Stuart's Railway Photography

Diesel Multiple Units


142002 bounces along while working 2L69 Cheltenham Spa - Maesteg on the 12th of May 2015, seen here near Lydney


Giving a rare treat to passengers on this service 142074 makes a rare appearance on a weekday 2G56 Maesteg - Cheltenham, seen passing Bishton on the 4th of October 2012


143610 is seen as it bounces through Magor on the 10th of November 2013 with 2G50 Cardiff Central - Cheltenham Spa


143616 passes Portskewett on Sunday the 14th of October 2012 while forming 2G53 Cheltenham Spa - Cardiff Central, during the week these diagrams are normally covered by class 150's and 158's but on the weekends it seems anything goes as can be seen here!


Sparkling 150101 still wearing its former companies colours works its first day in service for its new operator First Great Western, seen passing Undy with 2C69 Cardiff Central - Plymouth on the 14th of Septemebr 2011, no doubt in the course of time this unit along with recent transfered additions will get the plain blue treatment that adorns the first batch of 150/1's that First Great Western acquired


One of First Great Western's recent aquisitions 150102 passes Coedkernew with 2u16 Taunton - Cardiff Central on the 7th of December 2011


150104 pairs up with 150234 seen here at Lower Wick on the 26th of April 2013 while working 2O97 Gloucester - Weymouth


Sparkling 150104 approaches Gossington on the 24th of July 2012 with 2M97 Southampton - Great Malvern, in less than a mile from here it will make its next scheduled stop at Cam and Dursley


150104 prepares to stop at Patchway with 2C79 Cardiff Central - Taunton on the 25th of February 2012


Recently acquired by First Great Western debranded 150108 is seen forming 2C69 Cardiff Central - Plymouth through Magor on the 5th of March 2012


Recent acquisition 150108 prepares to stop at Filton Abbey Wood with 2C81 Cardiff Central - Taunton on the 14th of September 2011


150120 stands at Avonmouth station in preperation to work 2K29 to Bristol Temple Meads on the 1st of October 2011, seen in the background is the huge concrete building of CWS Flour Mills which was built in 1907 but has not seen use for many years, in contrast to the ultra modern eye sore that is the wind turbine alongside


150128 takes the line towards Westbury station at Fairwood Junction on the 5th of September 2012 with the 2E20 Weymouth - Gloucester service


150216 is one of only two members of the First Great Western fleet of Class 150/2's to be painted in the plain blue livery which can be more readily found on the 150/1 variety, seen here approaching Parson Street on the 19th of September 2012 with the all station stopping 2Y14 Bristol Parkway - Weston Super Mare


150219 + 150239 pair up to form 1O93 Cardiff Central - Brighton, seen here on the approach to Pilning on the 27th of November 2011


In some lovely early autumnal light 150221 heads towards Parson Street on the 6th of October 2012 with 2C73 Cardiff Central - Taunton


Wearing the newest version of the Arriva Trains Wales livery 150236 scurries through Undy on the evening of the 11th of July while working 2L67 Cheltenham - Maesteg


150244 + 153373 pass through Flax Bourton on the 22nd of July 2012, this working being 2K18 Exeter St Davids - Severn Beach sunday only, this is a unique service as it is the only working of the week bound for Severn Beach thats originates from as far south as Exeter


150247 leads one of the all station stopper diagrams to pass this location every day, this being 2Y18 Bristol Parkway - Weston Super Mare seen on the 17th of October 2012 heading into Parson Street


150248 heads into Patchway station on the 29th of September 2012 with First Great Westerns 2C81 from Cardiff Central - Taunton


150252 heads through Undy on the 2nd of July 2015 with the Arriva Trains Wales 2L67 Cheltenham - Maesteg service


150266 heads towards Parson Street on the 22nd of September 2012 with 2C73 Cardiff Central - Taunton


One of Arriva Trains Wales more veteran members of their fleet 150279 passes Coedkernew on the 7th of December 2011 with 2F30 Ebbw Vale - Cardiff Central


Another one of First Great Westerns 'frankenstein' units now in the guise of 150921 passes Brent Knoll on the 23rd of July 2012 with 2M68 Taunton - Bristol Temple Meads, until recently this was numbered 150121 but the addition of the central coach has prompted a new number to be applied


153303 + 153323 pair up to form 2G54 Maesteg - Cheltenham Spa through Magor on the 5th of March 2012


