On The Cameras Today – 24/10/20

Saturday 24th October – MAINLINE CAMERAS

ALTRINCHAM CAMERA

APPERLEY VIADUCT CAMERA

BARKING CAMERAS

BEATTOCK CAMERA

01:07 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1M11 Glasgow Central High Level to Euston

02:34 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

02:51 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

05:44 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1S26 Euston to Glasgow Central High Level

18:21 – Freightliner light engine move (Diesel) – 0S68 Leeds Balm Road Loco Freightliner Heavy Haul to Millerhill Shunt & Marshalling

BEDFORD CAMERA

17:56 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 1Q79 Tonbridge West Yard to Derby Rtc Serco

BOLTON LE SANDS CAMERA (freightmaster.net)

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

02:43 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1M11 Glasgow Central High Level to Euston

04:05 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

04:10 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1S26 Euston to Glasgow Central High Level

BUSHBURY JUNCTION CAMERA

00:43 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 3Q17 Crewe Carriage Sidings L&nwr Site to Derby Rtc Serco

05:00 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 3Q17 Crewe Carriage Sidings L&nwr Site to Derby Rtc Serco

05:41 – Locomotive Services Ltd Class 47s hauled Statesman Rail ECS move – 5Z11 Crewe Holding Sidings to Wolverhampton

06:22 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 3Q17 Crewe Carriage Sidings L&nwr Site to Derby Rtc Serco

CAMDEN JUNCTION CAMERAS

05:07 – GB Railfreight diesel hauled ECS move – 5Q61 Ilford Electric Multiple Unit Depot to Northampton Electric Maintenance Depot

 – CAMERA 1 (Euston/WCML)

06:56 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1M11 Glasgow Central High Level to Euston 

07:20 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 light engine move – 0M11 Wembley Inter City Depot to Euston Up Carriage Shed

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

08:41 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper ECS move – 5M96 Euston to Wembley Inter City Depot

09:41 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper ECS move – 5M95 Euston to Wembley Inter City Depot

 – CAMERA 2 (Primrose Hill/Freight)

CHESTERFIELD CAMERAS (Hasland/Chesterfield Sth Jn)

CLITHEROE CAMERA

CRAMLINGTON CAMERA

CREWE CAMERAS (crewehc.org)

 – CAMERA 1

11:38 – DB Cargo light engine move (Diesel) – 0G22 Trafford Park Euro Terminal to Crewe Electric Traction Maintenance Depot

 – CAMERA 2

02:42 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1S26 Euston to Glasgow Central High Level 

04:11 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1M11 Glasgow Central High Level to Euston 

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

11:36 – DB Cargo light engine move (Diesel) – 0G22 Trafford Park Euro Terminal to Crewe Electric Traction Maintenance Depot

 – CAMERA 3

02:42 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1S26 Euston to Glasgow Central High Level 

04:11 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1M11 Glasgow Central High Level to Euston 

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

11:38 – DB Cargo light engine move (Diesel) – 0G22 Trafford Park Euro Terminal to Crewe Electric Traction Maintenance Depot

 – CAMERA 4

02:43 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1S26 Euston to Glasgow Central High Level 

04:08 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1M11 Glasgow Central High Level to Euston 

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

19:28 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0G49 Tuebrook Sdgs Gbrf to Crewe Basford Hall Ssn

DAGENHAM (BECONTREE) CAMERA

DAWLISH BEACH CAMERAS (dawlishbeach.com)

 – DAWLISH CAMERAS

00:45 – Great Western Railway Class 57 hauled Night Riviera – 1A50 Penzance to Paddington

04:22 – Great Western Railway Class 57 hauled Night Riviera – 1C50 Paddington to Penzance

 – DAWLISH WARREN CAMERA

00:46 – Great Western Railway Class 57 hauled Night Riviera – 1A50 Penzance to Paddington

04:21 – Great Western Railway Class 57 hauled Night Riviera – 1C50 Paddington to Penzance

DERBY CAMERAS (In partnership with Rail Operations Group)

00:43 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 3Q28 York Thrall Europa/brml Head Quarters to Derby Rtc Serco

DONCASTER CAMERA (www.socotec.co.uk)

01:26 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0D77 Immingham Mineral Quay Gbrf to Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreigh

01:44 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 1Q68 Doncaster Carriage Holding Sidings to Derby Rtc Serco

02:03 – Colas Rail 43050/060 hauled Network Rail test train – 1Q53 Doncaster West Yard to Derby Rtc Serco

10:50 – DB Cargo light engine move (Diesel) – 0E20 Immingham Sorting Sidings to Doncaster Belmont Down Yard

11:11 – Colas Rail light engine move (Diesel) – 0C80 Barnetby Sdgs Colas Rail to Doncaster Up Decoy Yard

12:26 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0D39 Wrenthorpe Gbrf to Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight

22:14 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0D89 Doncaster Works Wagon Shops to Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight

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 

03:17 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1M11 Glasgow Central High Level to Euston

03:36 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1S26 Euston to Glasgow Central High Level 

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

FLITWICK CAMERA   

17:46 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 1Q79 Tonbridge West Yard to Derby Rtc Serco

GRATELEY CAMERA (facebook.com/grateleytrains/)

HENSALL CAMERA (kjbmodels.co.uk)

LEYLAND CAMERA

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

03:19 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1M11 Glasgow Central High Level to Euston

03:32 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1S26 Euston to Glasgow Central High Level 

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

NEWBURY CAMERA (icn-ltd.com)

01:02 – Great Western Railway Class 57 hauled Night Riviera – 1C50 Paddington to Penzance

18:04 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0G97 Eastleigh East Yard to Westbury Down Yard

PETERBOROUGH CAMERAS (railworld.org.uk)

 – CAMERA 1

 – CAMERA 2, 3 & 4

PORTSMOUTH CAMERA 

PRESTON CAMERA

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

03:01 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1M11 Glasgow Central High Level to Euston

03:55 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1S26 Euston to Glasgow Central High Level 

04:23 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

PRINCES RISBOROUGH CAMERA (chinnorrailway.co.uk)

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

00:04 – Great Western Railway Class 57 hauled Night Riviera – 1C50 Paddington to Penzance 

04:40 – Great Western Railway Class 57 hauled Night Riviera – 1A50 Penzance to Paddington

07:57 – Great Western Railway Class 57 hauled Night Riviera ECS move – 5A50 Paddington to Reading Traincare Depot

10:37 – Locomotive Services Ltd Class 47s – 1Z12 Royal Windsor Statesman (Statesman Rail) Wolverhampton to Windsor & Eton Riverside

18:05 – Locomotive Services Ltd Class 47s – 1Z13 Royal Windsor Statesman (Statesman Rail) Windsor & Eton Riverside to Wolverhampton

ST BEES CAMERA

TEIGNMOUTH CAMERAS

00:42 – Great Western Railway Class 57 hauled Night Riviera – 1A50 Penzance to Paddington

04:25 – Great Western Railway Class 57 hauled Night Riviera – 1C50 Paddington to Penzance

THANKERTON CAMERA

00:46 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1M11 Glasgow Central High Level to Euston

02:14 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

03:16 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

06:12 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1S26 Euston to Glasgow Central High Level

18:44 – Freightliner light engine move (Diesel) – 0S68 Leeds Balm Road Loco Freightliner Heavy Haul to Millerhill Shunt & Marshalling

TODMORDEN CAMERA

UPHALL CAMERA

WATFORD CAMERA

00:10 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1S26 Euston to Glasgow Central High Level 

05:32 – GB Railfreight diesel hauled ECS move – 5Q61 Ilford Electric Multiple Unit Depot to Northampton Electric Maintenance Depot 

06:38 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1M11 Glasgow Central High Level to Euston 

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

09:03 – Rail Operations Group diesel hauled ECS move – 5Q88 Wolverton Centre Sidings to Stewarts Lane Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot

11:03 – Rail Operations Group light engine move (Diesel) – 0xxx Wembley Loco Holding Siding to Leicester Loco Inspection Point

12:47 – Rail Operations Group diesel hauled ECS move – 5Q70 Stewarts Lane Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot to Wolverton Centre Sidings

