Paddington Bear

Paddington Bear

Paddington Bear and inbound "Night Riviera" Platform 1 Paddington Station 05:57

Morning meeting

Morning meeting

Inbound HST meets "Restormel Castle" waiting to take the Night Riviera stock to Old Oak Common

Paddington pre-dawn

Paddington pre-dawn

57602 "Restormel Castle" and 43142 "Reading Panel Signal Box 1965-2010" confer on the platforms at Paddington

Badges of distinction

Badges of distinction

Old Oak Common and Brush Traction identities on FG 57602 Class 57/6 "Restormel Castle" at Paddington Station

Train time

Train time

Paddington Station

From a black cab

From a black cab

Taxi from Paddington to King's Cross

KX

KX

Platform 2: 1N80 0708 London Kings Cross to York service, 1S07 0800 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh on Platform 1

Morning mist

Morning mist

Sunrise north of Stevenage

Breakfast at St. Neots

Breakfast at St. Neots

Breakfast in Coach M as the 1N80 races through St. Neots

Doncaster ritual

Doncaster ritual

Trainspotters log the 1N80 0708 London Kings Cross to York service as 91109 "Sir Bobby Robson" departs on the 11A13 0655 Skipton to London Kings Cross service

Super Sprinter

Super Sprinter

Northern 153301 departs Doncaster with 2P61 Scunthorpe to Lincoln Central service

Super Sprinter (2)

Super Sprinter (2)

DBS 67012 looks on as Northern 153301 departs Doncaster with 2P61 Scunthorpe to Lincoln Central service

Doncaster Down Decoy

Doncaster Down Decoy

Freightliner 66604 glides through Doncaster

Shunting

Shunting

Wabtec 08669 shunting carriages at Doncaster

Grand Central at speed

Grand Central at speed

Grand Central 180101 speeds through Doncaster with the 1A60 0645 Sunderland to London King's Cross service

Super Voyager

Super Voyager

XC 220016 at Doncaster with 1E42 0730 Birmingham New Street to Newcastle service

Right away

Right away

1S06 0730 London King's Cross to Edinburgh service at Doncaster

Flying Scot

Flying Scot

1S06 0730 London King's Cross to Edinburgh service departing Doncaster

Misty meet

Misty meet

EWS 66150 with rail train 605N 0845 Scunthorpe Trent T.C. to Doncaster Up Decoy passing First Hull 180113 making Doncaster stop with 1A92 0823 Hull to London King's Cross service

Pinch hitter

Pinch hitter

HST equipment subs for electric on the 1D04 0735 London Kings Cross to Leeds making its Doncaster station stop. Train in the background is 1Y11 0630 Newcastle to London Kings Cross service cancelled due to track fault ahead. 

Pacer

Pacer

2R58 0915 Adwick to Sheffield service at Doncaster

Rapid exit

Rapid exit

Northern 142090 accelerates out of Doncaster station with the 2R58 0915 Adwick to Sheffield service

The H in HST

The H in HST

Virgin HSTs rip through Doncaster with the 1E03 0626 Edinburgh to London King's Cross service

Pause

Pause

2R07 0814 Worksop to Adwick service making its Doncaster station stop on Platform 8

Doncaster departure

Doncaster departure

Grand Central 180107 departs with 1A70 0645 Bradford Exchange to London King's Cross service

Coming and going

Coming and going

VT 43310 pulls into Doncaster with the delayed 1A15 0734 Harrogate to London King's Cross service as Trans-Penine 185145 pauses with the 1B68 0910 1/2 Sheffield to Cleethorpes service

Departing Doncaster

Departing Doncaster

VT 43310 gets the delayed 1A15 0734 Harrogate to London King's Cross service out of Doncaster

Awaiting orders

Awaiting orders

VT 82217 and cancelled train on the bypass track at Doncaster

Up to KX

Up to KX

Grand Central 43467 racing through Doncaster with the 1N90 0802 London King's Cross to Sunderland service

It never stops

It never stops

Northern 158903 pauses at Doncaster with 1J23 0808 Bridlington to Sheffield service as Freightliner 66593 "3MG Mersey Multimodal Gateway" approaches with the 418V

It never stops (2)

It never stops (2)

418V FL 66593 "3MG Mersey Multimodal Gateway"

It never stops (3)

It never stops (3)

418V FL 66593 "3MG Mersey Multimodal Gateway"

Coals to Thoresby

Coals to Thoresby

Freightliner 66506 "Crewe Regeneration" with 469U 0748 York Up Arrivals to Thoresby Coll Jn (Fhh) coal

