Plates, signs, notices etc: My work made this special poster for my retirement day, the picture was taken at the NYMR.
Bowes Park: 313028, with 313048, working from Moorgate to Watton-at-Stone departing from Bowes Park station on the Hertford North Loop in north London, on 2nd February 2019.
Leith Albert Dock: Rail-served transfer shed in Leith Docks in 1978. This shed was on the south side of the Albert dock and the view looks west. Off to the right was the swing bridge over the channel between the Albert Dock and Edinburgh Dock.
Balmossie: Balmossie has not been called a Halt since 1983, but I find it difficult to call it a station. Here it is in all its glory in January 2019, seen looking west. The red and white barrier just visible on the extreme left surrounds a newly installed base for something electrified. It looks very much like its going to be a departure screen. Well, I suppose if you are waiting on the one train a day the information is more important to you than if there were several an hour. The bridge marks the boundary between Angus (this side) and Dundee; '5' was the distance from Dundee East.
Port Rashid: The QE2 is now been restored to a fully operational hotel in Dubai and looks to be back to her splendid self as when owned by Cunard. 9th December 2018.
Quorn and Woodhouse: A 'Grampus' wagon at Quorn station on the GCR is a reminder of the host of Engineering Department wagons, with a huge variety of sealife names, that used to be seen on British railways.
Ayr: The sealed-off concourse and Platform 3 steps at Ayr, seen on 6 February 2019. For now you have to buy your tickets from a Portakabin(TM) well away from the now dangerous station building. The neglected heart of the station seems to be decaying rapidly and the departures screen updates for the benefit of no one
West Ealing: Bombardier Aventra EMU 345013, from Hayes & Harlington to London Paddington, at West Ealing station on 9th February 2019.
Perth New Yard: Permanent Way Department in a corner of Perth New Yard. A couple of Gresleys converted for the Civil Engineer are in residence.
Springkerse Siding: In Stirling, south of the Kerse road bridge, there used to be four industrial sidings. On the down side was a siding for the Craigs brewery. On the up side were, in order, sidings for the Springkerse chemical fertilizer store, a grain store owned by the millers Robert Walls and Sons (later a listed building), and the Cape Insulation works (later renamed Superglass). This photo shows the gated siding for the fertilizer store in August 1985, some time after the associated storage facility had been demolished and shortly before the siding was lifted after years of disuse. The site was later developed for occupation by a Ford dealership.
Carnforth: A scene at the west end of Carnforth depot in the mid 1980s. This was the period when Sir William McAlpine had a stake in Steamtown and based his A3 Pacific 4472 Flying Scotsman there. The A3's tender is just encroaching into the shot of resident Class 03 0-6-0DM D2381. The 03 is still based at Carnforth, in the ownership of West Coast Railways, but is presently (2019) stored rather than operational. The area where the image was taken is now used for stabling West Coast's fleet of Class 37, 47 and 57 diesels.
Highbury and Islington: 378231, with a London Overground service to Stratford, calling at Highbury & Islington in inclement conditions on 20th January 2013.