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This was an STP working from Hoo-Junction to Eastleigh East Yard.Just a different start time than the normal one from Hoo.Interestingly this Colas
working used a 'hired-in' GBRf loco and luckily it was 66723 'Chinook'
one of the few remaining 'Barbie' liveried examples.The load of this '6Y42' the 12:54 off Hoo was a rather large crane.Consist was actually as follows,
BB97404-KFA,DRK81602-ZOA and BB97411-KFA owned by Balfour- Beatty.Location again was Weston north of Winchester.----------------------------26 august 2016--------
'Princess Elizebeth' 6201 wasn't hanging about as it sped past Master's Farm
Crossing at Fairwood nr Westbury.'1Z84' the 08:42 from London-Victoria
was bound for Minehead.This William Stanier Masterpiece was in reality a
'pacific' adaptation of a GWR-King! Stanier being Work Manager there until
he went to the LMS in 1931.I actually saw this loco in BR service at Perth
in Scotland way back in 1963.Then it was green and numbered 46201.---------23 august 2016---------
'Galatea' a famous former 'Barry' wreck draws close to Clink Road Junction in Frome working '1Z46' the 08:06 from Paddington to Minehead.It stopped in Frome Station for a water refill before proceeding onward to the WSR at Bishops Lydeard.-------------------------------13 august 2016-------
Unbelievably this is the first time I have seen this loco since 1964 when I noted it on a freight nr Carlisle Kingmoor.Where have the intervening 52 years gone! Anyway here is 46115 'Scots Guardsman' approaching Frome with '1Z46' named as 'The West Somerset Steam Express'.It departed Paddington at 08:06 this morning with a destination of Minehead.It was looking pretty authentic with maroon mk-1 coaches and a light coating of grime.All very impressive.No actual water vapour (white smoke) due to the humid conditions even though it was chuffing quite hard!------16 july 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