Geoff's Colour Railway Photos

Page 15 - British Diesels in the late 90s

...variety in liveries, before the 66s and EWS red!

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31s  near Ffestiniog   The nuclear flasks from Trawsfynydd on the horseshoe curve, 21 April 1995
The power station had finished generating by now; the trains were taking away the remaining spent fuel. This stretch of line, the former GWR route from Bala, was built to 2ft gauge initially.
47 853 Didcot N Jcn   47 853 heads a southbound "Inter City" liveried rake through Didcot North Junction, 28 May 1997
...nice to see a matching loco and train...
37422 Llandudno Jcn   37 422 heads an eastbound service away from Llandudno Junction, 21 April 1995
....and another matching set, this time in the attractive "Regional Railways" livery.
59 103 Great Bedwyn   59 103 "Village of Mells" heads a train of stone empties through Great Bedwyn, 6 August 1998
The railway here passes the neatly restored locks of the Kennett and Avon Canal
56 105 Newport   56 105 powers a lightweight freight away from Newport, 25 October 1995
The bridge over the tidal river Usk rumbles just the same...
47 752 Bristol Parkway   47 752 accelerates a parcels train away from Bristol Parkway, 6 August 1998
....still looking tidy despite its advancing years...
60 034 Little Stretton   60 034 nears the summit at Little Stretton with a northbound steel train, 7 June 1998
The long climb to Church Stretton taxes these trains, though the 60s give little outward sign of effort.
60 089 Llanwern   60 089 approaches Llanwern steelworks with a train of iron ore, 25 October 1995
Like its classmate, the loco bears the Transrail livery
  66 029 hurries through Newark Northgate with a southbound container train, 3 July 1999
...how they'll all look soon.
50 031 Eardington Bank   50 031 chugs up Eardington bank on the Severn Valley Railway, 28 August 1995
Lastly, a reminder of earlier years, now in preservation.

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