Category Archives: “Mostly Midlands” gallery

Photos and Video, 950001, Old Hill 23/01/19

This was one of the days I had planned to see a train at Small Heath. It was 57603 and running on time from Reading, so rushing round at home to get ready in time I made my way to the station just before 950001 was due, then after filming it I checked on the 57 and it was already through Tyseley!! It had missed out a couple of booked stops in loops, so I headed back home and didn’t travel on a train that day.

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Photos and Video, 59003, 68010 and 47815, Small Heath 30/01/19

I had missed several trains on this route earlier in the month – they were either cancelled or ran early, but I was luckier today. 47815 was the loco I wanted to see, 59003 was a bonus, although I had seen it a few times recently.

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Photos and Video, 66763, 68013, 66177, 66158, 31/01/19

Some other photos from the day I filmed 45596, showing some passeger and freight trains. Some at Acocks Green the others at Small Heath.

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Photos and Video, 45596, Tyseley and Small Heath 31/01/19

45596 had a test run to Stratford and back in the morning, then a loaded test run to Leicester and back later in the day. The first clip shows it approaching Tyseley with support coach then on the loaded test run passing Small Heath with 47773 on the rear.

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Photos and Video, 45231 and D1733, also some units, Telford 06/02/19

45231 was on a loaded test run from Crewe, running via Telford, and that was where I filmed it. I had planned to go to Albrighton but signalling problems meant all the trains from Birmingham were delayed – so Telford it had to be.

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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……..

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.

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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.

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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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