Some you win, some you lose

Good evening, Yesterday was one of the few times a year that a steam special passes close to my house so I planned to make the most of it. Tangmere is always a locomotive I liked seeing, the weather was cold but sunny which is great for photography as the smoke and steam effect is…

The last Dorset Coast Express of 2014

Good evening, Today was the last Dorset Coast Express service of the season, the weekly express which runs from London Victoria to Weymouth is a favorite of mine and allows me to see some great mainline steam before working on 35005 Canadian Pacific inside Eastleigh works. The last service was hauled by unrebuilt Battle of…

The Atlantic Coast Express – 50 years on

Good evening, Today marks the fifty anniversary of the last ever “Atlantic Coast Express” when 34023 Blackmoor Vale left Padstow heading for London Waterloo on the 5th September 1964. One of the most famous named trains in British Railways that had for so long linked London with the holiday locations on the North Cornwall’s Atlantic Coast had ceased…