Preserved 86101 has just negotiated the tight curve off the Edinburgh line and is accelerating south on the WCML past the site of Strawfrank Water Troughs, with the return Edinburgh-Watford Juncti... (more)
After a series of mild, wet and gloomy winters, Britain has been hit by heavy snow and desperately low temperatures. One of 2 of Electric Traction Ltd's 'for rent' class 86s finds employment headi... (more)
After a series of mild, wet and gloomy winters, Britain has been hit by heavy snow and desperately low temperatures. 66532 draws away from the signal south of Carstairs after a lengthy wait while ... (more)
After a series of mild, wet and gloomy winters, Britain has been hit by heavy snow and desperately low temperatures. This Voyager unit is forming a Birmingham-Glasgow service and is, like everythi... (more)
A Birmingham-Edinburgh 'Voyager' unit approaches Carstairs on a perfect winter morning.
Probably the most perfect winter light I can remember in 22 years. A Glasgow-London 'Pendolino' streaks past, rapidly accelerating to 125 mph. The sun had gone by 1pm.
The annual return ECS (deadhead) move after the summer Jacobite season. The 2 engines and 10 coaches are returning to their base in England, steaming along the West Coast Main Line in the evening ... (more)
3-cylinder Pacific 'Duke of Gloucester' is roaring southbound on the West Coast Main line, at 7-15 on a frosty morning. Its the final day of the 5-day 'North Briton' which has taken passngers to L... (more)
The 5th and final day of the marathon 'North Briton' tour. 3-cylinder Pacific 'Duke of Gloucester' is roaring southbound on the West Coast Main line, trying her best to keep out of the way of 125m... (more)
Two 'Voyager' units - one from each class - form the 2010 Glasgow-Manchester, catching the last rays of sun on a wonderful spring day.
Two of the small fleet of surviving class 86s head a southbound intermodal service on a beautiful late spring evening.
Mr Ed passes Mr Ed. Eddie Stobart's Grangemouth-Daventry company train passes a white horse who reminds me of the star of the (late 1950s?) TV series featuring Mr Ed, a talking horse.
Station staff struggle to keep the platform clear of snow, as the daily Dalston-Grangemouth petroleum empties pass.
The overnight Sheerness-Mossend Yard 'Enterprise' freight working, passes Carstairs, about 15 miles short of its destination, during a heavy sbow shower.
A Glasgow to London 'Pendolino' streaks through Scotland's Lanarkshire countryside, and will be starting to brake for the 90mph speed restriction through Carstairs staion, about 1.5 miles ahead.