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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.


2 April 2018. Having arrived in Wolverton Centre Sidings from Slade Green behind 37800, 465165 is seen passing along McConnell Drive in Wolverton behind 08629 Wolverton heading for the works.

2 April 2018. Having arrived in Wolverton Centre Sidings from Slade Green behind 37800, 465165 is seen passing along McConnell Drive in Wolverton behind 08629 Wolverton heading for the works.


LATEST ADDITIONS

  • 10 May 2018. WCRC 57601, the former 47825 Thomas Telford passes through Wolverton on the rear of the 1Z20 0648 Euston - Llandudno 'Northern Belle' . Fellow bodysnatcher 57313, the former 47371 was leading North.

  • 8 May 2018. Having resided in Wembley Yard for three days, Colas 70811 heads past Lodge Farm, Castlethorpe with the 6C23 1847 Wembley Yard - Bescot. Five seconds earlier and the 70 would have passed in full gloom.

  • 8 May 2018. 390010 Cumbrian Spirit heads south past Lodge Farm, Castlethorpe with the 1A62 1815 Manchester Piccadilly - Euston.

  • 8 May 2018. A seriously threatening sky overlooks 390050 Virgin Invader working the 1B82 1850 BNS - Euston past Lodge Farm, Castlethorpe.

  • 7 May 2018. Sparkling in DB red, 67028 passes Bletchley with the 6Z27 1330 Bescot Down Side - Wembley with four Porterbrook blue barrier vehicles, 6376/6377/6378/6379 interspersed by two red RBA vehicles, namely 210614 + 210493.

  • 7 May 2018. Now devoid of her cast Virgin Explorer nameplates, repainted 390043 passes Bradwell working the 1H15 0853 Euston - Manchester Piccadilly.

  • 7 May 2018. 390047 CLIC SARGENT passes Bletchley on the slow working the 1H12 1140 Glasgow Central - Euston.

  • 6 May 2018. With sister 37421 leading, Colas 37175 is seen on the rear of the 3Z01 0943 Tonbridge Yard - Derby RTC having just passed Wolverton heading towards Castlethorpe.

  • 6 May 2018. Bank Holiday convoy as 66037 + 66004 + 66121 + 66025 + 66134 head through Wolverton with the 0R06 1630 Bescot TMD - Acton.

  • 5 May 2018. Sparkling 66035 Resourceful coasts into Tonbridge with the 6N32 1501 Hoo Junction - Norwood Junction engineers.

  • 5 May 2018. 707005 + 707009 arrive at Clapham Junction with the 2R53 1815 Waterloo - Waterloo via Richmond.

  • 5 May 2018. South Eastern 375709 + 375601 leave Tonbridge working the 2H33 1559 Tonbridge - Hastings.

  • 5 May 2018. Presently stored and used on an as required basis, 73119 Borough of Eastleigh sits silently with 73213 Rhodalyn + 73212 Fiona on the blocks in Tonbridge Yard.

  • 5 May 2018. Lets have a GBRf party as Tonbridge Yard hosts 73119, 73213, 73212, 66768, 66772 and 66786.

  • 5 May 2018. Tracy is having a temper tantrum ! 73107 Tracy sits on the naughty step in Tonbridge Yard. She was due to work the 'Diamond Twenties' railtour with 73141 but was declared unfit for use and 73963 duly took her place.

  • 5 May 2018. Powerhaul 66528 Madge Elliot MBE Borders Railway Opening 2015 saunters through Tonbridge in charge of the 6Y81 1301 Hoo Junction - Norwood Junction.

  • 5 May 2018. 20205 + 20189 pass South through Tonbridge on the rear of the 'Diamond Twenties', the 1Z22 1417 Mountfield Sidings - Dungeness. Thankfully 66528 approached at a snail's pace !

  • 5 May 2018. 73141 Charlotte + 73963 Janice pass through Tonbridge on the 'Diamond Twenties' charter. 73963 looks a little worse for wear but was replacing 73107 Tracy which was unavailable.

  • 5 May 2018. 73141 Charlotte + 73963 Janice head through Tonbridge leading the 'Diamond Twenties', the 1Z22 1417 Mountfield Sidings - Dungeness.

  • 5 May 2018. 73961 Alison + 73965 tail the 1Q80 1341 Dollands Moor - Derby RTC test train through Ashford International.

  • 5 May 2018. 37800 Cassiopeia has South Eastern 375307 for company passing Bromley South with the 5Q58 0442 Chaddesden Curve - Ramsgate TMD.

  • 5 May 2018. Minions 73952 Janis Kong + 73951 Malcolm Brinded lead the 1Q80 1341 Dollands Moor - Derby RTC through Ashford Internatrional

  • 5 May 2018. Both carrying Eastfield plaques on their bodysides, 20205 + 20189 chop past Bromley South with the 'Diamond Twenties', the 1Z20 1043 London Victoria - Mountfield.

