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Locomotives Through the Lens
Locomotives Through the Lens is a new exhibition, which features a selection of photographs taken by talented railway photographer, Richard Bell, many of which feature in the Museum’s 2024 calendar entitled ‘Western Steam’.
Covering the period from 2008 to 2023, the images showcase the wealth of preserved GWR and Western region locomotives operating during that time on both heritage railways and on the main line. Set against a backdrop of the majestic British countryside, the photographs span the breadth of the historic Great Western Railway network from north Wales to south Devon, and from Berkshire to west Wales.
The exhibition images are being displayed at large scale for the first time, enabling visitors to feel immersed within each of the scenes. Alongside each image is an explanation of how the photograph was achieved, sometimes demonstrating that the right weather conditions, persistence and good luck play as much a part in getting the perfect shot as experience and know-how.
The exhibition runs from 11th November 2023 until mid-2024 and is included within the Museum’s standard admission fee.
Copies of the Museum’s Western Steam calendar can be purchased from the museum shop or from the Museum’s website.