Still wearing its London Midland City livery 153325 leads a First Great western liveried 150 through Undy on the 21st of July 2012 while working 2C71 Cardiff Central - Taunton


153327 + 153312 skirt the River Severn at Purton on the 30th of June 2015 this service is 2L65 Cheltenham Spa - Maesteg


153373 leads classmate 153329 sporting plain First Great Western Blue and tagged on the rear is 150128, seen here shortly after departing Parson Street and crossing onto the relief line with 2D04 Taunton - Bristol Parkway on the 29th of April 2013


156415 is seen at Cossington just north of its destination of Leicester with 2L52 from Nottingham on the 6th of May 2013


156465 awaits its departure time at Edinburgh Waverley on the 25th of April 2012 with 2Y65 to Glasgow Central


158763 speeds towards Fairwood Junction on the 28th of September 2011 with First Great Westerns 2C18 to Frome, in the not to distant future there are plans to split and form the rest of the 2 car 158 fleet into 3 car versions


Turquoise branded 158818 rushes through the South Wales countryside at Coedkernew on the 7th of December 2011 with 2L55 Cheltenham Spa - Maesteg


158821 prepares to stop at Caldicot with Arriva Trains Wales 2G56 Maesteg - Cheltenham Spa on the 6th of March 2012


With a snow dusted back drop Arriva Trains Wales 158821 passes Somerton on the 3rd of February 2012 while forming the 2G56 Maesteg - Cheltenham Spa service


Arriva Trains Wales turquoise 158828 prepares for its scheduled stop at Severn Tunnel Junction with 2G54 Maesteg - Cheltenham Spa on the 14th of September 2011


Still sporting the plain and simple silver Arriva livery 158831 shines in the winter brightness at Coedkernew with 1V55 Holyhead - Cardiff Central


By the looks of it 158835 has only just been released back into traffic following refurbishment judging by the clean state of the grey roof! Seen here passing Undy on the evening of the 24th of July 2012 while working 2L67 Cheltenham - Maesteg


With the Saltire nicely incorporated into the livery 158869 shows off the latest colour scheme to be worn by Scottish based units, seen in Platform 1 at Edinburgh Waverley on the 25th of April 2012 with 2G25 Newcraighall - Perth


Beach bound 158886 passes Gossington shortly after departing Cam and Dursley with First Great Western's 1O98 Great Malvern - Brighton service on the 17th of November 2011


In the final miles of its journey from Portsmouth Harbour 158958 is seen passing Coedkernew with 1F14 to Cardiff Central on the 7th of December 2011


158959 passes Undy while working 1F14 Portsmouth Harbour - Cardiff Central on the 15th of February 2016


One of First Great Western's odd ball 3 car Class 158 units is seen on the approach to Parson Street station the 19th of October 2011 with 2C73 Cardiff Central - Taunton, this example being number 158959, inbetween coach one and two a small slither of yellow can be seen which is the original front of the unit when it was in a 2 car formation


One of First Great Western's fleet of reformed Class 158/9's in the shape of 158960 passes straight through Patchway on the 6th of October 2012 with 1F19 Cardiff Central - Portsmouth Harbour


159019 makes a rare appearance for the class as it slows for its stop at Cam and Dursley station, seen here passing Gossington on the 8th of June 2014 with 2E34 Bristol Temple Meads - Cheltenham Spa


165126 is seen as it heads into Didcot from Didcot North Junction on the 16th of October 2012 while forming 1P30 Oxford - London Paddington


168110 passes through Kings Sutton on the 11th of May 2012 with 1H44 Birmingham Moor Street - London Marylebone


170107 heads through Undy on the 15th of February 2016 with 1V07 Nottingham - Cardiff Central


170108 passes through the delightful Woolaston on the 6th of March 2012 with 1V06 Nottingham - Cardiff Central service


170111 + 170115 pair up to work 1M94 Cardiff Central - Nottingham on the 17th of October 2012 seen here passing through Magor


170116 + 170114 pass Magor on the 18th of February 2016 with 1M94 Cardiff Central - Nottingham Arriva CrossCountry service


CrossCountry Turbostar 170117 speeds through the outskirts of Lydney with 1V14 Nottingham - Cardiff Central on the 25th of May 2012


170477 prepares to depart Edinburgh Waverley on the 25th of April 2012 with 2K26 Glenrothes With Thornton - Newcraighall


170520 leads a fellow 2 car classmate through Bishton on the 4th of October 2012 while working the 1M94 Cardiff Central - Nottingham service


