Multi-million-pound investment to prevent landslips on Chiltern main line and other news.

The latest round up of news from the press offices. The following are all kindly reproduced by kind permission of the various departments.

Major work to secure a railway embankment in Warwickshire will mean more reliable journeys for passengers on the Chiltern main line.

Since December 2019, a £9m investment by Network Rail has seen engineers working to stabilise the slope on the south side of Harbury tunnel between Leamington Spa and Banbury.

Historically the area has been beset by earth movement, most recently in early 2015 when a 300,000-tonne landslip on the other side of the tunnel closed the Chiltern main line for six weeks.

Joel Farrell, scheme project manager at Network Rail, said: “This significant investment to secure this part of the Chiltern main line will ensure reliable journeys for passengers between Birmingham and London for many decades to come.

“The ground here, made up of layers of limestone and shale, can be unstable and could potentially cause issues for the railway running through it. This preventative work will stop any future slips and make it much more secure.

“We know Harbury very well after the huge landslip in 2015 and I want to thank the local community for their patience while we complete this vital work.”

The geological makeup of the earth at Harbury means landslips and subsidence have caused issues for the railway since its completion in 1852. 

The first attempt to make the slopes of the cutting at Harbury shallower to prevent landslips was undertaken by Victorian engineers of Great Western Railway in 1884.

Now, 136 years later, this work continues as the Victorian’s modern-day counterparts continue to stabilise the embankment making it less steep and pinning it with large nails and piles to make it more stable. A new retaining wall will also be built at the bottom of the slope to prevent soil movement.

The embankment strengthening began in December 2019 and is expected to finish in 2021.

The project has been carried out during the daytime while passenger and freight trains continued to run below, meaning no disruption to services and no noisy overnight work.

Passengers should continue following government guidelines and avoid train travel unless absolutely essential.

People making essential journeys should visit www.nationalrail.co.uk for the latest information.

Up to £65m set aside to keep Wales’ railway running: E Coronavirus rail support

31 MAY 2020

Up to £65m set aside to keep Wales’ railway running

Hyd at £65m wedi’i neilltuo i gadw rheilffyrdd Cymru yn weithredol

The Welsh Government has announced it will spend up to £65m over the next 6 months to ensure train services continue to operate on the Wales and Borders network for key workers and others that rely on the train to travel.

An ‘Emergency Measures Agreement’ has been approved to help Transport for Wales Rail Services cope with the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

It follows an initial short-term agreement worth £40m which was confirmed in March, taking the total cost to a maximum of £105m (subject to levels of passenger revenue).

The use of public transport is around 95% less than the same period last year, as people have followed advice to stay home and to stay local. Season ticket refunds and social distancing requirements will also have an effect on train companies’ revenue.

During coronavirus restrictions Transport for Wales has helped key workers travel to work, and ensured NHS workers can travel for free. Last week the Welsh Government published guidance for operators and guidance for the public in using public transport safely.

Lee Waters, Deputy Transport Minister, said:

“In order to save lives we have asked that people only travel when necessary. This has been vital to the health of our nation, and it is only right that we proceed cautiously before encouraging higher levels of passenger numbers on public transport.

“We therefore need to take action to ensure we have an effective rail network in the long-term. Our funding will help our rail service cope with the inevitable revenue loss resulting from coronavirus.

“In the long-term this will ensure key infrastructure projects such as Metro systems can be delivered. More immediately, it will also mean our rail network can continue enabling essential travel and helping key workers get to work, including free travel for NHS staff.

“We will continue to work towards achieving the strongest possible rail network in the long-term, as part of our wider transport system.”

Public figures thank rail workers – and remind us all to ‘be safe, be patient, be kind’

Politicians, sports stars and media personalities said “thank you” today to railway staff for keeping freight and critical workers moving during the Covid-19 crisis.

Offering selfie-video thanks, collated into a short film by Network Rail, are record producer Pete Waterman, Rugby World Cup-winner Lewis Moody, House of Rugby presenter Alex Payne, BBC Radio 2 morning travel presenter Richie Anderson, West Midlands mayor Andy Street, rail minster Chris Heaton-Harris and shadow transport secretary Jim McMahon.

They thanked the many passengers who have stayed off public transport during this time. And as Britain plots its path to move past the Covid-19 crisis, they reminded everyone to “be safe, be patient, be kind.”

Also in the video are Megan Noblett, Warrington level crossing manager, and Chris Conway, a signaller at Bamber Bridge, Lancashire, who thanked train crews.

Tim Shoveller, managing director for Network Rail’s North West & Central region, said: “Thank you all Network Rail and train company colleagues for keeping Britain fed, fuelled and healthy. You are Britain’s hidden heroes.

“And while ordinarily we’d implore everyone to travel by train, I’d like to say a big ‘thank you’ to passengers who have stayed off public transport during this time. Please continue to follow Government advice on the use of public transport.

“We face more challenging days as together we seek to emerge from the Covid-19 crisis, so let’s all remember to … be safe, be patient, be kind.”

Passengers should continue following Government guidelines around the use of public transport.

People who need to travel should visit www.nationalrail.co.uk for the latest information. ​

Help keep Scotland’s Railway safe for essential travellers

Network Rail is appealing to the public to only use train services for essential journeys – and to observe physical distancing guidelines if they do need to travel.

With a small number of extra services running on Scotland’s Railway from Monday (June 1), the public can help protect each other, and rail workers, by:

•Wearing a face covering
•Avoiding travel at peak times
•Being flexible about which train you catch
•Keeping your distance from others in stations and on trains
•Staying home and away from the railway if you feel unwell.

Network Rail is also working hard to keep the public and railway colleagues safe at Scotland’s biggest and busiest stations, Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Central.

Passengers using Waverley and Central will notice many changes in the station environment, which are designed to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.

On entering, passengers will see newly-installed sanitiser stations where they can clean their hands before beginning their journey.

Physical distancing is also in place for services like ticket offices and toilet facilities and 2m distance markers have been placed on the concourse floors to show passengers how best to give each other space.

Some services and facilities at the stations – including retail units, waiting rooms and water fountains – have been closed while others, such as seating have been reduced.

Cleaning regimes have been increased at both stations with touch-points like handrails, door handles and lift buttons being sanitised throughout the day using anti-viral cleaning agents.

The station toilets will also close for 15 minutes every hour to allow for increased cleaning and every second sink unit has been taken out of use to help customers keep their distance.

In Glasgow Central, the assistance buggies continue to transport less-mobile passengers to their platforms, but have been fitted with perspex screens to separate passengers from the driver. The buggies are being cleaned after every use.

“As service levels begin to increase slightly, we are asking people to continue to only travel if their journey is absolutely necessary.

“For those who must use our network, we are putting in place a wide range of measures at Scotland’s two biggest and busiest stations, to help maintain physical distancing and to reduce the spread of the virus.

“We’d like to thank our customers for their continued support in following the government’s guidance and only using public transport for essential purposes.”

Network Rail Scotland is working closely with the government and following the official health advice, but the public can help report any concerns to the company’s 24-hour helpline on: 03457 114141.

GWR asks for help to keep trains free for those who really need them
With Government set to ease lockdown GWR asks ‘Is your journey necessary?’

The Government is expected to issue its latest easement of lockdown restrictions next week, but GWR is continuing to remind people to avoid travel by public transport wherever possible.

GWR needs your help to keep space for those who have no alternative

Social distancing guidance means that trains can only carry about a tenth of the usual number of passengers. To help those who have no alternative, the train company is asking customers to avoid the train if they can, including not using services for leisure purposes or as part of daily exercise.

The company says it is doing everything it can to help those who do need to travel to keep to social distancing guidance, but warns that it will not be possible at all points of the journey.

To help those who do need to travel GWR has introduced a ‘counted seat’ system for reservable services, where they restrict the number of reservations available on a train. Customers are not provided with a specific seat number to avoid people looking for their seat once on board.

Trains can only carry a tenth of the number of passengers

GWR Interim Managing Director Matthew Golton said:
“With social distancing guidance in place we are able to carry as little as a tenth of the usual number of passengers, and customers are not yet able to use trains as freely as they once did.

“We are doing everything we can to carry as many people, safely, as we can. This will make sure that those who absolutely need to travel by train can do so. But I must ask you, is your journey really necessary?”



GWR is asking customers to do all they can to follow social distancing guidance and acknowledges that this is difficult on public transport. Customers should wear a face covering when social distancing is not possible.

The train operator is asking customers to:

• plan ahead – please book ahead where possible and check train times in advance
• avoid peak travel times – Travel between 10:00 – 15:00 and after 19:00 on weekdays if possible
• buy tickets online, on Smartcard or mobile

To minimise risks customers are also asked to wash their hands prior to and after their journey, and hand-sanitiser has been made available at GWR’s main stations. To help those who do need to travel to avoid contact, food and drink will not be sold on board.

