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37828 at Blue Anchor

2828 'Odney Manor' departing from Blue Anchor on the West Somerset Railway with a Santa Special on its first day in service after overhaul, 22 December 2018


Railway Photography

Having lived the first 11 years of my life in a Victorian vicarage overlooking the West Coast Main Line at Bushey & Oxhey station, and with a father who was a railway enthusiast and photographer, it is probably not surprising that I became interested in railways. Studying Geography and History at University broadened my knowledge, as has extensive travel at home and overseas. My interests currently embrace both the heritage and the modern railway scene in Britain and abroad - particularly the off-beat and unusual. Examples of the latter can be seen in a three editions of Velocipede, a free online newsletter about hand-powered railway vehicles, in the special issues on Slovenia, Australia and Norway. They are available on the Velocipedes website (go to 'Newsletters' and select 'Number 55' for Slovenia, 'Number 90' for Australia and 'Number 109' for Norway).

Still photography has long been a part of my railway activities - from black-and-white through colour transparencies to digital - and my work appears regularly in print and online. Living in Minehead means that the West Somerset Railway is my most frequently photographed subject and many of my pictures are posted in the Pictures section of the informative (and regularly updated) unofficial website run by Steve Edge. From time to time I give illustrated talks on aspects of my interests to railway, local history and community groups. These are always customised to suit the interests and location of the audience and subjects offered include:

Other subjects are available - perhaps I could speak to your railway or community group? Send me an email for more information.

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