Om British Freight Trains
Britain's hard-working trains are captured in a variety of locations in Paul Manley's superb collection of photographs. Featuring a range of operators, they have been taken in various parts of the country, in particular around Cumbria, Lancashire and Cheshire, as well as further south in the Midlands area, including Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and Leicestershire all of which are busy with freight traffic and container trains. The Peak District in Derbyshire is dominated by the stone trains from Peak Forest and Tunstead, while Barnetby le Wold in North Lincolnshire is another freight hotspot, with the port at Immingham and Scunthorpe steelworks nearby. At Teeside, the main freight is imported coal from Redcar and the steel trains running into the Lackenby plant. Paul Manley is a lifelong rail enthusiast who has specialised in photographing British freight trains since the 1980s.