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Cornish Turk

by on May.20, 2017, under Photo News

Colas Rail Class 70 70801 passes Respryn with the 6C97 13:29 Westbury Down T.C. to St Austell via Penzance. 70801 is the former 70099 demonstrator locomotive built in Turkey. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

Colas Rail Class 70 70801 passes Respryn with the 6C97 13:29 Westbury Down T.C. to St Austell via Penzance long welded rail train. 70801 is the former 70099 demonstrator locomotive built in Turkey. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

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Top ‘n Tail to Falmouth

by on May.17, 2017, under Photo News

Colas Rail 66847 heads through St Germans with the 6C22 16:35 Westbury to Falmouth Docks with Autoballaster Hoppers 380301 380103 380102 380101 380001. Photo credit - Mark Simpson (FujiFilm X-Pro2, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS. 1/500 @ f3.2 ISO 6400)

Colas Rail 66847 heads through St Germans with the 6C22 16:35 Westbury to Falmouth Docks with HQA Autoballaster Hoppers 380301, 380103, 380102, 380101 & 380001. Photo credit – Mark Simpson (FujiFilm X-Pro2, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS. 1/500 @ f3.2 ISO 6400)

Colas Rail 66850 'David Maidment OBE ' on the rear of the 6C22 16:35 Westbury to Falmouth Docks with Autoballaster Hoppers 380301, 380103, 380102, 380101 & 380001. Photo credit - Mark Simpson (FujiFilm X-Pro2, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS. 1/500 @ f3.2 ISO6400)

Colas Rail 66850 ‘David Maidment OBE’ on the rear of the 6C22 16:35 Westbury to Falmouth Docks with HQA Autoballaster Hoppers 380301, 380103, 380102, 380101 & 380001. Photo credit – Mark Simpson (FujiFilm X-Pro2, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS. 1/500 @ f3.2 ISO6400)

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Bodmin & Wenford Railway EE Day

by on May.13, 2017, under Photo News

50042 'Triumph' heads uphill towards Colesloggett with the 13:37 Bodmin Parkway to Bodmin General. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

50042 ‘Triumph’ heads uphill towards Colesloggett with the 13:37 Bodmin Parkway to Bodmin General. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

37142 approaches Colesloggett Halt with the 15:25 Bodmin Parkway to Bodmin General. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

Former Cornish China Clay locomotive 37142 (D6842 new in 1963) approaches Colesloggett Halt with the 15:25 Bodmin Parkway to Bodmin General. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

50042 'Triumph' coast downhill towards Bodmin Parkway station with the 14:55 service from Bodmin General. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

50042 ‘Triumph’ coasts downhill towards Bodmin Parkway station with the 14:55 service from Bodmin General. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

50042 'Triumph' takes the former Wadebridge branch with the 15:55 Bodmin General to Boscarne Junction. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

50042 ‘Triumph’ takes the check rail curve on to the former Wadebridge branch with the 15:55 Bodmin General to Boscarne Junction. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

English Electric type 5 (D442) 50042 'Triumph' looks splendid in large logo at Bodmin General station in between duties. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

English Electric type 5 (D442 new in 1968) 50042 ‘Triumph’ looks splendid in large logo at Bodmin General station in between duties. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

Inside the cab of class 50 50042 'Triumph' showing the English Electric oven and cooking ring. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

Inside the cab of class 50 50042 ‘Triumph’ showing the English Electric oven and cooking ring. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

37142 comes off the former Royal Train stabling point at Charlie's Gate and into Bodmin Parkway station with the 16:45 service from Bodmin General. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

37142 arrives at Bodmin Parkway station with the 16:45 service from Bodmin General. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

'Crompton' 33110 (D6527) stabled with the Derby DMU on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

‘Crompton’ 33110 (D6527) stabled with the Derby DMU on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

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Class 88 VIP Launch Train

by on May.09, 2017, under Photo News

Direct Rail Services class 88 No. 88002 "Prometheus" rushes over the Coventry canal at Huddlesford with the 1Z88 09:32 London Euston to Carlisle Class 88 VIP Launch Train using the Northern Belle Pullman stock. Photo credit - Andrew Haill

