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Ex-LMS Black-5 pairing of 44871 and 45407 ease through Fisherman's Crossing in the Limpley-Stoke Valley with the 'Railway Touring Company'
operated tour from Poole (06:50 off) to Bristol-Temple Meads.Most passengers alighting at Bath Spa for the Christmas market there.Another dire day lighting wise but at least there continuous rain has now abated after several long wet days.------------------24 november 2016----
This was the first run for the freshly reliveried 31601 'Bletchley Park-Station X' and matching 'pink' coaches for Wessex Trains.Plain Fragonset 31452 was on the rear.This colourful set-up is seen departing Frome against a back drop of the Butler&Tanner Print Works that dominated this area with '2O86' the 08:28 from Bristol-Temple Meads to Weymouth.I checked out this location the previous afternoon having prior knowledge that this combination just might run next morning but much to my dismay the viaduct was completely overgrown on the trackside.A hour or so in the semi-darkness later that evening gave me the shot seen here.Well worth the hour's chopping!----27 may 2004----
56104 with 56105 emerge out from under the darkened overbridge at
Croome Perry Wood with an already very late '3S34' the overnight RHTT
that operates out of Horton Road-Gloucester.Earlier 56105's partner 56078
was removed at Worcester due to severe wheel-flats whilst 56105 carried on single handed until its replacement arrived from Washwood Heath.The complete train was now over an hour late when it appeared here but obviously all was
not well.In fact it stopped for a while at Eckington a mile or so further south.Eventually it limped into Ashchurch Loop and declared a complete failure.10 hours later at midnight it was rescued and dragged to Gloucester.
Apparantly 56105 was the culprit and at a guess the problem was brake
failure.A pity!----7 november 2016-----
Well it had to happen sooner or later! This is my first sighting of one of
GWR's much vaunted new IEP's.These are 800002 & 800001 still in
plain 'delivery' grey livery.Of course it is running on diesel power at this time due
to a complete lack of OHLE in this part of the Country (Long my it remain
so as well!).This pair are working under cover of darkness test trains from
Stoke Gifford Depot down to Plymouth as '5X30' presumably to see if
Units can cope with the Devon Banks.Here they are seen rolling slowly
through Bristol Temple Meads. Use of an 'iso' setting of 6400 plus an F2
35mm prime lens just about allowed pictures at 125th/s @F2 of this moving train.Not too bad! considering!----2 november 2016----
This was a nice slice of luck.Although not booked to visit Bristol-TM until a couple of hours later,instead of reversing out at Bristol-East it actually came un-announced into the station here in Bristol to do the deed.So here is Colas's 37421 formerly 'The Kingsman' working '1Z78' the 06:45 Tyseley to Bristol-TM via the World sitting along with the unseen 37025 whilst the driver changes ends.Not bad for a hand-held shot 15th/sec@F4 3200-iso.Kinda made the trip to Bristol worth while! ----2 november 2016----
Welcome to my Website. A Replacement for the one lost when Fotopic.Net failed in March-2011. Formally Site was known as 'TC-on-Tour/TomCurtisRailGallery'. Now just 'TomCurtisRailGallery'. Dedicated to all things Railway from the Early Sixties right through to the Present Day. (New Material added Regularly most Weeks). Updating with Current Material plus Additions from the Achives. Steam and Diesel going back to 1963 when I just 15 yrs old. Photographs are mostly in the Sun where possible. However the odd Worthy-Working is shown no matter what the Lighting or Weather conditions! (Recently included are occasional Video Clips!) Now Retired since 2009 (Great!) and still hanging around at Stations around on Bridges. See 'About Me' section for a short potted history of my railway interests and life. I live in Frome-Somerset. A fairly high proportion of my material will be shot within a 20 mile radius of Westbury-Wilts. Tom C