“No. 6207 A Study in Steel” is a 1935 documentary about the processes required to build a steam engine, it starts with bare sheet metal and shows you all the major tasks that are performed to turn those sheets into a fully functioning steam train. Anyone who has even a passing interest in vehicles or…
There’s something about a steam train hammering along the rails at full chat that evokes a sense of awe that you just don’t get with diesel or electric trains.
This beautiful photograph was captured by Michael F. Allen, he’s a photographer who specialises in shooting classic steam locomotives in the US…
This remarkably sharp image is a great indicator of just how much steam power was used in the pre-gasoline/diesel era, makes me a little nostalgic for a time long before my time.
After seeing this picture I’ve realised that we need to bring back steam trains. I’ve also realised that the Beetle used to be a very popular car.
The Grounding of the Princess May is one of the most famous shipwreck photographs in the world, after she ran aground in 1910 the photographs spread around the globe with startling speed and the stories of heroism on board began to emerge from the survivors.
There’s something captivating about the photograph on the left, even though it’s a still image it still manages to somehow convey both a sense of speed and a sense of noise, even over 100 years later.