  • 5 May 2018. Recent GBRf acquisition 66788, the former 66238 stands at London Victoria having worked the 'Diamond Twenties', the 1Z18 0532 Tame Bridge Parkway - London Victoria.

  • 5 May 2018. 465037 is caught between shadows at London Victoria with the 2K62 0752 from Dover Priory.

  • 5 May 2018. 465183 leads 465248 (out of sight) at Victoria with the 2D32 0840 from Orpington.

  • 5 May 2018. 375801 + 375817 + 375826 snake their way into Victoria with the 2G18 0658 ex Dover Priory.

  • 5 May 2018. 92043 stands on the blocks at Euston having worked the Lowland sleeper, the 1M11 2340 Glasgow Central - Euston. The ECS was taken out of Euston by 87002.

  • 5 May 2018. Recently repainted 390040 has acquired bodyside vinyls promoting BEAM. Ice Age Collision Course vinyls are seen ere on vehicle 69940 at Euston. Two other vehicles carry Deadpool and Lego Batman vinyls.

  • 4 May 2018. 57301 Goliath rolls through Wolverton on the last few metres of her journey, the 5Q70 1112 Long Marston - Wolverton Centre Sidings conveying 319008 Cheriton and 319002.

  • 29 April 2018. With 33012 tucked in on the rear, 20227 + 20142 await departure time at Quainton with the 1Z20 1505 to West Ruislip via Marylebone.

  • 29 April 2018.D6515 aka 33012 Lt Jenny Lewis RN stands at the North end of Quainton Road station during a layover for tour participants to visit the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre. The tour was operated by GB Railfreight and London Underground in partnership with Chiltern Railways and Network Rail. 33012 was built in 1960 and was acquired for preservation in 1996 and normally resides at the Swanage Railway in Dorset.

  • 29 April 2018. 20227 SHERLOCK HOLMES + 20142 SIR JOHN BETJEMAN stand at Quainto Road before heading back to London with the Metropolitan Tour.

  • 29 April 2018. During the layover at Quainton, 20227 was named SHERLOCK HOLMES, seen here with sister 20142 SIR JOHN BETJEMAN. Note the fictitious shedplate on 20227 of 221B which relates to 221B Baker Street, the abode of Sherlock Holmes.

  • 21 April 2018. With Great Western legends bodyside vinyls, 43093 Old Oak Common HST Depot 1976-2018 brings up the rear of the 'Royal Oke' charter from Okehampton.

  • 21 April 2018. With Y Cymro The Welshman vinyls, 43188 heads north from Banbury leading the 'Royal Oke', the 1Z44 0710 Okehampton - Stratford upon Avon.

  • 21 April 2018. With a black bin bag covering her newly applied nameplate, D1935 / 47805 passes Banbury stone terminal on the rear of 1Z26 0935 Oxford - Crewe. The spotless 47 was later named Roger Hosking MA 1925-2013.

  • 21 April 2018. Superbly turned out D1944 / 47501 CRAFTSMEN passes under the A422 just north of Banbury leading a Locomotive Services private charter, the 1Z26 0935 Oxford - Crewe.

  • 21 April 2018. Cross Country 221133 heads North past Banbury stone terminal at Grimsbury Green with the 1M30 0747 Bournemouth - Manchester Piccadilly.

  • 20 April 2018. BTP 350235 leads sisters 350103 + 350263 past Castlethorpe working the 1W67 1749 Euston - BNS.

  • 20 April 2018. Automotive locomotive as 66154 leads the 6X77 1354 Dagenham - Mossend through Castlethorpe on a beautiful sunny evening.

  • 20 April 2018. 390151 Virgin Ambassador heads South at Castlethorpe working the 1A50 1547 Liverpool Lime Street - Euston.

  • 20 April 2018. 221115 Polmadie Depot + 221103 Christopher Columbus head South on the slow at Castlethorpe with the 1A53 1635 Chester - Euston.

  • 20 April 2018. The uniquely liveried 66727 Maritime One passes Castlethorpe leading 4M23 1046 Felixstowe - Hams Hall intermodal.

  • 18 April 2018. Colas 37254 Cardiff Canton stands at Bletchley on test train duty during a reversal whilst working the 3Q36 1952 Derby RTC - Reading Triangle Sidings.

  • 15 April 2018. 57313 trails 5Z63 through Wolverton heading North.

  • 15 April 2018. Following her previous day's perambulations to Merseyside, 57313 leads the 5Z63 1410 Acton Lane - Carnforth ECS through Wolverton.

  • 14 April 2018. 66614 1916 POPPY 2016 thankfully avoids the encroaching shadow as she powers past Husborne Crawley with the 6H0 1227 Bletchley RMC - Barrow Hill empties.

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