Considering this is 2018 its amazing to have loco hauled services like this working on our network. But then the comfort is far superior to a Class 153. 37419 waits to leave at atmospheric Lowestoft with the 2J91 19.55 Lowestoft-Norwich. 37425 waits on the rear of this working. Hand held camera technique, 1/2 sec @ F3.2 ISO 400
With its unique blue starting to fade and look more like faded BR blue, D182 (46045) waits at East Grinstead to run around the 10.30 service from Sheffield Park during the Bluebell Railway 2018 Diesel Gala.
Photographed with an extreme wide angle lens to accentuate the stunning roof at London Paddington and the futurist design of the class 800 Bi-mode EMU. 800028 waits to leave London Paddington with a late night ECS for North Pole Depot.
Its always good to try to push the boundaries of railway photography. This improvised photograph looking through the window of a passing bus gives an unusual and visually interesting view of London Paddington at Night.
Network Rail is in the process of undertaking ground works close to the famous Engine house at Scorrier and this has fortunately opened a new shot/old shot. In stunning spring sunshine 43005 heads west with a Par-Penzance shuttle on 21.4.18
Tunnels and tunnel mouths make interesting subjects for railway photography and long telephoto lens often enhance the composition when recording these fascinating structures. 313059 disappears into Hadley Wood North tunnel with the 12.58 Moorgate-welwyn Garden City.
Railway photography is often enhanced by looking through a structure, not only does it create an interesting narrative, it also improves the composition. 180112 is about to enter Hadley Wood South tunnel with the 1H04 13.48 London Kings Cross-Hull
90036 races through Hadley Wood with the 1B86 14.08 London Kings Cross-Newark Virgin Trains service. The challenge on this warm afternoon at Hadley Wood was to only shoot with one Camera and a 300 F4 Canon Lens.
A fascinating Greater Anglia ECS move is currently the 5L54 16.59 Bounds Green T&R.S.M.D-London Liverpool Street. Here 90014 heads past Hornsey depot, in the background is one of the endless construction sites that can now be seen around the London Railway network.
Finding new and interesting ways of documenting the changing shape of the railways in London is always challenging, but never dull and if you are prepared to go that extra mile the results can be breathtaking. The 14.00 Norwich-London Liverpool Street accelerates away from Stratford and passes the impressive London Aquatics centre in London Olympic Park on 17.5.18
The cityscape that surrounds the railways in London is changing at a phenomenal rate and now is the time to document this change with older council blocks fighting for space next to newer luxury apartments. Photographed from the Arcelor Orbit Tower this view of Pudding Mill Lane shows a DLR service heading towards Canary Wharf on 17.5.18
The 17th May was one of those rare days in London when the horizontal visibility was exceptional. With the Greenwich peninsula and Canary Wharf in the background, 90014 leads the 1P47 15.00 Norwich-Liverpool Street past the rebuilt Pudding Mill lane station.