Over recent years it has been my habit to produce a railway photographic annual, latterly just as an electronic publication as a PDF file, containing the best of my railway photography presented to the highest standard available with captions which provide the context for each photograph. This is a time-consuming activity but it does provide a valuable and interesting personal memoir of day-to-day railway sightings, and has also provided limited interest to other enthusiasts.
More recently I have been contributing articles and providing web-updates for Hungerford CHAIN publications, and this year for the first time I am using that material as the basis of my 2016 Steam Album. Previously I tailored bespoke captions for each page of my railway annual and presented it in the manner of the original Jane’s railway books.
Advantages of the new approach include:
– re-using text already available rather than starting each caption from scratch
– taking advantage of the immediacy of the comments made at the time
– retaining the Sightings material before it is deleted from the CHAIN web-site
– optimising presentation for screen display with black backgrounds
Some of these pdf’s will go from 4mb to upwards of 10mb so they can be slow to download.
Click the image to view, they open in a new window, or right click and ‘SAVE’ to your computer.
I.E. & Chrome will open as above but the latest Firefox only downloads to your download folder!!
From the 2020 season ownwards the presentation changed to an edited version of the previous years “Sightings”, this is due to the limitations of upload file size of WordPress, 8mb max.