We Are So Happy You Love Our New Book

Now that hundreds of copies of Where there's smoke have found loving homes, we have received some great feedback from our readers. I thought I would share some of this with you and remind you that I will be removing the free shipping in Australia from September 1. "I have […] Read more »

It's Here!

The long wait is over. After 2 years of pouring through photographs, scanning and writing clever captions, Where there's smoke Vol 1" has arrived. If you pre-ordered a copy it will be sent very soon and I expect you will have it in your hands sometime next week. I thought […] Read more »

South Africa Destination Steam

In the early 1970's there was no place like South Africa for steam buffs. From Australia, Us, Uk Germany and anywhere steam was in its last stages of operation, they came to Johanessburg, Capetown, Port Elizabeth and Durban with the hope of working on a steam railway in its heyday, […] Read more »

Wilds of Africa

Africa is known as the dark continent. Even today many countries in this part of the world present difficulties to visit. In the 1970's there were many challenges in photographing steam trains in this part of the world. For instance in Zambia, after some Rhodesian special forces blew up one […] Read more »

The Old And The New - Western Europe

By the 1960's dieselisation and electrification were gobbling up the steam routes throughout Europe. Quite a few Aussies headed over in the early 1970's, but in the earlier decade, our elder statesman renowned South African Rail expert, Charlie Lewis had the foresight to go north. By the time we arrived […] Read more »

Steam In The United Kingdom

Where there’s smoke is an ambitious project aimed at covering the world of steam as one by one fires around the world were last for the last time. While our core group of 60 plus gentlemen were able to witness steam in many parts of the world, the UK lost […] Read more »

Where There's Smoke Ready For Printing

Following the success of our NSW books, a core group of us decided to showcase our world wide adventures photographing steam trains around the world in the last 50 years. Combining with Mick Tyak from the UK and Charlie Lewis from South Africa, we went through our own collections and […] Read more »

We Were Young Once

The publishers of Where there's smoke have a long history recording steam train operations around the globe and got steam in their blood at an early age. As we roamed the world we formed friendships with other noted photographers, including A.E. (Dusty) Durant, C. P. (Charlie) Lewis, Mick Tyak and […] Read more »

SA Reunion Logistics

For those of you who have booked on our Maldon adventure, there are a few things we would like you to know to make the trip as pleasurable as possible. If you could please email me your preferences, it will help us with catering, etc   Braai We will have […] Read more »

Join Our South African Steam Reunion October 21st 2018

This post includes some accommodation and logistics options for the event. The trip includes train fare from Maldon – Castlemaine – Muckelford -Castlemaine – Maldon with either an oil burning “J” class or coal burning “K” class Victorian broad gauge . 1st class carriage exclusive to our group. South African […] Read more »