Welcome and thanks for looking in! This railway-themed photo site will be developed over time with both new photographs and the best from my archive of digital images and scans from 35mm and medium format photographs. You will find images ranging in vintage from the mid-1970s to the present day. Subjects include contemporary and 'heritage' traction on the UK national network, steam and diesel locomotives at work on UK preserved lines and, for variety, selections from France, Germany, Belgium and Ireland. The emphasis throughout will be on locomotive-hauled trains, both freight and passenger workings.
As well as showcasing my images, my aim is to help other railway photographers to choose and find locations that they may wish to try for themselves. Many of the galleries cover specific routes, with photographs arranged in route order and with relevant location information included in the captions and in the 'map' facility where this might be helpful. However, bear in mind that places can change rapidly with the encroachment of foliage, fences, communications masts and other unsightly photographic impediments!
Comments are welcome, particularly information to correct, update or expand the captions.
All of the images displayed here are 'small' and relatively low resolution. Please use the 'comments' facility to contact me if you wish to use or purchase any of original, full-sized versions. I am also happy to print and frame pictures to order; please inquire. All images are the intellectual property of Glen Batten and are legally protected by copyright.
The collections are being added to as time permits so please add to your 'favourites' and drop by regularly to see what's new.
Finally, a big thanks to all those who post schedules and running updates on the railway gen groups: without that information, many of these photographs could not have been taken.
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