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. Where not 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
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
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
The Chad Valley promotional jigsaw puzzles written and published by Tom Tyler in 2017 ISBN 978-0-9567463-4-4

Image sources


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
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

We have been fortunate in that a number of picture libraries and archives have kindly allowed the use of images from their collections:
Colour-Rail for their kind permission to reproduce photographs from their catalogue
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 archvist)
Lens of Sutton Collection, courtesy of Stanley C.Jenkins
Network Rail Corporate Archive
Oxfordshire History Centre
Pendon Museum
Science and Society Picture Library, courtesy of the National Railway Museum
Historic England Archive

Private collections

Our grateful thanks goes to those photographers who have kindly given permission for us to use photographs or videos from their personal collections, who include amongst others noted elsewhere:
Chris Jennings, Chris Leigh, David Armitage, D.Bowman and D.Canning, Derek Grant, Graham Gegg, Jeremy Tilston, John Bramley-Brown, Martin Loach, Martin Loader, Stanley C.Jenkins

Other sources

Unless noted below, original source material is held in the author's collection.
Abingdon Road station in 1844. My Picture Book of Railways published by Ward, Lock & Co.
View of Oxford from the Abingdon road. An original page taken from Memorials of Oxford - volume 3 by James Ingram first published in 1837

Ian Allan. Trains Annual 1947 published by Ian Allan Limited in 1946
Pangbourne, print first published in The Great Western Railway of 1846 by J.C.Bourne
Culham Station 1904. Postcard marked as being published by Leach's Printers of Abingdon in 1904

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

Lock Cottage and bridge. Undated postcard marked as being published by Savages, Carfax Oxford
Nuneham House, front from Park. Undated postcard marked as being published by Taunt's Photographs
Nuneham House. An original page taken from A Series of Picturesque Views of Seats of the Noblemen & Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland published by William Mackenzie of Ludgate Hill in 1860.
Satellite view of station, Imagery ©DigitalGlobe,Getmapping plc,Infoterra Ltd&Bluesky,The Geoinformation Group, Map data ©

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

Fête poster for Beckett Park from 1874, courtesy of Shrivenham Heritage Society
Oxford Town Hall. An original page taken from Memorials of Oxford - volume 3 by James Ingram first published in 1837
Original pages taken from The Illustrated London News and The Graphic. Various dates as indicated with each image.


Abingdon & District Model Railway Club
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
Chinnor & Princess Risborough Railway
Didcot Railway Centre
Oxford & District Model Railway Club
Oxford balloon experience - James Sadler, the first Englishman to fly
Radley History Club
Radley village website - Radley Rail Gala souvenir programme from 1994
Railway Heritage Trust
South Oxford Community Centre - the coming of the railway to Oxford, and John Towle and his paper house
The Railway Servants' Orphanage - Derby

Souvenir Edmondson tickets printed by Bell Ticket Printing
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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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