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Welcome to Mark Beal TMD, the home 'depot' for my railway photographic collection. In time this site will display photographs spanning from the mid 1980's to the present day. Living in Milton Keynes, many shots are from the MK area but many other shots are on here from Penzance to Thurso.

My interest in the railways started around 1980 and along with living within sight of the WCML and having a father who worked in Wolverton Works, my fate was sealed.

I hope you enjoy looking at present day rail operations along with hopefully some distant happy memories of days long gone by. All images contained herein are copyrighted to myself. 

This site and its content are dedicated to my late father, Eric William Beal 1933 - 1991 and to my late mother, Ann Beal 1937 - 2015. Both forever in my thoughts.


92043 Wolverton 6 December 2020

92043 Wolverton 6 December 2020

In the spotlight through the fog, 92043 heads south on 0Z11 1259 Polmadie - Wembley IC Depot.


LATEST ADDITIONS

  • 350241 + 350263 Wolverton 6 April 2021

    350241 + 350263 approach Wolverton on the fast working the 1U47 1846 Euston - Crewe.

  • 350376 + 350243 Wolverton 6 April 2021

    April showers, snow showers as Winter wonderland Wolverton greets 350376 + 350243 working the 1Y89 1815 Euston - Northampton. This service normally goes to BNS but was terminated at Northampton due to signal failure near Long Buckby.

  • 390157 Wolverton 6 April 2021

    With the mercury one degree above freezing, last built 390157 curves north with the 1S95 1830 Euston - Glasgow Central.

  • 165039 Haddenham 5 April 2021

    Standard Chiltern fare as the highest numbered class 165/0, 165039 heads towards Haddenham & Thame Parkway with the 2N29 1200 Marylebone - Bicester North.

  • 20142 + 20007 Haddenham 5 April 2021

    With Haddenham & Thame Parkway station in the background and carrying a SLC Operations headboard 20142 SIR JOHN BETJEMAN + 20007 head south with the 5Q20 0953 Eastleigh Arlington - West Ruislip LUL Depot. The consist comprises former LMS inspection vehicle 45029, 17 Florence Nightingale and the former class 438 LT 4TC unit 76324 + 70823 + 71163 + 76297. The train is seen passing the remains of the old Haddenham station platforms to the left. This station closed on 7 January 1963 whilst the present station was opened on 5 October 1987.

  • 66532 Wolverton 3 April 2021

    66532 P&O Nedlloyd Atlas passes Wolverton leading the 6Y70 1353 Bescot -Wood Green.

  • 66053 Wolverton 2 April 2021

    DB stickered 66053 takes loaded ballast through Wolverton with the 6R04 0757 Bescot - Bourne End via Wembley Yard.

  • 47854 Banbury 4 August 2001

    With the driver checking along the platform, 47854 Women's Royal Voluntary Service calls at Banbury leading the SUSSEX SCOT, the 1S76 0918 Brighton - Edinburgh.

  • 47853 Banbury 20 July 2001

    47853 is seen from an elevated viewpoint working 1S54 0550 Bournemouth - Glasgow Central.

  • 47849 Banbury 20 July 2001

    47849 Cadeirlan Bangor Cathedral calls at Banbury leading the 1M02 0600 Paddington - Manchester Piccadily.

  • 47848 Banbury 10 August 2001

    47848 Newton Abbot Festival of Transport stands in the sun at Banbury leading the 1M50 1418 Brighton - Manchester Piccadilly.

  • 47847 Doncaster 5 July 2001

    InterCity and Virgin transition as 47847 pulls into Doncaster with the 1V67 1840 Newcastle - Bristol Temple Meads.

  • 47843 Banbury 10 August 2001

    47843 VULCAN stands alongside platform 1 at Banbury with the PINES EXPRESS, the 1M14 1418 Bournemouth - Manchester Piccadilly.

  • 47843 Banbury 4 August 2001

    The exhaust on 47843 VULCAN erupts as she leaves Banbury leading the 1M13 0920 Weymouth - Liverpool Lime Street.

