Monday, 31 December 2018


Starting off a new week (and year) with a steam theme, firstly Britannia at Bewdley.

Friday, 28 December 2018

TfWM (5) : Still in green

Although orange is spreading through the fleet many trains operated by West Midlands Railway are still in London Midland green with new labels, as with 172 218 at Shirley.

Thursday, 27 December 2018

TfWM (4) : Metro

As well as orange trains, the Midlands Metro is turning blue.

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

TfWM (3) : Orange 172

The definitive livery for WMR 172s, seen here at Whitlock's End.

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

TfWM (2) : Purple 172

The initial livery of West Midlands Railway was very different and only carried by 172 339.

Monday, 24 December 2018

TfWM (1) : Orange 323

This week's theme is Transport for West Midlands and the new liveries being applyed to the region's trains and trams. Starting with 323 204 in WMR orange livery at Bromsgrove.

Friday, 21 December 2018

After Blue (5) : London and South East

The predecessor to NSE was London & South East livery, known as "Jaffa Cake", worn here on 309 616.

Thursday, 20 December 2018

After Blue (4) : NSE

The ever popular Network South East livery, on 50 017 at Hampton Loade.

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Monday, 17 December 2018

After Blue (1) : Regional Railways

This week's theme is the many liveries used by British Rail in the 1980s and beyond as they moved beyond the corporate blue standard livery, starting with Regional Railways as on 31 270 at Rowsley South.

Friday, 14 December 2018

Bucks Rails (10) : Amersham

On the edge of the tube map, though here is a Chiltern service.

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Bucks Rails (7) : Little Kimble

Tiny Little Kimble between Monks Risborough and Aylesbury.

Monday, 10 December 2018

Bucks Rails (6) : Wendover

This week's theme is another look at railways in Buckinghamshire, starting with Wendover.

Friday, 7 December 2018

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Lisbon 730

A former Lisbon tram now regauged to work on the Wirral!

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Liverpool 762

A selection of preserved trams in the shed including Liverpool 762.

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

No. 69

Appearances can be deceptive, No. 69 (and it's sister No. 70) may look at first glance like preserved trams from the mid-twentieth century but in fact were built especially for the Wirral Tramway in the early 1990s in HK!

Monday, 3 December 2018

Wirral Transport Museum

This week's theme is the Wirral Transport Museum, which has a working tramway near to Hamilton Square station.

Friday, 30 November 2018

On Request (5) : Bearley

West Midlands Railways treats Bearley as a request stop, though Chiltern Railways does not!

Thursday, 29 November 2018

On Request (4) : The Lakes

The Lakes has very short platforms, pretty much all of the Birmingham side platform can be seen in this view.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

On Request (3) : Wootton Wawen

In London Midland days 172 335 departs heading for Stratford.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Monday, 26 November 2018

On Request (1) : Danzey

This week's theme are request stops of Warwickshire, starting with Danzey.

Friday, 23 November 2018

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Monday, 19 November 2018

Manchester Metrolink

This week's theme is Manchester's extensive and still growing Metrolink.

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