British Railway Photographs: Blog https://www.britishrailwayphotographs.com/blog en-us Transport Topics (British Railway Photographs) Sat, 05 Mar 2022 10:19:00 GMT Sat, 05 Mar 2022 10:19:00 GMT https://www.britishrailwayphotographs.com/img/s/v-12/u1023206732-o717857383-50.jpg British Railway Photographs: Blog https://www.britishrailwayphotographs.com/blog 120 78 5,000 PLUS IMAGES AND GROWING and FREE BONUS PACKS. https://www.britishrailwayphotographs.com/blog/2022/3/5-000-plus-images-and-growing-and-free-bonus-packs We have passed the 5,000 images marker across 251 galleries.

Just about on target with 95,000 to go.

Have another dip in to see what we have added. Or better still, view every week to keep on track with what we are doing.

Bus section and overseas railways both growing.

 

Up until the end of April 2022, all orders over £20.00 will receive a free bonus pack from our stock.

 

Always looking for more images though, particularly early diesels, but anything considered.

 

Catch up soon hopefully.

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(British Railway Photographs) https://www.britishrailwayphotographs.com/blog/2022/3/5-000-plus-images-and-growing-and-free-bonus-packs Sat, 05 Mar 2022 10:18:46 GMT
STEAMING AHEAD https://www.britishrailwayphotographs.com/blog/2022/1/steaming-ahead Greetings and a happy new year. Late I know but this is the first blog in 2021.

We have recently acquired quite a few steam images both colour slide and mono negatives.

So in due course we shall be scanning, tidying and adding to our catalogue and this website. Also we are sorting through a large batch of North American images which are already being uploaded onto the website. In addition a few early diesels are being picked up here and there, so a fairly fruitful January 2022.

If there are any particular subjects you would like to see uploaded, let me know. No promises as this hobby of ours is vast and preferences are varied.

Finally, anyone out there with spare, unwanted, double slides or negs of transport subjects. Get in touch as we are alwyas looking to expand the library.

 

Martin at TRANSPORT TOPICS

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(British Railway Photographs) https://www.britishrailwayphotographs.com/blog/2022/1/steaming-ahead Sat, 22 Jan 2022 12:08:44 GMT
IN HONOUR OF STEVE DAVIES FOUNDER OF THIS WEB SITE. https://www.britishrailwayphotographs.com/blog/2021/11/in-honour-of-steve-davies-founder-of-this-web-site Those of you that knew Steve or follow my blog will probably be aware that Steve passed away on the 16th October 2021.

I attended his cremation on the 12th November which was a solemn but also joyous occasion. I met up with his close family and friends in Pontypridd.

Inevitably the chat got around to railways and such like.

 

So I felt it only right, that as Steve had a love of Great Western railcars, I should update our header page with a GWR railcar image.

This will remain in place for a while to remind us of Steve and his passion.

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(British Railway Photographs) https://www.britishrailwayphotographs.com/blog/2021/11/in-honour-of-steve-davies-founder-of-this-web-site Sun, 14 Nov 2021 19:04:33 GMT
SAD NEWS https://www.britishrailwayphotographs.com/blog/2021/10/sad-news It is with sadness that I have to tell you that Steve Davies, the founder of this website has sadly lost his battle against that bastard cancer.

He finally lost the fight at 4:15 on the 16th October this year.

 

I had known Steve for many years, originally buying many of his master European slides. Our contact grew into a friendship and we attended open days together, selling our photos as well as bumping into each other on occasions in car parks and on aqueducts.

A proud Welshman we often had friendly banter over sport. He only ever seemed to contact me regarding sport when Wales beat England at Rugby. Funny that.

He finally found the perfect match, or some would say the "Better Half". Helen was supportive of his interests and was his rock. They had too little time together, but at least it was happy time. And yes it was at an open day that I first met Helen, and I could see that they were made for each other.

 

Although we didn't see each other often, I will obviously miss Steve. I am honoured that he wanted me to take on his website and to hopefully grow it in a way Steve would have approved of.

 

So in closing, please raise a glass to Steve Davies. Ex RAF, proud Welshman, devoted Husband to Helen, and of course my friend.

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(British Railway Photographs) https://www.britishrailwayphotographs.com/blog/2021/10/sad-news Mon, 25 Oct 2021 19:28:18 GMT
GROWING DAY BY DAY https://www.britishrailwayphotographs.com/blog/2021/6/growing-day-by-day It's strange that TRANSPORT TOPICS survived for many years without a website. Now with the generous assistance of Steve Davies we have now finally crept into the 21st century.

I have been learning about the website day by day, finding features and the best way to list items for search purposes, a steep learning curve indeed. What is reassuring is the fact that a "Google" search will find the site quite quickly, and I am aware that the number of viewers is steadily growing month by month, and for this i thank you. Orders are also fairly steady either directly through the ordering mechanism on the website or via requested order forms.

The catalogue is still available free via request as a set of PDF files, and of course we still have an ebay site, which I know some of you use as there is a possibility of picking shots up on auction at a slightly reduced cost if they do not bid up.

We try to add images on a fairly regular basis with many to add from COLIN MARSDEN, DAVID CANNING and others in the future, with many thousands still to scan covering the 1950's through to modern day.

And yes, thanks to your feedback we will be adding a Bus/Road section as well as a Maritime section in the future, so please keep watching and spreading the word.

 

Thank You 

Martin at TRANSPORT TOPICS

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(British Railway Photographs) https://www.britishrailwayphotographs.com/blog/2021/6/growing-day-by-day Tue, 01 Jun 2021 11:13:30 GMT
WELCOME TO OUR NEW CUSTOMERS https://www.britishrailwayphotographs.com/blog/2021/4/welcome-to-our-new-customers A few months in and it is time for me to thank our new customers who have ordered via the web-site, via order forms and of course on good old ebay. As you know we are going through a process of updating our site with thousands of new images. So please keep dipping in and hopefully you will enjoy the new content.

If you are after any particular subjects why not drop us a line, as I estimate as of this date we only have around 5% of our images uploaded.

Thank You

Martin at TRNSPORT TOPICS

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(British Railway Photographs) https://www.britishrailwayphotographs.com/blog/2021/4/welcome-to-our-new-customers Wed, 21 Apr 2021 22:06:48 GMT
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT https://www.britishrailwayphotographs.com/blog/2021/3/under-new-management Yes it's true, the British Railway Photographs website is now under new management.

Steve has stepped down and offered me the chance of rekindling the site, with new images from the TRANSPORT TOPICS library. We are still finding our feet and need to list things in a certain way to allow the search function to work properly, but we will get there. Slow progress but every day we get a little better.

In the mean time, have a scout around, bare with us, and if you have any requests of a railway nature, give us a shout. I would say we are mainly diesel based with a good selection of electric and steam images.....but growing all the time.

Regards

Martin at TRANSPORT TOPICS

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(British Railway Photographs) https://www.britishrailwayphotographs.com/blog/2021/3/under-new-management Mon, 01 Mar 2021 18:25:15 GMT
First Message https://www.britishrailwayphotographs.com/blog/2014/1/firts-message This is our first message!

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(British Railway Photographs) https://www.britishrailwayphotographs.com/blog/2014/1/firts-message Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:05:22 GMT