  • 47839 Banbury 4 August 2001

    Virgin liveried 47839 calls at Banbury whilst in charge of the 1S87 1418 Paddington - Glasgow Central.

  • 47828 Banbury 4 August 2001

    47828 Severn Valley Railway Kidderminster Bewdley Bridgnorth stands in the rain at Banbury leading the PINES EXPRESS, the 1M14 1418 Bournemouth - Manchester Piccadilly.

  • 47769 Banbury 20 July 2001

    47769 Resolve passes Banbury North signal box leading the 1M01 0640 Poole - Liverpool Lime Street.

  • 47818 Banbury 4 August 2001

    47818 Strathclyde calls for custom at Banbury working the 1O38 0910 Edinburgh - Bournemouth.

  • 47818 Banbury 20 July 2001

    A monochrome moment as 47818 Strathclyde approaches Banbury leading the 1O71 0735 Blackpool North - Portsmouth & Southsea.

  • 47807 Banbury 20 July 2001

    47807 The Lion of Vienna heads north from Banbury with the 1M20 0932 Reading - Manchester Piccadilly.

  • 47742 Banbury 4 August 2001

    47742 The Enterprising Scot stands at a wet Banbury working the 1M50 1418 Brighton - Manchester Piccadilly.

  • 47725 Banbury 4 August 2001

    Res 47725 Bristol Barton Hill calls at Banbury whilst leading the 1O10 0910 Liverpool Lime Street - Weymouth.

  • 47712 Banbury 20 July 2001

    Slowing for the Banbury stop, 47712 ARTEMIS passes Banbury North signal box with the 1O30 0708 Manchester Piccadilly - Brighton.

  • 47703 Banbury 20 July 2001

    Carrying Fragonset black, 47703 HERMES calls at Banbury whilst working the 1V93 0909 Manchester Piccadilly - Paddington.

  • 47349 Banbury 4 August 2001

    A wet Banbury greets 47349 passing through working the 4O30 1238 Trafford Park - Southampton liner.

  • 47334 MKC 27 July 2001

    47334 P&O Nedlloyd passes through MK with the 4Z67 1408 Lawley Street - Ipswich Yard.

  • 57002 + 37402 + 68011 Denbigh South Junction 27 March 2021

    Sunny Saturday convoy as 57002 RAIL EXPRESS + 37402 Stephen Middlemore 23.10.1954-8.6.2013 + 68011 head south on 0A68 0642 Crewe Gresty Bridge - Wembley LMD.

  • 150141 Wolverton 27 March 2021

    Starting her journey home, 150141 passes Wolverton with the 0808 Wolverton Centre Sidings - Newton Heath TMD. Sister 150149 had earlier made the journey south to replace her in Wolverton Works.

  • 350117 Wolverton 27 March 2021

    One of a dwindling number of 350/1 units to still carry the old London Midland colours, 350117 forms the rear of the 2N49 0724 Euston -Northampton.

  • 720557 + 720566 Wolverton 20 March 2001

    Another day of testing sees 720557 + 720566 slow through Wolverton working the 5Q30 1205 Crewe CS - Wolverton Centre Sidings.

  • 90006 + 90047 Wolverton 20 March 2001

    Ex Anglia 90006 Roger Ford/Modern Railways Magazine + 90047 carrying the new Freightliner colours of orange and black pass Wolverton on 4L97 0457 Trafford Park - Felixstowe.

  • 90008 + 90007 Castlethorpe 19 March 2001

    Ex Anglia duo back on old haunts as 90008 The East Anglian + 90007 Sir John Betjeman pass Castlethorpe working 4M87 1113 Felixstowe - Trafford Park.

  • 720546 + 720545 Wolverton 19 March 2001

    WCML testing continues of the new Greater Anglia 720 fleet sees 720546 + 720545 pause at Wolverton to drop off crew whilst working the 5Q28 1351 Rugby - Wolverton Centre Sidings.

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