Light Straw's Railway Pages
Light Straw's Railway Pages  
| EXIT | Liverpool Street | Mail by Rail | 70013 | Bluebell | Infrastructure | Model Railways | Other Tracks |
Photo: Network Rail - Multi Purpose Stoneblower passing through Woking Station © LSA September 2014.

Introduction

Light Straw presents a selected range of railway topics and includes links to many other sites about Britain's railway heritage.

Anorak fact: Remember when the carriage wheels went 'clickety-clack' in the days of jointed sections of rail before the modern welded rails became commonplace?

This is a 'work in progress' with snippets of information being added infrequently...

On the Liverpool Street Line
On the Liverpool Street Line
Seen at Southend Victoria in July 1968 is this 305 class EMU (Electric Multiple Unit) number 519. Under the TOPS system, which was adopted from about 1972 onwards, this unit became 305519.



Photo: 519 at Southend © LSA July 1968.
Mail by Rail
Mail by Rail
Mail by Rail encompasses not only the transportation of post by the railways, but also includes a glimpse back to the era of the TPOs (Travelling Post Offices).


Photo: Class 325 EMU 325007 © Steve Jones 2001.
70013 Oliver Cromwell
70013 Oliver Cromwell
Traditionally, steam engines are enjoyed by Father & Son, so here we are circa 1970, standing by Oliver Cromwell 70013 at Bressingham Gardens. Since 2008, 70013 Oliver Cromwell has been restored to main line condition and can be seen at the Great Central Railway and is operated and run by the 5305 Locomotive Association..



Photo: 70013 Oliver Cromwell © LSA 1970.
Bluebell Railway
The Bluebell Railway
In March 2013, the Bluebell Railway was re-opened as far as East Grinstead, a fantastic achievement.




Photo: Horsted Keynes signal box © LSA 2013.
Rail Infrastructure
Railway Infrastructure
A brief look at the organisation of British Railways, nationalisation, structure, privatisation and TOPS system classification of rolling stock.




Photo: Wagon at Southend Victoria © LSA 1968.
Model Railways  
Model Railways
Looking in particular at the Tri-ang Hornby models of the 1960s and 1970s.





Scan: Tri-ang/Hornby/Minic catalogue.
Other Tracks  
Other Tracks
If you are researching the heritage of Britain's railway network, or simply looking for pictures of trains, there are plenty of details on the web to supplement the many books in (and out) of print.




Photo: Amblerley station © LSA 2008.

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