YORK CAMERAS

 – NORTH (SKELTON JN) CAMERAS

12:45 – Freightliner light engine move (Diesel) – 0S68 Leeds Balm Road Loco Freightliner Heavy Haul to Millerhill Shunt & Marshalling

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

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

12:25 – Freightliner light engine move (Diesel) – 0S68 Leeds Balm Road Loco Freightliner Heavy Haul to Millerhill Shunt & Marshalling 

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

Saturday 24th October – HERITAGE RAILWAY CAMERAS

CHINNOR & PRINCES RISBOROUGH RAILWAY

(chinnorrailway.co.uk)

PRINCES RISBOROUGH CAMERA

Arrivals: 

Departures:

LLANGOLLEN RAILWAY

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

GLYNDYFRDWY CAMERA

Towards Carrog:

Towards Llangollen:

NENE VALLEY RAILWAY

(nvr.org.uk)   

Standard Travel

More information at https://nvr.org.uk/product.php/179/standard-travel-2020

ORTON MERE CAMERA

Towards Peterborough: 

Towards Wansford:

WANSFORD CAMERA

Arrivals:

Departures: 10:00, 12:10 & 14:20

NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS RAILWAY

(nymr.co.uk)

The Optimist

More information at https://www.nymr.co.uk/pages/category/2020-summer-tickets

GROSMONT CAMERA

Arrivals: Two round trips from Pickering to Whitby, Times at Grosmont TBC

Departures: Two round trips from Pickering to Whitby, Times at Grosmont TBC

ROMNEY, HYTHE & DYMCHURCH RAILWAY

(rhdr.org.uk)

Home of the Railcam Rambler

DUNGENESS CAMERA

Arrivals: 10:00, 11:05, 12:04, 12:55, 13:34, 15:10 & 16:10

Departures: 10:30, 11:30, 13:00, 13:40, 14:36 & 15:35

DYMCHURCH CAMERA

Towards Dungeness: Camera Offline

Towards Hythe: Camera Offline

HYTHE CAMERA

Arrivals: 11:40, 14:10 & 15:45

Departures: 11:00, 12:30 & 15:05

NEW ROMNEY CAMERA 1 (Hythe end & New Romney Shed)

Arrivals from Hythe: 11:30, 13:00 & 15:35

Departures towards Hythe: 11:10, 13:40 & 15:15

NEW ROMNEY CAMERA 2 (Dungeness end)

Arrivals from Dungeness: 11:00, 11:58, 13:30, 14:08, 15:06 & 16:05

Departures towards Dungeness: 10:35, 11:34, 12:25, 13:04, 14:40 & 15:40

ROMNEY SANDS CAMERA

Towards Dungeness: Camera Offline

Towards Hythe: Camera Offline

SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY 

(southdevonrailway.co.uk)

BUCKFASTLEIGH CAMERA

Departures:

Arrivals:

SPA VALLEY RAILWAY 

(spavalleyrailway.co.uk)

Bulleid Pacific Train Rides

More information at https://www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk/product.php?xProd=244

GROOMBRIDGE CAMERA

Towards Eridge:

Towards Tunbridge Wells:

SWANAGE RAILWAY

(swanagerailway.co.uk)

CORFE CASTLE CAMERA

Towards Norden: 10:15, 11:35, 12:55, 14:15 & 15:35

Towards Swanage: 10:37, 11:57, 13:17, 14:37, 15:57

SWANAGE CAMERA

Departures: 10:00, 11:20, 12:40, 14:00 & 15:20

Arrivals: 10:54, 12:14, 13:34, 14:54 & 16:14

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

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis

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 – 25/10/20

Sunday 25th October – MAINLINE CAMERAS

ALTRINCHAM CAMERA

APPERLEY VIADUCT CAMERA

BARKING CAMERAS

BEATTOCK CAMERA

17:15 – West Coast Railway Steam Pool Locomotive + Support Coach/ECS – 5Z27 Fort William Junction Yard to Carnforth Steamtown

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 Highland Sleeper ECS move – 5S95 Wembley Inter City Depot to Euston

20:49 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper ECS move – 5S96 Wembley Inter City Depot to Euston

21:03 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

21:12 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 light engine move – 0A95 Euston to Wembley Inter City Depot

23:33 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1S26 Euston to Glasgow Central High Level

23:36 – 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)

10:29 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Qxx Derby Rtc Serco to Heaton Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot

16:29 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0G37 Toton North Yard/down Sidings Low Level to Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight

CLITHEROE CAMERA

CRAMLINGTON CAMERA

18:56 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0E15 Millerhill Shunt & Marshalling to Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight

CREWE CAMERAS (crewehc.org)

 – CAMERA 1

 – CAMERA 2

23:38 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

 – CAMERA 3

23:38 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

 – CAMERA 4

23:37 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

DAGENHAM (BECONTREE) CAMERA

DAWLISH BEACH CAMERAS (dawlishbeach.com)

 – DAWLISH CAMERAS

 – DAWLISH WARREN CAMERA

DERBY CAMERAS (In partnership with Rail Operations Group)

10:12 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Qxx Derby Rtc Serco to Heaton Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot

DONCASTER CAMERA (www.socotec.co.uk)

11:05 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Qxx Derby Rtc Serco to Heaton Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot

15:42 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0D63 Jarrow Tyne Coal Terminal Gb Railfreight to Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight

16:48 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0N64 Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight to Jarrow Tyne Coal Terminal Gb Railfreight

21:32 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0E15 Millerhill Shunt & Marshalling to Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight

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

FARINGTON JUNCTION CAMERA

FLITWICK CAMERA   

GRATELEY CAMERA (facebook.com/grateleytrains/)

HENSALL CAMERA (kjbmodels.co.uk)

LEYLAND CAMERA

NEWBURY CAMERA (icn-ltd.com)

PETERBOROUGH CAMERAS (railworld.org.uk)

 – CAMERA 1

 – CAMERA 2, 3 & 4

PORTSMOUTH CAMERA 

PRESTON CAMERA

PRINCES RISBOROUGH CAMERA (chinnorrailway.co.uk)

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)

15:27 – Locomotive Services Ltd Class 47s hauled Statesman Rail ECS move – 5Z14 Oxley Down Goods Loop to Crewe Holding Sidings

SLOUGH CAMERAS

21:04 – Great Western Railway Class 57 hauled Night Riviera ECS move – 5C50 Reading Traincare Depot to Paddington

ST BEES CAMERA

TEIGNMOUTH CAMERAS

THANKERTON CAMERA

16:21 – West Coast Railway Steam Pool Locomotive + Support Coach/ECS – 5Z27 Fort William Junction Yard to Carnforth Steamtown

TODMORDEN CAMERA

UPHALL CAMERA

WATFORD CAMERA

21:19 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

23:49 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1S26 Euston to Glasgow Central High Level

YORK CAMERAS

 – NORTH (SKELTON JN) CAMERAS

12:10 – 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 

17:30 – Freightliner light engine move (Diesel) – 0E69 Carlisle New Yard to Leeds Balm Road Loco Freightliner Heavy Haul

17:43 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0N64 Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight to Jarrow Tyne Coal Terminal Gb Railfreight 

20:51 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0E15 Millerhill Shunt & Marshalling to Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight

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

15:04 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0D63 Jarrow Tyne Coal Terminal Gb Railfreight to Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight

20:54 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0E15 Millerhill Shunt & Marshalling to Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight

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

12:07 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Qxx Derby Rtc Serco to Heaton Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot

17:24 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0N64 Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight to Jarrow Tyne Coal Terminal Gb Railfreight

17:34 – Freightliner light engine move (Diesel) – 0E69 Carlisle New Yard to Leeds Balm Road Loco Freightliner Heavy Haul

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

Sunday 25th October – HERITAGE RAILWAY CAMERAS

CHINNOR & PRINCES RISBOROUGH RAILWAY

(chinnorrailway.co.uk)

PRINCES RISBOROUGH CAMERA

Arrivals: 

Departures:

LLANGOLLEN RAILWAY

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

GLYNDYFRDWY CAMERA

Towards Carrog:

Towards Llangollen:

NENE VALLEY RAILWAY

(nvr.org.uk)   

Standard Travel

More information at https://nvr.org.uk/product.php/179/standard-travel-2020

ORTON MERE CAMERA

Towards Peterborough: 

Towards Wansford:

WANSFORD CAMERA

Arrivals:

Departures: 10:00, 12:10 & 14:20

NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS RAILWAY

(nymr.co.uk)

The Optimist

More information at https://www.nymr.co.uk/pages/category/2020-summer-tickets

GROSMONT CAMERA

Arrivals: Two round trips from Pickering to Whitby, Times at Grosmont TBC

Departures: Two round trips from Pickering to Whitby, Times at Grosmont TBC

ROMNEY, HYTHE & DYMCHURCH RAILWAY

(rhdr.org.uk)

Home of the Railcam Rambler

DUNGENESS CAMERA

Arrivals: 10:00, 11:05, 12:04, 12:55, 13:34, 15:10 & 16:10

Departures: 10:30, 11:30, 13:00, 13:40, 14:36 & 15:35

DYMCHURCH CAMERA

Towards Dungeness: Camera Offline

Towards Hythe: Camera Offline

HYTHE CAMERA

Arrivals: 11:40, 14:10 & 15:45

Departures: 11:00, 12:30 & 15:05

NEW ROMNEY CAMERA 1 (Hythe end & New Romney Shed)

Arrivals from Hythe: 11:30, 13:00 & 15:35

Departures towards Hythe: 11:10, 13:40 & 15:15

NEW ROMNEY CAMERA 2 (Dungeness end)

Arrivals from Dungeness: 11:00, 11:58, 13:30, 14:08, 15:06 & 16:05

Departures towards Dungeness: 10:35, 11:34, 12:25, 13:04, 14:40 & 15:40

ROMNEY SANDS CAMERA

Towards Dungeness: Camera Offline

Towards Hythe: Camera Offline

SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY 

(southdevonrailway.co.uk)

BUCKFASTLEIGH CAMERA

Departures:

Arrivals:

SPA VALLEY RAILWAY 

(spavalleyrailway.co.uk)

Bulleid Pacific Train Rides

More information at https://www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk/product.php?xProd=244

GROOMBRIDGE CAMERA

Towards Eridge:

Towards Tunbridge Wells:

SWANAGE RAILWAY

(swanagerailway.co.uk)

CORFE CASTLE CAMERA

Towards Norden: 10:15, 11:35, 12:55, 14:15 & 15:35

Towards Swanage: 10:37, 11:57, 13:17, 14:37, 15:57

SWANAGE CAMERA

Departures: 10:00, 11:20, 12:40, 14:00 & 15:20

Arrivals: 10:54, 12:14, 13:34, 14:54 & 16:14

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

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis

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 – 23/10/20

Friday 23rd October – MAINLINE CAMERAS

ALTRINCHAM CAMERA

APPERLEY VIADUCT CAMERA

BARKING CAMERAS

BEATTOCK CAMERA

01:07 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1M11 Glasgow Central High Level to Euston

02:34 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

02:51 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

05:44 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1S26 Euston to Glasgow Central High Level

BEDFORD CAMERA

BOLTON LE SANDS CAMERA (freightmaster.net)

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

02:43 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1M11 Glasgow Central High Level to Euston

04:05 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

04:10 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1S26 Euston to Glasgow Central High Level

BUSHBURY JUNCTION CAMERA

CAMDEN JUNCTION CAMERAS

 – CAMERA 1 (Euston/WCML)

06:56 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1M11 Glasgow Central High Level to Euston 

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

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

08:41 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper ECS move – 5M96 Euston to Wembley Inter City Depot

09:44 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper ECS move – 5M95 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 

21:23 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper 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

23:53 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1S26 Euston to Glasgow Central High Level

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 – Rail Operations Group diesel hauled East Midlands Railway MK3s (NL01) ECS move for scrap – 5Q76 Neville Hill Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot to Newport Docks Sims Group

17:45 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0G38 Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight to Toton North Yard Gbrf

23:54 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 3Q28 York Thrall Europa/brml Head Quarters to Derby Rtc Serco

CLITHEROE CAMERA

CRAMLINGTON CAMERA

CREWE CAMERAS (crewehc.org)

 – CAMERA 1

 – CAMERA 2

02:42 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1S26 Euston to Glasgow Central High Level 

04:11 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1M11 Glasgow Central High Level to Euston 

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

07:53 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0Z10 Tuebrook Sdgs Gbrf to Peak Forest Cemex Gbrf 

17:46 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0Z13 Peak Forest Cemex Gbrf to Crewe Down Refuge Siding

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

 – CAMERA 3

02:42 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1S26 Euston to Glasgow Central High Level 

04:11 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1M11 Glasgow Central High Level to Euston 

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

02:43 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1S26 Euston to Glasgow Central High Level 

04:08 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1M11 Glasgow Central High Level to Euston 

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

23:52 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

DAGENHAM (BECONTREE) CAMERA

DAWLISH BEACH CAMERAS (dawlishbeach.com)

 – DAWLISH CAMERAS

00:45 – Great Western Railway Class 57 hauled Night Riviera – 1A50 Penzance to Paddington

04:22 – Great Western Railway Class 57 hauled Night Riviera – 1C50 Paddington to Penzance

08:34 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Q18 Reading Triangle Sidings to Paignton

14:45 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Q18 Reading Triangle Sidings to Paignton

15:04 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Q18 Reading Triangle Sidings to Paignton

16:05 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Z18 Paignton to Taunton

 – DAWLISH WARREN CAMERA

00:46 – Great Western Railway Class 57 hauled Night Riviera – 1A50 Penzance to Paddington

04:21 – Great Western Railway Class 57 hauled Night Riviera – 1C50 Paddington to Penzance

08:31 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Q18 Reading Triangle Sidings to Paignton

14:49 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Q18 Reading Triangle Sidings to Paignton

15:01 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Q18 Reading Triangle Sidings to Paignton

16:07 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Z18 Paignton to Taunton

DERBY CAMERAS (In partnership with Rail Operations Group)

10:51 – GB Railfreight diesel hauled ECS move – 5Q11 Derby Adtranz Litchurch Lane to Worksop Down Yard

11:17 – Rail Operations Group diesel hauled East Midlands Railway MK3s (NL01) ECS move for scrap – 5Q76 Neville Hill Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot to Newport Docks Sims Group

11:25 – GB Railfreight diesel hauled ECS move – 5Q11 Derby Adtranz Litchurch Lane to Worksop Down Yard

DONCASTER CAMERA (www.socotec.co.uk)

01:13 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Q50 Derby Rtc Serco to Doncaster West Yard

01:48 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Q50 Derby Rtc Serco to Doncaster West Yard 

02:14 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Q50 Derby Rtc Serco to Doncaster West Yard 

02:42 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 1Q68 Wigan North Western to Doncaster Carriage Holding Sidings 

02:54 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Q50 Derby Rtc Serco to Doncaster West Yard 

07:58 – DB Cargo Class 67 light engine move for LNER – 0G67 Doncaster West Yard to Peterborough

12:38 – DB Cargo Class 67 light engine move for LNER – 0Z68 Peterborough to Doncaster West Yard

14:53 – DB Cargo Class 67 light engine move for LNER – 0Z69 Doncaster West Yard to Peterborough

17:55 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0D88 Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight to Doncaster Works Wagon Shops

19:55 – DB Cargo Class 67 light engine move for LNER – 0Z70 Peterborough to Doncaster West Yard

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 

03:17 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1M11 Glasgow Central High Level to Euston

03:36 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1S26 Euston to Glasgow Central High Level 

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

FLITWICK CAMERA   

GRATELEY CAMERA (facebook.com/grateleytrains/)

HENSALL CAMERA (kjbmodels.co.uk)

LEYLAND CAMERA

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

03:19 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1M11 Glasgow Central High Level to Euston

03:32 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1S26 Euston to Glasgow Central High Level 

