Category Archives: “Mostly Midlands” gallery

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.

Link to YouTube video or link to photos for this date in gallery. Link to full list of loco/unit numbers

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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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Photos and Video, 68012, 66177, 66152 and 66768, also some units, Tyseley 04/12/18

After a visit to Kings Norton earlier in the day, when a test train and HST power car move had been cancelled, I wanted to try and see a few more trains so went to Tyseley. It was a rather dull afternoon but in the hour or so that I was there a 68 and 3 Class 66s were filmed along with a variety of units. The video came out reasonably well but the photos aren’t too good due to the poor light. Final photo was at Moor Street.

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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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