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LNER-Apple Green BR-liveried 61306 works hard on the slight gradient up through Wylye in the Valley named after this location.The train operated by 'Steam Dreams' came from West Brompton departing at 06:42 with a destination of Bath Spa for the passengers to visit the Chistmas Market going on there.It was listed as '1Z16'. West Coast loco 47802 was sitting on the rear 'just in case' and no doubt to help this engine climb Upton Scudamore Incline upon its return later that evening.10 coaches being quite a load up that bank particularly if the rails are a bit moist!.-----29 november 2019-----
Here is a rather powerful shot of a pair of DRS-20's 20314 & 20316 rolling northwards at Shallowford nr Norton Bridge on the WCML coming out of the setting sun.Their origin is sadly not known (No RTT or OTT in those days!).A good day photographically All 47's/86's/87's and 90's with a couple of 58's and these 20's thrown in as well.Oh yes and just one Class-66 seen.16 loco hauled trains in 5 hours-Those were the days!
---13 november 2001---
Here is a sight that I though would never happen here at Westbury Station.Railfreight liveried pairing 20132 and 20118 viewed in Westbury having just arrived from West Ealing Plasser Sidings (18:34 off) with three wagons out of an HOBC-set probably off repair or servicing.This VSTP working '6Z20' arrived here at Westbury at about 22:00 and this shot was hand held using 1600-iso 50th sec@F2.5 on an EOS 7D Mk-1.Use of a tripod not really necessary in a situation like this.Knock off plenty of exposures and some are bound to be nice and sharp with decent exposure!------13 november 2019------
I had high hopes that this would be 66780 the 'Cemex' but I suppose this is a decent 2nd Prize! GBRf's 66709 'Sorrento' passes Wylye with '6O41' the 10:14 from Westbury Dn-TC going to Eastleigh East Yard.Thankfully the morning was bright and clear prompting me to venture down the Wylye Valley given the near 100% certainly of a full light shot----07 november 2019------.
Unit 006 forms '2U30' the 12:18 from Shanklin to Ryde Pier Head as it gets away from Smallbrook Junction heading north.Just visible on the horizon is All Saints Church c/w a nice spire in Ryde Town.--------27 october 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