British Locomotion

In the middle of uploading lots of European wagon I thought I would catch up with some UK loco uploads.  Over recent months class 56s have been seen plenty on the WCML for a number of reasons.  Colas have acquired a number of 56s, a number of which have passed through Rugby station.  One night I was on duty when I had the chance to photograph 56 078.  I was hoping the shot would be better, I was aiming for a 3/4 side on shot but when I got to the location I discovered the buddleia was not 3 feet high but over head height, that would be the shot trashed then.  Seeing as I was stood there I decided to point the camera at the loco without much thought, nor did I set up the tripod I figured I would just point and shoot.  Considering all this I was quite pleased with the result.

56 078 sits amongst the buddleia in the station siding at Rugby in the early hours of the 5th of September 2012

56 078 sits amongst the buddleia in the station siding at Rugby in the early hours of the 5th of September 2012

Another recent move was a double headed class 57 on 4M34 04:26 Coatbridge to Daventry being trialled by Direct Rail Services (DRS).  Makes a change from class 66s running through the station.

57 008 & 57 011 pass through Rugby station whilst working 4M34 04:26 Coatbridge to Daventry intermodal rail service on the 17th of August 2012

57 008 & 57 011 pass through Rugby station whilst working 4M34 04:26 Coatbridge to Daventry intermodal rail service on the 17th of August 2012

Way back in April I had the camera out for 70 017 passing through the station.  I must admit to being surprised at the age of this image.  I thought I was reasonably caught up, obviously not then.  I better check through my folders, though that will have to wait because after this we are back to uploading European wagons.

70 017 passes through a damp Rugby way back in April whilst working 4M54 10:10 Tilbury to Basford Hall Yard (Crewe) on the 27th of April 2012

70 017 passes through a damp Rugby way back in April whilst working 4M54 10:10 Tilbury to Basford Hall Yard (Crewe) on the 27th of April 2012

 

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~ by gingespotting on October 9, 2012.

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