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Imagination Works Collection

"Imagination Works: A Journey Through Time and Railways" Step into the realm of imagination as we embark on a captivating journey through the history of railways

Background imageImagination Works Collection: Class 55 DELTIC. 5 November 1981

Class 55 DELTIC. 5 November 1981
Class 55 Deltic 55002 The Kings Own Light Infantry outside York station with York Minster in the background, 5 November 1981

Background imageImagination Works Collection: Liverpool Street station, Great Eastern Railway. 1 June 1920

Liverpool Street station, Great Eastern Railway. 1 June 1920. Platform number 1

Background imageImagination Works Collection: Saffron Walden railway sidings, looking east from Debden Road overbridge. At top

Saffron Walden railway sidings, looking east from Debden Road overbridge. At top left is the Great Eastern public house, with a Great Eastern Railway office

Background imageImagination Works Collection: Sudbury station goods yard, forming part of original terminal station, in right background

Sudbury station goods yard, forming part of original terminal station, in right background, passenger station on sharp curve beyond footbridge carrying public footpath over running lines

Background imageImagination Works Collection: York, North Eastern Railway

York, North Eastern Railway. View of the grand office building for the North Eastern Railway headquarters, later used by the LNER and British Railways. It is now a hotel

Background imageImagination Works Collection: London Victoria station, Southern Railway, 1930s

London Victoria station, Southern Railway, 1930s
London Victoria station, Southern Railway. View across the concourse along platforms 9 and 10, very crowded at rush hour, about 1938. At the end of the platform is a W H Smith bookstall

Background imageImagination Works Collection: London Paddington station, Great Western Railway, 1840

London Paddington station, Great Western Railway, 1840
London Paddington station, Great Western Railway at night. Watercolour of the original station in 1840. Passengers are boarding trains, some of them carrying trunks

Background imageImagination Works Collection: York station, North Eastern Railway, August 1906

York station, North Eastern Railway, August 1906
York station, North Eastern Railway. Looking north inside the station along the nearly empty main southbound platform 4, showing the roof and ironwork with suspended gas lamps. August 1906

Background imageImagination Works Collection: York station, North Eastern Railway

York station, North Eastern Railway, about 1880. View along the curving platform with a waiting passenger train

Background imageImagination Works Collection: York, Holgate Bridge, London and North Eastern Railway. 1937

York, Holgate Bridge, London and North Eastern Railway. 1937. At Holgate bridge, a signal gantry stands high above the tracks on the approach into York station

Background imageImagination Works Collection: Liverpool Street station, Great Eastern Railway. 9 June 1920

Liverpool Street station, Great Eastern Railway. 9 June 1920. View of the platforms and station clock

Background imageImagination Works Collection: Kings Cross station, London, Great Northern Railway

Kings Cross station, London, Great Northern Railway. View of tracks 6 to 10, with several passenger carriages in view. There is a height gauge over the centre track

Background imageImagination Works Collection: Kings Cross station, London, British Railways, c1949-1950

Kings Cross station, London, British Railways, c1949-1950
Kings Cross station, London, British Railways. View along the busy platform 10, with the 10.00 service to Edinburgh (the Flying Scotsman) preparing for departure. c1949-50

Background imageImagination Works Collection: View west from South Road at Saffron Walden Station. Unloading bank on left run-round loop centre

View west from South Road at Saffron Walden Station. Unloading bank on left run-round loop centre and branch line on right. Beyond the station canopy is the signal box. Station Road on right

Background imageImagination Works Collection: York station, 1953

York station, 1953. A member of the station staff checking a boys platform ticket. The man is wearing an LNER cap, although by this time he worked for the nationalised British Railways

Background imageImagination Works Collection: York station, London & North Eastern Railway, about 1951

York station, London & North Eastern Railway, about 1951
York station, London & North Eastern Railway. Looking north from the footbridge 1951ja A southbound train is arriving at platform 8 with A2 class 4-6-2 locomotive Edward Thompson

Background imageImagination Works Collection: Liverpool Exchange station, Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway. View of the 2. 10 Liverpool-Hull

Liverpool Exchange station, Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway. View of the 2. 10 Liverpool-Hull
Liverpool Exchange station, Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway. View of the 2.10 Liverpool-Hull train preparing to depart, with people standing on the platform. 21 September 1909

