Shoots don’t normally require me to don hi-vis clothing, hard hat and steel toe capped boots, but then, on this occasion I wasn’t in a Knightsbridge apartment or Holland Park mansion, rather it could literally be said that I was on the wrong side of the tracks. Actually, I was just outside Selhurst station on an assignment for Trackwork, a company which carries out maintenance and infrastructure projects on the railways. I was there to document the latest development in track laying, which has barely changed since the invention of the railway nearly two centuries ago. Rather than placing the sleepers individually on the trackbed, and then fixing on the rails, the new method sees pre-fabricated sections of track craned into place. The process may not sound terribly exciting, unless you happen to be a trainspotter, but there were photo opportunities aplenty.