Better sun today, and I chose a side-lit angle to get a better illustration of the two-tone livery on the coaches. This is probably as good a photo of a complete trainset in WSMR livery that I'm l... (more)
One of the first shots of the first complete WSMR-livered train, as DVT 82305, Buffet/First 10218, Standard open 12145, Standard open 12127, and 67010 propelling approach Gobowen on the 2nd run of... (more)
67014 “Thomas Telford” with 67019 dead on rear passes Weston Rhyn with the 1P33 15.10 Wrexham to London Marylebone.
With DVT 82146 at the front and 67029 “Royal Diamond” propelling from the rear, the 5Z13 11.10 Wrexham General to Wolverhampton passes West Felton on WSMR driver training duties.
67029 “Royal Diamond” crosses the Montgomery Canal at Queen’s Head on the 0Z10 12.55 Wolverhampton to Crewe on the first day of the route learning trips for the new WSMR service.
37607 + 37611 pass West Felton on the delayed 07.14 1Z92 Crewe to Crewe Serco test train via Shrewsbury, Wrexham, and Bidston.
With the frost still in the shadows, 60073 passes West Felton with the 6V75 Dee Marsh to Margam empty steel train.
In the last few minutes before the sun set, 37218 + 37059 pass Weston Rhyn on the last Saturday run of the 3J96 14.39 Chester to Crewe Gresty Road watercannon train.
With 158822 in the platform opposite on a Chester to Birmingham service, 37427 waits for the road at Gobowen with the late 6F71 13.19 Chirk to Warrington Arpley having run round the train here.
Literally seconds before the sun vanished behind a huge cloud, 37427 leaves Gobowen with the late 6F71 13.19 Chirk to Warrington Arpley.
37427 approaches Gobowen with the late 6F71 13.19 Chirk to Warrington Arpley.
60500 “RAIL Magazine” leaves Gobowen on the 6M86 Margam to Dee Marsh loaded steel.
An Alco S1, redundant from use at the Margam Steelworks, Port Talbot, and still several thousand miles from home, mounted on a stub of track outside the former loco works at Oswestry, now a retail... (more)