Malcolm Smith's
Railway Archive Pages

Above is 21C1 Channel Packet in original condition.
The picture is from the centre pages of the Loco Profile of the
Merchant Navy Pacifics published by Profile Publications.

I have had an interest in railways since I was a small child and used to watch the trains which I could see from my grand-mother's garden. I had my first train set when I was 8 years old. It was a Hornby Dublo set of Sir Nigel Gresley with two teak coaches. This set is still with it's original box and remains in the family with a nephew in America.

My interest centres around the area and workings of the former London & South Western Railway and in particular the area around Wimborne in Dorset. I made a full size 'OO' gauge model of Wimborne station and although I got all the track laid, I never really got started on the scenery. I did previously make a portable layout of Verwood station complete with buildings and scenery.

In order to share my aspect of interest, I am in the process of compiling a photographic archive using only photographs taken by myself. The beginnings of the archive can be reached from the headings below. There are many more pictures to be added in due course.

The idea of a virtual railwayana collection is not my own, it came from visiting the
Virtual Railway Museum which I recommend you also visit.

Photographs of items that have passed through my hands or which I have seen over the years.

Photographs of trains from the mid 1970's up to the present time.

I have kept my photographs of engineering work as a separate subject.

I made a point of photographing the lineside detail along some sections of track. These pictures are presented as if you are taking a journey along the line.

I have put some of the more interesting items of railway architecture and equipment of the railway buildings in detail in this section.

This section shows a selection of formats of railway tickets. This section is in the process of being restructured.

Details of the layouts I have constructed.

Photos and information about train working schedules in the Southampton area gathered principally to research train formations for my model layout.

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