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For me the star of this years Diesel-Gala here on the West Somerset Railway was this immaculate restoration by the Growler Group on the G&W-Rly D6948 (ne-37248).Here it is viewed approaching Williton in the now almost cloudless late afternoon after a rather indifferent morning and early afternoon cloudwise! The working was the 14:54 from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead.------22 june 2019------
60001 with '7C66' the 17:50 from Wootton Bassett to Merehead finally passes this spot at berkley marsh nr Frome in full sunshine. In the previous 3 weeks that has only happened for me twice.Next week it is off to Acton-TC for training purposes up there so this was the last chance (for now) of getting this loco here in decent light.Better late than never!------6 june 2019------
The Belmond Pullman today ran from Penzance (09:15 off) to Bath Spa via Westbury as '1Z79'.Here it is passing through Sydney Gardens in the City of Bath.The dedicated pair of engines 67024 and 67021 were today for a change doubleheaded instead of in the normal formation of T-n-T.Chances of getting this train-set here are quite rare with the sun at a just about acceptable angle.--------------------1 june 2019--------
The previous evenings Sleeper service from Penzance to Paddington that was cancelled due to the failure of 57603 is pictured passing Fairwood nr Westbury with the next-day positioning move up to Reading T&R.S.M.D.This ran as '5A40' the 09:15 from Penzance.57604 'Pendennis Castle' doing the job with the errant 57603 'Tintagel Castle' tagged on the rear.It is very unusual to catch one of these 'failed' Sleeper moves in the sun! Usually it is dark,dull and dank!------14 may 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