#SpottingFromHome

#SpottingFromHome @railcamlive @CrossCountryUK

With the current COVID-19 crisis, the opportunity to get out and enjoy our hobby has been drastically cut, so with that in mind we are asking everyone to take advantage of our live cameras and do a bit of #SpottingFromHome.

Simply screen grab any interesting train movements you see on our cameras as you are watching, post them to Twitter and tag us, @railcamlive and we will give our favourites a like/retweet throughout the day.

All we ask is that you don’t crop the images. You can also tag the train operating companies involved if you like, and please do include the hashtag #SpottingFromHome

You can find our cameras on our website at www.railcam.uk and our YouTube page at http://www.youtube.com/c/RailcamUKLive

If you are not a twitter user, we have a Facebook group, Railcam Gallery, which you can find at https://www.facebook.com/groups/163274401131139/

Remember to #StaySafeStayHome The trains will still be there when we get through these difficult times.

CrossCountry welcomes Worcestershire Parkway to its network

CrossCountry, part of the Arriva Group, has welcomed the opening of Worcestershire’s first new railway station for over 100 years.

On Sunday 23 February, Worcestershire Parkway station joins 118 stations already served by CrossCountry across Great Britain. With its large, secure car park, modern facilities and accessible platforms, the new station makes a fantastic gateway to the region.

With an hourly CrossCountry service throughout the day, southbound to Gloucester and Cardiff and northwards to Birmingham and Nottingham, onward connections will link the county to almost every part of the country. As well as CrossCountry, GWR services to the Cotswolds and London will extend the county’s reach. This enhanced connectivity to the rest of Britain will enable Worcestershire to continue growing its business and tourism links as the country becomes an even easier place to visit.

Tom Joyner, CrossCountry’s Managing Director, said: “We are delighted that Worcestershire Parkway is now open for business. This new station and its excellent connections will benefit the regions’ rail users, and we look forward to working with the council and other stakeholders to promote its use.”

© Cross Country by Arriva

Step into Spring with series of free guided walks from Suffolk rail stations

A Suffolk organisation aims to get more people walking this Spring with a series of free guided walks.

The East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership will run a guided walk over five Saturdays from 29 February until 4 April with each one starting and ending at a Greater Anglia rail station on the Ipswich – Lowestoft and Felixstowe rail lines.

The Partnership’s Chairman, Aaron Taffera, says he hopes that because the walks start and end at the train station people will come from far and wide to enjoy them – and be able to leave the car at home.

He commented: “It means that people can discover our beautiful Suffolk countryside without the pollution of additional cars entering the county.”

The first walk, on Saturday 29 February, is a 5-mile circular walk from Westerfield station. More details about other walks in the programme can be found at www.eastsuffolkline.org.

They all start and end at a rail station, connecting in with train times.

Chairman of the East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership, Aaron Taffera, adds, “Studies have shown that walking is great for your health and the beautiful scenery of our part of Suffolk is positively good for the soul, so we encourage everyone to come and try one of our walks.

“With the added benefit of being able to travel on one of Greater Anglia’s brand new, more environmentally friendly trains, people can get out and about whilst reducing their carbon footprint.”

The Partnership has also produced a book of self-guided walks from rail stations which is free and available from most public buildings in Suffolk such as tourist information centres and libraries or online at http://www.eastsuffolkline.com/walks

The booklet contains detailed maps and diagrams, duration of each walk, landmarks, details of the scenery along the way and places to stop for refreshments. All the walks are way-marked with the East Suffolk Line Walks logo.

The book of 22 walks – covering more than 160 miles – saw the Partnership nominated for an ‘Influencing Positive Change’ Award at last year’s Community Rail Awards.

Beautiful Wickham Market, one of the locations for the walks. © Greater Anglia
The East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership have made a video of the line to attract visitors

The dawn of a new era as Grand Central invests £21 million in trains to serve its new North West route

© Robert Fenner, DB Cargo

Grand Central is investing more than £21 million in trains to operate on its new North West to London route, with the refurbishment of the first locomotive complete with its iconic livery.

The open access rail operator today revealed it has leased 24 coaches and 5 locomotives, to run daily direct services between Blackpool North and London Euston starting later this year.

Four sets of MK4 coaches in six-car formation have been leased from Eversholt Rail until December 2026. The coaches will be maintained at Alstom’s Wembley depot and serviced overnight at Arriva North’s Blackpool depot.

The coaches are currently undergoing a £1.5 million refurbishment at Alstom in Widnes, which will include Grand Central livery and a full interior refresh designed with the comfort of leisure and business passengers in mind.

