Historical Railway Photograph Gallery 1951-2000

1901-1950<-

Photos 1951-2000

->2001-2050

Photo ELR Branch Subject Location M C Elev'n Date Time

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WYE Wye Valley Jct & Monmouth North portal of 182-yard Tintern tunnel viewed from inside tunnel. The single line 69-yard, wooden river Wye railway bridge beyond was later removed Tintern tunnel, Wye Valley 4
4
21
31
South 12-Sep-64 12.04

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WYE Wye Valley Jct & Monmouth South portal of 182-yard Tintern tunnel Tintern tunnel, Wye Valley 4
4
21
31
South 12-Sep-64 12.11

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WYE Wye Valley Jct & Monmouth South portal of 1190-yard Tidenham tunnel Tidenham tunnel, Netherhope 1
2
35
09
South 30-Aug-64 12.32

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WYE Wye Valley Jct & Monmouth South portal of 1190-yard Tidenham tunnel viewed from inside Tidenham tunnel, Netherhope 1
2
35
09
North 30-Aug-64 12.32

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GCT Grange Court & Hereford South portal of 110-yard Dinedor tunnel. (Tunnel limits are 141M-49C to 141M 54C) Between Holm Lacy & Hereford 141 48 SE 13-Jul-64 15.17

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ROS Ross & Little Mill Looking towards abandoned Usk station from inside of west tunnel portal Inside Usk tunnel, west end 25 10 East    

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GCT Grange Court & Hereford West portal of 782-yard Mitcheldean (or Lea) tunnel. (Tunnel limits are 126M-70C to 127M-26C Micheldean side of tunnel portal 127 27 West    

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CIB Cinderford South portal of 90-yard Drybrook tunnel (bricked up) as viewed from Morse Lane overbridge. Whitehill overbridge lies 2 chains from camera point. The entire cutting is filled in now. Former Drybrook halt 7
7
26
30
South 12-Oct-63 14.20

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FOD Forest of Dean South-east portal of 299-yard Bradley Hill tunnel when still in use. The B4227 road to Cinderford passes over the portal in a hairpin sweep  Lower Soudley, Forest of Dean 1
2
66
00
SE 28-Sep-63 14.25

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FOD Forest of Dean West portal of 1064-yard Bullo tunnel when still in use and with full bore visible. (Tunnel limits are 1M-06C to 1M-54C) Lower Soudley, Forest of Dean 1 54.75 West 28-Sep-63 14.15

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SAW Severn & Wye South portal of 242-yard Miery Stock single line tunnel proposed for cycleway use in 2005, completed for use in 2007 Miery Stock, Forest of Dean 17
17
61
72
South    

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SAW Former Mineral Loop Line South portal of bricked up 503-yard Moseley Green tunnel in the former Mineral Loop line from Tufts jct to Drybrook Rd jct Moseley Green, Forest of Dean 12
12
47
70
South    

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SAW Severn & Wye East end of 503-yard Severn Bridge tunnel showing full bore after closure due to Severn railway bridge being damaged. (Tunnel limits are 5M-62C to 6M-05C) Severn Bridge tunnel 5 59.5 West 28-Sep-63 13.31

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SAW Severn & Wye View from inside of east end of Severn Bridge tunnel looking east after line closure. The tall upper quadrant stop signal is just visible beyond (Tunnel limits are 5M-62C to 6M-05C) Severn Bridge tunnel 5 64 West 28-Sep-63 13.37

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WAH Worcester & Hereford North portal of single line 1318-yard Ledbury tunnel, Limits are 135M-15C to 135M-75C Ledbury tunnel, north end 135 14 North 13-Jul-64 12.33

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WAH Worcester & Hereford South elevation of single line 1585-yard Colwall tunnel (New). Limits are 130M-48C to 131M-40C. The far end is just visible Colwall tunnel (new), south end 131 41 South 13-Jul-64 13.56

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WAH Worcester & Hereford South elevation of former 1567-yard Colwall tunnel (bricked up) Colwall tunnel (old), south end 131 41 South 13-Jul-64 13.55

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AAM Upton-upon-Severn East portal of 420-yard Mythe tunnel (from 2M-39.75C to 2M-58.75C). Now bricked up and privately owned. The Mythe, Tewkesbury 2 38 SE    

