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1950s Collection

Background image1950s Collection: Locomotive at Carbis Bay in Cornwall, 1950s

Locomotive at Carbis Bay in Cornwall, 1950s
A tank locomotive heads along the St Ives branch line. The Carbis Bay Hotel can be seen nestled behind the beach and in front of the viaduct

Background image1950s Collection: Earl of Clancarty, No. 5058 with Dinmore Manor, No. 7820 at Aller Junction, September 1958

Earl of Clancarty, No. 5058 with Dinmore Manor, No. 7820 at Aller Junction, September 1958

Background image1950s Collection: The Queens Visit to Abingdon, 2nd November 1956

The Queens Visit to Abingdon, 2nd November 1956
This photograph shows H.M. The Queen on her visit to Abingdon in Oxfordshire on 2nd November 1956. The mayor is leading her majesty out of the station where several military personnel are lined up

Background image1950s Collection: Leominster Station, Herefordshire, 27th June 1950

Leominster Station, Herefordshire, 27th June 1950
A view of Leominster Station in Herefordshire, taken on 27th June 1950. The image shows the platforms, signals, footbridge and signal box

Background image1950s Collection: Toddington Station, Gloucestershire, July 1958

Toddington Station, Gloucestershire, July 1958
A view of Toddington station in Gloucestershire in July 1958, showing the water tower and footbridge. Toddington opened in December 1904 and closed to passengers in March 1960

Background image1950s Collection: Cheltenham Spa (St James), 1951

Cheltenham Spa (St James), 1951
A view of Cheltenham Spa St James station, in Gloucestershire, 1951, decorated with bunting to celebrate the Cheltenham Music Festival

Background image1950s Collection: Bath Spa Station, Somerset, March 1950

Bath Spa Station, Somerset, March 1950
A view of the Tudor style facade of Bath Spa station in Somerset decorated for the visit of HRH Princess Elizabeth on 3rd May 1950

Background image1950s Collection: Hirwaun Station, Wales

Hirwaun Station, Wales
0-6-0 Pannier Tank locomotive No. 9473 steams into Hirwaun Station on 7th June 1954. The station served a mainly industrial community of nearby collieries, quarries and an ironworks

Background image1950s Collection: Uffington Station, Oxfordshire, August 1959

Uffington Station, Oxfordshire, August 1959
A view of locomotive No. 90676 passing through Uffington station in Oxfordshire while transporting goods in August 1959. The image also shows Uffington signal box

Background image1950s Collection: Castle Class, No. 7029, Clun Castle at Newton Abbot Station, c. 1950s

Castle Class, No. 7029, Clun Castle at Newton Abbot Station, c. 1950s
A view of Castle Class, No. 7029, Clun Castle at Newton Abbot Station, Devon, c.1950s. The station opened with the name Newton in December 1846 by the South Devon Railway Company

Background image1950s Collection: Brent Station, Devon, c. 1950s

Brent Station, Devon, c. 1950s
A view of Brent station, Devon, c.1950s, showing a locomotive at the station and members of station staff on the platform

Background image1950s Collection: Adlestrop Station, Gloucestershire, July 1958

Adlestrop Station, Gloucestershire, July 1958
A view of a deserted Adlestrop Station in Gloucestershire, July 1958. Photographed facing North towards Moreton-in-Marsh, the goods shed can be seen beyond the station building

Background image1950s Collection: St Ives Station, Cornwall, c. 1950s

St Ives Station, Cornwall, c. 1950s
A view of St Ives Station, Cornwall, c.1950s with steam locomotives departing and arriving into the station. The station opened in 1877 and is the terminus for the line from St Erth a few miles away

Background image1950s Collection: Melksham Station, c. 1950s

Melksham Station, c. 1950s
A general view of Melksham Station in Wiltshire, c.1950s, showing the station buildings, platforms and covered footbridge. Melksham station opened in 1848, closed in 1966, but reopened in 1985

Background image1950s Collection: Cheltenham South and Leckhampton Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1950s

Cheltenham South and Leckhampton Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1950s
A view of Cheltenham South and Leckhampton Station in Gloucestershire, c.1950s, showing the small brick-built station building

Background image1950s Collection: Cheltenham Spa (Malvern Road), Gloucestershire, c. 1950s

Cheltenham Spa (Malvern Road), Gloucestershire, c. 1950s
A view of Cheltenham Spa (Malvern Road) station in Gloucestershire, c.1950s. Cheltenham Malvern Road station opened in March 1908 and closed to local passenger services in 1960

