Site seeing – September 12 – The photography of Weston Langford

I recently discovered the work of Weston Langford through another model railway blog. All of his work has been released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Site 1: Weston Langford Railway Photography

Subtitled as “Documenting railways and related infrastructure since 1960” the website is now being maintained by Weston’s son-in-law, Andrew Godfrey. And what a treasure trove it is.

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Weston had a long career as an engineer in and about the railways in Australia and interestingly on the Canadian Pacific Railway. His life in pictures (all 38,325 of them) is a gift passed down to us. And something that we should be thankful for and respectful of when using them.

The only niggle that I have – and I know this is a personal issue – is that you cannot search all images of a location – without knowing some information about the image. Wildcard searches are not allowed. Apart from that though, by looking at his CV you can get an idea of where he was and therefore narrow down the search by using the year and month to reach the results that you want.

Take a look around and enjoy the images and not only of Australia but across the working world of Weston Langford.



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