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

NEWBURY CAMERA (icn-ltd.com)

06:49 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Q18 Reading Triangle Sidings to Paignton

20:29 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Q19 Taunton to Paddington

PETERBOROUGH CAMERAS (railworld.org.uk)

 – CAMERA 1

10:02 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0O65 Peterborough Maintenance Shed Gb Railfreight to Tonbridge West Yard Gb Railfreight

 – CAMERA 2, 3 & 4

PORTSMOUTH CAMERA 

PRESTON CAMERA

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

03:01 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1M11 Glasgow Central High Level to Euston

03:55 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1S26 Euston to Glasgow Central High Level 

04:23 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

PRINCES RISBOROUGH CAMERA (chinnorrailway.co.uk)

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

00:08 – Great Western Railway Class 57 hauled Night Riviera – 1C50 Paddington to Penzance 

04:44 – Great Western Railway Class 57 hauled Night Riviera – 1A50 Penzance to Paddington

09:10 – Great Western Railway Class 57 hauled Night Riviera ECS move – 5A50 Paddington to Reading Traincare Depot

20:50 – Great Western Railway Class 57 hauled Night Riviera ECS move – 5C50 Reading Traincare Depot to Paddington

21:22 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Q19 Taunton to Paddington

22:33 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Qxx/1Zxx Paddington to Derby Rtc Serc

ST BEES CAMERA

TEIGNMOUTH CAMERAS

00:42 – Great Western Railway Class 57 hauled Night Riviera – 1A50 Penzance to Paddington

04:25 – Great Western Railway Class 57 hauled Night Riviera – 1C50 Paddington to Penzance

08:39 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Q18 Reading Triangle Sidings to Paignton

14:39 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Q18 Reading Triangle Sidings to Paignton

15:08 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Q18 Reading Triangle Sidings to Paignton

16:02 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Z18 Paignton to Taunton

THANKERTON CAMERA

00:46 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1M11 Glasgow Central High Level to Euston

02:14 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

03:16 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

06:12 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1S26 Euston to Glasgow Central High Level

TODMORDEN CAMERA

00:21 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 1Q68 Wigan North Western to Doncaster Carriage Holding Sidings

UPHALL CAMERA

WATFORD CAMERA

00:10 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1S26 Euston to Glasgow Central High Level 

06:38 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1M11 Glasgow Central High Level to Euston 

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

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

YORK CAMERAS

 – NORTH (SKELTON JN) CAMERAS

04:21 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 3Qxx York Thrall Europa/brml Head Quarters to York Thrall Europa/brml Head Quarters

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

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

04:23 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 3Qxx York Thrall Europa/brml Head Quarters to York Thrall Europa/brml Head Quarters

21:21 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 3Q28 York Thrall Europa/brml Head Quarters 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.

Friday 23rd October – HERITAGE RAILWAY CAMERAS

CHINNOR & PRINCES RISBOROUGH RAILWAY

(chinnorrailway.co.uk)

PRINCES RISBOROUGH CAMERA

Arrivals: 

Departures:

LLANGOLLEN RAILWAY

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

GLYNDYFRDWY CAMERA

Towards Carrog:

Towards Llangollen:

NENE VALLEY RAILWAY

(nvr.org.uk)   

ORTON MERE CAMERA

Towards Peterborough: 

Towards Wansford:

WANSFORD CAMERA

Arrivals:

Departures: 

NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS RAILWAY

(nymr.co.uk)

The Optimist

More information at https://www.nymr.co.uk/pages/category/2020-summer-tickets

GROSMONT CAMERA

Arrivals: Two round trips from Pickering to Whitby, Times at Grosmont TBC

Departures: Two round trips from Pickering to Whitby, Times at Grosmont TBC

ROMNEY, HYTHE & DYMCHURCH RAILWAY

(rhdr.org.uk)

Home of the Railcam Rambler

DUNGENESS CAMERA

Arrivals:

Departures:

DYMCHURCH CAMERA

Towards Dungeness: Camera Offline

Towards Hythe: Camera Offline

HYTHE CAMERA

Arrivals:

Departures: 

NEW ROMNEY CAMERA 1 (Hythe end & New Romney Shed)

Arrivals from Hythe:

Departures towards Hythe: 

NEW ROMNEY CAMERA 2 (Dungeness end)

Arrivals from Dungeness: 

Departures towards Dungeness: 

ROMNEY SANDS CAMERA

Towards Dungeness: Camera Offline

Towards Hythe: Camera Offline

SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY 

(southdevonrailway.co.uk)

BUCKFASTLEIGH CAMERA

Departures:

Arrivals:

SPA VALLEY RAILWAY 

(spavalleyrailway.co.uk)

GROOMBRIDGE CAMERA

Towards Eridge:

Towards Tunbridge Wells:

SWANAGE RAILWAY

(swanagerailway.co.uk)

CORFE CASTLE CAMERA

Towards Norden: 

Towards Swanage: 

SWANAGE CAMERA

Departures: 

Arrivals:

TALYLLYN RAILWAY

(talyllyn.co.uk

ABERGYNOLWYN CAMERA

Towards Nant Gwernol: 11:17 & 14:52

Towards Tywyn Wharf: 11:41 & 15:43

TYWYN WHARF CAMERA

Departures at: 10:30 & 14:05

Arrivals at: 13:02 & 16:32

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

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis

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 – 24/10/20

Saturday 24th October – MAINLINE CAMERAS

ALTRINCHAM CAMERA

APPERLEY VIADUCT CAMERA

BARKING CAMERAS

BEATTOCK CAMERA

01:07 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1M11 Glasgow Central High Level to Euston

02:34 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

02:51 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

05:44 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1S26 Euston to Glasgow Central High Level

18:21 – Freightliner light engine move (Diesel) – 0S68 Leeds Balm Road Loco Freightliner Heavy Haul to Millerhill Shunt & Marshalling

BEDFORD CAMERA

17:56 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 1Q79 Tonbridge West Yard to Derby Rtc Serco

BOLTON LE SANDS CAMERA (freightmaster.net)

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

02:43 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1M11 Glasgow Central High Level to Euston

04:05 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

04:10 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1S26 Euston to Glasgow Central High Level

BUSHBURY JUNCTION CAMERA

00:43 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 3Q17 Crewe Carriage Sidings L&nwr Site to Derby Rtc Serco

05:00 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 3Q17 Crewe Carriage Sidings L&nwr Site to Derby Rtc Serco

05:41 – Locomotive Services Ltd Class 47s hauled Statesman Rail ECS move – 5Z11 Crewe Holding Sidings to Wolverhampton

06:22 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 3Q17 Crewe Carriage Sidings L&nwr Site to Derby Rtc Serco

CAMDEN JUNCTION CAMERAS

05:07 – GB Railfreight diesel hauled ECS move – 5Q61 Ilford Electric Multiple Unit Depot to Northampton Electric Maintenance Depot

 – CAMERA 1 (Euston/WCML)

06:56 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1M11 Glasgow Central High Level to Euston 

07:20 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 light engine move – 0M11 Wembley Inter City Depot to Euston Up Carriage Shed

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

08:41 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper ECS move – 5M96 Euston to Wembley Inter City Depot

09:41 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper ECS move – 5M95 Euston to Wembley Inter City Depot

 – CAMERA 2 (Primrose Hill/Freight)

CHESTERFIELD CAMERAS (Hasland/Chesterfield Sth Jn)

CLITHEROE CAMERA

CRAMLINGTON CAMERA

CREWE CAMERAS (crewehc.org)

 – CAMERA 1

11:38 – DB Cargo light engine move (Diesel) – 0G22 Trafford Park Euro Terminal to Crewe Electric Traction Maintenance Depot

 – CAMERA 2

02:42 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1S26 Euston to Glasgow Central High Level 

04:11 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1M11 Glasgow Central High Level to Euston 

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

11:36 – DB Cargo light engine move (Diesel) – 0G22 Trafford Park Euro Terminal to Crewe Electric Traction Maintenance Depot

 – CAMERA 3

02:42 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1S26 Euston to Glasgow Central High Level 

