Monday 27 June 2016

Tyseley Locomotive Works Open Day

Tyseley Locomotive Works in South Birmingham held a couple of of their open days at the weekend which included an impressive display of locomotives (including some good diesels) and some running steam...
Its always interesting to visit their sheds and see the progress of the various new build locomotives as well as enjoy a bit of live steam. You can see my photos here.

Friday 24 June 2016

A trip to Crewe

While the world was being destroyed (or the EU referendum result was being announced anyway) and my car was in for it's service i headed up to Crewe to take some photographs. I got some good ones too including a triple-header light engine movement which included some impressive diesel thrash.
Crewe is of course one of the iconic spots on the railway network so you are always likely to see plenty of interesting things there! You can see my photos here.

Tuesday 21 June 2016

Peak Rail / Heritage Shunter Trust

At the weekend i travelled up to Matlock to visit Peak Rail. I travelled on their line up to Rowsley South through the Derbyshire Dales. Then i had a look around their base and had a great tour of the Heritage Shunter Trust's sheds seeing a lot of rare diesel shunter classes for the first time.
A great heritage line for sure and always enjoyable to travel behind a Class 14 (of which they have a few on the line). You can see my photos here.

Monday 20 June 2016

Welcome to Knell Lane

Welcome to my new website which replaces my old Mixing & Matching site (which is still available to view). Why a new site? Well i wanted a change of direction. I felt it would be a bit jarring to suddenly change a 6 year old site with hundreds of legacy posts and it would be better to just start afresh...

Posts will be a mixture of photo shoots, railways, heritage...

Who am I? I'm a course developer for a distance learning college, before that i've been working in web design for 20 years. I have a Masters in History and a keen interest in transport history and trains... lots and lots of trains...

Finally you may ask why Knell Lane and where is Knell Lane? Its the name of my N gauge model railway which is set in Kent in 1970. I just chose the name at random in Google Maps. I've never been to Knell Lane but if you do live there feel free to drop me a line.