GWR has:

• restricted the number of reservations available on reservable trains
• added floor stickers and guidance at stations to help customers maintain the advisory distance 
• cleaned stations and trains throughout the day, every day

GWR is currently running approximately 70% of services. With predicted staff sickness the company is taking a staged approach to returning to full timetabled services. However, until social distancing guidance is eased travel should be avoided unless it is really necessary.

May Bank Holiday Cardiff Construction Success

The South Rail Systems Alliance (SRSA) were mobilised over the May Bank Holiday Weekend, where they undertook a number of works at Cardiff Central Station.

The South Rail Systems Alliance (SRSA) were mobilised over the May Bank Holiday Weekend, where they undertook a number of works at Cardiff Central Station.

The track renewals scope of works included:

  • Various switch and crossing installations
  • Platform adjustments
  • Tamping
  • Signalling
  • Underbridge ballast retention
  • Welding

The 3-day blockade including several Adjacent Lines Open to enable the continuous operations of trains through the station, reducing the impact of the works to the operational train timetable.

The project was delivered using four Engineering Trains, two Tampers, and a 40Tonne heavy lifting Road Rail Vehicles to tandem lift track panels into their final position.

Construction took place in compliance with social distancing measures implemented by the UK Government, with the SRSA introducing ‘COVID-19 Champions’ on site to ensure that staff stayed 2m apart, issuing and replacing face masks to protect all employees throughout their shift and managing site cleanliness.

To ensure safety of all staff additional measures were implemented, including equipment to check temperature levels of personnel entering site via state of the art temperature recognition camera system installed into a self-contained ethanol powered welfare unit.

Continuing their sustainable approach, all SRSA cabins and lights were powered by solar technology or batteries supplied from Prolectric.

Colas Rail UK Project Lead Joseph Smales can be seen discussing the changes implemented due to Covid-19 and how works are progressing:

Speaking about the project, Network Rail’s Head of Transformation, Nick Matthews said:

“Despite COVID-19 and the unique problems the social distancing measures present on the SRSA Worksites, The SRSA Wales and Western (W&W) Team delivered the renewal at Cardiff to the delight of Regional Managing Director, Mark Langham.

As Head of Transformation I was pleased to see that despite the difficulties of COVID-19 the W&W team still went the extra mile. Not only was the welfare and lighting fuel free, they were the first team to use the new Mobile Welfare Units to ensure welfare was provided at the point of work.

On top of all that innovation the team also trialled infrared cameras to carry out body temperature surveillance checks on the workforce to detect any possible COVID 19 symptoms. Well done to everyone involved on this successful project.”

The SRSA is an Alliance between Colas Rail UK, Network Rail and AECOM.

On The Cameras Today – 31/05/20

Sunday 31st May – MAINLINE CAMERAS

ALTRINCHAM CAMERA

BARKING CAMERAS

BEATTOCK CAMERA

BEDFORD CAMERA

BOLTON LE SANDS CAMERA (freightmaster.net)

BUSHBURY JUNCTION CAMERA

CAMDEN JUNCTION CAMERAS

 – CAMERA 1 (Euston/WCML)

19:01 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled ECS move – 5S95 Wembley Inter City Depot to Euston 19:05 

20:26 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

 – CAMERA 2 (Primrose Hill/Freight)

21:25 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

CHESTERFIELD CAMERAS (Hasland/Chesterfield Sth Jn)

13:47 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Qxx Derby Rtc Serco to Heaton Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot

18:38 – DB Cargo light engine move (Diesel) – 0E66 Toton Traction Maintenance Depot to Doncaster Belmont Down Yard

CLITHEROE CAMERA

CRAMLINGTON CAMERA

CREWE CAMERAS (crewehc.org)

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 – CAMERA 4

08:50 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0F50 Crewe Basford Hall Ssm to Tuebrook Sdgs Gbrf

DAGENHAM (BECONTREE) CAMERA

DAWLISH BEACH CAMERAS (dawlishbeach.com)

 – DAWLISH CAMERAS

 – DAWLISH WARREN CAMERA

DONCASTER CAMERA (www.socotec.co.uk)

15:40 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0D63 Jarrow Tyne Coal Terminal Gb Railfreight to Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight

15:51 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0D71 Doncaster Roberts Road Shed Gb Railfreight to Rylstone Tilcon Gb Railfreight

23:56 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness Depot to Doncaster Works Wagon Shops

DOVEY JUNCTION/DYFI OSPREY PROJECT CAMERA (https://www.dyfiospreyproject.com)

FARINGTON JUNCTION CAMERA

FLITWICK CAMERA   

GRATELEY CAMERA (facebook.com/grateleytrains/)

LEYLAND CAMERA

NEWBURY CAMERA (icn-ltd.com)

PETERBOROUGH CAMERAS (railworld.org.uk)

 – CAMERA 1

22:42 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

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PORTSMOUTH CAMERA 

PRESTON CAMERA

SANQUHAR CAMERA (sanquharstation.co.uk)

SETTLE to CARLISLE LINE CAMERAS (foscl.org.uk)

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SHREWSBURY ABBEY FOREGATE CAMERA (beachifa.co.uk)

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THANKERTON CAMERA

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UPHALL CAMERA

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YORK CAMERAS

 – NORTH (SKELTON JN) CAMERAS

14:47 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Qxx Derby Rtc Serco to Heaton Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot

15:00 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0D63 Jarrow Tyne Coal Terminal Gb Railfreight to Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight

 – ROC CAMERA 1 (Station) (networkrail.co.uk

14:44 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Qxx Derby Rtc Serco to Heaton Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot

15:03 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0D63 Jarrow Tyne Coal Terminal Gb Railfreight to Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight

 – ROC CAMERA 2 (Avoider) (networkrail.co.uk)

There is no guarantee that the services listed above will run, at the time of posting these are believed to be correct.

Sunday 31st May – HERITAGE RAILWAY CAMERAS

LLANGOLLEN RAILWAY

(llangollen-railway.co.uk (stationholiday.co.uk)) 

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://llangollenrailway.charitycheckout.co.uk/cf/covid-19-appeal

NENE VALLEY RAILWAY

(nvr.org.uk)  

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis.

ROMNEY, HYTHE & DYMCHURCH RAILWAY

(rhdr.org.uk)

Home of the Railcam Rambler

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.rhdr.org.uk/special-events/temporary-closure-update/

SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY 

(southdevonrailway.co.uk)

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk/2020/03/17/all-sdr-train-services-temporarily-suspended/

SPA VALLEY RAILWAY 

(spavalleyrailway.co.uk)

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk/article.php/87/spa-valley-railway-railway-closed-due-to-covid-19-pandemic

SWANAGE RAILWAY

(swanagerailway.co.uk)

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://swanagerailway.co.uk/news/detail/coronavirus-update

TALYLLYN RAILWAY

(talyllyn.co.uk

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.talyllyn.co.uk/covid-19-update

WEST SOMERSET RAILWAY

(west-somerset-railway.co.uk

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk/news/detail/west-somerset-railway-has-decided-it-has-to-postpone-the-first-running-services-of-the-season

There is no guarantee that the services listed above will run, at the time of posting these are believed to be correct.

On The Cameras Tomorrow – 01/06/20

Monday 1st June – MAINLINE CAMERAS

ALTRINCHAM CAMERA

BARKING CAMERAS

BEATTOCK CAMERA

06:17 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0M25 Millerhill Shunt & Marshalling to Carlisle New Yard

BEDFORD CAMERA

17:32 – GB Railfreight diesel hauled ECS move for Bombardier – 5Q23 Ferme Park Reception Line Gb Railfreight to Derby Adtranz Litchurch Lane

BOLTON LE SANDS CAMERA (freightmaster.net)

BUSHBURY JUNCTION CAMERA

06:48 – Colas Rail light engine move (Diesel) – 0Z70 Crewe Basford Hall Ssm to Rugby Electrification Depot

CAMDEN JUNCTION CAMERAS

 – CAMERA 1 (Euston/WCML)

08:38 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

09:45 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled ECS move – 5M16 Euston to Wembley Inter City Depot

19:23 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled ECS move – 5S95 Wembley Inter City Depot to Euston

21:20 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

 – CAMERA 2 (Primrose Hill/Freight)

07:39 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

CHESTERFIELD CAMERAS (Hasland/Chesterfield Sth Jn)

08:25 – Rail Operations Group light engine move (Diesel) – 0E16 Leicester Loco Inspection Point to Gascoigne Wood Sidings/selby Mine Rjb

22:53 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 3Qxx Derby Rtc Serco to Carlisle

CLITHEROE CAMERA

CRAMLINGTON CAMERA

02:06 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

02:53 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

04:01 – -Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 3Qxx Slateford Depot to Heaton Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot

06:37 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 3Qxx Heaton Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot to Fort William Station Sidings

09:05 – Freightliner light engine move (Diesel) – 0E70 Millerhill Shunt & Marshalling to Tyne Sorting Sidings

12:35 – GB Railfreight operated ex-ScotRail Class 170(s) for East Midlands Railway (TBC) – 5Q66 Haymarket Depot to Crofton Depot

19:51 – Freightliner light engine move (Diesel) – 0E70 Millerhill Shunt & Marshalling to Tyne Sorting Siding

CREWE CAMERAS (crewehc.org)

 – CAMERA 1

09:06 – Rail Operations Group light engine move/ECS move (Diesel) – 0xxx/5xxx Leicester Loco Inspection Point to Crewe Electric Traction Maintenance Depot

15:54 – Rail Operations Group light engine move (Diesel) – 0M60 Crewe Electric Traction Maintenance Depot to Leicester Loco Inspection Point

19:17 – DB Cargo electric hauled ECS move – 5xxx Widnes Transport Tech to Crewe Electric Traction Maintenance Depot

22:51 – DB Cargo light engine move (Electric) – 0K06 Wembley European Freight Operations Centre to Crewe Electric Traction Maintenance Depot

 – CAMERA 2

14:35 – Rail Operations Group light engine move (Diesel) – 0M61 Longsight Wheel Lathe Freightliner to Leicester Loco Inspection Point

19:10 – DB Cargo electric hauled ECS move – 5xxx Widnes Transport Tech to Crewe Electric Traction Maintenance Depot

23:50 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

 – CAMERA 3

09:06 – Rail Operations Group light engine move/ECS move (Diesel) – 0xxx/5xxx Leicester Loco Inspection Point to Crewe Electric Traction Maintenance Depot

15:54 – Rail Operations Group light engine move (Diesel) – 0M60 Crewe Electric Traction Maintenance Depot to Leicester Loco Inspection Point

19:10 – DB Cargo electric hauled ECS move – 5xxx Widnes Transport Tech to Crewe Electric Traction Maintenance Depot

19:17 – DB Cargo electric hauled ECS move – 5xxx Widnes Transport Tech to Crewe Electric Traction Maintenance Depot

22:51 – DB Cargo light engine move (Electric) – 0K06 Wembley European Freight Operations Centre to Crewe Electric Traction Maintenance Depot

23:50 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

 – CAMERA 4

18:43 – Freightliner light engine move (Diesel) – 0M88 Crewe Basford Hall Ssn to Ditton O’connor Sidings Freightliner

19:09 – DB Cargo electric hauled ECS move – 5xxx Widnes Transport Tech to Crewe Electric Traction Maintenance Depot

23:51 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

DAGENHAM (BECONTREE) CAMERA

DAWLISH BEACH CAMERAS (dawlishbeach.com)

 – DAWLISH CAMERAS

 – DAWLISH WARREN CAMERA

DONCASTER CAMERA (www.socotec.co.uk)

05:03 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

12:35 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0E25 Carlisle New Yard to Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight

12:50 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 1Qxx Derby Rtc Serco to Doncaster Carriage Holding Sidings

15:31 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Qxx Heaton Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot to Derby Rtc Serco

DOVEY JUNCTION/DYFI OSPREY PROJECT CAMERA (https://www.dyfiospreyproject.com)

FARINGTON JUNCTION CAMERA

FLITWICK CAMERA   

17:20 – GB Railfreight diesel hauled ECS move for Bombardier – 5Q23 Ferme Park Reception Line Gb Railfreight to Derby Adtranz Litchurch Lane

GRATELEY CAMERA (facebook.com/grateleytrains/)

LEYLAND CAMERA

NEWBURY CAMERA (icn-ltd.com)

PETERBOROUGH CAMERAS (railworld.org.uk)

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05:33 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0Z21 Peterborough Maintenance Shed Gb Railfreight to Colchester Up Sudbury Siding (sudbury Dock)

06:18 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

06:46 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0L98 Peterborough Maintenance Shed Gb Railfreight to March Up Yard Gbrf

08:43 – Loram operated 20007 & 20205 light engine move – 0xxx Peterborough Waitrose Sdgs to Romford Electrification Engineer’s Sidings

09:45 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0Z69 Romford Electrification Engineer’s Sidings to Peterborough Maintenance Shed Gb Railfreight

18:00 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Qxx Heaton Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot to Derby Rtc Serco

18:07 – Loram operated 20007 & 20205 + Network Rail Rail grinder – xxxx Romford Electrification Engineer’s Sidings to Derby Rtc Serco

22:08 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Qxx Heaton Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot to Derby Rtc Serco

22:35 – Colas Rail diesel hauled network Rail test train – 3Qxx Derby Rtc Serco to Cambridge Recp 1-3

 – CAMERA 2

06:46 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0L98 Peterborough Maintenance Shed Gb Railfreight to March Up Yard Gbrf

08:43 – Loram operated 20007 & 20205 light engine move – 0xxx Peterborough Waitrose Sdgs to Romford Electrification Engineer’s Sidings

18:07 – Loram operated 20007 & 20205 + Network Rail Rail grinder – xxxx Romford Electrification Engineer’s Sidings to Derby Rtc Serco

22:35 – Colas Rail diesel hauled network Rail test train – 3Qxx Derby Rtc Serco to Cambridge Recp 1-3

PORTSMOUTH CAMERA 

PRESTON CAMERA

SANQUHAR CAMERA (sanquharstation.co.uk)

SETTLE to CARLISLE LINE CAMERAS (foscl.org.uk)

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 – KIRKBY STEPHEN CAMERA

09:58 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0N01 Carlisle New Yard to Ribblehead Vq Gbrf

 – RIBBLEHEAD CAMERAS

10:21 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0N01 Carlisle New Yard to Ribblehead Vq Gbrf

SHREWSBURY ABBEY FOREGATE CAMERA (beachifa.co.uk)

09:32 – Locomotive Services Ltd light engine move (Diesel) – 0Z40 Crewe Holding Sidings to Bristol Temple Meads (Station view ONLY)

11:17 – Colas Rail light engine move (Diesel) – 0F84 Crewe Basford Hall Loco Holding Siding to Canton Carriage Servicing Depot (Station view ONLY)

12:12 – Colas Rail light engine move (Diesel) – 0xxx Canton Carriage Servicing Depot to Nottingham Eastcroft Carriage Sidings (Station view ONLY)

16:30 – Locomotive Services Ltd light engine move (Diesel) – 0Z45 Bristol Temple Meads to Crewe Holding Sidings (Station view ONLY)

SLOUGH CAMERAS

11:01 – Rail Operations Group light engine move (Diesel) – 0Z50 Reading Traincare Depot to Ilford Electric Multiple Unit Depot

11:23 – Rail Operations Group diesel hauled ex-GWR MK3s for scrap – 5Q76 Ely Papworth Sidings Mlf to Newport Docks Sims Group

18:40 – Rail Operations Group diesel(s) + Barrier Vehicles – 5Q46 Newport Docks Sims Group to Ely Papworth Sidings Mlf

ST BEES CAMERA

THANKERTON CAMERA

05:47 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0M25 Millerhill Shunt & Marshalling to Carlisle New Yard

TODMORDEN CAMERA

UPHALL CAMERA

WALTON-ON-THE-NAZE CAMERA

WATFORD CAMERA

20:03 – DB Cargo light engine move (Electric) – 0K06 Wembley European Freight Operations Centre to Crewe Electric Traction Maintenance Depot

21:35 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

YORK CAMERAS

 – NORTH (SKELTON JN) CAMERAS

00:32 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

04:29 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

11:57 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0E25 Carlisle New Yard to Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight

13:15 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Qxx Heaton Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot to Derby Rtc Serco

 – ROC CAMERA 1 (Station) (networkrail.co.uk

00:26 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

04:33 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

12:00 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0E25 Carlisle New Yard to Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight

19:39 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 1Qxx Derby Rtc Serco to Doncaster Carriage Holding Sidings

21:32 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 1Qxx Derby Rtc Serco to Doncaster Carriage Holding Sidings

 – ROC CAMERA 2 (Avoider) (networkrail.co.uk)

13:19 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Qxx Heaton Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot to Derby Rtc Serco

There is no guarantee that the services listed above will run, at the time of posting these are believed to be correct.

Monday 1st June – HERITAGE RAILWAY CAMERAS

LLANGOLLEN RAILWAY

(llangollen-railway.co.uk (stationholiday.co.uk)) 

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://llangollenrailway.charitycheckout.co.uk/cf/covid-19-appeal

NENE VALLEY RAILWAY

(nvr.org.uk)  

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis.

