This site aims at portraying the beauty and inherent art often present as an ingredient of the steam engine and its environs.

Whether hot or cold, gleaming or rusting, viewed or ridden, the steam locomotive has a quality of creative display unlike other machines.

This explains the world-wide devotion found to its restoration, care, and operation and the love of its power, majesty and heritage experience it provides.

This site is a photographic collection with a single subject - the steam railway engine, being used, maintained, abandoned and restored.

This is not a history or railway enthusiasts' site with all the usual expected elements of information; you won't find engine details, camera settings, captions, dates or stories of experiences and circumstances behind the image - just look purely at the image and add your own thoughts, emotion, memories and knowledge.

I have been so lucky from 1970 to the mid 1990s to be able to be present at locations, which presented to me engines, trains, architecture, and personnel all on a special canvas!

I accepted and recorded it, sometimes adding some fresh paint of my own but not much. Now, decades later, with new tools and experience I have applied a lot or a little new paint to these tiny pieces of old scratched and fuzzy film which I hope you enjoy.

I have been a professional photographer since 1983 but started shooting steam around 1970. The first image I took was on a borrowed rangefinder Voigtlander on horrible but cheap Agfa CT18 slide film and was of a railway subject. For the next decade I was another keen devoted train enthusiast with cameras. As these cameras became better and more numerous, I became better at using them and also walked through the door of a room with a "darkroom" sign attached. When I got the ability to travel over the seas with my cameras as well, the steam train began changing me into a photographer who was learning the craft from the love of trains. Soon the cameras got better, the subjects more diverse and I moved forward to the larger and more difficult terrain of a professional. Long gone is the studio and film, paralleling the demise of my subject, in a world which is mostly lost.

...on this site are mostly scanned film in conventional and panoramic ratios. These images may be in '120 format' from Pentax 6x7, Bronica ETRS or art panoramic 6x17 cameras or Kodachrome and Agfa 35mm slide film taken on Pentax and Contax units along with B&W Ilford film. The few digitals came from Nikon D300 or D800E cameras.

You have the opportunity to order a print of any image in a simple, single size, postage paid system.

You can email me at "malaustin@givenworks.com" and I will attempt to always reply. My main landscape Givenworks site can be studied here:

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steamrailimages.com  -  fine-art steam train images

This site aims at portraying the beauty and inherent art often present as an ingredient of the steam engine and its environs.

Whether hot or cold, gleaming or rusting, viewed or ridden, the steam locomotive has a quality of creative display unlike other machines.

This explains the world-wide devotion found to its restoration, care, and operation and the love of its power, majesty and heritage experience it provides.

This site is a photographic collection with a single subject - the steam railway engine, being used, maintained, abandoned and restored.

This is not a history or railway enthusiasts' site with all the usual expected elements of information; you won't find engine details, camera settings, captions, dates or stories of experiences and circumstances behind the image - just look purely at the image and add your own thoughts, emotion, memories and knowledge.

I have been so lucky from 1970 to the mid 1990s to be able to be present at locations, which presented to me engines, trains, architecture, and personnel all on a special canvas!

I accepted and recorded it, sometimes adding some fresh paint of my own but not much. Now, decades later, with new tools and experience I have applied a lot or a little new paint to these tiny pieces of old scratched and fuzzy film which I hope you enjoy.

I have been a professional photographer since 1983 but started shooting steam around 1970. The first image I took was on a borrowed rangefinder Voigtlander on horrible but cheap Agfa CT18 slide film and was of a railway subject. For the next decade I was another keen devoted train enthusiast with cameras. As these cameras became better and more numerous, I became better at using them and also walked through the door of a room with a "darkroom" sign attached. When I got the ability to travel over the seas with my cameras as well, the steam train began changing me into a photographer who was learning the craft from the love of trains. Soon the cameras got better, the subjects more diverse and I moved forward to the larger and more difficult terrain of a professional. Long gone is the studio and film, paralleling the demise of my subject, in a world which is mostly lost.

...on this site are mostly scanned film in conventional and panoramic ratios. These images may be in '120 format' from Pentax 6x7, Bronica ETRS or art panoramic 6x17 cameras or Kodachrome and Agfa 35mm slide film taken on Pentax and Contax units along with B&W Ilford film. The few digitals came from Nikon D300 or D800E cameras.

You have the opportunity to order a print of any image in a simple, single size, postage paid system.

You can email me at "malaustin@givenworks.com" and I will attempt to always reply. My main landscape Givenworks site can be studied here:

THE  SMOKY ART OF STEAM RAIL PHOTOGRAPHY BY MAL AUSTIN

Steam Rail Images

GREETINGS

THIS SITE

MAL AUSTIN

THE IMAGES

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CONTACT

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This site aims at portraying the beauty and inherent art often present as an ingredient of the steam engine and its environs.

