East Anglian Reflections 2012
A photographic review of the railways of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk at work in 2012
by Antony Guppy
The fourth in my personal annual photographic look at the railways of East Anglia.
Most of the major events in 2012 are covered, including a NXEA class 90 rescueing a Freightliner, a Deltic in North Norfolk, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee commemorated, the Arriva Wales class 150 returns home, class 156 refurbishments begin, the Breckland Line semaphore finale, Beccles Loop reopens, class 317/7s go into store, a TGV Poste comes to Essex, class 57s dominate the RHTT season, a class 56 visits Norwich, the Royal Train visits Lowestoft, 66 709 is renamed 'Sorrento', class 37s are pressed into use on Lowestoft air show additionals, Epping - Ongar railway reopens, the Great Eastern 150th anniversary is celebrated with steam, the Titfield Thunderbolt special brings a pannier tank to the main line - in Norfolk, 'Tornado' goes blue, class 37s appear on engineers trains and much, much more. A complete preview of the whole volume provides a idea of of everything included.
An invaluable resource for the East Anglian railway enthusiast or professional, providing a handy reference for all the year's events.
A photographer for 35 years, working may way up from Canon cameras to Mamiya 645 and ultimately Pentax 6x7 medium format I have now gone full circle and I am back to using Canon again. I currently utilise Canon digital SLR's with L series lenses. Until recently the secretary of the Phoenix Railway Photographic Circle which I have been a proud member of for over 20 years now, attempting to push the envelope of progressive railway photography. Now living in Colchester, Essex after 26 years in Northampton I have swapped the gentle rolling hills of Northamptonshire for Constable country. Travelling the world and my own country extensively, I love the dramatic scenery of the American West, the Swiss Alps, the Tuscan hills, the Scottish Highands and the west coast of Ireland. Springtime in the Tehachapi Mountains of California and winter in the Mojave desert are my nirvana though.
East Anglian Reflections 2015 Published March 21, 2016
East Anglian Reflections 2014 Published February 21, 2015
East Anglian Reflections 2013 Published January 21, 2014
East Anglian Reflections 2011 Published January 28, 2012
East Anglian Reflections 2011 Published January 25, 2012
Thunder in the Mountains Published January 20, 2011
East Anglian Reflections 2010 Published January 17, 2011
Thunder in the Mountains Published September 11, 2010