The late winter sunsine has started to change the Sumerset fields green as Cross County HST 43303 heads for the West Country.
This shot is a revisit to an location I went to just over a month ago. I got a pan in overcast weather, but I wanted to redo it in sunshine - this is the result. Shooting data ISO200, 1/50th sec, ... (more)
Putting the S in to HST (High Speed Train) we see the leading powercar of a Plymouth train accelerate near Bromsgrove. Pan is 1/50s handheld (no IS) with the train travelling at about 90mph.
A Cross Country Trains service passes Coryton Cove in the South Devon resort of Dawlish.
A Cross Country Trains service passing Boat Cove, Dawlish heading west to Plymouth.
43384 stands at Derby at the head of an hour late train to Leeds, alongside stablemate 170108 working a train to Nottingham
For a few summer Sundays this year the 08:30 Leeds-Plymouth service which is formed by an HST set is booked to be diverted between Birmingham and Cheltenham via Stourbridge. The train is seen appr... (more)
A Cross Country Class 221 Voyager arrives at Torquay with a Paignton to Manchester service.
With an East Coast National Express liveried power car leading a CrossCountry HST set, 43239 and its train rattles towards Stoke canon and Exeter on the 07.00 Manchester to Newquay CrossCountry se... (more)
With the barriers lowered, lights flashing and siren sounding a Cardiff to Nottingham speeds across the road.
One of the more unusual workings this year saw CrossCountry substitute a Voyager unit for a pair of Class 170 Turbostars, and here we see the pair working the 15:01 New Street to Manchester Piccad... (more)
43321 leads at Cross Country HST along the famous Dawlish sea wall, bound for Plymouth.
Cross Country operated 170104 seen south of Burton-on-Trent.
Cross Country 170101 seen south of Burton-on-Trent.