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Turkey - April 2010
Turkey - April 2010
Trip to Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia and Croatia - see trip report.
Bulgaria - April/May 2010
Bulgaria - April/May 2010
Trip to Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia and Croatia - see trip report.
May 1-3 was PTG's "Magnificent Seven to the Black Sea" railtour, featuring five different Class 87 locomotives that have been exported from the UK to Bulgaria for freight work.
Macedonia - May 2010
Macedonia - May 2010
Trip to Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia and Croatia - see trip report.
Kosovo - May 2010
Kosovo - May 2010
Trip to Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia and Croatia - see trip report.
On this my second visit to Kosovo, trains were being operated by HK - Hekurudhat e Kosov√ęs (Kosovo Railways).
Croatia - May 2010
Croatia - May 2010
Trip to Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia and Croatia - see trip report.
Three Peaks Challenge by Rail - June 2010
Three Peaks Challenge by Rail - June 2010
87002 hauled this year's "Three Peaks Challenge by Rail" from Euston to Crewe on Thursday evening 24/06/2010, and from Mossend to Euston on Saturday evening 26/06/2010.
Falkirk Wheel and Antonine Wall - June 2010
Falkirk Wheel and Antonine Wall - June 2010
I walked along the Union Canal from Falkirk High station the 2 miles or so to the wheel, then on to one of the surviving sections of the Antonine Wall and Roughcastle Fort. Very pleasant.
Summerlee Heritage Park - June 2010
Summerlee Heritage Park - June 2010
An interesting place to spend a few hours. Shame about the Garratt and the EMU cars! 26/06/2010.
Metrolink South Manchester Line - July 2010 - Construction Works
Metrolink South Manchester Line - July 2010 - Construction Works
Some pictures of our local tram system extensions under construction.
"West Coast Premier" charter - September 2010
Photos taken during the Rail Blue Charters "West Coast Premier" special train from Watford Junction to Edinburgh on 10th September 2010. I was performing a technical support role for locomotive 87002; all photos were taken from a position of safety.
GSM-R Test Trains - November 2010
GSM-R Test Trains - November 2010
86101 and 87002 were hired during the first week in November by DB Schenker for use on 1Q13, the GSM-R test train. This was touring the West Anglia area doing signal strength tests prior to the introduction of the Class 379 EMUs.
The train was electrically-hauled because it needed to visit Stansted Airport, and diesel trains are barred from there because they set off the fire/smoke alarms in the airport terminal building.
Icebreaking - December 2010
Icebreaking - December 2010
During the winter of 2010/2011, Electric Traction Ltd. hired locomotives to Network Rail for Overhead Line Equipment ice clearance, based at Carlisle, operating as required in icy weather.