ROMNEY, HYTHE & DYMCHURCH RAILWAY

(rhdr.org.uk)

Home of the Railcam Rambler

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.rhdr.org.uk/special-events/temporary-closure-update/

SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY 

(southdevonrailway.co.uk)

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk/2020/03/17/all-sdr-train-services-temporarily-suspended/

SPA VALLEY RAILWAY 

(spavalleyrailway.co.uk)

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk/article.php/87/spa-valley-railway-railway-closed-due-to-covid-19-pandemic

SWANAGE RAILWAY

(swanagerailway.co.uk)

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://swanagerailway.co.uk/news/detail/coronavirus-update

TALYLLYN RAILWAY

(talyllyn.co.uk

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.talyllyn.co.uk/covid-19-update

WEST SOMERSET RAILWAY

(west-somerset-railway.co.uk

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk/news/detail/west-somerset-railway-has-decided-it-has-to-postpone-the-first-running-services-of-the-season

There is no guarantee that the services listed above will run, at the time of posting these are believed to be correct.

On The Cameras Today – 30/05/20

Saturday 30th May – MAINLINE CAMERAS

ALTRINCHAM CAMERA

BARKING CAMERAS

BEATTOCK CAMERA

02:25 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

03:00 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

BEDFORD CAMERA

BOLTON LE SANDS CAMERA (freightmaster.net)

01:18 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

04:07 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

05:01 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 3Qxx Crewe Carriage Sidings L&nwr Site to Derby Rtc Serco

06:21 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 3Qxx Crewe Carriage Sidings L&nwr Site to Derby Rtc Serco

BUSHBURY JUNCTION CAMERA

00:43 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 3Qxx Crewe Carriage Sidings L&nwr Site to Derby Rtc Serco

02:59 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0Z90 Tuebrook Sdgs Gbrf to Barnwood Junction

CAMDEN JUNCTION CAMERAS

 – CAMERA 1 (Euston/WCML)

07:43 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

08:41 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper ECS move – 5M16 Euston to Wembley Inter City Depot

 – CAMERA 2 (Primrose Hill/Freight)

CHESTERFIELD CAMERAS (Hasland/Chesterfield Sth Jn)

12:11 – Rail Operations Group light engine move/ECS move (Diesel) – 0xxx/5xxx Leicester Loco Inspection Point to Barrow Hill Loco Inspection Point

13:43 – Rail Operations Group light engine move/ECS move (Diesel) – 0xxx/5xxx Barrow Hill Loco Inspection Point to Leicester Loco Inspection Point

CLITHEROE CAMERA

CRAMLINGTON CAMERA

CREWE CAMERAS (crewehc.org)

 – CAMERA 1

 – CAMERA 2

02:13 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0Z90 Tuebrook Sdgs Gbrf to Barnwood Junction

05:27 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

 – CAMERA 3

02:13 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0Z90 Tuebrook Sdgs Gbrf to Barnwood Junction

05:27 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

 – CAMERA 4

02:11 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0Z90 Tuebrook Sdgs Gbrf to Barnwood Junction

05:26 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

15:54 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0K50 Liverpool Bulk Tml Gbrf to Crewe Basford Hall Ssm

DAGENHAM (BECONTREE) CAMERA

DAWLISH BEACH CAMERAS (dawlishbeach.com)

 – DAWLISH CAMERAS

 – DAWLISH WARREN CAMERA

DONCASTER CAMERA (www.socotec.co.uk)

01:26 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0D38 Wrenthorpe Gbrf to Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight

14:57 – Coals Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 1Qxx March Down Refuge Siding to Derby Rtc Serco

15:19 – Coals Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 1Qxx March Down Refuge Siding to Derby Rtc Serco

17:32 – GB Railfreight diesel hauled ECS move – 5Q89 Slade Green Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot to Doncaster Works Wagon Shops

DOVEY JUNCTION/DYFI OSPREY PROJECT CAMERA (https://www.dyfiospreyproject.com)

FARINGTON JUNCTION CAMERA

00:46 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

04:42 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

FLITWICK CAMERA   

GRATELEY CAMERA (facebook.com/grateleytrains/)

LEYLAND CAMERA

00:42 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

04:44 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

NEWBURY CAMERA (icn-ltd.com)

PETERBOROUGH CAMERAS (railworld.org.uk)

 – CAMERA 1

05:44 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0Z91 Peterborough Maintenance Shed Gb Railfreight to Bounds Green Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot

10:21 – GB Railfreight diesel hauled ex-LNER MK4 ECS move – 5Z91 Bounds Green Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot to Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight

10:55 – Coals Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 1Qxx March Down Refuge Siding to Derby Rtc Serco

15:29 – GB Railfreight diesel hauled ECS move – 5Q89 Slade Green Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot to Doncaster Works Wagon Shops

 – CAMERA 2

10:55 – Coals Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 1Qxx March Down Refuge Siding to Derby Rtc Serco

PORTSMOUTH CAMERA 

PRESTON CAMERA

01:03 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

04:25 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

SANQUHAR CAMERA (sanquharstation.co.uk)

SETTLE to CARLISLE LINE CAMERAS (foscl.org.uk)

 – HORTON-IN-RIBBLESDALE CAMERA 

 – KIRKBY STEPHEN CAMERA

 – RIBBLEHEAD CAMERAS

SHREWSBURY ABBEY FOREGATE CAMERA (beachifa.co.uk)

SLOUGH CAMERAS

04:31 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Qxx/1Zxx Reading to Derby Rtc Serco

05:20 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Qxx/1Zxx Reading to Derby Rtc Serco

ST BEES CAMERA

THANKERTON CAMERA

02:05 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

03:22 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

TODMORDEN CAMERA

UPHALL CAMERA

WALTON-ON-THE-NAZE CAMERA

WATFORD CAMERA

07:30 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

YORK CAMERAS

 – NORTH (SKELTON JN) CAMERAS

 – ROC CAMERA 1 (Station) (networkrail.co.uk

 – ROC CAMERA 2 (Avoider) (networkrail.co.uk)

There is no guarantee that the services listed above will run, at the time of posting these are believed to be correct.

Saturday 30th May – HERITAGE RAILWAY CAMERAS

LLANGOLLEN RAILWAY

(llangollen-railway.co.uk (stationholiday.co.uk)) 

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://llangollenrailway.charitycheckout.co.uk/cf/covid-19-appeal

NENE VALLEY RAILWAY

(nvr.org.uk)  

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis.

ROMNEY, HYTHE & DYMCHURCH RAILWAY

(rhdr.org.uk)

Home of the Railcam Rambler

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.rhdr.org.uk/special-events/temporary-closure-update/

SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY 

(southdevonrailway.co.uk)

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk/2020/03/17/all-sdr-train-services-temporarily-suspended/

SPA VALLEY RAILWAY 

(spavalleyrailway.co.uk)

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk/article.php/87/spa-valley-railway-railway-closed-due-to-covid-19-pandemic

SWANAGE RAILWAY

(swanagerailway.co.uk)

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://swanagerailway.co.uk/news/detail/coronavirus-update

TALYLLYN RAILWAY

(talyllyn.co.uk

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.talyllyn.co.uk/covid-19-update

WEST SOMERSET RAILWAY

(west-somerset-railway.co.uk

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk/news/detail/west-somerset-railway-has-decided-it-has-to-postpone-the-first-running-services-of-the-season

There is no guarantee that the services listed above will run, at the time of posting these are believed to be correct.

On The Cameras Tomorrow – 31/05/20

Sunday 31st May – MAINLINE CAMERAS

ALTRINCHAM CAMERA

BARKING CAMERAS

BEATTOCK CAMERA

BEDFORD CAMERA

BOLTON LE SANDS CAMERA (freightmaster.net)

BUSHBURY JUNCTION CAMERA

CAMDEN JUNCTION CAMERAS

 – CAMERA 1 (Euston/WCML)

19:01 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled ECS move – 5S95 Wembley Inter City Depot to Euston 19:05 

20:26 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

 – CAMERA 2 (Primrose Hill/Freight)

21:25 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

CHESTERFIELD CAMERAS (Hasland/Chesterfield Sth Jn)

13:47 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Qxx Derby Rtc Serco to Heaton Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot

18:38 – DB Cargo light engine move (Diesel) – 0E66 Toton Traction Maintenance Depot to Doncaster Belmont Down Yard

CLITHEROE CAMERA

CRAMLINGTON CAMERA

CREWE CAMERAS (crewehc.org)

 – CAMERA 1

 – CAMERA 2

 – CAMERA 3

 – CAMERA 4

08:50 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0F50 Crewe Basford Hall Ssm to Tuebrook Sdgs Gbrf

DAGENHAM (BECONTREE) CAMERA

DAWLISH BEACH CAMERAS (dawlishbeach.com)

 – DAWLISH CAMERAS

 – DAWLISH WARREN CAMERA

DONCASTER CAMERA (www.socotec.co.uk)

15:40 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0D63 Jarrow Tyne Coal Terminal Gb Railfreight to Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight

