Monthly Archives: January 2009

SVR Saturday 31st Jan

46443, 7714 & 5164 earning their keep today

Posted in Severn Valley Railway | Leave a comment

Double-decker gone under low bridge???

Just followed a recovery vehicle moving an open top bus, except it should’ve had a roof on it. The front screen for the top deck was there, but rest of roof was sort of hinged back & overhanging the lower … Continue reading

Posted in Black Country | Leave a comment

First visit to Barnt Green station – saw 4 freights

I don’t like taking photos in the same place all the time, so decided on Barnt Green, hoping to see the Fastline coal empties. Managed that, also the empty tanks from Westerleigh and empty steel train from Corby. Full details … Continue reading

Posted in Main line | Leave a comment

New bay platform at Kidderminster

Called in at Kiddy today, looks like the trackwork has been completed -well, levelled & ballasted, can’t say signalling etc. is complete. The platform itself has still to be finished though. They do some good meals in the King & … Continue reading

Posted in Severn Valley Railway | Leave a comment

60163 “Tornado” (photos from Jonathan)

Haven’t seen the loco myself, as yet, but Jonathan saw it on a test run today between York & Leeds. He sent me 4 photos & I added them to the gallery:- http://www.sharpos-world.co.uk/BB3cpg/thumbnails.php?album=327

Posted in Main line | Leave a comment

Hot water now comes out of the taps

and the radiators are no longer stone cold. Well done British Gas. From when the gas supply was turned off on Thursday morning to connect to the new gas main in the road, we were without heat or hot water … Continue reading

Posted in My uninteresting stuff | Leave a comment

Missed 97303 at Walsall today

Trekked all the way across there by train just in time to see it go by as my train was pulling in to the station. No choice but to come straight back home. Hey ho!

Posted in Main line | Leave a comment

The gas man came – then went away again!

It’s not that part that was faulty – can’t get other part ’til tomorrow…….

Posted in My uninteresting stuff | Leave a comment

Index pages to the “Midlands” photo gallery

Started it a year or so ago, but the pages were deleted after the hacking problems last year. Just finished uploading the pages again, which should make it easier to find the individual photo galleries than browsing the thumbnails

Posted in "Mostly Midlands" gallery | Leave a comment

Acronis – for backing up files & hard drives

In the March edition of Personal Computer World magazine, the cd contains a free version of Acronis True Image 10 software. I bought the version 10 software some time ago & have found it very useful for recovering files from … Continue reading

Posted in Computers | Leave a comment

Sunday around Arley

42968, then 5164, finally 7802 on 3rd train

Posted in Severn Valley Railway | Leave a comment

Saturday around Arley

Cold but dry & sunny, 7802 seen from down by the river, 5164 & 4566 seen at the station

Posted in Severn Valley Railway | Leave a comment