Among the distinguishing characteristics of this collection of railway photographs are the following. First, the pictures were taken by one of Ireland's greatest photographers and they have an inherent artistic merit. Secondly, there is an emphasis on people that is usually lacking. Railwaymen involved in their various tasks and passengers arriving, departing, changing trains or dining, all feature. Thirdly, although most of the photographs were taken in Europe's offshore islands, this book has the added pleasure of including some trains from as far afield as Suez and Sydney.
Train crashes feature too, including one which was quite serious. Father Browne had special permission to board and photograph the 'Travelling Post Office' en route between Dublin and Cork. They are unique in showing every aspect of the TPO operation.
|Author||E. E. O'Donnell|
|Publication date||30 Aug 2013|