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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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Green 37 in Cornwall

by on Feb.07, 2017, under Photo News

37057 (D6757) passes St Germans on the rear of the '1S14' 18:50 Laira T.& R.S.M.D. to Exeter Riverside N.Y. via Burngullow Junction along with 977986, 977985, 9708. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

British Railways green 37057 (D6757) passes a rather soggy St Germans on the rear of the ‘1S14’ 18:50 Laira T.& R.S.M.D. to Exeter Riverside N.Y. via Burngullow Junction along with 977986, 977985, 9708. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

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Duchy Cement

by on Jan.25, 2017, under Photo News

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Colas Rail 70802 crosses the River Tiddy on St Germans viaduct with the 6C35 02:35 Aberthaw Cement Works to Moorswater Tarmac Terminal with 18 PCA cement tanks Nos. 10698 10690 10999 11121 10692 10668 11131 10673 11004 11063 10683 10671 11054 10989 10667 10674 10689 10686. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

Colas Rail 70802 crosses the River Lynher on Grove viaduct with the 6C35 02:50 Aberthaw Cement Works to Moorswater Lafarge Terminal with 18 PCA cement tanks Nos. 10698 10690 10999 11121 10692 10668 11131 10673 11004 11063 10683 10671 11054 10989 10667 10674 10689 10686. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

Colas Rail 70802 crosses the River Lynher on Grove viaduct with the 6C35 02:35 Aberthaw Cement Works to Moorswater Tarmac Terminal with 18 PCA cement tanks Nos. 10698 10690 10999 11121 10692 10668 11131 10673 11004 11063 10683 10671 11054 10989 10667 10674 10689 10686. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

Colas Rail 70802 backs the final pair of PCA cement tanks (Nos. 10698 10690) into Moorswater Lafarge Terminal of the 6C35 02:50 from Aberthaw Cement Works. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

Colas Rail 70802 backs the final pair of PCA cement tanks (Nos. 10698 and 10690) into Moorswater Tarmac Terminal of the 6C35 02:35 from Aberthaw Cement Works, under the shadow of Moorswater Viaduct on the Great Western main line. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

Colas Rail 70802 crosses Old Station Road as it backs the final pair of PCA cement tanks (Nos. 10698 10690) into Moorswater Lafarge Terminal of the 6C35 02:50 from Aberthaw Cement Works. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

Colas Rail 70802 crosses Old Station Road as it backs the final pair of PCA cement tanks (Nos. 10698 and 10690) into Moorswater Tarmac Terminal of the 6C35 02:35 from Aberthaw Cement Works. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

Some 11 3/4 hours after leaving Aberthaw Cement Works Colas Rail 70802 backs the final pair of PCA cement tanks (Nos. 10698 10690) of the 6C35 into Moorswater Lafarge Terminal. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

Some 11 3/4 hours after leaving Aberthaw Cement Works Colas Rail 70802 backs the final pair of PCA cement tanks (Nos. 10698 and 10690) of the 6C35 into Moorswater Tarmac Terminal. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

The rural railway at Lafarge's Moorswater terminal. Colas Rail 70802 with the 6C35 02:35 from Aberthaw Cement Works. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

The rural railway at Tarmac’s Moorswater terminal, Colas Rail 70802 with the 6C35 02:35 from Aberthaw Cement Works. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

 

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St Germans Sunday

by on Jan.16, 2017, under Photo News

Colas Rail 70804 crosses St Germans viaduct with the 6C20 12:00 Truro to Westbury. Wagons: YKA 996433, YKA 996902, YKA 996412, YKA 996570, YKA 996544, YKA 996462, YKA 996107, YKA 996833, YKA 996268, YKA 996497. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

Colas Rail 70804 crosses St Germans viaduct with 6C20 12:00 Truro to Westbury. Wagons: YKA 996433, YKA 996902, YKA 996412, YKA 996570, YKA 996544, YKA 996462, YKA 996107, YKA 996833, YKA 996268, YKA 996497. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

Colas Rail 70806 top & tailed with 66846 cross St Germans viaduct with the 6C23 08:43 Westbury to Penwithers Junction. Wagons: HQA 380508, HQA 380624, HQA 380623, HQA 380622, HQA 380408, HQA 380312, HQA 380147, HQA 380144, HQA 380137, HQA 380014. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

