Author Archives: Paul Rennie

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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KX/StP • Bird’s Eye View • c1935

This is photograph of the stations at King’Cross and St Pancras in London, from about 1935. Both of the main stations have been comprehensively modernised: St Pancras has the Eurostar London terminus, and a huge new extension, KX has a … Continue reading

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Online Trainspotting – It’s a thing…2023

From this week’s Guardian, the therapeutic value of watching trains online…I’ve posted before about this, in relation to the noises of distant trains passing in the night. It turns out that one of the best places to watch the live … Continue reading

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USA • Track-Side Grain Elevator • c1950s

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LNER Jacket • 1930s

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My Kind of Label • LNER chore coat • 1930s

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LNER • The Coronation • Tom Purvis • 1937

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LMS • Coronation Scot • 1937

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