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  1. MK Tom

    MKT Rail Photos & Videos 2020

    Obviously not a lot in my April 2020 gallery, but what there is is here: https://mkttransportphoto.smugmug.com/2020/April-2020/UK-Rail-April-2020/ This includes: Monday 6 April - A few photos from Bradwell footbridge, between Milton Keynes Central and Wolverton. Tuesday 21 April - A few...
  2. MK Tom

    People Mis-Naming Railway Station/Companies - Habit?

    It's just an impractically long name to expect folk to say/write/remember. The confusion with West Midlands Trains and West Midlands Railway doesn't help either.
  3. MK Tom

    People Mis-Naming Railway Station/Companies - Habit?

    I always refer to Bedford as Bedford Midland, to avoid confusion with St. Johns. Everyone still calls LNWR London Midland and most people still call Avanti Virgin. Arriva buses in MK are called Aviva all the time. You still hear MK Metro occasionally. A lot of older folk in Northampton still...
  4. MK Tom

    MKT Rail Photos & Videos 2020

    My March 2020 rail photos are here: https://mkttransportphoto.smugmug.com/2020/March-2020/UK-Rail-March-2020 This includes: Sunday 1 March 2020 - A journey home from Brighton via the Lavender Line and the Spa Valley Railway, then taking SouthEastern from Tunbridge Wells to Charing Cross. Some...
  5. MK Tom

    What's Happened to the S. K. Baker Atlas?

    I ordered a copy of the new edition of S. K. Baker's marvellous UK Rail Atlas back in September 2018, when it was due to come out in a matter of weeks. To date it still hasn't been released. Amazon periodically sends me an email saying the publication date has been moved, but it never comes...
  6. MK Tom

    European Rail Maps Website Showing Gauges and Voltages

    I've been a long time user of this website, which is sadly no longer updated: http://www.bueker.net/trainspotting/maps.php Is anyone aware of a site offering maps comparable to the ones on this site? By which I mean up to date maps showing gauges and electrification voltages together like...
  7. MK Tom

    Youtube links and Video sites

    Two recents from me: 86259 departing Milton Keynes on the Cumbrian Mountain Express: Class 205 'Thumper' no. 1118 in action at the Lavender Line:
  8. MK Tom

    Youtube links and Video sites

    Two recents from me. Warsaw trams and trains, 13-16 February: GWR HST short sets, 21 February:
  9. MK Tom

    MKT Rail Photos & Videos 2020

    My February 2020 Rail photos are here: https://mkttransportphoto.smugmug.com/2020/February-2020/ This includes: Saturday 1 February - A trip to Leamington Spa via Coventry, with a stop at Rugby on the way back. Includes the former London Overground Class 172s with West Midlands Railway and the...
  10. MK Tom

    LNER to retain some Class 91s & Mk4 sets for a bit longer

    The Grand Union Stirling proposal not the Grand Central Blackpool one.
  11. MK Tom

    LNER to retain some Class 91s & Mk4 sets for a bit longer

    Do we have a thread dedicated to this proposal? I can't find one.
  12. MK Tom

    MKT Rail Photos & Videos 2020

    My January 2020 Rail photos are here: https://mkttransportphoto.smugmug.com/2020/January-2020/UK-Rail-January-2020/ This includes: Friday 3 January - A day out on a West Midlands Daytripper, visiting Coventry, Birmingham and Stourbridge. Sunday 5 January - Photos from the Rushden area...
  13. MK Tom

    Hull Trains Class 802.

    Do we have a more up to date idea of which diagrams are 802 worked now?
  14. MK Tom

    'Trespass and Welfare Officers'

    The WCML ones have been here for a while now. I can see the benefit at big busy stations like MK and Watford, but having them all the time at Wolverton and Cheddington seems a complete waste of resources to me. If their purpose really is to discourage suicides, they probably aught to wear...
  15. MK Tom

    Alliance Blackpool service to be run by Grand Central and start in 2021

    Typically it's three months ahead isn't it? Open access operators may have their own policies though.
  16. MK Tom

    Alliance Blackpool service to be run by Grand Central and start in 2021

    Blackpool local gazette is reporting that services will start with the May timetable change.
  17. MK Tom

    MKT Rail Photos & Videos

    My December 2019 rail photos are here: https://mkttransportphoto.smugmug.com/2019/December-2019/UK-Rail-December-2019 This includes: Friday 6 & Saturday 7 December - A trip to Newport, South Wales, including visits to Cheltenham, Chepstow, Bristol, Didcot and Oxford. Monday 9 December -...
  18. MK Tom

    Virgin West Coast Open Access Application

    I assumed this was dead when the successful Avanti bid included a second hourly Liverpool service. Is that still dependent on them getting the paths?
  19. MK Tom

    Avanti West Coast rebrand

    Got a few photos of 390055 passing Bradwell yesterday: https://mkttransportphoto.smugmug.com/2019/December-2019/UK-Rail-December-2019/i-QSbQzVv I like the fact there's some colour on the intermediate carriages as well as the driving cars.
  20. MK Tom

    MKT Rail Photos & Videos

    My November 2019 rail photos are here: https://mkttransportphoto.smugmug.com/2019/November-2019/UK-Rail-November-2019 This includes: Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 November - Two photos from a weekend in London at the Barbican. Tuesday 5 November - Debranded Pendolino on my train to Euston and a photo...

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