January sunset over the Irish Sea from Whitehaven. 20/01/12.
Perkins at Irton Road on the p-way train. 21/01/12.
Volunteers heading back to work after bait-time at Irton Road, with Perkins on the p-way train. 21/01/12.
Perkins, the mess coaches, manrider and red van. 21/01/12.
Perkins sits just east of Irton Road. 21/01/12.
Perkins and Irton Road eastern points. 21/01/12.
Loading the ballast wagons... 21/01/12.
Incoming foreman David Moseley watches as driver (and tractor operator) Keith Herbert loads Lady Wakefield's ballast wagons at Irton Road. 21/01/12.
Another day, another ballast train needing replenishment... 22/01/12.
Perkins at Irton Road. 22/01/12.
Lady Wakefield and the ballast train at Irton Road, with Perkins and the other p-way train beyond. 22/01/12.
One of the eight ballast wagons sits at Irton Road as the tractor loads up from the "virtual quarry" in the background. Note the Heywood couplings on the wagons. 22/01/12.
Permanent way trains at Irton Road. 22/01/12.
Outgoing foreman Neil Dickinson loads up ballast wagons at Irton Road. 22/01/12.
Lady Wakefield at Irton Road. 22/01/12.