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Background imageTransport Collection: Stonehenge ahead FL01500_02_003

Stonehenge ahead FL01500_02_003
STONEHENGE, Amesbury, Wiltshire. A car drives past an a box towards Stonehenge. Photograph 1930, from the Ministry of Works Blue Album

Background imageTransport Collection: Henley-On-Thames GOM01_05_068_03

Henley-On-Thames GOM01_05_068_03
Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire. The view towards Hart Street from Market Place showing cars parked in the foreground and the tower of St Marys Church in the distance

Background imageTransport Collection: Spaghetti Junction EAW220279

Spaghetti Junction EAW220279
Gravelly Hills Interchange, Birmingham. Junction 6 on the M6 motorway meets the A38 and A5127 in a complex known as " Spaghetti Junction"

Background imageTransport Collection: Poodle a054086

Poodle a054086
View of a car showing a poodle sitting in the drivers seat. Photographed by John Gay. Date range: 1946-1959

Background imageTransport Collection: Mallard steam train, Flying Scotsman service a062835

Mallard steam train, Flying Scotsman service a062835
MALLARD. View of the LNER Class A4 train during its time on the Flying Scotsman express passenger service between London and Edinburgh. A man in a trilby hat looks at the engine

Background imageTransport Collection: King George V Dock a002109

King George V Dock a002109
KING GEORGE V DOCK, Canning Town, London. Shipping in the dock with dock workers standing on the dockside in the foreground (mid 20th century)

Background imageTransport Collection: Portishead Dock JEH_22046_048

Portishead Dock JEH_22046_048
Portishead Dock, North Somerset. In 1860 a deep water dock was built to accomodate large ships that had difficulty reaching Bristol Harbour

Background imageTransport Collection: Central Railway Station, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1884. BL12764

Central Railway Station, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1884. BL12764
CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear. A steam train passing through the station in 1884. Bedford Lemere

Background imageTransport Collection: Bentley car and aircraft propellers a087923

Bentley car and aircraft propellers a087923
HEATHROW AIRPORT, B E A Aircraft Hangar, London. A Bentley car parked on the runway in front of the British European Airways buildings at Heathrow Airport with the propellers of an aircraft visible

Background imageTransport Collection: Downshire Hill, Hampstead a072760

Downshire Hill, Hampstead a072760
ST JOHNS CHURCH, Downshire Hill, Hampstead, London. A street view looking north east along Downshire Hill towards the entrance front of St Johns Church

Background imageTransport Collection: R101 at Cardington EPW029993

R101 at Cardington EPW029993
R101 at Cardington, Bedfordshire, 1929. Built 1926-30 at the Royal Airship Works at Cardington, the final test flight was 1st October 1930

Background imageTransport Collection: Taxi rank a061644

Taxi rank a061644
LIVERPOOL STREET STATION, London. Taxi rank with black cabs at Liverpool Street railway station with the roof structure visible behind. John Gay. Date range: 1960-1972

Background imageTransport Collection: Kingfisher steam train, Flying Scotsman service a062841

Kingfisher steam train, Flying Scotsman service a062841
KINGFISHER. View of the LNER Class A4 train during its time on the Flying Scotsman express passenger service between London and Edinburgh. Photographed by John Gay, 1948

Background imageTransport Collection: Queens College, Oxford CC51_00352

Queens College, Oxford CC51_00352
QUEENs COLLEGE, Oxford, Oxfordshire. A 1903 view looking west along the south arcade of the front quad with parked bicycles belonging to members of the college

Background imageTransport Collection: Postman, Harnham, Salisbury OP04500

Postman, Harnham, Salisbury OP04500
HARNHAM, Salisbury, Wiltshire. View from the Old Mill at Harnham, looking across the water meadows towards Salisbury Cathedral with a postman pushing his bicycle along the Town Path in

Background imageTransport Collection: RMS Olympic BL24990_021

RMS Olympic BL24990_021
RMS OLYMPIC, White Star Line. View of the boat deck, looking aft, showing lifeboats and funnels. The Olympic was the first of a class of luxurious express transatlantic ocean liners

