A thin pair of steel ribbons across town and countryside, along sea walls, over remote and lonely highland moors, through tunnels, carried on magnificent viaducts—the special association between railway and landscape is explored in this photo essay by two of the UK’s best-known railway photographer, one of whom was named the Sunday Times "Take A View" Young Landscape Photographer of the Year. This is a book of stunning views, capturing the romance, nostalgia, drama, and excitement of a past railway journeys as well as a celebration of the ordinary and every-day scenes of the modern railway.
Robin Coombes is a doctoral student at the University of Birmingham Centre of Rail Education and Research, researching governance of heritage railways. He has a lifelong passion for steam railways, traveling over one million miles, and is perhaps best known for his innovative photography for which he has won several awards and been widely published. Taliesin Coombes is an Exploration Geologist. He recently completed his MSc in Mining Geology from Camborne School of Mines, part of Exeter University. A lifetime passion for photography and travel has gone hand in hand with studies and work as illustrated during a recent field season spent in north eastern Finland carrying out gold exploration. In 2010 Taliesin won the Sunday Times’ Take a View Young Landscape Photographer of the Year award.