Links and Acknowledgements

We are grateful for the kind support and interest shown whilst this site has been developed. Wherever possible original copyright holders or publishers have been contacted for permission to reproduce material. In some instances it may not have been possible to determine who that should be and we apologise for any such omission. The lists below may not be exhaustive, but every effort has been made to credit the source of any image, and where applicable the photographer, with each image as it appears within the website. Unless noted otherwise all images are the original work of the author.

Research sources

Historical newspaper searches via British Newspaper Archive, The Times Online Archive, Welsh Newspapers Online and other printed newspaper archives
Historical O.S. maps reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland
Listed buildings details via Historic England
Planning application details via South Oxford District Council
Research facilities via Oxfordshire County Council Library Service - Abingdon branch

A Collector's guide to the famous ABCs and other iconic Ian Allan publications
A collectors guide to the Ian Allan ABC Locomotive Series 1942-1990 compiled and published by Laurence Waters in 1991 (second edition) ISBN: 0 9511799 18
Ferries of the Upper Thames written by Joan Tucker. Published by Amberley Publishing in 2012 ISBN: 978 1 84868 967 1
Go Great Western - a History of GWR Publicity written by R.B.Wilson and revised by Colin Judge. Published by David St John Thomas and distributed by David & Charles Publishers plc in 1987 ISBN: 0 946537 38 0
Pole's Book written and published for private circulation by Sir Felix Pole in 1954
Private Owner Wagons of the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company Ltd compiled by Keith Montague and published by the Oxford Publishing Co. in 1981 ISBN: 0 869093 124 2
Roads across the Upper Thames Valley Booklets RUTV7 and RUTV12 written and first published by Alan Rosevear in 1993
The Abingdon Branch written by Nigel Trippett & Nicholas de Courtais. Published by Wild Swan Publications Ltd. in 1985 ISBN: 0 906867 29 0
The Chad Valley promotional jigsaw puzzles written and published by Tom Tyler in 2017 ISBN: 978 0 9567463 4 4

Image sources

Archives visited

We are grateful to the following archives who generously allowed us to visit and photograph items in their collections and to reproduce those images on our website:
Brunel Institute a collaboration of the SS Great Britain Trust and the University of Bristol - Brunel letter books and sketch books
Parliamentary Archives - Deposited plans for the Oxford and Didcot Railway (1837-1844)
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - Agreements of 1888 and 1908 between GWR and Nuneham House


We also acknowledge the generous assistance of:
Crécy Publishing Limited whose books are noted within the website
Dorchester News for their kind permission to reproduce the article about Culham Station's 175th anniversary
Lightmoor Press and Ian Pope for providing background information and photographs relating to coal merchants at Culham
Pendragon Publishing for their kind permission to reproduce the article from BackTrack magazine about Thomas Edmondson
Railway Modeller magazine for their kind permission to reproduce the article about Culham Station and the use of images from the magazine

Picture libraries and archives

We have been fortunate in that a number of picture libraries and archives have kindly allowed the use of images from their collections:
The A.J.Jackson Collection at Brooklands Museum
The Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
Aviation Ancestry, historic British Aviation advertisements archive
Britain from Above Aerofilms Collection and Historic England
Colour-Rail for their kind permission to reproduce photographs from their catalogue
Francis Frith collection
Historical Model Railway Society (HMRS) for their kind permission to reproduce photographs from their archives
Great Western Trust photographic archive, courtesy of Laurence Waters (Photograph archivist)
Lens of Sutton Collection, courtesy of Stanley C.Jenkins
Network Rail Corporate Archive, who made available a number of original documents which they scanned in specially for us
Oxfordshire History Centre
Pendon Museum
Royal Naval Photographers Association archive, courtesy of the RNPA Historian
Science and Society Picture Library, courtesy of the National Railway Museum
Historic England Archive

Private collections

Our grateful thanks goes to those who have kindly given permission for us to use photographs or videos from their personal collections, who include amongst others noted elsewhere:
David Armitage, David Bowman, John Bramley-Brown, Ben Brooksbank, Ivan Cadge, Stephen Clinch, Graham Gegg, Derek Grant, Stanley C.Jenkins, Chris Jennings, Chris Leigh, Martin Loach, Martin Loader, Jeremy Tilston, Laurence Waters, Peter White

Other sources

Additional material has been kindly made available from other sources, who include amongst others noted elsewhere:
Floods at Oxford 1894. Postcard published in 1904 by an unknown publisher, courtesy of Oxford History

Undated postcard Chad Valley Works (the local centre of industry), unknown publisher, courtesy of

Maker's official photograph of Dunston Bros., Radley private owner's wagon, courtesy of Radley History Club
Maker's official photograph of W.S.Clarke, Faringdon private owner's wagon, courtesy of John Speller

Oxford Ragwort photograph ©Crown copyright, GB Non-native species secretariat

Plan of Culham airfield circa 1945 Ove Arup & Partners Ltd
Culham airield circa 1950 CCFE/UKAEA

Fête poster for Beckett Park from 1874, courtesy of Shrivenham Heritage Society

Images and information relating to Sutton Bridge Sutton Courtenay Local History Society
Images and information relating to local Thames bridges Where Thames Smooth Waters Glide compiled by John Eade

Photograph of Bradford-on-Avon Station Bradford on Avon Museum
Image postcard showing Charfield Station Charfield Community website


Abingdon & District Model Railway Club
Berkshire Industrial Archaeology Group - Projects on Cox & Wyman Printers, and Gas in Berkshire
British Transport Police - BTP history
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
Chinnor & Princess Risborough Railway
Cholsey and Wallingford Heritage Railway
Culham Village - History and personal recollections of village life
Didcot Railway Centre
Oxford & District Model Railway Club
Lincoln Conservation
Oxford balloon experience - James Sadler, the first Englishman to fly
Oxford History - A fascinating anthology covering a diverse range of topics
Radley village website - Radley Rail Gala souvenir programme from 1994
Railway Heritage Trust
South Oxford Community Centre - the history of south Oxford
The Railway Servants' Orphanage - St Chrisopher's Home, Derby

Souvenir Edmondson tickets printed by Bell Ticket Printing
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Display sponsors

Dapol who kindly donated decorated samples for static display of their GWR streamlined Railcar in '00' and a 57xx Pannier tank in '0' scale
Greening Lamborn Trust who generously sponsored the initial edition of our Discovery Trail booklet
Hornby Hobbies Ltd. who kindly donated examples of a GWR 63' Collet autocoach and their beautiful GWR 6023 King Edward II in '00' scale for static display
Osborns Models who kindly donated a sample of their specially commissioned pair of 'N' scale Peco wagons Culham Collection for static display
Oxforddiecast who kindly donated a decorated sample of their delightful '00' scale Dean goods engine for static display

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