Tag Archives : railways


Lines in the landscape: West of England Main Line

The West of England Main Line was the Southern Railway’s “Holiday Line”: the main route from London Waterloo to the West Country: to the beaches of Devon and Cornwall. It was also the route from London back to the childhood home, and over the years I managed to collect a few shots of the line […]

On the canals at Castlefield

Until May 2011, when I had to go to a meeting in the city, I’d never been to Manchester. I’ve still spent barely any time there. With little time to devote to photography while there, I instinctively rode over to the part of the city centre that looked most interesting on the Ordnance Survey map: […]

The Settle to Carlisle Railway

I like the ways that railways fit into the landscape: the mix of bold lines, elegant curves, symmetrical structures and lush green earthworks, embedded in big landscapes — like these ones on the Settle to Carlisle Line in the Yorkshire Dales national park — and tying places together. I’ve just not quite worked out whether […]

On Snowdon

Some shots from Britain’s busiest mountain, and the highest in Wales, mostly from an ascent in June 2009. It’s not just that Snowdon is busy with tourists hiking on the several ascent paths. Far more visibly than many of Britain’s highlands, it’s a very developed and exploited landscape — and not just in terms of […]