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Mark Beal TMD

Welcome to Mark Beal TMD, the home 'depot' for my railway photographic collection. In time this site will display photographs spanning from the mid 1980's to the present day. Living in Milton Keynes, many shots are from the MK area but many other shots are on here from Penzance to Thurso.

My interest in the railways started around 1980 and along with living within sight of the WCML and having a father who worked in Wolverton Works, my fate was sealed.

I hope you enjoy looking at present day rail operations along with hopefully some distant happy memories of days long gone by. All images contained herein are copyrighted to myself. 

This site and its content are dedicated to my late father, Eric William Beal 1933 - 1991 and to my late mother, Ann Beal 1937 - 2015. Both forever in my thoughts.


4 May 2018. 57301 Goliath rolls through Wolverton on the last few metres of her journey, the 5Q70 1112 Long Marston - Wolverton Centre Sidings conveying 319008 Cheriton and 319002.

4 May 2018. 57301 Goliath rolls through Wolverton on the last few metres of her journey, the 5Q70 1112 Long Marston - Wolverton Centre Sidings conveying 319008 Cheriton and 319002.


LATEST ADDITIONS

  • 8 June 2018. Having reversed at Bletchley 37025 Inverness TMD passes Castlethorpe with 97301 on the rear of 1Z45 heading for Derby.

  • 11 June 2018. Evening sun glistens on the side of 86259 Les Ross as she passes Wolverton with failed 37800 Cassiopeia tucked in behind and Elizabeth Line 345035 on the rear of the 1110 Crewe CS - Old Oak Common. 37800 left Crewe with 345035 266 late before the tractor was declared a failure at Rugby with 86259 being summoned to rescue the service.

  • 8 June 2018, 97301 or 37100 in old money disturbs the peace through Wolverton on the 1Z45 1011 Crewe CS - Derby RTC via Bletchley.

  • 8 June 2018. Old Scottish favourite, 37025 Inverness TMD brings up the rear of 1Z45 through Wolverton.

  • 2 June 2018. 47772 Carnforth TMD is recessed in platform 2 at MK to allow the passage of two Pendolino services whilst leading the 1Z68 1817 Epsom - Manchester Victoria.

  • 2 June 2018. An overcast sky sees 57313 pass Wolverton on the Northern Belle, the 1Z67 0552 Manchester Victoria - Leatherhead.

  • 2 June 2018. Caledonian 92014 passes Wolverton leading the 6L48 1408 Garston - Dagenham.

  • 1 June 2018. 57307 LADY PENELOPE at Crewe acting as Thunderbird.

  • 1 June 2018. Repainted 390005 City of Wolverhampton leaves Crewe working the 1A66 1855 Manchester Piccadilly - Euston.

  • 1 June 2018. 507024 passes Birkenhead North on an ECS working, the 5Y22 1619 Birkenhead North TMD - Moorfields.

  • 1 June 2018. 508114 passes Birkenhead North on the 2N40 1608 New Brighton - Liverpool Central.

  • 1 June 2018. Shades of days gone by as 507020 John Peel + 507021 Red Rum are seen stabled to the far left at Southport whilst on the right, 156489 prepares to work the late running 2N98 1252 to Blackburn.

  • 1 June 2018. 507005 calls at Hamilton Square with the 2W31 1440 Liverpool Central - West Kirby.

  • 1 June 2018. Having seen 507004 earlier working to Kirkby, she has worked back into Liverpool Central before heading back out again on this service, the 2K17 1050 to Kirkby at Kirkdale.

  • 1 June 2018. 508112 working the 2O18 1040 Liverpool Central - Ormskirk at Kirkdale.

  • 1 June 2018. 507004 Bob Paisley calls at Kirkdale with the 2K14 1005 Liverpool Central - Kirkby.

  • 1 June 2018. Carrying Liverpool Hope University vinyls, 507002 stands on Kirkdale Depot having just worked empty from Liverpool Central.

  • 1 June 2018. On the final day of operation at Liverpool Lime Street before an eight week blockade, 156426 stands awaiting departure with the 2O93 0819 to Manchester Oxford Road.

