Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
A few shots from the past (1987). When I was taking these they were just photos of the everyday, but they've already gained a historic element. Locos, liveries, signage, cars, infrastructure, fashions are all different.
Whilst we can recreate bits of the past we can never totally do it. So any attempt at 'preservation' will always be a sort of compromise.
Perhaps I should also encourage everyone to record the day to day railway scene of today. It may seem bland and boring, but it's amazing how quickly things change. Photographing the everyday is always far more important than photographing preservation and steam specials on the network!