Milton Keynes Central: I hope that the new West Coast operator First Trenitalia will be able to refurbish out this kind of seat. This is what I was faced with on my first journey on a Pendolino from Milton Keynes Central to Edinburgh. I specifically asked for a window seat; should have realised it was the thirteenth...
Springfield: Springfield was perhaps a surprising station to escape Beeching, but it became unstaffed early with a peak hours only service. While the rest of Scotland's stations generally have more trains than they ever had, Springfield has only 2 Up and 3 Down trains a day. The 1759 to Edinburgh is up on the not very busy board. Trains pull up clear of the 1847 platform level and passengers crunch through red gravel - West Highland style. Seen on 23 July 2019.
Dunkeld and Birnam: DRS 66422 enters the Dunkeld loop with the Inverness - Mossend Tesco train on 23rd July 2019.
Gospel Oak: 378210 with a London Overground service from Stratford to Richmond departing west from Gospel Oak station, on the afternoon of Friday, 9th August 2019. On the right behind the fence, and at a slightly higher level, 710266 waits in the bay platform before departing eastbound for Barking. Gospel Oak Junction is in the background.
Saxmundham: Sprinter 156419, working from Lowestoft to Ipswich on 30th July 2019, pauses at the Up platform at Saxmundham alongside display panels promoting the introduction of the new FLIRT trains to Greater Anglia services (which occurred later that same week).
Ascott-under-Wychwood: Mechanical signal boxes are disappearing fast - time to photograph them in their final conditions! This box has an interesting little dip over the porch.
Cardiff Canton Depots: Two ATW Class 150s pass next to Cardiff Canton depot while working to and from Barry on 02 September 2015. The nearest DMU, 150255, is approaching Cardiff Central while in the distance the other DMU is heading to Barry.
Blairgowrie: Ex-Caledonian 0-4-4T no 55217 with the branch train at Blargowrie on Saturday 1 November 1952.
Gospel Oak: 710266 heading away from the camera departing from Gospel Oak with the 14.50 London Overground GOBLIN service to Barking, on the afternoon of Friday, 9th August 2019.
Cardiff Central: A 'Steam Dreams' excursion visited Cardiff on 1st August 2019. B1 61307 'Mayflower,' and Black Five 44871, brought the train as far as Maindee Jct from Paddington where the train reversed on the triangle. This was to get the steam at the front for the return. 47802 brings the train into Cardiff alongside a Valley Lines Sprinter.