STEAM railway enthusiasts are in for a treat if they visit the current exhibition of striking photographs at the Worthing Museum and Art Gallery.
International award-winning Midhurst photographer David Hill is showing a selection of his works taken on his travels around the globe.
His pictures, invariably taken during the harsh northern Chinese winters show the locomotives working in grim, gritty industrial settings with swirling smoke and steam of volcanic proportions.
There are also studies of the workers too, struggling to keep the giant machines running in conditions where winter temperature regularly hit -30C.
David has made almost a dozen trips to China, and another is planned for next January.
He said: “China is just about the only country in the world where the steamers still truly work commercially. There are probably only 250 locos remaining and they they are spread far and wide across the vast country.”
The exhibition has a selection of black and white and colour photographs of other subjects and locations ranging from serene Saharan sand dunes to the molten lava of an Hawaiian volcano. Images from Nepal and New Zealand hang next to pictures taken closer to home of bluebells and poppies.
The exhibition runs until Saturday (July 27).
It is open from 10am to 5pm. (Closed Sundays and Mondays).