Photographs, a collection of approximately 1,880 safety film negatives, 35mm to 5 x 4 ins and approximately 2,000 5½ x 3½ ins silver gelatin prints, with a small quantity of postcards, featuring railways in Britain, particularly the Great Western Railway, London & South Western Railway, Southern Railway and minor railways branch lines in the West Country, c1908-1985. Also features Irish railways in 1949 and 1952. The work of R J Sellick, with prints by the Box family, W E Heyward, Locomotive & General Railway Photographs (LGRP).
This collection features railways in Wales, the south of England, and the West Country, with particular emphasis on the Great Western Railway, Southern Railway, and London & South Western Railway, together with minor and independent railways.
There is coverage, for example, of the Lynton & Barnstaple, Liskeard & Caradon, Oxford & Birmingham, Cambrian, Welshpool & Llanfair, Torrington & Marland Railways. London & South Western Railway lines into Devon and the railways on the Isle of Wight also feature, as do railways in Ireland and France.
Although Sellick took some of the photographs in this collection, much is the work of other enthusiasts, including the Box family and Arthur Halls.