Photographs, a collection of approximately 100 35mm colour transparencies. Featuring views of the West Somerset Mineral Railway, Taff Vale Railway and the Canterbury & Whitstable Railway taken during visits made by the Railway Canal and Historical Society, 1962-1964. Photographer: Charles F Klapper.
A collection of approximately 100 35mm colour transparencies featuring views of the West Somerset Mineral Railway, Taff Vale Railway and the Canterbury & Whitstable Railway by Charles Klapper taken during visits made by the Railway Canal and Historical Society, 1962-1964.
Charles Klapper was born in London in 1905 to a Scottish mother and German father. At nineteen he forfeited a university place in favour of a career in road haulage, eventually joining and later becoming editor of Modern Transport magazine, self-styled "The Times of the transport world". The magazine was taken over by Ian Allan Ltd in the 1960s and ceased publication in 1968. Klapper remained with the Ian Allan company until the end of his working life. The Institute of Transport admitted Klapper as a graduate in 1935, and a long association culminated in his appointment as its Vice President in 1962. He was also a founder member of the Omnibus Society, President of the Railway & Canal Historical Society and the London Underground Railway Society. He died in 1980.
- Photographic Collections (Railway)
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- Klapper, C F
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