Only a matter of a few weeks now before the High Speed Trains disappear from the Great Western network.Most have now gone,replaced by the new Hitachi Class 800 units,but it is possible to catch th... (more)
A spot of glorious Spring sunshine as 60015 passes Standish Junction,Gloucestershire,with the Robeston to Westerleigh tank service.
'Saccharine' passes a crowd of enthusiasts at the Statfold Barn Railway Open Day.The 2 foot gauge loco was built by the firm of John Fowler (Leeds) in 1912,and worked at a South African Sugar Plan... (more)
You can rely on the Statfold Barn Railway to come up with something special,as is the case here.The pair of locos shown,'The Eclipse' and 'The Coalition',were originally built as 0-4-0 saddle tank... (more)
In some glorious late afternoon light,Class 50 No. 50007 "Hercules" (running as classmate 50006 "Neptune") emerges from the tunnel at Foley Park,with a Kidderminster to Bridgno... (more)
A Network Rail test train,working from Derby to Cardiff,top and tailed by a pair of Class 37 locos.37418 is on the rear.
The Class 143 units were introduced in 1985 by the then British Rail,and have been much disliked by passengers since then.The units are now in the autumn of their years,and are not often seen in t... (more)
On one of the hottest February days on record in the U.K.,the daily Daventry to Wentloog (South Wales) "Tesco Express" passes Elmbridge,on the outskirts of Gloucester.The train conveys f... (more)
A brand new Hitachi Class 800 unit takes the Stroud Valley line at Standish Junction with a Cheltenham to London Paddington service.
Believe it or not,this is actually a main line.A Cheltenham to Swindon service passes Chalford,where it's obvious that no lineside clearance has taken place for quite a while.The line speed here i... (more)
The last time I saw a pair of Class 42 "Warship" diesel hydraulic locos on a train was in 1971,so to see another pairing was a real treat.Preserved locos D821 "Greyhound" and D... (more)
Soon to be a very rare sight - the Class 43 High Speed Trains are in the last month or so of working the West of England services,and are due to be replaced by the Hitachi Class 800s.Here we see a... (more)
In its last few months of service,Class43 power car 43005 leads a Penzance to London Paddington service out of Kennaway Tunnel and along the sea wall at Dawlish.
A brand new Hitachi 9 car "Inter City Express" unit runs along the sea wall at Dawlish on a crew training run from Exeter to Penzance.These trains are due to replace the High Speed Train... (more)
Class 52 loco D1015 "Western Champion" (built at Swindon in 1963) climbs Eardington Bank with a Kidderminster to Bridgnorth working,on the Severn Valley Railway. 74 of these locos were b... (more)