#429 – Grafters Exhibition at People’s History Museum

On over the summer at the People’s History Museum in Manchester is a new exhibition, Grafters. The subtitle is ‘Industrial Society in Image and Word’ and it is curated by Ian Beesley with some accompanying poems by Ian MacMillan (who has previously provided poems for some of Beesley’s books). The exhibition is split into 8 distinct…

Mechanical Landscapes Talk in Burnley, 6th October 2015

It’s a bit short notice as I’ve been a bit busy of late, but my next talk is on Tuesday 6th October at Burnley Camera Club. The venue is Sion Baptist Church, Church Street, Burnley, BB11 2DW, and it starts at 7.15 (doors open at 7).

Lifting an Engine

Originally posted on Planes, Boats, Trains:
Title: Albuquerque, New Mexico. Lifting an engine to be carried to another part of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad shops for wheeling Date: March 1943 Photographer: Jack Delano Source: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/owi2001022482/PP/

My new blog – Planes and Boats and Trains

I’ve accumulated an awful lot of photographs now from the Library of Congress, and while I’ve posted quite a lot over the past 18 months or so on here, I felt it time to do something a little different. To that end, and because wordpress blogs are free, I’ve set up another blog to run…

#413 – Pullman Car Works

This gigantic place was the centre of the Pullman Palace Car empire. Quite literally – the Pullman company built an entire town round the works, and called it Pullman. The town survives today, as does the Pullman brand but very little of the factory does. Google Streetview shows that just the central tower section (and…