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Found Negatives - Steam Railways

John Seaman , Jul 21, 2009; 02:58 p.m.

A while ago I bought a little album of 35mm negatives, containing what appeared to be railway scenes, at a car boot sale. When I started to scan them I realised they were a record of the end of the steam era in the 1960's, mainly in Scotland, with enthusiasts excursions on the various lines. After completing the scans I decided to send them to the Scottish Railway Preservation Society which was where I thought they belonged. Here are a few of the best images if any PN members are interested in steam railways. The author is unknown.

Number 1


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John Seaman , Jul 21, 2009; 03:00 p.m.

I've just given them numbers as I don't know the locations or much about the subjects. There was a lot of photography going on.

Number 2

John Seaman , Jul 21, 2009; 03:02 p.m.

This engine is A3 Pacific Brown Jack.

Number 3

John Seaman , Jul 21, 2009; 03:04 p.m.

I think this is at Glasgow Central.

John Seaman , Jul 21, 2009; 03:10 p.m.

The image:

Number 4

John Seaman , Jul 21, 2009; 03:13 p.m.

The last one - Aberdeen Flier. There are lots more but mostly rather mundane scenes of the end of steam.

Number 5

JDM von Weinberg , Jul 21, 2009; 03:28 p.m.

Very nice. I wasn't aware that, when we were discussing the possibility of the first picture being a record of the earlier days of the Elder Hamish community, that these were "found."
Of course, the grass is always greener.., but there's such a wonderful diversity to the British Empire steam locomotives that always leaves me wanting to see more, even though I'm only a very modest train buff.

More into smaller machines, if you take my meaning.

Derek Kennedy , Jul 21, 2009; 04:13 p.m.

ANyone else find themselves looking at the camera held by the boy on the left edge of photo #2?

Thanks for posting the images, I love railroad images like this.

JDM von Weinberg , Jul 21, 2009; 04:41 p.m.

Yes, I noticed the kid and camera too...
(sort of reminds me of the Farside cartoon "Buffy notices something interesting..."

I can't figure out what the camera may be- anyone ?

boy with camera from Pict #2

John Seaman , Jul 21, 2009; 05:02 p.m.

JDM well spotted, I regret I didn't make it clear that it wasn't my shot, although I've spent many hours working on these pictures. Anyway the negatives end with a series taken on preserved railways mainly in the Leicestershire (England) area where I live, probably during the 1970's, so it seems the photographer moved south at some point - and graduated on to colour - here are three more:

Butler Henderson

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