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
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.....