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Ost-West Express Sleeper Train

The Jan Kiepura sleeper train Brussels to Warsaw - May 1995

Sadly a train which no longer runs but perhaps the current sleeper train revival in Europe will see it restored.

Derek Crowe

I worked for over 30 years at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, as a web applications developer, building IT systems, leaving in October 2023. I now focus on photography and web content creation.

I have degrees in MA Political Economy (University of Glasgow) and an MSc Operational Research (University of Strathclyde).


The major themes of the website reflect my interest in:

Photography Equipment

My photographic equipment consists of:

  • Nikon D7200 / Nikon D7000 cameras
  • Nikon 24mm f2.8D / 35mm f1.8G DX / 40mm f2.8G DX / 50mm f1.8D / 85mm f1.8D lenses
  • Nikon SB-400 Flash / Nikon ES-2 Film Digitising Adapter Kit

Web Development

My web development skill set is:

  • ASP.NET / MVC / Web Forms / VB / Entity Framework
  • SQL Server Database / LINQ / HTML / CSS / Bootstrap
  • Adobe Lightroom / Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio / Microsoft Visual Studio


Email: derek@derekcrowe.com
Twitter: twitter.com/derekcrowe

All photographs on this website are copyrighted (all rights reserved) and should not be used without permission. Contact me for permission to use a photograph.

Grangemouth War Memorial

Grangemouth War Memorial in Zetland Park - 1981

Originally from Grangemouth, Stirlingshire, I would regularly pass the war memorial located in Grangemouth's Zetland Park. The cenotaph has an unusual design with a sculpture on the top representing the British Lion devouring the German Eagle. This design caused some controversy when it was unveiled in 1923.