Category Archives: Photo Galleries

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 and Videos, 5 diesels, Kidderminster 23/12/19

Another post for the above date, this time showing each of the diesels seen running. I had seen there was an ecs working to Bridgnorth so made sure I was there to see that, always good to see a class 37.

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Photos and Videos, 43106, 75069 and 34027, Kidderminster 23/12/19

The photos were uploaded to my gallery yesterday, this posting will have the links to the 2 videos and include photos of the 3 steam locos. Another posting will show the 5 diesel locos

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Photos and Video, 37612 and 37219, Cradley Heath 24/12/19

Wasn’t expecting this until after 6pm and in the dark but a text from a friend got me out the house at the double and I was rushing off down the road to the station, got there puffing and panting a couple of minutes before it appeared. Another one of those occasions when a train was due on the opposite track, but this time it worked out very well. The 37s were only a couple of minutes behind another train and probably on “yellows”. The unit at the other platform was blocking the view of the signal and the driver had to approach slowly in case it was on “red”. I noticed the shadow appear and started filming before the train came into view, then once he had a clear view of the signal, which obviously wasn’t “red” he opened up and the 37s blasted past me.

The train was 1Q16 Swansea – Derby and 216 minutes early, bostin’ stuff!!!

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Photos and Video, 6960, 43106, 37688 and 40106, Kidderminster 28/12/19

This is the last day of service trains from Kidderminster SVR until April due to engineering work on Falling Sands viaduct. During the next 3 months when trains are booked to run it will just be between Bewdley and Bridgnorth. Three trains were in service, the diesel service being top and tailed with 40106 providing steam heat. The new main line station is nearer to completion than the last time I saw it but I’m not sure when it is due to open.

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Photos and Video, 68017, Rowley Regis. 27/09/19

The Pathfinder tour 1Z57 from Paignton to Carlisle was due up Old Hill about the same time as a downhill stopping train and so I decided to go to Rowley, forgetting an ecs train was due. The unit appeared in the distance before the 68 came round the bend but fortunately it all worked out well as the unit was running slowly.

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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, 4965, 47773 and 50007 plus some 66s, Small Heath 07/12/18 part 1

This evening I will just add a few photos but post the video tomorrow along with the remaining photos. Having stopped the “on this day” posting there is more time to try and carry on with more recent photos and videos. I spent some time at Small Heath and tried a new location to see the Polar Express, bit overgrown by trees though! Went back to the station after filming it.

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Coppermine gallery security upgrade to version 1.5.44

Having ignored my galleries for many months, I noticed I needed to upgrade the software. Four of them are now running the latest software but I have a couple of “test” versions I still need to work on. It all takes time…. but I’m getting faster at it.

Even worked out how to move a complete gallery and mysql database to a different hosting package, bit of head-scratching went on though at times!!

Starting to post in the blog again!

Aren’t I doing well, posting in the blog again. The last 4 little outings have been added and linked to the appropriate galleries. It has taken me a while to remember how I used to do it though. The dates have even been entered on the calendar – but what about all those missing entries from recent months…… that’s another story.