Author Archives: Paul Rennie

Railway Print • USA • 1940s

Thomas Hart Benton – the wreck of the ol’ 97, lithograph 1944 The “Ol’ 97,” a Southern Railway locomotive, officially known as the Fast Mail, was en route from Monroe, Virginia, to Spencer, North Carolina, when it derailed at Stillhouse … Continue reading

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Railway Photography • 20C

Here are three images from Swann’s NYC auction of vintage photographs, each with a railway theme.

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Network Rail • Live Stream TV • 2022

Here is Network Rail’s new live streaming relaxing railway dash-cam footage of Britain’s most scenic railway journeys. There’s quite a lot of cab-view footage on line already, and there are many relaxing railway sound files to help people get to … Continue reading

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Back on Track • Network Rail • 2022

Here is the advert for Network Rail’s campaign to get us all back moving about on the railway. The C19 pandemic has been very difficult for transport providers, with passenger numbers way down.

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Railway Modelling – The New Cool • Guardian • 2022

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/mar/23/im-proud-to-be-called-a-nerd-the-pop-and-rock-greats-who-love-model-railways Of course, the link between railways and popular music is in the noise of the machine system. I’ve posted before about this kit of parts, just search for Music of the Rails…

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Elizabeth Line • London • 2022

The new Elizabeth Line, also called Crossrail, will open shortly. You can read about it here https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/mar/13/elizabeth-line-crossrail-opening-london This is a new extended underground line, from east to west, and from Chelmsford to Reading. The scale of system is several orders … Continue reading

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Flying Scotsman • Canterbury West • 2022

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Railway Film • Train Again • Peter Tscherkassky • Austria • 2021

The Mubi streaming service are showing the short experimental film, Train Again (2021) by Peter Tscherkassky. The film revisits, in accelerated form, his earlier film referencing the famous railway film of the Lumiere brothers… I’ve posted before about the railway … Continue reading

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French Railway Poster • TGV • SNCF • 1990s

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Railway Toy • Galt • GB • c1970

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