From platform 8 on Doncaster station on 13th September 1980 there is a good view of the Plant, with a line of diesel multiple units are on the closest line (a 104 nearest) while a two car Class 114 sets off on the right. The station. opened in 1848, was joint Great Northern & Great Central Railways, then LNER who rebuilt it in 1938. Pete LG99.
A four-car refurbished Met-Camm set on a Manchester to Hull services arrives from the south into the North Eastern Railway station at Thorne North on 30th August 1976. Pete LG99.
A Met-Camm 3 car diesel multiple unit on a Chester to Shrewsbury service leans to the curve through the closed Rednal station on 26th April 1975. Note the Great Western "SW" - Sound Whistle - on the Down line beyond the train. The Welsh mountains tower in the background much closer than they are in reality due to the telephoto effect. I had actually taken this shot as a test for the photos I would later take of 6000 King George V and 35028 Clan Line as they headed south on the two portions of the Mayflower steam special. It's a sobering thought that 36 years later it is actually the dmu that is the rarity. Clan Line could be on a steam special again but it's very unlikely that anyone would be able to, or even want to, run a dmu special between Chester & Shrewsbury! Pete LG99.
A two car diesel multiple unit climbs the sharp gradient into Towyn station on the Cambrian Coast Line en route to Dovey Junction and eventually Shrewsbury on 29th August 1975. The many Great Western lower quadrant signals controlled the line at that time. Pete LG99.
Looking north from St James Bridge reveals a wide view of the southern end of Doncaster station in 1975. A Class 114 dmu can be seen entering platform 8 while a Class 114 and Class 105 stand in bay platforms 2 & 3 on the right. The Plant offices are on the far left with the footbridge entrance spanning the whole complex. Pete LG99.
Leamington Spa Station on 10th April 1976. A three car Derby suburna diesel multiple unit heads north from the Great Western Railway station controlled by the ground signal just in front of the cab which is pulled off, being shunted into the down bay platform ready for the next Birmingham service. The open space between the houses and the platform on the left was the site of the old LNWQR station which closed in the 1960s. Pete LG99.
A three-car BRC&W Class 104 set in Derby station. Date unknown. Ian Charles.
A two-car Met-Camm Class 101 DMU stands in Crewe station on January 14th 1979. Ian Charles.
The Eastern Region General Managers saloon DB975005 and DB975006 is seen stabled at York depot on April 7th 1979 during a Midland Railfans visit. Ian Charles.
A Class 104 set ay Stockport, date unknown. Note the depot code BX painted under the drivers window. Ian Charles.
Class 128 Parcel DMU M55996 at Allerton depot on February 17th 1980 seen during a Midland Railfans visit. Ian Charles.
A six-car Class 126 Swindon Inter-City formation on the short journey from Newton on Ayr (the platform can be seen under the bridge in the distance) to Ayr station past Ayr depot in July 1979. Ian Charles.
A Cravens set with E56120 closest at Diss, date unknown. With both the driver and tail lamp at this end, the DMU is probably changing platforms. Steve Davies Collection.
Met-Camm set B823 arrives into Ledbury station where a Class 50 awaits departure. June 9th, 1981. Steve Davies Collection.
A Cravens / GRC&W set (carrying set 69 or 89?) departs from Derby Road, date unknown. Steve Davies Collection.
Class 116 set P319 with W50918 at the front is seen in Dawlish station on February 3rd, 1979. It had been a Cardiff set two months before. Steve Davies Collection.
A Class 114 set enters Cromford station, date unknown. Steve Davies Collection.
A six-car Swindon Inter-city formation departs from Stranraer Harbour with the 1.30pm Stranraer Harbour - Glasgow St. Enoch service on July 12, 1962. Many of the passengers will have dismounted from the ferry seen in the background on the left. Michael Mensing.
E52100 has some side damage when seen at Sheffield on July 6th, 1978. Behind is TS E59237, and on the left a Class 114. Michael Mensing.
GRC&W double-ender 55003 at Northfield (Birmingham) in May 1977. Michael Mensing.