Railway location lists…. all the B’s

Any new additions to the following lists have been highlighted in red and have been ‘tagged’ using  to aid your search; as ever if you have any questions please drop us a message or contact us via email.  Enjoy!

PLEASE NOTE: The updating of the lists covering railway locations alphabetically have historically, and for ‘operational’ reasons, lagged a little behind the regional or subject based lists. We hope that in time this might change, but in the meantime we are working hard to close the gap. 

Railway Locations BA              view the updated list here

  –  including first entries for Backworth Colliery, Bacton, Bad Oeynhausen, Bad Salzuflen, Bailey Gate, Baily Post Office, Baker Street, Balado, Baldersby, Balerno, Balgowan, Ballaglass Glen (M.E.R.), Ballinascarthy, Ballinhassig, Ballinluig, Ballintogher, Ballintra, Balloch Central, Ballycarry, Ballyhaunis, Ballylinnan, Ballymena, Ballywillan, Ballywilliam, Balnacoul Halt, Balquhidder, Balwill Crossing (nr Buchlyvie), Bampton (Devon), Banff Bridge, Banwy Viaduct (W&L), Barking, Barmouth Ferry (Fairbourne Railway), Barnes Lane Crossing, Barnham, Barnoldswick, Barry Island, Basildon, Basle, Bastille (Paris), Bath (Sidney Gardens), Batterstown, and Bawnboy Road

A couple of the newer additions:

C1068
Barry Island station with the East signal box on the right of the picture; DMU at platform on left; steam-hauled train, duty 056, ready for departure at island platform on right; loco is G2a class   0-8-0 49121
13 July 1958

C2376
Barnoldswick station, terminus of the branch from Earby in Yorkshire; view from over the level crossing showing Midland crossbar signal still in use; unusual track layout over crossing; and BR class 2 2-6-2T  84015 at the platform with the branch passenger train
28 July 1962

Railway Locations BE-BI             view the updated list here

  –  including first entries for Beaconsfield, Bearley, Beaufort, Beckenham Junction, Beckford, Beckton By-Products Works, Bective, Bedlington, Bekesbourne, Belfast Docks, Belfast Donegall Quay, Belgrave and Birstall, Bellarena, Bells Bridge (Cambrian), Bellshill, Belmont (C.I.E.), Beltring and Branbridges Halt, Beluncle Halt, Ben Rhydding, Bentworth and Lasham, Berg (Switzerland), Berkeley Road, Berrington, Bessbrook Viaduct, Bethune (S.N.C.F.), Betteshanger Colliery, Bexley, Bicester London Road, Bicester Military Railway, Bicslade Siding, Bideford, Bidford on Avon, Biggar, Bilbao, Bilson Junction, Bingen, Birdingbury, Birkfeld, Birr, Bishops Castle, and Bishops Lydeard

A couple of the newer additions:

C650
View from a carriage window on the SLS special Last Train over the Heads of the Valleys line as it reverses out of the Ebbw branch at Ebbw Vale Junction near Beaufort
5 Jan 1959

J2671
Bearley station, including signal box nearest on right
22 April 1962

Railway Locations BL-BO             view the updated list here

  –  including first entries for Blaby, Blackfriars (London), Bletchington, Blonay, Bognor Regis, Bonar Bridge, Bond End Wharf (Burton on Trent), Borough Market, and Borris Viaduct

A couple of the newer additions:

C1680
Blaby station, former LNWR; overall view looking towards Leicester
24 Oct 1959

J2819
K class 2-6-0 32353 on the turntable at Bognor Regis with BR class 4 2-6-0 76014 partly visible on the right of the picture
24 June 1962

Railway Locations BR           view the updated list here

  –  including first entries for Braga, Brienz, Brislington, Brocklesbury, Bruce Grove, Brusselton (Stockton and Darlington), and Bruton

A couple of the newer additions:

J2475
Brislington station viewed from the brake van of a goods train stopped there
24 Feb 1962

