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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.


1  December 2018. Shades of orange on a gloomy day. 66783 The Flying Dustman stands with her train, the 6H11 1133 Bletchley CEMEX - Wellingborough Yard underneath Bletchley flyover having reversed out of the stone terminal. Note the additional front light and drawgear from her previous Lickey Banker duties when numbered 66058.

1 December 2018. Shades of orange on a gloomy day. 66783 The Flying Dustman stands with her train, the 6H11 1133 Bletchley CEMEX - Wellingborough Yard underneath Bletchley flyover having reversed out of the stone terminal. Note the additional front light and drawgear from her previous Lickey Banker duties when numbered 66058.


LATEST ADDITIONS

  • 9 February 2019. A close inspection of Wolverton Works pilot, 08629 Wolverton.

  • 9 February 2019. With 323202 safely in the works, 08629 Wolverton is seen pushing 323217 parallel to Earlestown Way in Wolverton and heading for Wolverton Centre Sidings from where the 323 would depart back to Soho Depot at 1144.

  • 9 February 2019. Running a whopping 145 late as she passes the camera due to overhead power issues between Carstairs and Beattock, 90048 approaches Wolverton with the 1M16 2045 Inverness -Euston sleeper.

  • 9 February 2019. With 08629 Wolverton pushing from the rear, 323202 arrives into Wolverton Works having travelled from the West Midlands as the 0744 Soho LMD - Wolverton Centre Sidings.

  • 8 February 2019. A miserable day weatherwise sees vehicle 64496 from 315813 emerge from Wolverton Works. It is believed the vehicle has acted as a source of spares for the remainder of the 315 fleet at Ilford.

  • 3 February 2019. DB red 66128 passes Castlethorpe leading he 7R01 1015 Apsley - Crewe Basford Hall engineers.

  • 2 February 2019. FGW blue uniformity as 43086 trails the 1G38 1415 Paddington - Gloucester at Didcot.

  • 2 February 2019. With the station nameboard reflecting in the windscreen, 387153 + 387155 arrive at Didcot and journeys end with the 2N40 1327 ex Paddington.

  • 2 February 2019. 43161 stands at the rear of 1L58 at Didcot.

  • 2 February 2019. 800011 (nearest camera) + 800020 Bob Woodward Elizabeth Ralph pass Didcot working the 1A19 1330 Bristol Temple Meads - Paddington

  • 2 February 2019. With 66019 lurking in the background, 43153 arrives at Didcot with the 1L58 1316 Gloucester - Paddington.

  • 2 February 2019. 165134 passes Didcot on the fast working as the 3Z97 1240 Bristol St Philips Marsh HST Depot - Reading Traincare Depot.

  • 2 February 2019. Complete with GWR branding on her nose, 800010 Michael Bond passes through Didcot leading the 1A18 1300 Bristol Temple Meads - Paddington.

  • 2 February 2019. Celebrity 43185 Great Western draws to a stop at Didcot leading the 1C16 1330 Paddington - Bristol Temple Meads.

  • 2 February 2019. 802011 Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA + 802022 passes Didcot at caution with the 1L55 1129 Swansea - Paddington.

  • 2 February 2019. Armistice 100 vinyls as applied to vehicle 821006.

  • 2 February 2019. 800008 #trainbow + 800014 pass Didcot at low speed working the 1L52 0938 Carmarthen - Paddington.

  • 2 February 2019. Carrying Armistice 100 vinyls, 800306 Allan Leonard Lewis VC Harold Day VSC calls at Didcot with the 1A17 1230 Bristol Temple Meads - Paddington

  • 2 February 2019. After a lengthy hold due to a red signal, 66181 accelerates away on the Didcot avoider with the 4O40 1044 Morris Cowley - Southampton Eastern Docks.

  • 2 February 2019. With a rake of GWR green coaches and InterCity liveried 43185 Great Western on the rear, 43097 Environment Agency calls at Didcot with the 1L48 0929 Swansea - Paddington.

  • 19 January 2019. A closer inspection of the class 88's on the rear of 0K69 passing Wolverton.

