Just seen 5043 at Small Heath on the train to London and 9600 at the new Moor Street platforms.
Tamworth yesterday to see Clan Line and Aston today to see 97s top and tailing a test train. May upload the photos this evening.
The 47 went to Long Marston this morning to collect 86218 (in Floyd livery) and take it to Crewe.
A few hours up at Crewe to see the loco on a test run. It was running to Chester and back, twice.
It was cold and wet, but I saw it, also a 60 and a couple of 66s.
Not really – went to see 45305 on a test run to Stratford, but it was cancelled.
Arrived at Bewdley and was given advanced warning that 3802 was on a gauging run from Kidderminster. My ham egg and chips had been ordered before I knew about it, so that was kept in the oven for me while I took some photos.
Other locos running were 4566, 5164 and 7802.
7802 was on the train back to Kidder, now on one of those noisey 150 units heading home.
5164 on my train from Kidder to Bewdley at 1140. 4566 was waiting with the train to Kidder. Will find out what the 3rd loco is later when I catch it on my way back home.
Felt like a ride across to Dorridge to see The Shakespeare Express this afternoon, seeing as it doesn’t cost me anything on the local train! 4965 was the loco and it made a change to see a fast moving steam train.
4 locos seen today, 4566 s/b near Arley with the Venturer set. 7812 was next n/b. The Limited was hauled by 7802 and crossed with 5164 on a s/b train.
A dull day and I didn’t take any photos, how unusual.
A day trip to Crewe via Shrewsbury. 44871 was heading south with support coach for the Cambrian trains this summer and the West Coast 33 was bringing the stock from Carnforth. 44871 would then haul the train from Crewe with the 33 on the rear. 46233 was running from Butterley to Crewe with support coaches.
After seeing the trains at Crewe, I headed for Shrewsbury to see 44871 again.