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"Rails: A Journey Through Time and Place" "Exploring the depths of The Clay Pit, captured by Harold Harvey (1874-1941), where the earth reveals its hidden treasures

Background imageRails Collection: Adlestrop Railway Station, Gloucestershire

Adlestrop Railway Station, Gloucestershire
The railway station at Adlestrop, Gloucestershire. Station staff stand on the platform while the Paddington-Worcester Express steams towards the station

Background imageRails Collection: A China Clay Pit, Leswidden, Harold Harvey (1874-1941)

A China Clay Pit, Leswidden, Harold Harvey (1874-1941)
Oil on canvas, Newlyn School, 1920 or 1924. This painting shows the harsh, labour-intensive working conditions of a china clay pit

Background imageRails Collection: The Clay Pit, Harold Harvey (1874-1941)

The Clay Pit, Harold Harvey (1874-1941)
Oil on canvas, Newlyn School, 1923. View of Leswidden China Clay Works near St Just. This painting shows the harsh, labour-intensive working conditions of a china clay pit

Background imageRails Collection: On the rails at Goodwood by Howard K Elcock

On the rails at Goodwood by Howard K Elcock
An illustration showing how the Goodwood meeting at the end of the Season was as much a picnic party as a race meeting, with smart spectators enjoying a picnic lunch

Background imageRails Collection: Cwmpennar Colliery, Glamorgan, South Wales

Cwmpennar Colliery, Glamorgan, South Wales
View of Cwmpennar Colliery (also known as the Powell Duffryn Colliery), Mountain Ash, Glamorgan, South Wales

Background imageRails Collection: Railway station at Malvern, Worcestershire

Railway station at Malvern, Worcestershire (on the Worcester and Hereford Railway route). Now known as Great Malvern railway station, it opened in 1860. Date: circa 1860s

Background imageRails Collection: Bestwood Colliery, near Bestwood Village, Nottinghamshire

Bestwood Colliery, near Bestwood Village, Nottinghamshire
View of Bestwood Colliery, near Bestwood Village, Nottinghamshire. The colliery closed in 1967, but the surviving headstock and winding house, and vertical steam engine of 1873

Background imageRails Collection: The New Great Western Railway Engine Caerphilly Castle on the occasion of demonstration

The New Great Western Railway Engine Caerphilly Castle on the occasion of demonstration
The New Great Western Railway Engine " Caerphilly Castle" on the occasion of demonstration of the New Automatic Train Control - 16 March 1931 ? TopFoto

Background imageRails Collection: Goodwick Railway Station, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Goodwick Railway Station, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
A long line of passengers and staff waiting on the platform at Goodwick Railway Station on the Great Western Railway, Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, South Wales. They are all looking across at the camera

Background imageRails Collection: A biplane and a steam train

A biplane and a steam train
Speed on the rails and in the air. A biplane flying over a steam train - the London Express - about to disappear into a tunnel. Date: 1928

Background imageRails Collection: Draycott, Cotswold village, Blockley Station

Draycott, Cotswold village, Blockley Station, on the Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway, viewed from the south-east. Date: circa 1917

Background imageRails Collection: Welsh miner in coal mine pushing truck

Welsh miner in coal mine pushing truck
A Welsh miner, stripped to the waist, pushing a truck in a coal mine

Background imageRails Collection: Purple swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio), Australia

Purple swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio), Australia

Background imageRails Collection: Water Rail - standing in open - South Yorkshire - UK

Water Rail - standing in open - South Yorkshire - UK
GET-1726 Water Rail - standing in open South Yorkshire - UK Rallus aquaticus Geoff Trinder Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageRails Collection: Bernina Express, Grigioni, Switzerland

Bernina Express, Grigioni, Switzerland

Background imageRails Collection: Haverfordwest Railway Station, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Haverfordwest Railway Station, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
Passengers waiting for the 1040 to Paddington, on the up platform of Haverfordwest Railway Station in Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Background imageRails Collection: The Micheline - a train on pneumatic tyres

The Micheline - a train on pneumatic tyres
The Micheline - the first train on pneumatic tyres. In commercial use since 1931 - the birth of the Michelin Tyre. This example was run on the L.M.S. Line (Bletchley to Oxford) in 1932

Background imageRails Collection: Saxon Ladies / Strutt

Saxon Ladies / Strutt
Anglo-Saxons of 9th & 10th centuries: tunics (kirtles)- one with an embroidered hem, super-tunic (roc), mantles, veils or head-rails which completely cover the hair

