Phil Marsh has a huge image collection.  He started photography in 1965 and over the last decade or so has collected images dating from the dawn of photography - 150 years ago. These are railway images but often contain great glimpses of social history from around the world. Subjects away from railways include, coast, landscape, wildlife, Harry Potter filming, the worlds top rock bands and people. He has scanned  over 20,000 images over the last few years at high resolution and they have been featured on all the main TV channels.


He has a huge East West Rail, Wolverton Works and Royal Train archive available plus thousands of never before seen images from the last 750 days of mainline UK steam taken by his late brother Geoff Marsh commercially available.





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Images from the 1860s available The Southeastern Club train at Tonbridge, loading the Royal Mails at Plymouth onto a GWR service and St Pancras 80 years ago. Also the Met Line in 1863 and 130 years later. With a taste of Harry Potter at Glenfinnan to complete the selection.

Phil Marsh was delighted to be

asked to be the Harry Potter photographer at Glenfinnan.

This is Bletchley Flyover being deconstructed. The only photographer invited on-site in May 2020 by the project team. The massive crane is below.

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Its only rock and roll - Phil Marsh has been taking gig images for 40 years...

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Many BR 'blue' era images are available. Also very historic and rare images such as Scots Guardsman at York on the Olympic Torch train and on strike duty a century ago. Aslo from 1967, the last steam services in the northeast and in London, on the southern serving Waterloo taken by Geoff Marsh. Battle of Britain Class engines Spitfire and Biggin Hill are here. And boy meets girl at Salisbury..... A lucky shot or posed? Not posed but a little lucky!


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Wildlife and nature images are also in the library.

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Learn how to take that 'lucky' shot - or is it really luck? How to make your luck and how to 'see' a picture when others around you cannot.

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