Walking the Tracks

Walking the Tracks

A picture that shows the relationship between the signal box and the station, at Embsay on the Yorkshire Dales Railway.

 

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A Rabbie Burns Still Life

Robbie Burns Still Life

It’s great when you visit somewhere and are conducted around by a guide with a real enthusiasm and knowledge for the subject. The place is Ellisland Farm just north of Dumfries which was the home of Scotlands greatest poet Rabbie Burns. Our visit was enhanced by those small details that made the experience a living one.

Just like this still life, taken in Burn’s study.

 

Embsay Signal 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!

 

Checking Over Number 3333

Checking Over Number 3333

This week I have been revisiting old negatives from the past and this picture was taken in 1997 when I visited Gujarat as part of a backpacking solo tour of India.

In this scene we are in the locoshed yard at Wankaner Junction near Rajkot. The metre gauge railways in India were about to transition from steam to diesel. The locos were in a very run down condition and it probably was a struggle to keep them in working order.

This image was scanned from a colour print negative.