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Atherstone Station 1/3

2009 Retrospective - I had a number of images I took last year that I would have liked to have posted on SC but time didn't allow.  For the time being I am posting a number of these, in no particular order, which I hope you will enjoy.

I spent a few hours on the railway station at Atherstone, Warwickshire with a friend back last spring and took several pictures of passing trains.  This is a British Rail Class 350 "Desiro" electric unit which is run by London Midland Rail on local services out of London Euston station.  More about these trains can be found here


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Atherstone Station 1/3

2009 Retrospective - I had a number of images I took last year that I would have liked to have posted on SC but time didn't allow.  For the time being I am posting a number of these, in no particular order, which I hope you will enjoy.

I spent a few hours on the railway station at Atherstone, Warwickshire with a friend back last spring and took several pictures of passing trains.  This is a British Rail Class 350 "Desiro" electric unit which is run by London Midland Rail on local services out of London Euston station.  More about these trains can be found here


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comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Jan 2010, 00:27
Like all the lines running through this image, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks ray, I presume that is the compositional lines and the railway lines smile
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Jan 2010, 06:53
Besides being colorful, Brian, it looks so CLEAN!
Brian Walbey: Most of the trains we saw that day were nice and clean like this one Ginnie, Network Rail is looking up.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 6 Jan 2010, 07:11
thats the cleanest train l have ever seen
Brian Walbey: I hadn't thought about that till you and a few others mentioned it Alan.
I remember watching that as a kid with Don Lang and his frantic five I think it was.
Brian Walbey: The Don Lang version is also on YouTube I think Bill but is a bit long.
This train is coming straight from the box Brian!
Lovely capture.
Brian Walbey: It looks a bit like a model train doesn't it Richard.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Jan 2010, 10:30
Looks very clean, Brian! I wonder how long it will stay that way?
Brian Walbey: It was a good day for a clean train Alan, I bet it is pretty mucky today though, if it isn't stuck in the wrong kind of snow somewhere!
That is a very clean and dashing looking train Brian.
Brian Walbey: It is quite smart isn't it Chad, we should have taken a ride on reflection.
It's a shame that trains are so anonymous these days ... You have captured that statement delightfully.

richard
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, I must admit most trains do look alike these days apart from the garish corporate paint schemes.
It looks really modern and clean, its a really nice shot of it.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Linda.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Jan 2010, 15:06
A nice picture of very fine units Brian. When I went to Stafford last year I saw lots of these
Brian Walbey: Thanks Cjris, I only wish that my friend and I had thought about taking a trip up to the next station and back, next time perhaps, we plan some more ventures to his old train-spotting haunts in the Spring.
These days, you're lucky to be able to take pics at a railway station! I was actually born at one - but not in the waiting room!
Brian Walbey: I agree Tom, although this one is totally unmanned and the buildings are occupied by private companies.
lovely train shot. going somewhere fun?
Brian Walbey: Thanmks very much Charles.
Stand on a station, take a picture - just comes naturally Brian, until the picture police come along with their big coats and suspicious minds. We don't get too many 350s in Southport, actually none that I can think of.
Brian Walbey: Fortunately Atherstone is now an unmanned halt Les, the platforms are open and the buildings are occupied by private firms so I suspect the picture police don't get here often. I must admit to being out of touch with these modern EMU's.
Thanks for this Brian. I always enjoy seeing photos of trains and rail systems, one of my favourite subjects.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Iain, it is a favourite subject I must admit, usually the older steam trains though.
Excellent composition! A nicer sky and better lighting and it will becoming stunning.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Paul. It was early afternoon, not the best time for lighting I must admit.

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