I lost interest in railways when steam finished on B.R. in the late 1960`s. However on a trip to West Yorkshire in 1977,
I came across the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. I quickly became hooked on steam, for the second time, on a memorable
journey behind 0-6-0 USA tank No.72 uphill from Keighley to Oxenhope. As I stood at the open carriage window next to the
locomotive it felt as though I was actually on the footplate. This loco is pictured above at Keighley, in its later BR livery and No.30072.
Summer holidays from that time were arranged around visits to preserved railways!
This gallery features my rambles around the UK Heritage Railways since 1977 .
Click on links for galleries
KWVR 2010 - onwards
pics from last decade
Keighley and Worth Valley Railway
A series of archive K&WVR pics, from one of the pioneers of railway preservation
A DMU Drivers Eye View of the KWVR
Pictures of the KWVR from the front of the class 108 DMU
KWVR in the 21st Century
More up to date pictures of KWVR including Steam Galas in 2000, 2003 & 2005.
The Jolly Fisherman trains run again with double headed class 20s
The KWVR reacreated the "Jolly Fisherman" trains to Skegness from the Midlands in June 2008
KWVR Diesel Gala 6th June 2008
Pics of diesel gala icluding visiting locos D1023, D6737, D7612, 20110, 20087, 31108 & 37087.
KWVR 40th Anniversary Gala 27-29 June 2008
gala to celebrate 40 years of independent operation from 1968 - Visiting "Sir Lamiel", "The Great Marquess" & 45212.
Great Central Railway miscellany
A series of pictures from the GCR - the only preserved double track mainline in UK!
Robinson GCR 04 locomotive at GCR
pictures of the superbly restored 2-8-0 freight loco
Around Loughborough shed
scenes around the engine shed at Loughborough GCR
BBC1 films Casualty at the GCR
A very realistic accident scene shot at the GCR by BBC1
Kent & East Sussex Railway
A lovely Colonel Stephens light railway branch line in the Southeast countryside.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
The line with superb scenery and gradients - Gala day pics in 2000 & 2001 + archive shots
NYMR on Network Rail metals
Pics from 24/08/07 Grosmont to Whitby steam service, and 4/10/09 to Battersby with 70013
NYMR archive pictures
Pictures of NYMR locos dating back to early 1980`s
Mid Norfolk Railway
Pics of GWR pannier tank loco on MNR in Aug 2008
Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
Pics of the 1903 NER electric autocar
Pics from a photographic evening in Oct 2016
Ribble Steam Railway
Pics of the RSR during a flying visit en route to Blackpool!
Photos from 2019 of this Welsh standard guage line
Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
Pictures of the EVR from 2012 and 2019
Cambrian Heritage Railways
Pacer travel to Weston Wharf.
Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
My second visit to the LHR in June 2017.