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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.


1 June 2018. On the final day of operation at Liverpool Lime Street before an eight week blockade, 156426 stands awaiting departure with the 2O93 0819 to Manchester Oxford Road.

1 June 2018. On the final day of operation at Liverpool Lime Street before an eight week blockade, 156426 stands awaiting departure with the 2O93 0819 to Manchester Oxford Road.


LATEST ADDITIONS

  • 30 June 2018. 66024 tails the 6R02 1450 Crewe Basford Hall - Euston through Wolverton with sister 66040 at the front.

  • 30 June 2018. With DB red 66165 leading the way in the distance, 66056 brings up the rear of the 6R01 1458 Bescot - Wembley at Wolverton.

  • 30 June 2018. Returning from Euston, 350373 passes Castlethorpe with the 1Y51 1513 Euston - BNS.

  • 30 June 2018. 350373 pulls into Wolverton with the 1Y40 1214 BNS - Euston.

  • 30 June 2018. 66418 PATRIOT - IN MEMORY OF FALLEN RAILWAY EMPLOYEES passes over Haversham Viaduct with the 4L90 0830 Lawley Street - Felixstowe. Note the young lady and her male companion attempting to use a surfboard with empty Coke bottles attached for buoyancy !!!!

  • 30 June 2018. 37884 Cepheus drags 319372 across Haversham Viaduct and crosses the River Ouse with the 5Q36 1022 Wolverton Centre Sidings - Allerton Depot.

  • 30 June 2018. Chiltern pair 68011 + 68013 pass over Haversham Viaduct on the approach to Wolverton with the regular 0A68 0650 Crewe Gresty Bridge - Wembley LMD.

  • 30 June 2018. 319372 is shunted out of Wolverton Works and along McConnell Drive by 08629 Wolverton (just visible). Note the former Royal Train shed on the right, now used for residential housing.

  • 30 June 2018. 92023 takes the platform 1 route through MK with the delayed 1M16 2045 Inverness - Euston sleeper which was running 109 minutes late as it passed the camera due to the Fort William portion being heavily delayed into Edinburgh due to a lineside fire at Bathgate.

  • 30 June 2018. 37884 Cepheus passes Wolverton and a clear cloudless sky working light as the 0H72 0752 Leicester LIP - Wolverton Centre Sidings.

  • 29 June 2018. New Crossrail unit 345038 passes Castlethorpe on the slow with the 5Z72 1529 Crewe CS - Wembley.

  • 29 June 2018. A broadside view of GBRf 66740 Sarah passing Castlethorpe with the 4L18 1412 Trafford Park - Felixstowe.

  • 29 June 2018. One of the ever decreasing number of operational Freightliner class 70's, 70014 passes Castlethorpe with the 4M56 1257 London Gateway -Garston.

  • 29 June 2018. Freightliner uniformity as 66610 approaches the former derelict station platforms at Castlethorpe working the 6M80 1502 Bow - Guide Bridge.

  • 29 June 2018. Celebrity 66720 passes Castlethorpe with the 4M23 1046 Felixstowe - Hams Hall.

  • 29 June 2018. DB stickered 66108 partners 2015 passing Wolverton on the 1120 Crewe Electric Depot - Willesden 'F' Sidings.

  • 27 June 2018. A heavily shadowed evening shot of 68034 + 68016 Fearless pass Wolverton with a solitary nuclear flask on the 6M95 1629 Dungeness - Crewe.

  • 25 June 2018. Pullman luxury as 67021 dodges the evening shadows at Hitchin on the rear of the 1831 Cambridge - King's Cross.

  • 25 June 2018. 91102 City of York runs South on the slow at Hitchin whilst working the 1A40 1615 Leeds - King's Cross.

  • 25 June 2018. 43308 HIGHLAND CHIEFTAIN forms the rear of the 1Y88 1626 Doncaster - King's Cross running on the slow at Hitchin. The service which should have originated at York was cancelled between York and Doncaster due to a points failure.

  • 25 June 2018. 91101 FLYING SCOTSMAN flies past Hitchin with the 1E17 1330 Edinburgh - King's Cross running 52 minutes late due to signalling issues.

  • 25 June 2018. 180114 KIRKGATE CALLING passes Hitchin on the slow with the 1A67 1449 Bradford Interchange - King's Cross.

