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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.


323239 Wolverton 1 February 2020

323239 Wolverton 1 February 2020

323239 heads through Wolverton n the start of her journey home working the 5Q36 0949 Wolverton Centre Sidings - Allerton Depot.


LATEST ADDITIONS

  • 66731 Wolverton 14 March 2020

    66731 interhubGB passes Wolverton on 7G50 1340 Bescot - Bletchley South Junction.

  • 66761 MKC 14 March 2020

    Ticking over, 66761 Wensleydale Railway Association 25 years 1990-2015 stands at a red having worked the 6G51 1719 Bescot - MKC.

  • 92010 Wolverton 13 March 2020

    An elevated view of Caledonian sleeper liveried 92010 curving through Wolverton on the 5M11 1105 Golborne Junction - Euston ECS. The lowland sleeper had door issues resulting in the cancellation of the southbound sleeper at Wigan North Western a mere 243 late.

  • 66789 Castlethorpe 13 March 2020

    Large logo celebrity 66789 British Rail 1948-1997 passes with the 4M23 1036 Felixstowe - Hams Hall.

  • 56091 + 33053 + 56103 Princes Risborough 8 March 2020

    Crompton sandwich as 56091 Driver Wayne Gaskell The Godfather and 56103 have 33053 for company at Princes Risborough working the 0Z33 1930 Leicester LIP - Princes Risborough. The 33 is due to take part in the upcoming Chinnor & Princes Risborough diesel gala over the 27 - 29 March.

  • 66761 Wolverton 8 March 2020

    Seen on the fast at Wolverton, 66761 Wensleydale Railway Association 25 years 1990 - 2015 trails the 6G52 0753 Hanslope Junction - Bescot via Bletchley. Sister 66714 Cromer Lifeboat was lead loco.

  • 33029 Bicester North 7 March 2020

    WCRC 33029 approaches Bicester North leading the Branch Line Society's 'The Fenny Crompton', the 1Z36 0710 Lancaster - London Paddington. The day had not started well with a delayed departure from Lancaster of 53 minutes but arrival in London was only 2 minutes late.

  • 66757 Wolverton 7 March 2020

    Passing through Wolverton at a fair lick is 66757 West Somerset Railway on the 4H03 0929 Bletchley Cemex - Wellingborough Yard stone empties.

  • 08752 + 323228 McConnell Drive, Wolverton Works 7 March 2020

    323228 was due to return to Allerton Depot but whilst in the centre sidings an issue required the move to be cancelled and resident works pilot was used to bring the errant unit back into the works. With the WCML visible in the background, Gemini branded 08752 hauls the 323 parallel to McConnell Drive and back into Wolverton Works. Note the floral hanging basket display above the right hand buffer !

  • 66160 Castlethorpe 6 March 2020

    Still with EWS branding, 66160 passes the camera whilst leading 6O67 1447 Daventry - Dollands Moor.

  • 390155 Castlethorpe 6 March 2020

    With the former water tower prominent, Avanti liveried 390155 heads south working the 1A41 1355 Manchester Piccadilly - Euston

  • 315833 + 315859 Wolverton 6 March 2020

    Warm storage runs continue for the displaced former TfL 315's. Units 315833 + 315859 pass Wolverton on the 5Q23 1236 Northampton Up Sidings - Northampton Up Sidings via Bletchley.

  • 47501 + 47805 + 87002 Castlethorpe 28 February 2020

    Two tone green sisters D1944 CRAFTSMAN + D1935 Roger Hosking MA 1925-2013 have repainted ex works 87002 Royal Sovereign for company along with the Statesman Rail rake on the 5Z36 1050 Eastleigh Arlington - Crewe Holding Sidings. 86101 was also to be in the consist but was left in Hampshire due to brake issues. Both the 86 and 87 have gained IC swallow livery having been repainted from their former Caledonian sleeper teal livery.

  • 92006 Wolverton 23 February 2020

    Caledonian Sleeper liveried 92006 heads South through Wolverton with 6Z48 0856 Garston - Wembley Yard. The following day the Garston/Dagenham traffic transferred from GBRf to DRS.

  • 67005 Bradwell 21 February 2020

    67005 Queen's Messenger leads the Royal Train ECS past Bradwell a short distance from her base at Wolverton Works. Running as 1Z50 the Royal Train had been used by Prince Charles whilst he carried out a number of engagements in South Wales.

  • 86401 Wolverton 14 February 2020

    Off to pastures new as 86401 Mons Meg passes through Wolverton on 0M43 1115 Wembley - Carnforth heading for a new life with WCRC having finished her stint working on Caledonian sleeper services.

  • 319428 Wolverton Works 8 February 2020

    GWR liveried 319428 stands alongside white 319439 inside Wolverton Works. Both units are part of the class 769 flex tri-mode program.

  • 33207 Castlethorpe 8 February 2020

    There is a storm coming. Reportedly for use as cover for Storm Ciara, 33207 Jim Martin passes the camera at Castlethorpe with the 0Z33 1255 Southall - Rugby.

  • 92023 + 92020 MKC 1 February 2020

    The driver gives a happy wave but I bet the customers on board are less impressed as 92023 + 92020 lead the 1M16 2045 Inverness - Euston and pull away from platform 1 at MK following a brief stop to pick up a member of traincrew. The Caledonian sleeper service was running a whopping 368 late at this point following a heavy delay near Symington, south of Carstairs. Arrival into Euston occurred at 1422, nearly six and a half hours late.

  • 86612 + 86614 Bletchley 1 February 2020

    Electric cans 86612 + 86614 pass Bletchley on 4L93 0825 Crewe Basford Hall - Felixstowe.

  • 230003 Bletchley 1 February 2020

    Vivarail 230003 arrives into Bletchley from Bedford and will form the 2S13 1101 return to Bedford.

  • 172005 + 172002 Bletchley 1 February 2020

    A touch of gold as 172002 + 172005 pass through Bletchley with the 5Q66 0941 Wembley HS - Tyseley LMD.

  • 323239 Wolverton 1 February 2020

    323239 heads through Wolverton n the start of her journey home working the 5Q36 0949 Wolverton Centre Sidings - Allerton Depot.

  • 66756 Bletchley 25 January 2020

    66756 Royal Corps Of SIgnals prepares to leave Bletchley having reversed out of the Cemex terminal with the 4H04 1133 to Wellingborough Yard. Note the removal of part of the barrier fencing on the flyover.

  • 66703 Bletchley 25 January 2020

    66703 Doncaster PSB 1981-2002 pauses at Bletchley waiting to enter the possession with the 7G50 1657 Bescot - Bletchley.

  • 67002 MKC 25 January 2020

    Arriva blue 67002 stands at MK on the rear of the 1Z72 0810 Euston - York, the 'Robert Burns'

  • 67013 MKC 25 January 2020

    Complete with her 'First choice for rail freight in the UK' branding, 67013 leads the 'Robert Burns', the 1Z72 0810 Euston - York.

  • 66783 Wolverton 19 January 2020

    The distinctive 66783 The Flying Dustman heads for Bescot with the 7G50 0841 ex Bletchley Relief 2 albeit running four hours late passing the camera.

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