MKT Rail Photos & Videos 2020

MK Tom

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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, including the heritage Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway and the former LNWR line through Stanwick Lakes.

Friday 17 January - 230003 calls at Fenny Stratford on a Bedford service.

Tuesday 21 January - A visit to the London Transport Museum, plus photos at Euston including a new Class 710.

Saturday 25 January - A trip to Cambridge via London, including a couple of Class 755s. I also travelled to St. Ives on the guided busway, photos of which are in the UK Bus January 2020 gallery.

Wednesday 29 January - Two photos from Milton Keynes Central and one from London Victoria during an evening in London.

The Birmingham trip included a ride on the new Midland Metro Centenary Square extension, video of which is here:


I also visited the Netherlands on 18/19 January, taking the high speed line from Schiphol to Rotterdam, riding the newly converted metro line to Hoek Van Holland, then visiting Gouda, Utrecht and Almere. Photos from that trip are here:

https://mkttransportphoto.smugmug.com/2020/January-2020/Overseas-January-2020

Enjoy!
 
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MK Tom

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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 former Great Central station and line in Rugby.

Friday 7 February - A trip into Oxford, using the Chiltern Railways service from Bicester Village as a Park & Ride.

Saturday 8 February - Avanti branded Voyager no. 221101 at Milton Keynes and a few South Western Railway EMUs at Clapham Junction.

Thursday 20 to Saturday 22 February - A three-day trip to and around Bristol, travelling from Oxford to Worcester then down via stops in Ashchurch for Tewkesbury and Yate. Also visiting Bridgwater and Highbridge & Burnham before returning via Didcot.

Some video of the GWR 'short set' HSTs in service between Bristol and Bridgwater is here:


I also visited, Warsaw, Poland on 13-16 February, visiting the Railway Museum there and getting lots of train and tram photos. The gallery from that trip is here: https://mkttransportphoto.smugmug.com/2020/February-2020/Overseas-February-2020

Some video of Warsaw's trams and trains on that trip is here:

 

MK Tom

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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 video of Class 205 'Thumper' no. 1118 in action at the Lavender Line is here:


Monday 9 March - One photo from Gatwick Airport station on my return from Madrid.

Thursday 12 March - A private tour of the London Transport Museum's Acton depot, going down from Bletchley with Southern and returning via Ealing Broadway.

Friday 20 March - A few photos from Oakham station on the Leicester-Peterborough line.

Monday 23 March - Photos from Milton Keynes Central, Bletchley and Fenny Stratford, including a London Overground Class 315 on warm storage runs.

Thursday 26 March - A visit to Swanbourne station on the Bletchley-Bicester line, which is beginning to be rebuilt for its reopening as part of East West Rail in the next few years.

I also visited Madrid between 6-9 March, photographing the metro and suburban rail systems there and also visiting tram line ML1 and the Parla tram. Photos are here:

https://mkttransportphoto.smugmug.com/2020/March-2020/Overseas-March-2020
 

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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 photos of the Oxford-Bletchley line in the Swanbourne and Winslow areas.

Friday 24 April - Woburn Sands and Aspley Guise stations on the Marston Vale line, including a passing tamper.

 

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My May 2020 rail photos are here: https://mkttransportphoto.smugmug.com/2020/May-2020/UK-Rail-May-2020/

This includes:

Saturday 2 May - A walk to Leighton Buzzard, passing the narrow gauge railway's Stonehenge Works station and new northern extension, followed by a walk along the disused Dunstable line in Leighton Buzzard and a few photos of main line trains at Leighton Buzzard and Stoke Hammond on the way home.

Thursday 7 May - Former Greater Anglia Class 90 locos nos. 90010, 90003 & 90011 passing Bradwell en route from Norwich to Crewe for new lives with Freightliner.

Friday 15 May - Photos from the East Coast Main Line at St. Neots, followed by disused railways in Thrapston, Northamptonshire, and lastly a visit to the Rushden Transport Museum where two Class 142 Pacers have recently arrived.

Wednesday 20 May - Trains passing Ampthill on the Midland Main Line.

Saturday 23 May - Works underway to refurbish the Bletchley flyover for East West Rail.

Monday 25 May - A few passing trains at Milton Keynes Central.

Friday 29 May - Photos on the East Coast Main Line at Arlesey and the Midland Main Line at Ampthill, plus a visit to a section of the disused former Bedford-Hitchin line in Shefford.

 

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My June 2020 rail photos are here: https://mkttransportphoto.smugmug.com/2020/June-2020/UK-Rail-June-2020

This includes:

Tuesday 2 June - Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 no. 92010 passing Bradwell on a Crewe-Wembley move.

Saturday 6 June - Trains at Bicester Gavray Junction, along with a few photos of disused railways around the Bristol area.

Thursday 11 June - Locomotive Services Limited's two new Intercity liveried Class 90s being hauled through Milton Keynes by ScotRail liveried no. 47712.

Monday 15 June - Two London Overground Class 315s passing Milton Keynes on a warm storage run.

Wednesday 17 June - The Network Rail track inspection train passing through Fenny Stratford propelled by Colas Class 37 no. 37421.

Saturday 20 June - Photos from stops at Amersham, Slough and Newhaven during a drive to and walk around the Brighton area.

Monday 22 June - A few photos of the former Brackmills branch in Northampton.

Wednesday 24 June - The Network Rail New Measurement Train and other trains passing Milton Keynes.

Thursday 25 June - Two ROG Class 57s passing Fenny Stratford on a Derby-Old Oak barrier vehicle move.

Friday 26 June - A brief visit to the Northampton & Lamport Railway, followed by a walk along the disused line from Kelmarsh into Market Harborough, including some passing trains there.

Tuesday 30 June - Two disused railways: The former LNWR line in Buckingham and the former S&MJR line in Towcester.

 

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