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Updated 15 April. 500 more images added this month. Many slides still available. Dawn Till Dusk available & offer on A Colour-Rail Journey. Collections wanted.
Have you looked at the recent additions this month, which you can access directly from the drop down menu? There are many superb steam images from a new collection by Roy Patterson as well as the usual modern traction (mostly Hymeks), miscellaneous and bus views. Both prints and downloads can be ordered by post if you wish although credit card transactions are processed on a secure independent site. Slides continue to be available but time is running out but these have to be ordered by post. However stocks are now depleted so you can send an e-mail if you wish to check stocks of the slides in which you are interested. We can then hold those pending payment. This will avoid the need to issue a credit note or refund. A Colour-Rail Journey is still avaialble at a bargain price along with our new book Dawn Till Dusk. Please see 'slide news' on the menu above for the latest slide information. Colour-Rail is always interested in adding new pictures to its collection. If you have, or know of someone who has, colour slides or black & white negatives that need a good long term home, please contact us. And Finally....... if you have a specific requirement for a picture and you cannot find what you want please e-mail colourrail@aol.com with details and we will see if we have it on file.
UK Steam Photos, Prints and Slides

Welcome to our powerful search tool. You can specify as little or as much as you like to find what you are looking for, but be warned, if you choose a popular class of engine you may get hundreds of pictures listed!

Your choices

  • Colour - Black & White, or both
  • Reference - if you know the reference number of the view that you want, just type it in.
  • Class - see drop down menus
    • Former GWR types, the well known class number e.g. 5700 (not 57XX) or name is used.
    • Former SR & LNER types- the class number designations (letters/numbers) are used
    • Former LMS types and BR Standards- use the power classification e.g. 4MT Note, occasionally you will find an LM type listed with the standards and vice versa where the loco number could not be ascertained.
  • Locomotive number, as carried on the engine at the time the picture was taken except that we are unable to incorporate letters in the search, thus DS238 would be listed as 238. For Bullied Pacifics that carried the 21C style of number, please search using the BR number. The number actually carried will appear in the description field. Alternatively you can enter the 21C number you require in ‘description’ and search that way. To avoid getting e.g. 7000 and 70000 appearing when you search on the former select ‘Castle’ from the class menu as well.
  • Date - this can be just the year e.g. 1968, month and year e.g. Sep-68 or the exact date e.g. 14/09/1968. Please note - many views are undated. By selecting a date or even a year, you may exclude a large number of images.
  • Location - usually a station, shed or junction, free text field
  • Description - this free text field contains any other information about the picture. E.g. if you want a snow scene then just type ‘snow’ or if you are looking for a Pullman working then enter ‘pullman’. In some cases more than one engine appears in a view. To find these shots enter ‘plus’ in this field and if you are looking for double headers enter ‘dh’ here.
  • Area Search - you might want to find all of our photographs taken in a particular area. We have divided the country into 20 arbitrary areas - see the map. NOTE: The boundaries are not precise and in some cases overlap e.g. the former WR and LMS routes in the midlands. If you are looking for a location near an area boundary, we recommend that you also search in the adjacent area.

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See Colour-Rail live
We will be giving slide shows in the next six weeks at:-
20.00, 30 April, Havering Transport Circle, New Windmill Hall, St Mary's Lane Upminster
12th May, Lincoln
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