Life on the Airedale Line

Tim R-T-C

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JamesHorrell

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Nice and Love The Picture of 009 at Keighley at Night only if my Camera would take picture like that instead of just massive balls of light :lol:
 

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Nice and Love The Picture of 009 at Keighley at Night only if my Camera would take picture like that instead of just massive balls of light :lol:
What camera are you using and what settings? There may be a way to get a more pleasing result :)

Some nice shots in there...it's really time I headed back down that way as there are some nice photo opps and a bit of variation as well!
 

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What camera are you using and what settings? There may be a way to get a more pleasing result :)

Some nice shots in there...it's really time I headed back down that way as there are some nice photo opps and a bit of variation as well!
Down my way???

Admittedly, now with the introduction of the 322's and the occasional 321 knocking about, 333's on the norm, 142/144/150/153 and 158 all working Carlisle/Morecambe AND freight, it's not a bad little line...
 

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Down my way???

Admittedly, now with the introduction of the 322's and the occasional 321 knocking about, 333's on the norm, 142/144/150/153 and 158 all working Carlisle/Morecambe AND freight, it's not a bad little line...
Makes a bit of a change from 'big' trains up my way :p
Some different photo opportunities...shame about the OLE though
 

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I personally like OLE in the shots to be honest. And ive ridden the 333s any disadvantages of OLE are thrown out of window cos those units are fantastic.
 

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I personally like OLE in the shots to be honest. And ive ridden the 333s any disadvantages of OLE are thrown out of window cos those units are fantastic.
The units are good, they are reliable, modern, good capacity, comfortable, i'm just bored of them having travelled on them so many times... If I can get a Morecambe/Carlisle into Leeds, I will, just because it's a bit different and (puts enthusiast hat on) they have character, whereas the 333's are a bit dull...
 

Tim R-T-C

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A couple more pics from the last couple of days:


66140 running light as 0D73 by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


333001 arrives into Steeton station by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


322482 operates 2S31 from Skipton by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


333008 in a powdering of snow at Keighley by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr
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And a couple more - been travelling by train a lot this week as the company seem to like hauling me across Yorkshire to work in Huddersfield:


321902 at Leeds by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


333016 on 2H55 Skipton to Leeds by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


322484 at Leeds by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr

Some from the Huddersfield run:


Trans Pennine Express at Huddersfield by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


170305 awaits departure for Hull by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


1K04 Manchester to Hull by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr
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A few pics from Leeds today:


158784 and 158791 depart for Carlisle by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


91101 pulls into Leeds station by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


Northern Rail DMUs at Leeds by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


333010 on a Skipton train by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


66529 races north with a coal train by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr
 

Tim R-T-C

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Some more from the last month in the rather varied weather:


153324 on 2H81 Ribblehead to Leeds by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


153363 running solo on a Morecambe to Leeds service by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


333003 on a morning Bradford train by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


322484 leaving Keighley station by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr

Most exciting though was this catch at Bradford which completes my Class 333 collection:


333005 sits in Bradford by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr

Why not check out shots of all 16 of the class in my Complete Class 333 set.
 

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180102 it seems..
This unit is being used to cover units heading to the overhaul programme at Loughborough, covering both HT and GC units. Its a GC unit in the works at the moment, hence '102 is covering its diagram. The unit has seen use at both Hull, Sunderland and Bradford in recent months.
 

Tim R-T-C

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Not updated here in a while:

Had some fun in early July when a 321 failed at Keighley and threw the unit allocation around for a couple of days, leading to the unusual sight of a 150 at Forster Square on an Ilkley service (the first visit of a 150 to Ilkley?) and a 144 in a 1990s throwback running a Leeds to Skipton train:


150141 sits in Bradford on an Ilkley departure by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


144021 substituting for a 333 on the Airedale Line by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


Some wonderfully varied British weather:


322481 sits in a sunny Forster Square by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


155344 arrives into Halifax with a Manchester service by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


150225 at Bradford Interchange with a Manchester service by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr

A chance encounter with the Northern Belle:


47790 on the Northern Belle at Leeds by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr

And nowhere near the Airedale Line, an even better chance encounter:


Adelante driving coach 59904 on a truck trailer on the M40 by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr
 

Tim R-T-C

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It is a Vauxhall Victor F series, from the late 1950s. Rather added to the surreality of the moment.
 
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Not updated here in a while:

Had some fun in early July when a 321 failed at Keighley and threw the unit allocation around for a couple of days, leading to the unusual sight of a 150 at Forster Square on an Ilkley service (the first visit of a 150 to Ilkley?) and a 144 in a 1990s throwback running a Leeds to Skipton train:


150141 sits in Bradford on an Ilkley departure by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


144021 substituting for a 333 on the Airedale Line by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


Some wonderfully varied British weather:


322481 sits in a sunny Forster Square by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


155344 arrives into Halifax with a Manchester service by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


150225 at Bradford Interchange with a Manchester service by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr

A chance encounter with the Northern Belle:


47790 on the Northern Belle at Leeds by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr

And nowhere near the Airedale Line, an even better chance encounter:


Adelante driving coach 59904 on a truck trailer on the M40 by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr
In the last photograph, I like the juxtaposition, between the old and the new (Class 180 and old car).
 

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Not updated here in a while:

Had some fun in early July when a 321 failed at Keighley and threw the unit allocation around for a couple of days, leading to the unusual sight of a 150 at Forster Square on an Ilkley service (the first visit of a 150 to Ilkley?) and a 144 in a 1990s throwback running a Leeds to Skipton train:
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Though by no means a common sight, we have had the occasional 150/1 and 150/2 at Ilkley over the years.
 

