Railway photography has been a passion of mine for many years. I enjoy taking photographs of all types of trains as a hobby but my main interest is taking steam trains photos that most railway enthusiast seem to love.
My own personal journey started back in 1979 when I was 11 years old. At this time being a ‘trainspotter’ was very popular for many and I became captivated by it. Watching and tracking these amazing trains, imagining their journeys and the people onboard ignited something within me.
I was excited to see diesel trains but gradually the whole railway line started to open up to me.
In 1983/84 I had my first camera and started taking photographs of trains.
In 1990 I gave up train spotting, I was more interested in my new job, going to pubs and buying different cars.
As I grew and began to understand more about the UK railway, the more I became fascinated by it. I started to capture the trains coming into view with my camera, not just my note-book.
With one click, my passion for railway photography was born. By now it was 1983 and, with my trusty camera in hand, the catalyst for this site had started.
I was learning how to correctly take railway photos in the best possible light available. I was slowly beginning to master this art-form and my abilities were improving all the time.
Throughout my teenage years, I began to travel outside of my local area to capture increasingly varied subject matter. I was soon travelling all over the UK to see and record the most iconic locomotives. Whilst my train-spotting started to end, my love for photography had grown exponentially.
Although my initial love of diesel locomotives has given way to the magnificence of steam locos. I still pride myself on capturing these incredible machines in their true environment, rolling along the tracks of this magnificent country.