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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.


66747 Portway, MKC 6 August 2021

66747 Portway, MKC 6 August 2021

Newell & Wright liveried 66747 Made in Sheffield approaches MKC with a lighty laden 4L68 1355 Birch Coppice -London Gateway.


LATEST ADDITIONS

  • 47828 MKC 18 September 2021

    Having arrived at MK on the rear of 1Z79 from Appleby, 47828 is fired up and prepares to depart MK with the ECS, the 5Z80 2321 MKC - Northampton DGL.

  • 47805 MKC 18 September 2021

    47805 Roger Hosking MA 1925-2013 stands at MK with the Settle & Carlisle Coastal Statesman, the 1Z79 1527 Appleby - MKC.

  • 60103 Wolverton 17 September 2021

    With mark 1 brake 35486 in tow, 60103 FLYING SCOTSMAN passes Wolverton heading south as the 5Z60 1135 Castleton - Southall.

  • 67007 McConnell Drive, Wolverton Works 17 September 2021

    Tatty and faded 67007 passes over the Electrolux crossing entering Wolverton Works. She had run south as the 0Z45 1339 Toton TMD - Wolverton Centre Sidings. She later left the works with a number of Royal Train coaches for overnight testing on the Kings Lynn line, tests which also included DRS locos 68001, 68007, 68033 and 88010. See here for an excellent view of the DRS locos returning North to Carlisle courtesy of John Turner https://www.flickr.com/photos/jwht/51489694562/in/dateposted/

  • 66764 + 66796 Wolverton 15 September 2021

    A closer inspection of HS2 branded 66796 showing the plastic bodyside sheeting still adorning the loco.

  • 66764 + 66796 Wolverton 15 September 2021

    66764 Major John Poyntz Engineer & Railwayman leads celebrity repaint 66796 The Green Progressor through Wolverton running as 0Z96 0728 Willesden - Longport. 66796 had been unveiled the previous day at Willesden.

  • 47832 Reading 9 February 2002

    47832 erupts into life leaving Reading with the 0817 Penzance - Paddington

  • 47828 MKC 24 February 2002

    Sunday dragging sees 47828 Severn Valley Railway Kidderminster Bewdley Bridgnorth call at MK and coupled to DVT 82129 working the 1G1 0735 Euston - Wolverhampton.

  • 47817 Reading 23 February 2002

    47817 The Institution of Mechanical Engineers calls at Reading leading the 1M20 0905 Paddington - Manchester Piccadilly.

  • 47782 MKC 17 February 2002

    Attached to a DVT, 47782 stands at Mk leading the 1G17 0735 Euston - Wolverhampton.

  • 47780 + 87009 MKC 3 March 2002

    Res 47780 leads 87009 City of Birmingham at MK with the 1F13 0730 Euston - Liverpool Lime Street.

  • 47773 MKC 17 March 2002

    At the time of this photo, snowplough fitted 47773 Reservist was allocated to Scottish sleeper duties so it was a surprise to see her at MK with the 1F13 0730 Euston - Liverpool Lime Street.

  • 47767 MKC 17 March 2002

    47767 Saint Columba awaits the off at MK working the 1G17 0735 Euston - Wolverhampton.

  • 47747 Reading 23 February 2002

    Having just run round her train, 47747 Graham Farish stands at Reading waiting for the off with the 1O09 0815 Manchester Piccadilly - Bournemouth.

  • 47744 MKC 24 February 2002

    47744 Royal Mail Cheltenham pilots 87015 Howard of Effingham at MK with the 1P57 0830 Euston - Preston.

  • 47709 Bedford 26 February 2002

    Fragonset liveried 47709 DIONYSOS calls at Bedford with the1B19 0930 Derby - St. Pancras.

  • 47727 + 86259 MKC 17 February 2002

    47727 Duke of Edinburgh's Award pilots 86259 Greater MANCHESTER THE LIFE & SOUL OF BRITAIN leading the 1F13 0730 Euston - Liverpool Lime Street.

  • 66701 Wolverton 2 December 2001

    Not what you would expect on a Sunday morning drag but here she is. 66701 Railtrack National Logistics calls at MK with the 1G17 0735 Euston - Wolverhampton. 86416 was on the rear of this working.

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