Everyday railway photos
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Mikhail Ter


Share your own pictures about railways - rolling stock, events, infrastructure improvements, etc.

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Greg Larkman


350111 running London Euston to Tring, 17:15 27/02/2020, Bushey WCML
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Greg Larkman


66532 'P&O Nedlloyd Atlas', 12/08/2019, Watford Junction WCML
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Maersk.146


@Greg
Both nice. Where do these trains go? Also, is the train moving P&O Nedlloyd Atlas traffic, or is that a name for the loco?
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Maersk.146


@Greg
Seems odd that the autos are not on double-deck railcars, right? Or are these vehicles privately owned?
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Greg Larkman


@Maersk.146 I ammended the caption on 350111, that was running a somewhat short service from London Euston to Tring. The driver will then switch ends at Tring (or another driver take over) and head a service back into London. P&O Nedlloyd Atlas - that's the name of the locomotive. Presumably named after the P&O Nedlloyd shipping company, honouring a contract or partership. As for the service, I usually don't note them but that was travelling south into London, so could have been for Wembley where the freight split up or allocated a new loco to take it to the south coast and ports. And for the cars, we do have double deck auto carriers, but the single tier ones are much more common.
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Greg Larkman


It's your lucky day haha. I saw double deck auto carriers yesterday, these were the empties going south. Also the first time I've seen these in ages so I was surprised to see Direct Rail Services (DRS) taking this train. This contract has changed hands a few times over the past couple years. I remember it being DB Cargo, then apparently it changed to GB Railfreight, now it might be DRS.

66429 with the Garston Car Terminal to Dagenham Dock Recp auto empty. Passing through Bushey at 20:51 running 14 minutes late. 14/07/2020

Here is someone's photo I found for a better illustration.
https://flic.kr/p/ua1j9g
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Maersk.146


@Greg
Cool. I had no idea new cars would be moved on single-deck open flatcars. Amazing that they aren't vandalized or thoroughly totaled by the time they reach their destination, as they would be in the US without being completely enclosed in a locked autorack.car.
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Greg Larkman


@Maersk.146 I would imagine the circumstances are very different. Your trains may take several days to reach their destination, and they may stop off in big yards for several hours at a time. Most trains in the UK will arrive the same day they set off, and any sort of yard or freight terminal will be fenced off securely. Not enough to stop some trespassers and graffiti artists let's say, but enough to keep most no-gooders out.

Edit: I just noticed you can see those double-deck auto racks toward the rear of the train on the first ones I posted
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Alexander


Electric train connecting Fryazino - Moscow on the stretch Fryazino-Tovarnaya - Detskaya
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Greg Larkman


Today's main attraction!
Locomotive Service's 37521 takes a recently resprayed Mk.2 BSO 17056 from the shops at Eastleigh to LS base at Crewe.
Obfuscated headcode 529C.

The engine stopped a red light, very uncommon to have the lines blocked like this. I have news from a friend that it was *apparently* an attempted suicide down the line that caused the total line block. A class 350 Desiro EMU barrelled through the station only to slam the brakes into emergency. Quite a bit of smoke and the strong smell of burning brakes. Have to say, an impressive stopping distance. Anyway sorry for that I can edit it out if it's not appropriate for some viewers.

Here are the pics:
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Maersk.146


@white.dead - Good walking area. See any wildlife?
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Maersk.146


@Greg
Nice series. I love those diesels! 37’s, are they not? They sort of remind me of one of the characters in Thomas the Tank Engine (which made more of an impression on me than my son, who now likes video games, not trains).
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Greg Larkman


