67002 crosses the bridge over Folkestone Harbour with a Venice Simplon Orient Express working from London Victoria. This branch which is now closed dropped steeply from the mainline to a station i... (more)
Entering the Harbour station top n tailed with West Country "Taw Valley"
92031 is ready to depart Dollands Moor with an import service.
Due to the congested nature of passenger traffic in Southern England most freight trains between continetal Europe and England run at night. Here the shunter is on the radio to the control office ... (more)
A london bound Eurostar passes on the upfast as Krupp 901 has her tanks refilled following a suspected fuel contamination incident.
With detonators on the track exploding to mark its passing - and the passing of an era - 'Battle of Britain' class Pacific 34067 'Tangmere', in full 'Golden Arrow' regalia, sets off with the last ... (more)
Southern Railway "Lord Nelson" is running 100 mins late and the light has all but gone, only the hardy photters remain, all 2 of us! In the background a storm has passed up the English Channel.
Electro diesels are able to run on third rail electric pickup or on non electrified tracks used their on board diesel engine, 1600hp on third rail and 600hp on diesel. The locomotive is hauling a... (more)
Alan Crotty's shot of Folkestone harbour inspired me to dig out this seaward-facing shot, taken from the flat roof of an apartment, courtesy of some very kind residents. 'Taw Valley' leaves Harbou... (more)
The "Kent Coast Express" descends the 1 in 30 gradient to the Harbour Station. This scene may soon be consigned to history, as the branch, which sees only 1 train a week is threatened with closure... (more)
Special excursion the "Kent Coast Express" is dwarfed by the towering cliffs between Dover and Folkestone. Contrary to popular belief the white cliffs are not really white, they're sort of yellowi... (more)
Since the demise of the train ferries loco hauled trains are very rare under the white cliffs along the Warren. This class 66 was hauling one of 5 engineers work trains to the Dover area.
The maintenance crew at Dollands Moor are just finishing of an A exam on this Channel Tunnel freight electric locomotive.