Braeside Junction: Track and sleepers remain visible on the section from Braeside Junction to RNAD Crombie. In the late 1980s the track on the MOD section from around here down into RNAD Crombie was replaced with concrete sleepers and flat bottomed rail which suggested a longer life for the branch was in prospect. Given the last train ran in 1993, in retrospect the investment seems an unwarranted waste of taxpayers' money!
Manchester Liverpool Road: Having arrived at Manchester Liverpool Road with the Royal train carrying Prince Charles, A1 pacific 60163 'Tornado' is seen on the rear of the ecs move as it leaves the Liverpool Road site. Since the construction of the Ordsall Curve the connection to the site has been severed and the new viaduct crosses from right to left a short distance behind the locomotive.
Leyland: Network Rail were busy in Leyland in February 2021, with weekend rail replacement and some resleepering taking place on the Down Fast. All traffic was on the Slow lines. In this view, from the road bridge at the north end of the station, an RRV moves south on the Up Fast line with some new sleepers.
Fushiebridge [1st]: A down Sunday morning service on the Borders Railway approaching Fushiebridge in December 2018. By this time no trace remained of the former station or the goods yard through which the train is about to pass.
Halton [NWR]: The old station building at Halton has always been maintained in good condition, as a rowing club house, and appears to have received a lockdown lick of paint. The sculpture by the cycle path is a nice touch and a pretty fair representation of a Midland 3F 0-6-0 too. This view towards Lancaster on 19th February 2021.
Invertiel Junction: Ah, the homely discomforts of a first-generation DMU, in this case a Class 117 with its doors between facing seats for maximum toe-treading risk. With Stark's Park on the left, sun coming from the west and no passengers, the evidence points to this being a returning evening peak Fife Outer Circle service passing through south Kirkcaldy.
Dalguise Viaduct: Flooding of the River Tay at the Dalguise Viaduct, north of Dunkeld, on the Highland Main Line.
Gospel Oak: Gospel Oak, looking west, in heavy snow on 20th January 2013. This station was opened as Kentish Town by the Hampstead Junction Railway in 1860 and renamed Gospel Oak in 1867. It was rebuilt in this sturdy style by the London Midland Region of BR in 1955. The bay platform for trains to Barking is down the far end on the right and opened in 1981 on the site of one closed in 1925 (when trains to Chingford were withdrawn) when trains from Barking were diverted here from Kentish Town.
Ayr: The completed staff accommodation, at the east side of Ayr station, on 12th February 2021.