Background image1950s Collection: Cheltenham Spa (Malvern Road), Gloucestershire, 2 May 1959

Cheltenham Spa (Malvern Road), Gloucestershire, 2 May 1959
A view of Cheltenham Spa Malvern Road station in Gloucestershire, on 2nd May 1959. Locomotive number 31619 is passing through the station and a lone woman is walking along the platform

Background image1950s Collection: Cheltenham Spa (St James), Gloucestershire, c. 1950s

Cheltenham Spa (St James), Gloucestershire, c. 1950s
A view of the station facade at Cheltenham Spa (St James), Gloucestershire, c.1950s. The station was built in 1894 replacing another nearby station in Cheltenham

Background image1950s Collection: Royal Tour of Wales - Treharris Station, 1955

Royal Tour of Wales - Treharris Station, 1955
This photograph shows Treharris Station decorated ready for Queen Elizabeth IIs visit on her Royal Tour of Wales in 1955

Background image1950s Collection: Rodmarton Platform, Gloucestershire, May 1958

Rodmarton Platform, Gloucestershire, May 1958
This photograph of Rodmarton Platform taken in May 1958 shows the simplicity of design and construction of a country halt such as this

Background image1950s Collection: St Germans Station, Cornwall, c. 1950s

St Germans Station, Cornwall, c. 1950s
A view of St Germans station in Cornwall, c.1950s, showing an unknown County Class locomotive arriving into the station. St Germans opened in 1859 on the Cornish Main Line

Background image1950s Collection: Southern Locomotive, Lydford, at Okehampton Station, 1957

Southern Locomotive, Lydford, at Okehampton Station, 1957
A Southern Railway locomotive, no.34106 (named Lydford and part of the Battle of Britain class) sits at Okehampton Station in June 1957

Background image1950s Collection: Royal Tour of Wales, The Queen & Prince Philip at Pembroke Town Station, 1955

Royal Tour of Wales, The Queen & Prince Philip at Pembroke Town Station, 1955
This image shows The Queen & Prince Philip meeting dignitaries at Pembroke Town Station, while on their Royal Tour of Wales in 1955

Background image1950s Collection: Paignton Promenade, Devon, Summer 1950

Paignton Promenade, Devon, Summer 1950
A view looking south along the promenade at Paignton. It is adorned with flags of the World, perhaps celebrating the football World Cup taking place in Brazil during June and July of 1950

Background image1950s Collection: Exmouth Beach, Devon, July 1950

Exmouth Beach, Devon, July 1950
A crowd of children are gathered on the beach at Exmouth to watch a showing of Punch and Judy. Other families are enjoying the beach and the sea

Background image1950s Collection: No 5 Shop, Train Lighting Shop, 1950

No 5 Shop, Train Lighting Shop, 1950
These men are working on the components used in the assembly of carriage lights. In the centre of the image, on the floor, is a domed light fitting either awaiting repair or construction

Background image1950s Collection: Henley-on-Thames Station, Oxfordshire, 1954

Henley-on-Thames Station, Oxfordshire, 1954
A view of Henley-on-Thames station in Oxfordshire in 1954, showing the dead end of the terminus. The station opened with three platforms

Background image1950s Collection: Didcot Station, Oxfordshire, c. 1950s

Didcot Station, Oxfordshire, c. 1950s
A view of Didcot station in Oxfordshire, c.1950s. The station is quiet with the platforms empty of traffic and passengers

Background image1950s Collection: Hallatrow Station and Water Tower, Somerset, c. 1950s

Hallatrow Station and Water Tower, Somerset, c. 1950s
A view of Hallatrow Station in Somerset, c.1950s, showing the stations water tower, station building and signals. The station opened in September 1873 at High Littleton

Background image1950s Collection: Toddington Station, Gloucestershire, July 1959

Toddington Station, Gloucestershire, July 1959
A view of Pannier tank locomotive no. 9445 and trailer no. 238 leaving for Cheltenham, from Toddington station in Gloucestershire, July 1959

Background image1950s Collection: St Erth Station, Cornwall, c. 1960

St Erth Station, Cornwall, c. 1960
A view of St Erth Station, Cornwall in c.1960. The station first opened in 1852 as St Ives Road and was renamed St Erth in the 1870s

