Simplon Postcards

Transport Website - Ships - Railways - Trams - Buses - Piers - Coasts

Founding editor Ian Boyle created to showcase his passion for passenger shipping and his wider transport interests. He travelled extensively, took thousands of photographs, and built up a fine collection of postcards. The site was developed over a 20 year period and now contains over 2,300 pages and 148,000 images. The sale of Simplon-published postcards ceased some years ago.

Ian Boyle biography

The website was taken over in August 2023 by a new editor whose aim is to maintain it as an accessible permanent online archive. Only the Home page has been altered.

Family of websites

Ian Boyle's final Home page (opens in a new tab)

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Copyright is a digital archive of photographs taken, and other materials collected, by Ian Boyle. It is entirely non-commercial and free-to-use for the benefit of enthusiasts and researchers. Nevertheless, all content on the website is copyright protected. All rights reserved.

Copyright of Ian Boyle's photography has been assigned to the current editor. Non-commercial websites may use many of the images but please ask permission and acknowledge the source. Higher resolution copies may be available for some of the images for a nominal charge. Please contact us for details.

Images copyrighted to photographers other than Ian Boyle may not be used without the permission of the accredited copyright holder. All trademarks herein are the property of their respective owners. Simplon Postcards has no connection with any shipping companies.

The use of material submitted by others is used in good faith. If you believe we have used copyrighted material inappropriately for a digital archive, please contact us.

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