The gallery is a selection of images that I have taken over a period of more than
50 years. Many are scanned from B&W or colour negatives/slides, both 35mm and 120
roll film sizes. The scanning was done using an Epson Perfection 4870 Photo flatbed
scanner. The remaining ones are from my digital camera.
Images have been processed in Adobe Lightroom 4 and Serif PhotoPlus X3 software.
Adjustments were mainly cropping, straightening, brightness, contrast, saturation
and sharpening. Dust spots have been cloned out but no major items have been added
or removed. The images are faithful to the scene that the camera recorded.
Many of the Steam - Pre 1969 pictures were taken on motive power depots, often referred
to as mpds or engine sheds. Those who have experienced the atmosphere in a working
steam shed will doubtless share the memories of the sights, smells and sounds, none
of which can be replicated nowadays. There was something about the 1960s that will
stay in my mind forever.
The Railway Miscellany Gallery comprises a selection of styles and generally gets
away from the “front three-quarter, sun over shoulder” approach which can become
The Borders Railway Gallery will follow the progress of work of reinstating this
line on the Waverley Route trackbed.