World Railways Photograph Catalogue - Restoration & Archiving Trust

Site updates

October 2016

A gallery covering the South Indian Railway has been added to the India section.

A gallery covering the North Western Railway has been added to the India section.

A gallery for the Madras & Southern Mahratta and the Nizams State Railway has been added to the India section.

Pictures of the Jodhpur Railway added to the Bengal & North Western Railway gallery in the India section.

September 2016

A gallery covering the Great Indian Peninsula Railway has been added to the India section.

A gallery covering the East Indian Railway has been added to the India section.

A gallery covering the Eastern Bengal Railway and the Assam-Bengal Railway has been added to the India section.

A gallery covering the Bombay, Baroda & Central India Railway has been added to the India section.

A gallery covering the Bengal & North Western Railway has been added to the India section.

A gallery for the railways of India has been added with the first section covering the Bengal Nagpur Railway.

A gallery for the railways of Sri Lanka has been added.

A gallery for the railways of Sierra Leone has been added.

The gallery for the railways of Nepal has been updated.

A gallery for the railways of Burma (Myanmar) has been added.

A gallery for the railways of Malaysia has been added.

A gallery for the railways of Egypt has been added.

A gallery for the railways of Costa Rica has been added.

A new gallery added to the Chile section covering the Red Sur system south of Santiago and other lines in the area.

3 pictures added to the Chile - FCAB gallery and a large expansion of the north of Chile gallery.

13 pictures added to the Guatemala gallery.

A gallery for the railways of Cambodia has been added.

August 2016

A gallery for the railways of Colombia has been added.

July 2016

Three new galleries added to the Argentina section covering the Belgrano and Urquiza systems plus one on broad gauge lines in the country.

Photographs added to Bolivian galleries on FCAB and FCGLP and a new gallery added to Chile on lines north of Santiago which is work in progress.

June 2016

Obituary added for Gerald Dixon in the photographers section.

July 2015

A postscript has been added to the obituary for Richard Chandler (Dick Weisham) in the photographers section.

June 2015

Galleries covering the railways of Bolivia have been added, including one displaying a set of drawings of locomotives, coaches, & wagons used by the FC de Antofasta a Bolivia.

A couple of shots have been added to both the FC Transandino Argentino and the FCAB gallery in Chile, one to each of the RFIRT in Argentina, the Oeste locomotives in Spain and the home page. More significant additions have been made to Nitrate Eailways in Chile and the gallery for Guatemala.

May 2015

A gallery covering the FC Transandino Argentino has been added.

Additions have been made to the FCAB gallery in Chile and new ones added here covering the FC Transandino Chile and The Nitrate Railways Company.

Three galleries of UK first generation tram pictures added in the UK section. Direct link

April 2015

A page showing drawings of Sul e Sueste 2-2-2 number has been added to the Portuguese section.
Obituary for Trevor Rowe added.

December 2014

A new gallery covering the FC Antofagasta - Bolivia in Chile added formed of pictures of a line construction project in the 1950s.

A new picture added to the home page - a railway with a currently topical name although the locomotive crew are not dressed in red costumes.

October 2014

A new gallery covering logging and sugar cane systems in the Philippines added

A new gallery covering the railways & tramways of Bulgaria added

August 2014

A new folder has been created in the UK galleries titled New Receipts that displays images from a batch of glass plates that came without any details regarding subject matter. So any help that can be given regarding locations etc. would be greatly appreciated.

Additions have been made to the galleries of Spanish locomotive types for the MZA; Andaluces and Central of Aragon; Norte;Oeste along with other smaller companies; and RENFE.

Additions have been made to the galleries for China and Nepal; and to 3 of the Turkish galleries also - Ottoman Railway, Zonguldak line, and instrial locomotives.

July 2014

Obituary for Colin Martindale added.
A new gallery for the main line through Ankara added to the Turkish section plus 3 extra pictures in the Ottoman Railway Co.gallery. Additional photographs added to the Guatemala and Nepal sections, plus 12 more pictures over 3 of the Greek galleries.

June 2014

Photographs in Cuba by Chris Walker added

May 2014

A new photograph taken in Sweden in 1960 added to the Home page

January 2014

Obituary for Chris Walker added

December 2013

New galleries have been set up for Argentina, Cuba & Guatemala and changes made to the Home page; along with a new page giving some details regarding sources of information.

