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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.


47001 Crewe Works 21 February 1987

47001 Crewe Works 21 February 1987

47001 is seen standing withdrawn inside Crewe Works on 21 February 1987. She was mooted to be preserved but nothing ever came of this and she was cut in 1994. Note the Haymarket castle logo on the bodyside.


LATEST ADDITIONS

  • 57601 Didcot 26 April 2002

    57601 powers past Didcot with the 1C50 1542 Paddington - Exeter St. Davids.

  • D9000 York 20 April 2002

    Working the 'Rose of the Shires' charter, D9000 ROYAL SCOTS GREY stands at York with the 1Z56 1530 York - Watford Junction.

  • 43039 York 20 April 2002

    43039 The Royal Dragoon Guards departs North from York.

  • 08896 Didcot 12 April 2002

    Former Bristol regular 08896 STEPHEN DENT at Didcot

  • 92007 + 56065 MKC 11 May 2002

    All go at MK. With an engineers on the slow and 87001 Royal Scot waiting to head North with the 0830 Euston - Glasgow Central, 92007 Schubert has 56065 for company working the 'Hop n Stop charter, the 1Z85 0548 Crewe - Folkestone Harbour. The 56 had worked from Crewe - Bescot from where the dyson was added. other locos involved in the tour were 56046, 58029, 60081, 66539 and 73131.

  • 90016 MKC 11 May 2002

    90016 leads the short lived 4M75 0143 Mossend - Willesden Euroterminal 'Piggyback' service.

  • 47854 Didcot 16 May 2002

    47854 Women’s Royal Voluntary Service pulls away from Didcot entrusted with the 1M02 0600 Paddington - Manchester Piccadilly.

  • 47854 + 47741 Didcot 16 May 2002

    47854 Women's Royal Voluntary Service pilots a presumably failed 47741 Resilient on the 1S87 1418 Paddington - Glasgow Central.

  • 47747 Didcot 12 April 2002

    47747 Graham Farish rounds the Didcot avoider leading the 1O38 0910 Edinburgh - Bournemouth.

  • 47783 Reading 4 May 2002

    47783 Saint Peter draws into Reading with the 1Z50 0943 Finsbury Park - Cardiff Central FOOTEX conveying Arsenal supporters to the FA Cup Final.

  • 47292 + 390001 Wolverton 19 April 2002

    The first ever visit of a Pendolino to the Southern section of the WCML sees tatty 47292 haul 390001 through Wolverton on a Tebay - Wembley Depot move.

  • 47733 Reading 4 May 2002

    47733 Eastern Star arrives into Reading working a London Victoria - Cardiff Central FOOTEX in connection with the Arsenal v Chelsea FA Cup Final at Cardiff.

  • 91107 York 20 April 2002

    91107 Newark on Trent arrives into York with the 1E09 1000 Glasgow Central - King's Cross.

  • 91106 York 20 April 2002

    91106 East Lothian passes the viewing area of the NRM working the 1N03 1040 King's Cross - Newcastle.

  • 37611 Wolverton 4 December 2021

    Winter sun dapples 37611 Pegasus approaching Wolverton with six former Grand Central Mk 4's in tow working 5Q86 1020 Doncaster Works - Eastleigh Works.

  • 66777 Husborne Crawley 4 December 2021

    66777 Annette bowls along towards Ridgmont leading the 4F04 1133 Bletchley Cemex - Wellingborough Yard. Note the Xscape building in Central Milton Keynes visible on the horizon to the far right of this view.

  • 66753 Wolverton 4 December 2021

    Low Winter sun catches 66753 EMD Roberts Road approaching Wolverton leading 4L05 1252 Hams Hall - Felixstowe.

  • 66761 Wolverton 28 November 2021

    Shades of yellow and orange as 66761 Wensleydale Railway Association 25 Years 1990-2015 passes Wolverton on the rear of the 6G50 0702 Willesden West London Junction - Bescot.

  • 66797 Wolverton 28 November 2021

    Imported from mainland Europe and in use with GBRf, BEACON rail branded 66797 heads away from Wolverton with the 6G50 0702 Willesden West London Junction - Bescot.

  • 92018 Wolverton 27 November 2021

    Anyone overslept ? With storm Arwen causing transport havoc, 92018 passes Wolverton with the Lowland Sleeper the 1M11 0040 Carstairs - Watford Junction running a mere 340 minutes late.

  • 90024 MKC 27 November 2021

    The uniquely Malcolm liveried 90024 reposes at MK with the 'Blackpool Illuminations', the 1Z90 013 Euston - Blackpool North. The bodyside vinyls photographed by Colin Prior depict four mountains. Ben Mor Coigach has an elevation of 743 metres and is located to the North West of Ullapool. Secondly Sgurr na Fhidhleir has an elevation of 705 metres and is located close to Ben Mor Coigach. Beinn an Eoin is located in the Northwest Highlands and rises to an elevation of 855 metres. Finally Stac Pollaidh rises to 612 metres also in the Northwest Highlands

  • 66791 Wolverton 27 November 2021

    Plain blue 66791 heads north with the 6G51 1401 Willesden West London Junction - Bescot engineers. Sister 66792 was on the rear.

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