Friday, 21 July 2017

Pacers (5) : Queen Street 143

143 606 at Cardiff Queen Street.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Pacers (4) : Lime St 142 and friend

142 065 at Liverpool Lime Street alongside 350 244.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Pacers (3) : Cardiff 142

142 074 at Cardiff Central.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Monday, 17 July 2017

Pacers (1) : York 144

The much-maligned Pacer DMUs will likely be withdrawn by the end of the decade so here is a week of photographs of them!

Starting with 144 020 at York.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Mersey Rails (10) : West Kirby

507 016 arrives at West Kirby, terminus of this branch of the Merseyrail network.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Mersey Rails (8) : Lime St Sprinters

Northern 150 150 and 156 440 under Liverpool Lime Street's fine roof.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Mersey Rails (6) : Bidston

This week we revisit the railways of Merseyside.

Starting with 507 007 arriving at Bidston.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

NRM Shildon (4) : Deltic

One of Shildon's most recognisable locomotives is the prototype Deltic.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

NRM Shildon (3) : Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill, an SR Battle of Britain class locomotive had the honour of hauling the former PM's funeral train.


Tuesday, 4 July 2017

NRM Shildon (2) : Project Commuter

One of the ongoing projects at NRM Shildon is the restoration of a 2-HAP EMU.

Monday, 3 July 2017

NRM Shildon (1) : APT-E

A week of photos at the National Railway Museum's other site at Shildon, one of the birthplaces of non-muscle powered railways.

Starting with one of Shildon's most iconic exhibits, the APT-E.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Mersey rails

Latest photoshoot is from a trip to Merseyside yesterday including some exploring of the Merseyrail Northern and Wirral lines. The photos can be seen here, including 508 130 seen here at Birkenhead North.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Test trains (5) : 73/9

Network Rail operates a number of locomotives including a couple of re-engineered (and engined) Class 73s, 73 952 is seen here at Kidderminster SVR.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Test trains (4) : DBSO

While some test trains are top and tailed with locos Network Rail also has a number of Driving Brake Standard Opens as shown here.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Test trains (3) : New Measurement Train

The New Measurement Train uses 2 former HST power cars, seen here led by 43 013.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Test trains (2) : Track Recording Unit

950 001 is one of NR's track recording trains, its based on the Class 150 DMU so can go on lines where a locomotive hauled train could cause problems.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Test trains (1) : Overhead Line Inspection

This week's theme are the yellow painted test trains run by Network Rail that help monitor the condition of the network and make sure everything is as it should be!

Starting with an overhead line inspection train heading through Derby top and tailed by 73 952 and (as seen here) 73 951.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Monday, 19 June 2017

Chiltern (1) : Leamington Spa

A week of photos of Chiltern Railways trains, starting with 165 007 at Leamington Spa.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Signalbox (10) : Liverpool Street Tube

A disused signalbox (and Grade II listed) at Liverpool Street tube station. Its one of 3 listed signalboxes on the London Underground (the first in this series Chesham being one of the others).

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Signalbox (9) : Worcester Shrub Hill

Responsible for a complicated station and MPD arrangement.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Signalbox (7) : Arley

One of a number of delightful boxes on the Severn Valley Railway.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Signalbox (6) : Birmingham New Street

A second week of signalbox photos, starting with the amazing brutalist structure at New Street.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Signalbox (5) : Woking

A signalbox theme week would be incomplete without the amazing Art Deco styled box at Woking!

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Signalbox (4) : Chinnor

A beautifully preserved box, and without it the CPRR could not operate!

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Monday, 5 June 2017

Signalbox (1) : Chesham

This week's theme is the signalbox, both preserved (active or not) and on National Rail metals. Starting with this delightful preserved box at Chesham.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

WCML (4) : Nuneaton

An unidentified Class 66 takes a freight through the station.

Monday, 29 May 2017

WCML (1) : Euston

This week's photo theme is the West Coast Main Line... which of course starts at London Euston.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Monday, 22 May 2017

Northern (1) : York

A week of photos of trains operated by Northern. Starting with 142 023 at York.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Peaks (3) : Penyghent

The 10 Class 44s were the prototype "Peaks", D8 Penyghent is seen here at Rowsley South.