October 2012

Portugal - the Corgo line gallery now has captions available in Portuguese. An obituary for Richard Chandler (Dick Weisham) has been added to the photographers section and some of his photographs have been set up in a new gallery for China

April 2012

Portugal - 3 of the narrow gauge galleries now have captions available in Portuguese. There have been small additions to the Porto area, Vouga & Dão lines, and the Mina de São Domingos galleries.

December 2011

France - a small number of PO Correze & Reseau Breton pictures added to the French narrow gauge gallery.

November 2011

Portugal - Porto metre gauge lines gallery greatly expanded, Sabor line gallery also, a new Tamega line gallery added, both sections of the Tua line have been significantly enlarged as has the gallery covering the Vouga & Dão lines.Finally a new small gallery has been added covering the Mina de São Domingos.

October 2011

Portugal - Corgo line gallery greatly expanded

September 2011

An appeal for funding to build & equip a new library for the trust added.

April 2011

The galleries for Greece have been significantly enlarged, with a new one covering motive power types and the former narrow gauge one split into two; one covering Thessaly Railways and the other the Piraeus, Athens & Peloponnese. A new page has also been added to the Museums section regarding the restored signal box in Toddington yard.

March 2011

The galleries for Spanish locomotive types have now been slightly extended with two types added to the MZA gallery and four to the Oeste.

December 2010

The galleries for Spain have now been greatly expanded with some 350 pictures now added and the single gallery previously displaying pictures of locomotives at work now split into 5 seperate ones, 2 each covering broad gauge routes and narrow gauge lines, plus one covering locomotives in industry. A fair number of tram pictures have also been added. Problems displaying image files in some of the existing galleries covering covering Portugal, Spain & Turkey have also been corrected.

November 2010

New pictures have been added to the French & Greek galleries but these will only be visible to anyone using the latest version of the site. If you have entered the site through the Home page you will not have a problem but if you are using a stored bookmark to a subsidiary page this is likely to take to you to one of the html pages that have been superceded. Please delete any old bookmark such as this and rebookmark using the new home page or a subsidiary page linked to this similarly suffixed 'php'

October 2010

Drop down menus have now been introduced as standard on all pages on the site. Please see the note below regarding problems that might be encountered with older browsers

January 2010

Drop down menus have now been introduced at the top of this & the Home page which will become standard on all pages as they are modified in future, now that the latest version of Internet Explorer (8) can manage these without requiring browser specific modifications to the HTML coding. This does however mean that those of you using older versions of IE and other older non standards compliant browsers will only see the top level solid bar below the page heading, that will not expand when the mouse hovers over it, leaving remaining options in the drop down bars hidden. However for the present any page where these changes are introduced will still retain a full range of old style menu buttons at the bottom

September 2009

Calendar of monthly meetings in Stratford updated for 2009/10 season.

June 2009

First batch of records set up in a new on-line catalogue of photographs.

September 2008

Calendar of monthly meetings in Stratford updated.

July 2007

Complete rewrite of the site to improve layout, formatting and to provide a more flexible platform for future development. Some colour images have replaced black & white in the Industrial galleries covering Belgium, Luxembourg & the Netherlands and some extra pictures have been added; along with some trams in Belgium & the Netherlands; plus some additional industrial locomotives in Turkey. Significant additions have been made to the Greek & Portuguese sections and a small new gallery set up for Cameroon.

20/05/2006

Photo galleries added for the locomotives of MZA, Norte, & RENFE, the minor railways & industrial systems of Spain. Also the locomotives of the CP in Portugal both 1668mm & metre gauge, plus a few industrial steam locomotives

07/05/2006

Photo galleries added for the locomotives of the Andaluces, Oeste & smaller constituents of the RENFE

21/12/2005

Two photographs added to the French standard gauge gallery, one to the Belgian, and a Gent tram to the the Other Tram systems. A start made on expanding the Spanish gallery.

14/12/2005

More photographs added to the Belgian & French galleries with 3 more of Brussels trams to the Trams gallery. Meetings programme in Stratford updated

07/03/2005

Industrial systems galleries added for the Benelux countries

04/03/2005

Pages added to French standard gauge & additions to gallery

25/02/2005

10 photographs added to French metre gauge gallery

24/02/2005

Tram Systems gallery greatly enlarged

18/01/2005

Photo galleries added for the Benelux countries and miscellaneous tram systems

14/01/2005

Photo gallery on Nepal added

03/12/2004

Iraq photo galleries & photographers tribute pages added

27/10/2004

Two Turkish photo galleries added

19/10/2004

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway history added

17/10/2004

Photo gallery covering Greece added

15/10/2004

Photo gallery covering France added

14/08/2004

Archiving Licence agreement added

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