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CFG Coleford South portal of 55-yard Whitecliffe tunnel viewed from inside of bore. (Tunnel limits are 4M-35C to 4M-38C) Whitecliffe quarry, Forest of Dean 4 35.5 North    

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CFG Coleford South portal of 55-yard Whitecliffe tunnel. (Tunnel limits are 4M-35C to 4M-38C) Whitecliffe quarry, Forest of Dean 4 34.5 South    

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GCT Grange Court & Hereford West portal of 782-yard Micheldean tunnel (Now bricked up). Tunnel limits are 126M-70.5C to 127M-26.25C Between Micheldean Rd station & Longhope, Gloucestershire 127 73 West 19-Oct-63 14.00

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FOD Bullo Pill & Cinderford Bullhead curve at Soudley No.1 level crossing and groundframe with Soudley No.2 down distant signal showing clear. That semaphore was later relocated this side of the level crossing but installed as a modern all steel unit. Just east of Soudley No.1 level crossing, and west of Bullo tunnel 1 56 SE 28-Sep-63 14.15

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NEL Neath Loop / Jersey Marine North Loop Looking along the Jersey Marine North Loop line towards Llandarcy refinery from a point where the Swansea avoiding line passes over the single Vale of Neath Line. The A465 Heads of the Valleys road bridge is beyond, followed by the M4 overbridge. VON/JER intersection at overbridge west of Dynevor junction 0
43
34.5
18
East 13-Jul-89 12.02

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VON Neath Riverside & Swansea Eastern Dept Looking north along the singled Vale of Neath line from a point where the JER lines pass over the former. The road overbridge is that of the A465 Heads of the Valleys road VON/JER intersection at overbridge west of Dynevor junction 0
43
34.5
18
SW 13-Jul-89 12.02

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VOG Vale of Glamorgan Up worked distant signal for former Llantwit Major signal box taken when the line only saw freight traffic after 1964. The batteries powering the lamp and arm repeater contacts were housed in the box clamped to the signal post. Note the superelevated track which has no shine on the rail heads due to there being very little traffic on this section at the time. The line was reopened to passenger traffic in 2004 West of Llantwit Major and east of road underbridge carrying a lane off the B4265 Wick road. 10 31 NW 23-Oct-66 14.20

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PTH Penarth Detail of telegraph rig showing 'cow-horn' spindles, insulators and joints in aerial wires Between Sully & Cadoxton 2 60 South 09-Oct-66 14.07

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FOD Bullo Pill & Cinderford Interior view looking towards the west exit of Bullo tunnel, showing superelevated permanent way and Soudley No.2 down worked distant signal which replaced a very old version further  towards Bradley Hill tunnel West portal, Bullo tunnel 1 53.5 East    

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FOD Bullo Pill & Cinderford View of west portal of Bullo tunnel with Soudley No.2 down distant signal and showing fenced off level crossing after closure of line one year previously Lower Soudley, Forest of Dean 1 57 West    

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FOD Bullo Pill & Cinderford Close-up view of worked distant signal with arm-proving contact box fitted. The signal was electrically repeated at Soudley No. 2 groundframe Lower Soudley, Forest of Dean 1 56.5 SW    

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CAM Cardiff (Bute Rd) & Merthyr Detail of semaphore arm proving contacts and connecting wires in Taffs Well down distant signal Former Taffs Well siding junction 8 38 South 21-Jul-91 10.04

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    Spare            

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BAL Bridgend & Abergwynfi Tondu down fixed& Gelli Ls up workabke distant signals mounted on same post Between Tondu & Gelli Ls     South 21-Oct-66 12.35

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WVL     VON Park junction & Ebbw Vale /  Neath (General) & Pontypool Rd Looking down on Western Valleys line and part of Crumlin Navigation colliery. The improved A467 trunk road now passes in a straight path to the right of the Western Valleys line Decking of Crumlin viaduct on the Vale of Neath line (VON) 11
5
45
52
South 07-Aug-65 11.30

