Scotland's Lost Railways The Borders By Iain Smith 59 photos 1982

Scotland's Lost Railways The Borders By Iain Smith 59 photos 1982

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Scotland's Lost Railways The Borders By Iain Smith 59 photos 1982
 
Scotlands Lost Railways The Borders By Iain Smith 59 photos 1982
Introduction
In the early nineteen-thirties there was still a great variety of interest in the railway scene, and although aeroplanes and motor cars had their devotees, the railways still had an enthusiastic following in the younger generation. Named engines were a great attraction and this photographer started by taking No 2745 Captain Cuttle on the "Thames-Forth" express with a Box Brownie in 1931. In 1933 he bought a simple folding camera at a cost of .75, and this was the camera used until the war came in 1939.
Selochrome film was at first used, later Panatomic-X for its fine grain. These were very slow by modern standards, frequently requiring time exposures even outdoors and making photography of moving trains difficult. But the universally high standard of cleanliness prevailing at that time made the taking of photographs easier and more pleasurable.
The world always seems to be a permanent place to each younger generation. Later on, however, the speed of unexpected change leaves many regrets for opportunities not taken. This certainly applies to railway photographers.

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