This is the first foray ‘north of the Thames’ in the R C Riley archive. Starting in 1937 Dick Riley captured over 18,000 black and white UK railway images, only a small proportion of these photographs have ever been seen. Hopefully that may be addressed with volume one of ‘Midland Archive’, part of a series dedicated to specific railway themes. It is clear to see that Dick had a passion for all things railway – locomotives, trains of all kinds, infrastructure and railway staff. You will find examples of all of these in this book, showcasing some of the best of his photography as well as a fascinating selection of his images recorded from 1954 to 1965.
Softback, 112 pages, 158 black & white photographs