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Photo and Video, 57301, 319362 and 319373, Stourbridge Jn 16/12/19 (old event)

57301 was working 5Q94 Allerton – Long Marston with the 319 units. 139002 also seen in video, as is 172339 which blocks the going away shot.

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Photos and Video, 37612 and 37219 Cradley Heath, 24/12/19 (old event)

A late blog post for December, a pair of 37s on the 1Q16 Swansea – Derby test train. It sounds great on the video, approaching slowly then roaring past!! It was booked for after 6pm in the dark, but ran over 3 hours early and so in daylight.

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Photos in gallery, mostly Dorridge 08/01/20

Quite a few photos from the videos on the 8th have now been added to my gallery. I’ve not got the time to include the photos in a blog post but will try that tomorrow.

Locos 47830, 66533, 66754, 68012
HST 43208, 43239
Units 153361, 165011, 168109, 168112, 170270, 172217, 172219

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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, 66181 and 66160, Stourbridge Junction 10/01/20

The photos of the two trains are in my gallery now so this post includes the photos. As mentioned in the previous post, the trains were:-

66181 6V05 Round Oak – Margam
66160 6M81 Margam – Round Oak

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Video, 60019, Smethwick Galton Bridge 09/01/20 (and some units)

Another little outing, just to get the 60 on 6E08 Wolves – Immingham, but I did film a few units as I waited. Numbers were 350232, 170506, 170510, 350114, 350410 and 170503. Wonder if that was the first of the new 350 units I’ve seen?

As usual these days, I don’t seem to have time to work on the photos, but the video link is below.

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, 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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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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