The Rivera Sleeper at Paddington.
The British Standard Class 2-6-0 was built in 1953 according to the WSR Guide. People enjoy 78018 from the platform during the Spring Steam Gala.
Steam train arriving at Watchet on a chilly day during the Steam Gala.
Double headed steam train arriving at Watchet during the Steam Gala.
The British have their Heritage Power as well... The 43002 symbolizes the 40th anniversary of the HST125 that changed rail travel in the UK. Many of these will be replaced by the 800's over time.
After a quick shower, a Class 91 reflects in the sunshine at the famous Kings Cross railway station. When the 800's arrive, these will be withdrawn.
Pacers roll out of Dawlish Warren on a bright but chilly day.
A Direct Rail Services Class 57 on hire to GWR has just brought in the Penzance sleeper to Platform 1 in Brunel's Paddington. At 2345 the 57 on the other end will take the sleeper to Penzance.
An HST through sunny Dawlish Warren
HST's lined up in the grandeur of Padington Station. When you arrive here, you feel like you arrived. These iconic trains serving the UK for 40 years are due to be withdrawn.
Fastest diesel in the world the HST 125. The GWR Green livery HST on the blocks at London Paddington. These are the fastest diesels in regular service on the planet.
Waves are crashing into the seawall as a Class 150 / 153 set departs Dawlish. Class 220 services had to be canceled due to the high waves, but GWR was able to keep running.
STORM! Gales have whipped up the seas and the rains have started to fall as a Class 153 leads a 150 into Dawlish station. Waves were crashing up over the platform and onto the train.
Cross Country rolls through on a beautiful day on Dawlish. I successfully climbed Langstone Rock!