Men From Small Towns and The Romanticism of The Railway
Men From Small Towns and The Romanticism of The Railway examines train enthusiasts in Staffordshire, where the Churnet Valley line once ran. The line now operates as a heritage site that preserves carriages, engines and other associated memorabilia. The memory of the railway’s history is kept alive by those who feel passionate enough and the majority of those at the Churnet Valley site are volunteers using their skills beyond retirement. This project shows the idealised world of the enthusiast through the dioramas they create, it shows a forgotten age of railway travel through the design of carriages in Britain, and it shows the pride still felt in railways throughout generations.
Lucy Airlie • Eden Angus • Amy Bentham • Onna Borbely • Heather Boulter • Freya Britnell • Phoebe Cascarina • Rebecca Davis • Tara Ferguson • Sophie Anna Green • Sophie Hall • Katie Loudon • Abigail Medlycott • Nathan Miles • Charley Skinner • Toni Slattery • Keane Waite • Harriet Warne • Nick Wegg • Morgan Williams •