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Competition launched to find spectacular railway images

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A competition to find 2013’s best railway images has opened.

Network Rail is again supporting the ‘Lines in the Landscape’ award for the best railway photos at this year’s Take a view – Landscape Photographer of the Year Award event.

Amateur and professional photographers can now submit their entries for a chance to win the top prize of £10,000 for the best landscape pictures.

Last year, the Lines in the Landscape award was won by Graham Hobbs from Dorset of the 08.30 rail service from Hamworthy speeding through Holes Bay at Poole.

Charlie Waite, renowned landscape photographer and competition founder is keen to encourage more people to enter the railway award.

He said: “Judging this award is a great pleasure for me as Britain’s railways have always been close to my heart.

“Network Rail looks after an amazing 20,000 miles of track and owns over 2500 stations and so the photographic opportunities are endless.

“I will be looking for an image that captures the spirit of today’s railways, be they in the busiest cities or most remote countryside. Details, urban views and sweeping tracks are all eligible and I am hoping to see many photographs that inspire.”

For the first time, Network Rail will also exhibit a selection of previously commended images at five of its biggest stations this summer.

For competition entry details visit www.take-a-view.co.uk

Energetic 'Toon', Newcastle upon Tyne, England
2012 runner up. Photo: David Breen.


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