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Peak Rail 1/3

We called in at Peak Rail on the way to Bakewell last year for our holiday after our visit to the Ecclesbourne Railway earlier on and on that day only ‘topped and tailed’ diesel hauled trains were running, this was taken at the railways headquarters at Rowsley as the ex BR. Class 44 diesel loco no.D8 Penyghent arrives with a train during the mid afternoon.

Peak Rail 1/3

We called in at Peak Rail on the way to Bakewell last year for our holiday after our visit to the Ecclesbourne Railway earlier on and on that day only ‘topped and tailed’ diesel hauled trains were running, this was taken at the railways headquarters at Rowsley as the ex BR. Class 44 diesel loco no.D8 Penyghent arrives with a train during the mid afternoon.

comments (13)

  • Ray
  • United States
  • 21 Apr 2017, 01:57
This is a fabulous shot, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray, taken leaning over the top of the low fence by the side of the track.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Apr 2017, 04:50
This almost looks like a 'smiling face' What a great picture. Were you waiting for him to pass??
Brian Walbey: The paint scheme does look a bit like a face. He was running the train into the platform out of picture to the right, the end of the line.
I do like that they look like they have faces! Why do we always humanize things and animals?!
Brian Walbey: I guess it's more by accident than design but it does make it look a bit more interesting.
It must be a HUMAN THING to humanize things, right?! I love it. smile
Brian Walbey: I guess it's more by accident than design that it looks like a face but it does make it look a bit more interesting.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Apr 2017, 06:32
One of the pioneer Peak class diesels, locomotives that helped speed up services and oust steam in the early 1960s
Brian Walbey: Nice looking machines, they have one at the GCR, D8 Penyghent.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Apr 2017, 07:05
It looks to be in good condition but it winds niobium's prizes for beauty. I can just imagine that thus of the diesel, though.
Brian Walbey: I'm not a great diesel fan but I always thought the Peaks looked quite good. They have one at the GCR, D8 Penyghent.
I do like the look of these engines Brian.
Brian Walbey: I'm not a great diesel fan but I always thought the Peaks looked quite good. They have one at the GCR, D8 Penyghent.
Not long ago these were state of the art
Brian Walbey: Not bad looking machines are they. They have one at the GCR, D8 Penyghent.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Apr 2017, 15:36
It looks as if you were able to get very close to the action Brian.
Brian Walbey: I was leaning over the fence holding my camera out and using the rear screen for composing the shot.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Apr 2017, 15:54
I like the funny colour combination.
Brian Walbey: Many years ago when it was new the yellow area wouldn't have been there but it is now cumpulsury of course for safety purposes.
it must have been a powerful diesel at the time Brian... good composition catching the engineer through the windshield....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Very good machines and popular with enthusiasts as well.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 21 Apr 2017, 17:18
The yellow painted front resembles an old Willy's Jeep smile Great shot.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Louis, the yellow area is for safety reasons of course.
The front end looks like a rather comical face!
Brian Walbey: It does rather, safety comes first of course.

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