Friday, 16 November 2018

MYB-AYS (5) : Aylesbury

We are now at Aylesbury, though some trains can continue onto Aylesbury Vale Parkway this is where this week's theme ends!

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Monday, 12 November 2018

MYB-AYS (1) : London Marylebone

This week's theme is a trip from London Marylebone to Aylesbury, much of the route shared with the Metropolitan Line, but starting firmly in Network Rail territory.

Friday, 9 November 2018


Derby may have changed but is still host to a great variety of traction, including these two Class 47s on a railtour.

Thursday, 8 November 2018

XC brace

Cross Country 170 106 and 636 prepare to depart to their respective destinations.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

New platform

Derby has gained a new platform, seen at the back here.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Signal gantry

A new signal gantry is at the South end of the station, EMT 222 001 passes underneath it.

Monday, 5 November 2018

New Derby

This week's theme is Derby station after it's resignalling and remodelling over the late Summer.

Friday, 2 November 2018

Thursday, 1 November 2018

MOSI (4) : Manchester Liverpool Road

Part of the oldest surviving terminus station in the world, opening for "inter city" services in 1830.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

MOSI (2) : Rocket

A key exhibit at MOSI is the immortal Stephenson's Rocket, probably the only locomotive that can come close to the Flying Scotsman for fame.

Monday, 29 October 2018

MOSI (1) : EM2

This week's theme is Manchester's Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) which has a lot of railway exhibits including former EM2/Class 77 1505 - still in Dutch Railway livery where it spent most of it's working life.

Friday, 26 October 2018

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Monday, 22 October 2018

Northern Line (11) : Colindale

This week's theme is a return to the Northern Line. Starting with double trains at Colindale.

Friday, 19 October 2018

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Marston Vale (4) : Woburn Sands

Now in Buckinghamshire, 150 107 departs the station heading for Bedford.

Monday, 15 October 2018

Marston Vale (1) : Bedford

This week's theme is the Marston Vale Line between Bedford and Bletchley, starting with the former and 153 371 in London Midland days.

Friday, 12 October 2018

Class 50s (5) : Paint needed

50 033's overhaul was completed mechanically for the gala but it still has a paint job to come, seen here at Kidderminster.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Monday, 8 October 2018

Class 50s (1) : 50s at 50

This week's theme is the Class 50, which celebrates it's fiftieth birthday this year. All the photos come from a special gala event to celebrate this on the Severn Valley Railway.

Friday, 5 October 2018


A Ffestiniog Railway locomotive visiting Kings Cross.

Thursday, 4 October 2018


One of many preserved Simplex locomotives on the Leighton Buzzard Light Railway.

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Southend Pier Railway

One of the two push-pull trains of the Southend Pier Railway.

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Mail Rail

Now a tourist attraction under London but originally the Mail Rail carried post between the railway termini and the sorting offices. A preserved Mail Rail train seen at NRM York.

Monday, 1 October 2018

Narrow gauge

This week's theme is narrow gauge railways, starting with with this scene at Stonehenge Works on the Leighton Buzzard Light Railway.

Friday, 28 September 2018

Parkways (5) : Warwick Parkway

An example of a parkway station that has largely eclipsed the original town station.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Parkways (3) : Coleshill Parkway

Another Warwickshire parkway station, slightly less scenic than Stratford.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Parkways (2) : Liverpool South Parkway

Also serving Liverpool Airport, 507 033 arrives with a Southport bound service.

Monday, 24 September 2018

Parkways (1) : Stratford-upon-Avon Parkway

This week's theme is the "parkway" station, newer stations intended as "park and ride" stations with adequate parking facilities, starting with Stratford's other station with 172 342.

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Monday, 17 September 2018

Tube Termini (1) : Stanmore

This week's theme is where the tube lines end (or begin depending on your point of view), starting with Stanmore on the Jubilee Line.

Friday, 14 September 2018

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Type 1s (3) : Idridgehay

One of the many preserved Class 20s, this is D8098 at Idridgehay.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Type 1s (2) : Kidderminster SVR

Preserved Class 14 D9551 at Kidderminster on the Severn Valley Railway.

Monday, 10 September 2018

Type 1s (1) : Derby

This week's theme is the Type 1 classification of locomotive, which in British Rail days meant locomotives with up to 1000hp of power. The only successful Type 1 was the Class 20 which still survives on National Rail metals. Starting with 20 314 at Derby.