Background imageTransport Collection: Smithfield Market BL22966_004

Smithfield Market BL22966_004
SMITHFIELD MARKET, London. Smithfield has been the site of a market since the Middle Ages, originally selling horses, cattle and pigs

Background imageTransport Collection: Clifton Suspension Bridge

Clifton Suspension Bridge
Brunels landmark bridge spanning the Avon Gorge, Bristol. IoE 379208

Background imageTransport Collection: Kings Cross Station a072950

Kings Cross Station a072950
KINGs CROSS STATION, London. The front of steam locomotive engine No. 60006 (The Herring Gull, renamed the Sir Ralph Wedgewood on 6th January, 1944) standing at a platform in Kings Cross Station

Background imageTransport Collection: Bristol Airport JEH_22047_061

Bristol Airport JEH_22047_061
Bristol Airport, Lulsgate Bottom, Somerset. This site was first used as a RAF relief landing ground in 1940. The aerodrome was converted and opened as a new airport for Bristol in 1957

Background imageTransport Collection: Foxton Locks

Foxton Locks
Staircase flight of 10 locks on the Grand Union Canal. Foxton, Leicestershire. IoE 191334

Background imageTransport Collection: Denmark Hill Station

Denmark Hill Station
A rare and unusually complete example of a Victorian suburban station. IoE 471474

Background imageTransport Collection: Mobile midwifery med01_01_0490

Mobile midwifery med01_01_0490
Queen Charlottes Maternity Hospital And Midwifery Training School, Goldhawk Road, Hammersmith And Fulham, Greater London. Midwives leaving the hospital on motorised bicycles carrying analgesia

Background imageTransport Collection: Smithfield Market, Birmingham c. 1890s OP09004

Smithfield Market, Birmingham c. 1890s OP09004
SMITHFIELD MARKET, Birmingham, West Midlands. A corner of Smithfield Market c.1890s. A steam tram travels down Moat Row towards Smithfield Street

Background imageTransport Collection: Abel Beesley, University Waterman in 1901 CC71_00075

Abel Beesley, University Waterman in 1901 CC71_00075
FISHER ROW, Oxford, Oxfordshire. The waterman Abel Beesley on his punt full of bundles of rushes with old Pacey Bridge in the background. Photographed by Henry Taunt in 1901

Background imageTransport Collection: Delph Locks

Delph Locks
A closely-spaced flight of narrow locks on the Stourbridge Canal. Known locally as " Nine Locks" although only eight now remain. IoE 217976

Background imageTransport Collection: Severn Bridge

Severn Bridge
Grade I listed First Severn Crossing carrying the M4. It was by far the longest span in England when it was built. Gloucestershire. IoE 479259

Background imageTransport Collection: New Severn Bridge 29705_035

New Severn Bridge 29705_035
New Severn Bridge, South Gloucestershire. Photographed in June 2015

Background imageTransport Collection: Fitzalan Square OP13267

Fitzalan Square OP13267
Fitzalan Square, Sheffield. Horse-drawn taxis and electric trams photographed around 1900. Electric trams first started to run in Sheffield from 1899

Background imageTransport Collection: Little Stoke Ferry CC72_01022

Little Stoke Ferry CC72_01022
CHOLSEY, Oxfordshire. The low flat ferry boat awaits the corn wagons that used to cross the River Thames at this point. There is also a passenger ferry moored alongside to transport people between

Background imageTransport Collection: The Burford Bus CC57_00488

The Burford Bus CC57_00488
BURFORD, Oxfordshire. A horse drawn bus " The Burford Bus" with passengers standing outside the Bull Hotel. Photographed by Henry Taunt (active 1860 - 1922)

Background imageTransport Collection: Horse-drawn trams, Oxford c. 1905 CC73_01178

Horse-drawn trams, Oxford c. 1905 CC73_01178
HIGH STREET, Oxford, Oxfordshire. Two horse-drawn trams passing in the street with advertising panels attached to the roofs

Background imageTransport Collection: Car lift at a multi-storey car park BL19998

