I have been taking photographs since the age of nine in December 1954 when I was presented with a Box Brownie camera for Christmas, together with a copy of the book How to take good pictures, published by Kodak. That book was immediately read in depth from cover to cover!

Predictably, the first photograph I took was of Puffing Billy, (the narrow-gauge train in the Dandenong Ranges, about 50km east of Melbourne, Australia) and steam trains have dominated my photography ever since.

But an interest in steam trains has taken me to many wonderful places, and hence scenery, architecture and historic objects have also been targets of my cameras.

This website presents a small, but expanding, selection, with appropriate background details.

Frank Stamford






Walking track near Nobelius railway station, Victoria     

If you have come here looking for the Light Railway Research Society of Australia Inc. well they have moved (ten years ago!) Click here to go to their new website.

All photographs Copyright Frank Stamford, who may be contacted by email at: frank.stamford@bigpond.com

Last updated: 26 June 2017