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A Modern Image – Not Quite
Tue 26th April @ 14:00 - 16:30
A presentation by Peter Robins.
An introduction by Peter – Having been a lifelong railway enthusiast, my main interest is photographing the working railway whether it be steam, or other forms of traction. I retired from the railway industry in 2016 after 42 years all of which was based on the former Western Region. I have travelled extensively at home and abroad photographing the working railway scene with an emphasis of trains in their surroundings. With the advent of the HST, we were told that we now had a modern railway. My presentation is a tour of the regions of British Rail mainly in the 1970’s & 1980’s showing that we still had a long way to go to be a modern railway and much steam-age infrastructure and practices were still in place.
Whilst I have always lived and worked in the former Western Region, the sight and sound of two Deltics (“Meld” & “Pinza”) at Kings Cross made a lasting impression on a young trainspotter and gave me a real soft spot for the Eastern Region.
Doors open from 1:30pm.