The Countryside

Time for another update, this one including some more images from the UK.  Yesterday was a day off for me and I had the pleasure of meeting up with Gareth Bayer who is over in the UK with his new wife.  After a quick kitty fix at my house…

This is Jaina, a Maine Coon, the new resident in the household

This is Jaina, a Maine Coon, the new resident in the household

 

I don’t drive, nor hold a licence, having worked on the railway since the tender age of 15 (I was nearly 16).  We jumped in his hire car to go photograph the Class 67s on the Chiltern line (London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street) plus whatever else happened past our lenses.  The weather behaved itself, sort of.  When I say sort of what I mean is it didn’t rain on us though the sun did it’s very best not to come out when a locomotive came along.  If of course a Multiple Unit came along, then the sun came out in glorious fashion.  Cheers…

So Gareth drove to Kings Sutton, a location that he had wanted to visit but never had the chance.  It goes without saying I had never been here before as well.

67 014 heads North through Kings Sutton (GB) whilst working Chiltern Railways 1R37 the 13:15 hours from London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street on Friday the 3rd October 2014

67 014 heads North through Kings Sutton (GB) whilst working Chiltern Railways 1R37 the 13:15 hours from London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street on Friday the 3rd October 2014

It was a very pleasant location, helped by having some great company to natter the day away.  As well as the Class 67s on the passenger work we also had some Class 66s through on freight.

66 110 heads North through Kings Sutton (GB) whilst working 6M48 the 10:34 hours from Southampton Eastern Docks to Halewood hauling empty car carriers.

66 110 heads North through Kings Sutton (GB) whilst working 6M48 the 10:34 hours from Southampton Eastern Docks to Halewood hauling empty car carriers.

Typically this would have been a great shot if the sun had been out properly and further around. Don’t get me wrong, for someone who normally only gets to shoot at a station I am really pleased with it but I know in my heart it could have been better.

As well as updating the Class 66 (66 001 – 66 250) gallery and the Class 67 gallery I also added some more Class 68 images.  Typically after I wrote the last blog post I had the chance to shoot some more Class 68s passing through work.

Keeping with the Chiltern theme..

Chiltern Railways liveried 68 010 heads South through Rugby (GB) in the company of DRS liveried 68 003.  The working was 0Z68 07:04 from Crewe Gresty Bridge (DRS) depot to Wembley LMD on Wednesday the 1st of October 2014

Chiltern Railways liveried 68 010 heads South through Rugby (GB) in the company of DRS liveried 68 003. The working was 0Z68 07:04 from Crewe Gresty Bridge (DRS) depot to Wembley LMD on Wednesday the 1st of October 2014

That concludes this update, now to spend some time sorting out images from Europe before the next trip over to Germany in a few weeks.

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~ by gingespotting on October 4, 2014.

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