From our collection: landscape photography

While we were putting together our latest exhibition with the Landscape Photographer of the Year awards, I took the opportunity to look at how some of the photographs in our collection had captured similar compositions.

Ribblehead Viaduct on the Settle & Carlisle Railway is an iconic railway structure. Here, Eric Treacy captures a goods train on the viaduct

Ribblehead Viaduct on the Settle & Carlisle Railway is an iconic railway structure. Here, Eric Treacy captures a goods train on the viaduct.
© National Railway Museum

I love the way the trees frame this image of the Royal Border Bridge at Berwick upon Tweed.

I love the way the trees frame this image of the Royal Border Bridge at Berwick upon Tweed, with an A4 crossing the border.
© National Railway Museum

 

Steam loco National Railway Museum

Many of the images in our collection were taken by railway companies, who had unrestricted access to the lineside. This image of British Railway’s Ivanhoe crossing the Forth Bridge, reminds me of this year’s winning image by David Cation.
© National Railway Museum

 

The incline at Shap is another favourite amongst photographers. I like this image as it shows a Class 40 battling up the line, rather than a more traditional steam locomotive shot.

The incline at Shap is another favourite amongst photographers. I like this image as it shows both a Class 40 and steam locomotive tackling the climb.
© National Railway Museum

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About Ruth Leach

I'm an Interpretation Developer at the National Railway Museum. I'm interested in social history - so for me, anything that puts people back in to railways is good news.
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3 Responses to From our collection: landscape photography

  1. Greg Tingey says:

    I left a few sample photographs with the museum, last Autumn, & told the people in library reception that I have several thousand more, if they are interested. { Period, mostly 1961-68, with a few more recent ]
    So far, they have not got back to me.

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