Each of the trains running along the North West to London route will include First Class carriages, free Wi-Fi throughout, buffet, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities. There will also be wheelchair and priority seating available.

From next month (March), people living in the vicinity of stations along the new North West to London Euston route may spot three sets of coaches (MK4s), as driver training gets underway. These coaches have been secured under short-term lease from Eversholt Rail.

Grand Central has also hired a pool of five locomotives (Class 90s) from DB Cargo UK (pictured). Four of these will be in service at any one time, with one locomotive spare for maintenance purposes. 

These electric, non-tilting trains, will run along the North West – London Euston route, as well as other cleared routes between Blackpool, Preston, Nuneaton, Milton Keynes and London when diversions are needed. The trains will be maintained by DB Cargo UK at Crewe Electric Maintenance Depot. Grand Central’s North West fleet is compliant with disability and accessibility standards (PRM).

Paul Batty, Fleet Project Manager for Grand Central, said: “We are incredibly proud of the work that has been done to bring our new fleet of rolling stock to fruition, starting with our first locomotive ready to begin driver training in a couple of weeks’ time. It’s taken a lot of planning and a considerable team effort to get to this stage and it’s fantastic that our customers will soon be able to see our refurbished Grand Central trains in operation.”

Dave Hatfield, Grand Central’s Fleet Director, said: “We’re delighted to reveal our rolling stock for our new North West to London route. These trains have been chosen because of their proven track record and suitability for the service that we will be operating.

“It’s exciting times ahead and we’re thrilled to be bringing our operational expertise and industry-leading customer service to this new route. We can’t wait to welcome our first passengers on board to experience travelling with Grand Central and look forward to offering more choice for existing rail users and new opportunities for people to travel by train.”

Steve Timothy, Stakeholder Director at Eversholt Rail said: “Eversholt Rail are delighted that Grand Central has chosen our MK4 coaches for its new North West to London rail service. We look forward to working with Grand Central and extending our successful working relationship with the Arriva Group.”    

A spokesman for DB Cargo said: “We’re delighted to be working with our colleagues at Grand Central to provide such a range of valuable services for passengers in the North West.”

Grand Central’s North West to London services were approved in June 2018 by the Rail Regulator, the Office of Rail and Road.

Grand Central currently operates direct trains between towns and cities in Yorkshire and the North East of England and London. The company has an industry-leading reputation for customer service and value for money and a track record of supporting and investing in local communities around its networks.

In a move which is expected to bring significant economic benefits to the North West, including a boost to tourism, Grand Central will operate up to five new direct train services between Blackpool North and London Euston every day of the week.

Blackpool will gain direct services to London on Sundays, as well as later trains to and from the capital on Mondays to Saturdays. Poulton-le-Fylde and Kirkham & Wesham will each have new direct London services throughout the day, seven days a week. 

All trains will also call at Preston and Nuneaton, with most stopping additionally at Milton Keynes, connecting leisure and business travellers to the capital and offering a choice of operator along with great value fares.

Grand Central has successfully recruited train drivers and is in the final stages of recruiting the onboard staff it needs for its Blackpool traincrew hub. More information can be found at www.grandcentralrail.com/careers

  • More information about the Blackpool route, proposed timetable and daily services is available at www.grandcentral.rail.com/blackpool
  • Follow the railway company on Twitter @GC_RailFacebook or LinkedIn.
  • Picture caption: Class 90 locomotive at Crewe Electric Maintenance Depot
  • Picture credit: Robert Fenner, DB Cargo.

100 New Rail Wagons To Support DCRail Growth

© DCRail

VTG Rail UK has agreed to supply the Cappagh Group of Companies with 100 new box wagons for the movement of construction materials. DCRail, the Cappagh Group’s rail freight operating company, is already using the first batch of wagons to convey recycled aggregates. 

The new wagons have been designed specifically to optimise the movement of aggregates and construction spoil, with a design that maximises durability with a minimum tare weight. The design allows more material to be carried by each train and further improves the environmental performance of rail transport. Design features in the new wagons include a high impact floor that will reduce the risk of unloading damage and an integrated compact bogie braking system that minimises maintenance down time. 

The wagons are key to providing efficient rail services for DCRail customers including those that will use a new freight hub being developed near Wembley in North London. With the capability to handle trains conveying over 2,200 tonnes of material, the new hub is set to become one of the most efficient rail terminals in the Capital. The use of rail will reduce the environmental impact of construction supply chains with each train carrying the equivalent of 110 lorry loads and saving significant CO2 emissions per tonne. 