X398
BR class 4 2-6-4T 80135 bunker-first at Bruce Grove with the REC Saracen’s Head special train
15 June 1957

Railway Locations BU-BY            view the updated list here

  –  including first entries for Bullo Pill (Forest of Dean), Burnham Market, and Burrow Farm Mine

A couple of the newer additions:

J1800
Buildwas, looking south from the footbridge, with the branch passenger train for Much Wenlock just disappearing round the bend from the junction
1 April 1961

R3963
Bursledon main station building and canopy viewed from the opposite platform

Railway location lists…. all the M’s

Any new additions to the lists covering the following regions have been highlighted in red and have been ‘tagged’ using  to aid your search; as ever if you have any questions please drop us a message or contact us via email.  Enjoy!

PLEASE NOTE: The updating of the lists covering railway locations alphabetically have historically, and for ‘operational’ reasons, lagged a little behind the regional or subject based lists. We hope that in time this might change, but in the meantime we are working hard to close the gap. 

Railway Locations MA – ME

  –  including first entries for Mablethorpe, Maesglas Junction (Newport), Maghera, Magherafelt, Magheramorne, Maidens, Manchester Oxford Road, Mandas (Sardinia), Manea, Manuel Low Level, Margate Sands, Marham, Marley Hill, Marple, Marsh Gibbon and Poundon, Marston Magna, Maxstoke, Maynooth, Mays siding (Swanley/Eynsford), Maze Hill, Measham (BR), Meole Brace, Mercer’s Crossing (Bricklayers’ Arms branch), Merstham Greystone Limeworks, Merthyr Vale Colliery, and Merton Park

A couple of the newer additions:

J179
Manorhamilton station, overall view, as the 11.15am goods from Sligo to Enniskillen crosses railcar B on a southbound service
26 Sept 1957

J363
Maghera station looking north; V class 0-6-0 No.13 shunting on right
10 June 1958

Railway Locations MI – MY

  –  including first entries for Middle Drove, Middleton (Manchester), Middleton Siding (Bitterley), Millersdale Viaduct, Mill Hill East, Millom, Milton Range Halt, Monmouth Tramroad, Mortimer, Moss Litter Co., Macclesfield, Mountain Stage, Mumby Road, and Musel (Spain)

A couple of the newer additions:

J494
¾ head-on view of 2-6-2T 5178 on the 10.15am to Newton Abbot at the platform at Moretonhampstead
17 Jan 1959

J660
Head-on ¾ view of whole train in J659 in the station at Middle Drove;  good view of D16 class 4-4-0 62530
19 July 1958

Where were these taken…??

This set of images that need a little detective work are all from Scotland specifically list SCS (South of the Clyde); there is always the possibility however that they are north of the Clyde! So come on all you Scottish experts help us with identifying these locations!!:

B165/2
An unidentified Scottish branch line station, showing footbridge, signal, signal box, platform and platform buildings, mainly white painted; no train; still in use, at least for freight

B235/3
LMS 2-6-0 42737 with special train Duty No.200 (but no headboard) at unidentified location in the Grangemouth area; prominent is a partly-demolished wooden signal box; no people in
view

B187/2
Unidentified station in Scotland with extensive freight sidings

B187/3
Steam-hauled passenger train ¾ view going away from camera on double track in Scottish city – possibly Glasgow

B235/4
LMS 2-6-0 42737 with special train Duty No.200 (but no headboard); ¾ view of whole train of three coaches passing goods yard of unidentified rural station

B258/7
BR standard 4-6-2 70009 Alfred the Great with lengthy passenger train at unidentified location which looks like a port; large building which could be a hotel in the background

Where were these taken…??

