A modeller's Model railways are viewed from above in most circumstances, but how much do we really think about how the landscape around the line looks? TIM SHACKLETON takes to the air to discover how railways really interact with their surroundings.

Above: The photographer -Tim Shackleton took to the air to record railways from above by helicopter giving him new perspective on Britain’s network.

My passion for model railways has brought me into contact with quite a few similarly-minded pilots and navigators, both civil and military. ‘We’re used to complicated things that don’t always work properly,’ they explain, and this has led to a number of opportunities to explore the view from up top.


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