73082 at Horstead Keynes in 2017
73096 at Medstead in 2008
34072 at Corfe Castle in 2020

GDS Railway Photography ... a thank you

Whether it be an individual mainline loco, a large heritage railway or just a small group preserving an old station, I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the wonderful railway preservation movement we now enjoy.

There are far too many to mention here but I guess it will come as no surprise given my passion for all things UK Southern Railway and British Railways Southern Region there are some that mean even more to me than the rest! A visit to or trip on the following have not only always given me immense pleasure but are also the source of many of the photos on this site.

Bluebell Railway:

I was "knee high to a grasshoper" when I first took a trip on the Bluebell Line and their achievements over the last 60 years have never ceased to amaze me.

Mid Hants Railway:

I first travelled over the "Alps" back in BR days and subsequently followed its sad demise and amazing rebuilding. Medstead & Four Marks station has always been one of my favourite locations.

Swanage Railway:

Like the Mid Hants, my first trip down to Swanage was back in BR days and instantly I fell in love with Corfe Castle, the village, and of course the station! Again I have followed its demise, almost total loss to a bypass and then amazing restoration.

The Dartmoor Railway Supporters' Association:

A volunteer group who support the former LSWR/Southern railway line between Meldon Viaduct, Okehampton and Coleford Junction.

Great Central Railway:

What can I say ... the GCR is not my beloved Southern but wow the experience of one of their Gala's, particularly the Goods Galore truly is the closest I have ever come to the steam/diesel mix of the sixties.

Tarka Valley Railway:

Just a small team who are slowley but surely putting Torrington station back how I first knew it over 50 years ago.

e-mail: gds-railway-photography@gdsit.co.uk