This first batch of images that need a little detective work are all from the North-East of England; I wonder if any of you very clever people out there can help us with the locations?:

3559
Unidentified station on the East Coast main line when still open for passengers and freight: staggered platforms. Cattle wagons in sidings on right; no train

3568
Slightly misty view of unidentified 4-6-2 with coal train at unidentified location on the East Coast main line

3640
View from overbridge of unidentified two-platform station with wooden platform buildings somewhere in the Newcastle electrified area with EMU arriving

3752
Tyneside EMU at unidentified location on double-track line

Introducing our railway locations lists…..

The updating of the lists covering railway locations alphabetically have historically, and for ‘operational’ reasons, lagged a little behind the regional or subject based lists. We hope that in time this might change, but in the meantime we are working hard to close the gap.  

Any new additions to the following lists have been highlighted in red:

  • Railway Locations I – J

      –  including first entries for Ilkestone, Ilton Halt, Imperial Paper Mills (Gravesend), Ingrow East & West, Inveramsay Junction, Irchester, Isham, Isle Adam, and Junction Road (on the K&ESR)

  • Railway Locations K

      –  including first entries for Kelmarsh, Kelvedon Low Level, Kemsing, Kentish Town West, Kettering, Kettering furnaces, Kew Gardens, Keynsham paper mills, Kidbrooke, Kidwelly Junction, Kilbarry (Cork), Kildwick and Crosshills, Kilfenora, Killamarsh Central, Killeshandra, Kilrea, Kimbolton, Kingsferry Bridge (Swale Halt), Kingskerswell, Kirby in Ashfield, Kirkconnel, Kirkham Crossing (Wooler), Kirklee Junction, Kirton Lindsey, and Konstanz

  • Railway Locations WA

      –  including first entries for Wallbridge Incline (Stanhope and Tyne), Walthamstow Hoe Street, Walthamstow (Queen’s Road), Wanstrow, Warrington gasworks, Wartle, Watchet Harbour, Watchet Quay (WSMR), Waterford Ironfounders’ Siding, Wattwil, and Wavertree Junction

As ever if you have any questions please drop us a message or email.  Enjoy!

New additions…. Christmas 2021

New additions….

Any new additions to the lists covering the following regions have been highlighted in red and have been ‘tagged’ using  to aid your search; as ever if you have any questions please drop us a message or contact us via email.  Enjoy!

A couple of the newer additions:

X25
The freight train for Fockerby about to depart from Reedness Junction with an REC party aboard including Frank Smith and Arthur Miall; view from brake van end, loco barely visible
22 July 1961

X551
Class J11 0-6-0 64419 head-on view as it runs round it’s RCTS special train at Winterton and Thealby, the then terminus of the cut-back branch that formerly ran to Winteringham and Whitton on the banks of the Humber
20 June 1954

A couple of the newer additions:

X307
A gleaming 4-6-2 46229 leaving Marylebone with the Shakespeare
Limited; good ¾ view of whole train from elevated position

X487
Midland class 1P 0-4-4T 58072 with single coach train on a singleline branch; this loco was allocated to Kentish Town shed in 1948, which is around the time when this picture was taken. Any suggestions re location would be welcomed.

A couple of the newer additions:

X228
Class G5 0-4-4T 67241 pulls away from Lambley station with a passenger train from Alston to Haltwhistle; good overall view from above with Lambley viaduct in the background

X315
North Sunderland Railway; 0-6-0ST Bamburgh with three-coach train at the platform at Seahouses; good ¾ view of whole train

A couple of the newer additions:

X456
2-6-2T 5153 passing through Ironbridge and Broseley station with a coal train, with signalman on platform ready to collect the token, viewed from overbridge

X522
Royal Scot class 4-6-0 46114 Coldstream Guardsman arrives at
Newport (Shropshire) with the 11.25am Shrewsbury to Stafford local; near head-on view from opposite platform, showing whole train
30 Dec 1960

A couple of the newer additions:

X466
The collapse of Shepton Mallet viaduct on the S&D
2 Feb 1946

X46
Midland class 1F 0-6-0T 41706 ¾ view at Bristol

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