Thursday, 25 May 2017

Northern (4) : Shildon

142 015 at Shildon on the Bishop Line.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Northern (3) : Lime St

319 377 at Liverpool Lime Street.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Northern (2) : Harrogate

155 341 at Harrogate.

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.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Peaks (1) : Royal Tank Regiment

A week of photos of the legendary "Peaks" (Classes 44, 45 and 46). Starting with 45 041 (a huge chunk of metal suitably named Royal Tank Regiment!) at Princes Risborough.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Metropolitan (5) : Farringdon

Farringdon was the original London terminus of the Metropolitan Railway but now trains just pass through.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Metropolitan (3) : Amersham

Amersham is one of the 2 far extremities of the line away from London, here 21007 departs for the turn-around siding - literally going off the map! - before turning around and beginning a new journey to central London.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Metropolitan (1) : Liverpool St

A week of photos along the Metropolitan Line starts with an S Stock train at Liverpool St.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Bubble Cars (5) : Aylesbury

960 014 a couple of years ago was used by Chiltern Railways for sandite duties, now it is in preservation.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Bubble Cars (4) : Chinnor station

Another preserved Bubble Car on the Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway, this one arriving at Chinnor station.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Monday, 1 May 2017

Bubble Cars (1) : Chinnor

The "Bubble Cars" aka Class 121 and 122 DMUs are the last surviving first generation DMUs still in revenue earning service on National Rail with a couple serving on the Aylesbury-Princes Risborough branch line. However this will come to an end this month so how about a week of photos of Bubble Cars?

Starting with 960 010 at Chinnor.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Type 5s (3) : Class 70

70 020 makes plenty of smoke at it pulls away at Nuneaton.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Monday, 24 April 2017

Type 5s (1) : Deltic

A week of photos of the most powerful type of diesel locomotives, the Types 5s which had over 3, 000 hp to play with...

Starting with Deltic 55 019 at Bridgnorth.

Friday, 21 April 2017

HST (5) : New Measurement Train

Returning to Derby to show 43 013, one of the HST power cars now in Network Rail service. Here it leads the New Measurement Train through the station.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

HST (4) : Kings Cross

As with Paddington London Kings Cross has been another stronghold for the HST since inception. 43 296 seen here in current Virgin Trains East Coast livery.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

HST (3) : Leicester

East Midlands Trains are another heavy user of HSTs, 43 054 seen here at Leicester.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

HST (2) : Paddington

Paddington is still the home of the HST as it has been since their introduction into service. 43 002 has been repainted by GWR into the original BR livery. This scene looks straight out of the late 70s though was taken at the end of 2016.

Monday, 17 April 2017

HST (1) : Derby

This week's photographs will celebrate the iconic High Speed Train, arguably the train that saved British Rail in the late 1970s... Their career will begin winding down soon though will still be around on the network for a good few years to come.

Starting with Cross Country 43 378 at the tail end of a formation at Derby.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Choppers (3) : Idridgehay

In original British Railways green D8098 at Idridgehay on the EVR.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Choppers (2) : Derby

In the original "Railfreight" sector livery, 20 132 is one of 4 Class 20s which have bought an LU S Stock train up to Derby for modifications.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Choppers (1) : Tyseley

The Class 20, known as "Choppers" to enthusiasts, is 60 years old this year... so here is a week of photos to celebrate these popular locomotives which can still be seen on the network. Starting with a cab side view of 20 205 at Tyseley.

Friday, 7 April 2017

SWT (5) : Guildford

Front end comparison Class 455 (left) and 456 (right).

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Monday, 3 April 2017

SWT (1) : Vauxhall

Southwest Trains will lose the franchise for rail services into South West London in the Summer, so here is a week showing them still in action. Starting with 455 712 departing Vauxhall bound for Waterloo.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Tanks (5) : Lord Phil

Another ex-industrial locomotive, seen at Rowsley South on the Peak Rail.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Tanks (4) : W11

Entering Havenstreet on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway is Southern W11.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Tanks (3) : Henry Ellison

Henry Ellison is an ex-industrial locomotive now preserved on the EVR at Wirksworth.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Tanks (2) : L94

London Underground operated a small fleet of ex-GWR pannier tank locos on engineering trains, they even outlasted steam on the mainline by a couple of years. L94 is seen preserved at Tyseley.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Tanks (1) : 813

A series of photos of steam tank engines, they didn't get the attention and headlines of the big engines but were just as vital. Starting with GWR 813 seen at Kidderminster on the SVR.

Friday, 24 March 2017

End of the Line (5) : Stourbridge Town

At the end of the short branch from Stourbridge Junction is the tiny Stourbridge Town, with the tiny 139 002 standing at it in this view.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

End of the Line (4) : Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon used to be a through station but is the end of the line now, Chiltern 165 015 is shown in this view.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

End of the Line (2) : New Brighton

Merseyrail 507 021 stands at New Brighton, next stop (for some passengers) the sea?

Monday, 20 March 2017

End of the Line (1) : Matlock

A series of branch line termini, though in the case of Matlock you can go further by train - just not by National Rail. EMT 153 319 heads into the station.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Shunters (5) : IOWSR

Two preserved shunters at Havenstreet on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway. Former MOD shunter 235 and Class 03 D2059.