Ex-railwayman Bill Reed, now 78, has spent most of his life driving,
photographing or observing locomotives in the UK and abroad – even at times
behind the former ‘Iron Curtain’. In this book we see his pictures of industrial
locomotives – taken throughout Britain — at work in varied locations
including collieries, breweries and quarries. They are also depicted waiting to
be scrapped and in their new life on preserved railway lines.
Bill has an enthusiasm for photography, and he has captured locomotives in
black and white, colour slides or on cine film. Both black and white and colour
are featured in this book. Bill has also gone out of his way to capture even the
quirkiest of locomotives. Examples of these may be seen at Newlyn, Penzance
and Sittingbourne, Kent.
Bill’s 2¼ square inch b & w negatives and 35mm colour slides have been
scanned at a high resolution and in some cases digitally enhanced to maximise
the appearance of his work. The book will be of interest to enthusiasts who
want to recall the part played by these locomotives across the railway
network. Others will be happy to see that a number are still in operation and
may be encouraged to see them once again.
235 x 162 mm • paperback • 128 pages • 230 colour and black and white illustrations
Peter Tuffrey was born in Doncaster in
1953. He studied Fine Art at Doncaster
College of Art and then at Leeds
University until 1974.
He was Keeper of
Fine and Decorative Arts at Doncaster
Museum and Art Gallery 1975-1995;
freelance writer 1995-2000, PR Media
Consultant for Doncaster Rovers 2000-
2002; and Area Manager for the Music
Ground Group of Companies 2003-2010.
He is now working as a freelance writer.
He has produced over 80 publications
featuring the Doncaster area as well as
Nottingham, Sheffield, and the Yorkshire
area in general. He has also written many
articles for local and regional newspapers
and has recently penned a novel Angel
from the Gutter.
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