  • 19 January 2019. Foursight at Wolverton take 2. Chiltern liveried 68011 leads 37423 Spirit of the Lakes + 88008 Ariadne + 88007 Electra with the 0K69 0935 Wembley LMD - Crewe Gresty Bridge.

  • 18 January 2019. Foursight at Wolverton as 90019 Multimodal + 90037 Spirit of Dagenham + 67014 + 66206 head south on 0A06 1335 Crewe Electric Depot - Wembley.

  • 27 December 2018. The afternoon sun catches 66556 on the rear of an engineers at Wolverton.

  • 26 December 2018. With 66537 sitting in platform 5, 66617 passes slowly along the relaid platform 6 with a ballast drop. She had arrived from the North on Christmas Eve with the 6Y62 1639 Crewe Basford Hall - Bletchley Relief 2.

  • 26 December 2018. 66537 sits with her ballast working at MK. She had arrived on Christmas Eve having worked the 6Y58 Wembley - Bletchley.

  • 26 December 2018. 66528 Madge Eliot MBE Borders Railway Opening 2015 stands under Stratford Road bridge at Wolverton with 66538 and 66543 in the background.

  • 26 December 2018. The engineering trains involved in the MK works over Christmas were in the main stabled at Denbigh to the South of MK before entering the works site. Equally those trains that left the works site then stabled around Bradwell/Wolverton/Castlethorpe before heading back to Crewe Basford Hall. With the former Royal train shed behind her, 66519 stands at Wolverton with another engineers headed by 66571 ahead. 66519 had travelled South on 23 December as the 6Y52 1601 Crewe Basford Hall - Denbigh Hall North Junction.

  • 25 December 2018. 66528 Madge Elliot MBE Borders Railway Opening 2015 is seen shut down for the Christmas period at Wolverton having exited the MK works possession.

  • 24 December 2018. Diverted from her usual MML route, 66618 Railways Illustrated Annual Photographic Awards Alan Barnes passes Wolverton with the 6L45 Earles - Dagenham cement working.

  • 24 December 2018. Reliveried 350232 leads sisters 350250 + 350242 into Wolverton on the 2Y32 1054 BNS - Euston.

  • 24 December 2018. The light at the end of the tunnel. Major engineering works took place at MK over the Christmas period resulting in the removal of all rail, sleepers and ballast through platform 6. A number of engineering trains were used in the works involving 66519/528/529/537/538/543/556/562/563/571/594/602 and 66617. One of these locos, 66543 is seen parked up near Granby, North of Bletchley awaiting entrance to the works site.

  • 24 December 2018. With the fast lines shut in connection with the MK Christmas engineering works, 390124 Virgin Venturer passes Wolverton with the 1A24 1035 Manchester Piccadilly - Euston.

  • 22 December 2018. WCRC 37516 Loch Laidon pilots 44871 past Wolverton with the 5Z21 0944 Southall - Carnforth ECS.

  • 15 December 2018. More December gloom at Bletchley as 66761 Wensleydale Railway Association 25 Years 1990-2015 starts out on the stone empties heading for Wellingborough Yard.

  • 11 December 2018. The beauty that is 37025 Inverness TMD stands at MK having arrived with the 3Q68 Derby RTC - Rugby via MK.

  • 1 December 2018. Shades of orange on a gloomy day. 66783 The Flying Dustman stands with her train, the 6H11 1133 Bletchley CEMEX - Wellingborough Yard underneath Bletchley flyover having reversed out of the stone terminal. Note the additional front light and drawgear from her previous Lickey Banker duties when numbered 66058.

  • 27 November 2018. 37884 Cepheus + 365505 are held by a red in platform 2 at MK whilst working the 5Q42 2348 Ilford EMU Depot - Crewe South Yard.

  • 3 November 2018. 323217 is seen being towed along McConnell Drive in Wolverton by works resident 08629 Wolverton. The 323 had arrived as the 0857 Soho LMD - Wolverton Centre Sidings.

  • 2 November 2018. The Autumn sunshine shadows just hold to witness the passage of 90029 + 67016 through Wolverton with the 0A06 1335 Crewe IEMD -Wembley.

  • 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.

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