Ian Shaw, Sales & Marketing Director, VTG Rail UK, said: “We are delighted to be working on this project and look forward to seeing all the new wagons in operation. The construction sector is seeing significant activity right now and we anticipate 2020 to be a positive year for rail freight as more companies look to shift material away from the roads and onto rail.” 

He went on to say: “These brand new, high-specification box wagons are optimised for the construction sector and are fitted with integrated brakes and track-friendly bogies. This means there is no vulnerable, and often less efficient, frame-mounted brake cylinders or rigging. This also helps us to implement our ‘bogie exchange’ maintenance regime which, using our float of spare bogies, minimises wagon downtime and maximises availability for our customers. As with all new VTG wagons, this fleet is fitted with our Connect GPS tracking system, allowing their location and condition to be monitored in real time. This purpose-designed system gives VTG and its customers a number of significant advantages in areas such as maintenance planning and resource utilisation.” 

David Fletcher, Director – Rail, Cappagh Group, added: “This is a hugely exciting time for DCRail. In 2020 we will complete the delivery of our fleet of Class 60 locomotives and construction work at the new North London freight hub is now underway. The Cappagh aquamarine blue livery is being seen across the country and we are very pleased with the support provided by VTG on this project. The innovations in wagon design and expected high availability will allow DCRail to meet the demand for efficient rail solutions for the construction industry. Since the introduction of the first batch of wagons payload on DCRail services has already been increased by 15% and we look forward to further increasing the amount of freight moved by rail.”

ScotRail Recognised As A Top Employer 2020

© ScotRail

ScotRail has been officially recognised by the Top Employers Institute as a Top Employer 2020 in the United Kingdom.

Organisations certified as Top Employers dedicate themselves to providing the very best working environment for employees through their progressive ‘people-first’ HR practices.

Independent research from the Top Employers Institute found that ScotRail provides exceptional employee conditions, nurtures and develops talent throughout all levels of the organisation and has demonstrated its leadership status in the HR environment.

ScotRail is committed to developing a workforce as diverse as the communities it serves.

Throughout 2020, the train operator will run a number of dedicated recruitment programmes to encourage more women and people from ethnic minorities to consider a career in the railway.

Gerry Skelton, ScotRail HR Director, said:

“We’re thrilled to be recognised as a Top Employer 2020 in the United Kingdom.

“As one of the largest companies in Scotland, ScotRail prides itself on supporting equality and diversity in the workforce.

“Over the course of this year, we’re going to do even more to attract more women and ethnic minorities into our driver, engineering and technical roles across Scotland.

“The people we employee will help connect communities, support business, boost tourism, and deliver a railway Scotland can be proud of.”

David Plink, Top Employers Institute Chief Executive Officer, said:

“To become recognised as a Top Employer, an organisation had to prove that the implementation of their people strategies enriches the world of work of their employees. 

“ScotRail is a shining example of dedication to people practices as they continuously commit to empowering their employees for a better world of work.”

On The Cameras Tomorrow – 07/01/20

Tuesday 7th January – MAINLINE CAMERAS

ALTRINCHAM CAMERA

BARKING CAMERAS

20:05 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 1Qxx Ripple Lane West Sorting Sidings to Ferme Park Reception Sidings

21:25 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 1Qxx Ripple Lane West Sorting Sidings to Ferme Park Reception Sidings

BEATTOCK CAMERA

BEDFORD CAMERA

BOLTON LE SANDS CAMERA (freightmaster.net)

BUSHBURY JUNCTION CAMERA

00:16 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 1Q56 Derby Rtc Serco to Derby Rtc Serco

01:31 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 1Q56 Derby Rtc Serco to Derby Rtc Serco

CAMDEN JUNCTION CAMERAS

 – CAMERA 1 (Euston/WCML)

07:23 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 light engine move – 0M11 Wembley Inter City Depot to Euston

08:58 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled ECS move – 5M11 Euston to Wembley Inter City Depot

10:11 – 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

21:23 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled ECS move – 5S96 Wembley Inter City Depot to Euston

21:41 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 light engine move – 0A95 Euston to Wembley Inter City Depot

23:56 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 light engine move – 0A96 Euston to Wembley Inter City Depot

 – CAMERA 2 (Primrose Hill/Freight)

01:18 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0Z96 Wembley Inter City Depot to Ferme Park Reception Line Gb Railfreight

05:51 – GB Railfreight diesel hauled ECS move – 5Z96 Ferme Park Reception Line Gb Railfreight to Wembley Inter City Depot

