When new content is added to the website, it will appear on this page for a period of about one month, and will then move to an updates archive page.
Last update - 7/4/20 @ 0700
With recent events with the nasty virus, I am not sure how much I will be getting out with the camera, and will only be doing so if I can do it without endangering myself or others, and if government advice and rules allow me to. There will be content added to the site over the coming weeks, and if I am unable to take new stuff, you can expect the scanner to get cranked up and a few oldies appear instead (or aswell as). Please stay safe out there.
Added 7 April 2020 - Slide
More old scans, a bit of snow, a Belgian liveried 90, the Rhymney Valley and a few pictures from Belgium.
Added 29 March 2020 - Slide
Ten more old scans added to the site.
Added 25 March 2020 - Before
the 'Lockdown' (21-23 March 2003)
While observing social distancing and avoiding using public transport, I managed a few shots including some WCML pictures, a 56 at Stanton Gate, a 767 at EMA and a couple of 66s at Frisby while on my way to work. Later in the day, after taking the Frisby pictures, the 'lockdown' came into effect and the camera is idle awaiting its next duties...
Added 25 March 2020 - Goole
Docks (15 March 2003)
A new page has been added with pictures of 'Pug' 51218 (disguised as 51222) during a Russ Hillier photo charter in Goole Docks in 2003.
Added 19 March 2020 -
Workington Steelworks (31 March 2001)
I have added a page dedicated to a photo charter that I attended at the Moss Bay Steelworks in Workington in 2001. The works were closed for the weekend and we had free roam of the site with four steam locos which picked up various wagons and provided a spectacular show. It is such a shame that the works closed in 2006 and have since been flattened.
Added 19 March 2020 - Slide
A selection of oldies have been added to the site. Keep checking back, as there are more to come...
Added 18 March 2020 - Rare
Tractor Working (15 March 2020)
What a whopper! 37218 dropped on a Tesco intermodal working. I managed to get across to Rugby for it and captured it applying the power with a dusk sky as a backdrop. I then hung around for a few minutes for a northbound freight, which turned out to be an 88.
Added 18 March 2020 - Hoby and
Frisby (12 March 2020)
The sun was shining on the way to work, and two freights were heading towards me, so I grabbed a couple of pictures.
Added 18 March 2020 -
Shrewsbury (7 March 2020)
47712 has been painted in Scotrail livery, so I couldn't resist a quick dash to Shrewsbury to take a look and grab a photo.
Added 7 March 2020 - Melton A4
(7 March 2020)
I headed across to Melton Mowbray, close to the old foot crossing where I started trainspotting in 1978, to capture an A4 on a railtour. It was very nearly in sun...but not quite.
Added 7 March 2020 - East
Midlands Airport (6 March 2020)
Having heard that a Qatar Cargo 747 had flown in to EMA, I was able to divert that way on my way home from work to grab a few pictures. I managed to capture it in the Cargo Terminal in sun, but the light died for its take off, but I like the shot anyway, so I have included it. I wouldn't mind another go at something similar in sunshine, so may well make a return visit soon.
Added 7 March 2020 - London (3
I presented a slide show to the RCTS Watford branch, and afterwards took a short drive down to North London to grab a few pictures of battery locos. My main target was train 641 which was heading for Kingsbury on the Jubilee Line, which I did at Rayners Lane and again at Kingsbury.
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