Background imageRails Collection: Mr. J. D. Cram Station Master at Riding Mill Railway Station is busy with the prize

Mr. J. D. Cram Station Master at Riding Mill Railway Station is busy with the prize winning flowers on 2nd September 1955

Background imageRails Collection: Hundreds of rail fans turned out to give the Consett-Newcastle rail service a farewell

Hundreds of rail fans turned out to give the Consett-Newcastle rail service a farewell on 17th March 1984. The Derwentside Rail Action Group decided to charter the last train

Background imageRails Collection: Newcastle upon Tyne Railway Crossing - Castle - Tyne Bridge

Newcastle upon Tyne Railway Crossing - Castle - Tyne Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne Railway Crossing (then the largest crossing of its type in the world) Newcastle Castle and distant misty view of the Tyne Bridge (which opened in 1928). Date: circa 1930

Background imageRails Collection: Main Street, Natchez, Mississippi, USA

Main Street, Natchez, Mississippi, USA
View of a busy Main Street in Natchez, Mississippi, USA. Date: circa 1904

Background imageRails Collection: Broadway, Pittsburgh, Kansas, USA

Broadway, Pittsburgh, Kansas, USA
Broadway, looking south, Pittsburgh, Kansas, USA. Date: circa 1904

Background imageRails Collection: Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, USA

Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, USA
General view of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, USA, with railway tracks and a train serving New York, New Haven and Hartford. circa 1910

Background imageRails Collection: Castle Pill railway, near Milford Haven, South Wales

Castle Pill railway, near Milford Haven, South Wales
View of the Great Western Railway at Castle Pill (pill is a local name for a tidal inlet), near Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Background imageRails Collection: Railway cutting works, discovery of fossilised trees

Railway cutting works, discovery of fossilised trees
Railway cutting works on the Manchester to Bolton line, discovery of fossilised trees. Date: 1840s

Background imageRails Collection: In the middle of the Indian forest, a man waits for the train near the railway line (Colour Litho)

In the middle of the Indian forest, a man waits for the train near the railway line (Colour Litho)
2778091 In the middle of the Indian forest, a man waits for the train near the railway line (Colour Litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageRails Collection: The men who built the new Ravenglass and Eskdale locomotive, the Northern Rock

The men who built the new Ravenglass and Eskdale locomotive, the Northern Rock. Left to right, Ian Smith, David Clay and Ian Page on 26th May 1976

Background imageRails Collection: A new diesel locomotive pulls the Talisman into Newcastle on 25th August 1958

A new diesel locomotive pulls the Talisman into Newcastle on 25th August 1958. It is one of the new diesels which will replace the steam locomotive on the Kings Cross - Edinburgh run

Background imageRails Collection: El Navajo Hotel, Gallup, New Mexico, USA

El Navajo Hotel, Gallup, New Mexico, USA
El Navajo, the new Santa Fe hotel and station at Gallup, New Mexico, USA. Date: 1910s

Background imageRails Collection: The French Resistance - WWII (1 / 3)

The French Resistance - WWII (1 / 3)
Thanks to the parachute drop of plastic explosive, the French resitance were able to blow up the track. This enabled them to intercept a German train heading for the border on the line from Marseille

Background imageRails Collection: GWR construction work at Pontlliw, South Wales

GWR construction work at Pontlliw, South Wales
Construction work taking place on the Great Western Railway near the village of Pontlliw, near Swansea, Glamorgan, South Wales

Background imageRails Collection: Tunnel construction, Great Western Railway, South Wales

Tunnel construction, Great Western Railway, South Wales
Tunnel construction taking place on the Great Western Railway, somewhere in South Wales

Background imageRails Collection: A Welsh coal mine (litho)

A Welsh coal mine (litho)
3622182 A Welsh coal mine (litho) by Lacy, Charles John de (c.1860-1936) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Welsh coal mine)

Background imageRails Collection: A steam locomotive belonging to the Tanfield Railway Company steams along the Museums

A steam locomotive belonging to the Tanfield Railway Company steams along the Museums line in Stanley, County Durham on 7th April 1988

Background imageRails Collection: 16th Street, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

16th Street, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
View of 16th Street, looking south from Douglas, Omaha, Nebraska, USA. Date: circa 1908