15:51 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0D71 Doncaster Roberts Road Shed Gb Railfreight to Rylstone Tilcon Gb Railfreight

23:56 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness Depot to Doncaster Works Wagon Shops

DOVEY JUNCTION/DYFI OSPREY PROJECT CAMERA (https://www.dyfiospreyproject.com)

FARINGTON JUNCTION CAMERA

FLITWICK CAMERA   

GRATELEY CAMERA (facebook.com/grateleytrains/)

LEYLAND CAMERA

NEWBURY CAMERA (icn-ltd.com)

PETERBOROUGH CAMERAS (railworld.org.uk)

 – CAMERA 1

22:42 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

 – CAMERA 2

PORTSMOUTH CAMERA 

PRESTON CAMERA

SANQUHAR CAMERA (sanquharstation.co.uk)

SETTLE to CARLISLE LINE CAMERAS (foscl.org.uk)

 – HORTON-IN-RIBBLESDALE CAMERA 

 – KIRKBY STEPHEN CAMERA

 – RIBBLEHEAD CAMERAS

SHREWSBURY ABBEY FOREGATE CAMERA (beachifa.co.uk)

SLOUGH CAMERAS

ST BEES CAMERA

THANKERTON CAMERA

TODMORDEN CAMERA

UPHALL CAMERA

WALTON-ON-THE-NAZE CAMERA

WATFORD CAMERA

YORK CAMERAS

 – NORTH (SKELTON JN) CAMERAS

14:47 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Qxx Derby Rtc Serco to Heaton Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot

15:00 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0D63 Jarrow Tyne Coal Terminal Gb Railfreight to Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight

 – ROC CAMERA 1 (Station) (networkrail.co.uk

14:44 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Qxx Derby Rtc Serco to Heaton Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot

15:03 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0D63 Jarrow Tyne Coal Terminal Gb Railfreight to Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight

 – ROC CAMERA 2 (Avoider) (networkrail.co.uk)

There is no guarantee that the services listed above will run, at the time of posting these are believed to be correct.

Sunday 31st May – HERITAGE RAILWAY CAMERAS

LLANGOLLEN RAILWAY

(llangollen-railway.co.uk (stationholiday.co.uk)) 

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://llangollenrailway.charitycheckout.co.uk/cf/covid-19-appeal

NENE VALLEY RAILWAY

(nvr.org.uk)  

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis.

ROMNEY, HYTHE & DYMCHURCH RAILWAY

(rhdr.org.uk)

Home of the Railcam Rambler

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.rhdr.org.uk/special-events/temporary-closure-update/

SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY 

(southdevonrailway.co.uk)

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk/2020/03/17/all-sdr-train-services-temporarily-suspended/

SPA VALLEY RAILWAY 

(spavalleyrailway.co.uk)

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk/article.php/87/spa-valley-railway-railway-closed-due-to-covid-19-pandemic

SWANAGE RAILWAY

(swanagerailway.co.uk)

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://swanagerailway.co.uk/news/detail/coronavirus-update

TALYLLYN RAILWAY

(talyllyn.co.uk

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.talyllyn.co.uk/covid-19-update

WEST SOMERSET RAILWAY

(west-somerset-railway.co.uk

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk/news/detail/west-somerset-railway-has-decided-it-has-to-postpone-the-first-running-services-of-the-season

There is no guarantee that the services listed above will run, at the time of posting these are believed to be correct.

On The Cameras Today – 29/05/20

Friday 29th May – MAINLINE CAMERAS

ALTRINCHAM CAMERA

BARKING CAMERAS

BEATTOCK CAMERA

02:25 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

03:00 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

BEDFORD CAMERA

14:58 – GB Railfreight diesel hauled ECS move for Bombardier – 5Q20 Derby Adtranz Litchurch Lane to Ilford Electric Multiple Unit Depot

23:36 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0M20 Ilford Electric Multiple Unit Depot to Leicester Loco Inspection Point

BOLTON LE SANDS CAMERA (freightmaster.net)

01:18 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

04:07 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

BUSHBURY JUNCTION CAMERA

13:06 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0Z84 Tuebrook Sdgs Gbrf to Barnwood Junction

CAMDEN JUNCTION CAMERAS

 – CAMERA 1 (Euston/WCML)

07:44 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

08:58 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper ECS move – 5M16 Euston to Wembley Inter City Depot

19:23 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper ECS move – 5S95 Wembley Inter City Depot to Euston

21:20 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

 – CAMERA 2 (Primrose Hill/Freight)

23:56 – Rail Operations Group light engine move (Diesel) – 0xxx Ilford Electric Multiple Unit Depot to Leicester Loco Inspection Point

CHESTERFIELD CAMERAS (Hasland/Chesterfield Sth Jn)

14:01 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0F43 Peak Forest Cemex Gbrf to Leicester Loco Inspection Point

CLITHEROE CAMERA

CRAMLINGTON CAMERA

CREWE CAMERAS (crewehc.org)

 – CAMERA 1

 – CAMERA 2

05:33 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

23:50 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

 – CAMERA 3

05:33 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

23:50 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

 – CAMERA 4

05:31 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

11:23 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0Z84 Tuebrook Sdgs Gbrf to Barnwood Junction

18:43 – Freightliner light engine move (Diesel) – 0M88 Crewe Basford Hall Ssn to Ditton O’connor Sidings Freightliner

23:51 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

DAGENHAM (BECONTREE) CAMERA

DAWLISH BEACH CAMERAS (dawlishbeach.com)

 – DAWLISH CAMERAS

 – DAWLISH WARREN CAMERA

DONCASTER CAMERA (www.socotec.co.uk)

06:31 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0D39 Wrenthorpe Gbrf to Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight

07:34 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0D15 Scunthorpe Trent Terminal Complex to Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight

11:36 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0M80 Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight to Carlisle New Yard

14:03 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 3Qxx Romford Electrification Engineer’s Sidings to York Thrall Europa/brml Head Quarters

DOVEY JUNCTION/DYFI OSPREY PROJECT CAMERA (https://www.dyfiospreyproject.com)

FARINGTON JUNCTION CAMERA

00:46 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

04:42 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

FLITWICK CAMERA   

15:08 – GB Railfreight diesel hauled ECS move for Bombardier – 5Q20 Derby Adtranz Litchurch Lane to Ilford Electric Multiple Unit Depot

23:29 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0M20 Ilford Electric Multiple Unit Depot to Leicester Loco Inspection Point

GRATELEY CAMERA (facebook.com/grateleytrains/)

LEYLAND CAMERA

00:42 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

04:44 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

NEWBURY CAMERA (icn-ltd.com)

PETERBOROUGH CAMERAS (railworld.org.uk)

 – CAMERA 1

11:53 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 3Qxx Romford Electrification Engineer’s Sidings to York Thrall Europa/brml Head Quarters

 – CAMERA 2

11:53 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 3Qxx Romford Electrification Engineer’s Sidings to York Thrall Europa/brml Head Quarters

PORTSMOUTH CAMERA 

PRESTON CAMERA

01:03 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

04:25 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

SANQUHAR CAMERA (sanquharstation.co.uk)

05:55- Rail Operations Group diesel hauled ECS move – 5Q08 Ilford Electric Multiple Unit Depot to Kilmarnock Civil Engineer’s Sidings

SETTLE to CARLISLE LINE CAMERAS (foscl.org.uk)

 – HORTON-IN-RIBBLESDALE CAMERA 

 – KIRKBY STEPHEN CAMERA

 – RIBBLEHEAD CAMERAS

SHREWSBURY ABBEY FOREGATE CAMERA (beachifa.co.uk)

SLOUGH CAMERAS

04:31 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Qxx/1Zxx Reading to Derby Rtc Serco

05:20 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Qxx/1Zxx Reading to Derby Rtc Serco

ST BEES CAMERA

THANKERTON CAMERA

02:05 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

03:22 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

TODMORDEN CAMERA

UPHALL CAMERA

03:38 – Direct Rail Services diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 1Qxx/3Qxx Mossend Down Yard to Mossend Down Yard

WALTON-ON-THE-NAZE CAMERA

WATFORD CAMERA

07:30 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

13:23 – Rail Operations Group light engine move (Diesel) – 0xxx Leicester Loco Inspection Point to Ilford Electric Multiple Unit Depot

21:35 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

YORK CAMERAS

 – NORTH (SKELTON JN) CAMERAS

12:17 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0M80 Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight to Carlisle New Yard

 – ROC CAMERA 1 (Station) (networkrail.co.uk

12:07 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0M80 Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight to Carlisle New Yard

14:02 – Freightliner operated TransPennine Express Class68(s) light engine move – 0Z68 Crewe Wagon Shop Centrac (later Crewe Gresty Bridge Drs) to York Siemens Transportation Systems

15:48 – Freightliner operated TransPennine Express Class 68(s) light engine move – 0Z75 York Siemens Transportation Systems to Crewe Wagon Shop Centrac (later Crewe Gresty Bridge Drs)

 – ROC CAMERA 2 (Avoider) (networkrail.co.uk)

14:54 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 3Qxx Romford Electrification Engineer’s Sidings to York Thrall Europa/brml Head Quarters

There is no guarantee that the services listed above will run, at the time of posting these are believed to be correct.

