Friday, 30 May 2014

Rusty oil

A rusty old oil tank wagon on the Vale of Rheidol railway.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014


Contrasting front ends, a FGW HST power car and a LM class 172. At Worcester Shrub Hill.

Monday, 26 May 2014

Flying the flag

90 009 in Greater Anglia colours, at the time also sporting the Union Flag (still has it?)

Friday, 23 May 2014

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

SVR Deltic

55 019 is currently visiting the Severn Valley Railway.

Monday, 19 May 2014

Friday, 16 May 2014

C Stock

London Underground's fleet of C Stock is nearly at the end of its life having been largely withdrawn from all lines apart from the District and the last scheduled duties are likely to be in June. Here is one on the District Line at Earl's Court.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Rheidol shunter

The Vale of Rheidol Railway's diesel shunter brings carriages into the Aberystwyth station ready for the next train.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Parry People Mover

One of the 2 Class 139 hybrid DMUs that handle the Stourbridge Junction-Town branch. The DMU built by Parry People Movers combines a small diesel engine with a flywheel which stores energy harvested from the brakes.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Liverpool Street pairing

315 812 and 317 667 at Liverpool Street terminus in London.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Banbury signals

Banbury has a number of examples of lovely semaphore signals, like this.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Cosford arrival

Cosford is the station for the excellent RAF Cosford air museum of course, here we have 153 334 arriving on a Birmingham bound service.

Friday, 2 May 2014

Worcester Shrub Hill photoshoot

Worcester Shrub Hill is the city's largest station (though not the one i use). Its a bit of a walk from work but i had time to take these photographs in my lunchbreak, including a lovely HST. A train i hated in my youth but now i love utterly.

The reason for both is interesting. In the past it was probably because the HST was always the train that got on TV in adverts and i wanted to see class 25s instead. Nowadays with a traction scene increasingly dominated by ugly multiple units the HST remains the ultimate DMU, its a link to my past and is a design classic!


A scan of a photo i took during a holiday to the Rhineland in the late 80s.