New build Class A1 4-6-2 60163 Tornado is now wearing its third livery after Apple Green and Brunswick Green.
Freshly repainted into early British Railways blue, Tornado is seen here being dragge... (more)
67022 passes Moreton Cutting in sweet evening light running 20 mins late with 5Z35, an empty stock move from Eastleigh to Preston. This train would form the following days 1Z35 Horwich - Wembley f... (more)
HST powers an east bound 'Peak' service, when electrified this line will be derive its power from power stations like the one in the background.
Dramatic dawn lighting highlights FGW Turbo 166209 as it heads east into Moreton Cutting near Didcot. These units are earmarked for use in the Bristol area once electrification of the Great Wester... (more)
A westbound FGW HST set passes the site of the long abandoned Moreton Sidings soon after dawn. Electrification of the Great Western Mainline may see the area of Moreton Sidings reused as an engine... (more)
A band of mist lingers in the pre dawn gloom as 2 FGW Turbo units quietly shuffle down the slow line - destination Paddington as indicated by the illuminated sign in the cab
One of those lucky mornings. I went out early to get some sunrise shots, then once the sun had cleared the horizon I moved down to a lower angle to capture some glints. 2 minutes after I moved, th... (more)
The driver of 43037 gives the photographers waiting for D1015 a wave as it passes Didcot East Junction with an eastbound working. This location has changed comparatively little in the last 40 year... (more)
Having worked the Western Slater railtour from Didcot to Blaenau Ffestiniog and back the previous day, D1015 is seen here just after leaving Didcot returning to Eastleigh with the empty stock
Its rare to get east or southbound special workings through my local area in the morning as most work west out of London, so getting the lighting right is hard. Today we had THREE such workings fr... (more)