Whether hot or cold, gleaming or rusting, viewed or ridden, the steam locomotive has a quality of creative display unlike other machines.

This explains the world-wide devotion found to its restoration, care, and operation and the love of its power, majesty and heritage experience it provides.

This site is a photographic collection with a single subject - the steam railway engine, being used, maintained, abandoned and restored.

This is not a history or railway enthusiasts' site with all the usual expected elements of information; you won't find engine details, camera settings, captions, dates or stories of experiences and circumstances behind the image - just look purely at the image and add your own thoughts, emotion, memories and knowledge.

I have been so lucky from 1970 to the mid 1990s to be able to be present at locations, which presented to me engines, trains, architecture, and personnel all on a special canvas!

I accepted and recorded it, sometimes adding some fresh paint of my own but not much. Now, decades later, with new tools and experience I have applied a lot or a little new paint to these tiny pieces of old scratched and fuzzy film which I hope you enjoy.

I have been a professional photographer since 1983 but started shooting steam around 1970. The first image I took was on a borrowed rangefinder Voigtlander on horrible but cheap Agfa CT18 slide film and was of a railway subject. For the next decade I was another keen devoted train enthusiast with cameras. As these cameras became better and more numerous, I became better at using them and also walked through the door of a room with a "darkroom" sign attached. When I got the ability to travel over the seas with my cameras as well, the steam train began changing me into a photographer who was learning the craft from the love of trains. Soon the cameras got better, the subjects more diverse and I moved forward to the larger and more difficult terrain of a professional. Long gone is the studio and film, paralleling the demise of my subject, in a world which is mostly lost.

...on this site are mostly scanned film in conventional and panoramic ratios. These images may be in '120 format' from Pentax 6x7, Bronica ETRS or art panoramic 6x17 cameras or Kodachrome and Agfa 35mm slide film taken on Pentax and Contax units along with B&W Ilford film. The few digitals came from Nikon D300 or D800E cameras.

You have the opportunity to order a print of any image in a simple, single size, postage paid system.

You can email me at "malaustin@givenworks.com" and I will attempt to always reply. My main landscape Givenworks site can be studied here:

THE GALLERIES

HOW TO ORDER

Steam Rail Images

THE  SMOKY ART OF STEAM RAIL PHOTOGRAPHY BY MAL AUSTIN

GREETINGS

THIS SITE

MAL AUSTIN

THE IMAGES

SALES

CONTACT

Steam Rail Images

THE  SMOKY ART OF STEAM RAIL PHOTOGRAPHY BY MAL AUSTIN

This site aims at portraying the beauty and inherent art often present as an ingredient of the steam engine and its environs.

Whether hot or cold, gleaming or rusting, viewed or ridden, the steam locomotive has a quality of creative display unlike other machines.

This explains the world-wide devotion found to its restoration, care, and operation and the love of its power, majesty and heritage experience it provides.

This site is a photographic collection with a single subject - the steam railway engine, being used, maintained, abandoned and restored.

This is not a history or railway enthusiasts' site with all the usual expected elements of information; you won't find engine details, camera settings, captions, dates or stories of experiences and circumstances behind the image - just look purely at the image and add your own thoughts, emotion, memories and knowledge.

I have been so lucky from 1970 to the mid 1990s to be able to be present at locations, which presented to me engines, trains, architecture, and personnel all on a special canvas!

I accepted and recorded it, sometimes adding some fresh paint of my own but not much. Now, decades later, with new tools and experience I have applied a lot or a little new paint to these tiny pieces of old scratched and fuzzy film which I hope you enjoy.

I have been a professional photographer since 1983 but started shooting steam around 1970. The first image I took was on a borrowed rangefinder Voigtlander on horrible but cheap Agfa CT18 slide film and was of a railway subject. For the next decade I was another keen devoted train enthusiast with cameras. As these cameras became better and more numerous, I became better at using them and also walked through the door of a room with a "darkroom" sign attached. When I got the ability to travel over the seas with my cameras as well, the steam train began changing me into a photographer who was learning the craft from the love of trains. Soon the cameras got better, the subjects more diverse and I moved forward to the larger and more difficult terrain of a professional. Long gone is the studio and film, paralleling the demise of my subject, in a world which is mostly lost.

...on this site are mostly scanned film in conventional and panoramic ratios. These images may be in '120 format' from Pentax 6x7, Bronica ETRS or art panoramic 6x17 cameras or Kodachrome and Agfa 35mm slide film taken on Pentax and Contax units along with B&W Ilford film. The few digitals came from Nikon D300 or D800E cameras.

You have the opportunity to order a print of any image in a simple, single size, postage paid system.

You can email me at "malaustin@givenworks.com" and I will attempt to always reply. My main landscape Givenworks site can be studied here:

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HOW TO ORDER