Welcome to Mainline South, a gallery compiled by Richard Stiles. The main aim of this gallery is to record the railway scene across Europe. Most of the scenes that interest me are disappearing, with modernisation sweeping away the old (but interesting) infrastructure. My focus is primarily hauled workings, either freight or passenger. I hope you enjoy browsing through my photographs.
England: Sir William and Lady Judy McAlpine's Garden Railway; 1Sep12
A visit to the summer fete at Sir William McAlpine's private railway on 1Sep12. The highlight for me was seeing a massive stone structure rescued from the now demolished Broad Street station. There are hundreds of railway artifacts dotted around, including railway boundary markers from long gone companies such as Lancashire & Yorkshire, London North Western and Metropolitan. Within the grounds are hundreds of wild animals include deer and wallabies. A wonderful place to visit. The BBC can shed some more light than me; http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/oxford/hi/people_and_places/newsid_8378000/8378264.stmRead More