Author Archives: Paul Rennie

Film Showcards • The Overland Limited • 1925

The greatest railroad photo-play ever made…. The Union Pacific route between Chicago and San Francisco

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John Betjeman • Poet of the Rails • Liverpool St Stn • London • 1961

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US Streamliner • 1930s

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Davis Bowie • Trans-Siberia Express • 1973

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Humour • HS2 • 2023

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Model Railway • Folkestone • 2023

This is a lovely model of the rural railway in Washington state (Twin Peaks), and with terrific trackside timber buildings and wonderful autumn trees…and a top logo on the freight.

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Model Railway • Folkestone • 2023

Control panel

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Model Railway • Folkestone • 2023

Vintage lego

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Alpine Trains • c1930s

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Big Beasts • c1937

These images come from a two-volume set of Railway Wonders of the World. I love the Becher style of straight-up front-on photography in the tradition of the new objectivity.

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