Portal

Wellington, NZ, November 2013: This 253 meter long former railway tunnel- constructed in the 1870’s- came to the end of it’s working life in 1955 when a replacement tunnel was opened. Apart from a bit of water seeping in through the cracks, it still seems in pretty sound order after all these years.

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The Hejaz Railway – part 1

Syria, November 2005:  When I learnt that the Hejaz Railway was actually still operational, I knew I had to ride it. I’d always admired David Lean’s classic 1962 film “Lawrence of Arabia”-and to actually ride the rails that T.E.Lawrence and his band of Arab rebels had so successfully attacked and destroyed- well it just had to […]

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Death Railway

Cambodia, March 2001: At Phnom Penh’s derelict railway station, it took some persuasion to be allowed to purchase tickets south. The crowded train chugged along at a crawl-  fast enough to feel like we were moving, but slow enough as to not have to stop if people wanted to get on… or off.  Sensible travellers […]

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Railman

Belgrade, Serbia, 2002. This railway man was literally, looking over his shoulder… it made me feel paranoid.  Had I been followed?   Probably, since I felt like-  looked like- and possibly was the only tourist in town…      Canon EOS 5/Sigma 28-105

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