Manchester Victoria station 8th June 1968


Great Central Railway Rothley Leicestershire 17th November 2019

British Railways Standard 9F 2-10-0 92214 prepares to depart southwards from Rothley station with the 09.10 service to Leicester North during the Last Hurrah weekend. We had double-headed the train from Loughborough & were running into the Down platform on 6990. HFF and a fine weekend to all.

Bridge of Orchy Scotland 12th August 2016

The West Highland line in Scotland has some very gutsy, long gradients. The climb to County Marsh summit from Crianlarich is 7 miles of mainly 1 in 60 & here on the footplate of K1 62005 Neal is working hard on the climb.

Great Central Railway Leicester Leicestershire 7th December 2019

A Santa Special afternoon turn on be-tinselled Modified Hall 4-6-0 6990 Witherslack Hall. It was virtually dark when we arrived at Leicester North station but the combination of the glow from the firebox and the station Christmas lights adds some colour to the scene. Taken after uncoupling the loco.

Tyseley Birmingham 13th December 2019

Black 5 4-6-0 45305 prepares to come off Tyseley shed to work the empty stock for the Polar Express to Birmingham Moor Street. Fireman Phil heads back to the cab while 5305LA support crew member Mark looks on.

Tyseley Birmingham 11th December 2019

At Tyseley to dispose/prep Stanier Black 5 4-6-0 45305 on shed. It was getting light when I started work although the sun wasn't yet above the horizon. The following day the loco ran on Vintage Trains' Polar Express out of Birmingham Moor Street.

Bordesley Birmingham 13th December 2019

The skyline of Birmingham (including the remains of Curzon Street station just to the right of the diesel's cab) as we ran into Moorgate Station on Black 5 4-6-0 45305 with empty stock for the Polar Express. A Chiltern Railways Class 82 passes at speed with a Snow Hill to Marylebone train. Class 68 diesel 68014 was powering the train from the rear.

KWVR Haworth West Yorkshire 30th November 2019

The secondman is pulling the points for 2-coach (M51189 & SC51803) Class 101 diesel multiple unit to come off shed to take the first train of this frosty day at 08.35 from Haworth down the valley to Keighley. However the dmu subsequently failed and the 08.35 was cancelled.

Polar Express Tyseley Birmingham 20th December 2019

On a grey rainy day, Black 5 4-6-0 45305 in the Down Through Siding blasts up the 1 in 37 with the returning 14.43 Polar Express to Birmingham Moor Street station. In the right background GWR Castle 4-6-0 Clun Castle is being prepped on the ex-GWR shed for its mainline run to York the following day. HFF and have a good weekend.

Market Bosworth Leicestershire 28th December 2019

Great Western Railway Modified Hall 4-6-0 6989 Wightwick Hall departing southwards from Market Bosworth. The loco is visiting the Battlefield Line from Quainton. This preserved line runs from Shackerstone to Shenton over part of the old Ashby and Nuneaton Joint Railway opened in 1873 and closed in 1970 .
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