Background imageImagination Works Collection: York station, engine sheds and locomotive yards, London & North Eastern Railway

York station, engine sheds and locomotive yards, London & North Eastern Railway. Detailed plan of the layout of tracks and buildings, probably in the 1920s

Background imageImagination Works Collection: York North locomotive depot, London & North Eastern Railway, 29 April 1942

York North locomotive depot, London & North Eastern Railway, 29 April 1942
York North locomotive depot, London & North Eastern Railway. A4 locomotive 4-6-2 no. 4469 Sir Ralph Wedgwood damaged beyond repair as a result of a German air raid during the Second World War

Background imageImagination Works Collection: Kings Cross station, London, British Rail, January 1988

Kings Cross station, London, British Rail, January 1988
Kings Cross station, London, British Rail. View across the platforms with four InterCity 125 high speed train locomotives in view. 7 January 1988

Background imageImagination Works Collection: View east from South Road at Saffron Walden station. Left running line. Branch train

View east from South Road at Saffron Walden station. Left running line. Branch train in head shunt adjacent to coaling stage, centre right

Background imageImagination Works Collection: York North Motive Power Depot

York North Motive Power Depot. North Eastern Railway locomotive 2-2-4T no. 1679

Background imageImagination Works Collection: York Carriage and Wagon Works

York Carriage and Wagon Works. Interior view of the carriage building shop, with six Travelling Post Office carriages under construction. 1933

Background imageImagination Works Collection: York station, London & North Eastern Railway

York station, London & North Eastern Railway. View from the south of a train leaving the station. The locomotive is ex-North Eastern Railway class R 4-4-0 no

Background imageImagination Works Collection: London Victoria station, British Railways, January 1949

London Victoria station, British Railways, January 1949
London Victoria station, British Railway. Part of the concourse showing the tea room in the central section of the station. 25 January 1949

Background imageImagination Works Collection: Kings Cross station, British Railways, c1950s

Kings Cross station, British Railways, c1950s. The luxury Queen of Scots Pullman train arriving into Kings Cross station, hauled by a Class A3 engine, built by the London & North Eastern Railway

Background imageImagination Works Collection: Huntingdon station, taken looking North West from West side of Great Northern Railway main line

Huntingdon station, taken looking North West from West side of Great Northern Railway main line. GNR station left distance, joint line junction centre and GNR south signal box

Background imageImagination Works Collection: Huntingdon station, view looking west from platform, 1910. The Great Northern & Great

Huntingdon station, view looking west from platform, 1910. The Great Northern & Great Eastern Railway joined the Great Northern Railway main line at this point

Background imageImagination Works Collection: Middleton station, Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. View of the station, looking north

Middleton station, Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. View of the station, looking north, with a goods train on the upper level. 1 November 1920

Background imageImagination Works Collection: Looking north-west from loading bank to goods shed and goods enquiry office at Saffron

Looking north-west from loading bank to goods shed and goods enquiry office at Saffron Walden Station. Cattle wagon and vent van in cattle dock

Background imageImagination Works Collection: Whalley station, Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway. General view of the station, looking north

Whalley station, Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway. General view of the station, looking north. 4 May 1912

Background imageImagination Works Collection: Sharlston station, 18 June 1913. Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway. Up platform betweeb Featherstone

Sharlston station, 18 June 1913. Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway. Up platform betweeb Featherstone
Sharlston station, 18 June 1913. Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway.Up platform betweeb Featherstone and Wakefield looking West. Scene of accident on up platform

Background imageImagination Works Collection: Southport, Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. View from Chapel Street station signal box

Southport, Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. View from Chapel Street station signal box, looking towards St Lukes station. May 1919

Background imageImagination Works Collection: The Oaks station, Bolton, London Midland and Scottish Railway

The Oaks station, Bolton, London Midland and Scottish Railway (formerly Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway), 1933
The Oaks station, Bolton, London Midland and Scottish Railway (formerly Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway), near a proposed site for a pump, 4 August 1933

Background imageImagination Works Collection: The Oaks station, Bolton, Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, about 1902. View of the station

The Oaks station, Bolton, Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, about 1902. View of the station, between Bolton and Bromley Cross, looking towards Bolton

Background imageImagination Works Collection: Liverpool Exchange station, Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway. View of the concourse

Liverpool Exchange station, Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway. View of the concourse from the end of platform 3. On the right is the Midland booking office at the end of platforms 4 and 5