22:00 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0Z92 Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight to Wembley Inter City Depot

CHESTERFIELD CAMERAS (Hasland/Chesterfield Sth Jn)

12:47 – Rail Operations Group operated Hull Trains Class 180 for East Midlands Railway (TBC) – 5M57 Hull to Derby Etches Park Sidings

16:59 – Rail Operations Group operated Hull Trains Class 180 for East Midlands Railway (TBC) – 5M58 Hull to Derby Etches Park Sidings

CLITHEROE CAMERA

CRAMLINGTON CAMERA

06:36 – Rail Operations Group operated HST/Diesel hauled ECS move – 5L46 Craigentinny Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot to Ely Papworth Sidings Mlf

CREWE CAMERAS (crewehc.org)

 – CAMERA 1

 – CAMERA 2

06:26 – Rail Operations Group light engine move/ECS move (Diesel) – 0xxx/5xxx Crewe Holding Sidings to Allerton Diesel Multiple Unit Depot

09:32 – Freightliner operated ex-Norther Class 142s ECS move for scrap – 5Z42 Gascoigne Wood Sidings/selby Mine Rjb to Newport Docks Sims Group

10:40 – Rail Operations Group diesel hauled ECS move – 5Q94 Allerton Diesel Multiple Unit Depot to Long Marston Mod

 – CAMERA 3

06:26 – Rail Operations Group light engine move/ECS move (Diesel) – 0xxx/5xxx Crewe Holding Sidings to Allerton Diesel Multiple Unit Depot

10:40 – Rail Operations Group diesel hauled ECS move – 5Q94 Allerton Diesel Multiple Unit Depot to Long Marston Mod

 – CAMERA 4

06:27 – Rail Operations Group light engine move/ECS move (Diesel) – 0xxx/5xxx Crewe Holding Sidings to Allerton Diesel Multiple Unit Depot

09:03 – Freightliner light engine move (Diesel) – 0F66 Crewe Basford Hall Ssm to Bootle Junction

10:36 – Rail Operations Group diesel hauled ECS move – 5Q94 Allerton Diesel Multiple Unit Depot to Long Marston Mod

15:06 – Freightliner light engine move (Diesel) – 0F68 Bootle Junction to Crewe Basford Hall Ssm

DAGENHAM (BECONTREE) CAMERA

23:21 – 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

 – DAWLISH WARREN CAMERA

DONCASTER CAMERA (www.socotec.co.uk)t

09:09 – Rail Operations Group operated HST/Diesel hauled ECS move – 5L46 Craigentinny Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot to Ely Papworth Sidings Mlf

10:46 – Rail Operations Group operated Hull Trains Class 180 for East Midlands Railway (TBC) – 5M57 Hull to Derby Etches Park Sidings

11:28 – Direct Rail Services diesel hauled ECS move – 5xxx Neville Hill Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot to Norwich Crown Point Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot

12:18 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0R15 Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight to Immingham Mineral Quay Gbrf

15:16 – Rail Operations Group operated Hull Trains Class 180 for East Midlands Railway (TBC) – 5M58 Hull to Derby Etches Park Sidings

FARINGTON JUNCTION CAMERA

FLITWICK CAMERA   

GRATELEY CAMERA (facebook.com/grateleytrains/)

LEYLAND CAMERA

NEWBURY CAMERA (icn-ltd.com)

PETERBOROUGH CAMERAS (railworld.org.uk)

 – CAMERA 1

00:37 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 3Qxx/3Zxx Derby Rtc Serco to Hither Green Pre Assembly Depot

03:42 – GB Railfreight diesel hauled ECS move – 5Z96 Ferme Park Reception Line Gb Railfreight to Wembley Inter City Depot

04:02 – GB Railfreight diesel hauled ECS move – 5Z96 Ferme Park Reception Line Gb Railfreight to Wembley Inter City Depot

11:32 – Rail Operations Group operated HST/Diesel hauled ECS move – 5L46 Craigentinny Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot to Ely Papworth Sidings Mlf

13:06 – Direct Rail Services diesel hauled ECS move – 5xxx Neville Hill Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot to Norwich Crown Point Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot

14:02 – GB Railfreight diesel hauled ECS move – 5Z97 Wembley Inter City Depot to Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight

19:05 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0Z92 Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight to Wembley Inter City Depot

 – CAMERA 2

11:32 – Rail Operations Group operated HST/Diesel hauled ECS move – 5L46 Craigentinny Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot to Ely Papworth Sidings Mlf

13:06 – Direct Rail Services diesel hauled ECS move – 5xxx Neville Hill Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot to Norwich Crown Point Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot

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)

09:32 – Freightliner operated ex-Norther Class 142s ECS move for scrap – 5Z42 Gascoigne Wood Sidings/selby Mine Rjb to Newport Docks Sims Group (Station view ONLY)

SLOUGH CAMERAS

ST BEES CAMERA

THANKERTON CAMERA

TODMORDEN CAMERA

UPHALL CAMERA

WALTON-ON-THE-NAZE CAMERA

WATFORD CAMERA

YORK CAMERAS

 – NORTH (SKELTON JN) CAMERAS

02:04 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 3Qxx/3Zxx Derby Rtc Serco to Heaton Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot

08:34 – Rail Operations Group operated HST/Diesel hauled ECS move – 5L46 Craigentinny Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot to Ely Papworth Sidings Mlf

14:06 – GB Railfreight operated ex-Northern Class 14x ECS move – 5Z42 Heaton Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot to Gascoigne Wood Sidings/selby Mine Rjb

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

01:22 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 3Qxx/3Zxx Derby Rtc Serco to Heaton Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot

08:37 – Rail Operations Group operated HST/Diesel hauled ECS move – 5L46 Craigentinny Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot to Ely Papworth Sidings Mlf

14:11 – GB Railfreight operated ex-Northern Class 14x ECS move – 5Z42 Heaton Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot to Gascoigne Wood Sidings/selby Mine Rjb

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

 – SOUTH (HOLGATE JN) CAMERAS

01:19 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 3Qxx/3Zxx Derby Rtc Serco to Heaton Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot

08:41 – Rail Operations Group operated HST/Diesel hauled ECS move – 5L46 Craigentinny Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot to Ely Papworth Sidings Mlf

14:13 – GB Railfreight operated ex-Northern Class 14x ECS move – 5Z42 Heaton Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot to Gascoigne Wood Sidings/selby Mine Rjb

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

Tuesday 7th January – HERITAGE RAILWAY CAMERAS

LLANGOLLEN RAILWAY

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

GLYNDYFRDWY CAMERA

Towards Corwen:

Towards Llangollen: 

NENE VALLEY RAILWAY

(nvr.org.uk)  

ORTON MERE CAMERA

Towards Peterborough:

Towards Wansford:

WANSFORD CAMERAS

Towards Peterborough: 

From Peterborough:

ROMNEY, HYTHE & DYMCHURCH RAILWAY

(rhdr.org.uk)

Home of the Railcam Rambler

DUNGENESS CAMERA

Departures: 

Arrivals:

DYMCHURCH CAMERA

Towards Dungeness:

Towards Hythe:

HYTHE CAMERA

Departures:

Arrivals:

NEW ROMNEY CAMERAS

Towards Dungeness:

Towards Hythe:

ROMNEY SANDS CAMERA

Towards Dungeness: 

Towards Hythe: 

SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY 

(southdevonrailway.co.uk)

BUCKFASTLEIGH CAMERA

Departures:

Arrivals: 

SPA VALLEY RAILWAY 

(spavalleyrailway.co.uk)

GROOMBRIDGE CAMERA

Towards Eridge:

Towards Tunbridge Wells West:

SWANAGE RAILWAY

(swanagerailway.co.uk)

CORFE CASTLE CAMERA

Towards Norden: 

Towards Swanage:

SWANAGE CAMERA

Departures at:

Arrivals at:

TALYLLYN RAILWAY

(talyllyn.co.uk

ABERGYNOLWYN CAMERA

Towards Nant Gwernol:

Towards Tywyn Wharf:

TYWYN WHARF CAMERA

Departures at:

Arrivals at:

PENDRE YARD CAMERA

Cam showing the activity ‘behind the scenes’ in Pendre yard. The camera is looking west from near the loco shed.

WEST SOMERSET RAILWAY

(west-somerset-railway.co.uk

BISHOPS LYDEARD CAMERA

Arrivals at: 

Departures at: 

BLUE ANCHOR CAMERA

Towards Minehead:

Towards Bishops Lydeard:

CROWCOMBE HEATHFIELD CAMERA

Towards Minehead: 

Towards Bishops Lydeard: 

MINEHEAD CAMERA

Arrivals at: 

Departures at: 

WILLITON CAMERAS

Towards Minehead: 

Towards Bishops Lydeard: 

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 – 18/12/19

Wednesday 18th December – MAINLINE CAMERAS

ALTRINCHAM CAMERA

BARKING CAMERAS

BEATTOCK CAMERA

BEDFORD CAMERA

BOLTON LE SANDS CAMERA (freightmaster.net)

