With the London 2012 Paralymic games currently in full swing it seemed an appropriate time to upload a couple of pictures from one of my days at the London 2012 Olympics in Stratford. As is well documented the fantastic Olympic park occupies the site of the former Stratford Depot amongst other things- it is therefore perhaps fitting that the park maintains a link with the railways- the North London Line physically passes beneath it! In a break from the sporting action I managed a couple of shots on 8th August, a beautiful Thursday afternoon at the Olympic park. Above 'Powerhaul' 70001 is seen heading it's usual 4M93 Felixtowe - Lawley St, while a Handball match later, GBRf's 66732 is seen working 4M02 Felixtowe - Hams Hall with the Olympic stadium, the Orbit and 'Aquatics centre providing the backdrop (below).
As for the Olympics away from the trains... well what a fantastic event and brilliant day out. London 2012 will take some beating!