172101 passes Banbury stone terminal on the 31st of May 2013 while working 1H39 Stratford-Upon-Avon - London Marylebone


172103 + 173104 pair up on the evening of the 31st of May 2013 while working 1D54 London Marylebone - Stratford-Upon-Avon, seen here shortly after departing Kings Sutton station


2 car example 175001 passes through Coedkernew in South Wales on the 7th of December 2011 with 1V79 Manchester Piccadilly - Milford Haven service


Just over a mile from its destination 180102 is seen at Hinksey on the 4th of June 2013 with First Great Westerns 1D53 London Paddington - Oxford service


Looking rather smart in its sparkling First Great Western livery 180102 approaches Didcot North Junction on the 16th of October 2012 while forming the 1P35 Worcester Foregate Street - London Paddington


185101 passes Wandel with 1M94 Glasgow Central - Manchester Airport on the 27th of April 2011


After passing through the village of Crawford 185111 is seen working 1S56 Manchester Airport - Edinburgh Waverley on the 26th of April 2011


First Transpennine Express DMU 185115 avoids the shadows at Crawford on the 22nd of April 2012 with 1M98 Edinburgh Waverley - Manchester Airport


185117 adds some welcome colour to the scene passing Wandel with 1M99 Glasgow Central - Manchester Airport on the 27th of April 2011


185127 thunders through Wandel on the 23rd of April 2012 with 1M98 Edinburgh Waverley - Manchester Airport


185127 crosses the River Clyde at Crawford on the 23rd of April 2012 with 1S56 Manchester Airport - Edinburgh Waverley


185141 glints in the low evening light as it passes through Wandel with 1M90 Edinburgh Waverley - Manchester Airport on the 23rd of April 2012


185143 crosses the viaduct at Crawford with 1S56 Manchester Airport - Edinburgh Waverley on the 28th of April 2011


One of Arrivas heaps of junk in the form of 220010 trundles through Eckington on the 30th of April 2013 while working 1V43 Manchester Piccadilly - Bristol Temple Meads


4 car 220019 speeds through Gossington with Arriva XC's 1V49 Manchester Piccadilly - Bristol Temple Meads on the 17th of November 2011


Four car 220023 passes through the southern side of Bristol on the approach to Parson Street on the 6th of October 2012 with Arriva XC's 1V47 Manchester Piccadilly - Paignton


220025 is seen working the only scheduled northbound Arriva XC service due to pass Pilning on a daily basis, the diagram is 1M25 Cardiff Central - Machester Piccadilly, from here the train will travel via Filton to Bristol Temple Meads before reversing to once again pass Filton and then head north via Bristol Parkway


220032 + 220001 double up to form the diverted 1V34 Birmingham New Street - Plymouth through Patchway on the 14th of October 2012


221103 passes Crawford while forming 1M86 Edinburgh Waverley - Birmingham New Street on the 27th of April 2011, in years past this kind of service would of been formed of a 86 and Mk 2's


Wearing a special livery dedicated to Bombardier 221115 passes through Abington while working 1M52 Edinburgh Waverley - Birmingham New Street on the 27th of April 2012, the branding states 'More trains... Fewer cars... Greener planet' which is all well and good if you can put up with travelling in one of these overpriced mobile toilets!


221116 leads classmate 221104 through Crawford on the 23rd of April 2012 with 1M54 Edinburgh Waverley - Birmingham New Street


221117 races through Abington in the Clyde Valley on the 11th of September 2012 with the 1M52 Edinburgh Waverley - Birmingham New Street service


As a young lamb flees for cover 221118 hammers south through Wandel with 1M61 Glasgow Central - Birmingham New Street on the 27th of April 2011


Original Virgin liveried 221118 passes Abington working 1M52 Edinburgh Waverley - Birmingham New Street on the 27th of April 2011


221143 hammers through Lichfield on the 12th of October 2012 with 1D89 London Euston - Chester


221143 passes south of Crawford with 1M86 Edinburgh Waverley - Birmingham New Street on the 26th of April 2011


East Midlands Trains duo 222020 + 222009 pair up to form 1C17 Sheffield - London St Pancras International seen here at Cossington on the 6th of May 2013


Network Rail's 950001 track assessment unit heads through Pilning with 2Q08 Didcot - Didcot on the 14th of October 2011, after entering the loop shortly after exiting the Severn Tunnel it proceeded to pass straight through the loop and out the other end without stopping so i guess that the loop was the section of track that needed to be tested