04:11 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1M11 Glasgow Central High Level to Euston 

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

11:38 – DB Cargo light engine move (Diesel) – 0G22 Trafford Park Euro Terminal to Crewe Electric Traction Maintenance Depot

 – CAMERA 4

02:43 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1S26 Euston to Glasgow Central High Level 

04:08 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1M11 Glasgow Central High Level to Euston 

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

19:28 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0G49 Tuebrook Sdgs Gbrf to Crewe Basford Hall Ssn

DAGENHAM (BECONTREE) CAMERA

DAWLISH BEACH CAMERAS (dawlishbeach.com)

 – DAWLISH CAMERAS

00:45 – Great Western Railway Class 57 hauled Night Riviera – 1A50 Penzance to Paddington

04:22 – Great Western Railway Class 57 hauled Night Riviera – 1C50 Paddington to Penzance

 – DAWLISH WARREN CAMERA

00:46 – Great Western Railway Class 57 hauled Night Riviera – 1A50 Penzance to Paddington

04:21 – Great Western Railway Class 57 hauled Night Riviera – 1C50 Paddington to Penzance

DERBY CAMERAS (In partnership with Rail Operations Group)

00:43 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 3Q28 York Thrall Europa/brml Head Quarters to Derby Rtc Serco

DONCASTER CAMERA (www.socotec.co.uk)

01:26 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0D77 Immingham Mineral Quay Gbrf to Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreigh

01:44 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 1Q68 Doncaster Carriage Holding Sidings to Derby Rtc Serco

02:03 – Colas Rail 43050/060 hauled Network Rail test train – 1Q53 Doncaster West Yard to Derby Rtc Serco

10:50 – DB Cargo light engine move (Diesel) – 0E20 Immingham Sorting Sidings to Doncaster Belmont Down Yard

11:11 – Colas Rail light engine move (Diesel) – 0C80 Barnetby Sdgs Colas Rail to Doncaster Up Decoy Yard

12:26 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0D39 Wrenthorpe Gbrf to Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight

22:14 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0D89 Doncaster Works Wagon Shops to Doncaster Down Decoy Gb Railfreight

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 

03:17 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1M11 Glasgow Central High Level to Euston

03:36 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1S26 Euston to Glasgow Central High Level 

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

FLITWICK CAMERA   

17:46 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 1Q79 Tonbridge West Yard to Derby Rtc Serco

GRATELEY CAMERA (facebook.com/grateleytrains/)

HENSALL CAMERA (kjbmodels.co.uk)

LEYLAND CAMERA

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

03:19 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1M11 Glasgow Central High Level to Euston

03:32 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1S26 Euston to Glasgow Central High Level 

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

NEWBURY CAMERA (icn-ltd.com)

01:02 – Great Western Railway Class 57 hauled Night Riviera – 1C50 Paddington to Penzance

18:04 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0G97 Eastleigh East Yard to Westbury Down Yard

PETERBOROUGH CAMERAS (railworld.org.uk)

 – CAMERA 1

 – CAMERA 2, 3 & 4

PORTSMOUTH CAMERA 

PRESTON CAMERA

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

03:01 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1M11 Glasgow Central High Level to Euston

03:55 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1S26 Euston to Glasgow Central High Level 

04:23 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

PRINCES RISBOROUGH CAMERA (chinnorrailway.co.uk)

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

00:04 – Great Western Railway Class 57 hauled Night Riviera – 1C50 Paddington to Penzance 

04:40 – Great Western Railway Class 57 hauled Night Riviera – 1A50 Penzance to Paddington

07:57 – Great Western Railway Class 57 hauled Night Riviera ECS move – 5A50 Paddington to Reading Traincare Depot

10:37 – Locomotive Services Ltd Class 47s – 1Z12 Royal Windsor Statesman (Statesman Rail) Wolverhampton to Windsor & Eton Riverside

18:05 – Locomotive Services Ltd Class 47s – 1Z13 Royal Windsor Statesman (Statesman Rail) Windsor & Eton Riverside to Wolverhampton

ST BEES CAMERA

TEIGNMOUTH CAMERAS

00:42 – Great Western Railway Class 57 hauled Night Riviera – 1A50 Penzance to Paddington

04:25 – Great Western Railway Class 57 hauled Night Riviera – 1C50 Paddington to Penzance

THANKERTON CAMERA

00:46 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1M11 Glasgow Central High Level to Euston

02:14 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

03:16 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

06:12 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1S26 Euston to Glasgow Central High Level

18:44 – Freightliner light engine move (Diesel) – 0S68 Leeds Balm Road Loco Freightliner Heavy Haul to Millerhill Shunt & Marshalling

TODMORDEN CAMERA

UPHALL CAMERA

WATFORD CAMERA

00:10 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1S26 Euston to Glasgow Central High Level 

05:32 – GB Railfreight diesel hauled ECS move – 5Q61 Ilford Electric Multiple Unit Depot to Northampton Electric Maintenance Depot 

06:38 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Lowland Sleeper – 1M11 Glasgow Central High Level to Euston 

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

09:03 – Rail Operations Group diesel hauled ECS move – 5Q88 Wolverton Centre Sidings to Stewarts Lane Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot

11:03 – Rail Operations Group light engine move (Diesel) – 0xxx Wembley Loco Holding Siding to Leicester Loco Inspection Point

12:47 – Rail Operations Group diesel hauled ECS move – 5Q70 Stewarts Lane Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot to Wolverton Centre Sidings

YORK CAMERAS

 – NORTH (SKELTON JN) CAMERAS

12:45 – Freightliner light engine move (Diesel) – 0S68 Leeds Balm Road Loco Freightliner Heavy Haul to Millerhill Shunt & Marshalling

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

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

12:25 – Freightliner light engine move (Diesel) – 0S68 Leeds Balm Road Loco Freightliner Heavy Haul to Millerhill Shunt & Marshalling 

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

Saturday 24th October – HERITAGE RAILWAY CAMERAS

CHINNOR & PRINCES RISBOROUGH RAILWAY

(chinnorrailway.co.uk)

PRINCES RISBOROUGH CAMERA

Arrivals: 

Departures:

LLANGOLLEN RAILWAY

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

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The Optimist

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ROMNEY, HYTHE & DYMCHURCH RAILWAY

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Arrivals from Dungeness: 11:00, 11:58, 13:30, 14:08, 15:06 & 16:05

Departures towards Dungeness: 10:35, 11:34, 12:25, 13:04, 14:40 & 15:40

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Bulleid Pacific Train Rides

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SWANAGE RAILWAY

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Towards Swanage: 10:37, 11:57, 13:17, 14:37, 15:57

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Departures: 10:00, 11:20, 12:40, 14:00 & 15:20

Arrivals: 10:54, 12:14, 13:34, 14:54 & 16:14

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WEST SOMERSET RAILWAY

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Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis

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

Network Rail news round-up on repairs and services

No trains to or from London King’s Cross on November weekend and during six-day closure at Christmas as Network Rail makes progress on £1.2billion East Coast Upgrade

Network Rail and train operators on the East Coast Main Line are urging passengers not to travel to or from London on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 November, and for a six-day period over Christmas, as essential work continues on the East Coast Upgrade.

The £1.2billion project will transform journeys between London, the North and Scotland. It will make way for more services on the East Coast Main Line to meet future passenger demand and bring a more modern, reliable railway.

Major progress has been made in and around King’s Cross, including work towards the re-opening of a disused railway tunnel which will allow more trains to enter and exit the station, as well as improvements to the track and signalling.  

On Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 November, Network Rail engineers will install overhead line equipment and make further improvements to the signalling system. This work can only be done safely when there are no trains in the area.

The following changes to services will be in place over the weekend:

  • LNER services to/from the north will start/end at Peterborough. Rail replacement coaches will run between Peterborough and Bedford, where passengers can use Thameslink or East Midlands Railway services to/from London St Pancras.
  • No Grand Central services will run between Bradford/York and London King’s Cross on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 November. 
  • Hull Trains is operating an amended service to/from London St Pancras on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 November.