Colas Rail 70806 top & tailed with 66846 cross St Germans viaduct with the 2 hours late running (due to a locomotive failure) 6C23 08:43 Westbury to Penwithers Junction. Wagons: HQA 380508, HQA 380624, HQA 380623, HQA 380622, HQA 380408, HQA 380312, HQA 380147, HQA 380144, HQA 380137, HQA 380014. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

 

Great Western Railway HSTs 43070 'The Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers' with 43003 'ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL' rush through St Germans with the 1A90 1340 Truro to London Paddington. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

Great Western Railway HSTs 43070 ‘The Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers’ with 43003 ‘ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL’ rush through the s-bend St Germans with the 1A90 1340 Truro to London Paddington. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

 

 

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ROG 47s to Laira

by on Jun.18, 2016, under Photo News

Rail Operations Group (ROG) Brush class 47s 47848 'TITAN STAR' (originally D1652) and 47812 (D1916) in Riviera Trains blue livery pass Cockwood Harbour with the 5V47 05:15 Kilmarnock to Laira refurbished HST delivery train. Photo credit - Andrew Haill

Rail Operations Group (ROG) Brush class 47s 47848 ‘TITAN STAR’ (originally D1652) and 47812 (D1916) in Riviera Trains blue livery pass Cockwood Harbour with the 5V47 05:15 Kilmarnock to Laira refurbished GWR HST delivery train. Photo credit – Andrew Haill

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GWR Summer Saturday

by on Jun.18, 2016, under Photo News

Great Western Railway 57605 'Totnes Castle' crosses Forder Viaduct with the summer Saturday only 2C51 17:50 Exeter St Davids to Penzance service. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

Great Western Railway 57605 ‘Totnes Castle’ crosses Forder Viaduct with the summer Saturday only 2C51 17:50 Exeter St Davids to Penzance service. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

Great Western Railway 57605 'Totnes Castle' at Cockwood Harbour with the summer Saturday only 2C51 17:50 Exeter St Davids to Penzance service. Photo credit - Andrew Haill

Great Western Railway 57605 ‘Totnes Castle’ at Cockwood Harbour with the summer Saturday only 2C51 17:50 Exeter St Davids to Penzance service. Photo credit – Andrew Haill

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Moorswater MPV

by on Jun.17, 2016, under Photo News

The first train on the Moorswater branch (beyond Coombe Junction Halt) since Pathfinder's tour on Sunday 10 February 2013 sees Network Rail Windhoff MPVs DR98958 & DR98908 approaching Moorswater Viaduct with the 2135 St Blazey L I P to St Blazey L I P weed killing train. The train also visited Looe and the Tamar Valley Line to Gunnislake. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

The first train on the Moorswater branch (beyond Coombe Junction Halt) since Pathfinder’s tour on Sunday 10 February 2013 sees Network Rail Windhoff MPVs DR98958 & DR98908 approaching Moorswater Viaduct with the 2135 St Blazey L I P to St Blazey L I P weed killing train. The train also visited Looe and the Tamar Valley Line to Gunnislake. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

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The Looe Valley Line

by on Jun.17, 2016, under Photo News

Single car class 153 Sprinter 153380 waits at Looe station with the 2L88 16:13 Looe to Liskeard Great Western Railway service. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

Single car class 153 Sprinter 153380 waits at Looe station with the 2L88 16:13 Looe to Liskeard Great Western Railway service. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

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Cornish Clay

by on Jun.16, 2016, under Photo News

Just about the best chance of seeing a freight train on the main line in Cornwall at the moment is the 6C53 14:50 St Blazey to Exeter Riverside on a Thursday. Here DB Cargo 66108 crosses Coldrenick Viaduct near Menheniot with a load of 9 JIA Imerys bogie covered hopper china clay wagons. Photo credit - Mark Simpson

Just about the best chance of seeing a freight train on the main line in Cornwall at the moment is the 6C53 14:50 St Blazey to Exeter Riverside on a Thursday. Here DB Cargo 66108 crosses Coldrenick Viaduct near Menheniot with a load of 9 JIA Imerys bogie covered hopper china clay wagons. Photo credit – Mark Simpson

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