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The sun angle is quite important when the opportunity to picture 43093 'Old Oak Common HST Depot 1976-2018' happens due to the rather faint decals that it was given when this loco was vinyl'd to mark the end of HST's on the GWR.Plus the fact it needs to be on the front of the train (obviously) and of coarse the sun needs to be shining.Any severe backlit lighting simply renders the decals almost invisible! So here is 43093 with 43161 working '1A79' the 06:47 from Penzance to Paddington viewed passing Clink nr Frome.Thankfully all the necessary criteria was met for this shot.Chances of recording this loco in the coming few months are certain to dramatically reduce when the IET's get into regular use on the B&H route to Devon and Cornwall.Picture it whilst you can!-------------------17 august 2018--------
Here is a close up look at the latest livery just applied to 66413.Complete with the new 'Genesee&Wyoming'/Freightliner logo it is viewed passing Redbridge Station on the track leading away from Maritime at Southampton heading westwards with '4M67' the 14:17 from MCT going to Hams Hall-Parsec via Andover.Thankfully for this particular shot the sunlight had faded due to a band of cloud.Very convenient actually as this location is not the place to be if the sun deems to shine!
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ROG owned 47813 today delivered a rake of 12 VTG-JSA's steel-hoods to Eastleigh-Arlington ZG for modification work from Long marston where they have been in secure storage.It departed there at 09:00 nominally and ran as '6O86'.It is seen here at Arn Hill thankfully in a nice patch of sun whilst all about was some quite threatening clouds! After the last 6 weeks or so heatwave you kinda get used to not looking over your shoulder at the sky? --------24 july 2018---------
Today a Pathfinder Tours train 'The Solent and Sussex Explorer ran from Cardiff-Central departing at 07:17 to (Initially Portsmouth Harbour) as '1Z53'.Here it is seen speeding through Bradford-on-Avon in Wiltshire with GBRf's recent acquisition from Colas 47727 'Edinburgh Castle/Caisteal Dhun Eideann'.Now a dedicated loco mainly north of the border on Scottish Caledonion Sleeper duties to see it this far south is quite a treat! GBRf-66741 was tagged on the rear.--------21 july 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