UK : More New Photos

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Another batch of 41 new photos, mostly taken around Oxford over the last couple of years but with a few from the Reading area as well, including some night shots.

go to 116 Didcot - Aynho Jn gallery
go to 122 Reading - Basingstoke gallery
go to 125 Thames Valley East gallery
go to New Photos gallery

UK : New Photos Added

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Forty new pictures have been added to the UK photo galleries, mostly covering visits to the Peak District, Midland Main Line and North Lincolnshire over the last couple of years. These include plenty of freights hauled by Class 66s in a variety of liveries but also quite a few Class 60s and a handful of older classes. For the DMU fans (are there any?) there are a few shots of Classes 150, 158, 185 and 222 as well.

go to 029 Barnetby Area gallery
go to 053 Midland Main Line gallery
go to 078 Peak District gallery
go to New Photos gallery

Germany : Photo Gallery Update

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Photo galleries updated with 38 new pictures from my April/May trip to Baden Württemberg to photograph electrics on the Gäubahn and Filstalbahn and diesels on the Südbahn.

go to 740 Stuttgart - Singen photo gallery
go to 750 Stuttgart - Ulm photo gallery
go to 751 Ulm - Friedrichshafen photo gallery
go to New Photos gallery

Germany : New Trip Report

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A two week trip to southern Germany in late April and early May 2017. There was a new class to photograph on a line I knew well, a busy scenic line that had been explored by train and on Google Earth but not yet photographed and a last chance to visit a busy diesel worked route before the classic locos are replaced by bland new traction. As the title suggests it wasn’t as easy a trip as it should have been.

go to Bad Weather in Baden Württemberg report

Germany : Bremen and Regensburg Photos

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The final batch of photos from my February trip to Germany, taken at Bremen Hbf, have been added to the photo galleries. There are also a few new pictures from the Regensburg - Landshut line taken last year.

go to 126 Bremen Area photo gallery
go to 930 Landshut - Regensburg photo gallery

Germany : New Harz N.G. Photos

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Photos from my recent trip to the Harzer Schmalspurbahnen, a metre gauge and largely steam worked system in the Harz Mountains of northern Germany, have been added to the German photo galleries.

go to 325 etc Harz N.G. photo gallery

China : Nov 2016 Trip Photos

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33 new pictures from the November 2016 trip to China have been added to the photo galleries. Lots of steam and plenty of diesels as well, plus a single electric.

go to Pingzhuang Mining Railway photos
go to Beijing Bureau : Central Beijing photos
go to Wujiu Mining Railway photos
go to Harbin Bureau : Haila'er Area photos
go to Sandaoling Mining Railway photos
go to China photo galleries

Germany : New Hannover Photos

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The first batch of photos from my February 2017 visit to Germany are now online. These cover a very busy day at Dedensen-Gümmer, a few km west of Hannover and a freight hotspot with lots of variety.

go to 360 Hannover Area photo gallery

Germany : New Trip Report

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The Harzer Schmalspurbahnen operates a 140km network of metre gauge lines in western Sachsen-Anhalt and uses steam locos on many of its trains. The line retains the feel of a working steam railway and runs through attractive scenery with steep banks that make the locos work for their living. I was there for a week in February 2017 and spent some time photographing electrics on freight around Hannover and Bremen at the beginning and end of the trip.

go to Hannover and the Harz report

China : New Trip Report

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The steam age is rapidly coming to an end in China but, even at the end of 2016, there was just enough activity to justify another visit. This report covers a three week trip in November and early December to see the SY Class 2-8-2s on the mining railways at Pingzhuang and Wujiu and the JS Class 2-8-2s in the opencast mine at Sandaoling. Observations of diesel and electric locos on the national system and industrial lines are included as well.

go to The End Of The Line? report

UK : More New Photos

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An additional 44 pictures added to the UK photo galleries covering the line through the Thames Valley between Reading and Didcot. Most pictures are from 2014, before electrification work had ruined any good locations, but there are a handful from last century as well. It's very different now with poles and wires making any attempt at photography pointless.

go to Thames Valley West gallery

Switzerland : More New Photos

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The second and final batch of pictures from my August trip to the Gotthard have been added to the photo galleries. These feature many of the classic Re4/4ii and Re6/6 locos as well as a few more modern engines and EMUs. As well as the Gotthard itself there are also a few shots taken around Zürich HB.

go to Switzerland photos

go to Gotthard photos

go to Zürich HB photos

go to New Photos