Unidentified photographs

Your chance for a little fun and to assist the editor

Last update 14 June 2024

Additional information is always gratefully received, whether entirely new records (particularly historical records) or information to fill in gaps or correct errors, via the contact link under the Miscellaneous entry in the navigation bar above. Thank you.

This is an occasional quiz. Can you help to identify these photographs? The editor is perplexed why his younger self failed to keep proper records!

If you can identify anything here, please contact the editor who will be pleased to hear from you.

Thanks to those who have helped solve some of the mysteries.

unknown station
Unknown photo 4

Dated August 1986, this view may be in Scotland. It shows DMU vehicle 54195 waiting on the left; in the centre, mail bags are transferred between Royal Mail van and station trolley and a class 08 shunter sits on the right. Can you identify the station (or even the 08?).

unknown station
Unknown photo 3

Believed taken in August 1984, this depicts an unknown disused station. It is probably somewhere in Devon (or, less likely, Somerset or Cornwall).

unknown signal box
SOLVED!
Unknown photo 2

This undated and unlabelled image shows Greaves Sidings signal box.

unknown station
SOLVED!
Unknown photo 1

This is a 1989 view of a DMU at Aberdare station.