Video – Echills Wood Miniature Railway part 2. 20/05/18

Continuing the walk around the Water Park, a good mix of miniature railway and traction engines as we head back to the car.
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“On This Day” (years ago) May 27th. 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015

4566 at Bewdley in 2010, 42968 at Arley in 2012, 50135 at Arley in 2013 and 31465 hauling 73952 at Rowley Regis in 2015. Another one of those days with very little to choose from.
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Video – Echills Wood Miniature Railway part 1. 20/05/18

After 3 busy days filming at the SVR I needed a change of scenery and could take Mrs. S and KC with me! The miniature railway would be running trains plus the added attraction of minature traction engines. No hills to climb so no strain on KC and by the time we got home she’d probably walked about 4 miles – so she has got over her leg injury from last month. This video is mostly trains, the second, not yet uploaded, has a few more traction engines.
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“On This Day” (years ago) May 26th. 2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2016

The old Echills Wood Railway in 2002, Miniature Railway at Wythall Transport Museum in 2003, 66136 at Old Hill in 2009, 37603, 20303, 20313, 20307 & 20314 at Dorridge in 2010, D821 at Arley in 2012, 1501 at Arley in 2013 and finally 60039 at Stourbridge Junction in 2016.
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“Old Rallies” Carrington Steam Rally, 25th May (2003)

Another rally that never made it to my gallery, so a quick browse through the photos and 17 added here. Some brief details added, might find more if I can find the programme from the event.
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Video – Tug, Shed and Dogbox up the Dark Side, 24/05/18

Three clips, in reverse order – the first clip is of 60096 on 6M51 Baglan Bay – Chirk log train, running rather late – much to the annoyance of Mrs. S who was at home anxious to get her beauty sleep! Next is the Tesco 4M36 Wentloog – Daventry with 66301, and finally seen much earlier in the day a training run using 153365 on 5T01 Tyseley – Kidderminster – Snow Hill.
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“On This Day” (years ago) May 25th. 2003, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016

D444 and 7812 at Arley in 2009, Alfred and Judy at Bodmin in 2011, 33103 and 20031 at Keighley in 2012, 5164 and 1501 at Arley in 2013, 47237 at Old Hill in 2014, 20142 and 20205 at Old Hill in 2016 and 57307 at Stourbridge in 2017.
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“On This Day” (years ago) May 24th. 2003, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016

4965 at Old Hill in 2003, 46443 at Arley in 2008, 5764 and 7714 at Arley in 2009, 30120 at Bodmin Parkway in 2011, 42968 near the Safari Park in 2012, Tree across the line near Foley Park in 2013, Diesel Depot under construction in 2015 and 31452 and 50008 at Kidderminster in 2016.
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Videos – Day 2 of the Severn Valley Railway 2018 Diesel Gala 18/05/18

On the first day of the Gala at Kidderminster I was standing for about 7 hours as I filmed the trains, so on this day I wanted something more relaxing. With a couple of folding chairs, Andrew and I had an easy day as the trains rolled past, filming from about 10am through to some time after 4pm when the late running 15.49 off Kidderminster with 73136 passed. Heading back to the car we just managed to catch a glimpse of 56078 to finish off our day. There are two videos to cover the day, the first has 50031, 66726, 88010, D832, 55019, D9551, 50049, 33108, D1015 and 47712. The second has 37688, D9551, 47712, 50031, D821, 50049, 55019, 56078, 50035, 33108 and 73136. Oh well, just day 3 to do now, I didn’t bother with the mixed traction day, went for some miniatures instead.

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Videos – Day 1 of the Severn Valley Railway 2018 Diesel Gala 17/05/18

I don’t like starting the day at silly o’clock but timed my arrival at Kidderminster to film the shunters departing on the 09.25 local and stayed to see D832 depart on the 16.11. Most of the filming was from the footbridge, the final videos from alongside the car park. There are seven videos for this day with a running time of about 85 minutes. Locos seen in the videos are listed below, a few units are also seen as they just happened to pass by as I was filming something else, although I purposely added the new livery WM Class 172 172339.

1. – D4100, D3022, 50049, 56078, 73136 and 66169
2. – 45041, 50049, 55019, D3022, D2960, 37688 and 66726
3. – D3022, 55019, 66726, 37688, D9551, 20189 and 45041
4. – 20189, D832, D9551, 47712, 45041, 88010, 37688 and 66726
5. – 66726, 33108, 47712, 37688, 56078, 73136, 33108, D1015 and 20189
6. – 50049, 73136, 20189, 88010, 33108, 56078 and 55014
7. – 33108, 56078, 73136, 55019, D821+D832 and 66726

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“On This Day” (years ago) May 23rd. 2004, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2015

Another one of those days with little choice for photos. Sutton Flyer and Sutton Belle at Cleethorpes Miniature Railway in 2004, 46443 and D1062 at Arley in 2009, 43106 at Highley in 2010, with commemorative headboard, 40 years since the official opening on May 23rd 1970.  31466, 50026 and 57003 at Kings Norton in 2012 and 46233 at Dorridge in 2015.
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Video – 153365 Old Hill, 21/05/18

After a mad rush to the station to see the 88 which ran early the previous day, I had to take it easy to see 66726 and 47712 returning to Crewe – so ambled out of the house before their booked departure time from Kidderminster. Unfortunately they didn’t run! I had been told they were on the exchange siding with 88010 on Sunday, but the working was obviously cancelled. All I filmed was 153365, which was a very unusual sight – don’t think I’ve ever seen a 153 unit run this way on its own. It was showing as 5T10 Tyseley – Snow Hill.
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