Learn more about railway photography at Chinnor

THE Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway has launched a series of one-day photographic training courses.

The sessions will take at Chinnor station, signalbox and yard, and inside the largest GWR signalbox, the listed 100 lever Princes Risborough North signalbox.

Participants on the Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway’s photographic course on February 25. PHIL MARSH

The courses are divided into three themes: railways and wildlife, railways and steam, and Flying Scotsman at Princes Risborough.

The Chinnor-based courses comprise of two theory sessions explaining camera features and photographic techniques with a practical session in between. Depending on the course selected, participants will have access to GWR 0-6-0PT No. 6412 on hire from the South Devon Railway for 2017 or on the wildlife themed days, have a one-hour ride in a Class 121 ‘bubblecar’ along the line with a qualified guide seeking out wildlife and stopping as required along the line. Red Kites are common while deer and badgers can be seen on some occasions alongside the line.

Both types of sessions include lunch and a photographic walk around the normally out-of-bounds areas at Chinnor. This includes walking as far as the buffer stops at the Watlington end of the line and a visit to the new Railway Educational Centre which is now being fitted out.

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