TOPticl Digital Memories | Mad March

Mad March

March 13, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

A very interesting few weeks for my digitising business (, over 1000 pictures added.

But first a question:- What do you do if you are a railway enthusiast who lives on the Isle of Man?

By dint of geography your options are limited at home, so the answer is – You travel the world!

And that exactly what my latest contributor has done. So far he has sent me pictures of railways in Switzerland, Austria, New Zealand, Portugal and Australia as well as some lovely shots of the Isle of Man railway.

Only a few so far, but he is building up a head of steam J and more will be added frequently. He has also promised pictures of shipping and other transport – which all fits in well with my overall policy.

Second contribution is a set of 120 Class 47 pictures, all from 1990 to 1992. This was an interesting era as the BR Corporate Blue livery gave way to the various sector liveries such as Intercity, Railfreight, Regional Railways etc. Most of these liveries are well represented in this collection.

And lastly for this update over 1000 pictures from the RCTS Archive. Still sorting through these, but lots of diesel stuff from the 70’s – both pre- and post-TOPS. A large collection in Europe, mainly Switzerland and much more – it’s going to take me a while to get this set properly catalogued  so keep checking back to here and see what you can find


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