St. Pancras International, London, England (UK), 2013

British Railway Photos


I have literally thousands of these, and what I have in this album is a tiny percentage of them, maybe 1 or 2 percent, if even that. Basically, this is meant to be a companion album to the England, Wales, and Scotland albums, whi

GNER Intercity 225s At London King's Cross, London…

01 Sep 2007 374
Jumping way, way ahead in my story, this was after I arrived at King's Cross and got my camera out again. The Intercity 225 in the foreground would take me to Leeds.

GBRf #66714 & 66711, unknown location KX-Peterboro…

01 Sep 2007 351
If anyone can help me with the location of this and the next shot, I would be grateful. I didn't note the location, but took the shot because I wasn't sure if I had any shots of BGRf Class 66 freight diesels yet. In any case, here's a wild shot taken out of the side of my Intercity 225 going 125 m.p.h., or something close to that, on the way to Peterborough.

GBRf # 66714 & 66711, Picture 2, unknown location…

01 Sep 2007 351
Here's my second Class 66 shot, even more desperate than the first, but actually better in some ways.

Newark Flat Crossing, Newark North Gate, Nottingha…

01 Sep 2007 263
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 284
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.

Metro Trains #155344, Bradford Interchange, Bradfo…

01 Sep 2007 446
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 299
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 376
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 1 355
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 394
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 261
Here's another shot of the Class 333 a second or two later.

Class 333 Arriving At Bradford Forster Square, Pic…

01 Sep 2007 254
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 293
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 235
Here's the same departure a few seconds later.

Northern Trains #158753, Bradford Interchange, Bra…

01 Sep 2007 314
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 452
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 302
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 263
Here's another shot of "East Lothian," allowing you to see the number and name.

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