Whilst photographers usually prefer some indication that a locomotive is working hard, good driving and firing skills are well in evidence here. 62005 has left Levisham Station, seen in the far di... (more)
Two operating characteristics epitomise the West Country class of Pacifics designed by Oliver Bulleid of the Southern Railway. The fierce exhaust, often referred to as 'volcanic' and a reputation ... (more)
BR 70000 'Britannia' storms through Cathiron with the 1Z90 Cathedrals Express 0740 London Euston - Chester with Class 67 Diesel 67028 at the rear.
The highlight of today's 'Hadrian' was the exciting chase along the beautiful valley of the river Tyne made possible because the road and railway run in parallel for many miles. Sometimes they are... (more)
A brief shower has left the yard rails glistening, as BR 'Standard Five' class 73129, visiting from the Midland Railway Centre, raises the echoes with a stirring departure from Ramsbottom during t... (more)
45045, Coldstream Guardsman, had a heavy collision with Saltley viaduct while shunting the nearby Lawley Street freightliner terminal. The loco was withdrawn following this. The driver involved be... (more)
The season of mid-week main line steam trains is now in full swing in the UK, and the "Scarborough Spa Express" was one of four running in various parts of the country on 29th July - a day of most... (more)
Merchant Navy no. 35029 Ellerman Lines was saved from Barry scrapyard in South Wales in 1975 by the National Railway Museum, York. It was then sectioned and is now on display in that condition. I... (more)
Whilst resurfacing the platform an apprentice was left in charge of the roller and promptly dropped it over the edge, unfortunately right in front of a Southend-Liverpool St service.
The reason why Britain has such a vibrant preservation scene. Five years after the end of steam on British Railways, withdrawn locos still stretch into the far distance at Dai Woodham's scrapyard ... (more)
Christmas Eve 1994 dawned bright and clear with a wonderful hoar frost. Fortunately it lasted long enough for an early running 1330 Calvert to Northolt "binliner" to be captured in the exceptional... (more)
Leaving Appleby for Carlisle on the last leg of a northbound Cumbrian Mountain express, at the end of a beautiful day.
A lucky break in the clouds catches the K1 on Glenfinnan viaduct in the last week of the Jacobite Steam Train season.
Night Shift at Barrow Hill, train crew preparing locomotives