Railway picture gallery

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Railway picture gallery


This gallery is the largest online collection of photographs of the Jersey Western Railway, which ran from St Helier to Corbiere, and Jersey Eastern Railway, which connected St Helier with Gorey



Jersey Eastern Railway

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St Luke's Station
Mrs Bartholomew took over from her stationmaster husband at La Rocque during World War One
Gorey Village Station, 1905
Passengers arrive at Gorey Harbour
A train leaves Gorey and passes along the shore heading for St Helier

Jersey Western Railway

This picture of St Aubin shows a train crossing in front of the terminus station on its way to the tunnel and beyond, the track to La Corbiere. We don't think we have seen another picture capturing the moment when a train traversed the stretch of line in front of the terminus. We have tried hard to date the picture, but without success so far.

New pictures of the Western Railway not previously published online

Model Engineer and Electrician is probably the last place one would expect to find previously unknown pictures of Jersey's railways. As far as we know, these three images have not been published elsewhere since they appeared in the modellers' magazine in 1914. The first is a straightforward picture of Seven Oaks Bridge, where Mont Les Vaux crossed the track. The middle picture shows the traverser inside the St Helier terminus, and the bottom image, unfortunately of rather poor quality, shows the level crossing at Don Bridge. It was one of very few lifting-barrier crossings on the island's railways. Most crossings, of which there were many, were gated, and there are not many photos of them.
Seven Oaks bridge, 1914
Town terminus traverser, 1914
Don Bridge crossing, 1914

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A train passes West Park Pavilion, the 'Tin Hut'
Railcars pass at Millbrook
Passengers at Beaumont Station
A train emerges from the tunnel
A train leaving Don Bridge Station heading for La Corbiere
Corbiere Station in the 1910s

Railway engines on Jersey stamps

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