One of my most favourite places to visit in the past few years has been Ipswich. The Freightliner yard always has movements, and can yield quite a few class 66 and 70. Being near the port of Felixstowe, predominantly it is intermodal traffic which passes through, although other traffic is also seen occasionally.
The depot is often quite busy with movements, and some maintenance can be seen at the rear of the yard on some days (see photo below of a Class 70 getting an engine check-up). Shunting of fuel wagons has been seen by me too. For the videography of slow moving locomotives up close on a regular basis, and at an easy to access location, Ipswich cannot be beaten (unless you know otherwise, please let me know!).
On the passenger front, currently, Abellio Greater Anglia hold the franchise for the majority of passenger traffic through the station. Class 90’s, 153’s, 170’s and 360’s predominantly feature, the 153’s serving the line through to Felixstowe via Trimley, of which I shall feature in a future blog.
Videos of my time at Ipswich can be found on my YouTube channel, just click the link below. Thanks for reading, I’ll blog again soon.