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Photos and Video, 47815 and 47812, also 66151 and some units, Acocks Green 01/11/18

Thought I’d had a wasted journey, a second freight I’d hoped to see didn’t run and the 47s from Eastleigh weren’t showing as running on RTT but then I noticed them on a diagram in the loop at Dorridge. Had I been certain they were running I would’ve chosen a better location to film them. Numbers of trains below:-

47812
47815
66151
165017 (not in video)
172334
172349

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Photos and Video, 37175 and 37099, also 68010 and some units, Small Heath 02/11/18

A test train booked to run from Tyseley, my train due to arrive at Small Heath about 15 minutes before the test train was due – bit of a gamble but it worked and I was only partly bowled! 68010 also seen on a train from London. All numbers in order:-

37099
37175
68010
172212
172213
172222
172332
172334
172335
172335
172342
172343
168113
170508

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Photos and Video, 66133, also some units, Solihull 06/11/18

With less to see and do at this time of year, I might be able to organise things a bit better and edit photos to upload at the same time as the video. I’ll see how it goes, no promises though!!

I was hoping to see an off lease HST working from Bristol to Ely, but RTT was down and I wasn’t sure whether it was running or not. If 6X01 also ran to time I could see it twice, Solihull worked out well but it left Dorridge loop early and before I could get there by train. Just a 66 and some units then for that outing.

66133 6X01 Scunthorpe – Eastleigh
165020 2R33 Leamington – Birmingham Moor Street
172216/172219 2D46 Stourbridge – Stratford
172343 2K45 Dorridge – Kidderminster

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Photos and Video, 66144 tt 66056, Smethwick GB 01/08/18

Only just got there in time to see it, train left Stourbridge on time, arriving at Smethwick 5 late!  How do they do it!!! Anyway, at least I saw the freight, but almost messed up the recording in the rush to start filming.  6M47 Toton – Wolverhampton.

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Photos and Video, 66150 t&t 66056, Smethwick Galton Bridge 18/07/18

Lots of old updates to catch up with. 6M47 Toton – Wolverhampton, seems to run at a more predictable time than the trains from Wolverhampton. A DMU passed by as I was filming, but only blocked view of wagons, so no great loss.

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Photos and Video, 47832 and 47826, Old Hill 26/07/18

After working a Kidderminster to Paignton trip, the train returned as 5Z61 ecs from Kidderminster – Carnforth. Fortunately a clear shot at the station with nothing due to run downhill.

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Photos and Video, 68008, Rowley Regis 28/01/18

Called in at Rowley Regis this morning to see 68008 on the Kidderminster – Marylebone train. I do like the sound those locos make as they get a train on the move. I’m doing well today, edited the video, uploaded the photos to my gallery and added a post here as well. I’ve kept up to date on just about everything this year so far, doubt if it will last though…

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Photo and Video, 68008 Old Hill, 07/01/18

Nothing much happening, no SVR trains for 6 weeks and too cold to stand around anywhere – but at least a Sunday train with a 68 up here.

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68008. 1H27 Kidderminster – Marylebone. Old Hill 07/01/18