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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

Video – 1Z68 68021 Old Hill, 16/07/16

1Z68 Taunton – Carlisle. I was looking forward to filming a clear shot of the 68 with a decent load climbing up the bank, but it was half an hour late and came through at the same time as a downhill stopper. Before the unit arrived the 68 could be heard way down the bank but when the unit arrived it drowned out much of the sound of the approaching train. At least I played safe and changed platforms so as not to be “bowled”.

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Video – 0Z97 31233, 97301 and 97304 Old Hill, 13/07/11

After spending a couple of days at Kidderminster (SVR) the 31 hauled the 97s back to Derby. The timing must have been entered on RTT during mid morning, as when I checked first thing there no mention of it. It was a mad rush to get back home and collect my camcorder, but I just made it. No luck with a clear view from the other platform, a stopping train was due at the same time as the convoy, so I played safe.

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Video – 0Z73 97304, 73952, 31433, 73951 and 97301 Old Hill, 11/07/16

This was one not to miss, Derby – Kidderminster SVR. The 97s were to have some test runs on the SVR. I was only expecting a 31 and the 97s but checking for posted sightings of the train it was mentioned that the 97s were top and tailing the other 3 locos. Fortunately it was a few minutes late and the stopping train had already left leaving me a clear shot of the convoy. Oh, but it was pouring with rain though!

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