Striking rail images of the year


Striking rail images of the year

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Every year Network Rail runs a competition on Twitter inviting people to submit striking images. People then vote for their favourite.

Here are 10 of the most liked winners of 2020:

1 – The year’s overall winner was @gj37425 with this photo of DB Cargo UK hauling a railhead treatment train between Easterhouse and Coatbridge. It’s ready to treat the railway for the autumn leaves!

Image credit: @gj37425

2 – The Forth Bridge near Edinburgh is one of the most loved rail bridges in Britain so it’s no wonder @dantetstall took second place with this stunning with photo taken from South Queensferry harbour.

Image credit: @dantetstall

3 – Thanks to @Coastway_Will for this foggy scene surrounding Newhaven!

Image credit: @Coastway_Will

4 – We love historic railway pics! @hunterofhistor1 took fourth place with this fantastic edit of platform eight at London Liverpool Street station, 1950 vs 2020!

Image credit: @hunterofhistor1

5 – Fifth place went to @Travel_scottish with this crisp photo of a London North Eastern Railway Azuma train in North Berwick.

Image credit: @Travel_scottish

6 – Night scene? Check. Cranes? Check. Wagons of ballast? Check. All thanks to @73A_Photo with this fantastic photo of track renewals at West Hampstead station, taken at Neasden.

Image credit: @73A_Photo

7 – @73A_Photo certainly likes a yellow train! Thanks for this fab pic of a freight train carrying ballast at London King’s Cross station!

Image credit: @73A_Photo

8 – The Ribblehead Viaduct forms part of one of our most scenic lines, the Settle-Carlisle Railway. Thanks to @SetCarVolunteer with this wonderful photo of the bridge, complete with a Carlisle-bound service!

Image credit: @SetCarVolunteer

9 – A sunrise over the railway is the best way to start the day! We love this entry from @TheAvondale91, shot at Manchester Piccadilly station.

Image credit: @TheAvondale91

10 – Newhaven appeared twice in the top 10! @iamhankhamTS took this lush scene of Newhaven as seen from Bishopstone station.

Image credit: @iamhankhamTS

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