05:14 – West Coast Railways Class 47/57s hauled ECS move – 5Z47 Carnforth Steamtown to Manchester Victoria

08:57 – West Coast Railways Class 47/57s – 1Z48 Flying Scotsman Christmas Dalesman (Ian Riley Railtours) Manchester Victoria to Carlisle

17:07 – West Coast Railways Class 47/57s – 1Z64 The Northern Belle: Christmas Lunch (Northern Belle) Blackburn to Warrington Bank Quay

23:15 – West Coast Railways Class 47/57 + ECS + 60103 Flying Scotsman – 5Z52 Manchester Victoria to Carnforth Steamtown

BUSHBURY JUNCTION CAMERA

11:47 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0M70 Peterborough Maintenance Shed Gb Railfreight to Longport Freight Depot

CAMDEN JUNCTION CAMERAS

 – CAMERA 1 (Euston/WCML)

07:24 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 light engine move – 0M11 Wembley Inter City Depot to Euston

08:58 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled ECS move – 5M11 Euston to Wembley Inter City Depot

10:11 – 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

21:23 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled ECS move – 5S96 Wembley Inter City Depot to Euston

21:41 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 light engine move – 0A95 Euston to Wembley Inter City Depot

23:56 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 light engine move – 0A96 Euston to Wembley Inter City Depot

 – CAMERA 2 (Primrose Hill/Freight)

CHESTERFIELD CAMERAS (Hasland/Chesterfield Sth Jn)

10:47 – Locomotive Services Ltd (ex-Colas Rail) 37521 light engine move – 0Z37 Barrow Hill Loco Inspection Point to Crewe Holding Sidings

20:49 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 3Qxx/3Zxx Derby Rtc Serco to Doncaster

CLITHEROE CAMERA

15:13 – West Coast Railways Class 47/57s – 1Z64 The Northern Belle: Christmas Lunch (Northern Belle) Blackburn to Warrington Bank Quay

18:44 – 60103 Flying Scotsman – 1Z51 Flying Scotsman Christmas Dalesman (Ian Riley Railtours) Carlisle to Manchester Victoria

CRAMLINGTON CAMERA

CREWE CAMERAS (crewehc.org)

 – CAMERA 1

20:51 – West Coast Railways Class 47/57s hauled Northern Belle ECS move – 5Z64 Warrington Bank Quay to Crewe Down Refuge Siding

 – CAMERA 2

11:04 – West Coast Railways Class 47/57s hauled Northern Belle ECS move – 5Z63 Crewe Down Refuge Siding to Warrington Bank Quay

 – CAMERA 3

11:06 – West Coast Railways Class 47/57s hauled Northern Belle ECS move – 5Z63 Crewe Down Refuge Siding to Warrington Bank Quay

20:51 – West Coast Railways Class 47/57s hauled Northern Belle ECS move – 5Z64 Warrington Bank Quay to Crewe Down Refuge Siding

 – CAMERA 4

11:04 – West Coast Railways Class 47/57s hauled Northern Belle ECS move – 5Z63 Crewe Down Refuge Siding to Warrington Bank Quay

DAGENHAM (BECONTREE) CAMERA

DAWLISH BEACH CAMERAS (dawlishbeach.com)

 – DAWLISH CAMERAS

02:46 – Rail Operations Group operated HST ECS move – 5V84 Doncaster Rfs Engineering/wabtec to Laira Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot

 – DAWLISH WARREN CAMERA

02:45 – Rail Operations Group operated HST ECS move – 5V84 Doncaster Rfs Engineering/wabtec to Laira Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot

DONCASTER CAMERA (www.socotec.co.uk)

03:01 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0E61 Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight to Thrislington Gbrf

21:58 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 3Qxx/3Zxx Derby Rtc Serco to Doncaster

FARINGTON JUNCTION CAMERA

05:40 – West Coast Railways Class 47/57s hauled ECS move – 5Z47 Carnforth Steamtown to Manchester Victoria

08:29 – West Coast Railways Class 47/57s – 1Z48 Flying Scotsman Christmas Dalesman (Ian Riley Railtours) Manchester Victoria to Carlisle

17:34 – West Coast Railways Class 47/57s – 1Z64 The Northern Belle: Christmas Lunch (Northern Belle) Blackburn to Warrington Bank Quay

22:27 – West Coast Railways Class 47/57 + ECS + 60103 Flying Scotsman – 5Z52 Manchester Victoria to Carnforth Steamtown

FLITWICK CAMERA   

GRATELEY CAMERA (facebook.com/grateleytrains/)