  • 25 June 2018. One of the first 91's to gain LNER branding is 91115 Blaydon Races, seen here passing Hitchin pushing the 1B87 1556 Newark North Gate - King's Cross.

  • 25 June 2018. With weathered numerals and EWS lettering, 90039 pushes past Hitchin on the 1A39 1545 Leeds - King's Cross.

  • 25 June 2018. 43257 Bounds Green forms the rear of the 1E15 0952 Aberdeen - King's Cross, the 'Northern Lights' at Hitchin.

  • 25 June 2018. 43208 Lincolnshire Echo passes Hitchin on the rear of the 1A36 1445 Leeds - King's Cross.

  • 25 June 2018. 91111 For the Fallen heads South at Hitchin on the 1A34 1415 Leeds - King's Cross.

  • 25 June 2018. Thameslink 700131 leaves Hitchin with the 9S41 1454 Cambridge - Brighton.

  • 25 June 2018. On hire from EMT, 43075 passes Hitchin on the rear of the 1A33 1345 Leeds - King's Cross.

  • 25 June 2018. Love is in the air as 91103 Celebrating Pride heads away from camera at Hitchin working the 1A31 1315 Leeds - King's Cross.

  • 25 June 2018. A full EMT rake on the East Coast at Hitchin as 43047 leads the 1B85 1354 Newark North Gate - King's Cross.

  • 25 June 2018. 91128 INTERCITY 50 pushes South at Hitchin with the 1Y32 1225 Newcastle - King's Cross.

  • 25 June 2018. 43302 World Speed Record - HST hammers South at Hitch working the 1Y82 1204 York - Kings Cross. Additional wording on the vinyl nameplate reads, ' The 30th anniversary of Power Car 4310(43302) reaching 148.5 mph on 1st November 1987, setting the world speed record for diesel traction which still stands today'.

  • 25 June 2018. Goodbye Virgin East Coast, hello LNER. One of the first vehicles to gain LNER branding, 43320 heads South at Hitchin working the 1E09 0930 Edinburgh - King's Cross.

  • 25 June 2018. Unbranded Fertis liveried 56103 with 50008 Thunderer pass Hitchin with the 6M05 1150 Barrington (Foxton) - Wembley.

  • 25 June 2018. 43238 National Railway Museum 40 Years 1975-2015 trails the 1N85 1306 King's Cross - York at Hitchin.

  • 23 June 2018. With 66418 leading, 66503 The RAILWAY MAGAZINE brings up the rear of 6Y52 at Wolverton.

  • 23 June 2018. 66418 PATRIOT - IN MEMORYOF FALLEN RAILWAY EMPLOYEES passes Wolverton leading the 6Y52 1550 Crewe BH - Wembley Central.

  • 23 June 2018. Evening sun at Wolverton as 66756 Royal Corps Of Signals passes through with the 6L48 1408 Garston - Dagenham.

  • 23 June 2018. 6Y50 is caught about to pass under Stratford Road bridge with 66545 tailing.

  • 23 June 2018. Electrification is coming to the MML. 66778 Darius Cheskin passes Oakley with the 6M59 1315 Purley Yard - Bardon Hill.

  • 23 June 2018. 66525 tops 66545 at Wolverton on the 6Y50 1440 Crewe BH - Euston.

  • 23 June 2018. 319441 and 319429 (out of sight leading) pass Wolverton on the 5N19 0924 Bletchley CS - Northampton EMU Depot.

  • 23 June 2018. 66035 Resourceful heads past Bradwell leading the 'Another Liverpool Docker' charter, the 1Z75 0640 Reading -Liverpool Bulk Terminal.

  • 23 June 2018. 66133 brings up the rear of 1Z75 passing Bradwell.

  • 23 June 2018. 86604 + 86610 make an unusual sight on the fast passing Bradwell running 145 minutes late with the 4L89 2209 Coatbridge - Felixstowe. Due to a person being hit by a train North of Northampton, this service had to be turned back at Daventry to reach Rugby from where it ran fast line via Weedon.

  • 23 June 2018. 390013 Blackpool Belle approaches MK at Bradwell with the 1M21 0426 Glasgow Central - Euston.

  • 23 June 2018. 86259 Peter Pan pulls away from MK with the 'Cumbrian Mountain Express', the 1Z86 0713 MKC - Carlisle.

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