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CZECH REPUBLIC: Brno hlavni nadrazi & Brno Zidenice 31 July : The situation at Brno's main station (hlavni nadrazi) on Sunday was different from Saturday in that two of the main lines south/west of the station were blocked by OHLM work, restricting the number of workings in that direction. However, the lines east/north were working today, even though electric trains had to be pushed out, and either dragged in, by diesels (Class 754's today) or coasting in. As a consequence, a decision was made to go to the first station in the northeasterly direction, Brno Zidenice, where any diversions would pass through. Smart move! Hilarity ensued on our return to Brno h.n. in the early afternoon, when a Class 560 EMU coasted into the station - almost. Only two coaches out of six reached the platforms, and 754 023 had to be found to drag it into a suitable position.

CZECH REPUBLIC: Brno hlavni nadrazi &...

Dave Rowland

The situation at Brno's main station (hlavni nadrazi) on Sunday was di ...

Updated: Aug 14, 2011 4:00am PST

CZECH REPUBLIC: Brno hlavni nadrazi (main station) 30 July : Saturday 30th July at Brno hlavni nadrazi: unfortunately, after 09:00 hours, the overhead power was turned off on all the through lines (six platforms), with some services to/from the south being dragged or pushed by diesels, services to/from the north which weren't diverted were replaced by buses; many through services avoided the main station altogether. By lunchtime it was cold, wet and windy, and the afternoon largely consisted of the same repeat appearances of locos and units. The power to the three of the four bay platforms (west end of the station) equipped with catenary was unaffected throughout the weekend. It should be explained that power was ON a few hundred yards southwest of the station, so all north/eastbound electric trains on the through lines were taking a run up, then coasting into the station with pantographs lowered; southbound services were being 'bump started', mostly by Class 714 diesels, until far enough down the line to make contact with the live catenary. Some odd sights....

CZECH REPUBLIC: Brno hlavni nadrazi (...

Dave Rowland

Saturday 30th July at Brno hlavni nadrazi: unfortunately, after 09:00 ...

Updated: Aug 13, 2011 10:18am PST

Furness Railway survivors and the Furness Railway Trust : The collection opens with four views of officially preserved Furness Rly 0-4-0 'Coppernob', 1891 Windermere steamer 'Tern' (which has never been withdrawn), and privately owned Barrow Haematite Steel Co 0-4-0ST No 17 (originally Furness Rly 0-4-0 No 25).  But the bulk of the collection (44 photos) looks at the work of the Furness Rly Trust in restoring and operating locos, carriages and wagons from a variety of sources, notably 1863 FR 0-4-0 No 20 ('The great survivor').  The Trust's website is http://www.furnessrailwaytrust.org.uk/

Furness Railway survivors and the Fur...

andrewstransport

The collection opens with four views of officially preserved Furness R ...

Updated: Aug 11, 2011 8:36am PST

CZECH REPUBLIC: Brno & Breclav 29 July : A trip from Brno to Breclav in order to see a few freight workings, which bypass Brno hlavni nadrazi. The depot at Breclav is situated adjacent to the north end of the station - very handy. A largely sunny & warm day, although it DID rain at Breclav, even though it was still sunny. A good day out, apart from the station toilets at Breclav being rebuilt, resulting in having to make use of the awful portaloos outside the station. Ugh.

CZECH REPUBLIC: Brno & Breclav 29 July

Dave Rowland

A trip from Brno to Breclav in order to see a few freight workings, wh ...

Updated: Aug 10, 2011 11:23pm PST

Main Line 2009 : Steam powered rail tours during 2009

Main Line 2009

Edward Callaghan (railpixtc)

Steam powered rail tours during 2009

Updated: Aug 10, 2011 2:07am PST

BRITAIN/CZECH REPUBLIC: Portsmouth, Tottenham Hale, Brno 28 July : Day One of a four day jaunt to the Czech Republic; there are just a few photos from Portsmouth and Tottenham Hale, taken on the way to Stansted Airport, not enough time to take any at other locations. Most photos here are from Brno hlavni nadrazi (main station); we stayed in The Grand Hotel, close to Brno h.n. The full itinerary for today was:- Portsmouth Harbour, Portsmouth & Southsea, Fratton, Clapham Junction, Vauxhall, Tottenham Hale, Stansted Airport, Brno Airport, bus to Brno.

BRITAIN/CZECH REPUBLIC: Portsmouth, T...

Dave Rowland

Day One of a four day jaunt to the Czech Republic; there are just a fe ...

Updated: Aug 07, 2011 10:41pm PST

Highland Clansman, 27 August 2007 : 28 photos of a Compass tour from Lancaster to Aviemore, worked by Riviera 47839 & 47832, then in Victa Westlink colours.

Highland Clansman, 27 August 2007

andrewstransport

28 photos of a Compass tour from Lancaster to Aviemore, worked by Rivi ...

Updated: Aug 06, 2011 9:54am PST

March 1998 : Loughborough Central Station March 1998

March 1998

KDP450

Loughborough Central Station March 1998

Updated: Aug 05, 2011 10:38am PST

Birmingham: Curzon Street station, 2011 : Six photos of the London & Birmingham Rly's 1838 station building.

Birmingham: Curzon Street station, 2011

andrewstransport

Six photos of the London & Birmingham Rly's 1838 station building.

Updated: Aug 03, 2011 10:57am PST

High Summer July 2011 : Fingers crossed for a more settled month than June.

On Saturday 2nd I spent the day wandering around London courtesy of my Oyster Card. Using Freightmaster to plan my day I saw 10 (and photographed 8) of the scheduled freight trains running through London on a Saturday.

Pictures from London during the week and a Saturday afternoon in the fens with plenty of motive power surprises (at least they were to me!). Finally the antics of our resident wren.

On Thursday 14th I spent the day with Steve 'Gridnutter' Clark on a voyage of discovery down the Thames Valley plus some early morning Chiltern shots around Brill and of the bubblecar. Friday 15th I was back in more familiar territory around Marylebone and at East Grinstead for the spoil empties plus a stop off at Shepherds Bush for the Friday Llanwern to Dollands Moor

The final week of the month was spent discovering new parts of the country, on board a canal boat on the Shropshire Union and Llangollen Canals. Unlike our canal holiday last year the Llangollen does not run close to any railways, with the exception of a couple of miles north of Chirk, so I had my bike with me which meant I got to see a few trains. And for once this month we enjoyed some settled dry weather with plenty of sunshine.

High Summer July 2011

nick86235

Fingers crossed for a more settled month than June. On Saturday 2nd I ...

Updated: Jul 31, 2011 3:53am PST