Friday, 30 December 2016

Tractors (5) : Leamington test

Finishing the week's Class 37 photos with another test train, this time crossing the Grand Union Canal at Leamington Spa. This is the final photo for 2016 too, see you again next week/year!

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Tractors (4) : Test train

Back to Class 37s on the network with 37 421 with a NR test train at Derby.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Tractors (3) : Railfreight

Quite a few Class 37s are preserved including 37 152 in Railfreight livery at Rowsley South.

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Tractors (2) : Triple header

Continuing this week's Class 37 theme with 37 601 (along with 2 Class 68s) at Crewe.

Monday, 26 December 2016

Tractors (1) : Europhoenix

This week's theme will be the highly popular Class 37, still commonly seen on the network. Starting with 37 800 at Derby.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Metro-Cammell (5) : After Ambergate

The Class 156s are Metro-Cammell products that will remain in service for a good while yet. EMT 156 408 departs from Ambergate.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Metro-Cammell (4) : Near the end

One Metro-Cammell built type still in service is the D78 Stock on the London Underground though they will be finally withdrawn early next year. District Line 7535 approaches West Brompton.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Metro-Cammell (3) : On the Island

One of the Metro-Cammell built types still in service is the Class 483 EMUs on the Isle of Wight, built as 1938 Tube Stock in the late 1930s! 483 004 at Ryde Pier Head.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Metro-Cammell (2) : Class 101

The Class 101 was the largest batches and one of the most successful types of first generation DMU, and another product of Metro-Cammell of course. This one is seen at Duffield.

Monday, 19 December 2016

Metro-Cammell (1) : Prototype

This week's theme will be the products of the once mighty Metro-Cammell. Starting with the preserved car of Prototype 1986 Tube Stock.

Friday, 16 December 2016

Thursday, 15 December 2016

BR Blue (4) : Forlorn 03

03 180 will be restored one day though at the moment is looking a bit forlorn.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

BR Blue (2) : Class 960

Former Class 309 EMU and Class 960 cab signalling test unit, 960 102 at the Electric Railway Museum (alongside 309 616 in Jaffa Cake livery!)

Monday, 12 December 2016

BR Blue (1) : Chopper Blue

This week's theme is British Rail corporate blue and yellow. A livery still to be found on the network and of course in preservation. Starting with 20 107 at Derby.


Friday, 9 December 2016

Mersey Rails (5) : Sprinter+Pacer

142 032 (with a Class 150 in the lead) depart from Liverpool Lime St.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Monday, 5 December 2016

Mersey Rails (1) : Head to head

This week's theme is railways around Liverpool, starting with 2 Class 319s at Lime St.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Stations (5) : Eastern platform

The Eastern platform of Aldwych was only open for 10 years and closed for good in 1917 though the tunnel and some track (the oldest track on the London Underground) still remains.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Stations (2) : Gimmie shelter

Delightful platform shelter at Arley on the SVR, beats plastic "bus" shelters any day!

Monday, 28 November 2016

Stations (1) : Baker Street

This week's theme is... stations! Well you can quite easily see which station this is!

Friday, 25 November 2016

Cheerful Charlie and Darth Vader

Contrasting front ends with Classes 365 and 180 at Kings Cross.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

503

Former Merseyside EMU (in LMS livery) now at the Electric Railway Museum.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Arriving at Moorgate

A Class 313 arrives at Moorgate, complete with NSE station name signs!

Monday, 21 November 2016

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Monday, 14 November 2016

700

Brand new 700 003 at St Pancras International.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Heavy metal

68 014 waits at Leamington Spa having arrived to rescue a failed class mate, meanwhile 66 175 approaches with an intermodal.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Ravenstor bound

A DMU at Wirksworth preparing to climb the short steep ascent to Ravenstor.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Start of a long journey

A Metropolitian Line S Stock train rolls into Amersham to begin the long journey to Aldgate.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Crewe clag

37 601 destroys the environment hauling 2 Class 68s away at Crewe.

Monday, 31 October 2016

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Waggoner

Waggoner at Haven Street on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Monday, 24 October 2016