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The Night Riviera

by on Apr.18, 2016, under Photo News

GWR 57603 'Tintagel Castle' passes Trerulefoot in Cornwall at 06:47 with the 1C99 2350 London Paddington to Penzance 'Night Riviera' sleeper service. Built exactly 51 years ago today as D1830 it was renumbered to 47349 in 1973 before being converted to a class 57/6 in 2003. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

GWR 57603 ‘Tintagel Castle’ passes Trerulefoot in Cornwall at 06:47 with the 1C99 23:50 (Sunday) London Paddington to Penzance ‘Night Riviera’ sleeper service. Built in March 1963 as D1830 it was renumbered to 47349 in 1973 before being converted to a class 57/6 in 2003. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

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Penzance Sunday Afternoon

by on Apr.17, 2016, under Photo News

GWR HST 43140 'Landore Diesel Depot 1963 Celebrating 50 Years 2013' and Sprinter 150239. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

GWR HST 43140 ‘Landore Diesel Depot Celebrating 50 Years 1963 – 2013’ and Sprinter 150239. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

Nameplate of GWR HST 43140 'Landore Diesel Depot 1963 Celebrating 50 Years 2013'. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

Nameplate of GWR HST 43140 ‘Landore Diesel Depot 1963 Celebrating 50 Years 2013’. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

GWR Sprinter 150106 sits in the old Motorail platform. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

GWR Sprinter 150106 sits in the old Motorail platform. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

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Colas 37s on Test Train

by on Apr.11, 2016, under Photo News

Colas Rail 37175 leads the 1Q51 1115 Derby R.T.C to Eastleigh Arlington via Weymouth and Dorchester Network Rail test train past Totton Yard, 37421 is on the rear of the train. Both of the 50 plus year old locomotives were purchased from preservation and returned to mainline use by Colas Rail. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

Colas Rail 37175 leads the 1Q51 1115 Derby R.T.C to Eastleigh Arlington via Weymouth and Dorchester Network Rail test train past Totton Yard, 37421 is on the rear of the train. Both of the 50 plus year old locomotives were purchased from preservation and returned to mainline use for Colas Rail. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

 

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St Germans Viaduct

by on Apr.05, 2016, under Photo News

An unidentified Great Western Railway Sprinter unit crosses St Germans Viaduct in Cornwall with the 2E88 16:44 Penzance to Exeter St. Davids service. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

An unidentified Great Western Railway Sprinter unit crosses the River Tiddy on St Germans Viaduct in Cornwall with the 2E88 16:44 Penzance to Exeter St. Davids service. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

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The Somerset & Dorset Railway 50 Years On

by on Mar.15, 2016, under Photo News

SDJR 2-8-0 no 53808 with the ‘M227 07:35 Nottingham – Bournemouth’. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

SDJR 2-8-0 no 53808 with the ‘M227 07:35 Nottingham – Bournemouth’. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

West Somerset Railway Spring Steam Gala marking the 50th anniversary of the closure of the Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway, more images can be found here http://www.electriclemonade.co.uk/the-somerset-dorset-railway-50-years-on/

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Swanage Sojourn

by on Feb.10, 2016, under Photo News

Class 33 'Cromptons' 33111 (D6528) & 33201 (D6586) shunting at Swanage station. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

Class 33 ‘Cromptons’ 33111 (D6528) & 33201 (D6586) shunting at Swanage station. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

LSWR Drummond M7 tank No. 30053 glints in the late afternoon winter sun on Swanage MPD turntable. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

LSWR Drummond M7 tank No. 30053 glints in the late afternoon winter sun on Swanage MPD turntable. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

 

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Tug on the branch

by on Sep.27, 2013, under Photo News

DB Schenker Class 60 60024 at Marchwood about to head back to Eastleigh Yard after working in with the 6B45 MOD train.

DB Schenker Class 60 60024 at Marchwood about to head back to Eastleigh Yard after working in with the 6B45 MOD train. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

 

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Sir Lamiel on The Dorset Coast Express

by on Jul.28, 2010, under Photo News

The sole survivor of the London and South Western Railway N15 4-6-0 King Arthur class steam locomotives No. 30777 ‘Sir Lamiel’ is seen at Shatterford, near Beaulieu Road in the New Forest with the 1Z97 16:25 Weymouth – London Waterloo ‘Dorset Coast Express. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

 

 

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The Purbeck Tornado

by on Jun.16, 2010, under Photo News

Peppercorn A1 class 4-6-2 Pacific no 60163 ‘Tornado’ runs alongside the Lower Test Nature Reserve at Redbridge near Southampton with the 1Z83 16:40 Swanage to Waterloo ‘The Purbeck Tornado’, the return leg of the Victoria to Swanage excursion run by UK Railtours. Silver class 67 ‘Royal Diamond’ no 67029 was on the rear of the train.
Photo credit – Mark Simpson

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Oliver Cromwell and Sir Lamiel at Sutton Park

by on Feb.22, 2010, under Photo News


BR Standard class 7 “Britannia” 70013 ‘Oliver Cromwell’ and Southern Railway N15 “King Arthur” class 4-6-0 30777 ‘Sir Lamiel’ pass a snowy Sutton Park while working from the East Lancashire Railway to Southall via Tyseley where 30777 was dropped off.

Photo credit – Andrew Haill

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