from 2018 are split into 3 albums (scroll
down and see below)
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
- taking advantage of the immediacy of the comments made at the time
- retaining the Sightings material before it is deleted from the CHAIN
- 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!!
Tony B's 2016
Steam Annual 36 - for the higher quality 36Mb
PDF slideshow (may not look much different depending on your equipment)
Tony B's 2016
Steam pages - a link to the folder containing the 2000x1500px page