Short Video-Clips recorded when the light is unsatisfactory for Still Photography
A purely experimental Gallery trying out the Video capabilities of a Samsung-Galaxy-S Mobile-Phone! and lately a JVC-GX315 Additional material from my early video Hi-8 archive of the 1990's to be added later.
The Turkish 70801 works '6Z30' from Westbury to Eastleigh in extreemly dull evening light taking brand new 70807 and 70806 along with it for the ride.
..02 may 2014..
The former DRS 'Eddie Stobart' Engine 66414 now working for Freightliner passes Newton St Loe nr Bath coming from Bristol-FLT going to Tilbury. ..04 november 2013..
Newest recruit to the ever expanding national fleet of operational 56's is 56113 that is now owned and operated by 'Colas'. Here it is still looking pretty immaculate having only been back in service for about 3 weeks.This brings the UK active total back in service to 10 ! So this is 56113 rolling past a darkened Warminster with '6Z31' from Eastleigh back to Westbury.A very light load so not too stressful for this aged returnee from scrap condition.
..30 october 2013..
56113 makes its debut on '6Z30' from Westbury to Eastleigh.This new recruit to the colas fold is the second '56' to make it to Westbury and used on this duty........long may it continue!
..30 october 2013..
EWS liveried 60049 with the cab-end leading that still has the under buffer valence missing powers through Bourton east of Swindon with '6B33' from Theale returning discharged fuel-tanks back to Margam for the weekend.Amazing piece of luck,after hours of unbroken cloud cover we just managed to record this in full sun barely a minute after it appeared for the first time today! ..19 october 2013..
The recently de-decaled 59002 in double harness with Schenker 59204 sweep through Great Cheverell with '7C77' unusually today comprising of just boxes and no hoppers.
..18 october 2013..
GM-66112 climbs Upton-Scudamore Incline past Dilton Marsh with todays '6O41' from Westbury going to Eastleigh.
..15 october 2013..
66849 'Wylam Dilly' motors up past Dilton Marsh Halt with '6Z30' from Westbury going to Eastleigh-Yard.Only a few weeks to go and this working will pass in darkness as the clocks will have reverted back to GMT for the winter period. ..14 october 2013..
The recently refurbished 60024 has been working off Westbury most of this week.Here it is on '6O39' from there going to Eastleigh via Chandlers-Ford.It is viewed passing Warminster with its long train including a partially loaded CWR-Set.
..18 september 2013..
'6Z30' has been in the hands of 'Colas' locomotives (47's and 56's) for just one week and already they have had to 'hire-in' 57301 from Railtrack at Eastleigh to fill in for unavailable traction.Here that engine in its distinctive banana-livery is whining up the Upton-Scudamore Bank with an 'HQA-set' and a few sundry 4-wheelers.Shame it was so dull Hence this small substitute video! ..17 september 2013..
47642 at Salisbury on an evening Salisbury to Waterloo service.Yes! that is a women driver!-------18 november 1991-----
Due to Mark Few losing the use of his EOS 50D because of a shutter fault I press-ganged him into doing a spot of video using my Samsung Galaxy S3 personal 'do anything' device!..Here is 60017 at speed sailing through the Wiltshire countryside with '6B33' from Theale taking the empty fueltanks back to Margam. ..31 august 2013..
'6O41' today from Westbury going to Eastleigh was again 60059.Unfortunately the skies were somewhat overcast so this little video was produced instead of a picture. This location is Warminster,once a Station with two very active goods yards either side of the running lines,a large Goods Shed and even a Crane!.Shunting used to take place here every morning for several hours and again in the afternoon.Staffing levels amazingly back in the 60's was about 14 Railwaymen.Now all that remains is a simple crossover purely for terminating DMU's such as the one in the platform as the Tug was passing.
..28 june 2013..
'6V13' from Dollands-Moor going to Margam passes Greenbridge in the eastern outskirts of Swindon.66096 is seen with its lengthy train of 39 canvas hooded SNCF type SWB steel carriers.As can be seen the light was very poor and use of a video camera was purely to stave off the boredom! ..15 june 2013..
