In more years of railway photography than I care to recall, the happy coincidence of a steam train, perfect light and a rainbow have been decidedly elusive. How strange then, that this item from m... (more)
Once in a while I try a view or image that I think might be 'too different' for Railpictures.Net. Is this one of them? Let the screeners and the viewers decide! For my part, I think it's probably ... (more)
If any photograph is worth a thousand words this is the one I'd choose. This remarkable scene was not 'set-up' or 'posed' in any way. This was everyday life in the Inner Mongolian village of Xiake... (more)
Nothing quite evoked the word 'atmosphere' as much as when the great wooden barn doors were opened for us at Huludao MPD to reveal this glorious sight. The soft sighing of locomotives in light ste... (more)
Another working day as SY 1320 heads towards the rising sun with the morning 'paddy train' carrying the early shift to Minzhu mine for an 0730 start. Minzhu is on the eastern outskirts of Fuxin.
This was the glorious return of a classic locomotive class that was (and is) wholly appropriate to the Settle & Carlisle route. 'Royal Scot' No.46115 'Scots Guardsman' thunders out of Stainforth t... (more)
Whilst on holiday in Canada, I couldn't resist this magnificent landscape.
There may be more spectacular places in the world to see a steam locomotive in action, but I'd venture there are none more beautiful than Berwyn. The River Dee cascades over falls overlooked by th... (more)
It's a 300 mile round trip from 'Armitage Grange' to the SVR. I had previously 'recce'd' this wonderful location but it was the usual story, right place, right locomotive, wrong weather. In the ev... (more)