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A LIFETIME'S PASSION FOR FILM MAKING AND LOCOMOTIVES



Nick's Films

For more than 30 years Nick Lera has filmed steam locomotives hard at work on railways around the world. Long after the Iron Horse had breathed its last in the Western World Nick specialised in tracking down the survivors across five continents.


The Magic of Steam
He has captured the unique atmosphere of steam in regular service carrying people and
their goods through bustling city centres, up high mountain passes, across remote deserts
and through tropical jungles, often in areas of outstanding natural beauty. The results are considered by many to be the finest motion picture record of steam trains available.

Award Winning Cameraman
Nick is a freelance producer who started out in TV News, winning the coveted UK News Cameraman Of The Year Award in 1970. He worked all over the world, covering the
Vietnam War, the Middle East conflict and the collapse of Communism in Europe. When history was in the making Nick was there. The experience gained in these years is
reflected in his ability to capture the human element of the railway scene and the most
effective camera shots of working locomotives in steam. His extensive travels gave him
many chances to add to his personal collection of railway scenes. Nick's presentations
at London's National Film Theatre attracted the producers of the BBC's 'Great Railway Journeys of The World' who employed him on their highly rated programmes in Southern
Africa and Peru. He has spent the last decade perfecting his own unique series,
NICK LERA'S WORLD STEAM CLASSICS, the culmination of a lifelong fascination with steam railways combined with a high degree of professionalism in TV production.