LEYLAND CAMERA

05:44 – West Coast Railways Class 47/57s hauled ECS move – 5Z47 Carnforth Steamtown to Manchester Victoria

08:27 – West Coast Railways Class 47/57s – 1Z48 Flying Scotsman Christmas Dalesman (Ian Riley Railtours) Manchester Victoria to Carlisle

14:01 – West Coast Railways Class 47/57s – 1Z63 The Northern Belle: Christmas Lunch (Northern Belle) Warrington Bank Quay to Blackburn

17:37 – West Coast Railways Class 47/57s – 1Z64 The Northern Belle: Christmas Lunch (Northern Belle) Blackburn to Warrington Bank Quay

20:01 – 60103 Flying Scotsman – 1Z51 Flying Scotsman Christmas Dalesman (Ian Riley Railtours) Carlisle to Manchester Victoria

22:21 – West Coast Railways Class 47/57 + ECS + 60103 Flying Scotsman – 5Z52 Manchester Victoria to Carnforth Steamtown

NEWBURY CAMERA (icn-ltd.com)

PETERBOROUGH CAMERAS (railworld.org.uk)

 – CAMERA 1

 – CAMERA 2

PORTSMOUTH CAMERA 

PRESTON CAMERA

05:33 – West Coast Railways Class 47/57s hauled ECS move – 5Z47 Carnforth Steamtown to Manchester Victoria

08:40 – West Coast Railways Class 47/57s – 1Z48 Flying Scotsman Christmas Dalesman (Ian Riley Railtours) Manchester Victoria to Carlisle

17:27 – West Coast Railways Class 47/57s – 1Z64 The Northern Belle: Christmas Lunch (Northern Belle) Blackburn to Warrington Bank Quay

22:55 – West Coast Railways Class 47/57 + ECS + 60103 Flying Scotsman – 5Z52 Manchester Victoria to Carnforth Steamtown

SANQUHAR CAMERA (sanquharstation.co.uk)

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

 – HORTON-IN-RIBBLESDALE CAMERA 

17:11 – 60103 Flying Scotsman – 1Z51 Flying Scotsman Christmas Dalesman (Ian Riley Railtours) Carlisle to Manchester Victoria

 – KIRKBY STEPHEN CAMERA

16:36 – 60103 Flying Scotsman – 1Z51 Flying Scotsman Christmas Dalesman (Ian Riley Railtours) Carlisle to Manchester Victoria

 – RIBBLEHEAD CAMERAS

17:05 – 60103 Flying Scotsman – 1Z51 Flying Scotsman Christmas Dalesman (Ian Riley Railtours) Carlisle to Manchester Victoria

SHREWSBURY ABBEY FOREGATE CAMERA (beachifa.co.uk)

SLOUGH CAMERAS

21:27 – Colas Rail 67023 & 67027 hauled Network Rail test train – 1Q16 Derby Rtc Serco to Reading

ST BEES CAMERA

THANKERTON CAMERA

TODMORDEN CAMERA

UPHALL CAMERA

WALTON-ON-THE-NAZE CAMERA

WATFORD CAMERA

YORK CAMERAS

 – NORTH (SKELTON JN) CAMERAS

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

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

03:43 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0E61 Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight to Thrislington Gbrf

 – SOUTH (HOLGATE JN) CAMERAS

03:40 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0E61 Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight to Thrislington Gbrf

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

Wednesday 18th December – HERITAGE RAILWAY CAMERAS

BR Standard Class 7 No. 70013 Oliver Cromwell passing Laceyfields Footbridge, Langley Mill, working the Railway Touring Company’s The Yorkshireman, 1Z57 Ealing Broadway to York. This was the final mainline tour for the locomotive before her 10 year boiler certificate expires. 3rd March 2018.

LLANGOLLEN RAILWAY

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

GLYNDYFRDWY CAMERA

Towards Corwen:

Towards Llangollen: 

NENE VALLEY RAILWAY

(nvr.org.uk)  

Santa Steam

More information at https://nvr.org.uk/product.php?xProd=91&jssCart=b494af03da1d3e4189be015b70dc12c8

Winter Light Spectacular

More information at https://nvr.org.uk/product.php?xProd=119

ORTON MERE CAMERA

Towards Peterborough:

Towards Wansford:

WANSFORD CAMERAS

Towards Peterborough:

From Peterborough:

ROMNEY, HYTHE & DYMCHURCH RAILWAY

(rhdr.org.uk)

Home of the Railcam Rambler

DUNGENESS CAMERA

Departures:

