Category Archives: Sharpo’s World Photo Updates

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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……..

Video and photos, 33108, 43106, 2857 & 50044, Kidderminster 24/12/18

An hour at Kidderminster from 2.45 to 3.45 was long enough to see both Santa Sleigh Express trains on Christmas Eve. 33108 departed for Highley with 43106 on the rear at 2.45 then at 3.15 2857 arrived with 50044 on the rear. Not long after, the 50 headed back to the depot, just as the miniature Warship passed by. Finally as I headed back for my train home, 2857 was ready to propel the stock to the carriage shed and I just had time to film that before walking to “the other” station just as my train arrived.

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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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Photos and Video, 2857, 7714, 1501 and 6990 Kidderminster 09/12/18 part 4

Final video and mostly of the Panniers. After the arrival of 2857 the Panniers have their bunkers topped up with coal then shunt round to couple up for the next departure. Fortunately 6990 wasn’t completely bowled but as in an earlier video I didn’t get a proper video of the Panniers departing.

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Photos and Video, 34027, 7714 and 1501, Kidderminster 09/12/18 part 3 (and “Jean”)

Third video, featuring the locos as above and of course “Jean” on the Coalyard Miniature Railway. I could probably have combined the final footage into 1 video as there isn’t as much left as I thought, but this uploaded overnight – so here it is. Probably see more photos of the Panniers in the final video so just Taw Valley photos below.

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Photos and Video, 6990, 34027, 43106, 7714 and 1501, Kidderminster 09/12/18 part 2

Second video, featuring the locos as above and of course “Jean” on the Coalyard Miniature Railway. Some more photos added to the gallery as well. There should be 2 more videos to follow with photos as well

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Photos and Video, 2857, 7714, 1501, 6990, 34027 and 43106, Kidderminster 09/12/18 part 1

My first visit to the Severn Valley Railway this month. Arriving by train, I had to watch the clock as trains back home aren’t very frequent on a Sunday – but managed almost 4 hours with plenty to see and film. The first photos are included here along with the first video which runs for almost 19 minutes. There will be more to follow when editing and uploading are complete. Quite a contrast in photos, some in full sun, others in shade with white sky above – not easy to get good results!

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The last “On This Day” (years ago) December 9th. 2006, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017

Track laying at Echills Wood Railway in 2006, 66706, 66766, 66767, 66768, 66769, 66770, 66771 and 66772 at Rowley Regis in 2014, 60015 at Stourbridge in 2015, Bowled 37611 and 37219 at Tyseley in 2016 and finally 80072 at Kidderminster in 2017.

That really is FINALLY! I keep running out of time creating the images and writing this page. If all the images were already on line it would be so easy to just link to them but in recent weeks I have had to search through many videos to find a frame to crop, then upload etc. At least I’ve kept this topic going for 11 months and not missed a day, and it has been interesting for me coming across forgotten memories. Time to start those winter projects……

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