The arrangements below apply to photographs from the following web sites, and any others by John Hinson:


Non-commercial use of photographs and drawings

Generally speaking, permission will be granted free of charge to use pictures from these web sites for personal, non-commercial use. However, you must obtain permission for each specific picture.

Commercial use of photographs and drawings

For any commercial purpose, such as (but not exclusive to) books, magazines or any web site that charges a fee for access, a reproduction fee of £10.00 must be paid. This fee includes re-scanning of the image at a much higher resolution than typical for the pictures on the web which will be emailed to you. If you require the image on CD by post, an additional charge of £2.00 applies. Images are generally supplied without any digital enhancement, which is best carried out by the end-user for the specific purpose they require.

Images are supplied "Royalty-Free". The term Royalty-Free does not mean they do not have to be paid for but refers to the right to use copyrighted material or intellectual property without the need to pay royalties or license fees for each use or per volume sold, or some time period of use or sales.

Note - some images by other photographers may be subject to additional restrictions.

Purchase of prints

A wide range of prints are available from the 433shop.


Please note that certain pictures on the web sites are not available for use or distribution by the above means. Most specifically, the majority those credited to Dr J W F Scrimgeour are marketed by the Signalling Record Society and that organisation should be approached in the first instance. Only those not listed in their catalogue are available from me.


Most of the colour photographs are from colour transparencies and these are up to forty years old. Some have faded or become discoloured although sometimes this can be revived with digital enhancement techniques. If there is doubt about quality, I will send a sample image before payment.


Payment can be made by Credit Card, Paypal or Cheque. Credit Card and Paypal payments will be processed through Studio433. Cheques should be made to payable to John Hinson and posted to The Mill Wheel, 23A Church End, Potterspury, Northants. NN12 7PX