Background imageImagination Works Collection: Ely North Junction, 1911, signal box on the right. Past the house the Kings Lynn

Ely North Junction, 1911, signal box on the right. Past the house the Kings Lynn main line diverges left from the Norwich line. On the left the March line joins the main line into Ely

Background imageImagination Works Collection: View north from Bishops Stortford station. Granary on the left; Great Eastern

View north from Bishops Stortford station. Granary on the left; Great Eastern Railway van in the siding. Hockerill Street overbridge in the distance. Dunmow line diverged beyong the building

Background imageImagination Works Collection: Passenger station is in background, Fosters mill is behind. The storage sidings

Passenger station is in background, Fosters mill is behind. The storage sidings in the foreground contain various 10 ton goods brake vans, a travelling gas tank and 6 wheeled carriage stock on left

Background imageImagination Works Collection: Shipley station, British Rail, July 1985

Shipley station, British Rail, July 1985
Shipley station, British Rail. The main station entrance. July 1985

Background imageImagination Works Collection: York, locomotive signal box in locomotive yard

York, locomotive signal box in locomotive yard
Signal box in York locomotive yard, with a signal gantry in the foreground

Background imageImagination Works Collection: Huntingdon station, Great Northern and Great Eastern Railwaylocomotive shed on left

Huntingdon station, Great Northern and Great Eastern Railwaylocomotive shed on left
Huntingdon station, Great Northern and Great Eastern Railway locomotive shed on left. GNR somersault signal with back-to-back up and down line arms on same post in the foreground

Background imageImagination Works Collection: Manchester Exchange station, London Midland and Scottish Railway

Manchester Exchange station, London Midland and Scottish Railway (formerly London and North Western Railway), 1927
Manchester Exchange station, London Midland and Scottish Railway (formerly London and North Western Railway). View of the station entrance. May 1927

Background imageImagination Works Collection: Gladstone Dock station (Liverpool), Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. View of the

Gladstone Dock station (Liverpool), Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. View of the entrance to the station, with a large arched sign

Background imageImagination Works Collection: Waterloo level crossing, Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, on the Liverpool-Southport line

Waterloo level crossing, Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, on the Liverpool-Southport line. View of the signal box (built in 1881), footbridge and crossing gates. 26 October 1906

Background imageImagination Works Collection: View looking east at Dunmow railway station yard, about 1911

View looking east at Dunmow railway station yard, about 1911

Background imageImagination Works Collection: View looking east towards Braintree at Dunmow Station about 1911. Water tank in foreground

View looking east towards Braintree at Dunmow Station about 1911. Water tank in foreground obscuring station building. The stationmasters house is beyond

Background imageImagination Works Collection: Southport Chapel Street station, Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. View from the

Southport Chapel Street station, Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. View from the station signal box towards the platforms. May 1919



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"Imagination Works: A Journey Through Time and Railways" Step into the realm of imagination as we embark on a captivating journey through the history of railways. From the Saffron Walden railway sidings, looking east from Debden Road overbridge, to the iconic Class 55 DELTIC locomotive on November 5th, 1981 - every moment holds a story waiting to be discovered. Transport yourself back in time to York, where the North Eastern Railway once reigned supreme. Picture yourself amidst bustling platforms and hear the echoes of steam engines as they depart for distant destinations. And let your mind wander further to Liverpool Street station in June 1920, when Great Eastern Railway was at its peak. As we venture southwards, London Victoria station welcomes us with its grandeur from the enchanting 1930s era. Imagine stepping onto those platforms and feeling an air of excitement as you board a train bound for adventure. But our journey doesn't stop there; it takes us even further back in time to London Paddington station in 1840 when Great Western Railway first opened its doors. Witness how this historic landmark has transformed throughout centuries while still preserving its timeless charm. York station becomes our next destination once again - this time during August 1906. Immerse yourself in an atmosphere filled with elegance and sophistication that only a bygone era can offer. Holgate Bridge awaits us next - a picturesque scene along London and North Eastern Railway's route captured beautifully in 1937. Let your imagination run wild as you envision trains gracefully crossing this architectural marvel against a backdrop of stunning scenery. Finally, Kings Cross station beckons us with open arms not just once but twice - first under Great Northern Railway's reign then later under British Railways' watchful eye around c1949-1950. Feel the energy pulsating through these iconic terminals as passengers eagerly await their journeys ahead.