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DMU Photography - Away from the Three-Quarter View


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A busy moment just west of Mirfield station at 18.19 on 3rd June 2021.

 

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A pair of TransPennine Express services pass a Network Rail infrastructure test train.

 

Left to right - 1Q67 York Thrall Europa to Wigan North Western, 1K28 Hull to Manchester Piccadilly, 1K29 Manchester Piccadilly to Hull.

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On 4th June 2021, in bright morning sunshine, a pair of TransPennine Express class 185s round the curve from Bradley Junction towards Deighton with a service from Redcar Central to Manchester Airport...

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... and alternatively, just for a change, in B&W (mainly 'cos the glint on the rails, shows up a bit better IMHO).

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Not sure if there's already a thread for the Class 800 (and derivative) IETs. Also not sure if an IET is a DMU.

 

Anyway, this is "in the landscape", so one out of three isn't bad...

800314 leaving Saltford Tunnel on today's 1402 Weston-super-Mare to Paddington.

 

An after-thought... N gauge train goes through OO gauge tunnel.

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170410 rolls into the mist north of Stonehaven while carrying out RILA surveying across east Scotland (the mast was on the front of the unit).

 

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It was running about 12 late at this point, so on a day when there was virtually no scotrail paths being used, it actually managed to delay the LNER 800 following behind.

 

The unusual schedule for anyone interested:

https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/service/gb-nr:M61105/2021-07-04/detailed#allox_id=0

 

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Until the last year or so the line between Huddersfield and Sheffield via Penistone was operated almost exclusively by class 144 Pacers.

 

With the Pacers now history, on 20th July 2021 a Northern Trains class 158 approaches its booked stop at Berry Brow...

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... and departs, after one passenger boards.

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A Great Western Railway class 158 crosses the Royal Albert Bridge over the River Tamar on 9th July 2021 and approaches Saltash with a service from Plymouth to Penzance.

 

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With rain clouds moving away, 158 763 leads a class 158 / 150 combo past Cockwood towards Dawlish Warren earlier today. This is the 11:41 from Exmouth to Paignton.

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A Great Western Railway class 150/2 starts on its journey from Par to Newquay on 14th July 2021, passing the semaphore signals and signal box which are due to be abolished in November 2023.

 

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1 hour ago, Northmoor said:

I was a teenager at the time, but suddenly feel very old now.....

 

I know exactly what you mean @Northmoor.

 

This was my first visit to Par where I've had the opportunity to take railway photographs and I had two objectives in the limited time that I had available;  Take some photos of the signalling infrastructure before it disappears and if the timing was right, photographs any china clay workings.  I'd have liked to have explored around Goonbarrow and the Fowey line too, but didn't have the chance this time.

 

Standing on the platforms though, I was also struck by what I'd missed in my teens and early twenties that I could have enjoyed photographing there if I'd been able to visit...Westerns...class 50s...all manner of other diesel classes on freight...HSTs after their introduction on West of England services.  

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