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Photograph & Photographer of the Year

For the Photograph & Photographer of the year members are invited to submit a maximum of four images taken during 2022. The membership then choose their own top five, ranked in order of preference, and the results are revealed at the Circle's Annual General Meeting.

The A.G.M. was held on 26th February 2023 via Zoom.

Photograph of the Year 2023

Congratulations to Kim Fullbrook winning photograph of the year for 2023.

Kims' entry depicted ballast being dropped on the new East - West route. A strong composition with locomotive 66571 catching sun on the nose as it emerges from the dust cloud.

Just a single point separated the winning entry and the runners up.

Photograph of the year 2023


66571 leads an engineers train dropping ballast on the East-West route at Swanbourne.


Runners Up

Joiunt Second Place 2023


Mark Lawrences' multiple exposure picture at London Waterloo was joint second conveying movement around a busy station.

Joint Second place 2023

The Ghost Train

Nigel Powers' atmospheric shot of Sprinter unit 150005 crossing the Whalley Arches near Clitheroe in thick fog.

Photographer of the Year 2023

Congratulations to Nigel Power on winning Photographer of the Year.
Four entries are permitted and his three other entries are displayed here.

The Passing Place

Class 43 sets pass at Yatton Loops in North Somerset at 15:55hrs on Sunday 13 November 2022. On the left is Cross Country Trains 1V56 (43304/43357), the Edinburgh (0908hrs) to Plymouth working. On the right is Great Western Railway 2U22 (43009/43162), the St Austell (12:44hrs) to Cardiff Central working.

Lincoln Azuma

Class 800 Azuma set no. 800203 of LNER arrives in Lincoln on the morning of Saturday 18 June 2022. This train was 1B80, the London Kings Cross (0806hrs) to Lincoln service. It is seen here passing over the Brayford level crossing on its final approach to Lincoln Central station.

Into the Light

On the evening of Monday 29 August 2022, Class 66 loco no. 66077 of DB Cargo heads down the line at Flax Bourton in North Somerset. The train was 6G71, the Toton North Yard (1323hrs) to Exeter Riverside empty china clay hoppers. The low evening sun was shining straight down the tracks here, so I had to be very careful where I pointed the camera. This shot has been warmed a little, but is otherwise a faithful account of some interesting lighting conditions.


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