‘Dick Riley: West from Paddington’ is a much awaited opportunity to present a selection of images from a master of railway photography. Very much a ‘closet’ Great Western enthusiast, Dick spent much time recording the arrivals and departures from Paddington as well as scenes at Old Oak Common depot and various lineside locations through the Thames Valley. In this volume we follow his course as far as Didcot and taking in a few of the branch lines he visited. With his camera Dick did not just record the principal passenger classes either, for he was equally keen to portray the more humble duties and in the course of doing so gives us a wonderful variety of engines and trains from the early 1950s through when steam still reigned supreme.
Hardback, 80 pages, 104 black & white photographs