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Over 6 months and no posts!!!!!

Some people who know me are aware of the reason why – a house move.

38 years in a 4-bedroom house with steep drive, big garden and a tall hedge was getting too much – so we decided to downsize. Trouble is, what to do with all the stuff you accumulate over such a long time!! A couple of large skips were filled with “rubbish”? Some items sold on ebay, others given away or taken to charity shops, and the rest put into store.

Now moved in to bungalow, flat garden, no stairs or hedge to trim, should make life a bit easier. Maybe I can find more time for trains and filming in the coming weeks and start posting in the blog and uploading photos again.

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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“On This Day” (years ago) December 7th. 2002, 2003, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015

I’ve got the right date in the heading today and corrected the one for yesterday!! 48773 at Bewdley in 2002, 45110 and 42968 at Rifle Range in 2003, 42968 at Safari Park Curve in 2008, 37606 at Kings Norton in 2011, 20227, 20142, D8059 and D8188 at Old Hill in 2012, 92214 at Arley in 2014 and finally 22 alongside Birmingham Snow Hill in 2015..
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“On This Day” (years ago) December 3rd. 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017

1501 crossing Victoria Bridge in 2006, 1399 at Bewdley in 2009, 43106 at Bewdley in 2011, 67012 at Dorridge in 2012, 20118 and 20096 at Water Orton in 2013, 60054 at Walsall in 2014, 7812 at Rifle Range in 2016 and finally 34027 at Arley in 2017.
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“On This Day” (years ago) December 2nd. 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2016 and 2017

5164 at Victoria Bridge in 2006, 37087 and 47712 at Walsall in 2009, 66955 at Leamington in 2011, 34053 and 5164 at Arley in 2012, 66519 at Old Hill in 2016 and finally 34027 at Kidderminster in 2017.
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“On This Day” (years ago) December 1st. 2002, 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2013

48773 at Arley in 2002, 47818 climbs the Lickey in 2007, 31459 and 31602 at Walsall in 2009, 34053 passing Safari Park in 2012, 66007, 66140, 66012, 66014, 66080, 66039 and 66070 at Old  Hill also in 2012 and finally 4936 at Arley in 2013..
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“On This Day” (years ago) November 30th. 2002, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2016 and 2017

4965 at Kidderminster in 2002, 66187 climbs the Lickey Incline in 2007, KC at Arley in 2008, 97302 and 97304 at Aston in 2010, Metropolitan no. 1 near Bewdley in 2012, 56087 and 56078 at Shrewsbury in 2016 and finally 37609 and 37602 at Old Hill in 2017.
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“On This Day” (years ago) November 29th. 2002, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016

90037 at Nuneaton in 2002, 37248 and 37676 at Bescot in 2008, 7812, 5764 and D8188 at Arley in 2009, 86702 and 86701 at Tamworth in 2010, 47??? and 37676 at Tamworth in 2012, 70010 at Old Hill in 2014 and finally 66519 at Stourbridge in 2016.
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