Tuesday, 1 April 2014

The Statfold Barn Railway

 

I visited the Statfold Barn Railway an extensive multi-gauge private railway near Tamworth in Staffordshire, England.
The railway is home to an extensive collection of historic steam, diesel and electric locomotives from Britain and overseas, although not open to the public the railway holds regular open days allowing those interested to apply for an invitation to visit the railway to both see and ride on the various engines.
My short film joins the many engines and their drivers 'steaming up'  as they prepare to head out before following them as they travel up and down the length of the railway.
Later in the film I board one of the engines as it travels round the loop and returns to the station.  
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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Seasons: Springtime


Daffodils are appearing and spring has sprung in Leicestershire my latest film part of my Seasons series looks at the early signs of spring appearing around the Leicestershire countryside from Pink blossom to Catkins the countryside is waking up after a long winter.
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Monday, 24 March 2014

GCR Model Event Poster

Designed for the Great Central Railway Model Event my poster features a hand placing an steam engine onto tracks to highlight the fact that this event features model engines.
The poster uses a flat design that evokes the railway posters of the past whilst retaining a modern layout allowing the poster to fit in with the heritage theme of the railway but not look antiquated in more modern settings.

Monday, 3 March 2014

The Island Race - Anglesey Half Marathon



The Island Race - Anglesey Half Marathon takes place in North Wales and starts on the Menai Suspension Bridge which runners cross before following a 13.10 Mile coastal road route to Beaumaris Castle and back. My video features the pre-race atmosphere at the start line, the race itself and some coverage of the beginning of the route before ending at the finish line in the town of Menai Bridge as the runners complete the race.
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Monday, 24 February 2014

Great Central Railway Mixed Traffic Weekend



To welcome engine 92214 to its permanent residence at the Great Central Railway the heritage line held a 'mixed traffic weekend' featuring various engines running alongside the new acquisition.
My video features the new locomotive as it travels between Loughborough and Rothley before continuing further down the line.