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GBRf take over the scrap trains from Handsworth to Cardiff

DBS were operating scrap trains on this route until last week, this being the first with GBRf. My previous attempts to photograph the scrap trains on this route always seemed doomed to failure, trains running early, late, or down the Lickey, but this time it was the train that was doomed! There was a problem soon after it passed Langley Green, it didn't make Rowley Regis. I think it was about 2 hours before the train was shunted into Rowley loop, causing major delays to the DMUs heading towards Stourbridge.

 

As for me, I had to get the bus. Not knowing the roads or buses around Langley, I was advised to get a bus to Oldbury and then change to one heading towards Blackheath. Took me nearly 2 hours, and I missed the last local bus from Blackheath by about 5 minutes, so had to catch another - meaning I had to walk the last mile. Back home & checking a map, 3.7 miles, I could have walked that in just over an hour!

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