British Rail Stations

Some photos of railway stations, both used and disused, around the British Isles.

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  • Date : Nov 1986, catalogued 03 Jan 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 16079
  • Description : Crossing at Achnasheen, on the way to Kyle of Lochalsh.


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  • Date : Nov 1986, catalogued 17 Aug 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 16079
  • Description : Same as Achanasheen-1, rescanned using better quality scanner


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  • Date : Jun 1980, catalogued 21 Jan 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9459
  • Description : The eerie tranquility of the Chester Railway Station is about to be broken by a passenger train arriving in the main platform.


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  • Date : 10 Mar 1980, catalogued 22 Mar 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome 64, slide number 8672
  • Description : The southern approach to Crewe Station, Mar 1980. Note the platform indicators above each signal set. The photographer's train is being routed to platform 2.


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  • Date : 10 Mar 1980, catalogued 22 Mar 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome 64, slide number 8673
  • Description : Platform 2 at Crewe, and the classic Victorian architecture is everywhere to be be seen: except perhaps the illuminated station signs!


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  • Date : 11 Mar 1980, catalogued 01 Dec 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 8682
  • Description : A very British scene. Note the concrete sleepers. Disley is a dormitory suburb of Manchester.


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  • Date : 1961, catalogued 11 Oct 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : personal black and white photograph, developed and printed myself
  • Description : A Beeching era diesel hauled-passenger train arrives at Dullingham (near Cambridge). I was an intending passenger, and was rather miffed that it was not steam-hauled!


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  • Date : 10 Mar 1980, catalogued 22 Mar 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome 64, slide number 8667
  • Description : 86204 is now on her trainin this general view of Euston Station. Alongside is another 86 class electric.


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  • Date : 06 Aug 1980, catalogued 01 Mar 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9932
  • Description : The southern throat to Exeter station. The main line to Penzance continues in the direction of the signals in the middle distance, while the old Southern Railway route to London via Salisbury curves off to the left.


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  • Date : Aug 1986, catalogued 19 Dec 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 15079
  • Description : I think this lovely old station is/was the Granton-on-Spey railway station, here disused as a railway station, but a thriving tourist centre! According to the currentStrathspey Railwaypage, the Strathspey line is being extended to Granton, so maybe this station will see railway use again!


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  • Date : 24 Sep 1980, catalogued 27 Mar 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 10623
  • Description : A scene that I knew well before ever visiting the site of one of Britain's modern railway disasters: the Harrow and Wealdstone multiple collision of 1954. I timed the train as it went through the station: 92 mph! Fortunately, there wasn't a local pass waiting at the time.


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  • Date : Jul 1980, catalogued 17 Feb 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9804
  • Description : Hawes Station (disused) on the old Wensleydale line.


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  • Date : Jul 1980, catalogued 17 Feb 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9806
  • Description : Hawes Station (disused) on the old Wensleydale line.


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  • Date : 04 Jan 1981, catalogued 02 Apr 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 11120
  • Description : Kyle of Lochalsh station in the depths of winter, with a Class 25 waiting to leave with a passenger service to Glasgow.


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  • Date : 04 Jan 1981, catalogued 02 Apr 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 11121
  • Description : Kyle of Lochalsh station in the depths of winter, with a Class 25 waiting to leave with a passenger service to Glasgow.


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  • Date : Sep 1986, catalogued 29 Dec 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 15350
  • Description : An early autumn version ofKyle-1above, taken nearly 6 years later. A new station nameboard has appeared in the interim, and the dockside sidings removed.


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  • Date : Sep 1986, catalogued 29 Dec 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 15351
  • Description : Looking in the other direction fromabove.


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  • Date : Nov 1986, catalogued 05 Jan 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 16093
  • Description : The luxury train with Pullman cars standing at Kyle of Lochalsh. There's obviously more one could say about this train, but I haven't done the research on it yet.


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  • Date : Nov 1986, catalogued 17 Aug 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 16093
  • Description : same image as Kyle-5, rescanned using better quality scanner


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  • Date : 10 Jan 1981, catalogued 02 Apr 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 11283
  • Description : Our last view of Manchester. A Class 86 electric loco waits to take us to London, on our way home. Perhaps fittingly, a light snow cover enhances the scene.


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  • Date : 04 Jan 1981, catalogued 02 Apr 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 11169
  • Description : Ghost trains anyone? I think this is/was Portnacroish station on the old Ballachulish line, but I'm not sure. If any reader can confirm the exact location, I'd be grateful. In the platform is the "Antipodean Express", the reliable Saab 95 Estate that got us around Scotland in the depths of winter!


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  • Date : Nov 1986, catalogued 03 Jan 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 15759
  • Description : The classic elegance of the Portsmouth station.


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  • Date : 19 Jan 1981, catalogued 10 Apr 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 11379
  • Description : The sole remaining revenue railway line on the Isle of Wight is the line from Ryde to Shanklin, now run using surplus London Underground stock. One such train is seen here at Shanklin, with the author's wife and young son in the background on the platform.


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  • Date : 02 May 1980, catalogued 02 Jan 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9023
  • Description : Victorian in name, Victorian in architecture, but not Victorian by state. What am I? One of Manchester's impressive Railway Stations.


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  • Date : 02 May 1980, catalogued 02 Jan 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9024
  • Description : Tiled map on the wall of Manchester's Victoria Station.


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  • Date : 18 Apr 1980, catalogued 18 Apr 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome 64, slide number 8916
  • Description : This must be the most beautiful railway station in the world! The combination of the graceful bow of the roof trusses, together with the gentle curve of the whole assembly, makes for the most sensuous shape. Whatever turns you on!


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  • Date : 18 Apr 1980, catalogued 18 Apr 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome 64, slide number 8917
  • Description : An exterior view of the most beautiful railway station in the world.


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