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New or modified photos added to any php photo gallery ( currently Austria, China, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom ) can be found here, arranged in the order that they were added, latest first. Up to 300 pictures or one years worth are shown. It’s possible to limit the pictures displayed to those added in the last 14, 30, 90 or 180 days by changing the selection on the page.

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Germany

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It all started with a chance encounter with a 4-6-4 tank in the Black Forest in 1973. From then on I was hooked on foreign railways in general and Germanic locomotives in particular. Trips to Germany were sporadic at first but I’m now a regular visitor and the galleries have expanded to over 1100 photos covering many of the country’s scenic diesel and electric lines. All of the photos here were taken since 2006 but pictures from earlier trips will be added as time permits.

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China

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China is probably the most interesting country for railway enthusiasts today. Whether your preference is for working steam, big diesels, powerful electrics or high speed trains, China's got it. These galleries show everything from narrow gauge 0-8-0s deep in the forests of Heilongjiang to double headed QJs on Jingpeng Pass and from the ancient electrics at Fushun to big diesels on the main lines of northern China. There are almost 100 galleries, organised into categories such as location, loco class, type of operation etc.

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United Kingdom

Britain's railways have become progressively less interesting over recent years but it wasn't always that way. Most of my British material is on film and I've made a start on scanning some of the early 35mm slides. There are also some digital images taken before I lost interest in 2003 and more from the last few years. Areas featured include the ECML around York, Kings Cross and Edinburgh in 1981/2, Bedlay Colliery in Lanarkshire around the same time and the Thames Valley in 2003 and 2014-2016.

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Spain

Spain used to be home to an incredible collection of charming narrow gauge lines but most have now closed or lost much of their appeal through modernisation. The Soller Railway on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca is an exception and still retains its unique character. There are also pictures of the superb Ponferrada - Villablino line in steam days and main line diesels around Murcia.

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Cuba

The big attraction in Cuba was the sugar cane harvest that took place in spring every year. Most mills had their own rail system to bring cane from outlying loading points to the mill and many of them still used steam locomotives right up to the end of the 20th century. An unbelievable variety of engines from the main US builders could still be seen at work in the mid 1990s, most of them over 70 years old. The pictures here are from a 1996 trip but others will be added when time permits.

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