Welcome to my website which contains a growing number of archive pictures and all the new stuff taken since the demise of Fotopic. Right now there's over 38,800 pictures to view or buy.
STOP PRESS (18th May 2015)
2015 has started as another busy year & looks like it'll continue that way. There's been new franchises launched, refurbished trains to see and soon - a new fleet will start to arrive. I've been kept occupied both with commissions & my own work, as well as starting a new blog, which you can find here:
I've just finished disbanding monthly galleries from October 2014 to January 2015 & moved all the pictures into the galleries dedicated to the various TOCs etc.
I've completed replacing all the old low-res files with high-res ones.This has allowed me to sort out a few errors in the database & numbering system to remove duplicates and find one or two pictures that had got 'lost' in the files. There may still be one or two that have slipped through the net, so if you come across any, please let me know.
Now I'll be able to concentrate adding the huge digital foreign rail & travel archives and scan more sides. In May I added a whole new selection from India and Thailand.
Needless to say it's taking a huge amount of time as I try to balance this with my normal commercial work - and a home life!
I'm also whittling down the numbers of galleries to make stuff easier to find. This means there's a single monthly gallery that replaces all the old 'odds and sod's' galleries. Another change is that I'm no longer loading the archive stuff into yearly galleries. Instead pictures will be loaded straight into the relevant galleries such as the TOC or ‘signalling’, stations’ etc. This will save me a lot of work in the future and make the pictures easier to find as they’ll be grouped by subject. Eventually, all pictures will be tagged with keywords to make it possible to search for more groups and subjects. As I’m a one man band and this is time consuming – it will be a long way off yet!
The result of all this hard work is that the site will be bigger, better and the pictures will be loaded full size.
In the meantime I hope you continue to enjoy the site.