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.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Shunters (4) : D3022

Another preserved Class 08, this one on the SVR seen at Kidderminster.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Shunters (3) : RTU2

RTU2 is one of two Clayton built shunters used by the Royal Navy at Devonport, however here it is seen at Wirksworth in Derbyshire for some post overhaul testing.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Shunters (2) : Hauling a CEP

The Class 08 was the most numerous type of shunter built by British Railways, and a good number are still in National Rail service though 08 825 is one of the many preserved examples. Seen here at Chinnor on the CPRR hauling a Class 411 4-CEP.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Shunters (1) : Class 02

A week of photographs of the humble shunter, starting with Class 02 D2868 at the Heritage Shunters Trust.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Monday, 6 March 2017

Southeastern (1) : Victoria

This week's theme is Southeastern Trains in and around the capital. Starting with 375 603 at London Victoria.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Cross-City North (5) : Aston

As the Sun goes down 323 213 departs Aston, just 1 stop more (Duddeston) before arriving at Birmingham New Street.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Cross-City North (4) : Erdington

The author's local station, on Sundays Cross-Country trains (in the shape of a HST here lead by 43 207) go down the Cross-City line for route knowledge as it is a diversion route.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Cross-City North (3) : Wylde Green

Wylde Green serves... er Wylde Green though 323 210 is about to head to the next station Chester Road which is better for the shopping centre.