Rebuilt Battle of Britain Class 34082 '615 Squadron' at Woking with a Waterloo to ...

David Heys steam diesel photo collection - 67 - RAIL CAMERAMAN J CARTER 2

... the post-war Fifties, we must go back to 1954 when the Minister of Transport gave British Railways approval for the introduction of eight 2-car diesel ...

(Above) This British Railways (Southern Region) poster is from the NMSI collection, and features the Brighton Belle All-Pullman Train by Barber in 1958.

... to the dozens of people whose generosity allows me to post so many memories and photos on the site in the first place, which is not what I intended.

(Above-Below) 'Jubilee' class No 45580 'Burma' has just departed from Rochdale on the 4.35pm Rochdale-Blackpool Central express, the so called 'Residential' ...