Trying to replace old web site

Before I started this blog in 2009 I had an old style web site which I used to link to photos in the galleries. That site hasn’t been touched for years and it would be useful to get rid of it, but there are various links to and from it which need to be amended. One thing it did do was link to updates in my Midlands gallery, so that was a good place to start. Many years ago I did start a list in this blog but the pages were not listed anywhere, as I concentrated on blog posts rather than site pages, and there was no index linking to the pages.

The first page with 20 links, dating back to 2007 and 2008, has now been updated. I know the photos are old but for me it is interesting to see some of the older units and their liveries.

The old Midlands album updates 1 – 20.

Now to start on the next 20……..

Video and photos, 33108, 43106, 2857 & 50044, Kidderminster 24/12/18

An hour at Kidderminster from 2.45 to 3.45 was long enough to see both Santa Sleigh Express trains on Christmas Eve. 33108 departed for Highley with 43106 on the rear at 2.45 then at 3.15 2857 arrived with 50044 on the rear. Not long after, the 50 headed back to the depot, just as the miniature Warship passed by. Finally as I headed back for my train home, 2857 was ready to propel the stock to the carriage shed and I just had time to film that before walking to “the other” station just as my train arrived.

Link to YouTube video or link to photos in gallery.

Photos of locos below, ideal for mobile or tablet. Larger photos, including units in gallery as above.

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Listing numbers and workings of trains

I started listing photos in my galleries on a very old web site many years ago, long before starting a blog. Many of those pages still exist along with links to and from the gallery and ideally the listings should be transferred to a blog. Like everything, it takes time. Maybe over the winter I can try it again, something similar to a listing of the recently added Small Heath loco numbers and workings.

That Small Heath listing has since been moved to a different blog page and hopefully others will be added soon. It can be seen here.

Photos, 66177, 66199, 66140, 59003 and 68009, Acocks Green 11/12/18

The video was uploaded yesterday and I have just finished uploading the photos cropped from the video. As always, more units than locos – but just locos in this post.

Link to photos in gallery.

Photos of locos below, ideal for mobile or tablet. Larger photos, including units in gallery as above.

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An amusing clip, seen on TV when BBC presenter didn’t realise she was on camera

I wasn’t paying attention as this happened on TV but thought something wasn’t quite right. Fortunately I had paused live TV earlier in the evening and could go back again to see what actually happened. Seems they switched to the BBC sports presenter when she wasn’t expecting it!!! The sound volume is low as Mrs. S was asleep.

Video and photos, 4965, 47773 and 50007 plus some 66s, Small Heath 07/12/18 part 2

This second post has a link to the video and 6 more photos of the locos seen. At this moment in time I won’t be adding photos of all the units as there were quite a lot of them, but they can be seen in the video.

Link to YouTube video or link to photos for this date in gallery. Link to full list of loco/unit numbers

Photos of locos below, ideal for mobile or tablet. Larger photos, including units in gallery as above.

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