Bristol Temple Meads
Class 50, D421 arrives off the "Down Main" and into platform 2 with a rake of blue and greys from Newcastle. The blue HST (43113 CITY of NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE plus 43167 out of sight and leading) awaits it's departure for Weston-super-Mare. The Pullman service in platform 4 awaits it's final passengers before departing after the HST, for Plymouth. The Express Parcels service in platform 5, double headed by a pair of Warships (D804 AVENGER piloting D806 CAMBRIAN) will depart eastwards for London imminently. The 3 car Class 117 (Set No. W51350) will follow the parcels along the "Up Relief" before taking the route to Cardiff. The large logo class 50 (50004 St. VINCENT) negotiates the pointwork past the refuelling roads and heads for the washer unit before taking to a siding to await it's next duty.
Great Western Main Line
The Fiddle Yard bursting at the seams prior to the start of the "Present Day - Reading" scenes. Three livery variants of the Great Western HSTs can be spotted on tracks 9 (top), 8 & 7 whilst Classes 221, 170, 166, 159 & 158 may also be spotted.
East Coast Main Line
A busy scene as viewed looking towards the south from the roof of the station. Departing from platform 1 and heading southbound for London Kings Cross on the Up Main is a 2+6 GNER "White Rose" Eurostar set with power car 3301 leading and 3302 trailing. The first morning arrival from Amsterdam in the form of a 2+5 Thalys set 4321 pulls off the down main and eases into Platform 6. A 2+5 GNER 225 set hauled by 91019 Scottish Enterprise (out of sight to the bottom left), but in view 82204 bringing up the rear, awaits the road north out of platform 3. A 2+6 Virgin XC set headed by 43093 The Lady In Red (visible), and 43155 The Red Arrows, awaits the up relief road and will head south out of platform 5 in front of the Freightliner Intermodal freight headed by 66610 and piloted by 66522 East London Express in "Freightliner / Shanks" livery which is held in one of the two "through" freight lines. The three car First Scotrail Turbostar, 170413 has just arrived at platform 2a on a route learning exercise from Edinburgh, as Scotrail services now stretch this far south! A 2+4 Virgin set (43100 Irish Mail and 43100 Blackpool Rock) and various other units lay over in the DMU servicing / stabling yard. An array of locomotives await their next trips in the stabling area of the Lindeven TMD.