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With its 40 minute layover here at Exeter St Davids there was plenty of time to grab a few shots of '1C99' the Night-Riviera Sleeper Train in the deserted platform 4.After all it was 03:45 in the morning.Tonight 57605 'Totnes Castle' was doing the honours.It departed Paddington at 23:45 with a planned arrival time in Penzance of 07:55.The carriages on this train was certainly way more comfortable than the 2 1/2 hrs we had to endure in the waiting room prior to its arrival!------6 june 2018------
Here is a Class-X73500 single-car DMU working away from Bedous with the 18:39 from Bedous going to Pau.This line from Oleron-Sainte-Marie to Bedous has been recently re-opened with the eventual aim of bringing the entire line through the Pyrenees from Pau down to Canfranc in Spain and beyond back into use as a major international freight/passenger route.It was closed in 1970 when a rail accident destroyed a large bridge and at that time was deemed uneconomical to replace. Note my faithful Suzuki 600 Bandit parked adjacent to the crossing that I used to get here from the UK for my 10-day tour of this region.------22 may 2018------
Here is a nice pose of HST Power Car-43257 hammering north at Claypole with '1S24' the 16:00 from Kings Cross going all the way to Aberdeen.This journey taking nearly 7 1/2 hours to complete.43307 was on the rear of what is Virgin East Coast's longest journey.------------7 may 2018--------
Matching Schenker 'Pinks' 90018 'Pride of Bellshill' and 90040 power through Atherstone with '4M25' the 06:06 from Mossend-Euroterminal to Daventry-IRFT.A very unusual day today! Not a cloud in the sky from dawn to dusk!------7 may 2018------
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