updated : 2020/06/18
124 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 : 2020/06/12
245 photos
High Speed Trains

High Speed Trains

Originally high speed trains meant HSTs, or InterCity 125s as they were sometimes known, but the category has expanded to include the InterCity 225s on the ECML, Pendolinos on the WCML and various types of high speed DMU such as Voyagers and Adelantes, not to mention the latest IETs. This gallery includes all high speed trains, i.e. those capable of 125mph or more. For classic HSTs without the modern rubbish see the class 43 HSTs gallery.
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updated : 2020/06/12
32 photos
Bi-Mode MUs

Bi-Mode MUs

This category covers units with bi-mode capabilities, generally the ability to run as electric units on electrified lines and then switch to an alternative power source, such as diesel engines or batteries, elsewhere. The numbers of such units, almost unknown in the UK until recently, are set to increase as operators seek alternatives to straight diesel power and other bi or multi-mode configurations might emerge in the future.
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updated : 2020/06/15
213 photos
DMUs

DMUs

DMUs have been a major part of the British Railway landscape since the modernisation plan units first appeared in the late 1950s. This gallery contains all forms of self-contained diesel passenger train except the classic HSTs, as their class 43 power cars are considered to be honorary locomotives.
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updated : 2020/06/18
128 photos
EMUs

EMUs

EMUs have been used in Britain for over a century and, with the demise of locomotive hauled passenger trains and continuing electrification, will probably be the dominant form of traction in the current century. They come in many variants, designed for everything from urban mass transit to high-speed Inter City travel and carry a wide variety of liveries.
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updated : 2020/06/18
448 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 : 2020/06/18
123 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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