42 years of photography.

Welcome to my website. This site contains a selection of pictures, both general scenes from my collection covering the last 42 years, as well as folk music photography from the Cotswold Canal's excellent Saul Canal Festival, and a selection of Infrared pictures. The majority of my pictures are of railway subjects, and can be seen at the Hondawanderer.com website listed below.

If you would like to use any of the pictures featured, please contact me. Higher resolution versions are available for publication.

Website design and images copyright 1978 - 2020 Martin Loader.

A pictorial history of the former Great Western Railway branch line running from Oxford through the Upper Thames Valley to the small Cotswold market town of Fairford. Built by the Witney Railway Company and the East Gloucestershire Railway Company in the mid nineteenth century, the line survived until 1970. This website contains many unique photos, and much new data gleaned from recent research.

Hondawanderer.com is devoted to my railway photography. Having travelled the country extensively over the last few decades photographing the railway scene, I have managed to amass a fair collection of railway images, despite the vagaries of the British weather! As time permits a selection of these will be scanned and uploaded to the site, along with some pictures from the current railway scene.


Please note: The railway pictures from the Tom Derrington collection have now moved to a dedicated website:

The Tom Derrington Railway Archive