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Ian Krause

Nuovo! Ian Krause 4  Privately-preserved Class A4 Pacific No. 60019 Bittern crosses the River Alne near Alnmouth with a Leeds-Edinburgh railtour on November 4, 1967.
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Ian Krause 5  A WD 2-8-0 heads for Carlisle on the Midland route over Ais Gill with a train of hoppers at Dent on June 18, 1966.
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Ian Krause 6  Birkenhead "signalmen". A Stanier 2-8-0 with the 9.15 a.m. local freight from Morpeth Dock, Birkenhead is called forward over a lifting bridge in the dock area.
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Nuovo! Ian Krause 7  0-6-0 Thanks with a difference. Manchester Ship Canal Railway 0-6-0T No. 67 and L & Y 0-4-0ST No. 51218 head a rail-tour round Trafford Park Estate on October 28, 1967.
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Nuovo! Ian Krause 8  The pair are seen again in Manchester Docks.
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Nuovo! Ian Krause 9  Wemyss Private Railway (Fife) 0-6-0T No. 17 climbs away from Methil with a coal train on August 24, 1966.
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Nuovo! Ian Krause 10  A former GW 0-6-0PT, London Transport No. L93, curves round from the Watford branch to join the Metropolitan main line near Moor Park with a ballast train.
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Ian Krause 11  Quick, there's a train - the 8.48 Halifax-Kings Cross near Elland in August 1967.
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John Vaughan


Steam Porfolio

John Vaughan


My first really vivid recollection of the steam locomotive was on one of my childhood visits to Canada when I was 7 years old; I can recall the two large mountain engines coupling to the Trans-Canadian train at Calgary ready for the gruelling climb over the Rockies to Vancouver in 1950. Equally I can remember a return visit in 1953 when the train was hauled by diesel locomotives. Now some 15 years later the same transition has taken place in the United Kingdom, and for the last few years of steam traction I have recorded the British steam scene with my camera. My interest in railways started, like many other enthusiasts, by locospotting and even in my part of the country we had a variety of interesting trains - the through services between the West Country and Brighton and the varied freight services in an otherwise all-electric area.

Inevitably I travelled around the country to see what other lines had to offer; all the London terminus stations had their attractions and so too did the many sheds and works. However I lost interest in railways for some years and it was not until the mid-1960s that I suddenly realised that steam locomotives were disappearing fast. Only three years ago I was so disappointed with the results taken on a box camera that I was determined to have better equipment. Since then I have used various 35mm rangefinder and single lens reflex cameras and eventually graduated to an optically superb twin lens reflex, now a 3.5f Planar Rollieflex. I have also made great use of telephoto lenses, although not necessarily for their own sake. Naturally there has been a sense of urgency in recording the passing scene, the transition from steam to more modern forms of power and, of course, the run down of the BR system with line closures. But fortunately I have many memories of the steam scene on film, from the sunny days on the Isle of Wight to the last B1 leaving Bradford or Lord Faringdon climbing through Dunblane. Although the end of the steam era has come in my 26th year, for me it will not be the end of my railway interest and I will continue to wield my camera on the modern forms of traction.


Nuovo! John Vaughan 1  Southern Branches. Standard Class 4 2-6-4T No. 80138 leaves Lymington Pier for Lymington Town with the 10.34 a.m. to Brockenhurst on February 24, 1966.
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