Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Cross-City North (2) : Four Oaks

Four Oaks is sometimes as far as Cross-City Line trains go though most now continue up to Lichfield. Here 323 210 prepares to head that way.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Cross-City North (1) : Lichfield Trent Valley

This week's theme will be the Northern half of the Cross-City from Lichfield to Birmingham New Street. Starting at the Northern terminus at Lichfield Trent Valley where 323 220 prepares to head back down the line.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Type 3s (5) : Test train

Class 37s can often be seen with Network Rail test trains, 37 421 for example seen here at Derby.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Type 3s (4) : Bagpipes

Another preserved Class 33, this one is 33 103 seen at Wirksworth. From the 33/1 sub-class which, due to the control pipes situated on the cab front, were known as Bagpipes by enthusiasts.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Type 3s (3) : Hymek

The diesel-hydraulic Class 35 is one Type 3 that has long left mainline service though a few have survived scrapping like D7076 seen here at Kidderminster.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Type 3s (2) : Crompton

Once the mainstay of Southern Region now only a handful are in main line use though many Class 33s, known as Cromptons, have been preserved. Such as 33 035 seen here at Kidderminster.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Type 3s (1) : Tractor

A week of photos of the Type 3 diesel locomotives (which had engines rated between 1,500 and 1,999hp) that have served with British Rail. The Class 37, known as Tractors by some enthusiasts, was the most successful Type 3 and a good number still serve on national rails today. DRS 37 601 is seen here at Crewe with some newer motive power.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Island Line (5) : Shanklin

Shanklin is the terminus of the line, 483 007 again which will soon be heading back up to Ryde Pier Head.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Island Line (4) : Smallbrook Junction

Smallbrook Junction is where the island's two railways - the Island Line and Isle of Wight Steam Railway meet. Here is 483 007 again.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Island Line (3) : Ryde St Johns Road

Ryde St Johns Road is the headquarters of the Island Line and home of the line's depot.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Island Line (2) : Ryde Esplanade

The first station on "solid ground" is Ryde Esplanade, here 483 007 stops at the station.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Island Line (1) : Ryde Pier Head

A series of photos on the "time warp" line on the Isle of Wight, here a Class 483 heads out across the sea to Ryde Pierhead and the Northern terminus of the line.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Sheds (2) : Chinnor

Class 66s are popular visitors at preserved railways, here 66 185 stands at Chinnor, having hauled a Class 411 4-CEP!

Monday, 6 February 2017

Sheds (1) : Stafford

A week of photos of the ubiquitous Class 66 (or Sheds as they are sometimes known). 66 177 heads through Stafford.

Friday, 3 February 2017

London Termini (5) : London Bridge

Southern 377 612 at London Bridge, a station having a major make-over.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

London Termini (4) : Kings Cross

The London end of the East Coast Main Line, here is DVT 82229.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017