Tim R-T-C

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Some more local railway pictures:


EMT HST leaving Leeds for St. Pancras by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


158790 on 2K94 for Selby by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


144012 arrives into Leeds from Goole by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


91102 forming 1A18 for King's Cross by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


221119 arrives into Leeds by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


150150 on a Leeds to Knottingley service by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


47854 'Diamond Jubilee' at Steeton by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


47760 on the tail of an excursion at Steeton by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr
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Flicking through my old digital photos and found a shot of the prototype Northern Rail Sprinter at Leeds, just over a week after the NR franchise launch:


Prototype Northern Rail liveried Sprinter 156451 by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr
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Also, not quite on the Airedale Line, but from there - one of the summer 37 top and tail runs from Leeds to Carlisle (wish I had photographed them more...)


37408 'Loch Rannoch' at Carlisle on a Leeds train by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr

Part of my new misc North West rail photography gallery on Flickr.
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Some photos from today, took my good lady on a day trip to Sheffield Christmas Market and just happened to schedule on to 1V50, one of the XC HST sets, seen here at Leeds along with a few other shots from there today:


Cross Country HST set arrives at Leeds by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


43378 on the tail of XC 1V50 for Plymouth by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr

Is this the only scheduled 1xxx service for a pacer unit?


142084 waiting in Leeds by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr

Rare to see a single car 153 on its own at Leeds:


153378 sitting in Leeds station by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr



221140 on a Plymouth service by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


43308 on the tail of an EC London service by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


43110 at Leeds station by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


1D15 arrives into Leeds by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr
 

Tim R-T-C

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Popped across to Shipley to see 1M99 - the Carlisle to Nottingham service passing through, as far as I recall, the first local operator service to pass directly through Leeds since a few Saturday morning shopper trains to Sheffield in the early 2000s. They didn't last too long although this service seems to be more due to timetabling convenience - if the Carlisle to Leeds leg is delayed in winter weather, the Leeds to Nottingham leg does not count as an extra delayed train, just the same one.


158904 on 1M99 Carlisle to Nottingham by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr

Also got a Morecambe bound Pacer:


144012 on an evening Morecambe train by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr
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Another XC HST set at Leeds, oddly coming into P16:


43207 arrives into Leeds on a Plymouth train by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


43285 sits on the tail of 1V50 heading for Plymouth by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr

A DMU goes tech at Leeds:


2O65 goes tech and gets cancelled by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr



158905 at Leeds by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


91103 arrives in from King's Cross by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr
 

Tim R-T-C

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Not worth a thread on its own, so I will put it here - I have been digging through my digital photo archives to wring out the last few hidden railway photos and found a few images from various locations, from 2004-2011 that for whatever reason I have not previously uploaded, mostly because at the time they were rather routine, although now rather more interesting with a number of disappeared liveries - a few highlights:


92026 rolls south through Lanarkshire by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


455837 sitting at Beckenham Junction by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


Arriva Trains Wales 175006 by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


47848 in the Crewe Depot by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


WCRC 47245 at Crewe by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


Central Trains 158788 entering Crewe by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


317345 on a WAGN service for Kings Cross by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


465931 arriving into Beckenham Jct. by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


321310 heading for Liverpool Street by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


350127 on a Central Trains service by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


SWT Wessex Electric pair heading for London by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


Gatwick Express 460008 by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


Gatwick Express 460008 by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


31285 sits outside Stratford station by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr

So with all my publishable digital train photos now online (with the exception of a couple of foreign sets I need to sort), time to start raiding my old film archives.
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So back to the Airedale line and the first short trip of the year - always worth photographing trains in the snow, so the freight and a completely unexpected WCRC working was a real bonus:


66160 passes Steeton with a coal train by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


WCRC 37s running in the snow at Keighley by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


37676 and 37516 passing Keighley by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


333001 on a Leeds to Skipton service by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


2H35 operated by 333002 by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


333 in the snow at Keighley by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr
 

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Not worth a thread on its own, so I will put it here - I have been digging through my digital photo archives to wring out the last few hidden railway photos and found a few images from various locations, from 2004-2011 that for whatever reason I have not previously uploaded, mostly because at the time they were rather routine, although now rather more interesting with a number of disappeared liveries - a few highlights:


92026 rolls south through Lanarkshire by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


455837 sitting at Beckenham Junction by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


Arriva Trains Wales 175006 by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


47848 in the Crewe Depot by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


WCRC 47245 at Crewe by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


Central Trains 158788 entering Crewe by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


317345 on a WAGN service for Kings Cross by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


465931 arriving into Beckenham Jct. by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


321310 heading for Liverpool Street by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


350127 on a Central Trains service by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


SWT Wessex Electric pair heading for London by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


Gatwick Express 460008 by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


Gatwick Express 460008 by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


31285 sits outside Stratford station by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr

So with all my publishable digital train photos now online (with the exception of a couple of foreign sets I need to sort), time to start raiding my old film archives.
--- old post above --- --- new post below ---
So back to the Airedale line and the first short trip of the year - always worth photographing trains in the snow, so the freight and a completely unexpected WCRC working was a real bonus:


66160 passes Steeton with a coal train by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


WCRC 37s running in the snow at Keighley by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


37676 and 37516 passing Keighley by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


333001 on a Leeds to Skipton service by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


2H35 operated by 333002 by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr


333 in the snow at Keighley by Tim R-T-C, on Flickr
Your 37s are 0Z37 Carnforth to Newcastle with snowplough standby locos, one for York and one for Geordieland!
 

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