Background imageRails Collection: Cable car

Cable car on a street in San Francisco, California, USA

Background imageRails Collection: Horse-Trams Versus Buses

Horse-Trams Versus Buses
OLD STYLE VERSUS NEW Brown: Which would you rather ride by? Jones: Oh! the trams of course, no cruelty to the horses, but I am an opposer

Background imageRails Collection: Mania / Hudson Off Rails

Mania / Hudson Off Rails
OFF THE RAIL The speculations of railway financier George King Hudson (1800-1871), start to collapse

Background imageRails Collection: A lonely job. Waiting all alone in the dark for a trip to come through. a. 1908 (photo)

A lonely job. Waiting all alone in the dark for a trip to come through. a. 1908 (photo)
682563 A lonely job. Waiting all alone in the dark for a trip to come through. a. 1908 (photo); (add.info.: A lonely job. Waiting all alone in the dark for a trip[?] to come through)

Background imageRails Collection: An engraving depicting a horse-drawn tram in the Champs Elysees, Paris

An engraving depicting a horse-drawn tram in the Champs Elysees, Paris. A 4km run of rails was set down between
5310627 An engraving depicting a horse-drawn tram in the Champs Elysees, Paris. A 4km run of rails was set down between the Place de la Concorde and the Barriere de Passy in the first instance

Background imageRails Collection: USA History: The pacific railway. the laying of rails

USA History: The pacific railway. the laying of rails
5313529 USA History: The pacific railway. the laying of rails.; SeM Studio/UIG

Background imageRails Collection: Diagram of John Ramsbottom's locomotive apparatus

Diagram of John Ramsbottom's locomotive apparatus
3733923 Diagram of John Ramsbottom's locomotive apparatus.; (add.info.: Diagram of John Ramsbottom's locomotive apparatus enabling tender to be re-charged with water while the train was still)

Background imageRails Collection: Horses and jockeys racing in the Great St. Leger Stakes at Doncaster Racecourse, 1836. Anticipation

Horses and jockeys racing in the Great St. Leger Stakes at Doncaster Racecourse, 1836. Anticipation
5912955 Horses and jockeys racing in the Great St. Leger Stakes at Doncaster Racecourse, 1836. Anticipation... Who is the winner

Background imageRails Collection: Pavlovsk railway station. 25th anniversary of the Tsarskoye-Selo railway, 1862

Pavlovsk railway station. 25th anniversary of the Tsarskoye-Selo railway, 1862. Private Collection

Background imageRails Collection: Chemin de fer du Nord. Pierrefonds, 1900. Creator: Fraipont, Gustave de (1849-1923)

Chemin de fer du Nord. Pierrefonds, 1900. Creator: Fraipont, Gustave de (1849-1923)
Chemin de fer du Nord. Pierrefonds, 1900. Private Collection

Background imageRails Collection: slow train comin

slow train comin
Alex Lo

Background imageRails Collection: Crossroad

Crossroad
Jürgen Muß



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"Rails: A Journey Through Time and Place" "Exploring the depths of The Clay Pit, captured by Harold Harvey (1874-1941), where the earth reveals its hidden treasures. " "Witnessing the grandeur of A China Clay Pit in Leswidden through the artistic lens of Harold Harvey (1874-1941). " "Stepping back in time at Adlestrop Railway Station in Gloucestershire, a charming reminder of a bygone era. " "Uncovering the industrial heritage at Cwmpennar Colliery in Glamorgan, South Wales - a testament to hard work and perseverance. " "On the rails at Goodwood, as Howard K Elcock captures the exhilarating speed and power of locomotives. " "Immersed in history at Goodwick Railway Station in Pembrokeshire, South Wales - where stories unfold with every passing train. " "Descending into darkness near Bestwood Village, Nottinghamshire - exploring Bestwood Colliery's deep connection to coal mining and community resilience. " "A picturesque stopover at Malvern Railway Station in Worcestershire - an idyllic spot amidst stunning natural beauty. " "The New Great Western Railway Engine Caerphilly Castle steals the show during an impressive demonstration that leaves spectators awe-struck. " "An enchanting juxtaposition between a biplane soaring above and a steam train chugging along on parallel paths - capturing moments frozen in time. " "Newcastle upon Tyne Railway Crossing: Where ancient castles meet modern engineering marvels like Tyne Bridge for an unforgettable sightseeing experience. " "'All aboard' Bernina Express. Embark on a breathtaking journey through Grigioni, Switzerland's scenic landscapes via this iconic rail route.