Car lift at a multi-storey car park BL19998
MITCHELL MOTORS COMPANY, 114 Wardour Street, Westminster, London. An early motor car, with a chauffeur in the drivers seat on a car lift

Background imageTransport Collection: SS Massilia BL05099

SS Massilia BL05099
SS MASSILIA. The Massilia was built in Greenock in 1884 for the Australia service, carrying 154 passengers in first class and 75 in second class. She was broken up in Genoa, Italy 1903-4

Background imageTransport Collection: Heston Aerodrome c. 1930s AFL03_aerofilms_c19981

Heston Aerodrome c. 1930s AFL03_aerofilms_c19981
Heston Aerodrome, Hounslow, Middlesex. The control tower (centre) may have been the first purpose-built example and became the model for this class of building

Background imageTransport Collection: Douglas DC-3 AFL03_aerofilms_b1222

Douglas DC-3 AFL03_aerofilms_b1222
Douglas DC-3 airliner. Advertising image prepared by Aerofilms for a client showing rays of sunshine from behind a cloud.The DC-3 entered civilian service with American Airlines in 1936

Background imageTransport Collection: Car ferry, Norfolk a98_09928

Car ferry, Norfolk a98_09928
Reedham ferry, Reedham, Norfolk. This small chain ferry is still the only vehicle crossing on the River Yare between Great Yarmouth and Norwich

Background imageTransport Collection: Austin van and aircraft propellers a087965

Austin van and aircraft propellers a087965
HEATHROW AIRPORT, B E A Aircraft Hangar, London. A view of an Austin van parked on the apron outside the British European Airways aircraft hangar at Heathrow Airport with the propellers of an

Background imageTransport Collection: Piccadilly Circus Station a073198

Piccadilly Circus Station a073198
PICCADILLY CIRCUS STATION, London. Interior view of a platform on Piccadilly Circus underground station showing a train on the tracks to left and people walking to the exits in the distance

Background imageTransport Collection: London Bridge Station a062719

London Bridge Station a062719
LONDON BRIDGE STATION, Southwark, London. A view looking across to a train standing beneath the decorative bargeboards of a platform roof at London Bridge Station. Date range:1960-1972. John Gay

Background imageTransport Collection: Harlesden, London a071670

Harlesden, London a071670
HARLESDEN, Greater London. A street scene with a No. 220 bus at a bus stop by a London Underground station sign in Harlesden at night, people waiting and cars passing

Background imageTransport Collection: Liverpool Street Station a061648

Liverpool Street Station a061648
LIVERPOOL STREET STATION. London. Detail of the front of a Jaguar car parked within the station and the station roof in the background. Date range 1960-1972. John Gay

Background imageTransport Collection: Severn Bridge, Bewdley

Severn Bridge, Bewdley
Grade I listed bridge by Thomas Telford. Worcestershire. IoE 156638

Background imageTransport Collection: New Tyne Bridge

New Tyne Bridge
Of historic interest as a forerunner of the larger Sydney Harbour bridge built by the same company. IoE 430244

Background imageTransport Collection: Lime Street Station

Lime Street Station
Main entrance to Liverpool Lime Street, one of the first stations to send mail by train. IoE 359020

Background imageTransport Collection: Widnes and Runcorn Transporter Bridge a98_05132

Widnes and Runcorn Transporter Bridge a98_05132
The Widnes and Runcorn Transporter Bridge, Widnes, Halton, Cheshire. The transporter bridge was an unusual solution to moving vehicles across a busy shipping lane

Background imageTransport Collection: Commuter Station, Palmers Green Station, 1914 BB92_20713

Commuter Station, Palmers Green Station, 1914 BB92_20713
Palmers Green Station, Aldermans Hill, Greater London. General view looking south-east towards the up platform of Palmers Green station, crowded with passengers. Photographed in 1914

Background imageTransport Collection: A goat-drawn carriage SAM01 / 02 / 0239

A goat-drawn carriage SAM01 / 02 / 0239
A goat-drawn carriage for children, somewhere in London. We don t know why, when or where the photograph was taken, nor the identities of the man and little girl



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