Well almost. A lot of our number, have a healthy interest in other subjects including railways (and thus able to tell a Class 40 from a DMU), cars, etc; in a previous life
your site editor was actually a semi-professional railway photographer and magazine contributor. And so, as long as the page budget permits, there will be a selection of different photographs presented here occasionally over time.
Geoff Cooper-Smith, Site Editor
Over the Easter weekend the West Coast Main Line was closed for engineering work, necessitating diversions between Preston and Crewe. 'Pendolino' 390122 is seen here on the 0940 Glasgow Central to London Euston on one such diversion, approaching Astley signal box on the London & North Western 'Chat Moss' route between Manchester & Liverpool, on Monday 05th April 2021. Copyright Geoff Cooper-Smith
Last summer there was a programme of special trains shuttling several times a day between Skipton and Appleby under the name of The Staycation Express. A variety of heritage diesels were utilised, including the Class 40 Preservation Society 40 145, seen here coming off Ribblehead Viaduct with the 1039 Appleby to Skipton service on the 12th September 2020. Copyright Geoff Cooper-Smith