In addition, there will also be a reduced service running on the East Coast Main Line over this weekend, and two additional weekends in November, as work takes place to improve and replace sections of track. On Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 November, as well as on Saturday 14, Sunday 15, Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 November, trains between Doncaster and Peterborough will be diverted via Lincoln, which will extend journey times.

Passengers who still need to travel to London over these weekends are strongly advised to check their journey via National Rail Enquiries, at EastCoastUpgrade.co.uk or with their train operator and allow plenty of time.

Ed Akers, Principal Programme Sponsor for Network Rail, said: “This work which is taking place over weekends in November is a vital part of the East Coast Upgrade. The project will bring a more modern, reliable railway for passengers.

“We are making as much progress as possible without disrupting services, but work on the overhead line equipment and improvements to the signalling system can only be carried out safely when there are no trains in the area.

“We thank passengers for their continued patience and strongly advise those who need to travel to or from London to check their journey and allow plenty of time.”

A spokesperson on behalf of train operators on the route, said: “We would like to thank passengers for their patience whilst these improvements are carried out as part of the East Coast Upgrade.

“We strongly advise people to check their journey before travelling via National Rail Enquiries, at EastCoastUpgrade.co.uk or with their train operator. Replacement buses will be running and some journeys will take longer.”

Further work is planned over the coming months and the dates of full and partial closures at King’s Cross have been announced up to June 2021. This includes an extended six-day closure between Christmas and the New Year. No services will be running to or from London King’s Cross from Friday 25 December until Wednesday 30 December. There will also be a reduced service on Thursday 24 December, and between Thursday 31 January and Sunday 3 January 2021.

There will also be limited services on the East Coast Main Line between Grantham and Peterborough during a nine-day period in January. Between Saturday 16 and Sunday 24 January, major work is taking place at Werrington, north of Peterborough, on a project to build a dive-under. This new section of railway will mean slower freight services can go underneath the East Coast Main Line, making space for additional passenger services to help meet demand.

Passengers can find out more so they can plan their journeys in advance at eastcoastupgrade.co.uk

People are reminded that they must wear a face covering on public transport, unless they are exempt, or they could be fined up to £6,400.

North Yorkshire bridge renewals mean changes for passengers from this weekend

Multi-million pound bridge upgrades are taking place on the Settle to Carlisle line in North Yorkshire from this weekend to make the railway more reliable for passengers and freight.

A £2m Great North Rail Project investment will see the overhaul of two bridges in Craven.

Both old bridges will be demolished with two modern structures lifted into position by crane.

The essential work means the railway between Skipton and Kirkby Stephen will need to be closed between Saturday 24 and Wednesday 28 October.

During this time train operator Northern will run a replacement bus service.

Passengers are advised to check before they travel at www.nationalrail.co.uk

Nathaly Oshodin, scheme project manager for Network Rail, said: “I’d urge passengers planning to travel between Saturday 24 and Wednesday 28 October to think ahead so they know what to expect from their journey while the railway must be closed for this essential bridge work.

“We thank local people and passengers for their patience while we carry out this £2m renewal as part of the Great North Rail Project, securing the future of the railway for passengers for decades to come.”

Steve Hopkinson, regional director at Northern, said: “The Settle and Carlisle Line is one the most picturesque across the whole rail network and the work being carried out by Network Rail will ensure future generations can continue to experience this beautiful part of the north of England.

“We are working closely with Network Rail to keep disruption to a minimum and will provide a good rail replacement service to make sure our customers can still get where they need to be.”

John Moorhouse, chairman of the Settle Carlisle Railway Development Company, said: “Whilst any temporary line closure causes inconvenience, especially during school half term holidays, such work is necessary to secure the future of this iconic railway line and benefit the many people who use it for a variety of purposes.”

The two bridges in Stainforth will be replaced as part of the Great North Rail Project – a rail industry effort to deliver better stations, track and trains across the North.

Passengers warned of railway closure as historic Todmorden bridge work starts

Passengers in the Calder Valley are being urged to check before they travel from this weekend when essential maintenance starts on an 180-year-old viaduct designed by railway pioneer George Stephenson.

Gauxholme viaduct is undergoing a multi-million-pound restoration to improve passenger journeys and secure its future for generations to come.

The £3.7m Great North Rail Project investment will see the 1840-built Grade II listed structure grit blasted to its bare metal for structural repairs to take place.https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/xq4843laad

The important piece of railway heritage, which spans the Rochdale canal, will then be deep cleaned and repainted back to its Victorian splendour.

Taylors bridge, which carries the railway over Rose Bank Road near Todmorden station, will also be completely reconstructed with two disused sections permanently removed as part of the same investment.

Both projects mean the railway through Todmorden will be entirely closed from Saturday 24 October to Sunday 1 November.

Passengers are being advised to expect changes to their journeys and check www.nationalrail.co.uk or with train operator Northern.

Kathryn Berry, scheme project manager for Network Rail, said: “This work to restore the impressive Gauxholme viaduct and renew Taylor’s bridge is essential to improve passenger journeys through Todmorden.

“The Great North Rail Project investment will secure this important piece of railway heritage for generations to come.

 “We have been working closely with Calderdale Council on our plans and thank passengers, road users and the local community in advance for their patience while we deliver this essential work.”

During the nine-day railway closure there will be no trains between Blackburn and Manchester via Todmorden.

Passengers are advised to check before they travel with their train operator for alternative routes and information about bus replacement services between Rochdale and Hebden Bridge.

Chris Jackson, regional director at Northern, said: “The upgrade and repair work near Todmorden is key to future-proofing the rail network in the area and will give Northern customers a modern infrastructure for many years to come between Hebden Bridge and Rochdale.

“We’re working closely with Network Rail to keep disruption to a minimum and will be providing rail replacement transport while the work is carried out.”

Craig Whittaker, MP for Calder Valley, said: “I am incredibly delighted that funding in the region of £3.7m is being invested locally to restore the 1840s Grade II listed Gauxholme viaduct here in Todmorden. It is so important to renovate such structures – these form part of our history.

“Here in Todmorden we are blessed with some amazing buildings and structures, the past forms part our future. I cannot wait to see the completed renovation works and see Gauxholme viaduct back to its former glory.”

A temporary footpath closure will be in place beneath Gauxholme viaduct with a small diversionary route in place for pedestrians.

A pontoon will also be set up on the canal to allow workers to access the structure.

At Taylor’s bridge, access for residents via Rose Bank Road will be maintained during the project.

Canterbury East station in Kent benefits from step-free access for the first time, thanks to £4.8m investment

Network Rail is upgrading Canterbury East station with new lifts and a new footbridge, providing step free access at Canterbury East for the first time. Tactiles will also be installed along both platforms to improve use for passengers with visual impairment.

Canterbury East station is located on the Dover branch of the Chatham Main Line and 61 miles from London Victoria. The £4.8m investment will make the station much easier to use for passengers with mobility issues, older people and parents with young children.

This project is being delivered as part of the Department for Transport’s Access for All programme where more than £300m has been secured to make further accessibility improvements at stations over the next five years.

The new footbridge, lift and stair structure is of a high-quality design which is sympathetic to the existing station buildings and wider conservation area. The use of brick at the lower level of the proposed lift shaft will also be in keeping with the existing station buildings while the proposed cladding will resemble the signal box’s weather boarding.

The typical Monday to Saturday off-peak service from the station is:

  • 2tph (trains per hour) to Dover Priory (of which 1 train calls at all stations and 1 is fast to Dover Priory)
  • 2tph to London Victoria via Faversham and Chatham (of which 1 train calls at Selling and 1 is fast to Faversham)

The typical Sunday service from the station is:

  • 1tph to Dover Priory calling at all stations
  • 2tph to London Victoria via Faversham and Chatham (of which 1 train is fast between Rochester and Bromley South and 1 train calls at all stops between Faversham and St Mary Cray)

Fiona Taylor, Kent route director for Network Rail, said:

“Access for All is a significant investment, which helps to make using the railway even easier for the millions of passengers, who travel by train every year. Canterbury East will have step-free access for the first time and the new bridge and lifts will be a valuable addition to the station’s facilities.”

