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Exclusive behind the scenes at locomotive works: Steel-Oil-Steam Book

Looking for the perfect gift for the engineering or photography enthusiast in your life?

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The full-page monochrome pictures in ‘Steel-Oil-Steam’ were shot using a giant camera made in 1886 and vividly depict the world and work of the engineers, fitters and volunteers whose efforts behind the scenes at the Kent & East Sussex Railway’s locomotive department at Rolvenden, keep the locomotives running.

This beautifully printed book, with 67 facsimile-quality full-page black-and-white reproductions, explores the engineering underpinning the railway. It goes behind the scenes and into the workshops, and shows the people who keep everything working, as volunteers and employees, engineers and fitters, cleaners, steam-raisers, firemen and drivers.  Tom Evans and Terry Hulf took the photos between 2016 and 2020, using a giant 15×12” camera originally used by two Victorian photographers to take pictures of locomotives made at the Beyer Peacock works in Manchester.

Click HERE to order your copy.  

Prints of photos from the book will be on sale in the Gift Shop.  The 84-page soft-cover book is priced at £24.

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