Friday, 23 January 2015

Winter at Gilberdyke Junction

Winter BioMass

The snow is disappointingly thin for photos really, but it was still a pain to get to work. It's not even snow by this point, it had started to thaw and is now just thick ice making life hard for p-way who were out packing the junction between trains. And while they wait, DBS 66088 tears through Gilberdyke with 4D88 bound for Hull Docks with empty bio-mass wagons. These trains are very long and make quite a sight when they run at the maximum speed of 75mph!

The full size image can be found on Flickr.


  1. Great shot! I love freight trains at speed.

    I got jarred at first to see the DB sign on british tracks, then remembered how colorful the situation has become in Germany, too. Since I've been living in the California for a few years now, the whole privatization thing in Europe kind of went by without me noticing that much.

    1. The strange thing is that although it is hugely different from the BR era, things have evolved so the changes haven't seem too radical in many ways. It's only when you start looking back that you really see the amount things have moved on.

      And the DB red locos do really brighten up dull winter days!