I never understood why British railfans liked these until I found one moving about Cardiff. The smoke would put any Alco and many steamers to shame.
A single DMU boards passengers at the busy Cardiff Central. Arriva Trains Wales runs an extensive and frequent passenger service throughout the region.
A class 143 Pacer set is coupled with some 150's something we were told by local trainspotter "Steve" as unusual. The pacers are set to be withdrawn in the future as new trains come online.
The Class 60 was almost extinct in the UK then a refurbishment program got them back on the rails. A number of them can be found working the Murco tanks as seen here in Cardiff.
A busy scene at Cardiff Central as an Arriva Trains Wales Class 175 DMU arrives while an HST 125 with a Great Western service prepares to depart.
An HST swings into the Welsh capital while a 170 with a Cross Country service departs. The scene will change in the years ahead when the Great Western Main Line is electrified.
Sheds! A surprise was two Class 66's leading this empty steel coil train rolling through Cardiff Wales. The Class 66 nicknamed "shed" by enthusiasts are widely used in the UK, built by EMD.
A Class 66 leads a steel train past an HST at Cardiff Central. The steel industry in Wales faces an uncertain future as Tata steel wants to sell off or close it's massive plants.
Arriva Trains Wales operates an extensive network of frequent passenger services out of Cardiff. Here a service arrives at Cardiff Central in the Welsh capital.
A Class 170 DMU arrives at Cardiff Central with a Cross Country Service.
47120 'R.A.F. Kinloss' passes through Cardiff with some LPG tanks.
37033 passes through Cardiff Central with a short Speedlink service. Refurbished and renumbered 37719 in March 1989, this locomotive was withdrawn and cut-up in January 2008 (info courtesy c37lg.c... (more)
A class 66 loco heads through the station at Cardiff Central with a coal train,on a wonderful Spring day.
45115 heads west through Cardiff with some empty coaching stock.
37691 heads east through Cardiff with a ballast train. Renumbered 37612 in December 1995, this locomotive is currently owned by DRS (info courtesy c37lg.co.uk).