Between 1922 and 1934 the late E. Wallis was employed by the Signal Department of the Southern Railway.
During this time he went to work with a glass-plate camera recording scenes and locations - not trains - often from the lofty vantage point of a convenient signal! The result is a veritable feast of detail hitherto largely ignored by contemporary photographers or either impossible to access.
The Wallis archive is considerable, in excess of 1,000 period images, few of which have ever been seen before.
Now thanks to the Wallis family, Noodle Books have been granted permission to the entire collection. This new volume has collected together some of the very best images covering all three areas of the SR, fromthe SECR, LBSCR through to the LSWR.
Detailed and informative captions complete a book that surely deserves a prominent place on the bookshelves of every Southern enthusiast.