Welcome to the Prorail Photographic Archives
We are particularly privileged to provide a permanent home for the remarkable output of the late A.E. "Dusty" Durrant, renowned enthusiast and photographer of World Steam railways. His dedication to the task covered almost 50 years - from the early 1950s to the late 1990s - capturing approximately 50,000 images in the process!
Due to the size of the catalogue and the number of images available, we are preparing listings in distinct categories - by country &/or region. Representative selections are offered below in "Thumbnail" format complete with captions. Click the grid to select. For copyright reasons, these screen-view images have been watermarked.
You may also explore the wider range available in the full listings - all presented in loco running number order. Higher definition images - with/without enlargement - can also be made available for authors, publishers and private individuals. It is not proposed to offer a photographic print service at this time.
|The Early Years (whilst employed in the UK - BR Swindon Works, etc.)|
|British Railways||ex Great Western types (W)||Selected Daily Images||Full Listing (W)|
|British Railways||ex Southern Railway (S)||Selected Daily Images||Full Listing (S)|
|British Railways||ex LMS Group Locos (M)||Selected Daily Images||Full Listing (M)|
|British Railways||ex LNER Group Locos (E)||Selected Daily Images||Full Listing (E)|
|British Railways||BR Standard Classes / WD||Selected Daily Images||Full Listing (B)|
Photographic Excursions - European railways - and beyond
East Africa, Asia & Australia - work experience and travel years
AFRICA : The Later Years (based in Springs, South Africa)