If you have an interest in taking mainline steam train photos and would like to know if there are any tours in your area then I would suggest that you take a look at Railway Herald or UK Steam Info for all the information that is needed.
Steam tours today travel all over the UK. Wherever you live there is probably a chance that you would get to see a stunning steam loco on the mainline.
Every year I am lucky enough to photograph some great steam train tours that come into or pass through Devon. There are two main tours that regularly visit Devon during the summer months. They are ‘The Royal Duchy’ that goes down to Par in Cornwall and ‘The Torbay Express’ that visits the Dartmouth Steam Railway. There are occasionally other tours too.
Steam train photography
Steam train photography is very popular all over the country. Usually wherever I go with my camera there are always other photographers there too. It is always nice to have a chat with someone who has the same interest as you.
At some of the most popular locations, I would advised that you get there at least an hour or so before the tour is due. Why? Otherwise you may not be able to stand in the spot that you want to take your photograph from.
How to photograph steam trains is the most popular article on my railway blog to help you learn how to get a decent photograph of your favourite steam loco.
I hope that some of these images will bring back memories for you. From either seeing them running when you were a young child or the thrill of photographing them today.
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Below you will see collection of mainline steam train photographs that I have taken here in Devon.
I hope you enjoy my steam train photos!
This gallery was last updated on the 11th July 2021.
The newest photograph is the first one in the gallery.
Please click the thumbnail for a larger image and it’s information.