World Railways Photograph Catalogue - Restoration & Archiving Trust

The Paul Riley Commemmorative Show 2

Part 2 : British Railways 1966 - 1968

This show features his later & more memorable pictures of working steam in the UK and is almost all colour but does include the most dramatic image from his black & white work, the medium in which he first made his name as a railway photographer through pictures published in magazines in the 1960s. The shot was taken in backlit sunny conditions in February 1967 of former LMS Jubilee class 4-6-0 number 45562 "Alberta" heading a northbound railtour through the Lune Gorge working hard over Dillicar troughs picking up water that is overflowing the tender. This was taken with a 135mm telephoto lens to set the train back into the landscape. This shot was typical of the high impact photography using longer focus lenses in which Paul Riley was an early pioneer. In this show individual picture details are provided using captions whilst the accompanying soundtrack includes a tribute to the photographer and some biographical notes that can both be read in the Photographers section of this website.

A small selection of pictures from this show

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