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    Hi,

    Now it starts with day 1, the only relatively cloudy day of the trip although even here the sun came out for a while.
    For videos see:
    http://www.railroadforums.com/forum/...ad.php?t=17930

    Itinerary for April 12:

    Stansted: dep 8:21 (Central Trains CT 170 -> Birmingham New Street)
    Leicester: arr 10:51
    Leicester: dep 11:05 (Midland Mainline ML 222 "Meridian" -> Nottingham)
    Loughborough arr 11:16

    Loughborough dep 17:22 (ML 222 -> London St. Pancras)
    Leicester arr 17:34
    Leicester dep 17:51 (CT (TransPennine) 158)
    Birmingham New Street arr 18:48



    After my landing at Stansted airport: a pair of One class 317 EMUs arrived from London Liverpool Street as "Stansted Express"



    However, for me the journey went northwest by Central Trains class 170



    Meeting with Midland Mainline HST at Leicester







    This Meridian brought me to Loughborough



    Highspeed action at Loughborough



    Impression from the town centre



    At the Great Central Railway between Loughborough and Leicester North
    http://www.gcrailway.co.uk

    The only heritage railway with double mainline tracks, Loughborough is also one of the biggest museum stations



    The train at 11:28 will reach the station shortly



    That day British Railways 2MT 78019, built 1953, was in service











    It's amazing how much love for detail went into this station and British museum railways in general



    More impressions



















































    Quite some collection of diesel locomotives, even more can be found at other stations



    I was lucky to witness a short shunting move by a DMU right at this moment











    13:15 departure from Loughborough



















    On a field path? ;D ;D



    View towards Quorn & Woodhouse



    The 14:22 from Quorn & Woodhouse











    And the last train at 15:15 between Loughborough and Quorn & Woodhouse







    Back at the Loughborough mainline station



    While class 156 is still slowly accelerating, the HST disappears in the distance at 180 kph



    Meridians and HSTs at Loughborough



















    And finally my train to Leicester, from where I took a 158 to get to my hotel at Birmingham
    Greetings,
    Roni

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    Roni's trip reports and videos:

    http://raildata.info

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    Very nice pictures! I love the use of black and white!
    UP Wings
    -Brian-

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    Thanks, Brian!
    Greetings,
    Roni

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    Roni's trip reports and videos:

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    You always find so many nice lines in your shots, whether its signals, brick, windows or structures each shot is very interesting. I like them a lot!
    - Rosco

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    I have to admit to over looking most stuff from out of North America but your photos are always worth a second look. Your use of lighting, colors, lines and composition are excellent. All of these show you put consideration into them. It is too bad how you don't usually get more replies on here, probably because it is non-North America stuff.

    Thanks for sharing these with us.

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    Thanks again, guys!
    Greetings,
    Roni

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    Roni's trip reports and videos:

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    Super collection of photos. I like the tight crops(?) of the people and objects in the human interest photos. Very nice.
    Jeff

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    Just superb! You have a wonderful eye. Subjects and compositions really make the photos 'sing'. There still is so much charm in British railroading - even with HST's, Pendolino's, etc..... Thanks so much for posting these.

    Bob - why does the entire post repeat when someone 'quotes'. It must eat up a lot of space. Any thoughts?

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    Some very nice photos indeed. I enjoyed the different stations as well as views of the the other train. I am curious about the history of that one station that semed to be built in the middle of the tracks thuus having the tracks curve around it. Any idea or the name of the station? thanks

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    Hi,

    Do you mean Quorn & Woodhouse?

    On the link to the railway you will find definitely some info about that station.
    Greetings,
    Roni

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    Roni's trip reports and videos:

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