Romance of Steam

Kevin fell in love with Steam Railways after hearing Reginald Gardner’s audio recording entitled TRAINS, played on Children’s Favourites on Saturday mornings during his childhood in the 1960s. What he heard was Reginald mimicking what Kevin would describe as “a living thing”, He later went to see these living things in the flesh at Saltley Engine Sheds in East Birmingham with a school friend whose father was an engine driver.
What struck him was how looking at a steam locomotive fully in steam was like a living thing . The elements of the earth captured in a magnificent piece of mechanical engineering. ie. Earth, Fire, Air and Water., in a setting of Light, Darkness and Spirit
These are the elements he has tried to capture in his compositions below.