  • 28 May 2018. Decorated with rainbow vinyls, recently named 390045 Virgin Pride stands at MK with the 1B88 2047 Coventry - Euston

  • 19 May 2018. Palindromic 66566 passes Castlethorpe on the rear of the 7Y52 1629 Crewe BH - Long Buckby. 66561 was lead engine.

  • 19 May 2018. Having run round at Bletchley, 66503 The RAILWAY MAGAZINE heads North past the former station at Castlethorpe working the 6Y58 1418 Crewe BH - Long Buckby.

  • 19 May 2018. With sister 66549 leading the way in the distance, 66552 Maltby Raider brings up the rear of the 6Y50 1300 Crewe BH - Euston engineers past Castlethorpe.

  • 19 May 2018. 66724 Drax Power Station heads a half full half empty 4M26 1221 Felixstowe - Hams Hall liner past Castlethorpe.

  • 18 May 2018. 66733 Cambridge PSB passes Dalmuir with the 6E45 0807 Fort William - North Blyth alumina empties.

  • 18 May 2018. Cascaded by Great Western, 43126 stands at Haymarket TMD. She and a number of her sisters will eventually enter service with ScotRail on services to Aberdeen and Inverness replacing DMU's.

  • 18 May 2018. 221141 approaches Haymarket with the 1V60 0820 Aberdeen - Penzance. This service was terminated at Newcastle due to a person being hit by a train further South.

  • 18 May 2018. Edinburgh tram 274 calls at Haymarket heading for York Place.

  • 18 May 2018. Edinburgh tram 264 leaves Gogarburn on an Edinburgh Airport - York Place working.

  • 18 May 2018. The race is on and the 380 is moving the quicker ! With 380006 working the 1R22 0800 ex Glasgow Queen Street, 68007 Valiant approaches Haymarket working the 2G02 0744 Glenrothes with Thorton - Edinburgh.

  • 18 May 2018. 68006 Daring slows for the Haymarket stop with the 2K18 0737 Cardenden - Edinburgh via Dunfermline.

  • 18 May 2018. With HST power car 43126 in the background, 170408 leaves Haymarket working the 1A45 0731 Edinburgh - Aberdeen.

  • 18 May 2018. With the sun penetrating the glass roof at Edinburgh, 43285 calls for custom with the 1V52 0601 Glasgow Central - Plymouth.

  • 18 May 2018. Sporting plain Caledonian Sleeper blue but without any branding, 47727 reposes in the early morning sun on Craigentinny TMD.

  • 18 May 2018. Royal Scotsman 66743 glows in the early morning sun on Craigentinny TMD.

  • 18 May 2018. GBRf 92043 seen stabled between sleeper duties at Edinburgh.

  • 18 May 2018. Cross Country 43304 stands at Edinburgh with the 1V50 0606 Edinburgh - Plymouth.

  • 18 May 2018. Another view of BTP 170407 at Edinburgh taken at 0520.

  • 18 May 2018. A grey early morning sees 91130 Lord Mayor of Newcastle standing at Edinburgh preparing to work the 1E01 0540 to King's Cross.

  • 18 May 2018. 73966 awaits time at Edinburgh before heading up the West Highland Line to Fort William.

  • 18 May 2018. It will be soon time for 73966 to make her way to Fort William.

  • 18 May 2018. 73966, the former 73005 stands at Edinburgh with the 1Y11 0450 to Fort William.

  • 18 May 2018. 73969 awaits the road at Edinburgh before heading for the Granite City, leading the 1A25 0443 to Aberdeen.

  • 18 May 2018. Morning is breaking as BTP 61016 liveried 170407 stands at Edinburgh.

  • 18 May 2018. 67005 Queen's Messenger awaits time at Edinburgh with the 1S25 2116 Euston - Inverness sleeper.

  • 18 May 2018. 67005 stands at Edinburgh Waverley with the Scott Monument dedicated to Sir Walter Scott acting as a backdrop. Edinburgh Waverley is named after Scott's Waverley novels.

  • 18 May 2018. Having taken over the Inverness portion from 67030 a few days earlier, 67005 Royal Sovereign arrives at Edinburgh with the 1M16 2045 ex Inverness.

  • 18 May 2018. 73966 draws to a stop at Waverley working the 1B01 1950 ex Fort William.

  • 18 May 2018. 73969 arrives at Edinburgh leading the 1B16 2143 Aberdeen - Euston.

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