Friday 29th May – HERITAGE RAILWAY CAMERAS

LLANGOLLEN RAILWAY

(llangollen-railway.co.uk (stationholiday.co.uk)) 

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://llangollenrailway.charitycheckout.co.uk/cf/covid-19-appeal

NENE VALLEY RAILWAY

(nvr.org.uk)  

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis.

ROMNEY, HYTHE & DYMCHURCH RAILWAY

(rhdr.org.uk)

Home of the Railcam Rambler

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.rhdr.org.uk/special-events/temporary-closure-update/

SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY 

(southdevonrailway.co.uk)

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk/2020/03/17/all-sdr-train-services-temporarily-suspended/

SPA VALLEY RAILWAY 

(spavalleyrailway.co.uk)

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk/article.php/87/spa-valley-railway-railway-closed-due-to-covid-19-pandemic

SWANAGE RAILWAY

(swanagerailway.co.uk)

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://swanagerailway.co.uk/news/detail/coronavirus-update

TALYLLYN RAILWAY

(talyllyn.co.uk

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.talyllyn.co.uk/covid-19-update

WEST SOMERSET RAILWAY

(west-somerset-railway.co.uk

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk/news/detail/west-somerset-railway-has-decided-it-has-to-postpone-the-first-running-services-of-the-season

There is no guarantee that the services listed above will run, at the time of posting these are believed to be correct.

On The Cameras Tomorrow – 30/05/20

Saturday 30th May – MAINLINE CAMERAS

ALTRINCHAM CAMERA

BARKING CAMERAS

BEATTOCK CAMERA

02:25 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

03:00 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

BEDFORD CAMERA

BOLTON LE SANDS CAMERA (freightmaster.net)

01:18 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

04:07 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

05:01 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 3Qxx Crewe Carriage Sidings L&nwr Site to Derby Rtc Serco

06:21 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 3Qxx Crewe Carriage Sidings L&nwr Site to Derby Rtc Serco

BUSHBURY JUNCTION CAMERA

00:43 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 3Qxx Crewe Carriage Sidings L&nwr Site to Derby Rtc Serco

02:59 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0Z90 Tuebrook Sdgs Gbrf to Barnwood Junction

CAMDEN JUNCTION CAMERAS

 – CAMERA 1 (Euston/WCML)

07:43 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

08:41 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper ECS move – 5M16 Euston to Wembley Inter City Depot

 – CAMERA 2 (Primrose Hill/Freight)

CHESTERFIELD CAMERAS (Hasland/Chesterfield Sth Jn)

12:11 – Rail Operations Group light engine move/ECS move (Diesel) – 0xxx/5xxx Leicester Loco Inspection Point to Barrow Hill Loco Inspection Point

13:43 – Rail Operations Group light engine move/ECS move (Diesel) – 0xxx/5xxx Barrow Hill Loco Inspection Point to Leicester Loco Inspection Point

CLITHEROE CAMERA

CRAMLINGTON CAMERA

CREWE CAMERAS (crewehc.org)

 – CAMERA 1

 – CAMERA 2

02:13 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0Z90 Tuebrook Sdgs Gbrf to Barnwood Junction

05:27 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

 – CAMERA 3

02:13 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0Z90 Tuebrook Sdgs Gbrf to Barnwood Junction

05:27 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

 – CAMERA 4

02:11 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0Z90 Tuebrook Sdgs Gbrf to Barnwood Junction

05:26 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

15:54 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0K50 Liverpool Bulk Tml Gbrf to Crewe Basford Hall Ssm

DAGENHAM (BECONTREE) CAMERA

DAWLISH BEACH CAMERAS (dawlishbeach.com)

 – DAWLISH CAMERAS

 – DAWLISH WARREN CAMERA

DONCASTER CAMERA (www.socotec.co.uk)

01:26 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0D38 Wrenthorpe Gbrf to Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight

14:57 – Coals Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 1Qxx March Down Refuge Siding to Derby Rtc Serco

15:19 – Coals Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 1Qxx March Down Refuge Siding to Derby Rtc Serco

17:32 – GB Railfreight diesel hauled ECS move – 5Q89 Slade Green Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot to Doncaster Works Wagon Shops

DOVEY JUNCTION/DYFI OSPREY PROJECT CAMERA (https://www.dyfiospreyproject.com)

FARINGTON JUNCTION CAMERA

00:46 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

04:42 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

FLITWICK CAMERA   

GRATELEY CAMERA (facebook.com/grateleytrains/)

LEYLAND CAMERA

00:42 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

04:44 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

NEWBURY CAMERA (icn-ltd.com)

PETERBOROUGH CAMERAS (railworld.org.uk)

 – CAMERA 1

05:44 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0Z91 Peterborough Maintenance Shed Gb Railfreight to Bounds Green Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot

10:21 – GB Railfreight diesel hauled ex-LNER MK4 ECS move – 5Z91 Bounds Green Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot to Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight

10:55 – Coals Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 1Qxx March Down Refuge Siding to Derby Rtc Serco

15:29 – GB Railfreight diesel hauled ECS move – 5Q89 Slade Green Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot to Doncaster Works Wagon Shops

 – CAMERA 2

10:55 – Coals Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 1Qxx March Down Refuge Siding to Derby Rtc Serco

PORTSMOUTH CAMERA 

PRESTON CAMERA

01:03 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

04:25 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

SANQUHAR CAMERA (sanquharstation.co.uk)

SETTLE to CARLISLE LINE CAMERAS (foscl.org.uk)

 – HORTON-IN-RIBBLESDALE CAMERA 

 – KIRKBY STEPHEN CAMERA

 – RIBBLEHEAD CAMERAS

SHREWSBURY ABBEY FOREGATE CAMERA (beachifa.co.uk)

SLOUGH CAMERAS

04:31 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Qxx/1Zxx Reading to Derby Rtc Serco

05:20 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Qxx/1Zxx Reading to Derby Rtc Serco

ST BEES CAMERA

THANKERTON CAMERA

02:05 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

03:22 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

TODMORDEN CAMERA

UPHALL CAMERA

WALTON-ON-THE-NAZE CAMERA

WATFORD CAMERA

07:30 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

YORK CAMERAS

 – NORTH (SKELTON JN) CAMERAS

 – ROC CAMERA 1 (Station) (networkrail.co.uk

 – ROC CAMERA 2 (Avoider) (networkrail.co.uk)

There is no guarantee that the services listed above will run, at the time of posting these are believed to be correct.

Saturday 30th May – HERITAGE RAILWAY CAMERAS

LLANGOLLEN RAILWAY

(llangollen-railway.co.uk (stationholiday.co.uk)) 

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://llangollenrailway.charitycheckout.co.uk/cf/covid-19-appeal

NENE VALLEY RAILWAY

(nvr.org.uk)  

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis.

ROMNEY, HYTHE & DYMCHURCH RAILWAY

(rhdr.org.uk)

Home of the Railcam Rambler

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.rhdr.org.uk/special-events/temporary-closure-update/

SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY 

(southdevonrailway.co.uk)

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk/2020/03/17/all-sdr-train-services-temporarily-suspended/

SPA VALLEY RAILWAY 

(spavalleyrailway.co.uk)

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk/article.php/87/spa-valley-railway-railway-closed-due-to-covid-19-pandemic

SWANAGE RAILWAY

(swanagerailway.co.uk)

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://swanagerailway.co.uk/news/detail/coronavirus-update

TALYLLYN RAILWAY

(talyllyn.co.uk

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.talyllyn.co.uk/covid-19-update

WEST SOMERSET RAILWAY

(west-somerset-railway.co.uk

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk/news/detail/west-somerset-railway-has-decided-it-has-to-postpone-the-first-running-services-of-the-season

There is no guarantee that the services listed above will run, at the time of posting these are believed to be correct.

Today’s news round featuring LNER, GTR and NR

Today’s look around the newsrooms, articles by kind permission of TOCS and NR.