Rail Accessibility Minister Chris Heaton-Harris said:

“Making stations more accessible is vital to allowing more people to get out and about, either to work or see friends and family.

“Step-free access at Canterbury East, thanks to a new bridge and lifts, will give disabled people more confidence to use public transport.”

Kyle Miller, station manager for Southeastern, said:

“We’re always wanting to do more for our passengers to make the railway as easy to use as possible, and the start of work at Canterbury East means that full step-free access is now well on the way to becoming a reality.

“The new footbridge and lifts will not just make getting around the station easier for people with accessibility issues, but will also be of great benefit to people with luggage, which is particularly important for a station in a popular tourist destination as well as providing an additional route to cross between the platforms.”

The proposed works will preserve and respect the railway character and appearance of the area and the project is due to be completed by July 2021.

Super-fast graffiti cover up in £500k Midlands and Chiltern railway crackdown

Graffiti on the railway is being targeted across the West Midlands and Chilterns area to improve its appearance for passengers and people who live and work nearby.

The clean-up operation is supporting the Secretary of State Grant Shapps’ recent commitment to improve the look and feel of the railway as part of efforts to encourage people to travel by train.

Network Rail’s Central route, which covers the West Midlands down to London Marylebone, is investing £500k to target graffiti in known problem areas.

It’s also the first step in cleaning up the railway in the Birmingham area ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

To complete as much work as quickly as possible, teams are trialling a cleaner and greener airless spraying system which allows them to clear graffiti six times faster than with traditional paint and rollers.

The new kit means a 200-metre stretch of wall can be repainted in 30 minutes compared to three hours using traditional tools.

Allun Edge, maintenance protection coordinator at Network Rail, said: “Graffiti is a challenge for the railway so tackling it more quickly and efficiently is a big win for us.

“Cleaning up vandalised walls and areas will improve the look and feel of the rail network and will help to restore confidence as we work to welcome passengers back to travelling by train. Our goal is to make sure that everybody using the network feels safe and comfortable to do so.”

Chris Heaton-Harris MP, rail minister, said: “We’ve been clear that the blight of graffiti on our railways must be tackled, and I am delighted to see Network Rail innovating by investing in new technology to deal with the problem.

“As we build back better and prepare for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, removing graffiti across the West Midlands will improve our railway and make stations and services more pleasant for passengers.”

Trespassing on the railway and committing acts of vandalism with graffiti is a crime. Incidents of graffiti can be reported to Network Rail’s 24-hour national helpline on 03457 11 41 41.

Graffiti hotspots targeted in major railway cleanup on Merseyside

Unsightly graffiti in Southport is being removed as part of Network Rail’s war on railway vandalism.

The clean-up of this stretch of the Merseyrail network supports Transport Secretary Grant Shapps’ recent commitment to improve the look and feel of the railway.

Network Rail workers from the Liverpool team spent six hours painting over substations and electrical cabinets in Southport, which are repeatedly targeted by vandals.

Allan Gibbs-Monaghan, infrastructure delivery manager at Network Rail, said: “Cleaning up vandalised walls and areas will improve the look and feel of the rail network and will, we hope, help to restore people’s confidence as we work to win back passengers. Our goal is to make sure everybody using the railway feels safe and comfortable.

“And our message to graffiti vandals is to stay away from the railway, not least for your own safety. Fast-moving trains can be very dangerous.”

Chris Heaton-Harris MP, Rail minister, said: “We’ve been clear that the blight of graffiti on our railways must be tackled, and I am delighted to see Network Rail are focused on dealing with the problem.

“As we build back better removing graffiti across the North West will improve our railway and make stations and services more pleasant for passengers.”

Trespassing on the railway and committing acts of vandalism with graffiti is a crime. Incidents of graffiti can be reported to Network Rail’s 24-hour national helpline on 03457 11 41 41.

Work starts to restore iconic Ribblehead viaduct

Work is under way to improve passenger and freight journeys over the world-renowned Ribblehead viaduct.

The iconic North Yorkshire landmark is undergoing important maintenance to secure its future for decades to come.

The 144-year-old viaduct will have its drainage improved and brickwork restored making journeys for passenger and freight trains more reliable on the stunning Settle-Carlisle railway.

The £2.1m investment in the Grade II listed structure is part of the Great North Rail Project.

Ribblehead viaduct opened in 1876 bridging the gap between Ribblehead and Dent on the exposed and windy Batty Moor.

Work will take place between now and February 2021, including:

  • brickwork repairs 
  • removal of vegetation and repairing the damage caused by plants and weeds
  • upgrades to drainage across the viaduct’s 24 arches
  • repainting metal and pipework

Phil James, North West route director at Network Rail, said: “It’s a privilege to look after so many significant buildings and structures across the rail network, but Ribblehead viaduct has got to be one of the crown jewels of Victorian civil engineering.

“We know the structure is incredibly important both locally and internationally, and we want to give it the care and attention that it deserves so it can be enjoyed by future generations of passengers and sightseers.”

Engineers are in the process of installing scaffolding to provide a safe platform to carry out repairs to the 400m structure.

Network Rail is working closely with Historic England and the Yorkshire Dales National Park to ensure the work is sympathetically carried out in line with guidance for historically significant structures.

Steve Hopkinson, regional director at Northern, said: “The viaduct is iconic and we’re really proud to have such a magnificent piece of engineering on our network.

“It is also a vital  and much-loved part of the hugely popular Settle-Carlisle line. The work being carried out will ensure future generations are able to enjoy one of the most beautiful rail journeys in the UK.”

Paul Brown, chairman of the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line group, said: “This work has come about as a result of regular inspections of the Ribblehead viaduct.  We work closely with Network Rail and welcome this investment in the line’s future. 

“The Ribblehead viaduct was once seen as the route’s major weakness.  It is now probably stronger than it was when the Victorians built it.  This work is needed to keep it that way.”

No major disruption is expected for passengers using the Settle-Carlisle line during the viaduct’s 2020 maintenance.

Passengers are reminded to continue following government Covid safety advice and to check before travelling at www.nationalrail.co.uk or with their train operator.

This Is Not a Man’s World: GTR doubles the number of female driver applicants in less than a year, and targets 50/50 splits across new training programmes in 2021

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), the UK’s biggest rail operator which runs the Southern, Thameslink, Great Northern and Gatwick Express services, has, through a series of dedicated recruitment and marketing campaigns, successfully managed to double the number of female train driver applicants from 413 in 2019, to 825 in 2020[i]. A remarkable feat for an industry usually seen as dark, dusty and better suited to men.

It’s no secret that a diverse talent pool makes a happy, motivated and successful workforce, as well as giving businesses the best opportunity to recruit the most skilled and capable people for the role; not based on gender, but on ability. And whilst historically the rail industry has struggled to attract female talent, the tide may be turning.

Speaking of the company’s progress, Zoey Hudson, Head of Talent, Diversity and Inclusion at GTR said, “We’re very aware at GTR that to get the best from our staff and be best able to serve our passengers, a diverse and highly skilled workforce is absolutely vital. For this reason, we’ve invested heavily in a recruitment campaign packed full of programmes and initiatives, such as working with Mumsnet. Our campaigns are aimed at debunking the stereotypes associated with careers in the rail industry and humanising our brands while demonstrating the huge versatility of roles available. All with the intention of attracting a more diverse workforce to the industry.”

Zoey continues, “We’re truly delighted to have been able to double the number of female train driver applicants in a single year, and we look forward to continuing to be the driving force behind the rail industry’s mission to recruit more women and have a more diverse pool of talent.”

Whilst the progress made is encouraging, GTR recognises that the fight is far from over, and has once again committed to doubling the number of female train driver applicants, this time by 2021. Further commitments include improving diversity in teams across its entire talent pool, with the company setting itself the target of having a 50/50 gender split on all training programmes by the end of 2021.

