An ancient Class 8 totes in some carriages for the 1054 departure during the Steam Gala. I always wanted to see a Class 8 and was pleasantly surprised.
A Heathrow Express 320 set stands at Padington Station as an HST boards passengers. Paddington is FGW's main London terminal as well as a direct rail link to busy Heathrow airport.
My personal favourite class of diesel loco on British Rail is the class 55 Deltic. 22 were built for express passenger work on the East coast main line. They retired at the start of 1982. However,... (more)
In lovely early evening light, Freightliner's 66512 crosses over Campbell's Bridge above the River Irvine.
A London Overground set rolls into Stratford after a journey through west and north London. The Overground compliments the Undergroud. Without rail, London would be crippled.
Abellio Rail Great Eastern is one of the few intercity operators still using loco hauled trains. Here a Class 90 rushes through Stratford, bound for Liverpool St in London.
Check out the "artwork" on the nose. The class 360 EMU is one of the newer type of sets in the UK.
Double headed Class 66's lead a liner from the north London line onto the Great Eastern line bound for a container terminal. These workhorses are built off of a frame of an SD70.
Two 50 year old Class 86 motors lead a Tilbury liner past the "Overgound". These electrics that once saw widespread use in the UK, only a handfull of which are still used regularly.
A set of Class 321's head out of London. The City of London could not function without the vast railway networks supporting it.
DVT leads an intercity train into Stradford.
A Class 90 named "Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson" pushes a Norwich bound service into the busy Stratford station. as Maryann gets her shots of it and a Class 321 set sits at platform 9.
Class 67's are due to finish hauling services to Birmingham and Kidderminster for Chiltern Railways with the December timetable change and are to be replaced by the comparatively newer Class 68's.... (more)
Victoria Station at Rush Hour...people scurry everywhere bound for some destination. Meanwhile trains continually come and go every few minutes.
A busy moment at Great Rocks Junction as 60001 waits to run round its train of empty stone wagons (on the far left) as a loaded stone tray climbs away from Great Rocks in the distance.