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Mark Beal TMD

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.


3 August 2018. 90036 Driver Jack Mills saunters through Wolverton on 0A06 1335 Crewe Electric Depot  Wembley.

3 August 2018. 90036 Driver Jack Mills saunters through Wolverton on 0A06 1335 Crewe Electric Depot Wembley.


LATEST ADDITIONS

  • 27 October 2018. With 1733 having run round, the former XP64 loco double heads with D1924 (47810) Crewe Diesel Depot at MK with the Lord of the Isles charter, the 1Z22 0525 MK - Inverness. Arrival into the Highland capital was not to be until 2006, a mere fourteen and three quarters of an hour later.

  • 27 October 2018. 66738 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN comes to a stand at Bletchley whilst working the 6B11 0106 Peak Forest - Bletchley Cemex

  • 27 October 2018. Heritage livery companions as D1924 and 1733 stand together at MK before the off to the Highland capital of Inverness.

  • 27 October 2018. With her exhaust puncturing the night time air, D1924 (47810) Crewe Diesel Depot stands at MK having arrived on the rear of the 5Z22 0155 Crewe Holding Sidings - MK.

  • 27 October 2018. D1924 Crewe Diesel Depot stands in the crisp night time air at MK having arrived on the rear of 5Z22. This loco has now carried four different names having previously been named Porterbrook, Captain Sensible and Peter Bath MBE 1927-2006 before gaining her latest plates.

  • 27 October 2018. Rail blue 1733 (47853) stands at MK having arrived with the Locomotive Services Limited operated 5Z22 0155 Crewe Holding Sidings - MK. This ECS working was used for the Lord of the Isles charter to Inverness.

  • 27 October 2018. 1733 is seen at MK having detached from 5Z22 and is about to run round the Statesman stock to double head with stablemate D1924 (47810)

  • 26 October 2018. Revisiting old haunts sees 90008 The East Anglian pass light through Wolverton heading back to Anglian metals on the 0Z90 1033 Crewe Electric Depot - Norwich Crown Point.

  • 26 October 2018. Carrying the revised Voyager livery, 221101 101 Squadron forms the rear of the ten car 1D93 1910 Euston - Holyhead at MK with 221142. The repainted Voyager was detached at Chester whilst 221142 continued to Holyhead alone.

  • 24 October 2018. With 710266 out on test the previous night, it is the turn of 710261 to visit MK on 5Q10 from Willesden TMD.

  • 23 October 2018. Testing continues of the new class 710 London Overground units. 710266 stands in the bay platform at MK having arrived on the 5Q10 ex 2146 from Willesden TMD. She returned south on the 5Q11 2335 to London.

  • 12 October 2018. DB hire in, DRS 66425 stands at Bletchley leading the 2136 Bescot - Sharnbrook Junction engineers with 66061 out of sight on the rear.

  • 12 October 2018. With her EWS branding removed, 66139 prepares to head across the Bedford branch from Bletchley leading the 2026 Bescot - Sharnbrook Junction.

  • 12 October 2018. DB red 66009 stands at Bletchley during a reversal leading the 2026 Bescot - Sharnbrook Junction engineers.

  • 9 October 2018. A close up view of the cab end of 710265 at MK with not a hint of yellow in sight !

  • 9 October 2018. New London Overground unit 710265 is looped and held on a red signal at MK on test whilst working 5Q10 2032 Willesden TMD - Crewe. She was looped to allow passage of GBRf 66759 which was working 4M02.

  • 9 October 2018. And so it begins. Testing of the 'new' traction for the Marston Vale line has commenced. Vivarail 230003 comprises former London Underground vehicles 7069 now numbered 300003 and 7127 now numbered 300103. Carrying Marston Vale branding, 230003 stands at Bletchley on test working 5Q35 2035 Bedford -Bletchley TMD.

  • 9 October 2018. 150105 'Bernie' awaits the off at Bletchley working the 2S31 2101 to Bedford.

  • 9 October 2018. With 150 and 153 units to be replaced by class 230 stock in December, a view of 150109 at Bletchley with the 2S29 2001 to Bedford.

  • 9 October 2018. The 'new' old order as 230003 stands at Bletchley on test with the 5Q33 1853 ex Bedford.

  • 5 October 2018. 37884 Cepheus has 319450 for company passing through Wolverton on the start of their journey with the 5Q99 1630 Wolverton Centre Sidings - Loughborough Brush.

  • 29 September 2018. With a rear 'dusted' cab, 66610 rumbles past Soulbury with the 6E84 1321 Stewarts Lane - Barrow Hill.

  • 29 September 2018. Repainted and now denamed 390112 heads South at Soulbury with the 1A44 1415 Manchester Piccadilly - Euston.

  • 29 September 2018. With over 100 years of service between them, 86608 + 86612 pass Wolverton leading the 4L96 1232 Crewe Basford Hall - Ipswich. 86608 was formerly numbered 86501 between 2000 and 2016 when she was regeared before reverting to her present number.

