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Virgin Pendalino at Atherstone

After six weeks of presenting various series I am dipping in to the "Miscellaneous Folder" for a while to present some images, both old and new, on a variety of subjects unless anything alse comes along in the meanwhile.

I went out with a friend a few weeks ago and among other places we called in at was Atherstone Station on the main line out of Euston to the Midlands and North.  I took several shots and particularly liked this one of a Virgin Trains Pendalino at speed through the station.

Lots more details about these trains can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_390

Enjoy the weekend, especially we Brits, for whom it is a Bank Holiday once again.

 

Virgin Pendalino at Atherstone

After six weeks of presenting various series I am dipping in to the "Miscellaneous Folder" for a while to present some images, both old and new, on a variety of subjects unless anything alse comes along in the meanwhile.

I went out with a friend a few weeks ago and among other places we called in at was Atherstone Station on the main line out of Euston to the Midlands and North.  I took several shots and particularly liked this one of a Virgin Trains Pendalino at speed through the station.

Lots more details about these trains can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_390

Enjoy the weekend, especially we Brits, for whom it is a Bank Holiday once again.

 

comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 22 May 2009, 00:33
Not much motion there, Brian..an occasion where a slower shutter might have made an excellent image even...eerrr..excellent-er?
Brian Walbey: Never thought about the slow shutter speed, having not seen one of these before I just wanted a picture. Thanks for your comment Ray.
cool train
My first real job as a 16 year old was a Cadet in the NZ Railways.... Had a soft spot for trains ever since...
Love the colours... not many painted trains around here....
Cheers
Rob
Brian Walbey: Thanks Rob. All our trains are garish colours because the whole network is privatised and each company has its own livery just like airlaines do.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 May 2009, 01:24
Nice shot Brian: I shall be whizzing through here in a week or two on a day out on the WCML. I haven't been near it since it was modernised
Brian Walbey: I haven't been on the southern part of the WCML for years but did do the bit around Carlisle to lancaster on an excursion a few years ago. Enjoy your trip out.
  • kay
  • Portland OR
  • 22 May 2009, 03:07
Well captured, Brian. It's a beauty.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Kay.
You are bringing us up to date Brian.
Brian Walbey: Well we don't often see modern trains on SC Chad so I thought it would make a change.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 22 May 2009, 08:40
No graffiti you van tell your not in Australia
Brian Walbey: We do get graffiti sometimes Tony, the Europeam mainland is covered in it everywhere.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 22 May 2009, 09:45
The way it is painted it looks like a giant bug
Brian Walbey: I think you mean slug don't you vintage smile
I have to confess to rather liking Virgin's colour scheme although I have never travelled on one of old Branson's trains.
Brian Walbey: I've not travelled by Virgin trains either Bill but I agree, it is a catchy colour scheme.
This is quite important to me Brian..'cause I never see them as modern as this. So..thank you.
Brian Walbey: I must admit to not seeing much in the way of modern trains myself these days Ron. Thanks for your comment.
Nice pic and nice colours.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Anthony.
Very nicely captured Brian. I like the colours!
Brian Walbey: Quite a catchy sort of colour scheme isn't it Richard, thanks for your comment.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 22 May 2009, 17:52
As I said previously, Brian, "That's one sleek-looking train." (I know you accidentally deleted this comment, Brian, so here it is again!)

And your response back to me was: "Thanks Ginnie, some of the European ones are even more sleek as you can see here. We went on one of these in 2003 and it was cruising at 175 MPH without barely a tremor."

How's that for recreating the wheel. smile
Brian Walbey: My word your one very efficient lady Ginnie, and before I deleted your comment I was putting in this link of the type of train I was talking about. here it is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/InterCityExpress
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 May 2009, 22:03
Good composition. If you want to see some trains on SC go have a look in the archive of http://les.shutterchance.com/
Brian Walbey: Thanks Louis, I follow all Les's postings and I agree, he has some superb train shots on there.
  • graham pickett
  • SOUTHSEA HAMPSHIRE ENGLAND
  • 24 May 2009, 07:29
Classic shot Brian, your postings seem to be reaching very high standards of late.Thank you also for your delightful capture and info on G.W.R 4566,very enjoyable.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Graham, I'm glad you enjoyed both shots, a few more will appear from time to time over the next few weeks.
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 May 2009, 09:16
Odd; I thought I had commenting on this yesterday but obviously not. No fault of your image but what a mess all that overhead stuff is! Necessary, though, I guess (obviously for an electric train!) although down here we manage with an outside 3rd rail (but speeds are lower). Give me a steam train any day!
Brian Walbey: I prefer steam Alan, all this clutter with the overhead equipment is untidy but the trains, supposedly, are much faster than steam, but I prefer the latter also.

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