Rail Album for steam engines, diesel locos and railway wagons


Home   |   Contact Us

Rail Album Photographic Diary

Rail Album for railway and other photographs

 
This selection of photographs represent just a small fraction of the railway images taken by Greg Martin.  They were taken in all weathers and all lighting conditions.  Those images dating from March 2008 onwards were taken using Pentax K110D, Pentax K-x, Nikon Coolpix and Sony Cyber-shot cameras.
 
2017      2016      2015       2014      2013       2012       2011      2010      2009      2008
(some more recent photos are below)

  

29th August 2018. Diesel-electric locomotive 37612 looks smart in its blue livery as it brings up the rear of test train 1Q53 as it runs through Esher on the Up Slow line, working from Eastleigh to Wimbledon.
  

23rd August 2018. Former LNER class A4 Pacific 60009 "Union of South Africa" approaches the Addlestone Moor footbridge with train 1Y50 "Dorset Coast Express" from London Victoria to Weymouth on this damp day.
  

18th August 2018. Electro-diesel locomotive 73961 rests in Tonbridge West Yard. The hopper wagons behind are former Freightliner coal hoppers that were transferred to sand traffic.
  

14th August 2018. Ex-LNER class A4 steam locomotive 60009 "Union of South Africa" heads train 1Y50 "Dorset Coast Express" from London Victoria to Weymouth at Addlestone Moor. The diesel loco is 47750 in West Coast Railway Company maroon,
  

10th August 2018. Road / rail machine 99709 940710-5 was in the car park at Ewell West railway station.
  

9th August 2018. Ex-LNER class A4 steam locomotive 60009 "Union of South Africa" heads train 1Y50 "Dorset Coast Express" from London Victoria to Weymouth as it approaches the Addlestone Moor footbridge. The diesel loco is 47750 in West Coast Railway Company maroon,
  

8th August 2018. Former British Railways 0-6-0PT steam locomotive 1638 arrives at the Tenterden terminus of the Kent & East Sussex Railway.
  

7th August 2018. Colas diesel-electric locomotive 66848 heads train 6Y48 from Eastleigh to Hoo Junction at West Byfleet with a train of "Autoballaster" hopper wagons. The wagons operate in sets of five, and this train was composed of two sets of five wagons. One set was in the old blue and white Railtrack livery, while the other was in Network Rail yellow.
  

4th August 2018. GBRf diesel-electric locomotive 66742 runs "light engine" at West Byfleet. It was due to move a train of wagons from Southampton Docks, but apparently a track fault prevented the wagons from leaving the siding on that day and the loco departed without its train.
  

26th July 2018. Ex-LNER class A4 steam locomotive 60009 "Union of South Africa" heads train 1Y50 "Dorset Coast Express" from London Victoria to Weymouth as it leaves Chertsey and approaches Addlestone Moor.
  

23rd July 2018. Colas Rail 66850 heads engineering materials train 6Y48 from Eastleigh to Hoo Junction as it passes through West Byfleet in the morning aunshinw. All except the second wagon in the train were type MHA, consisting of a replacement open body on a former HAA "Merry-Go-Round" coal hopper wagon chassis. The second wagon, part of which is visible in the photograph, was type MFA.
  

15th July 2018. Diesel-electric locomotive 66155 heads an engineering work train 6N31from Nunhead to Eastleigh as it passes Addlestone Moor at Chertsey.
  

14th July 2018. Yellow 2-4-0T steam locomotive "Polar Bear" was built for the Groundle Glen Railway on the Isle of Man and was used to take visitors to the zoo. The loco was built by W. G Bagnall & Co of Stafford as their works number 1781 in 1906. It is seen operating at the Chalk Pits Museum in Amberley, Sussex.
  

7th July 2018. A piece of railway archaeology. Two preserved sections of "L" shape cross section cast iron rails standing on stone blocks are almost hidden by leaves and rubbish at Rotary Field, Purley. Back in the early 1800s this was the route of the horse-drawn Croydon, Merstham and Godstone Railway. At this location the plateway ran along a slight slope on a shelf made from compacted soil. The route of the former plateway through the park is easily visible because it is now a footpath. The two vertical posts that can be seen in the photograph support a sign describing the plateway.
  

6th July 2018. Colas diesel electric locomotive 37254 hauls test train 1Q54 from Eastleigh to Hither Green and is seen as it passes West Byfleet station..
  

4yh July 2018. Colas diesel electric locomotive 37254 hauls test train 1Q53 from Eastleigh to Wimbledon. It is seen on the Up Slow line as it passes Esher station. Another Colas locomotive, number 37175, is at the rear of the train.
  

