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.

Friday, 7 September 2018

Passing loop

Although mostly single track there is this passing loop at the midway point, guarded by these part-time signals.

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Driving trailer

The two trains usually used by the Southend Pier Railway are push-pull rakes with a locomotive at the pier end and a driving trailer at the shore end as seen here.

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Sir William Heygate

One of two diesel hydraulic locomotives used by the Southend Pier Railway.

Monday, 3 September 2018

Southend Pier Railway

This week's theme is the Southend Pier Railway which runs along the longest pleasure pier in the world!