Manchester Victoria station 8th June 1968


Great Central Railway Rothley Leicestershire 30th September 2021

No mistaking where this was taken... British Railways Standard 9F 2-10-0 92214 arrives in Rothley station heading for Leicester. The station is preserved in early 20th century condition complete with gas lamps. HFF and have a great weekend.

Halifax West Yorkshire 21st October 2021

With first light on the horizon this is the view south from Mansion Lane bridge Halifax as Grand Central Class 180 diesel multiple unit heads towards Dryclough & Greenland junctions and onwards to London with 1A59 the 06.56 Bradford Interchange to London King's Cross.

Great Central Railway Loughborough Leicestershire 10th October 2021

Great Western 2884 Class 2-8-0 3802 arrived in platform 1 before our train and here Rob & Lee have got the shunt signal to cross over to shed road 1 and take water before running round their train. HFF & have a great weekend.

Great Central Railway Rothley Leicestershire 30th October 2021

By 07.47 daylight is breaking out over Loughborough shed but no beautiful dawn this! Brewing up in the rain is British Railways Standard 9F 2-10-0 92214 alongside Standard 5 4-6-0 73156 not in service on this day. The front end of our loco, BR Standard 2-6-0 78018, comes into the right of the view.

Great Central Railway Loughborough Leicestershire 24th August 2021

The former Leicester Central station Up Home gantry towers over Stanier Black 5 4-6-0 45305 as it drops back into platform 1 at Loughborough prior to taking out the 12.50 train to Leicester North. HFF & have a great weekend!

Sandaoling Xinjiang China 20th November 2014

It's the early morning shift change at Dongbolizhan. With the sun slowly rising two Sandaoling Coal Railway JS 2-8-2s wait in the sidings. 8190 on the left and 8173 on the right both head empty coal wagons and will soon reverse back into the open cast pit to reload.

Alicante Valencia Spain 4th December 2021

The southern terminus of the former ESA metre gauge line from Alicante to Denia was at La Marina station and the original 1913 station building still stands. FGV (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana) tram 4231 is seen entering the station from the north on an L5 service which will terminate a few 100 yards off to the left at Puerta del Mar. HFF to everyone & have a great weekend.

Great Central Railway Leicestershire 11th December 2021

We had crewed the 13.00 dining train to Leicester and back with Stanier 8F 2-8-0 48305 and then spent 1 hour 45 mins steam heating the stock in Loughborough station prior to its later use on the Winter Wonderlights trains. Finally at 16.30 we uncoupled, took water and came on shed where we waited for our relief to arrive at 17.00. Cue time to take some night shots. It may be only a chain fence but it is a fence... HFF & have a great weekend.

Bodmin & Wenford Railway Bodmin Cornwall 19th September 2021

Great Western Railway 57xx pannier tank 0-6-0PT 4612 climbs the final 100 metres into Bodmin General station arriving from Boscarne Junction. The combination of steep gradient and tight curve brought the loco down to walking pace as she was blasting her way up.
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