Matt Allen Photography

Welcome to Matt Allen Photography. If you're looking for a host of fine steam railway (with the odd diesel, plane or motorcycle for good measure) photographs you are at the right place! To see what I've been up to recently, check out the Recent Pictures page. 

I produce Steam Railway calendars each year and have also had a number of books published featuring my photographs.


"This book takes a return trip to the Mid Hants Railway, commonly known as “The Watercress Line”, to see what has changed since Matt Allen’s original book on the line was published by Halsgrove in 2007.  There is no better sight than a superbly restored steam locomotive in action and the Mid Hants Railway is one of the best heritage railways in the UK to see this happen, with its steep gradients ensuring the locomotives have to work hard.

The Mid Hants is one of the many railways that fell foul of the Beeching review and was closed by British Railways in 1973. However a determined band of volunteers who were keen not to see this line fade from history set about preserving and rebuilding it to its former glory.

Matt Allen has used his local knowledge of the railway to showcase over 150 spectacular photographs which capture the essence of what the railway is all about".

Available from all good bookshops and online retailers

Steam Railway Calendar

steam railway calendar

I travel all round the country touring Heritage Railways as well as Mainline Steam looking for that special shot.  You may well see my photographs in the railway media, so keep your eyes peeled. If you have any comments or questions about a particular picture, feel free to contact me. Any of the pictures you see are also available to purchase.

I hope you enjoy looking at the pictures as much as I did taking them.

Matt. Page Updated 10 Jan 2017