Photos and Video, 68014, 45305 and 20189, Birmingham Moor St. 13/12/19 (old event)

A quick visit on a cold and windy day to see the Polar Express arrive. Didn’t have to wait long, after 68014 departed with the London train it wasn’t many minutes before 45305

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Photo and Video, 57301, 319362 and 319373, Stourbridge Jn 16/12/19 (old event)

57301 was working 5Q94 Allerton – Long Marston with the 319 units. 139002 also seen in video, as is 172339 which blocks the going away shot.

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Photos and Video, 37612 and 37219 Cradley Heath, 24/12/19 (old event)

A late blog post for December, a pair of 37s on the 1Q16 Swansea – Derby test train. It sounds great on the video, approaching slowly then roaring past!! It was booked for after 6pm in the dark, but ran over 3 hours early and so in daylight.

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Working backwards on calendar

With nothing happening of railway interest locally in the past week it has given me some time to try and catch up with all the updates I’ve missed during the last year. I think the calendar was blank for the whole of 2019 but I’ve just added the entry for December 28th which was my visit to Kidderminster. To catch up on “everything” I’d have to live to be a hundred, but in the meantime – if no new stuff to do, I’ll refresh my memory of past events and add more to the calendar and galleryies.

Photos in gallery, mostly Dorridge 08/01/20

Quite a few photos from the videos on the 8th have now been added to my gallery. I’ve not got the time to include the photos in a blog post but will try that tomorrow.

Locos 47830, 66533, 66754, 68012
HST 43208, 43239
Units 153361, 165011, 168109, 168112, 170270, 172217, 172219

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Photos, 60019 plus some units, Smethwick GB 09/01/20

I keep taking photos of units but never check the numbers so don’t know if they are “cops” or not. Probably seen all the local ones even if I haven’t actually filmed them. The photos are in the order seen, as I was filling in time until the 60 appeared.

Numbers are 350232, 170506, 170510, 350114, 350410, 170503 and 60019

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Photos, 66181 and 66160, Stourbridge Junction 10/01/20

The photos of the two trains are in my gallery now so this post includes the photos. As mentioned in the previous post, the trains were:-

66181 6V05 Round Oak – Margam
66160 6M81 Margam – Round Oak

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Video, 66181, 139001 and 66160, Stourbridge Junction 10/01/20

Just a video again for this post. The two morning freights are seen down the Junction, the northbound one was running 38 late down Worcester way and through Droitwich but was given a clear run through Kidderminster and was only 20 late at Stourbridge, and no unit blocking the view!! Will sort some photos another day.

66181 6V05 Round Oak – Margam
66160 6M81 Margam – Round Oak

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