43012 leaves Oxford Station with a train bound for London Paddington.
As the summer sun starts to drop toward the horizon, the low light picks out all the below floor detail of the HST beautifully. This is the Fridays only HST from Edinburgh to Plymouth which runs n... (more)
This shot is a revisit to an location I went to just over a month ago. I got a pan in overcast weather, but I wanted to redo it in sunshine - this is the result. Shooting data ISO200, 1/50th sec, ... (more)
An unidentified HST slows for the curves at Teignmouth station on its way to London Paddington
Probably the UKs most famous modern train, travelling along the UKs most famous stretch of railway at Dawlish. A major cloud was just about to rain on my parade however
Putting the S in to HST (High Speed Train) we see the leading powercar of a Plymouth train accelerate near Bromsgrove. Pan is 1/50s handheld (no IS) with the train travelling at about 90mph.
43384 stands at Derby at the head of an hour late train to Leeds, alongside stablemate 170108 working a train to Nottingham
Twice a day a First Great Western HST is diagrammed to work the line between Cheltenham and Worcester and the evening run is seen as it nears the junction for the line to Worcester
For a few summer Sundays this year the 08:30 Leeds-Plymouth service which is formed by an HST set is booked to be diverted between Birmingham and Cheltenham via Stourbridge. The train is seen appr... (more)
43081 is at the head of its HST set at Nottingham and the cleaners are on board preparing it for it's next service
With the sun dropping low, an HST working for CrossCountry from Plymouth accelerates after topping the Lickey incline and can take a breather on the gentler gradients into Birmingham
43002 'Tecniquest' is at platform 2 waiting to depart with a train for London Paddington
43357 leads refurbished HST mk3 set XC01 through Hasland with the 09:00 Glasgow to Plymouth service
Network Rails New Measurement Train heads south through Chesterfield with the iconic crooked church spire completing the skyline on a sunny Autumn afternoon
After a return to the factory less than a week since it was 'finished' carriage set XC01 sees fromt line action once more and is seen as it powers south to Plymouth