Monthly Archives: January 2009

SVR Saturday 31st Jan

46443, 7714 & 5164 earning their keep today

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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

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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

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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

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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:-

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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

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