@Maersk.146 Sure are! Class 37, or English Electric Type 3 originally (before TOPS numbers rolled in). Hellfire machines, I love them dearly. Better than any other locos out and about today. However, most engines are over 55 years strong now, and are likely to be withdrawn from regular commercial service with DRS and Colas, which mainly use them to run Network Rail test and engineering trains. This engine 37521 is owned by Locomotive Services Limited, which specialise in heritage railtours, so their ever growing fleet consisting of a couple of 37s, 47s, and recently they aquired some electrics which they resprayed into period Intercity colours. The likes of 86101, 87002, 90001 and 90002. They recently got some class 43 HST powercars, but those remain in their former East Midlands Trains/Railway schemes for now. I think they have a few other locos, and some under repair, but those are their main fleet members.
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Greg Larkman


LSL 87002 & 90002, Bushey, 14/07/2020

5Z90 Crewe H.S. - London Euston, 19:07
1Z90 London Euston - Crewe H.S., 21:05
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Maersk.146


BNSF 5061 West leads a hot Z-train alongside a small pond east of Norborne, MO 17 July 2020
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Alexander


@Maersk.146

Only the little frogs that jumped in front of me. And so, people are often here. 😄
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Alexander


@Maersk.146
Good shot!
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Alexander


@Greg
I thought Class 37 had long been out of service as a mainline locomotive. 🧐
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Maersk.146


NS 3613 East, leading #111, crosses a county road on its way to St. Louis. Earlier, NS 9392 East led #148 at Carrollton, MO. 17 July 2020
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Greg Larkman


@white.dead most mainline class 37s are for heritage companies, ie. excursion trains and such. The ones that remain with freight companies only find themselves doing irregular light jobs. Like moving around other locomotives between depots, moving around specific track machines or redundant wagons. But mostly they find work on test trains for Network Rail. The companies which run class 37s currently if you want to look them up are: Colas Railfreight, Direct Rail Services, Harry Needle Railroad Company, Locomotive Services Limited, Rail Operations Group, other private owners and no doubt a company that I've forgotten 😁
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Greg Larkman


@white.dead
Here are some examples of the odd jobs I mean:
The first moving a recently redundant DVT (driving van trailer) from its former base at Norwich at the top of the Great Eastern Main to its new owners at Crewe (I think, I can't remember, but you get the idea).
https://flic.kr/p/2jkaT8e
The second dragging a class 317 EMU from a depot in Scotland to a depot in London.
https://flic.kr/p/2jke66j
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Maersk.146


BNSF Sibley Bridge carries #4 eastward to Chicago, and a mirage multiplies a headlight in the distance.
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Greg Larkman


I have uploaded a few photos from my trip to the 2ft gauge Leighton Buzzard Light Railway onto my Flickr. I thought they may be of interest! The LBLR was a sand mine railway during WW1, and now runs in preservation. The day I went, a 100 year old engine from 1919 was taking the passenger services! It was out on special occasion, as naturally the oldest fleet members aren't worked too frequently.
Click the link and it will take you to my album that I put together. If anyone visits, please feel free to comment any thoughts!

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmPDVAnr

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Maersk.146


NS #224 brings Ford truck frames to Claycomo at Orrick, MO 1 Aug 2020
#297 moves 25 DODX flats at Orrick and Camden, MO, 1 Aug 2020
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Greg Larkman


Nice shots@Maersk.146
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Maersk.146


Thirty years ago today, on 3 Aug 1990, I had the pleasure of observing this one-of-a-kind locomotive in Kansas City, Missouri,
fresh out of the ATSF paint shops at Topeka, Kansas. A newly-delivered (in primer) EMD GP60M was sent to Topeka on behalf of
ATSF customer Maersk Lines, to be painted thus for publicity purposes. The loco led an intermodal train to Chicago (ATSF HQ),
and then headed out to California's Cajon Pass for Maersk Lines to video and photograph the unit pulling a solid train of Maersk
doublestack containers. Shortly thereafter, the unit was painted in the batter-known red and silver warbonnet paint scheme of ATSF.
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classick


It's sad, that they didn't left this engine in Maersk paint scheme.
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Maersk.146


@classick - Yes, though years later, a second loco (a former Amtrak SDP40F, I believe), was also painted in this scheme. It didn’t have the same impact as this one did, however.