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Freight trains. c.1955

Frederick James Wilfred

Freight trains. c.1955
3 0 c m
actual image size: 26cm x 22cm

Full image caption

An impressionistic image of freight trains with clouds of steam from their engines rising into the air. To the left is a bridge over the railway and in the left foreground is a railway employee walking along the tracks. The power lines which run overhead echo the rails running in the same direction below.

Fred Wilfred worked as Chief Photographer for Hawker Siddeley Aviation during the 1950s. In 1963 he started his own commercial and portrait studio in Hampton Hill. Wilfred was a member of the Richmond and Twickenham Photographic Society and a founder member of the London Portrait Group. Acclaimed for his portraiture and wedding photography, his documentary work, like this photograph, has remained largely unseen.

Image Details

1955 AD - 1965 AD
Image Number

© Russell Wilfred/courtesy Museum of London

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