CD 810 Class Railbus On Zelecnicni Most, Prague, CZ, 2007

Old Flickr Rail Photos

These are basically the rail photos from my old Rail Photos Set on Flickr. When I found the Greasemonkey script for migration I started immediately, although it could be awhile before everything is moved here, if ever. (Under co

Newark Flat Crossing, Newark North Gate, Nottingha…

01 Sep 2007 265
I again apologize for the sloppy composition of this photo. I often get my timing wrong at 100 m.p.h. This may be the fastest flat crossing in the world, and no, they haven't stopped using these things, whatever ignorant people on the internet say.

Doncaster Station, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, Eng…

01 Sep 2007 287
This was as we were rolling into Doncaster, where we stopped before continuing to Leeds. I didn't get the number on the other Intercity 225.

Leeds, West Yorkshire, England(UK), 2007

01 Sep 2007 198
This was as we were arriving in Leeds. I didn't get any station shots since I was in too much of a hurry to get my connection and the light was horrible.

Metro Trains #155344, Bradford Interchange, Bradfo…

01 Sep 2007 449
This wasn't my train, but it was one of the first ones I noticed upon arrival in Bradford.

New Northern Trains Livery On A Class 158 Express…

01 Sep 2007 301
This is the new Northern Trains livery, sort of a purplish blue, on the train that took me over the final leg of my journey to Bradford Interchange.

Metro Trains Advertising Livery On A Class 155 DMU…

01 Sep 2007 381
Northern Trains is also part of the Metro Trains system serving West Yorkshire, and this is an advertisement included in their new livery on some of their trains.

Departure From London King's Cross, London, Englan…

01 Sep 2007 1 1 356
Here's an additional bonus shot of my departure from King's Cross, which I forgot in include earlier. I hope you like it. Notice that in addition to the Intercity 225s, there's also an older Intercity 125 peeking out. GNER use them to serve cities north of Edinburgh that don't have electrification.

Class 333 EMU Arriving At Bradford Forster Square,…

01 Sep 2007 398
Bradford, a city of a quarter of a million people, is large enough to have two major rail stations, Bradford Interchange, which hosts diesel trains, and Bradford Forster Square, which can also host electrics. This is the throat for Bradford Forster Square, as you can see from the cantenary. The train is a Class 333 EMU, once used only on Heathrow Express services in London but now common in other parts of Britain as well, most notably on the Metro Trains services operated by First Northern in West Yorkshire, as here. These trains, while only EMUs designed for local services, and originally the Heathrow Express, can operate as fast as 100 m.p.h., and do so even on the Heathrow Express, making them the fastest trains in Greater London. This, however, is not London. :-)

Class 333 Arriving At Bradford Forster Square, Pic…

01 Sep 2007 267
Here's another shot of the Class 333 a second or two later.

Class 333 Arriving At Bradford Forster Square, Pic…

01 Sep 2007 257
This is another arrival by a different Class 333. Although it's on the outgoing track, notice, that it's being switched over from the arrival track to take an out of the way platform on its far right.

Class333 Departing Bradford Forster Square, Bradfo…

01 Sep 2007 297
Here's a departure from Bradford Forster Square, heading straight out on the outbound track, which in Britain is of course on the left.

Class 333 Departing Bradford Forster Square, Pictu…

01 Sep 2007 237
Here's the same departure a few seconds later.

Northern Trains #158753, Bradford Interchange, Bra…

01 Sep 2007 317
This was the Class 158 that took me and some friends to a concert in Leeds. I wasn't the only railfan, but I was the only one with a camera. :-)

Northern Trains #s 158756 & 158737, Leeds New Stat…

01 Sep 2007 456
This was after we got to Leeds, in the rain. I decided to attempt some photos, though, since I'm not in Leeds everyday, and I saw these Class 158s waiting to go.

GNER #91106, "East Lothian," Leeds New Station, Le…

01 Sep 2007 307
Services from London King's Cross to Leeds, while not as long a haul as services to Newcastle and Edinburgh, are nevertheless run by GNER with Intercity 225 high-speed trainsets. 225s, while matched sets, are not actually EMUs, but loco-hauled, and all of the locomotives but one (89001 "Avocet") are Class 91 electrics, although sometimes a Class 90 will substitute on the Leeds services since they're far from as fast as the Newcastle and Edinburgh services. Most of the Class 91s have names, this one being #91106 "East Lothian."

GNER #91106, "East Lothian," Picture 2, Leeds New…

01 Sep 2007 268
Here's another shot of "East Lothian," allowing you to see the number and name.

First Transpennine Express #185140 at Leeds New St…

01 Sep 2007 364
Among the newest trains in Britain are these Class 185 DMUs, which are intended for express and longer-distance regional services outside of electrified territory. Obviously, they often wander in and out from under the wires, and here's an example of that at Leeds, where 185140 is waiting to depart with a service to Middlesborough. In order to allow them to make full use of the British rail network and not hold up traffic, Class 185s are authorized to run at 125 m.p.h. where track conditions permit, as on this service. I originally never expected this shot to come out properly, as I shot it at f4 and 1/45, which I was sure would blur, but in reality it came out quite crisp, to my amazement.

Missed Freight, Leeds New Station, Leeds, West Yor…

01 Sep 2007 293
I only just barely got this shot. The light in Leeds station was terrible, and then my camera malfunctioned, or rather, I had it set wrong. My friend heard a General Motors 710 prime mover bearing down on us, and saw the Class 66 coming in the distance, so it was obvious that it was going to run light through the station. Freights occassionally come through Leeds, even though its a passenger station, but this 66 was light engine only.

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