Many of you will be aware, Roger Taylor and Brian Anderson wrote a book about the Hatfield to St Albans GNR branch line, called “The Hatfield and St Albans Branch of the Great Northern Railway” (published in 1988 by Oakwood Press, ISBN 9780853613732).
Due to that project, Roger took many photographs of the branch line and collected many more from various sources. With his kind permission, the Smallford Residents’ Association and Smallford.org has been allowed to digitise the collection and display it here on our website.
The following two links provided are to the first two parts of the collection, one gallery concentrates on photos between Hatfield and St Albans, the other on photos taken of the London Road Station to the St Albans Abbey station (the end of the line), including some photos taken along Herts Railtours. There are two more collections currently being digitised, so please watch this space for future updates!
A special word of thanks is due to Roger Gray who kindly took the time to digitise the collection, a painstaking amount of patience and perseverance, we’re sure, was in order to complete the task. Click the buttons below to see the collection.