Sunday, 26 March 2017

Diesel Multiple Units at Leamington Spa



Diesel Multiple Unit Trains



Here is a small selection of Diesel Multiple Units operated by 'Cross Country', 'Chiltern Railways' and 'London Midland Trains', following a night photography session at Leamington Spa railway station towards the back end of 2016.




Night photo of an unidentified Cross Country 4-car DMU 220 010 standing in Leamington Spa railway station while operating a service to Southampton in 2016
Photo: Charles Moorhen

Cross Country Trains, Class 220010, 4-car DMU stands in Leamington spa station before continuing on to Southampton Central.



Night photo of Chiltern Railways Class 165 006 DMU stops at Leamington Spa railway station while en route to Banbury 2016
Photo: Charles Moorhen

Chiltern Railways, Class 165006 2-car DMU, about to leave heading for Banbury.




Night Photo of London Midland Trains Class 172 344 DMU in a bay platform at Leamington Spa railway station in 2016
Photo: Charles Moorhen 

Standing at platform 1 of Leamington Spa station, Class 172344 DMU, is stabled for the night awaiting its morning's work.



Night photo of Cross Country Trains Class 220 028 Pauses at Leamington Spa railways station while operating a service to Birmingham New Street 2016
Photo:  Charles Moorhen
Cross Country Trains, Class 220028, DMU about to continue on to Birmingham New Street.


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Thursday, 23 March 2017

Class 222 002 DEMU at Wellingborough

Class 222 DEMU Trains at Night


Night Photo of East Midlands Trains Class 222 002 DMU Pauses at Wellingborough railway station 2016
East Midlands Trains Class 222002 DEMU          Photo: Charles Moorhen


East Midlands Trains, Class 222 002, DEMU, seen here at Wellingborough railway station, with Class 66005 in the background, placed me in a bit of a quandry when it came to taking its photo.


At that particular time I was intent on photographing the Class 66 when Class 222 002 DEMU, - one of a fleet of 27 train sets - pulled into the station.  

Glad that the Class 66 was safely stored on my camera memory card, I quickly re-positioned the tripod, reset the camera and prayed that the demu would not move before the required amount of seconds had passed to produce an exposure. 

Seconds passed by at the rate of one an hour as I nervously waited, holding my breath, and crossing for luck everything I had.  

Luckily, photographing the Class 222 turned out ok with only a few seconds to spare before it began to move away.  A close look at its lights will show that it slipped back slightly before gaining grip.


Other Class 222 DEMU blog posts:
Class 222015 DEMU Train Approaches Wellingborough Station






Class 222 Trains Video Filmed at Wellingborough





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Saturday, 4 March 2017

EWS Class 66005 Locomotive at Wellingborough

Class 66 Locomotives at Night


Night photo of Diesel Locomotive Class 66005 in EWS livery waits for the all-clear on the freight line at Wellingborough station in 2016
EWS Class 66005         Photo: Charles Moorhen


 EWS Class 66005 Strikes A Colourful Pose



While carrying out some night photography at Wellingborough railway station - trying to record some of its interesting architecture, I happened to be at one point in the evening's activities at the northern end of the station taking the opportunity to photograph East Midlands Trains DMU Class 222002.



As I did so I noticed out of the corner of my eye diesel locomotive EWS Class 66005 slowly coming into the station heading north on the freight-only line.  

Knowing I had no chance of taking a night photo of a moving Class 66 locomotive using a long exposure, I was satisfied to simply jot down the number, pick up my tripod/camera and go back to taking night photos of the station when, lo and behold, DMU Class 222002 pulled out and there stood diesel locomotive Class 66005 - one of 455 in operation - in a perfect pose.

I hoped and prayed that it would not move before I had a chance to set up the camera again and hit the shutter button.

As well as the above I also captured one more train that night during my night photography session - East Midlands Trains Class 43066 paused before continuing on to London St. Pancras.

If you would like to see more photos from the Wellingborough railway station night photography session, please click here.



Other Class 66 locomotive blog posts you may wish to see:

Class 66013 and 66502 Pause at Night at Rugby Railway Station


Class 66136 Through Northampton To Form Silk Road Train


Class 66761 Locomotive Named In Ceremony at Wensleydale Railway


Freightliner Diesel Locomotive 66528 Named After 86 Year-Old Veteran Railway Campaigner Madge Elliot MBE



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You may also wish to visit my other blog, 'Pen To Paper', which contains interesting posts on a wide variety of subjects.





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