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WVL     VON Park junction & Ebbw Vale /  Neath (General) & Pontypool Rd Looking down towards Newbridge from Crumlin viaduct, showing meandering Western Valleys lines and Celynen North colliery complex. Crumlin Low Level station (then out of use) is in the foreground Decking of Crumlin viaduct on the Vale of Neath line (VON) 11
5
45
52
NE 07-Aug-65 11.31.5

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VON Neath (General) & Pontypool Road Looking west during dismantling of  Crumlin viaduct Crumlin viaduct 5 52 East 07-Aug-65 11.39

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VON Neath (General) & Pontypool Road Looking east towards Crumlin  junction during the dismantling of Crumlin viaduct. The former single line Llanhilleth branch linked the VON line with the Western Valleys line from a junction just east of the viaduct and ran to the left of the water tank. Beyond the removed decking section a 2-doll bracket semaphore signal is still standing as is Crumlin Junction signal box Crumlin viaduct 5 52 West 07-Aug-65 11.39

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WVL
VON
Park junction & Ebbw Vale /  Neath (General) & Pontypool Rd Looking vertically down onto the Western Valleys main line at Crumlin viaduct Decking of Crumlin viaduct on the Vale of Neath line (VON) 11
5
45
52
Plan 07-Aug-65 11.42

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VON Neath (General) & Pontypool Road During dismantling of Crumlin viaduct, this view is looking west from the main span to the second span beyond the intervening natural hill in the landscape. Note the down starting signal for Crumlin Jct signal box and the fixed distant for Crumlin HL signal box is still standing. The chimney of a former gangers' hut is still standing opposite Crumlin viaduct 5 60 East 07-Aug-65 11.44

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VON Neath (General) & Pontypool Road During dismantling of Crumlin viaduct, this view is looking east along the main span from the intervening natural hill in the landscape where the shorter span terminated Crumlin viaduct 5 55 West 07-Aug-65 11.44

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VON Neath (General) & Pontypool Road Crumlin viaduct during dismantling, as seen from a point west of the structure. Crumlin High Level station was further to the right of this scene Crumlin viaduct 5 77 West 07-Aug-65 12.03

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VON Neath (General) & Pontypool Road Crumlin viaduct during dismantling as seen from a point south of the closed Crumlin Low Level station on the western Valleys line. Sidings on the right, connect with the former Celynen North colliery complex Crumlin Low Level ~11 12 South 07-Aug-65  

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VOG Vale of Glamorgan Motor unit for advanced starting semaphore signal at down loop, former Barry Sidings site Former Barry sidings 0 40? West 14-May-64 16.06

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VOG Vale of Glamorgan Separate up starting signals for station loop and main lines just east of Llantwit major station Former Llantwit Major station 9 53 West 23-Oct-66 14.28

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SWM Severn Tunnel Jct & Fishguard Harbour Stop and distant arms on single post, showing track circuit indicator diamond and ATC ramp in line just beyond assembly Between Llandeilo junction and Llanelli station 224 01 East 15-Oct-66 13.35

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SWM Severn Tunnel Jct & Fishguard Harbour Old GWR single post with reduced centre-pivot stop and distant arms and also with mini-shunt-ahead arm. ATC ramp is visible just beyond the signal. The spectacle glasses for the larger arms are full size East of Llanelli station 224 41 West 15-Oct-66 13.22

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SWM Severn Tunnel Jct & Fishguard Harbour Triple 3ft arm straight post signal assembly, one already having been removed due to track modifications Near Llandeilo Jct East signal box     West 15-Oct-66 13.19

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SWM Severn Tunnel Jct & Fishguard Harbour Former GWR wooden post goods signal with route indicator Near Llandeilo Jct East signal box     East 15-Oct-66 13.49

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SWM Severn Tunnel Jct & Fishguard Harbour 2-doll bracket signal with route indicators for separate lines. Note that the arms are aligned at right-angles to the tracks to which they apply. Near Llandeilo Jct East signal box     West 15-Oct-66 13.31

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MLN Bristol & Exeter 2-doll bracket signal with 3ft arms, signalling movements to up relief or up main respectively Bristol West Dept 120 36 West    

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MLN Bristol & Exeter 2-doll bracket signal splitting distants and mechanical slotting shown in configuration for clear to up main Bristol West Dept     West    

1901-1950<-

Photos 1951-2000

->1951-2000

Date Last Revised:November 30, 2009