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

Type 5s (2) : Grid

"Grid" 56 303 at Derby.

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.