#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…

#239 – Crane Tank at Foxfield Colliery – Part 3

Night photography tends to mean long exposures, but that presupposes everything is going to be static. Even in strong winds, buildings don’t tend to move a great deal, and neither do steam locomotives if they’ve got their brakes on. However, the crane tank was an exception as it had it’s jib extended and a coal…

#238 – Crane Tank at Foxfield Colliery – Part 2

Much as I enjoy photo charters, they’re something of a double edged sword from a creative perspective – on the one hand you get multiple runpasts, in the best locations, in the best light if it’s available. On the other hand, you tend to move from location to location with the rest of the group,…

#237 – Crane Tank at Foxfield Colliery – Part 1

Colliery headstocks were once a common site in the many mining areas of the country, but with the decline of the industry, these industrial landmarks are now virtually extinct. Colliery closures tend to result in a rapid demolition, witness to that is the speedy clearance of Welbeck colliery that I photographed in 2008. Even those…