LNER SELECTS STARTUPS TO HELP SET NEW STANDARDS FOR RAIL TRAVEL
London North Eastern Railway (LNER) will be working with five of the most innovative startups
around the world to accelerate new projects to improve rail travel in the UK.
The accelerator projects are part of LNER’s ground-breaking innovation programme, LNER
FutureLabs. Startups were invited to pitch their pioneering ideas in three key areas;More Journeys,
More Often, Personalised Customer Experience and Responsible Business.
Following two consecutive pitch days with startups from around the world – all held via Microsoft
Teams – the panel selected five successful start-upsto take forward:

  • QikServe, from Edinburgh, will be using their experience of digital self-service technology to
    help deliver an ‘at seat’ personalised customer experience
  • Skignz, a global leader in augmented reality based in Middlesbrough, will be looking at how
    to create a personalised mapping and information experience for customers at and nearby
    LNER stations
  • iomob, based in Barcelona, will aim to encourage more people to travel by train through the
    use of technology that supports better mobility
  • Green City Solutions,from Berlin, will be working to provide clean air and healthy spaces for
    customers as part of LNER’s Responsible Business plan
  • Sirenumwill also be looking at the area of Responsible Business through advanced systems
    management from their headquarters in London.
    Danny Gonzalez, Chief Digital and Innovation Officer at LNER, said: “It was fantastic to hear from
    startups from as far away as North America and the Middle East about how they would apply their
    innovative approaches to the UK rail industry.
    “There was tough competition, but we have selected five startups that will nowmove onto the next
    stage of the accelerator programme and to see some of the ideas start to come to life. They certainly
    have the potential to make a real difference to the lives of our customers, communities and
    colleagues.”
    From next week the five successful start-ups will receive unprecedented access to LNER’s live
    operational environments and one-to-one mentoring from senior team members as they develop
    their proof of concepts. A Demo Day will then be held in Central London in September.
    To find out more about LNER FutureLabs, visit www.lnerfuturelabs.co.uk

A video featuring Chief Digital and Innovation Officer, Danny Gonzalez, announcing the startups can be found at: https://youtu.be/vMs0euA0HmE


Govia Thameslink RailwayGovia Thameslink Railway logotype 
Railway colleagues clock up the miles in aid of NHS heroes
Govia Thameslink Railway colleagues have been raising money for NHS Charities Together.
A team of Govia Thameslink Railway colleagues have cycled, walked and jogged more than 800 miles to raise cash for NHS staff and volunteers caring for Covid-19 patients. The eight Train Presentation colleagues came up with the idea of covering the distance from the most northern depots on the GTR network in Bedford and Peterborough, down to the depots in Littlehampton and Bognor Regis in the south west and Brighton and Eastbourne in the south east – a total of 349 miles.
Adhering to Government guidelines at the time, each colleague exercised in their local area and logged their distance on running application, Strava. However, in just two weeks they far exceeded 349 miles and instead covered an impressive 838.5 miles – the equivalent of travelling from Land’s End in Penzance to John O’Groats in the far north of Scotland. They also smashed their fundraising target of £1,000 for the NHS Charities Together by raising £1,880.
The team consisted of Anthony Dowsett, based at the Brighton and Eastbourne depots, James Canty, based at Littlehampton and Bognor Regis depots, Janine Foulger and Daniel Odgers at Bedford, Simon Beal at Littlehampton, Emilia Zawisza at Cricklewood, and Allison Welsh and Arun James, who are both based at the Selhurst depot.
Train presentation manager, Anthony, 48, said: “We are full of admiration for the amazing work everyone at the NHS is doing, and as fellow key workers we wanted to show our support for them.”Covering hundreds of miles has been both challenging and great fun. It’s spurred us on to up our fitness levels and it’s been incredibly rewarding to have smashed our fundraising target for NHS Charities Together.”
To donate, visit their JustGiving page at https://tinyurl.com/ybgr3hj3

Overnight overhauls to overhead power lines at Euston station

Overhead electric power lines are being overhauled on the approach to London Euston station to reduce delays for passengers during hot weather.

Over the next four weeks, overnight work to renew and replace the 25,000v cables which power trains will take place in Camden.

During extremely hot weather, overhead wires can sag. The wires can then catch on passing trains and be torn down.

When this happens, the line must be closed for repairs, trains can become stranded and passengers are disrupted.

James Dean, Network Rail’s West Coast Main Line South route director, said: “With extremes in temperature now becoming more common in Britain it’s necessary for us to make sure our railway equipment can withstand the changing climate.

“This overnight work will help stop sagging of the cables, reducing the risk of them coming down and making the West Coast main line more reliable for tens of thousands of passengers travelling into Euston every day.”

The work on the approach to Euston will see the installation of 2,000 metres of new cable, renewal of essential overhead line equipment, and use of special on-track machines to ensure the new wires are at the correct tension.

Passengers are being advised there will be changes to some trains when the work takes place:

  • Between 8pm and 8am on Monday 25 May –  Friday 4 June (Monday to Friday only)
  • Overnight on Thursday 4 June to Friday 5 June (passengers making essential journeys are advised not to travel after 9pm with some changes to services before 8am the following morning)
  • Between 8pm and 8am on Monday 15 – Friday 19 June 2020

Gus Dunster, executive director of operations at Avanti West Coast, said: “As Network Rail carry out upgrade works on the overhead lines at Camden, there will be alterations to our weekday services to and from London Euston.

“On Monday to Friday, between 8pm and 8am, arrival and departure times at London Euston will change. On Thursday 4 June, there will be significant changes after 8pm – with some services starting from and terminating at Watford Junction.

“If customers are making an essential journey during this time, we strongly recommend they check before they travel, plan their journey in advance and make a reservation. For journeys on Thursday 4 June, we strongly advise travelling before 8pm.”

Passengers should continue following Government guidelines around the use of public transport.

People who need to travel should visit www.nationalrail.co.uk for the latest information.

Railway safety programme to continue in schools and communities across Anglia as lockdown measures are eased

Network Rail has developed a safety video to bring its safety education programme to schools and communities across Anglia as lockdown measures begin to ease.

This is a busy time of year for Network Rail’s safety team to get important safety messages out to schools across the region, ahead of the summer months when trespass incidents typically increase. Becky Crocker, community safety manager for Anglia, would usually visit schools in person, however, the current restrictions prevent this from happening, and schools are unlikely to ease restrictions on visitors when they reopen.

In order to continue to get important safety messages across, Becky now stars in a video which will be shown to students at schools across Anglia until it is safe for her to visit again.

Becky Crocker, Network Rail’s community safety manager for Anglia, said: “The safety of people on and around the railway is our priority and those who deliberately trespass fail to understand the real dangers. That’s why its so important that our safety messages get out to schools and communities across Anglia, especially ahead of the summer when we see more incidents. While I can’t do this in person right now, this video is the next best thing to warn people to stay off the tracks and stay safe.”

Inspector Stephen Webster from British Transport Police, said: “The railway is the safest way to travel in the UK and we welcome all our young travellers. The BTP supports Network Rail in making sure that people stay safe when using the railway and at crossings and stations. Every year sadly there are too many incidents involving young people which can end up with them hurting themselves and my officers never want to have to attend these. Trespassing and taking shortcuts are never worth it, the risks are too high. Let’s keep the railway safe for everyone.”

Please remember:

  • Keep behind the yellow line
  • Follow all safety signs
  • Never trespass or go on the tracks
  • Keep away from all the power lines and rails

Although trespassing on the railway is illegal, there has been over 1,000 incidents of trespass across the country since the lockdown began. When Network Rail is notified of trespassers, all trains in the area are stopped to ensure that everyone is kept safe. This causes delays and cancellations which can have a knock-on effect for hours after the train service is reinstated. Trespass on the railway is also a criminal offence and can lead to a fine or imprisonment. 

The video also features messages from the uncompromising You vs Train campaign, on which Network Rail has worked in partnership with British Transport Police since 2018. Initially targeting young people and their parents, the campaign aims to educate on the devastating and wide-reaching consequences of trespass.

The campaign has proven to be a catalyst for positive behaviour change in young people, with youth trespass levels showing an encouraging decline of 30% in high priority locations.

The public can also help to keep the railway safe by contacting Network Rail’s 24-hour helpline on 03457 114141 to report any locations where trespassers are gaining access to the tracks.

Stations floored by support for our NHS heroes

Glasgow Central NHS floor vinyl

Network Rail, Scotland has installed floor vinyls on the concourses at Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Central in a show of support for our NHS and key workers.

The five-metre graphics in NHS blue, convey a simple but heartfelt message of thanks to all of our health service and key workers who have been at the forefront in the battle against coronavirus.

The floor vinyls are in prominent locations on both concourses and will remain in situ as we begin to take small steps out of lock-down. They will be visible to those who have an essential need to travel on Scotland’s Railway – which will mean very limited numbers initially.

Edinburgh Waverley floor vinyl

Vinyls on concourses is one of the activities undertaken over the last few weeks to acknowledge the fantastic service of those on the front-line protecting and supporting everyone in our communities.  

