JJS himself John J Smith lived in Eastbourne, commuting to London to work for British Railways. His photographs are not just of locomotives but he often took pictures that other photographers ignored such as signals, signal boxes, stations etc. Many of his pictures are from the South of England but he travelled all over the UK including Ireland. He photographed many branch lines just before closure. The picture (left) was taken on 19 September 1953 at Watchingwell, Isle of Wight on the last weekend of operation.

The collection is listed by where the photograph was taken not by locomotive. Locomotives still displaying the SR numbers are indexed with 30000 added to the number.

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The table below gives the number of images in each category.

Recent Additions123 Southern Area2678
Southern - West of Salisbury189 London Area546
Electric and Diesel89 Coaches115
Cuckoo Line204 Bexhill37
Colonel Stephens218 Isle of Wight105
Bluebell101 Signal Boxes711
Eastern Region302 Foreign197
Spain414 Industrial102
Isle of Man66 Ireland1139
Liverpool42 Longmoor19
Midland Region352 Narrow Gauge136
Scotland490 Somerset & Dorset101
LT Underground83 Western Region310

Last updated 14 Nov 2014