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The Photo Albums allows you to view Rail UK themed photos contains information on the particular theme. Currently, the following Albums are available for viewing:

The Story of Woodham Brothers Ltd and Barry Scrapyard

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The Story of Woodham Brothers Ltd and Barry Scrapyard

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Born in 1919 as David Lloyd Victor Woodham, young Dai helped run the family's docks portering business set up by his great grandfather around the turn of the century. Barry had been developed as a major port for the export of coal due to the fact that Cardiff, the main port of export, could not cope with the vast quantities being shipped. Such was the success of Barry Docks that it still holds the record for the amount of coal exported in one year - 11 million tons in a single twelve month period. Unfortunately, Barry suffered the 'boom and decline' ravages of the declining coal industry and the depression years of the early part of the 1900's, and its trade changed to include other imports and exports. From young Dai's dealings with ships of many nationalities coming to Barry, he picked up three languages fluently.

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Trainspotting in the 1950s and 1960s and What We Used to Wear

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Trainspotting in the 1950s and 1960s and What We Used to Wear

This article gives an insight into how trainspotting became a national pastime for most boys in the 1950s and 1960s and enhances this with a series of photographs of trainspotters covering the period 1946-1968 which shows the changes in fashion in what 'spotters' wore in that period. In fact, this is actually an interesting insight into the change in fashions in general. Let's face it, the late 50s/early 60s was a drab time. Most of life was lived in shades of black, grey, beige & brown although things were starting to change and did so quite dramatically over the next couple of years.

Introduction - How Trainspotting Took Off


Ian Allan began his working life in the post of temporary Grade 5 clerk in the office of the General Manager of Southern Railway at Waterloo Station, which allowed him to pursue his enthusiasm for railways. Having had an all consumin.....

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