FolkestoneJack's Tracks

Railway adventures

After re-discovering an interest in the railways I have been making up for lost time – whether that be photographing railtours in the UK, recording the sights of today’s railway network or going in search of the last days of real steam across the globe. You can read the story of my railway adventures using the following links:

2017
UK: Opening of the Folkestone Harbour Viaduct Walkway (Visit)
UK: Push-Pull to New Romney
UK: Riding the Mail Rail (Special event)
Sweden: Steam on the Östra Södermanlands Järnväg from Mariefred to Taxinge-Näsby (Visit)
UK: Deltic delight at Stamford
UK: Strictly Bulleid at the Swanage Railway (Gala)
Myanmar: Metre gauge steam in Myanmar (FarRail Tour)

2016
UK: The Bermondsey disentanglement
Bulgaria: Steam in the Rhodope Mountains (Dietmar Kramer Tour)
Poland: Spring on the Żnin Narrow Gauge Railway (FarRail Tour)
UK: Evening Star and the Pines Express (Photo-charter)
New Zealand: Silver Fern

2015
New Zealand: Out of action – The Kingston Flyer
China: Steam ends in Baiyin
Romania: Narrow gauge steam in Romania (FarRail Tour)
Turkey: Steam in the Taurus mountains (Dietmar Kramer Tour)
UK: The Mechanics’ Institution, Swindon
UK: Didcot Railway Centre and Steam: Museum of the GWR (Visit)
UK: Demolition of Bermondsey viaducts
UK: Tennison Road Bridge re-opens
Germany: Class 218 ‘rabbits’ in Bavaria
Germany: Steam on the Chiemsee Bahn (Visit)
UK: Bluebell Diesel Weekend (Gala)
UK: Morayshire on the Nene Valley Railway (Photo-charter)

2014
UK: Tennison Road Bridge: Demolition to reconstruction
UK: Tennison Road Bridge: Demolition
Turkey: Autumn steam in West Turkey (Dietmar Kramer Tour)
UK: Okehampton, Meldon and Devon’s lost railway link (Visit)
UK: The South Devon Railway sea wall (Visit)
UK: Steam on the Hammersmith & City Line (Railtour)
UK: Oliver Cromwell at Norwood Junction (Railtour)
Germany: Dampfspektakel 2014 (Plandampf)
Germany: Rails along the Rhein (Visit)
UK: The Thames Tunnel (Walk)
Germany: East Germany’s Open Cast Mine Crocodiles (FarRail Tour)
Malta: Remnants of the Malta Railway (Visit)
UK: Braunton at Battersea (Railtour)
UK: Winter Steam Spectacular – Keighley & Worth Valley Railway (Gala)
UK: BR 95820 on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway (Photo-charter)
UK: Black Five on the Bluebell (Photo-charter)
UK: The changing view from Tennison Road Bridge

2013
Poland: The end of the steam commute
UK: Autumn steam at the Bluebell Railway (Visit)
UK: Bluebell Explorers (Railtours)
UK: British Railways Woking Electrical Control Room (Site visit)
Brazil: Ferrovia Dona Tereza Cristina (FarRail Tour)
UK: Swordfish at the Bluebell Railway (Visit)
UK: Tube150 at the Epping Ongar Railway (Gala)
UK: London Bridge redevelopment
UK: Bluebell Railway: Extension to East Grinstead (Gala)
New Zealand: Auckland and Wellington
New Zealand: Railfan’s day at Glenbrook Vintage Railway (Photo-charter)
New Zealand: Kawakawa Railway (Visit)
UK: Clan Line passes through Norwood Junction (Railtour)

2012
China: The Last Strongholds of Steam (FarRail Tour)
UK: London Bridge redevelopment
UK: The Fish and Coal Offices at King’s Cross (Visit)
UK: Mid-Hants Railway Autumn Gala (Gala)
UK: Mail Rail (Exhibition)
UK: Early 1980s British Rail on cinefilm

