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The derelict remains of the platforms of Folkestone Harbour Station.One track remains as does the '3rd-rail' for both sets of running lines.Opened in 1850 it lasted until regular service trains were withdrawn in 2001 thus making the 150 year anniversary.After soldiering on until 2009 on a diet of VSOE and Charter-Trains it was officially finally closed in 2009.The whole set up here at the Harbour including the station and even the famous viaduct are set to be demolished under plans to regenerate the entire area with a new marina and residential developments.......
..24 april 2013..
The '6Y68' from Tonbridge to Eastleigh had the luxury of 4 JB's.Here are 73204/73119/73206 and 73213 passing Battledown-Flyover relatively silently running off the 3rd-rail.Conditions were terrible as can be seen.Naturally if it had turned up around about its booked time instead of being over 100 minutes late the shot would probably have been in full sun. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.....
..15 september 2012..
The Jackass-Fencing now installed at Sydney Gardens in Bath in the name of Health&Safety although nothing or nobody has actually died here in decades.However do not except common-sense and sanity to prevail in the paranoid world we now appeared stuck in..The majority of 'reports' from over-zealous proactive Unit/HST Drivers almost certainly all refer to people sitting on the wall enjoying Railways just as IKB intended when he built these gardens way back in 1841. The Great Man must be spinning in his grave ? Note the forlorn looking human peering over the fencing wondering where the MachineGun Tower is! So goodbye to an iconic timeless period location due to a braindead box ticker!
..15 september 2012..
Jubilee 67026 heads '1Z86' from Westbury returning the VSOE to Chichester seen here at Sherrington in the Wylye-Valley.
..06 september 2012..
Slight tele shot of 70000 rounding Ladydown-Trowbridge with '1Z87' from Poole going to Bath and Bristol. ..17 august 2011..
5029 working hard gathering speed on the approach to East Somerset Junction with '1Z92' to Weymouth. ..07 august 2011..
Black 70000 climbing Upton-Scud Incline with '1Z88' from Bristol going to Poole. ..03 august 2011..
Wide shot of 34067 speeding past Upton-Noble going to Weymouth from Bristol on '1Z92'.Many people will probably prefer this 'more' side view of the Loco. Superb! ..31 july 2011..
Tele-shot of Tangmere approaching Frome with '1Z92' from Bristol to Weymouth.Viewed passing Clink. ..31 july 2011..
'1Z27' Frome to Preston at Berkley-Marsh carrying Glastonbury Festival Visitors home. ..27 june 2011..
170mm shot of 59205 on the Frome Avoider with '7C77' ..06 june 2011..
60099 in TATA colours heads '6B33' past Brinkworth seconds before the sun appears.Most annoying but life goes on! ..02 june 2011..
Threading the Avenue of hawthorn bushes in full bloom 66192 heads for Westbury from Eastleigh with the daily '6V41'. Upton-Scud being the scene of the action. .. 02 may 2011..
An earlier 'tele' grab of 31602 trundling past Bathampton with '3Z14' going to Bristol after failing to make it to Swindon having turned back at Thingley-Junc nr Chippemham. ..28 april 2011..
43172 leads '1Z30' from Portsmouth (Fratton) going to Swansea past Arn-Hill nr warminster in the Wylye-Valley.Certainly not a regular route for HST's so well worth a shot.Rear P/C was 43098. ..23 april 2011..
59104 pushing '6V18' and failed 59102 over Clink Junction and all the way to Whatley-Q. ..18 april 2011..
Berkley-Marsh location destroyed by another radio mast. ..2010..
'SilverLink' 150127 on the 11:07 Westbury to Southampton service passing bapton in the Wylye Valley.This unit lost these colours in early 2011 and is now just a plain FGW Blue. ..24 july 2010..
31602 and 31459 sandwich 4 I/C Mk-2's on a Weymouth to Bristol service.Seen here rolling into Maiden-Newton wearing their then current 'Fragonset' liveries. ..31 august 2002..