Just a video again for this post. The two morning freights are seen down the Junction, the northbound one was running 38 late down Worcester way and through Droitwich but was given a clear run through Kidderminster and was only 20 late at Stourbridge, and no unit blocking the view!! Will sort some photos another day.
66181 6V05 Round Oak – Margam
66160 6M81 Margam – Round Oak
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.
An ecs working from Cardiff to Tyseley was tempting, no idea what would be on it, at least it wasn’t local units. The remaining clips are the units filmed at Dorridge on the day I saw the 47 and HST power cars.
Numbers of units seen 153361, 170270, 165011, 172343, 172219, 172217, 168109, 168112. Mustn’t forget tram 17. No time to crop photos for the gallery just yet – another job to add to the list!!
In an attempt to post something every day, this is a shorter version than usual. The video is uploaded but no time to edit and upload photos – that will happen another night. The list of numbers as follows:-
Another post for the above date, this time showing each of the diesels seen running. I had seen there was an ecs working to Bridgnorth so made sure I was there to see that, always good to see a class 37.
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!!!
This is the last day of service trains from Kidderminster SVR until April due to engineering work on Falling Sands viaduct. During the next 3 months when trains are booked to run it will just be between Bewdley and Bridgnorth. Three trains were in service, the diesel service being top and tailed with 40106 providing steam heat. The new main line station is nearer to completion than the last time I saw it but I’m not sure when it is due to open.
Following on from the post showing the photos a few hours ago, the video has now been uploaded and shows the loco at Bridgnorth and on Eardington bank. The sun was shining as well, but not always in the best place as you can see from the first clip.
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.
A brief outing to see 75069, got there just in time to see 7714 heading for Bewdley and it wasn’t long before the steam from 75069 could be seen in the distance. Having a double chimney the exhaust is probably not as loud as other locos on this climb but it was certainly running well
2857 is seen departing, the next arrival is of 75069 working its first service train since a major overhaul after being taken out of service in 1994. 7714 and 813 were double heading the third service train.