Direct Rail Services class 88 No. 88002 “Prometheus” crosses the Coventry canal at Huddlesford with the 1Z88 09:32 London Euston to Carlisle ‘Class 88 VIP Launch Train’ using the Northern Belle Pullman stock. Photo credit – Andrew Haill

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The Great Britain Tour X Final Leg

by on May.07, 2017, under Photo News

SR rebuilt West Country class '34052 Lord Dowding' (really 34046 'Braunton') and LMS Royal Scot class 46100 'Royal' Scot cross Clinnick Viaduct with the 1Z46 08:53 Penzance to Exeter St Davids. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

SR rebuilt West Country class ‘34052 Lord Dowding’ (really 34046 ‘Braunton’) and LMS Royal Scot class 46100 ‘Royal’ Scot cross Clinnick Viaduct with the 1Z46 08:53 Penzance to Exeter St Davids. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

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The Great Britain X Tour

by on May.06, 2017, under Photo News

SR rebuilt West Country Class '34052 Lord Dowding' (really 34046 Braunton') and LMS Royal Scot class 46100 'Royal' Scot cross Brunel's Royal Albert Bridge over the River Tamar at Saltash with the 5Z49 12:50 Plymouth to Penzance. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

SR rebuilt West Country class ‘34052 Lord Dowding’ (really 34046 ‘Braunton’) and LMS Royal Scot class 46100 ‘Royal’ Scot cross Brunel’s Royal Albert Bridge over the River Tamar at Saltash with the 5Z49 12:50 Plymouth to Penzance. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

West Coast Railways 47746 'Chris Fudge 29.7.70-22.6.10' enters Saltash with the 1Z49 13:28 Plymouth to Penzance. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

West Coast Railways 47746 ‘Chris Fudge 29.7.70-22.6.10’ enters Saltash with the 1Z49 13:28 Plymouth to Penzance. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

West Coast Railways 47746 'Chris Fudge 29.7.70-22.6.10' at Saltash with the 1Z49 13:28 Plymouth to Penzance. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

West Coast Railways 47746 ‘Chris Fudge 29.7.70-22.6.10’ at Saltash with the 1Z49 13:28 Plymouth to Penzance. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

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Belmond British Pullman

by on May.05, 2017, under Photo News

DB Cargo 67022 and 67006 'Royal Sovereign' head out of St Germans with the 1Z78 09:48 London Victoria to Truro. Image credit - Mark Simpson

DB Cargo 67022 and 67006 ‘Royal Sovereign’ head out of St Germans with the 1Z78 09:48 London Victoria to Truro. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

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Looe Valley Line

by on Apr.29, 2017, under Photo News

Great Western Railway 'Super Sprinter' 153377 runs alongside the East Looe River at Sandplace with the 2L83 13:24 Liskeard to Looe service.

Great Western Railway ‘Super Sprinter’ 153377 runs alongside the East Looe River at Sandplace with the 2L83 13:24 Liskeard to Looe service. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

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Andover Fist

by on Apr.08, 2017, under Photo News

66005 is seen at Marchwood on the back of UK Railtour's 'Andover Fist', the 1Z91 0800 London Waterloo to Fawley Esso via Southampton Eastern Docks. Possibly the last train beyond Marchwood on the fowler branch after the loss of the oil traffic. Photo credit - Julie Simpson

66005 is seen at Marchwood on the back of UK Railtours’ ‘Andover Fist’, the 1Z91 08:00 London Waterloo to Fawley Esso via Southampton Eastern Docks. Possibly the last train beyond Marchwood on the Fawley branch after the loss of the oil traffic. Photo credit – Julie Simpson

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Cambrian Coast 158

by on Mar.31, 2017, under Photo News

Having just crossed the Mawddach Estuary on Barmouth Viaduct, Arriva Trains Wales 158827 approaches Barmouth Station with the 2J07 08:09 Birmingham International to Pwllheli service.

Having just crossed the Mawddach Estuary on the historic Barmouth Viaduct, Arriva Trains Wales 158827 approaches Barmouth Station with the 2J07 08:09 Birmingham International to Pwllheli service. Photo credit – Mark Simpson.

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