Coals to Thoresbury (2)

Coals to Thoresbury (2)

Freightliner 66506 "Crewe Regeneration" with 469U 0748 York Up Arrivals to Thoresby Coll Jn (Fhh) coal

Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

VT 91110 "Battle of Britain Memorial Flight" bound for King's Cross

Leaving for Lincoln

Leaving for Lincoln

Northern 142025 clatters through the  crossovers as it departs from Platform 3 at Doncaster with the 2P63 0919 Scunthorpe to Lincoln service

Slow to 15

Slow to 15

Doncaster station

York HST

York HST

Virgin Trains 43239 with 1E07 0830 Edinburgh to Kings Cross service, Platform 3, York

York HST (2)

York HST (2)

1E07 0830 Edinburgh to Kings Cross service departing York

Universal appeal

Universal appeal

Freightliner 70018 and the 420V 1027 Leeds F.L.T. to Tees Dock (Flt) roll through York

On the beat

On the beat

Trans-Penine 185134 arrives at York with 1E66 0912 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle service

Under the arches

Under the arches

Trans-Penine 185142 arriving with 1F66 1005 Newcastle to Liverpool Lime Street service

Beautification

Beautification

Northern 158790 with 1B20 1118 York to Blackpool North service and Trans-Penine 185142 with 1F66 1005 Newcastle to Liverpool Lime Street service

Reading bound

Reading bound

XC 220019 with 1V87 1035 Newcastle to Reading service

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

BR 34051 "Winston Churchill," National Railway Museum, York

Evening Star detail

Evening Star detail

BR 92220 "Evening Star" at the National Railway Museum in York

Mallard

Mallard

LNER 4468 "Mallard" National Railway Museum, York 

JAB and another 1027

JAB and another 1027

BR 26020 EM1 Class 76 B-B electric, National Railway Museum, York

Deltic detail

Deltic detail

BR D9009 "Alycidon" in the National Railway Museum at York

LMS 13000 and friends

LMS 13000 and friends

LMS 13000, National Railway Museum, York

If it could talk

If it could talk

BR 34051 "Winston Churchill," National Railway Museum, York

Changing platforms at York

Changing platforms at York

Northern 142091 from the National Railway Museum viewing platform

Changing platforms (2)

Changing platforms (2)

Northern 142091 from the National Railway Museum viewing platform

York departure

York departure

1E19 1430 Edinburgh to King's Cross service departing York

Grand Central

Grand Central

Grand Central 180101 arriving at York with 1A66 1518 Sunderland to London King's Cross service

Grand Central (2)

Grand Central (2)

Grand Central 180101 arriving at York with 1A66 1518 Sunderland to London King's Cross service

Iconic

Iconic

York station

Under the arches (2)

Under the arches (2)

York station

Arrival at York

Arrival at York

1Y44 1625 Newcastle to King's Cross service arriving York

Pacer to Leeds

Pacer to Leeds

2C51 1729 York to Leeds service departing from Platform 8

Pacer to Leeds (2)

Pacer to Leeds (2)

2C51 1729 York to Leeds service departing from Platform 8

Time

Time

York station porter viewed from 1S23 1530 London King's Cross to Glasgow service.

Waning gibbous at Waverley

Waning gibbous at Waverley

Moonrise and 1S23 1530 London King's Cross to Glasgow service at Edinburgh Waverley

Off to Glasgow

Off to Glasgow

1S23 1530 London King's Cross to Glasgow departing Edinburgh Waverley

Princes Street

Princes Street

Edinburgh Trams 263

Edinburgh moon

Edinburgh moon

Princes Street, Edinburgh

Glass houses

Glass houses

Waverley Station, Edinburgh

NRM 40

NRM 40

Virgin Trains 43238 "National Railway Museum 40 Years 1975-2015" with 1S26 1700 London Kings Cross to Waverley, Platform 2 Waverley Station

NRM 40

NRM 40

Virgin Trains 43238 "National Railway Museum 40 Years 1975-2015" with 1S26 1700 London Kings Cross to Waverley, Platform 2 Waverley Station

NRM 40

NRM 40

Virgin Trains 43238 "National Railway Museum 40 Years 1975-2015" with 1S26 1700 London Kings Cross to Waverley, Platform 2 Waverley Station

Right Away

Right Away

Empty coaching stoc Edinburgh Waverley to Craigentinny T.&R.S.M.D

Night walk

Night walk

Princes Street, Edinburgh

Sliver of light

Sliver of light

Princes Street, Edinburgh

Moonset

Moonset

Princes Street, Edinburgh