#370 – Union of South Africa on the East Lancs Railway 2

  Of course, it’s not all rural locations, but the urban locations around Bury aren’t really accessible. Even those around the railway station are only accessible on occasions like this, but it did allow for some variety as I do like to capture the people side of the railways where I can.  Finally, some alternative…

#369 – Union of South Africa on the East Lancs Railway

If I could draw an automotive comparison to the sound of a streamlined A4 steam loco it would be to a flat 6 Porsche engine – a taut, highly tuned mechanical beat with the underlying threat of huge power. I’m not well up on the different noises of steam locomotives, but hearing the Union of…

Upcoming talk – Hebden Bridge, Wednesday 8th October 2014

My next talk will be this Wednesday for Hebden Bridge Camera Club. It will be held in the Masonic Hall in Hangingroyd Lane (I’ve been assured that there are no funny handshakes needed), postcode HX77DD. This will be my Mechanical Landscapes talk, and if you’ve seen my website and blog, you’ll know what to expect…

#367 – Library of Congress Images – Santa Fe in Black & White

Going up? Or down? Wheel shop. Not sure what the significance of the white painted ones are – dummy ones for works use only? Or maybe ones that are waiting for machining / new tyres? This almost has a production line-like feel to it. The workshop is clearly quite large and by british standards quite modern. Interesting to…

#366 – Library of Congress Images – Santa Fe in colour

                                      A few more images of the Chicago and North Western railway to complement those I blogged recently. In some respects, the outside environment probably suits the film better (Kodak Safety Film again), as by modern standards it…