updated : 2017/06/06
53 photos
classic diesels

classic diesels

This gallery contains pictures of diesel locomotives introduced before 1980, including later rebuilds such as the class 57s. These were the locos I grew up with, collected the numbers of as a teenager and cut my teeth on as a photographer.
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updated : 2017/06/06
174 photos
freight

freight

Freight traffic declined steadily through the British Rail years despite numerous initiatives to stem the tide, some of which were more successful than others. Happily things have got better since privatisation and today the freight scene looks healthier than I can remember. Most of the interesting classes have disappeared but at least multiple private operators have brought a good variety of liveries to liven up the scene.
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updated : 2017/06/06
37 photos
loco hauled passenger

loco hauled passenger

The locomotive hauled passenger train is a real rarity in the UK these days but it wasn't always so. Many different loco classes worked passenger trains during the 1980s and 1990s and in the days before the internet, these trains were far easier to predict than freights, making them a natural target for photography. Passenger is loosely interpreted here and includes sleepers, parcels and mail trains as well as empty stock workings.
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updated : 2017/06/06
10 photos
class 158-159

class 158-159

The 2-car class 158 DMUs were introduced in 1989 to replace loco hauled trains on major regional routes. They were soon found to have inadequate capacity and some of the later units were built with 3 coaches, while others were reformed into 3-car units. The 159s are very similar but were originally owned by Network South East rather than Regional Railways. They are still in use with a number of operators.
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updated : 2017/03/24
19 photos
class 165-166

class 165-166

The Class 165 and 166 DMUs were introduced in 1990 and have operated local services on the Great Western and Chiltern routes west of London ever since. As DMUs go they're among the most attractive in use in the UK today with rounded fronts unspoilt by corridor connections.
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updated : 2017/03/24
8 photos
class 180

class 180

The Class 180 DMUs have had a chequered existence, entering service 18 months late and being plagued with reliability problems in their earlier years. The FGW units seem to have settled down now and generally operate services between Paddington and Worcester. These pictures were all taken on the GWML although 180s also work open access services on the East Coast route.
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updated : 2017/06/06
4 photos
class 185

class 185

Class 185 consists of 51 3-car DMUs built by Siemens for TransPennine Express services. The units were introduced in 2006 and can still be found on TPE services in northern England.
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updated : 2017/06/06
13 photos
class 220-222

class 220-222

Classes 220 to 222 are high speed DEMUs built by Bombardier between 2000 and 2005. They can be found on services operated by CrossCountry, Virgin West Coast and East Midlands Trains.
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updated : 2017/03/24
11 photos
class 444

class 444

South West Trains Class 444 5-car EMUs are part of the Siemens Desiro UK family, built at Wien-Simmering between 2002 and 2004. They have a maximum speed of 100mph and are used on SWTs principal long distance services between London and Portsmouth, Poole and Weymouth.
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