1st July 2018. GBRf diesel electric locomotive 66786 appear to have a minor problem, as it throws out dirty exhaust emissions as it passes Addlestone Moor with with GBRf staff charter train 1Z76 from Tonbridge to Eastleigh. The carriages forming the train were all ex-BR Mark 1 type, one in carmine and cream livery and the remainder in chocolate and cream. At the rear, out of sight in this photo, was GBRf loco 66755.
  

29th June 2018. Colas Rail diesel-electric locomotive number 37521 shines in the sunshine following its recent overhaul and return to traffic as it passes Addlestone Moor with a test train. The train is 3Z80 from Hither Green to Eastleigh and the first vehicle in the train is a former car carrier.
  

17th June 2018. DB diesel-electric locomotive number 66025 hauls train 6M13 from Dollands Moor to Daventry, composed of a string of German vans and some containers on flat wagons. It is seen passing Tonbridge West Yard on the original South Eastern Railway route to Redhill. The load was aluminium from Germany, the containers are for distribution by road from Daventry, while the vans will continue by rail to their destination on Merseyside.
  

6th June 2018. Re-engined electro-diesel locomotive number 73965 at the rear of test train 1Q53 as it operates from Eastleigh to Wimbledon. The photograph was taken at the exact moment of a spark from the collector shoe on the locomotive's rear bogie.
  

5th June 2018. Ex-LNER A3 Pacific steam locomotive 60103 "Flying Scotsman" leaves the branch line from Virginia Water and joins the main line at Byfleet & New Haw at dusk with train 1Z75, a circular tour from London Victoria.
  

3rd June 2018. Colas class 66 diesel-electric locomotive 66847 approaches Addlestone Moor  with train 6C03 from an engineering possession at Dorking to Eastleigh via reversal at Stewarts Lane. All but two of the wagons forming the train are type JNA "Falcon", are painted yellow, are operated by Network Rail's NLU (National Logistics Unit). and were built in Romania,
  

2nd June 2018. Steam locomotive 45212 approaches Locke King Road overbridge west of Weybridge with train 1Z82 from London Victoria to Portsmouth Harbour.
  

31st May 2018. Ex-LNER A3 Pacific steam locomotive 60103 "Flying Scotsman" has passed through Chertsey station and is seen at  Addlestone Moor at dusk hauling train 1Z75, a circular tour from London Victoria.
  

13th May 2018. Class 20 diesel-electric locomotives 20007 and 20142 pass through Esher on the Up Fast in the evening with train 1Z50 from Swanage to Kensington Olympia.
  

7th May 2018. Colas class 66 diesel-electric locomotive 66847 approaches Addlestone Moor at Chertsey with train 6Y42 from Hoo Junction to Eastleigh. All wagons forming the train were constructed by mounting new bodies on underframes recovered from redundant wagons. Most of the underframes came from "Merry-Go-Round" coal hoppers.
  

3rd May 2018. Ex-LMS 4-6-0 steam locomotive number 45212 heads train 1Z82 as it passes between Chertsey station (in the distance) and Addlestone Moor with a train from London Victoria to Bath Spa.
  

27th April 2018. Ex-LMS Black 5 steam locomotive 45212 heads train 1X27 from Swanage to London Victoria as it passes Addlestone Moor at Chertsey. On the other track, train 4Y19 comprised of flat wagons carrying gypsum containers is on its way from Mountfield to Southampton Docks.
  

11th April 2018. Colas Rail's 37116 heads a test train through Esher station on the Up Slow line, forming train 1Q53 on its way from Eastleigh to Wimbledon.
  

21st March 2018. Class 50 diesel-electric locomotive 50008 "Thunderer" passes West Byfleet hauling newly refurbished wagons from Eastleigh to Willesden as train 6Z51.
  

14th March 2018. Steam locomotive 45231 "Sherwood Forester" moves from the Mid-Hants Railway at Alton to Southall locomotive depot with its support coach as train 5Z77. Photograph taken at West Byfleet.
  

4th February 2018. DB diesel-electric locomotive 66024 in EWS colours hauls engineering materials train 6N03 from Eastleigh to Wimbledon as it passes Esher in very weak light.
  

2nd February 2018. DB diesel-electric locomotive 66110 in EWS colours hauls empty wagon train 7V00 from Newhaven to Acton as it passes Holmethorpe at Redhill in poor light.
 
     
  All photographs on this site are subject to copyright, but can be used for non-commercial purposes  
     


- please report broken links to railalbum@parthenon.uk.com -

  Parthenon Consultancy Limited 2018