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U Class 1638 Bluebell railway : Southern Railway U Class No 1638 photographed during April 2010 in some very spring like weather.

U Class 1638 Bluebell railway

Stephen Leek

Southern Railway U Class No 1638 photographed during April 2010 in som ...

Updated: Jul 16, 2015 7:22am PST

The 67s : The class 67 (EMD type JT 42HW-HS) was ordered by EWS primarily for mail traffic, which they worked away from the electrified network until Royal Mail abandoned rail, and EWS, in 2001. Since then they have continued to find work both on freight and, more recently, as frontline passenger power with Scotrail, open access operator Wrexham, Shropshire and Marylebone, Chiltern Railways and Arriva Trains Wales. In terms of livery most still wear the EWS maroon and gold, but a number were repainted for Wrexham and Shropshire and continue in the same livery for Chiltern whilst two wear the blue of DBS subsidiary Arriva Trains Wales. 67018 Keith Heller is in DB cherry red and sports a giant maple leaf in honour of its namesake, the Canadian CEO of EWS and DBS who retired back in early 2010. 67005 and 006 are in 'Royal' livery, 67026 sports a union flag on silver flanks and 67029 is decked in silver for use with the DBS Executive Train<br><br>
I think they are quite attractive machines as modern diesels go. Railfans nicknamed them Skips on account of their shape.<br><br>
This gallery celebrates their varied career, mainly taken since losing the mail contract.

The 67s

nick86235

The class 67 (EMD type JT 42HW-HS) was ordered by EWS primarily for ma ...

Updated: Jul 13, 2015 7:31pm PST

KESR Terriers : The Kent and East Sussex Railway built by Colonel H F Stephens ran from Robertsbridge to Headcorn.Todays KESR captures the feel of this wonderful light railway running from Bodiam to Tenterden,capital of the Kentish Weald.The pictures in this gallery hopefully give an impression of this delightful railway and type of Locos and rolling stock used.

KESR Terriers

Stephen Leek

The Kent and East Sussex Railway built by Colonel H F Stephens ran fro ...

Updated: Jul 13, 2015 5:01am PST

Rhein Valley : A few pictures from the Rhein valley, one of the most heavily used rail freight arteries in central Europe.

Rhein Valley

pointduvue

A few pictures from the Rhein valley, one of the most heavily used rai ...

Updated: Jul 12, 2015 12:52pm PST

Mid Hants Railway 2012 :

Mid Hants Railway 2012

Stephen Leek

Updated: Jul 12, 2015 10:52am 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: Jul 05, 2015 1:29pm PST

Vitznau Rigi Railway, 2015 : 41 photos of paddle steamers on Lake Lucerne, and then a steam charter from Vitznau to the summit of Mount Rigi.

Vitznau Rigi Railway, 2015

andrewstransport

41 photos of paddle steamers on Lake Lucerne, and then a steam charter ...

Updated: Jun 29, 2015 5:36pm PST

Rhaetian Railway steam, 2015 : 61 photos of a trip behind double-headed 2-8-0s on the Rhaetian Railway's spectacular Albula line from Samedan to Chur.

Rhaetian Railway steam, 2015

andrewstransport

61 photos of a trip behind double-headed 2-8-0s on the Rhaetian Railwa ...

Updated: Jun 27, 2015 7:47pm PST

England; Chiltern Main Line : Miscellaneous shots of the Chiltern Main Line and associated branches.

England; Chiltern Main Line

MainlineSouth

Miscellaneous shots of the Chiltern Main Line and associated branches.

Updated: Jun 26, 2015 3:40pm PST

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With a week off work I decided it was time for a long overdue trip to Romania. <br>
The plan was for 3 whole days to look around the country using the trains to explore the non touristy areas.<br>  Opted for a WizzAir Luton-Bucharest flight before heading off for Sibiu in Transylvania. <br> After a night stop it was back via the Olt Valley to the Black Sea resort of Constanța before heading back via Bucharest<br>Only downside to using the trains is the number of platform end shots but saves on hiring a car.<br> 38 shots are included over four pages. 
Thanks to all those who helped at  <a href="https://uk.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/CFRRailGen/info" target="_blank"><font color="red">CFR Rail Gen</font></a>  
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Romania June 2015

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Five days in the East With a week off work I decided it was t ...

Updated: Jun 23, 2015 10:27am PST