Vintage Trains Ltd. ran "The Cotswold Explorer" excursion on the 20th October 2012.This was a railtour from Tyseley (Birmingham) to Gloucester and Oxford,and back to Tyseley.The motive power suppl... (more)
220024 approaches its Cheltenham stop with the 07.02 Paignton to Manchester Piccadilly service,whilst First Great Westerns 158766 heads to the west with the 08.50 Great Malvern to Westbury.
Engineering work on the Gloucester to South Wales line enabled this shot of a diverted 4V38,the Daventry to Wentloog (Cardiff) service.The train is approaching Standish Junction,where it will take... (more)
First Great Western formed a few class 158 units into 3 car sets (instead of the more usual 2 car) for longer distance runs,so I was surprised to see 158957 running as a two car when I saw it work... (more)
An unknown class 390 "Pendolino" unit races through Nuneaton station at 125 m.p.h. The London bound express is operated by Virgin Trains,who look ever more likely to lose the franchise come Decemb... (more)
A unique event during the Dean Forest Railway Diesel Gala on the 15th September 2012 was the visit to the line of preserved "Hastings Unit" 1001.Affectionately known as "Thumpers",these diesel ele... (more)
Seen approaching Homesdown Crossing,just beyond Ashchurch station,is 66421 with the Daventry to Wentloog (Cardiff) service.
An unidentified Northern Rail class 156 set crosses Sackville Viaduct,in the heart of Manchester.
First Great Western power car 43179 leads the 05.58 Swansea to London Paddington service into Swindon station.Timed to depart at 07.58,the train will cover the 77 miles to London in just 55 minute... (more)
A First Great Western High Speed Train,led by power car 43056 "The Royal British Legion",races through Churchdown with the 19.00 Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington service.An Arriva Cross Country... (more)
Under a threatening evening sky,D.B.S. class 66 no. 66040 rushes through Churchdown,on the outskirts of Gloucester,with a handful of empty steel wagons destined for South Wales.
It could almost be a scene from 50 years ago.Great Western Railway "Hall" 6998 "Burton Agnes Hall" stands at the water column outside the shed at Didcot.
A District Line service emerges into the daylight as it approaches Barking station,in East London.
A London bound "Pendolino" set tilts into the curve at Tamworth station,whilst a northbound member of the class approaches in the distance.
DB Schenker class 66 no. 66139 heads a London bound freight service along the relief line at Moreton Cutting.Didcot station is visible in the far distance,and a Virgin hot air balloon makes an app... (more)