Dimboola station. This great photo was taken by my son Craig

Friday, 8 September 2017

Postcard from UK and Belgium

It has been sometime since the last post, and unfortunately, no Caulfield Report this year, as I was away across the other side of the world. Traveling takes money, so I have had limited funds to spend on models; which was mainly containers from Walthers.

First train related travel, was the Eurostar to Brussels in 2 hours and speeds of 300km/h. The Eurostar is actually two trains joined together and can be split is something happens as there is a driver at each end.

Belgium Railways SNCB shunting series 77/78 locomotive 7756 at Brussels Midi station, on the way to Antwerp.

Trams in Antwerp on 1000mm gauge.
Antwerp is worth visiting just for the railway station, built in 1895-1905, like many stations has been modernized, but the main booking hall has been left untouched, and is amazing.
Back in Scotland and Edinburgh, had to have a trip to North Queensferry and across the Forth Rail bridge, which dominated the sleepy little town.
At Waverly Station, you can usually find a locomotive having a rest, her is 92010 off the Caledonian Sleeper. Was hoping to see a new class 68 in Scotrail livery, but no luck.

Class 91 at Waverly in Virgin Eastcoast livery. On to York.

Trans Pennine Express class 185 EMU
Class 185 185146.
Sometimes one can get lucky, with 45699 passing through York station on a Scarborough Spa Express special.
Direct Rail Services 66428 at York Station.
London Underground S class stock.

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