I didn’t realise it was as long ago as December that I last posted here. Probably spent too much time working on old videos, in fact just counted my uploads to Youtube since the beginning of January and the total is over 120. With lockdown it has been impossible to travel anywhere & there is not much to see locally, but hopefully that will change in the coming weeks when the Severn Valley Railway starts running trains again on April 12th, must make a mental note of that!!
What I will try to do is list all the recent videos uploaded, there have been so many I just can’t remember them, then create some playlists to link all the videos from a gala.
What with lots to do in the garden, I’m going to be busy!!
Making the most of decent weather and some trains to see, another visit to Kidderminster. Filling in time with the unit, but always hoping the train from Bewdley would appear in the background as I was filming, but not this time.
It was dark, but 37s on a test train, not to be missed. 1Q16 Swansea – Derby. It was following close behind a stopping train, probably previous signals on amber so it was approaching slowly in case the Cradley signal was red. Once the driver got a clear view of the amber signal the 37s made a great noise as they accelerated through the station, only to shut off soon after passing through the station. Sounded great on the video!!
2020 has not been a good year, for many reasons, and for KC it was her last one. Her final trip to the vet was on August 17th, but a couple of weeks later I had to call in there again to collect “her”! We had arranged for her to be cremated and she was coming home as a “memory bear”! She will always be with us and now sits with the other teds, suppose you might say we couldn’t “bear” to be without her!! She is the biggest of the bears on the card.
This won’t be the sort of Christmas any of us are used to, but let’s make the most of it.
It was back in March that I set the option for adverts on my videos. At first the revenue was minimal as with lockdown there was no way to film anything. As the months passed and with more opportunities to film a few trains the revenue increased. At that time, when the revenue increased by a tenner I would send it to the Appeal Fund, but now it saves time to send it on a monthly basis.
At the beginning of September when I donated just over £30 it brought the total to over £120. Now we’re into October and another £30 has been donated bringing the total to over £150. Here’s hoping there will be plenty to film in October???? I reckon I can continue this for a few more months – so enjoy the videos, knowing it’s helping the Severn Valley Railway!!!
Nothing much to see today, but there was a unit on test runs on the Stratford line. I was hoping it would be one of the other Class 196 units – but it turned out to be the first one I saw months ago at Cradley Heath.