2011
UK: Christmas at Norwood Loco
Serbia: Steam Freight through Serbia (FarRail Tour)
UK: Clayton Tunnel North Portal (Visit)
France: Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme (Visit)
France: Chemin de Fer Touristique de la Vallée de l’Aa (Visit)
UK: London Bridge redevelopment
UK: Britannia passes through South Norwood (Railtour)
UK: Norwood Junction
UK: Engineering work
UK: West Somerset Railway: Mixed Traction Gala (Gala)
UK: Isle of Wight Steam Railway – 40th Anniversary (Gala)
UK: Vintage tube trains on the Isle of Wight
UK: The quirky world of the Isle of Wight
UK: Mid-Norfolk Railway (Gala)
UK: Diesel convoy
UK: Crystal Palace station redevelopment
UK: New viaduct at London Bridge
UK: The Caledonian Sleeper
UK: Great Britain IV railtour: Steam across the Clachnaharry Swing Bridge (Railtour)
UK: Great Britain IV railtour: Clachnaharry (Railtour)
UK: Great Britain IV railtour: Steam across the Forth Bridge (Railtour)
UK: Great Britain IV railtour: Steam across the Royal Border Bridge (Railtour)
UK: Great Britain IV railtour: King’s Cross
UK: Spa Valley Railway: Eridge re-opens (Visit)
Netherlands: NVBS 1254
Netherlands: Dutch national railway museum at Utrecht (Visit)
UK: Olympic rings at St Pancras
UK: Riddlesdown Viaduct
UK: Waste by Rail
UK: Valentine’s Day Steam Specials (Railtour)
China: Winter of Real Steam (FarRail Tour)

2010
UK: Snow at Selhurst Depot
UK: Redevelopment at Blackfriars
UK: Snow at East Croydon
UK: Snow in South Norwood
UK: Test trains over the Thames
UK: The Wandering Willow at Norwood Junction (Railtour)
Czech Republic: Steam in Prague (Railtour)
Czech Republic: ČD Muzeum Lužná u Rakovníka (Museum + Gala)
UK: Nuclear flasks by rail
UK: Bluebell Railway – 50th Anniversary (Gala)
UK: The Settle and Carlisle Line (Hike)
UK: West Somerset Railway: Diesels in the West (Gala)
UK: Summer Saturday drags to/from Great Yarmouth
UK: Final weekend running of the Lymington slammers (Special event)
Sweden: Dieseldagar (Gala, Photo-Charter and Railtour)
Bosnia: 64 Years On: ‘Kriegsloks’ in regular use (FarRail Tour)

2009
China: Winter Spectacle (FarRail Tour)
Germany: Reisen wie vor 50 Jahren (Plandampf)
Denmark: Denmark: Viborg-Rønbjerg-Randers (Klub 40 Photo-charter)
Denmark: Randers Open-Day
UK: Manston on the Swanage Railway (SVRA Photo-Charter)
UK: The Golden Arrow: Waterloo to Folkestone Harbour (Railtour)
China: Ice Quickie 2009 (FarRail Tour)
UK: The Golden Arrow: Victoria to Folkestone Harbour (Railtour)

2008

UK: First ‘Onward’ Thumper Tour to Folkestone Harbour (Railtour)
Germany: Nature-Park Schöneberger Südgelände/ex-Rangierbahnhof Tempelhof (Site visit)
Germany: Eisenbahnfest Schöneweide (Festival)
UK: VSOE at Folkestone Harbour in the summertime (Railtour)
UK: VSOE at Folkestone Harbour (Railtour)
UK: The last train: RIP Folkestone Harbour (Railtour)
UK: The Golden Arrow: Taunton to Folkestone Harbour (Railtour)
UK: The Golden Arrow: Derby to Folkestone Harbour (Railtour)
Ukraine: Last breath of steam (Dzherelo Railtour)

2007

UK: The Atomic Harbour Master (Railtour)
UK: The Golden Arrow: Victoria to Folkestone Harbour (Railtour)
UK: The Kent Coast Express (Railtour)
Russia: Rizhskiy-Krasny Baltiyets (Museum visit + Excursion)

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