On Thursdays throughout April and May, to coincide with the 8pm applause for the NHS and carers, Network Rail, Scotland has lit up stations and structures in NHS blue as a gesture of solidarity with, and support for, key workers. Dundee, Wemyss Bay, Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Central stations, and Glenfinnan, Findhorn and Coatdyke viaducts, have all featured over the past couple of months.

Alex Hynes, Managing Director at Scotland’s Railway said: “We continue to be humbled on a daily basis by the incredible dedication shown by NHS staff and carers, and we are grateful to all key workers across the country, including our railway family, who are playing a massive role in supporting the country at this time.

 “Many key workers who are serving and supporting the community in so many different ways use our largest stations so the floor vinyls are a fitting and lasting way to thank them for everything they have done from everyone at Scotland’s Railway.”

On The Cameras Today – 28/05/20

Thursday 28th May – MAINLINE CAMERAS

ALTRINCHAM CAMERA

BARKING CAMERAS

BEATTOCK CAMERA

02:25 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

03:00 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

BEDFORD CAMERA

22:11 – GB Railfreight diesel hauled ECS move – 5Q20 Derby Adtranz Litchurch Lane to Ferme Park Reception Line Gb Railfreight

BOLTON LE SANDS CAMERA (freightmaster.net)

01:18 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

04:07 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

22:10 – Rail Operations Group diesel hauled ECS move – 5Q08 Ilford Electric Multiple Unit Depot to Kilmarnock Civil Engineer’s Sidings

BUSHBURY JUNCTION CAMERA

CAMDEN JUNCTION CAMERAS

 – CAMERA 1 (Euston/WCML)

07:43 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

08:58 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper ECS move – 5M16 Euston to Wembley Inter City Depot

19:23 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper ECS move – 5S95 Wembley Inter City Depot to Euston

21:11 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

 – CAMERA 2 (Primrose Hill/Freight)

13:39 – Rail Operations Group light engine move (Diesel) – 0xxx Leicester Loco Inspection Point to Ilford Electric Multiple Unit Depot

15:56 – Rail Operations Group diesel hauled ECS move – 5Q08 Ilford Electric Multiple Unit Depot to Kilmarnock Civil Engineer’s Sidings

CHESTERFIELD CAMERAS (Hasland/Chesterfield Sth Jn)

10:35 – Cross Country Trains HST ECS move – 5Z43 Doncaster to Laira Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot

CLITHEROE CAMERA

CRAMLINGTON CAMERA

CREWE CAMERAS (crewehc.org)

 – CAMERA 1

 – CAMERA 2

05:32 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

20:21 – Rail Operations Group diesel hauled ECS move – 5Q08 Ilford Electric Multiple Unit Depot to Kilmarnock Civil Engineer’s Sidings

23:50 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

 – CAMERA 3

05:32 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

20:21 – Rail Operations Group diesel hauled ECS move – 5Q08 Ilford Electric Multiple Unit Depot to Kilmarnock Civil Engineer’s Sidings

23:50 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

 – CAMERA 4

05:31 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

18:43 – Freightliner light engine move (Diesel) – 0M88 Crewe Basford Hall Ssn to Ditton O’connor Sidings Freightliner

20:23 – Rail Operations Group diesel hauled ECS move – 5Q08 Ilford Electric Multiple Unit Depot to Kilmarnock Civil Engineer’s Sidings

23:51 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

DAGENHAM (BECONTREE) CAMERA

00:20 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 1Qxx Ripple Lane West Sorting Sidings to Ferme Park Reception Sidings

01:10 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 1Qxx Ripple Lane West Sorting Sidings to Ferme Park Reception Sidings

DAWLISH BEACH CAMERAS (dawlishbeach.com)

 – DAWLISH CAMERAS

14:15 – Cross Country Trains HST ECS move – 5Z43 Doncaster to Laira Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot

 – DAWLISH WARREN CAMERA

14:13 – Cross Country Trains HST ECS move – 5Z43 Doncaster to Laira Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot

DONCASTER CAMERA (www.socotec.co.uk)

07:34 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0D15 Scunthorpe Trent Terminal Complex to Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight

09:06 – Cross Country Trains HST ECS move – 5Z43 Doncaster to Laira Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot

DOVEY JUNCTION/DYFI OSPREY PROJECT CAMERA (https://www.dyfiospreyproject.com)

FARINGTON JUNCTION CAMERA

00:46 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

04:42 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

21:08 – Rail Operations Group diesel hauled ECS move – 5Q08 Ilford Electric Multiple Unit Depot to Kilmarnock Civil Engineer’s Sidings

FLITWICK CAMERA   

22:22 – GB Railfreight diesel hauled ECS move – 5Q20 Derby Adtranz Litchurch Lane to Ferme Park Reception Line Gb Railfreight

GRATELEY CAMERA (facebook.com/grateleytrains/)

LEYLAND CAMERA

00:42 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

04:44 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

21:06 – Rail Operations Group diesel hauled ECS move – 5Q08 Ilford Electric Multiple Unit Depot to Kilmarnock Civil Engineer’s Sidings

NEWBURY CAMERA (icn-ltd.com)

PETERBOROUGH CAMERAS (railworld.org.uk)

 – CAMERA 1

22:46 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0E06 Parkeston Refinery Carless Solvents to Peterborough Maintenance Shed Gb Railfreight

 – CAMERA 2

22:46 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0E06 Parkeston Refinery Carless Solvents to Peterborough Maintenance Shed Gb Railfreight

PORTSMOUTH CAMERA 

PRESTON CAMERA

01:03 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

04:25 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

21:15 – Rail Operations Group diesel hauled ECS move – 5Q08 Ilford Electric Multiple Unit Depot to Kilmarnock Civil Engineer’s Sidings

SANQUHAR CAMERA (sanquharstation.co.uk)

SETTLE to CARLISLE LINE CAMERAS (foscl.org.uk)

 – HORTON-IN-RIBBLESDALE CAMERA 

 – KIRKBY STEPHEN CAMERA

 – RIBBLEHEAD CAMERAS

SHREWSBURY ABBEY FOREGATE CAMERA (beachifa.co.uk)

SLOUGH CAMERAS

ST BEES CAMERA

THANKERTON CAMERA

02:05 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

03:22 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

08:51 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Qxx Slateford Depot to Crewe Carriage Sidings L&nwr Site

TODMORDEN CAMERA

UPHALL CAMERA

21:58 – Direct Rail Services diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 1Qxx/3Qxx Mossend Down Yard to Mossend Down Yard

WALTON-ON-THE-NAZE CAMERA

WATFORD CAMERA

07:30 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

13:23 – Rail Operations Group light engine move (Diesel) – 0xxx Leicester Loco Inspection Point to Ilford Electric Multiple Unit Depot

17:15 – Rail Operations Group diesel hauled ECS move – 5Q08 Ilford Electric Multiple Unit Depot to Kilmarnock Civil Engineer’s Sidings

21:31 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

YORK CAMERAS

 – NORTH (SKELTON JN) CAMERAS

 – ROC CAMERA 1 (Station) (networkrail.co.uk

14:02 – Freightliner operated TransPennine Express Class68(s) light engine move – 0Z68 Crewe Wagon Shop Centrac (later Crewe Gresty Bridge Drs) to York Siemens Transportation Systems

15:48 – Freightliner operated TransPennine Express Class 68(s) light engine move – 0Z75 York Siemens Transportation Systems to Crewe Wagon Shop Centrac (later Crewe Gresty Bridge Drs)

 – ROC CAMERA 2 (Avoider) (networkrail.co.uk)

There is no guarantee that the services listed above will run, at the time of posting these are believed to be correct.

Thursday 28th May – HERITAGE RAILWAY CAMERAS

LLANGOLLEN RAILWAY

(llangollen-railway.co.uk (stationholiday.co.uk)) 

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://llangollenrailway.charitycheckout.co.uk/cf/covid-19-appeal

NENE VALLEY RAILWAY

(nvr.org.uk)  

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis.

ROMNEY, HYTHE & DYMCHURCH RAILWAY

(rhdr.org.uk)

Home of the Railcam Rambler

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.rhdr.org.uk/special-events/temporary-closure-update/

SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY 

(southdevonrailway.co.uk)

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk/2020/03/17/all-sdr-train-services-temporarily-suspended/

SPA VALLEY RAILWAY 

(spavalleyrailway.co.uk)

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk/article.php/87/spa-valley-railway-railway-closed-due-to-covid-19-pandemic

SWANAGE RAILWAY

(swanagerailway.co.uk)

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://swanagerailway.co.uk/news/detail/coronavirus-update

TALYLLYN RAILWAY

(talyllyn.co.uk

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.talyllyn.co.uk/covid-19-update

WEST SOMERSET RAILWAY

(west-somerset-railway.co.uk

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk/news/detail/west-somerset-railway-has-decided-it-has-to-postpone-the-first-running-services-of-the-season

There is no guarantee that the services listed above will run, at the time of posting these are believed to be correct.