Friday, 29 December 2017

Winter (5) : Ealing Broadway

On a cold and crisp Winters day 323 012 departs a well salted Ealing Broadway. This is the last post of 2017, of course we'll be back in 2018. Happy New Year!

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Winter (4) : Water Orton

The heavy snow fall of the week before had nearly all gone but a little still remained on the platform.

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Winter (3) : Lichfield City

A little snow on the ground in the background as LM 323 215 waits to depart.

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Winter (2) : The Christmas DVT

Chiltern Railways re-vinyled a DVT in a special Christmas livery, as seen here at Birmingham Moor Street.

Monday, 25 December 2017

Winter (1) : Emerging from the fog

Merry Christmas! As Winter has now begun officially this week's theme is the railway in the Winter months starting with this Cross Country service at a foggy Leamington Spa.

Friday, 22 December 2017

Class 57s (5) : Stafford

At the tail end of an empty stock working through Stafford is 57 305.

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Class 57s (3) : Rugby

A number of 57s are kept ready to rescue services on the WCML, including 57 309 seen here at Rugby.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Monday, 18 December 2017

Class 57s (1) : Kidderminster

This week's theme is the Class 57, re-engined and modified Class 47s given a new lease of life. Starting with 57 306 shunting stock at Kidderminster SVR.

Friday, 15 December 2017

London Midland (10) : Erdington

Where else to end this week of London Midland, who we will genuinely miss, than at our home station? 323 220 heading to Lichfield.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

London Midland (8) : Stourbridge Town

The most unusual units operated by London Midland were the hybrid Class 139s.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Monday, 11 December 2017

London Midland (6) : Hemel Hempstead

With London Midland being replaced by West Midlands Trains and London North Western yesterday this week's theme looks back at this company. Starting with 350 116 at Hemel Hempstead.


Friday, 8 December 2017

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

District Line (3) : Earl's Court

Retro train indicators at Earl's Court, the current train is for Olympia, an exhibition must be on!

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

District Line (2) : Cannon Street

One of a number of stations with platforms not quite long enough for S Stock!

Monday, 4 December 2017

District Line (1) : Ealing Broadway

This week's theme is the District Line of London Underground, starting at one of its termini Ealing Broadway.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Monday, 27 November 2017

Warwickshire (6) : Wood End

This week's theme is another set from the heart of England. Starting with 172 338 at Wood End.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Great Western (2) : 813

Little tank loco 813 arrives at Kidderminster on the SVR.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Great Western (1) : 5043

This week's theme is the rolling stock of the original Great Western Railway, much of which has survived into preservation including Castle class 5043 at Stafford.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Monday, 13 November 2017

Northern (6) : Langley Mill

This week's theme is a return to the Northern TOC, starting with 158 850 arriving at Langley Mill with a service for Nottingham.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Rail Alphabet (Z) : ZMY

London Underground stations have codes that begin with Z, Marylebone is ZMY.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Rail Alphabet (X) : XID

XID is the station code of Idridgehay on the EVR. East Midland Train's 153 383 approaches the station.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Rail Alphabet (W) : Wagon

Freight is a huge part of the rail business of course, thousands of wagons like this HQA are across the network.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Monday, 6 November 2017

Friday, 3 November 2017

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Monday, 30 October 2017

Rail Alphabet (P) : Pacer

The very controversial Pacer, represented by 142 023 at York.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Rail Alphabet (L) : LMS

One of the "Big 4" railway companies, 7P Princess Elizabeth an example of one of its many fine locomotives.