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.

66724 Bletchley 6 July 2019

66724 Bletchley 6 July 2019

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


  • 390010 Chelmscote 14 September 2019

    With the Pendolino repainting program coming to a conclusion soon, the first repaint (without the black window surrounds) was 390010 Cumbrian Spirit, seen here with the 1A24 1015 Manchester Piccadilly - Euston.

  • 66428 + 37069 Chelmscote 14 September 2019

    Named at the recent DRS open day at Carlisle Kingmoor, 66428 Carlisle Eden Mind has former Thornaby favourite 37069 for company as the pair pass Chelmscote on the 0Z69 0850 Crewe Gresty Bridge - Eastleigh Works.

  • 390117 Chelmscote 14 September 2019

    390117 Blue Peter heads south working the 1A22 0947 Liverpool Lime Street - Euston.

  • 800313 Shrivenham 5 Septemer 2019

    A broader side view of 9 car 800313 passing Shrivenham whilst heading West with the 1C18 1430 Paddington - Weston super Mare.

  • GWR HST nameplates STEAM Swindon 5 September 2019

    Further nameplates on display, all that were carried on power cars namely in order from top to bottom, 43021, 43027, 43198, 43137, 4315, 43132, 43017 and 43004

  • GWR HST nameplates STEAM Swindon 5 September 2019

    Presentation plates from 43172 Harry Patch and 43023 SQN LDR HAROLD STARR ONE OF THE FEW along with plates that were actually carried by power cars including 43155 The Red Arrows 50 Seasons of Excellence, 43147 Royal Marines Celebrating 350 years, 43087 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment Royal Logistic Corps, 43056 The Royal British Legion and 43070 The Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.

  • Class 255 GWR HST Castle nameplates STEAM Swindon 5 September 2019

    A closer inspection of four of the new Castle GWR HST nameplates.

  • Class 255 GWR HST Castle nameplates STEAM Swindon 5 September 2019

    A visit to STEAM in Swindon to view the GWR HST nameplates, not only previously carried plates but also the new nameplates to be applied to the 2+4 GWR HST sets. This image shows all the 22 new Castle nameplates on display. The plates depict an image of a 2+4 HST set with a representation of the castle placed above it. The whole list of names is as follows; Cromwell's Castle, Chun Castle, Tregenna Castle, St Michael's Mount, St Mawes Castle, St Catherine's Castle, Trematon Castle, Launceston Castle, Kingswear Castle, Compton Castle, Berry Pomeroy Castle, Okehampton Castle, Castle Drogo, Powderham Castle, Rougemont Castle, Taunton Castle, Dunster Castle, Walton Castle, Cardiff Castle, Caerphilly Castle, Newport Castle and Chepstow Castle.

  • 66564 Swindon 5 September 2019

    Carrying an advert for train driver vacancies at Freightliner, 66564 crawls to a stand at Swindon with the 4L38 0956 Wentloog - Felixstowe.

  • 800004, 800029 Swindon 5 September 2019

    Originally named Isambard Kingdom Brunel/Sir Daniel Gooch but now denamed, 800004 stands at Swindon on the rear (with 800036) of the 1B22 1015 Paddington - Cardiff Central whilst 800029 heads East leading (with 800009) the 1L46 0956 Cardiff Central - Paddington.

  • 800025 + 800030 Swindon 5 September 2019

    800025 + 800030 call for custom at Swindon with the 1L48 0929 Swansea - Paddington.

  • 37402 Swindon 5 September 2019

    Tractor loose on the GWML as 37402 Stephen Middlemore 23.12.1954 - 8.6.2013 is held on a red at Swindon working 0Z38 0912 Cardiff Canton Sidings - Norwich Station.

  • 66089 Swindon 5 September 2019

    Looking a little weather beaten, 66089 comes to a stand at Swindon whilst working the 0A16 1025 Westbury Yard - Didcot Yard.

  • 66748 Hanslope Junction 31 August 2019

    West meet west meets west. With the sun setting in the west, 66757 West Somerset Railway is seen in the distance leading the 6G50 1711 Bescot - Euston whilst 66748 West Burton 50 brings up the rear.

  • 66757 Hanslope Junction 31 August 2019

    With the sun dipping towards sunset, 66757 West Somerset Railway heads south on 6G50 1711 Bescot - Euston.

  • 66059 Hanslope Junction 31 August 2019

    Evening sun highlights 66059 on the rear of 6R01 1638 Bescot - Wembley Central.

  • 323218 Wolverton 31 August 2019

    323218 passes Wolverton on the start of her journey working the 5Q65 1012 Wolverton Centre Sidings - Soho LMD.

  • 350375 Wolverton 30 August 2019

    Recently named 350375 Vic Hall calls at Wolverton working the 1Y87 2113 Euston - BNS. The unit was named at Watford Junction on 7 August by Vic Hall who had worked at Watford Junction for over 50 years having started work there on 4 August 1969. After the naming Vic dispatched unit 350375, his final dispatch before retirement.

  • 66712 Millbrook 17 August 2019

    66712 Peterborough Power Signalbox passes Millbrook 117L working the 6Z54 1220 Wembley - Wellingborough with 25 brand new Romanian built MMA box wagons in tow.

  • 43048 Millbrook 17 August 2019

    On the last day of EMT before the franchise passed to EMR, 43048 T.C.B. Miller MBE forms the rear of the 1D48 1534 S Pancras International - Nottingham.

  • 43050 Millbrook 17 August 2019

    Carrying 11 Years East Midlands Trains vinyls, 43050 passes Millbrook leading the 1B53 1445 Nottingham - St Pancras International.

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