Background image1950s Collection: Evershot Station, Dorset, c. 1950s

Evershot Station, Dorset, c. 1950s
A view of Evershot Station at Holywell in Dorset, c.1950s, showing the platforms and the station buildings. Evershot station opened in 1857 on the Wilts, Somerset and Weymouth Railway

Background image1950s Collection: Thornford Bridge Halt, Dorset, c. 1950s

Thornford Bridge Halt, Dorset, c. 1950s
A view of Thornford Bridge Halt in Dorset, c.1950s. The station opened in March 1936 but was renamed in the 1960s to Thornford railway station

Background image1950s Collection: Maiden Newton Station, Dorset, 1956

Maiden Newton Station, Dorset, 1956
A view of Maiden Newton station in Dorset, 1956, showing locomotive No. 1467 at the platform. The station opened in 1857 on the main line

Background image1950s Collection: Stroud Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1950s

Stroud Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1950s
A view of Stroud Station in Gloucestershire showing locomotive No. 1451 at the platform, c.1950s. Stroud station opened in May 1845

Background image1950s Collection: Turntable at Ifracombe Engine Shed, Devon, 1950s

Turntable at Ifracombe Engine Shed, Devon, 1950s
A view of the turntable at Ilfracombe Engine Shed, Devon in the 1950s. The turntable was used to turn steam locomotives so that they could return in the direction from which they had come

Background image1950s Collection: Stourbridge Town Station, Worcestershire, c. 1950s

Stourbridge Town Station, Worcestershire, c. 1950s
A view of Stourbridge Town station in Worcestershire, c.1950s, showing locomotive No. 1414 sitting at the station

Background image1950s Collection: Stourbridge Junction, Worcestershire, c. 1950s

Stourbridge Junction, Worcestershire, c. 1950s
A view of Stourbridge Junction station in Worcestershire, c.1950s, showing the canopied platforms and station nameboard

Background image1950s Collection: Worcester Shrub Hill, Worcestershire, c. 1950s

Worcester Shrub Hill, Worcestershire, c. 1950s
This photograph shows locomotive No. 6111 sitting at the platform at Worcester Shrub Hill station in Worcestershire, c.1950s

Background image1950s Collection: Evesham Station, Worcestershire, c. 1959

Evesham Station, Worcestershire, c. 1959
A view of Evesham Station in Worcestershire, taken in the late 1950s, showing the signal box and a group of men working on the line. Cars are parked along the front of the station building

Background image1950s Collection: Pannier Tank No. 9445 Entering Broadway Station, July 1959

Pannier Tank No. 9445 Entering Broadway Station, July 1959
This photograph shows Pannier Tank No. 9445 entering Broadway Station in Worcestershire, July 1959. Broadway opened in 1904 and closed in the 1960s

Background image1950s Collection: Broadway Station, July 1959

Broadway Station, July 1959
This photograph shows Pannier tank No. 9445 sitting at Broadway station in Worcestershire in July 1959. Broadway opened in 1904 and closed in the 1960s

Background image1950s Collection: Broadway Station, c. 1957

Broadway Station, c. 1957
This photograph shows a steam locomotive at Broadway Station in Worcestershire, c.1957. Broadway opened in 1904 and closed in the 1960s

Background image1950s Collection: Dudley Station, Worcestershire, c. 1955

Dudley Station, Worcestershire, c. 1955
A view of Dudley Station in Worcestershire, taken about 1955, showing the station building, signal box and footbridge, and locomotive No. 8742 at the platform

Background image1950s Collection: Penzance Station, Cornwall, 1951

Penzance Station, Cornwall, 1951
A view of Penzance Station, Cornwall in 1951 with the town shown in the background. A steam locomotive is readying for departure from one of the platforms while porters with their trolleys are busily

Background image1950s Collection: Castle Cary Station, Somerset, c. 1950s

Castle Cary Station, Somerset, c. 1950s
A view of Castle Cary Station in Somerset, c.1950s, taken from the footbridge overlooking the platforms and station buildings. The station opened in 1856 on the Reading-Taunton Line

Background image1950s Collection: Calne Station, c. 1950s

Calne Station, c. 1950s
The end of the Chippenham to Calne branch line is shown in this image of Calne Station. The buffer stops are sandwiched between the main passenger platform alongside the booking office

Background image1950s Collection: Horrabridge Station, Devon, August 1954

Horrabridge Station, Devon, August 1954
A view of Horrabridge Station in Devon, taken from the window of a train carriage at the station in August 1954, showing the platform, station building and signal box



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