Category Archives: Main line

Photos in gallery, mostly Dorridge 08/01/20

Quite a few photos from the videos on the 8th have now been added to my gallery. I’ve not got the time to include the photos in a blog post but will try that tomorrow.

Locos 47830, 66533, 66754, 68012
HST 43208, 43239
Units 153361, 165011, 168109, 168112, 170270, 172217, 172219

Link to photos in gallery.

Photos, 60019 plus some units, Smethwick GB 09/01/20

I keep taking photos of units but never check the numbers so don’t know if they are “cops” or not. Probably seen all the local ones even if I haven’t actually filmed them. The photos are in the order seen, as I was filling in time until the 60 appeared.

Numbers are 350232, 170506, 170510, 350114, 350410, 170503 and 60019

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Photos and Video, 37612 and 37219, Cradley Heath 24/12/19

Wasn’t expecting this until after 6pm and in the dark but a text from a friend got me out the house at the double and I was rushing off down the road to the station, got there puffing and panting a couple of minutes before it appeared. Another one of those occasions when a train was due on the opposite track, but this time it worked out very well. The 37s were only a couple of minutes behind another train and probably on “yellows”. The unit at the other platform was blocking the view of the signal and the driver had to approach slowly in case it was on “red”. I noticed the shadow appear and started filming before the train came into view, then once he had a clear view of the signal, which obviously wasn’t “red” he opened up and the 37s blasted past me.

The train was 1Q16 Swansea – Derby and 216 minutes early, bostin’ stuff!!!

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Photos and Video, 70806, Langley Green 19/07/18

68015 was due through before the 70, but unfortunately at the same time as a stopping train. If you watch the video you will see the unit started moving and gave me a very brief clear view of the Class 68 as it sped through. There is an uninterrupted view of 70806 as it passes by on the last day of the diverted 6V46 Bescot – Westbury.

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Photos and Video, 950001, Stourbridge 24/07/18 (also crows)

Bit of an odd mixture this. I went to Stourbridge to see 950001, then waited to see it return from Kidderminster but in the meantime filmed a couple of other units and some crows. The train part is at the beginning, also showing 172339, 172214, 172213, 172335 and 172216, the crow clips were all towards the end.

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Link to YouTube video which starts where the crow appears.

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Crow photos in gallery.
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Video – Tug, Shed and Dogbox up the Dark Side, 24/05/18

Three clips, in reverse order – the first clip is of 60096 on 6M51 Baglan Bay – Chirk log train, running rather late – much to the annoyance of Mrs. S who was at home anxious to get her beauty sleep! Next is the Tesco 4M36 Wentloog – Daventry with 66301, and finally seen much earlier in the day a training run using 153365 on 5T01 Tyseley – Kidderminster – Snow Hill.
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Video – 153365 Old Hill, 21/05/18

After a mad rush to the station to see the 88 which ran early the previous day, I had to take it easy to see 66726 and 47712 returning to Crewe – so ambled out of the house before their booked departure time from Kidderminster. Unfortunately they didn’t run! I had been told they were on the exchange siding with 88010 on Sunday, but the working was obviously cancelled. All I filmed was 153365, which was a very unusual sight – don’t think I’ve ever seen a 153 unit run this way on its own. It was showing as 5T10 Tyseley – Snow Hill.
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Video 88010 Old Hill, 20/05/18

I know I posted a couple of photos a couple of days ago, but here is a link to the video. I don’t know if 88s will ever work a Berkeley flask run so this might be a rare clip of an 88 round this way. The working was 0Z79 Kidderminster – Crewe, following an appearance at the SVR Diesel Gala.
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