Category Archives: Main line

Old Videos. 26/10/16 and diverted trains at Old Hill.

The Lickey was closed and Cross Country trains and the occasional freight were sent via the Dark Side. These trains were filmed on a couple of visits to the station during the day. Numbers I could read are:- 172221, 170638, 170522, 66183, 66057, 172332, 43366, 43285, 170518, 170101, DR98909, DR98959, 43321, 43357, not forgetting some Voyagers.

Old Video, 18/10/15. 60163, 2857 & 46100, also 5 Sheds.

I haven’t time to add photos to the galleries at the moment so this is just a posting for the video.

My day started at Old Hill with 66113 on 6P04 Kidderminster – Crewe Basford Hall. Only just got to the station in time to see it. Then off to Arley to film 60163 & 2857. After that, near the old Rifle Range Halt to see 60163 & 46100. Then at Kidderminster, 4 x 66s in a convoy, 66114, 66169, 66051 & 66238 on 0N44 Bescot – Margam. Royal Scot can be heard running round in the background and soon after is seen departing with a train to Bridgnorth. Final clip shows the diesel depot with a Class 50 in the background.

Photos and Video, 37025 & 37254, Cradley Heath 22/12/20

What a lovely surprise, I walked to the station expecting to see the NMT on the test train, but it was top & tail 37s, just like the previous month. Didn’t get bowled either. 1Q15 Derby – Swansea.

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Photos and Video, 43106, 75069, D2960 & 66021, Kidderminster 22/12/20

Another visit to Kidderminster to see a couple of trains. The bonus was D2960 on a shunting move and also 66021 on the empty steel train from Round Oak

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Photos and Video, 37254 & 37025, Cradley Heath 23/12/20

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!!

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Photos and Video, D8107, D8096 & 66781. Wolverhampton 26/10/20

A visit to Wolverhampton to see the 20s, the 66 was a surprise bonus. The other train I had planned to see was one of the Class 196 on test runs, that will be in another post.

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Photos, 68015, 68014, 66532 & 66516, Tyseley 01/10/20

Here are the photos that go with the video uploaded a couple of days ago, can’t keep up with it all at the moment. Also seen are RHTT DR98970, DR98920 & a Voyager

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