This is one of my favourite photos taken in 1961 at Snow Hill station, Birmingham.
The photo took me a long time to restore as the negative was badly scratched but I feel that the effort was worth it. I am always surprised at how much detail can be extracted from these old pictures and am pleased that the sky plays an important part in the success of the image.
The small boy gives the whole scene a sense of the excitement of the 60s as steam came to an end on the railways of Britain.
Central Circulation contains crowded concourse and constant commotion…
The concourse at Central Station, Glasgow.
A photo taken in 1997 in the engine yard at Chittorgarh in Rajasthan, India.
This loco was being prepared to work the service to Mhow in Madhya Pradesh. Steam services on the metre gauge did not have long to run and these engines disappeared soon after and were replaced by diesels.
I was made very welcome by the shed foreman who plied me with cups of water as I stood and completed a drawing of one of the engines.
Embsay station again and a view inside the station café where this smiling woman was ready to serve a Latte or a Cappuccino
Waiting is Fun
Friendly and cheerful volunteers on the Yorkshire Dales Railway obviously enjoy their work, especially when relaxing between duties.
Embsay Sig Box 3
Embsay Sig Box 2
Embsay Station Sig Box
I was pottering around Embsay station on the Yorkshire Dales Railway near Skipton with my camera when David Dyson the signalman approached and we got chatting.
It didn’t take much persuading for him to invite me into the box, and then snap happy smith was in his element!
Talk to me!
An evening walk through the park in Ernakulam, Kerala