Historic photographs

Nearly 60,000 images available to view on request. Visit our online gallery for a taster of the full collection. If you are looking for your favourite locomotive scroll through the galleries to page 2.


With thousands of books, imetables, periodicals and pamphlets, our collection has something for everyone. Visit our online catalogue for a full list of available titles.

Visitor information

Everything you need to know to plan your visit to the Railway Studies Collection.  Ideally situated, we are in the centre of Newton Abbot close to car parks, bus routes and a ten minute stroll from the station.

Step back in time with our railway history collection

Here in Newton Abbot we have one of the largest collections of railway history including
more than 80,000 books, photographs and pamphlets.
Visit us for free at the Passmore Edwards Centre, a beautiful Victorian building with a
modern, comfortable interior; the perfect setting for your journey into the past!

Find out about new additions to our collection and upcoming events on our latest news page.

PEC from RM2
Michael Prichard cutting the tape to open the 25th Anniversary Exhibition 2016