Arriva Cross Country unit 221140 makes its Taunton station stop running about 20 minutes down on its 1V21 0724 Derby to Plymouth working. Beside it is DRS 37611 which had worked in from Didcot the previous evening as 4Z08. 30/1/2008
Another 125mph rated unit stops at Taunton. FGW class 180 Adelante 180109 is working 1C79 0818 Paddington to Exeter St Davids. The famous Wellington Bank lies ahead.
DRS owned type 3 37038 speeds through Taunton station with a route learning working for the now defunct Victa Westlink company. The path is 0Z39 0905 Bristol Temple Meads to Penzance.
Turning round for the going away shot of 37038. There are people in the rear cab taking in the route.
Reliveried and re-engined 43023 catches the morning sun as it stands at the country end of platform 2 with 1C80 0905 Paddington to Plymouth FGW service.
Super Voyager 221119 runs into platform 5 with a cross country working from Penzance to Manchester Piccadilly, 1M53 0730 off.
Plasser and Theurer 08-16/4x4C-RT switch and crossing tamper 73912 paases through the station westbound, its journey details are not known.
Sitting in the bay platform 1 is a short Network Rail track measurement train top and tailed by a pair of DRS class 37 locos. The type 3 up against the headstop is 37612.
Sprinter 150266 had arrived from the Welsh capital a short while previously. Now it departs Taunton with a class2 return service 2U14 1104 to Cardiff Central.
Non tilting Voyager 220013 leans into the track cant just outside the station as it slows for its stop while working 1V29 0827 Derby to Plymouth Cross Country service.
The heat from the exhausts on 220027 shimmers in the cold air above the set as it powers away with 1E45 1002 Paington to Newcastle.
The driver of 43133 brings his train to a stand right time so far into his journey from Penzance to Paddington, 1A16 0743 off.
The rear powercar of the previous HST set is 43133, providing the rear end push. 30/1/2008
East Coast Thunderbird loco 67027 sits waiting for the call at the London end of Newcastle Central station. This is one of the few named members of the class 67 carrying the name Rising Star. 23/6/2008
At this time GNER had lost the ECML franchise to National Express. Prior to the new owners reliverying their stock they carried out a temporary rebranding. 91118 runs out of Newcastle with 1E15 1110 Glasgow Central to Kings Cross.
DVT 82215 will lead the 1456 departure from Newcastle to Kings Cross, 1A36. The train arrived a short time ago from nearby Heaton depot.
Arriva Cross Country liveried Super Voyager 221128 heads away from Central station with 9O26 1305 Edinburgh to Bournemouth service.
A two car Pacer unit 142096 bounces into its destination after a short run from the Metrocentre station. The working is 2W45 1430 from the popular shopping centre station.
Another terminating service arrives with HST powercar 43313 leading. This vehicle has been re-engined with the new MTU 16V4000 powerplant. The train is 1N06 1330 from Kings Cross giving a diesel service running the entire length under the wires.
A fair amount of passengers board Pacer unti 142092 as it makes its station stop enroute from Middlesborough to Hexham, 2N35 1332 off. To the right is 142095.
Strathclyde Passenger Transport liveried 156504 arrives at its destination having started at Stranraer at 1000, 1E96, five hours previously.
Cross Country 220029 eases over the southern throat of Newcastle Central station with 1E40, 1000 from Bristol Temple Meads. The train will terminate here.
20 minutes after arriving in the station from Heaton depot, 91108 propells its train, 1A36 1456 off Newcastle to London Kings Cross, away right time.
National Express' longest distance train enters Newcastle and is about half way through its journey from the English Capital to the Highland Capital. 43095 fronts 1S15 1200 Kings Cross to Inverness.
220029 arrived a short time ago from Bristol. The next part of its diagram is 1V71 1522 departure to Weston Super Mare.