Mark-Beal-TMD

MarkBeal_depot_logo4

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.


66587 Soulbury 3 January 2020

66587 Soulbury 3 January 2020

Pink highlights for the New Year as 66587 AS ONE, WE CAN catches the winter sun passing Soulbury with the 4M58 0925 Southampton - Garston.


LATEST ADDITIONS

  • 86401 Wolverton 14 February 2020

    Off to pastures new as 86401 Mons Meg passes through Wolverton on 0M43 1115 Wembley - Carnforth heading for a new life with WCRC having finished her stint working on Caledonian sleeper services.

  • 319428 Wolverton Works 8 February 2020

    GWR liveried 319428 stands alongside white 319439 inside Wolverton Works. Both units are part of the class 769 flex tri-mode program.

  • 33207 Castlethorpe 8 February 2020

    There is a storm coming. Reportedly for use as cover for Storm Ciara, 33207 Jim Martin passes the camera at Castlethorpe with the 0Z33 1255 Southall - Rugby.

  • 66725 Castlethorpe 8 February 2020

    66725 SUNDERLAND flags her way past Castlethorpe leading the 4M23 1034 Felixstowe - Hams Hall.

  • 66735 Bletchley 8 February 2020

    A 'Posh' liner as 66735 PETERBOROUGH UNITED passes Bletchley on 4L29 0734 Birch Coppice - Felixstowe.

  • 66784 Bletchley 8 February 2020

    66784 Keighley & Worth Valley Railway 50th Anniversary 1968-2018 prepares to draw forward and leave Bletchley working the 6H04 1133 to Wellingborough Yard.

  • 92023 + 92020 MKC 1 February 2020

    The driver gives a happy wave but I bet the customers on board are less impressed as 92023 + 92020 lead the 1M16 2045 Inverness - Euston and pull away from platform 1 at MK following a brief stop to pick up a member of traincrew. The Caledonian sleeper service was running a whopping 368 late at this point following a heavy delay near Symington, south of Carstairs. Arrival into Euston occurred at 1422, nearly six and a half hours late.

  • 172005 + 172002 Bletchley 1 February 2020

    A touch of gold as 172002 + 172005 pass through Bletchley with the 5Q66 0941 Wembley HS - Tyseley LMD.

  • 323239 Wolverton 1 February 2020

    323239 heads through Wolverton n the start of her journey home working the 5Q36 0949 Wolverton Centre Sidings - Allerton Depot.

  • 66756 Bletchley 25 January 2020

    66756 Royal Corps Of SIgnals prepares to leave Bletchley having reversed out of the Cemex terminal with the 4H04 1133 to Wellingborough Yard. Note the removal of part of the barrier fencing on the flyover.

  • 66703 Bletchley 25 January 2020

    66703 Doncaster PSB 1981-2002 pauses at Bletchley waiting to enter the possession with the 7G50 1657 Bescot - Bletchley.

  • 67002 MKC 25 January 2020

    Arriva blue 67002 stands at MK on the rear of the 1Z72 0810 Euston - York, the 'Robert Burns'

  • 67013 MKC 25 January 2020

    Complete with her 'First choice for rail freight in the UK' branding, 67013 leads the 'Robert Burns', the 1Z72 0810 Euston - York.

  • 66102 + 60055 Castlethorpe 11 January 2020

    DB 66102 pilots a failed 60055 Thomas Barnardo past Castlethorpe with the delayed 6Z26 1028 Willesden - Chaddesden.

  • 66585 + 86609 + 86607 Wolverton 10 January 2020

    66585 is seen piloting 86609 and a failed 86607 through Wolverton working the 4L75 0500 Trafford Park - Felixstowe running a whopping 210 late. Before 66585 came to the rescue the 86's came to a stand near Crick tunnel following an incident where smoke was coming from the bodyside of 86607. This service came to a stand for a second time near Bletchley before finally making to Felixstowe 215 late at 0013.

  • 66747 Bletchley 8 January 2020

    With the rain lashing down, the uniquely liveried 66747 Made In Sheffield stands at Bletchley leading the 6G60 1952 Bescot Engineers Sidings - Bletchley. Sister 66737 Lesia was on the rear of this working.

  • 66747 Bletchley 8 January 2020

    A second view of Newell and Wright liveried 66747 at Bletchley.

  • 350101 + 350113 MKC 7 January 2020

    Pioneer 350101 has sister 350113 for company with the 5N43 0105 ECS working to Northampton Riverside Sidings

  • 37610 MKC 7 January 2020

    The uniquely liveried 37610 stands at MK during a reversal working 3Q68 2122 Derby RTC - Rugby Depot via MK.

  • 60055 Bletchley 5 January 2020

    A spotless 66055 Thomas Barnardo stands at Bletchley during a crew change with the late running 6Z43 1405 Ferme Park - Rossington Loading Point.

  • 66778 Wolverton 4 January 2020

    Early morning low sun accompanied by a dark overcast sky sees 66778 Cambois Depot 25 Years pass Wolverton leading 4M08 0435 Felixstowe - Birch Coppice.

  • 390156 MKC 4 January 2020

    390156 Pride and Prosperity stands at MK working 9M60 1652 Edinburgh - Euston.

Powered by SmugMug Log In