#510 – 500 Post Retrospective – Even More Railways

Peak Rail – a rather short line currently at 3 miles, but with the potential to be a much longer and more interesting line if they can expand up to and beyond Bakewell. This 2-8-0 was based there for a while and was a very big engine in service on the day of the opening…

#509 – 500 Post Retrospective – More Railways

More from the East Lancs Railway, this time they are all from the works and yard at Buckley Wells in Bury. It’s not normally accessible unless you work there, but is sometimes open for group visits or for photographic night shoots which is where all these were taken. 60163 Tornado, 24th October 2010 70013 Oliver…

#508 – 500 Post Retrospective – Railways

I don’t do as much railway photography as I used to (or would like to) due to other priorities, but¬†this and the next couple of posts are a selection from the past ten years. Today’s were all taken on the East Lancs Railway – it maybe not one of the bigger or more prestigious heritage…

#507 – 500 Post Retrospective – Slate

I’ve only visited two slate quarries (Dinorwic and Pen-yr Orsedd) but every time I visit North Wales I am reminded of the physical impact this industry had on the landscape. Although some slate quarrying continues, it is on a much smaller scale than in days gone by, largely due to the building industry’s preference for…