A Site for Photographers by Photographers

Community > Forums > Classic Manual Cameras > Found Negatives - Steam...

Featured Equipment Deals

Capturing the Many Facets of Spring Read More

Capturing the Many Facets of Spring

This spring remember that the mood of changing seasons and the life-giving power of spring rains can be captured in many ways.

Latest Equipment Articles

From Light to Ink: An Exhibit Using Canon's imagePROGRAF printers Read More

From Light to Ink: An Exhibit Using Canon's imagePROGRAF printers

"From Light to Ink" featured the work of Canon Inspirers and contest winners, all printed using Canon's imagePROGRAF printers. The gallery show revolved around the discussion of printing photographs...

Latest Learning Articles

How to Get the Most Out of a Photography Workshop Read More

How to Get the Most Out of a Photography Workshop

Attending a photography workshop can be a great way to take your images to the next level, but it can also be a big investment in time, money, and travel. By following these 7 simple tips, you can...


Found Negatives - Steam Railways

John Seaman , Jul 21, 2009; 02:58 p.m.

A while ago I bought a little album of 35mm negatives, containing what appeared to be railway scenes, at a car boot sale. When I started to scan them I realised they were a record of the end of the steam era in the 1960's, mainly in Scotland, with enthusiasts excursions on the various lines. After completing the scans I decided to send them to the Scottish Railway Preservation Society which was where I thought they belonged. Here are a few of the best images if any PN members are interested in steam railways. The author is unknown.


Number 1

Responses


    1   |   2   |   3   |   4     Next    Last

John Seaman , Jul 21, 2009; 03:00 p.m.

I've just given them numbers as I don't know the locations or much about the subjects. There was a lot of photography going on.


Number 2

John Seaman , Jul 21, 2009; 03:02 p.m.

This engine is A3 Pacific Brown Jack.


Number 3

John Seaman , Jul 21, 2009; 03:04 p.m.

I think this is at Glasgow Central.

John Seaman , Jul 21, 2009; 03:10 p.m.

The image:


Number 4

John Seaman , Jul 21, 2009; 03:13 p.m.

The last one - Aberdeen Flier. There are lots more but mostly rather mundane scenes of the end of steam.


Number 5

JDM von Weinberg , Jul 21, 2009; 03:28 p.m.

Very nice. I wasn't aware that, when we were discussing the possibility of the first picture being a record of the earlier days of the Elder Hamish community, that these were "found."
Of course, the grass is always greener.., but there's such a wonderful diversity to the British Empire steam locomotives that always leaves me wanting to see more, even though I'm only a very modest train buff.

More into smaller machines, if you take my meaning.

Derek Kennedy , Jul 21, 2009; 04:13 p.m.

ANyone else find themselves looking at the camera held by the boy on the left edge of photo #2?

Thanks for posting the images, I love railroad images like this.

JDM von Weinberg , Jul 21, 2009; 04:41 p.m.

Yes, I noticed the kid and camera too...
(sort of reminds me of the Farside cartoon "Buffy notices something interesting..."

I can't figure out what the camera may be- anyone ?


boy with camera from Pict #2

John Seaman , Jul 21, 2009; 05:02 p.m.

JDM well spotted, I regret I didn't make it clear that it wasn't my shot, although I've spent many hours working on these pictures. Anyway the negatives end with a series taken on preserved railways mainly in the Leicestershire (England) area where I live, probably during the 1970's, so it seems the photographer moved south at some point - and graduated on to colour - here are three more:


Butler Henderson

    1   |   2   |   3   |   4     Next    Last

Back to top

Notify me of Responses