This restored and colourised video has been highlighted a good many times, but is worth the link. London in the later WW2 years. There’s a great segment taken at Waterloo from around the 12 minute mark, but plenty of bus and tram interest elsewhere. And despite the occasionally dodgy colourisation (a red Green Line bus), this gives some good ideas for the colours to use for a late Grouping or early BR layout.
All his YouTube site is interesting, mainly European (and none the worse for that), but these videos also caught my eye.
It strikes me that the early Dutch railways look more ‘British’ than a lot of European trains of that era.
And to finish, a little local colour….. (not sure, as ever, where the photos came from – sorry.)
East Croydon and perhaps a royal train.
A ‘BIL’ on the Reigate-Redhill shuttle. No 12 car trains to Reigate in those days!
Redhill in the 50’s or 60’s. Impressive signals!
Hi there, I am involved in creating a historical information display for Reigate Station in conjunction with the local Community Rail Partnership and the Reigate Society. No money other than printing is involved. We would like to use your image of a 2-BIL at Reigate Station please? Do you have a hi-res version you could email please? Thanking you in anticipation. Bruce Healey
Hi Bruce. I’m sorry, but that image came unattributed from a facebook group. I have found the original here, and the owner may give you permission to use it. https://www.flickr.com/photos/trains-travel/22646312509/in/photolist-2h8tpm8-2iVgr2B-2bPBkoK-2khxFvq-2kQCxHm-MVjSL5-2kmx3HU-DKYjuT-2kJpLEA-2khL6AY-2kmxDQJ-HXZG67-QZMXsV-2hu8ZJM-2ijVFBz-2kwgtKv-MVkRwE-DEKgah-2j6nf2a-2kmtf9e-2iZ68zf-2iQf2Hg-dMr5Eu-23t6pcc-2ioHSQw-9UkzPp-LwQWLo-2ioMZrt-xFnMa4-KV7exF-2kJCXrp-WwMqNS-2knv1LY-dt987t-24eUJmr-2kJtqev-peaSee-HH3K9L-GGJCaX-adiqrs-2kJXdFF-2kJtYji-FUBT67-YfdWHY-2jkwm2U-az2TYz-28NmNfu-AvbgHX-axnioU-2hTXfsT I will edit to credit it, but leave it up for now. Hope that helps, Jon
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