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.

47593 MKC 1 June 2019

47593 MKC 1 June 2019

47593 Galloway Princess stands at MK before the off with the Settle to Carlisle Coastal Statesman, the 0542 MKC - Appleby.


  • 67029 Bletchley 7 July 2019

    67029 Royal Diamond ambles through Bletchley with the 5Z05 1420 Tyseley - Eastleigh Arlington.

  • 66779 Bletchley 6 July 2019

    Celebrity 66779 EVENING STAR sits on the rear of 6G50 1556 Bescot - Wembley at Bletchley. Note 230005 awaiting departure for Bedford. At the time of this photo, only 230005 was available for traffic with both 230003 + 230004 out of service.

  • 66724 Bletchley 6 July 2019

    66724 Drax Power Station stands held at Bletchley leading 6G50 1556 Bescot - Euston.

  • 15333 Bletchley 30 June 2019

    Mark 5 Caledonian sleeper vehicle 15333 in the consist of 5Z11 heading from Polmadie - Wembley.

  • 92010 Bletchley 30 June 2019

    92010 passes Bletchley with sleeper ECS the 5Z11 0930 Polmadie CMD - Wembley IC Depot. These coaches were part of the 1M11 Lowlander sleeper that was due to depart Glasgow on the night of 28 June but was cancelled with passengers transferred to Carstairs to catch the Edinburgh portion for onward travel to stations south.

  • 92014 Wolverton 30 June 2019

    Caledonian sleeper liveried 92014, the former Emile Zola runs light through Wolverton heading for Scotland with the 0Z92 0800 Wembley IC Depot - Polmadie CMD.

  • 91118 Great Wymondley 29 June 2019

    Last view from an enjoyable visit sees 91118 The Fusiliers heading for 'The Cross' with the 1A43 1714 ex Leeds.

  • 91119 Great Wymondley 29 June 2019

    Having worked 1E17 south earlier, 91119 Bounds Green INTERCITY Depot 1977-2017 returns northwards leading the 1N30 1830 King's Cross - Newcastle.

  • 43274 Great Wymondley 29 June 2019

    43274 Spirit of Sunderland sprints south on the rear of the 1B89 1754 Newark North Gate - King's Cross.

  • 91117 Great Wymondley 29 June 2019

    With tail lamp and pantograph lowered, failed 91117 WEST RIDING LIMTED is dragged south by 67002 heading empty for Bounds green Depot. 91117 had been working the 1Y86 1405 York - King's Cross which was terminated at Peterborough due to 91117 suffering from loss of power and air issues.

  • 67002 + 82215 ( 91117) Great Wymondley 29 June 2019

    After the failure of 91117 at Peterborough on 1Y86, thunderbird 67002 was sent as 1Z99 from King's Cross to Peterborough to assist. 67002 is seen heading south with the errant trainset running as 5Y86 1408 Peterborough - Bounds Green T&RSMD.

  • 91115 Great Wymondley 29 June 2019

    91115 Blaydon Races heads south running 15 late due to operational difficulties around Peterborough with the 1E16 1300 ex Edinburgh.

  • 91126 Great Wymondley 29 June 2019

    91126 Darlington Hippodrome is seen passing working the 1S26 1700 King's Cross - Edinburgh. Shortly after this photo was taken, 91126 experienced brake issues between St. Neots and Huntingdon resulting in a 2348 arrival in the Scottish capital, 148 minutes late.

  • 800105 Great Wymondley 29 June 2019

    Azuma 800105 cuts through the Hertfordshire countryside with the 1D23 1703 King's Cross - Leeds.

  • 800107 Great Wymondley 29 June 2019

    The first Azumas have entered traffic and in doing so the decline of class 91 operated services has begun. 800107 heads south with the 1A34 1415 Leeds - King's Cross. This service is seen passing the camera 68 late having been delayed around Peterborough.

  • 67002 Great Wymondley 29 June 2019

    Acting as King's Cross thunderbird, 67002 is seen working as 1Z99 from King's Cross to Peterborough to rescue 91117 which had been declared a failure whilst working the 1Y86 1405 ex York.

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