A service no longer in operation. 2 class 47 locomotives haul the royal Mail from Team Valley Gateshead in 2000.
Following a heavy shower, an HST passes Totnes with the 0847 Penzance to London Paddington in 1994. The coaches in the station car park now look well old.
37238+37271 head a northbound freightliner train through Hereford on a beautiful summer evening in 1992. A class 150 sprinter waits to form a Hereford to Birmingham New St service.
An HST cruises along the scenic sea wall at Dawlish with the 0648 Dundee to Penzance, a journey of around 700 miles! The leading power car is one of several fitted with buffers.
An HST leaves Bristol Parkway on a Swansea to London Paddington service in 1983. Just visible, in the distance, a class 45 waits to follow the HST into the station, with a South West/ North East t... (more)
Electro-diesel loco No 73101 leaves London Victoria with the beautiful coaches of the VSOE Orient Express, taking lucky passengers to Folkstone Harbour where they will board a ferry to France, thi... (more)
English-Electric Deltic No D9017 'The Durham Light Infantry' waits to leave York with an express from Newcastle upon Tyne to London Kings Cross.
English-Electric Class 50 No 50 022 'Anson' accelerates away from its stop at Liskeard with a Penzance to Plymouth train.
This tiny locomotive was built by Neilson and Company in Glasgow in 1897. It worked at Beckton Gas works, in London, and is now preserved at Bressingham Hall, near Diss, in Norfolk.
Back in 1980, Driver Mather of Saltley depot prepares to take 31121 from Daw Mill colliery to Washwood Heath yard in Birmingham. The train is unfitted (brakes only on the loco and caboose). 31121 ... (more)
Hard to believe that these units are now 25 years old. Here, 165035 leaves Oxford for London Paddington in 1992. A sister "Turbo" unit is stabled in the sidings on the left.
HST power cars 43020 and 43021 are on a test run from Derby works. Seen at Saltley, Birmingham in 1980.
A DMU in a short-lived colour scheme is seen stabled at Birmingham New St station in 1982.
A busy scene at Bromford Bridge, Birmingham, in 1982. 25206 passes with a train of oil tanks. 20153 heads a coal train in the opposite direction
HST power car 43166 leads a westbound cross country service out of Newton Abbot in 1982. Still plenty of semaphore signals at this time, they lasted until 1987. 43166 is still working this same ro... (more)