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Railway Photography

Inspired by a chance conversation

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Four years of Steam Railway Photography



It is said that life turns on a sixpence. A random event occurs which changes the future.

My railway photography experience is testament to that. At the start of 2016 I had barely photographed and knew little about steam trains. Four years on and with a couple of dozen railway shoots under my belt some of the images I have created can be seen below. And all down to a chance conversation.

These pictures, processed in timeless monochrome show railway scenes from all over England. The fascinating thing about them is that they are all reconstructions. Locomotives and carriages have been chartered on heritage railway lines accompanied by suitably dressed period re-enactors. No attention to detail has been spared in recreating scenes from the 1950's and 1960's.

Back to that chance meeting. On my way out of a trade show in 2016 I came across Peter Zabek. A railway photographer of some repute, Peter was representing a company that organise heritage photography adventures.

I had spent several years capturing modern American culture through documentary photography along Route 66 and beyond. Vintage transport photography seemed to complement this perfectly and has now become a major interest. In common with two other personal photographic projects - the American Road and Eastern Temples - I suspect the railway work will continue to evolve and will never be finished.

The heritage photography company is TimeLine Events. With the help of Neil Cave, its owner, Peter and many others I was able to produce this portfolio. Thanks to everyone involved in these shoots, especially the amazing re-enactors who brought many of the scenes to life.

Trackside

Oliver Cromwell 1

Oliver Cromwell 1
Trackside
 

Winter Steam 2

Winter Steam 2
Trackside
 

Passing Steam 1

Passing Steam 1
Trackside
 

Vintage Steam 1

Vintage Steam 1
Trackside
 

Goods Trains 1

Goods Trains 1
Trackside
 

Winter Steam 4

Winter Steam 4
Trackside
 

Station scenes

Waiting for a Train

Waiting for a Train
Station Scenes
 

Platform Number 1

Platform Number 1
Station Scenes
 

Ropley Station 1

Ropley Station 1
Station Scenes
 

Horsted Keynes 4

Horsted Keynes 4
Station Scenes
 

Strangers Meeting 1

Bewdley Station
Station Scenes
 

Loco 30587

Loco 30587
Station Scenes
 

Passengers

Last Train Home

Last Train Home
Passengers
 

Ticket Office 1

The Ticket Office
Passengers
 

Welcome Home 1

Welcome Home
Passengers
 

Managing the Yard 1

Managing the Yard 1
Passengers
 

Weybourne Steam 2

Weybourne Steam
Passengers
 

Brief Encounter

Brief Encounter
Passengers
 

Waiting Room

Waiting Room
Passengers
 

Passengers 6

The Travelling Couple
Passengers
 

Passengers 8

Reading
Passengers
 

Passengers 3

Country Gent
Passengers
 

Passengers 2

Lady on a Train
Passengers 2
 

Behind the scenes

Roundhouse

Roundhouse
Behind the Scenes
 

Fireman

Fireman
Behind the Scenes
 

The Inspector 2

The Inspector 2
Behind the Scenes
 

Engine Shed 1

Engine Shed 1
Behind the Scenes
 

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