Michael Mensing Railway Photographer Volume 1: An Introduction (RCTS)

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Michael Mensing Railway Photographer: Volume 1 – An Introduction is an album of pictures taken by photographer Michael Mensing between 1957 and 1979. The album has been compiled with images taken from the collection held in the RCTS’s Photographic Archive and is made up of a wide selection of Michael’s work.

Michael Mensing began photographing railways in 1955, as most of his life was spent in the West Midlands the majority of the images are from his home area, but the collection also includes many other areas of the UK which he lived in or visited over the years. A member of the RCTS since 1958, he continued taking photographs until his death in 2014. The pictures selected here are intended to show the range covered by his extensive photographic collection and feature a variety of the best images.

Photographs cover steam, diesel and electric locomotives on both freight and passenger workings, diesel and electric multiple units and occasionally just show infrastructure, such as bridges, stations or signal boxes. The photographs are displayed in one-per-page format and each one is accompanied by a detailed caption.

114 colour photographs. 116 pages

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