The collection is estimated to contain 40,000 prints and 15,000 negatives of railway and tramway subjects.
Cataloging has been in progress for some time and although progressing well a number of holdings remain to be sorted out and added to the index.
Photographers represented include:-
- AH Bennett
- JD Buckley
- D Cross
- DKG Greenhill
- JA Joyce
- FHE King
- RJ Meyer
- KA Robinson
- AR Schmidt
- BD Whebell
The collection is organised into the following major Categories to give access to prints.
- Locomotives etc. –
accessed by class and road number (or maker’s number for private locomotives)
- Rolling Stock –
accessed by class
- Geographic –
accessed by line and station
- Events –
accidents, exhibitions, royal visits, etc. People
- Structures –
bridges, loco sheds, turntables, water towers, etc.
– signals, train control & tablet systems, etc.
- Non-rail services –
rail-air, road services, shipping.