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Determined to avoid the certain crowds at the usual well known vantage points between Westbury and Warminster because currently I do not want to get a dose of Coronavirus I opted for this shot here at Heytesbury for '6Z91' the 15:15 from Westbury to Southampton Up yard carrying old ballast for recycling.Needless to say I was completely alone here at this little used location. So here are 56091 'Driver Wayne Gaskell' and 56103 with their rake of brand new JNA boxes running at a fair old lick.Sadly after Boris's total coronavirus lockdown no more shots of this working this week will be possible which is a huge pity as the weather is set to be sunny for the next few days--What can you do?---------23 march 2020--------
With the sun finally beginning to make it look like Spring is in the air Freightliner's 66623 in the Orange G&W livery passes Towns End Farm Crossing in Wylye with '7V62' the 13:21 from Southampton Up Yard to Whatley Quarry empty boxes.Nice to finally get a decent shot of this loco before we are all forced to 'Self Isolate' permanantly for up to 12 weeks.
God what a mess!
(As of 20:30 that evening we were!!!!!!)------23 march 2020------
66704 'Colchester Power Signal Box' along with a lone YWA-Salmon today formed '6O41' the 10:14 from Westbury to Eastleigh.Seen here at Little Langford in the Wylye Valley now this service has reverted to its usual route after a while going via the B&H because of a landslip at MIlford just south of Salisbury-Note this hasn't been fixed yet but freight trains now go this way although passengers still need to use the buses!--------6 march 2020---------
66781 formally 66016 hauls a train of 20 HQA's (4-sets) with Colas's 70805 on the rear past Church Road- Heywood on the approach to Hawkeridge Junction.It came off an engineering occupation at Chipping Sodbury booked off as '6C23' at 14:00 but actually departed 103 minutes early heading for Hinksey Yard at Oxford although it passed me here bang on schedule!--------1 march 2020--------
The 18:00 from Cardiff Central to Plymouth '2C87' was one of the 'Castle-Class' 2+4 HST-Sets.43193 led with 43094 sandwiching 4 fully refurbished c/w power doors etc. Mk-3 coaches.I travelled from Cardiff to Bristol on it and the comfort and ride was superb.Probably GWR's best trains! Here seen at Bristol-TM shortly prior to its departure west. ------19 february 2020------
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