Eric Sutherland Lomax (The Railway Man) (Page last updated 5 November 2016)
The subject of the major film "The Railway Man" E S Lomax was an SLS member from 1937 to his death in 2014. Link to his obituary by the SLS President Dr Michael Bailey.
The Eric Lomax photographic negative collection
A prolific photographer his negatives were bequeathed to the SLS and these photographs are available to buy. (See the Photograph Collection for information about prices and ordering etc.) The photographs currently available cover the following subject areas:-
List 52 - United Kingdom standard and narrow gauge steam locomotives, including all of the 'big four' companies, industrial operators, trams, India and Holland. Photographs taken by E.S. Lomax between 1937- 1949 but with an interruption due to his incarceration during the War. His remarkable story is told in his book ‘The Railway Man’ which was adapted as a major feature film released in 2013
List 53 - Dutch railway locomotives photographed by E.S. Lomax during 1948.
Links to two of Eric's pictures are here - Locomotive on shed at Stirling | Locomotive photographed at Scarborough.
Further lists will be added in due course.
Eric Lomax Memorial Lectures
Eric Lomax – Railwayman of War and Peace By Dr. Michael R. Bailey, MBE, President of the Stephenson Locomotive Society
Our president gives the above talk on the life of Eric Lomax fairly regularly and details are listed in the Meetings calendar as and when arranged.
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