Arrivals:

DYMCHURCH CAMERA

Towards Dungeness:

Towards Hythe:

HYTHE CAMERA

Departures:

Arrivals:

NEW ROMNEY CAMERAS

Towards Dungeness:

Towards Hythe:

ROMNEY SANDS CAMERA

Towards Dungeness: 

Towards Hythe:

SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY 

(southdevonrailway.co.uk)

Santa-by-Steam

More information at https://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk/events/santa/

BUCKFASTLEIGH CAMERA

Departures:

Arrivals: 

SPA VALLEY RAILWAY 

(spavalleyrailway.co.uk)

GROOMBRIDGE CAMERA

Towards Eridge: 

Towards Tunbridge Wells West:

SWANAGE RAILWAY

(swanagerailway.co.uk)

CORFE CASTLE CAMERA

Towards Norden: 

Towards Swanage: 

SWANAGE CAMERA

Departures at:

Arrivals at: 

TALYLLYN RAILWAY

(talyllyn.co.uk

ABERGYNOLWYN CAMERA

Towards Nant Gwernol:

Towards Tywyn Wharf:

TYWYN WHARF CAMERA

Departures at: 

Arrivals at:

PENDRE YARD CAMERA

Cam showing the activity ‘behind the scenes’ in Pendre yard. The camera is looking west from near the loco shed.

WEST SOMERSET RAILWAY

(west-somerset-railway.co.uk

BISHOPS LYDEARD CAMERA

Arrivals at:

Departures at:

BLUE ANCHOR CAMERA

Towards Minehead:

Towards Bishops Lydeard: 

CROWCOMBE HEATHFIELD CAMERA

Towards Minehead: 

Towards Bishops Lydeard: 

MINEHEAD CAMERA

Arrivals at: 

Departures at:

WILLITON CAMERAS

Towards Minehead: 

Towards Bishops Lydeard: 

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

December 2020 timetable consultation is now open

  • Major changes planned for East Midlands Railway (EMR) services from December 2020
  • Includes thousands of extra seats and quicker journeys to and from London St Pancras International
  • Consultation runs for 12 weeks and closes 14th February 2020

The public consultation into EMR’s December 2020 timetable is now open to passengers, businesses, stakeholders and local communities across the East Midlands route.

December 2020 will see a significant change to EMR services, particularly those travelling to and from London St Pancras International. It includes the segregation of services between EMR Intercity and the introduction of a new service, EMR Electrics, which will run between Corby and London St Pancras International.

Combined, these changes will provide:

  • Up to 30 minutes’ quicker journey times for some EMR Intercity services
  • Up to 13,000 additional standard class seats to and from London St Pancras every week day
  • Earlier morning and later evening services
  • Simpler and more consistent timetable with a more even spread of departure times
  • Improved services for London Luton and East Midlands Airports

There are also proposals for improvements to EMR Regional services, including:

  • Extending Crewe to Derby services through to Newark Castle, providing additional service between Derby and Nottingham
  • Later evening services between Leicester and Nottingham
  • Services from Grimsby will extend to Leicester every two hours, providing the first direct service to Nottingham and Leicester for over a decade

There are further timetable improvements proposed which are a step towards a more substantial improvement for EMR Regional services in December 2021. A further consultation for these changes will take place towards the end of 2020.

The consultation runs for 12 weeks and will close at midnight on 14th February 2020. The consultation document and survey for responses are available online at www.eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk/december2020

The consultation document is split by line of route and includes a separate page for each station on the Midland Main Line. This is intended to help passengers and communities easily understand what the proposals will mean for them and their journeys.

Julian Edwards, Managing Director, East Midlands Railway, said: “Our proposals for the December 2020 timetable would deliver a step change in capacity, improve journey times and introduce a simpler and more consistent timetable.

“Although some of the changes, such as the introduction of electric services between London and Corby, are a requirement of our franchise there is still the opportunity to fine tune and improve our plans.

“We know how important a reliable and punctual railway is for the towns and cities we serve. December 2020 is a vitally important part of our promise to deliver more seats, more services and better journeys for our customers and we look forward to your feedback.”

To read the proposals and respond to the consultation, please visit www.eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk/december2020

Railcam Winter Collection – Sunday Special

Our Winter Collection went live in our online store recently, and we have a cracking special offer for you this Sunday evening.

** Buy a Railcam branded Fleece and a ‘Man Bag’ together and receive 15% off at checkout. **

View the entire Winter Collection at https://railcam-shop.myshopify.com/collections/winter-collection

This offer runs until Thursday 28th November.