With the Corona Virus restrictions in the UK charter trains virtually disappeared in 2020. Locomotives Services Ltd decided to operate the Staycation Express over the scenic Settle and Carlisle li... (more)
New class 88 88002 PROMETHEUS leads class 68 68025 SUPERB with 1Z40 Appleby to Didcot Parkway charter at Greengate near Kirkby Stephen,Cumbria
Hasting diesel electric multiple unit (DEMU) no.1001, lead by motor coach 'Tunbridge Wells', rattles over the junction at South Acton with 1Z40 06:37 Hastings to Stratford-Upon-Avon 'Warwickshire ... (more)
47828 heads the Manchester Victoria to Kensington Olympia 'Northern Belle' luxury train passed Church Brampton.47818 is on the rear.
DRS locomotive 47828 heads towards Nuneaton through Atherstone on 1Z40 Manchester Victoria to Kensington Olympia Northern Belle. 47818 is on the rear of the train.
D1015 'Western Champion' masquerading as D1012 'Western Firebrand' leads Class 40 40145 on the 05:20 Crewe to Penzance railtour through Somerton,Oxfordshire.
This is the first time (to my knowledge) that a Western and a Class 40 have worked together on the national network. D1015 and 40145 pass Shrivenham with the East Lancashire Champion, a 2 day rail... (more)
40145 heads a charter bound for Penzance with D1015 out of sight on the rear.
BR Class 52 D1015 'Western Champion', seen here masquerading as D1012 'Western Firebrand' on this side and as D1009 'Western Invader' on the other side, doubleheads with BR Class 40 40145 'East La... (more)
The 50th anniversary of the class 40's saw this Birmingam New Street - Lowestoft railtour pass Manningtree in fine spring sunshine. The class 40's were originally introduced on the London - Norwic... (more)
Western Champion heads the 10.00 Grosmont to Whitby over the River Esk at Ruswarp during the North Yorkshire Moors Railway diesel gala weekend.
The Class 40 Preservation Society's 40145 hauls 'The East Anglian' railtour from Birmingham to Lowestoft past Tuddenham on the Ipswich to Lowestoft branch.
Preserved "Big D" 40145 - one of Britain's first main line diesel types dating from 1958 - needs every ounce of its 2000hp to lift this Inverness-bound fantrip past the disused cabin at Dalnacardo... (more)
37229 passes Commondale on it's way to Whitby with an enthusiasts tour from Crewe.
Eurostar owned 37603 powers through Barrow Hill with an enthusiasts railtour from Barrow Hill Engine Shed to Deepcar near Sheffield.