Category Archives: Severn Valley Railway

Photos, SVR Autumn Gala, Safari Park curve 23/09/18 part-2

The weather was a bit more pleasant when these photos were taken but trains were about 35 minutes behind schedule. The brolly had been up and down a few times but fortunately it wasn’t raining when any of the trains passed, although it was cold and I went home earlier than planned. Locos seen 7802, 6233, 1450 and 63395. I’ll add another post when the video is online.

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Photos, SVR Autumn Gala, Safari Park curve 23/09/18 part-1

The video is still uploading but I have cropped a couple of images from each of the clips. Locos seen on this page are 43106, 2857, 46100 and 70000. There was some blue sky and bright sunshine when the Scot and Brit were due, but instead of being 40 minutes behind 2857 it turned out to be 65 minutes before the Scot appeared and the sun was hidden behind black clouds. As you can see those photos are rather yuk! Locos seen are 43106, 2857, 46100 and 70000.

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Photos, Duchess 6233 arrives at Kidderminster, 19/09/18

It was blowing a gale up on the footbridge, but the videos have come out reasonably well – although with a lot of wind noise. The video is still uploading, probably ready about 20.30, but here are 5 photos taken from the video and much better quality than the earlier ones from my mobile.
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Photos and Video, 50007 and 50049 return to Kidderminster, 22/07/18

Filming them drifting down the Dark Side didn’t really appeal to me, so I went to Kidderminster which gave me the opportunity to film the other SVR trains running – which were hauled by 1450, 1501, 2857, 7802 and D1062. The photos are in the order in which I saw them. I had to be crafty when 2857 departed as the 50s were due to arrive at around the same time and I needed to be in a suitable position for both movements, which worked out well as the video will show. There are 16 photos, I’m saving time by not adding captions but I’m sure you can identify all the locos.

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Photos and Video, 45110 move to Kidderminster, 23/07/18

The Black 5 was moved to Kidderminster for the August 4th “Last Days of Steam” event. It was hauled from Highley by D4100 and I travelled there on the first train hoping to see it. I was lucky, my train arrived at Highley and the 09 and Black 5 were still there. I filmed them departing and caught the next train back to Kidderminster, passing them as they were held in platform 3 at Bewdley waiting for a spare slot to run to Kidderminster. Walking to the footbridge, I was just in time to see them rounding the curve by the carriage shed,and filmed them again. Heading home, my train was a 153/170 pairing, so I got off at Stourbridge to film them departing.

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