As a result, the site has just grown and grown, though this is not entirely down to me; it would not have been possible without the generous help of dozens of photographers, all of whom have searched through old negatives, prints and slides to find suitable pictures to fill the gaps of my own collection.I am grateful to everyone, of course, but in an odd sort of way their help has given rise to some misunderstanding.
It began as a rehabilitive form of exercise, a means of stimulating the few remaining grey cells I have in retirement.
This site is meant to be a hobby, pure and simple; it gives me the chance to showcase some old rail photos on the web and for anyone to share their old train spotting memories with others.
But the producer didn't want a mind-numbing lecture on railway history - 'It might send listeners into a coma,' he said.
Well, he couldn't have put it more eloquently, though how anyone can describe the twilight years of steam as being deadly dull is the same as saying that people like me should be pitied and that's just asking for trouble.
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