An 05:30 start was necessary to be here in time to see this. Absolutely still and near freezing temperatures that gave a good exhaust plume even though the loco wasn't working hard. If only the su... (more)
Princess Royal Class Pacific 6201 "Princess Elizabeth" approaches Grintleyhill bridge near Combe hauling The Worcester Anniversary Christmas Fayre railtour from Paddington to Worcester.
For once,... (more)
Having emerged from Parsons Tunnel under the headland in the background, 50 042 "Triumph" prepares to leave the Sea Wall behind as it approaches Teignmouth with 1V85, the 11:33 Manchester - Newqua... (more)
New build Class A1 4-6-2 60163 Tornado is now wearing its third livery after Apple Green and Brunswick Green.
Freshly repainted into early British Railways blue, Tornado is seen here being dragge... (more)
Whiteball summit situated between Wellington and Exeter on the West of England Main Line on a summer Saturday, even as late as the early 1980's was extremely busy. For several hours around lunchti... (more)
The Mayflower railtour from Euston - Plymouth had an unusually early path down the Berks and Hants line, leaving Euston at 06:46, allowing this low angle alongside the Kennet and Avon at Beech Gro... (more)
An FGW HST set with power car 43140 in the lead passes the classic Western Region location of Little Bedwyn lock on the Kennet and Avon canal with 1A76 06:55 Plymouth - Paddington
59001 heads a very short 7A09 Merehead - Acton working round the curve at Crofton on a sparkling June morning.
The earliest 59's are now 26 years old, but the Merehead maintained Mendip Rail owne... (more)
Caught in a patch of sunlight, 66562 is working hard at the head of the late running 4V50 Southampton - Wentloog intermodal. By this time 4V50 was running in the path of 4E69, the 05:05 Southampto... (more)
For the first time since 1964 a train is banked up the Lickey Incline by 2 steam locomotives. The train hauled by Princess Royal class 4-6-2 6201 Princess Elizabeth flattened the 1 in 37, assisted... (more)
Virgin Voyager 221142 decends Grayrigg bank as it heads south past Docker with 1M56 the 12:51 Edinburgh - Birmingham New Street. The Howgill Fells form the backdrop on this sunny winters afternoon
Catching a lucky patch of sun, class O4/1 ROD passes Kinchley Lane on the Great Central Railway with a service for Leicester during the winter gala.
Britannia Class Standard 7MT Pacific 70013 Oliver Cromwell passes Kinchley Lane on the Great Central Railway with a service for Leicester during the winter gala.
Ex LSWR Class M7 0-4-4T approaches Quorn & Woodhouse station during the Great Central Railways winter gala. The weather deteriorated during the day with heavy hail and even snow showers developing... (more)
Ex GCR class 8K (LNER and BR class O4/1) 63601 accelerates south out of Quorn as sunset approaches with a service for Leicester during the Great Central Railways winter gala