66174 speeds through Bradford -on-Avon with '6W38' from Westbury going to Bromfield for an overnight engineering job.Load consisting of 23 OCA's. ..25 may 2013..
Deltic 9019 operated on the main demonstration line here at Didcot. A touching tribute to the Fusilier 'Drummer Lee Rigby' was carried by 'Royal Highland Fusilier' during the event. ..25 may 2013..
This working '6X65' the Didcot to Mossend 'wagonload' should have been about 5 minutes behind '4M98' but was over 30 minutes late so when it finally arrived the sun had dropped virtually onto the horizon so a spot of 'Samsung-Galaxy S' video seemed like a good idea!.Here is 66021 with its massively long train of cars and vans plus a few 'MOD' ferryvans tacked on the rear for good measure.Altogether about 44 bogies in tow.Very impressive.Location is Radley in Oxfordshire.
..22 may 2013..
'Sheffield Wednesday' a GBrF GM heads a scap working from Exeter going to Cardiff's Tremorfa Steelworks.Seen passing Undy just west of Severn Tunnel-Junction. ..18 may 2013..
EWS Liveried 67028 climbs Upton Scudamore Bank with a late running '1O92' from Bath returning to London-Victoria.This short video was shot at Dilton-Marsh Halt. ..17 may 2013..
Colas owned and operated 56087 revives memories of over 20 years ago when these machines passed by here everyday hauling Stone out of the Mendip Quarries.Who would have thought that a Freight would be once again powered by 56 going east on the B&H. ..15 may 2013..
66541 rolls slowly into Stoke-Gifford Yard with '4V50' from Southampton going to Wentloog.An afternoon Liner now as well as the morning one. ..23 september 2011..
70000 Britannia went to Portsmouth this morning.here is the return '1Z36' at speed passing Arn-Hill nr Warminster. ..10 september 2011..
Yeoman 59004 powers up the incline away from East-Somerset Junction on the freight branch to Merehead.This working '7C77' from Acton viewed in Wanstrow cutting. ..01 september 2011..
Bit of an OddBall this! 67020 with a train of Coalfish 4-wheelers operated a training run from Hinksey nr Oxford and return via Didcot-Westbury-Salisbury-Basingstoke and Reading.Train seen passing Norton-Bavant in the Wylye-Valley running pretty much to time. ..30 august 2011..
Shed 66091 heads the daily Engineers '6O41' from Westbury going to Eastleigh.Seen at Norton-Bavant with its mundane load of partially empty 'JNA-s' ..30 august 2011..
34067 'Tangmere' approaches the evening stop at Frome returning '1Z93' from Weymouth to Bristol.This was the final running for 2011 of this regular w/end Steam excursion.So popular it started running with 7 coaches then 8 and for this last trip expanded up to 9! ..28 august 2011..
Shed 66118 ambles through Bathampton past the Loop there with '6W34' from Westbury going to Bristol East-Junction.Load being a longish rake of MHA type low sided spoil-wagons. ..27 august 2011..
Skip 67017 has been used for the last few days around Westbury on Route-Learning duties-Here it is seen at Fairwood running back towards Westbury after at trip down to Merehead Quarry. ..25 august 2011..
Dire light convinced me another dull shot of 47500 in this awful sludge-coloured livery was not the way to go so here we have a spot of video instead. This is the ECS for tomorrows steam excursion to Weymouth from Bristol.Running as '5Z92' the 17:10 from Southall going to Bristol-TM. ..20 august 2011..
Black Britannia 70000 powers up Upton-Scudamore Incine with '1Z88' from Bath and Bristol returning to Poole.Regretfully it failed minutes later at Warminster with 'Lack of Water' problems and was rescued by 59203 back to Westbury then the 59/2 proceeded to take the Tour forward to Poole! ..17 august 2011.. Footnote----It is now understood that the cause of the problem was the Ashpan-Sprinkler being left on resulting in an accelerated loss of water from the tender! ..
Shed 66065 passes Chipping-Sodbury with '6V13' from Dollands-Moor going to Troste with a rake of 20 SNCF-type SWB hooded steel carriers.Plenty of tooting from the seemingly friendly driver! ..06 august 2011..