Wednesday, 31 December 2014


At a cold and crispy Leamington Spa 70 808's mighty power is not really necessary for such a modest train. Happy New Year to all blog visitors!

Monday, 29 December 2014

DMU plant pots

Machynlleth station has these lovely plant pots fashioned as DMUs, complete in ATW livery!

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Diesel power old and new

Classes 67 and 52 at Kidderminster SVR, and a Merry Christmas to all of this blog's visitors!

Monday, 22 December 2014

The gap

A Cross Country train waits in the gloom at Birmingham New Street.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Monday, 15 December 2014

Shrub Hill wagon

A wagon quietly rusts away at Worcester Shrub Hill.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Double shunter

Class 08 D3201 and Class 11 12099 at Kidderminster (SVR).

Wednesday, 10 December 2014


67 015 propels a London Marylebone bound express through Hatton.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Queen's Park Depot

Queen's Park Depot on the Bakerloo Line is unique in that passenger carrying trains actually travel through it. Its also clearly visible from the platform of Queen's Park Station.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Monday, 1 December 2014

Friday, 28 November 2014

Going for supplies

1501 heads into Bridgnorth MPD to load up coal and water before its return trip to Kidderminster.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

EMU meet DMU

350 115 and 156 468 at the buffer stops at Liverpool Lime Street.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Stratford bound

168 004 leaves Hatton and heads off down the branch line to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

From Stratford

168 004 approaches Hatton and the main line on a Stratford-Marylebone service.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Class 73

Despite being a train spotter ... ahem ... rail enthusiast since the mid-80s i had never seen a Class 73 until i saw 2 as i travelled past Derby a few weeks ago. As its taken from the train its not the best of photos but here is 73 119.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Wednesday, 12 November 2014


Cross Country's 170 113 heads through Bournville, not stopping off for a chocolate.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Devil's Bridge

The other end of the Vale of Rheidol line which starts in Aberystwyth.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Monday, 3 November 2014

Notts HST

43 045 waits to leave Nottingham on a London bound service.

Friday, 31 October 2014

Off West

150 126 leaves Worcester Foregate Street bound for the West Country.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Lime buffers

A Virgin Pendolino rests at Liverpool Lime Street after arriving with a train from Euston.

Monday, 27 October 2014

The Lakes

The Lakes is a small station in Warwickshire, a request stop on the Stratford line. It serves Earlswood Lakes (no surprise).

Friday, 24 October 2014

Highley wagon

A preserved wagon at the Railway House, Highley.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Atlantic Conveyor

40 106 Atlantic Conveyor on the Severn Valley Railway.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Elizabeth Gaskell

156 482 Elizabeth Gaskell at Liverpool Lime Street.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Leaving Coventry

153 365 leaves Coventry on a service to Nuneaton.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Shadwell Overground

Shadwell, formerly part of the East London Line is now part of the London Overground, though here its er... underground.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Friday, 10 October 2014

Birmingham International

350 234 heads into Birmingham International with a London bound service.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Shrub Hill signals

Platform based signals at Worcester Shrub Hill.

Monday, 6 October 2014

The steam depot

A hive of activity at Bridgnorth on the Severn Valley Railway.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

SVR Diesel Gala

Today i attended the Severn Valley Railway's Diesel Gala (or day 3 actually) and great fun was had. I travelled behind a 55, 52, 40 and 20 and breathed in enough diesel exhaust to shorten my life by about 5 years no doubt! You can see my photos here.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Home station

Erdington is the author's nearest station, here 323 241 pauses on a Birmingham bound service.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014


With the WCML closed that day near Watford Virgin Trains were diverted via Banbury.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Friday, 26 September 2014

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Marylebone buffers

Two Chiltern DMUs stand at the central buffer stops at Marylebone.

Monday, 22 September 2014


1501 stands at Bridgnorth waiting for its next duty.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Cambridge Heath

379 023 passes Cambridge Heath in East London.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Over the canal

In old pre-London Midland livery days, a Class 150 crosses over the Stratford Canal while powering out of Stratford-upon-Avon station.

Monday, 15 September 2014

The wrong station

Class 67s appear at Kidderminster very frequently these days but seldom at the Severn Valley Railway station as 67 010 is here.