  • 29 September 2018. 37884 Cepheus growls past Soulbury with Southern 455830 in tow working the 5Q70 1202 Stewarts Lane T&RSMD - Wolverton Centre Sidings.

  • 28 September 2018. First introduced in 1987, the pioneer class 156, 156401 passes through the unfamiliar haunts of Wolverton heading North having just started her journey working as the 5Z56 1230 Wolverton Centre Sidings - Derby Etches Park

  • 28 September 2018. Colas beast 37219 Jonty Jarvis 8-12-1998 to 18-3-2005 passes light through Wolverton running as 0Z37 1355 Crewe Basford Hall - Hither Green.

  • 25 September 2018. Pioneer 168, 168001 descends at Bicester South Junction with the 1T46 1618 Marylebone - Oxford.

  • 25 September 2018. With 165028 + 165015 being held on the incline at Bicester South Junction whilst working the 1Y62 1638 Oxford - Marylebone, 68010 Oxford Flyer blasts North with the 1K45 1615 Marylebone - Kidderminster.

  • 25 September 2018. 165028 + 165015 climb at Bicester South Junction working the 1Y62 1638 Oxford - Marylebone.

  • 25 September 2018. 168109 + 168218 run down the incline at Bicester South Junction whilst working the 1T45 1600 Marylebone - Oxford.

  • 25 September 2018. 68014 roars past Bicester South Junction whilst pushing the 1H62 1555 Birmingham Moor Street - Marylebone.

  • 25 September 2018. Colas 70816 crosses Charbridge Lane Crossing between Bicester and Launton bringing up the rear of the 6C30 1810 Bicester Gavray Junction - Hinksey Yard. Sister 70806 led back to Hinksey.

  • 25 September 2018. 70809 stands between Charbridge Lane Crossing, Bicester and Launton with recovered rail sections working the 6C30 1810 Bicester Gavray Junction - Hinksey Yard.

  • 23 September 2018. Shoeboxes at sunset as 73107 Tracy + 73141 Charlotte bring up the rear of 1Z44 1500 Crewe - Paddington at Bicester South Junction.

  • 23 September 2018. The low setting sun captures 73107 Tracy + 73141 Charlotte passing Bicester South Junction on the rear of the GBRF Out of the Ordinary charter, Day 4, the 1Z44 1500 Crewe - Paddington.

  • 23 September 2018. 50007 masquerading as 50006 Neptune and 50049 masquerading as 50011 Centurion pass Bicester South Junction at caution leading the GBRf Out of the Ordinary, Day 4, the 1Z44 1500 Crewe - Paddington.

  • 23 September 2018. 168108 approaches Bicester South Junction working the 1H56 1712 Birmingham Snow Hill - Marylebone.

  • 23 September 2018. 20311, the former 20102 leads sister 20132 Barrow Hill Depot past Husborne Crawley on the Bletchley - Bedford 'Marston Vale' route working the GBRf Out of the Ordinary charter Day 2, the 1Z20 0708 Euston - Wellingborough Yard. GBRf 66728 brought up the rear and led South down the MML from Wellingborough.

  • 23 September 2018. Soon to be replaced by Vivarail class 230 units, 150105 calls at Woburn Sands with the 2S09 1001 Bletchley - Bedford.

  • 15 September 2018. Slim Jim 33207 Jim Martin stands at Euston with ECS, 5Z88 2253 Euston - Southall WCR.

  • 15 September 2018. The new order coming soon to the ECML. 800202 departs Newcastle on test with the 5Q95 1616 to Alnmouth.

  • 15 September 2018. D9009 ALYCIDON stands on the blocks at King's Cross having worked The Talisman, the 1Y50 1747 Newcastle - King's Cross. She was 10E into Lewis Cubitt's cathedral despite running 30L at one point heading South due to a late departure from Tyneside along with a trespass incident near Northallerton. A truly wonderful run South which I was fortunate to experience.

  • 15 September 2018. Recent repaint 66413 brightens up a grey Tyneside afternoon leading 66602 + 66539 + 66542 through Newcastle with the 1120 Leeds Midland Road - Millerhill. 66539 + 66542 were later used on an engineers working from Millerhill to Kittybrewster near Aberdeen.

  • 15 September 2018. Five for the price of one as 66542 + 66539 + 66602 + 66413 head North through Newcastle heading from Leeds Midland Road to Millerhill whilst 47854 Diamond Jubilee approaches on ECS, the 5Z82 1553 Heaton T&RSMD - Newcastle. 47832 was on the rear and the two 47's would then work the return leg of the Beamish & Durham Statesman, the 1Z82 1606 Newcastle - Ely.

  • 15 September 2018. Nodding at Newcastle as 142023 + 142067 head North with the 5N22 1436 Middlesbrough - Heaton T&RSMD.

  • 15 September 2018. 156469 The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (The Fighting Fifth) awaits departure time at Newcastle with the 2A26 1619 to Morpeth.

  • 15 September 2018. Heaton allocated 156481 stands at Newcastle having arrived with the 2N30 1357 ex Hexham.

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