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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.


66053 Wolverton 2 April 2021

66053 Wolverton 2 April 2021

DB stickered 66053 takes loaded ballast through Wolverton with the 6R04 0757 Bescot - Bourne End via Wembley Yard.


LATEST ADDITIONS

  • 66149 Millbrook 1 May 2021

    DB Red uniformity as 66149 heads north with the 4D31 1353 Radlett - Mountsorrel.

  • 70808 Millbrook 1 May 2021

    Having been held at Bedford North Junction, 70808 heads south past Millbrook with the 6C51 1007 Toton North Yard - Hendon.

  • 66566 + 66554 Bletchley 30 April 2021

    Night time encounter as 66566 working 4L16 is greeted by 66554 during a crew change. 66554 is working the 4M37 2115 London Gateway - Crewe Basford Hall.

  • 66566 Bletchley 30 April 2021

    Palindromic 66566 stands at Bletchley with the 4L16 1915 Trafford Park - London Gateway.

  • 66784 Bletchley 30 April 2021

    With numerous point carriers in the consist behind OBA wagon 110451, 66784 Keighley & Worth Valley Railway 50th Anniversary 1968-2018 is held on a red at Bletchley working 6X56 1857 Bescot - Berkhamsted. The fabricated track panels in the consist were to be installed over the Bank Holiday weekend at Watford North.

  • 66718 MKC 30 April 2021

    Uniquely liveried 66718 Sir Peter Hendy CBE stands at MK with the 6G55 1559 Bescot - Berkhamsted.

  • 37407 + 37402 Castlethorpe 25 April 2021

    Large logo heaven as 37407 Blackpool Tower, carrying the DRS LONDON ON A MISSION headboard leads 37402 Stephen Middlemore 23.12.1954 - 8.6.2013 passes Castlethorpe running as 0Z37 1433 Willesden Brent - Crewe Gresty Bridge.

  • 66160 Castlethorpe 25 April 2021

    With her paintwork looking a little jaded, 66160 leads the 1129 Dollands Moor - Daventry.

  • 66104 Wolverton 24 April 2021

    On the night shift as DB red 66104 stands at a floodlit Wolverton during renewal of the up fast through platform two. She was one of five locomotives involved in the work during the weekend, the others all being GB examples namely 66729, 66750, 66783 and 66786.

  • 66731 + 465910 Oakley 24 April 2021

    Diverted from her usual path up the ECML, 66731 Capt Tom Moore A True British Inspiration passes Oakley with SE unit 465910 in tow running as 5Q89 1130 Slade Green T&RSMD - Doncaster Wabtec.

  • 66783 Wolverton 24 April 2021

    Celebrity 66783 The Flying Dustman at Wolverton during the weekend possession to replace the up fast. 66783 had arrived the previous evening from Bescot running as 6G52.

  • Wolverton 24 April 2021

    A further view of work taking place to remove ballast and debris before replacing the up fast.

  • 90003 + 90042 Wolverton 24 April 2021

    Ex Anglia 90003 leads sister 90042 through Wolverton with the 4L97 0457 Trafford Park - Felixstowe.

  • 350114 Wolverton 24 April 2021

    With work continuing to replace the up fast in the background, all traffic utilised the slows all weekend. 350114 departs Wolverton on the 2N09 Euston - Northampton.

  • 66745 Wolverton 24 April 2021

    Diverted from her usual route via the ECML, the 4E00 0528 London Gateway - Masborough passes Wolverton with 66745 Modern Railways The first 50 years leading the way.

  • 66786 Wolverton 24 April 2021

    With 66786 just out of sight, work continues to remove ballast at Wolverton on the up fast.

  • 66786 Wolverton 24 April 2021

    GB 66786, the former 66141 stands at Wolverton during track replacement works on the up fast. 66786 had arrived south the previous evening having worked from Bescot as 6G51. Note the ballast and track on the up fast has already been removed.

  • 66104 MKC 23 April 2021

    Into the night as DB red 66104 is held at MK with the 7R01 1910 Bescot - MKC via Bletchley.

  • 90044 + 90006 Castlethorpe 23 April 2021

    Contrasting liveries as 90044 leads 90006 Roger Ford/Modern Railways Magazine approaching the remains of the former station at Castlethorpe with the 4M87 1113 Felixstowe - Trafford Park.

  • 150149 Castlethorpe 23 April 2021

    Northern 150149 returns North from Wolverton Works running as the 5Q71 1545 Wolverton Centre Sidings - Newton Heath TMD.

  • 43102 Oakley 19 April 2021

    43102 The Journey Shrinker 148.5 MPH The Worlds Fastest Diesel Train passes Oakley on the rear of the 1B69 1745 Nottingham - St Pancras International.

  • 66607 Oakley 19 April 2021

    66607 slog up the MML at Oakley with the 6M84 1415 Dagenham - Earles.

  • 66169 Oakley 19 April 2021

    With peeling paint on her roof, 66169 passes Oakley with the 6H74 1751 Luton Limbury Road - Peak Forest.

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