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With DB losing the Mendip Quarries Contracts this Summer is almost certainly the last that DB-60's will be seen working stone trains in Somerset.So here is 60039 'Dove Holes' on '6C58' the 11:45 from Oxford Banbury Road to Whatley Quarry departing Westbury at Fairwood.Currently a pair of 60's are stationed at Westbury to plug a 59/2 shortage whilst DB are trying to flog them in a Sales-Pitch at Toton.How long these Tugs remain working around here is anybodies guess.Lets hope the sun shines again in the next few days before they are transferred away? ------13 august 2019------
This is DB's Memorial-Loco to mark the end of 'WW-1' way back in 1918.It is 66100 and carries the name Armistice 100 1918-2018'.As can be seen it is kept in very nice condition.Here it is unusually employed on what is normally a Class-59 duty, the 15:26 from Acton-TC taking empty boxes down to Merehead Quarry as '7C64'.Seen at Berkley Marsh is superb low evening lighting.------1 august 2019------
Stanier Pacific 6233 'Duchess of Southerland' speeds down Brewham Bank at North Brewham with '1Z29 the 08:00 from Paddington to Minehead.Not long after it passed Somerton several line fires in the dry grass happened causing the line to be closed for a while delaying services for about 75minutes whilst the Fire Services dealt with the problem!------27 july 2019------
The immaculate 67006 'Royal Sovereigh' today had the job of taking the ECS for tomorrows steam excursion using 60163 'Tornado' from Bristol to Tenby to Bristol-TM in readiness. Here is that ECS '5Z18' the 15:21 away from Eastleigh-Arlington (ZG) passing a lovely sunny Arn Hill nr Warminster .I saw this train held in the distance up in Warminster for about 5-minutes thus it coincided when it got on the move again nicely with a brief patch of clear blueness-which was nice!------13 july 2019--------
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