Edinburgh Waverley: Suddenly, in a burst of exhaust, two back-to-back HST power cars came roaring along Waverley's middle road between the Klondike Wall and the Platform.
Dalgety Bay: Freightliner 66513, with 66514 on the rear, nears Dalgety Bay with a Montrose - Millerhill ballast on 15 November 2020.
Greenock Central: Standard 4MT 2-6-4T 80122 brings the 10.45 Glasgow to Gourock into Greenock Central on 25th March 1966. The smartly dressed passengers on the opposite platform have understandably chosen to avoid the broken station seat.
Greenock West: Looking across Inverkip Street in July 2007 towards Greenock West station, showing the street level building giving access to the lower level platforms. Opened by the Caledonian Railway in 1889 the new station featured '...a very neat and substantial stone building in Renaissance style at street level, with two large and handsome doorways from the booking hall onto Inverkip Street... a stationmasters room, a general waiting room and two first class waiting rooms; one for ladies and one for gentlemen.'
Blundellsands and Crosby: 507013 pulls away from Blundellsands and Crosby, heading for Liverpool, with the pick up shoes sparking during a sudden hailstorm on 3rd November 2020.
Dawlish: Network Rail has started work on the second section of the new, bigger sea wall at Dawlish, in Devon, which will provide greater protection to the railway and town from rising sea levels and extreme weather for generations to come. Construction of this next section of the £80 million upgrade, which starts today (Tuesday 10 November), will take around two years to complete and follows years of detailed studies, designs and joint working between world-leading marine, coastal and railway engineering experts. The section from Dawlish station to the Coastguard breakwater east of the station is expected to be completed in late 2021, whilst the section between the station and the Colonnade breakwater, which will link up the new wall at Marine Parade, will start to be built shortly after. A major aspect of this work involves the use of an innovative eight-legged, self-contained walking jack-up barge, known as a ‘Wavewalker’. The ‘Wavewalker’ is only one of its kind in Europe and it will be the first time this type of barge has been used to maintain the UK rail network.
Ribblehead Viaduct: CGI image of the Ribblehead Viaduct.
Ansdell and Fairhaven: A Colne to Blackpool South service approaches Ansdell and Fairhaven in the late afternoon of 3 May 2011. 142004 is seen from the footbridge linking Oxford and Cambridge, or at least the roads with those names, Oxford to the left and Cambridge to the right. This Pacer went into 'warm storage' at Blackburn after withdrawal and was one of those returned to service in 2020 for Covid services. It is reported to be destined for preservation eventually.
Tay Viaduct [Perth]: Caledonian 4-4-0 no 54494 crossing the Tay at Perth on 16 April 1955 with a local from Dundee.
Carron Water Bridge [East Carmont]: The 12:07 Aberdeen to Edinburgh Waverley service passes through the derailment site on the newly reopened railway at Carmont on 3rd November 2020.
Easter Road Junction: I am standing on the road bridge which replaced the rail bridge carrying the Leith Central branch over the Granton line. The view looks west along what was latterly the Powderhall branch, closed a few years ago, and Easter Road Junction was in the distance. There is evidently no hurry to turn this old line into a cycleway.
Shrewsbury: 158829, standing at Shrewsbury on 21st May 2016. Despite the destination blind showing Birmingham International, this train has just arrived from there and will reverse to continue to Aberystwyth and Pwllheli, dividing into respective portions at Machynlleth.