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.

Monday, 23 October 2017

Rail Alphabet (K) : Kidderminster SVR

The Worcestershire terminus of the Severn Valley Railway. Gala visitor 88 003 backs down onto its train at the station.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Rail Alphabet (J) : Jewellery Quarter

A station on the Snow Hill lines in Birmingham. A London Midland 172 pulls into the station bound for Snow Hill.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Rail Alphabet (I) : Iris

BR Derby Lightweight Railcar was known as Iris in departmental service, now preserved on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Rail Alphabet (H) : Hammersmith & City

An S7 stock train operated by the Hammersmith & City line arrives at Baker Street.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Rail Alphabet (G) : Great Northern

365 503 by the Great Northern operator, seen at Kings Cross.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Rail Alphabet (F) : First Class

First class was traditionally signified by a yellow band on the carriage, which can still be seen sometimes such as on this Mark 2 FO (First Open) seen at Leamington Spa.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Rail Alphabet (E) : English Electric Type 4

The English Electric Type 4, also known as the Class 50 of course. 50 026 is seen at Chinnor.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Rail Alphabet (D) : Duddeston

323 221 stops at this station near the centre of Birmingham.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Rail Alphabet (B) : Brush Type 2

The Brush Type 2, also known as the Class 31.

31 206 seen at Duffield.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Rail Alphabet (A) : Ambergate

For the next few weeks we are going through the alphabet for rail related photographs.

Starting with A, as is traditional, for Ambergate. EMT 153 326 stops at the station.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

English Electric (4) : Class 55

One of the most famous English Electric products, the Class 55 powered by the Deltic engine. D9002 seen at NRM York.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Monday, 2 October 2017

English Electric (1) : Class 37

The weekend's theme are the locomotives of once mighty English Electric, some of which can still be seen on the network 50 years after English Electric itself vanished into GEC. Including 37 601 seen here at Derby.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Jubilee Line (3) : Charing Cross

The Jubilee Line no longer stops at Charing Cross though the old platforms remain for storage, training and also filming. Skyfall, Paddington and Creep are just some of the movies filmed in the ex-Jubilee Line area of Charing Cross.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Jubilee Line (1) : Stratford

This week's theme is the Jubilee Line of London Underground. The Eastern terminus of which is Stratford.

Friday, 22 September 2017

NRM York (5) : GWR Railcar

Somewhat more stylish than the many DMUs which followed it in British Railways days!

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

NRM York (3) : LNWR Unit

One of the LNWR EMUs which used to run on the third rail network in the North of London, nowadays part of London Overground of course.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

NRM York (2) : Mallard

As every schoolchild knows (or used to anyway) Mallard is the holder of the world speed record for steam.

Monday, 18 September 2017

NRM York (1) : Class 31

This week's theme is the National Railway Museum's main site at York. Starting with Brush Type 2 31 018.

Friday, 15 September 2017

COV-NUN (5) : Nuneaton

The end of the Coventry-Nuneaton line, where passengers can change to the WCML or Birmingham-Stansted services. XC 170 108 is on the latter.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

COV-NUN (4) : Bermuda Park

Bermuda Park is a new station serving a business park.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017