Birmingham on line dating

A collection of mainly historical photos from around Greater London.

I have organised this selection into separate pages for the former Great Western and Great Central joint line, Marylebone - Neasden (South) Jct, Acton - Cricklewood, Upper Holloway - Junction Road Jct, various North London Line locations, Camden Jct - Watford on the 'DC lines', and Kings Cross - Finsbury Park.

Vintage photos from an organised signal box visit in 1983, before St Marks station was closed, and further shots from shortly prior to the 2008 resignalling.

Includes separate pages for Boultham Junction, High Street, Pelham St Junction, St Marks Station, East Holmes and West Holmes.

John Hinson's superb Home Signal page contains far more comprehensive a knowledge base than I could ever muster, and brilliantly presented.

Further down I have also provided links to a few other key signalling sites.

As I've, naturally, taken a lot of photos here, including number of vintage shots scanned in from slides, I have now created separate galleries for each of its six signal boxes: Severn Bridge Junction, Abbey Foregate, Crewe Junction, Sutton Bridge Junction, Crewe Bank and Harlescott Crossing.

Over the years I accumulated a collection of about 2000 railway photos, almost all on 35mm transparencies, though I had more or less stopped taking signal photos in the late 1990s.

I am steadily digitising these and include some of these classic shots on this site (see the Shrewsbury, Worcester, Exeter, Newton Abbot, Taunton, South Wales and West Midlands pages).

My grandfather had been a stationmaster in Malvern and our whole family understood trains and signals.

When I got a bit older, he explained how the signalling system works, and what actually happens inside those mysterious signal boxes - and I was hooked!

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