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Atherstone Station 2/3

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 freight train is being hauled by a Class 66 locomotive about which more can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_66

My friend counted a total of 26 containers being hauled on this train.

Atherstone Station 2/3

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 freight train is being hauled by a Class 66 locomotive about which more can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_66

My friend counted a total of 26 containers being hauled on this train.

comments (12)

Sure beats 26 containers on the road Brian. Interesting livery on the Shed, I must admit I have not taken much notice of these engines in the last few years.
Brian Walbey: I don't get to see our national rail trains much these days Les but I do know there are some very colourful liveries.
sure are powerful locos
Brian Walbey: I think they are about the most powerful we have at the moment Derek, but don't quote me on that!
that is some serious power there. nice capture smile
Brian Walbey: I think these are very powerful Charles.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Feb 2010, 02:06
Goods [freight] trains have always been a favourite of mine, Brian...this is a good'un.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Ray.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Feb 2010, 07:29
A fine shot Brian: I think these are called low cube wagons
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris, I am a bit out of touch with modern trains and their consists.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 16 Feb 2010, 07:37
Interesting paint job, very bright
Brian Walbey: Some of our train companies liveries are very artistic Tony.
There are a few railway shots today which is fine by me!
Brian Walbey: I look forward to finding them Bill, thanks for your comment.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 16 Feb 2010, 09:50
Rail transport is so big around the world
Brian Walbey: The only way to travel as far as I am concerned vintage.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Feb 2010, 12:42
The line between Southampton and the Midlands is havinga lot of work done on it to increase the height of the bridges to allow bigger containers. Its causing mayhem on the local roads at the moment as the bridges are closed for months at a time. The overhead here really dominates.
Brian Walbey: I didn't know about the works down your way Alan. Did you notice the amount of overhead tackle at the site of that dreadful accident in Brussels.
I rarely get to see trains apart from our little one that runs through. All nice in their own way but I think I prefer steam. smile
Brian Walbey: I don't get to see modern trains much Linda, this day was a sort of catching-up with modern times for me.
Nice definition - looks like a cold, crisp day!
Brian Walbey: It was a bright semi-warm spring afternoon Tom, just right for nice light.
I'm not clued up on these Brian...but is this electric or diesel powered engine..Nice picture.
Brian Walbey: It is a diesel-electric Ron, ie a diesel engine generates the electric power to drive the thing along.

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