Americana: 13/03/09

Posted on March 13th, 2009 in Freight Cars, Photography, Railways, Travelling | No Comments »

An alternative look at US railroading, at least in comparison to my usual pictures…


THE OPPOSITE VIEW to this picture taken at Dumesnil Street crossing in Louisville, Kentucky, show the rear end of a Norfolk Southern train (led by D9-40CWs NS 8938 & NS 9629) heading south. The car with the markers is Exxon Chemicals America Union Tank Car-built 27,290gal tank car ECUX 361071. The hazmat placard , which displays 1268, is for petroleum distillates.

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New images: 10/03/09

Posted on March 10th, 2009 in Photography, Railways | No Comments »

DRS’ 37667 visits the Nene Valley Railway for its spring gala.


TOWING ONE OF the Nene Valley Railway’s air-braked European-gauge coaching stock sets, Direct Rail Services’ No. 37667 throttles away from Wansford station with the 10.50 to Peterborough NVR on the Saturday of the line’s Spring diesel gala event (March 7th, 2009). The Class 37/5 was doubled up later in the day for an out and back run with preserved sub-class colleague No. 37518, which wears Railfreight red-stripe livery.

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New images: 09/03/09

Posted on March 9th, 2009 in Photography, Railways | No Comments »

Another couple of multiple unit pictures!


OPEN ACCESS OPERATOR Hull Trains began operations with a fleet of Bombardier ‘Turbostar’ DMUs, which were replaced in 2004 by Class 222 ‘Pioneer’ DEMUs. Wearing a colour scheme obviously influenced by its then majority shareholder GB Railways (Anglia Railways, now First Group), Class 170/3 No. 170394 speeds through Peterborough with a direct Hull-King’s Cross service on May 20th, 2004. Note the large first class section!

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New images: 08/03/09

Posted on March 8th, 2009 in Photography, Railways | No Comments »

EMUs north and south of London. Mk. 3 vs Networkers!


FOUR-CAR CLASS 465 ‘Networker’ EMU No. 465184 passes under the signal gantry on the Down Slow at the west end of Hither Green in South London on September 12th, 2004, as it brakes for the station stop with a Southeastern service. The unit still wears Network SouthEast livery, but the brandings have been removed, while the logo on the cab front has faded to white.

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New images: 06/03/09

Posted on March 6th, 2009 in Photography, Railways | No Comments »

A pair of ‘Bluebirds’ in flight.


UNTOUCHED BY FIRST brandings, the attractive blue and orange livery of GB Railfreight’s No. 66716 stands out against the rather plain background of New England, Peterborough, as the Class 66/7 pulls away from the GBRf depot with the 4O20 05.37 (Q) West Burton Power Station to Mountfield containerised gypsum on July 6th, 2004.

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