To ensure this ethos is embraced across GTR, the company also introduced ‘Unconscious Bias’ training, designed specifically to help make the organisation a more diverse and inclusive place to work. Ian McLaren, CFO at GTR commented, “As the executive sponsor of our Unconscious Bias training programme, it is my responsibility to ensure GTR is the diverse and welcoming business that we strive for it to be. We all have biases, it’s how our brains process and categorise the world. But by making ourselves aware of our tendencies to favour people most like us in appearance, background, or world view, we can begin to overcome those biases to create a more agile and innovative blend of ideas and experiences at GTR.”

Paige Lunn (29), Lisa Gibbs (56) and Beau Hawkins (26) are all newly qualified train drivers, working across the GTR network. They applied for the role at different ages and all come from completely different backgrounds. To find out more about each of their individual stories, please click through below:

  • Paige used to work in retail but in her mid-twenties she decided she wanted a change. After seeing campaigns calling on women to become train drivers she thought…why not! Read more here.
  • Lisa initially applied to be a train driver when she was 21 years old. After her career took a different turn, she decided to revisit the idea over 30 years later and is loving every minute. Read more here.
  • 26-year-old Beau has been on the railway since she was 19. She’s worked in ticket offices, on the platform and now has the best seat in the house. Read more here.

HS2 will enable growth in rail freight usage at UK ports

Today (Thursday 22nd October), HS2 Ltd has released a new video highlighting how the additional capacity HS2 will create on Britain’s existing rail network will benefit UK ports and distribution centres that use rail freight for the movement of goods.

Filmed at the Port of Tilbury in Essex, the video shows how additional network capacity for rail freight is essential for Britain’s low carbon future, as transporting goods by rail creates 76% less carbon dioxide emissions than equivalent road journey. 

HS2’s brand new track and fast inter-city passenger services frees space on the existing railway network for more freight by rail, taking lorries off the roads and reducing carbon emissions. By putting direct inter-city services on dedicated high-speed lines, HS2 will create more space on the existing railway for Britain’s growing rail freight sector.

The Port of Tilbury is the largest port on the River Thames spanning 1,100-acres and incorporating the London Container Terminal and a new port complex, Tilbury2, which together handle over 500,000 containers and trailers per year for import and export. Tilbury2 also has a dedicated construction material and aggregates terminal (CMAT), capable of handling in excess of five million tonnes of bulk product per annum. With the development of Tilbury2, including its two rail terminals capable of handling the longest freight trains, the port has scope for significant increases in both unitised and bulk cargo flows.

The Port currently welcomes daily rail services to major retail distribution centres and customers in the Midlands, the South West, Wales and Scotland. The trains then return with British products for distribution around London and the South East and exported by ship around the world.

From everyday goods to construction materials, more than £30 billion worth of products are distributed by rail in Britain every year. The Port of Tilbury has invested around £23 million in new rail-related infrastructure over the last couple of years to help expand their capacity to deliver more freight by rail.

With logistics companies striving for a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and extra enquiries coming in as customers see rail as part of their supply chain decarbonisations plans, HS2’s capacity benefits will allow ports and distribution centres to offer more rail slots to their customers on the existing network – enabling our economy to grow in a safe and sustainable way. The Port of Tilbury anticipates the amount of materials moved by rail to increase by 900,000 tonnes per annum within the next five years, the equivalent of the weight of 429 London Eyes.

Speaking in a new video about the benefit of HS2 to UK ports, Carole Cran, CFO of Forth Ports said:

“HS2 will give us the headroom to grow our network of low carbon delivery routes. By building a new rail line, HS2 takes fast trains off the existing railway and places them on their own dedicated tracks. This allows local and freight trains to run at similar speeds on the existing lines, freeing up space across the network for many more passenger and freight services, so there are benefits for everyone, not just those who will travel on HS2.”

Ben Rule, Infrastructure Management Director, HS2 Ltd said:

“Building HS2 is the best way to increase capacity for rail freight on Britain’s existing rail network. Giving the UK’s ports the ability to transport more goods using rail will take lorries of the roads, reducing carbon emissions from transport, and will help us achieve a greener future for Britain.”

Jackie Doyle-Price, Member of Parliament for Thurrock, said:

“HS2 is the largest infrastructure project in Europe. It will bring a significant increase in rail capacity to the benefit of the whole UK. HS2 will free up capacity on existing lines to enable the transport of more rail freight including from major ports like Tilbury in my constituency. I fully endorse Tilbury’s push to grow its low carbon delivery model, with rail at its heart. Whether it’s food, medical supplies, or building materials, as we build back better, Tilbury will continue to play its critical role for the nation.”

HS2 Ltd has today also released a new explainer animation – ‘HS2: Upgrading freight Britain’ – which further demonstrates how, by providing additional capacity on the existing network, the new high-speed line will enable more freight to travel by rail, as well as allow an increase in local and regional passenger services.

HS2 will also take thousands of lorries off the roads every year as more freight can travel by rail. Each freight train removes up to 76 lorries from our roads, which currently amounts to 1.63 billion fewer kilometres a year by heavy goods vehicles, or more than seven million lorry journeys.

Welsh Government to take rail franchise under public control

In the face of dramatic falls in passenger numbers the Welsh Government has decided to bring the Wales and Borders rail franchise under public control.

Transport Minister Ken Skates said the move will help secure the future of passenger services in Wales and the Borders area, protect jobs and maintain the Welsh Government’s ambitious plans for Metro.

The move comes after a challenging period in which Covid-19 has significantly impacted passenger numbers and rail revenue across Wales.

The new arrangements will see day to day rail services become the responsibility of a new publicly owned subsidiary of Transport for Wales, which includes a new partnership between Transport for Wales, Keolis and Amey.

Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales, Ken Skates said:

“The last few months have been extremely challenging for public transport in Wales and across the UK.  Covid has significantly impacted passenger revenues and the Welsh Government has had to step in with significant support to stabilise the network and keep it running.

“We have decided to transfer of day to day rail services to a new publicly owned subsidiary of Transport for Wales”.

The decision follows the collapse of rail franchises across England as the privatised model comes under strain from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“In Wales we continue a partnership approach between TfW and Keolis Amey as we work together to protect services for the Welsh public, safeguard jobs and secure the important Metro projects we have been working so hard on over the last few years.” Ken Skates added.

Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport Lee Waters said:

“There are no easy answers to the challenges we face in rail and in public transport over the next few years – passenger numbers have fallen and there will be difficult days ahead as we navigate through the challenges of Covid. 

“We are bringing the Wales and Borders service into public hands because it is a vital asset, critical to the future of our economy and our communities.

“I want us to maintain our ambition for a high quality and integrated public transport system with modal shift at its heart over the next few years and I believe that today’s announcement is vital in helping us do that.”

E-tickets will help Southern Railway passengers socially distance

More passengers than ever before can now travel with e-tickets on Southern Railway, helping people socially distance, preventing the spread of Covid-19. 

Twelve extra stations along the south coast between Chichester and Eastbourne now have barcode readers installed on the ticket gates for passengers to scan e-tickets bought via the Southern OnTrack app or online at southernrailway.com and displayed on their smartphones or printed out at home. 

Another 29 stations will follow across the Govia Thameslink Railway network, including Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern over the coming months, in addition to the 15 major stations already fitted out with the technology (see editor’s notes for a full station list). 

Barcode e-ticket sales have increased in the UK from 25% of UK rail ticket revenues pre-Covid to 33% now as passengers realise the benefits of non-contact travel. E-tickets can help passengers travel with confidence and are ideal for advanced singles, peak and off-peak singles, and peak and off-peak day return tickets. 

Season ticket holders looking for similar Covid-safe benefits are urged to use the free Key smartcard which, by December, will also be available over the ticket office counters and not just by ordering it online, a process taking up to five days. 

Southern Managing Director Angie Doll said: “Customers can already travel safe in the knowledge that our trains and stations are kept clean with a long-lasting viruscide on all touch points. Now e-tickets and our Key smartcard make it even quicker and easier to book a ticket online, speeding up the journey through the station, minimising contact and helping everyone to socially distance.”

Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris said: “Making public transport more modern and accessible is a top priority in all the work that we do. The roll-out of smartphone ticketing across the Southern network makes it quicker and faster for passengers to pass through stations, simplifying their journeys and delivering a more seamless experience.”