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EUROPEAN MISCELLANY. : A collection of earlier photographs from the old Fotopic site.
UPDATED 12th AUGUST 2014.

EUROPEAN MISCELLANY.

Transportmedia

A collection of earlier photographs from the old Fotopic site. UPDATED ...

Updated: Aug 19, 2014 1:37am PST

Didcot Railway Centre - Saturday 16th August 2014 : A Neil Cave TimeLine Events evening event at Didcot using visiting T9 No.30120, which was re-numbered on one side as 30289. T9's used to visit the shed when working over the old Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway and a photo exists of 30289 outside the shed at Didcot.

Didcot Railway Centre - Saturday 16th...

Paul Gildersleve

A Neil Cave TimeLine Events evening event at Didcot using visiting T9 ...

Updated: Aug 18, 2014 2:10am PST

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</div><div style="background-color: #fefefe; margin:0ex;padding:1ex">All of the latest rail pictures will be uploaded here and held for around a month before being moved to the appropriate collection. <br>Keep up to date with new uploads by following twitter @PhilTorgUK
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• 16.08.14: 47786 and 47854 on ' The Heart of Wales Scenic Rambler' .<br>
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Latest Pictures Gallery

Phil Trotter

New • Latest Pictures All of the latest rail pictures will be up ...

Updated: Aug 16, 2014 6:41am PST

North London Line : As I've lived in London continuously since 1977, and specifically North London since 1994, I've probably taken more pictures on the NLL than on any other line within London, with the possible exception of Gospel Oak to Barking. <br><br>
Over the years the NLL's fortunes have risen, fallen and risen agin, the nadir coming in the late 1970s and early 1980s when closure was hinted at. <br><br>
But then came a renaissance; firstly the restoration of passenger service east of Dalston Junction in 1980, then came electrification from Dalston to Stratford and North Woolwich, albeit tempered by the closure of the line into Broad Street and the use of very elderly ex-Southern 2EPBs in place of the 501s. Electrification of the freight lines at 25kV and the rebuilding of the line between Willesden and Camden Road (for North of London Eurostar service, which never happened) plus the transfer of responsibility for operations to TfL set the scene for the final act; the complete modernisation of the route, end to end re-signalling, new longer trains and, on 28th Febnruary 2011 the extension of East London service, partially over the old line from Dalston to Broad Street, and for the first time connecting Highbury &amp; Islington with Crystal Palace and  Croydon. The final act in the renaissance came in December 2012 with the completion of the orbital route from Canada Water to Queens Road Peckham and the introduction of a Highbury &amp; Islington to Clapham Junction via Whtechapel service.

In 2015 longer trains will be introduced, the 378s being extended (for the second time) from four to five cars, a reflection on the line's success.

North London Line

nick86235

As I've lived in London continuously since 1977, and specifically Nort ...

Updated: Aug 14, 2014 1:27pm PST

Rhine Tourist Railway, 2005 : 24 photos of this standard gauge line in eastern France, near Colmar.

Rhine Tourist Railway, 2005

andrewstransport

24 photos of this standard gauge line in eastern France, near Colmar.

Updated: Aug 13, 2014 4:37pm PST

Reading to Basingstoke : The line diverges from the 'Berks and Hants' route at Southcote Junction, heading south to connect with the former LSWR main line at Basingstoke.  FGW operates a shuttle service on the route, normally now comprised of Class 150 DMUs instead of Class 165 'Thames Turbo' units as depicted here.  The route also sees through Cross Country services to and from the south coast, and both inter-modal and car transporter trains serving Southampton Maritime.  But the most interesting working is the DRS Class 47-powered 'Cruise Saver' charters operated between Edinburgh and Southampton Western Dock in connection with Cunard cruise ships.  Good locations are at Mortimer and Park Lane, Silchester.

Reading to Basingstoke

Glen

The line diverges from the 'Berks and Hants' route at Southcote Juncti ...

Updated: Aug 12, 2014 6:05am PST

Serbia: Sargan 8 mountain railway: Mokra Gora - Sargan Vitasi, 2014 : Fifty photos of this famous 76cm gauge line.  Its tortuous route makes a figure of 8 as it climbs over itself from Mokra Gora to Sargan Vitasi, hence the name.

Serbia: Sargan 8 mountain railway: Mo...

andrewstransport

Fifty photos of this famous 76cm gauge line. Its tortuous route makes ...

Updated: Aug 10, 2014 1:52am PST

HST : The BR High Speed Train, or Intercity 125 as it was marketed, is possibly our most successful class of passenger trains, having first entered service in 1976, and still beng used by four Train Operating Companies (EMT, East Coast, Arriva XC and FGW) and one open access operator, Grand Central. Over the years they've been extensively rebuilt, both mechanically and in terms of seating arrangements. Today the bulk of the fleet have been re-engined with MTU prime movers although the EMT allocated units are equipped with Paxman VP185s. They will continue in frontline service for a number of years yet, although electrification of the GW and Midland mainlines and the uncertain prospect of the Hitachi IEP may doom them by the end of the 2020s, by when they will have been in service, racing up and down the country for over 50 years.

HST

nick86235

The BR High Speed Train, or Intercity 125 as it was marketed, is possi ...

Updated: Aug 09, 2014 11:16am PST

Abandoned Lines and Stations : A miscellaneous collection of photos of disused stations and lines throughout East Anglia. Some of these shots were taken nearly 40 years ago. A lot has changed in that time, Some of the stations no longer exist having disappeared under housing estates and road improvements. Bridges and other infrastructure are disappearing at an increasing rate, although some of the Victorian architecture has been preserved.  References used for dates and information unless otherwise stated,  Forgotten Railways (East Anglia) R.S. Joby and A Regional History of The Railways of Great Britain Volume 5 by Don Gordon.

Contributions to this album would be very welcome.

Other related sites:-

Berney Arms Web.  Railways in the Great Yarmouth area.   http://berneyarms.co.uk/html/yarmouth/rail/railway.htm

The Reshaping of The Stour Valley Line.  The effects of the closure of this line including a photo gallery.  http://stourline.co.uk

  Disused Stations Site.  Nick Catford's excellent resource..    http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/

Kings Lynn to Hunstanton you tube.    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lyp3wBqCuvE

Video from 1961 of a class 31 at Rodbridge level Crossing, Long Melford. on the Stour Valley Line.   http://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/98971

Wisbech and Upwell Tramway. Film from 1961 http://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/139644

Last Train From Aldeburgh. Silent film from 10th September 1966.  http://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/517

Highly recommended. Excellent collection of disused stations on flickr here:-  http://www.flickr.com/photos/blue-pelican-railways/

Colour film from 1959 featuring The Cambridge to Mildenhall branch :-http://lode.ccan.co.uk/content/catalogue_item/cambridge-to-mildenhall-line-2

Abandoned Lines and Stations

eastanglianrailwayarchive

A miscellaneous collection of photos of disused stations and lines thr ...

Updated: Aug 07, 2014 4:50am PST

Steam locos at Sinsheim & Speyer Technology Museums, Germany, 2013 : 34 photos of 20 locos preserved in these two outstanding museums south of Heidelberg.  Most are standard German types, but there is a Baden State Rlys Pacific and the only Chinese QJ 2-10-2 in Europe.

Steam locos at Sinsheim & Speyer Tech...

andrewstransport

34 photos of 20 locos preserved in these two outstanding museums south ...

Updated: Aug 07, 2014 2:56am PST