Monthly Archives: June 2009

47s & 37s on the main line

Good day for this on 29th June. First was 47760 on empty stock from Bristol to WCRC at Carnforth, also seen again later in the day. The biggy was a DRS convoy from Crewe to Eastleigh, with 37612, 47709, 47841, … Continue reading

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Update 149. A Spitfire flies over the Severn Valley Railway during the 40s Weekend

On the Saturday, I didn’t have my camera, but went prepared on the Sunday. We saw it in the distance circling above Highley before heading south and over Arley. As yesterday, it was closely following the curvature of the railway, … Continue reading

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SVR 28th June, including a Spitfire!

Got to Arley earlier than yesterday, so saw more trains. From down by the river, 7714 was seen heading south towards the station, a few minutes later 7802 was seen northbound. Then up at the station 42968 arrived first on … Continue reading

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SVR 27th June

Brief visit to Arley. 7812 on a northbound train, crossing with 42968. Later on, 46443 arrived with the GW dining set, ran round then back towards Kidderminster. It is a 40s weekend, and a Spitfire flew over. Another ‘plane scheduled … Continue reading

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Update 148. 37607 & 37218 on 1Q13 at old Hill & Stourbridge

This was a real treat, the opportunity to see the same train 4 times at  a cost of just £1.90 – the train fare to Stourbridge & return! First photos as it passes through Old Hill on the way to … Continue reading

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Update 147. Parry People Mover 139001 at Stourbridge Junction and Stourbridge Town

Just finished sorting the photos from earlier today. Shots at the Junction and Town stations. Link to photos One of the photos here:-

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37607 & 37218 to Hartlebury on 1Q13

Couldn’t miss this working, through Old Hill to Hartlebury, then to Round Oak, back to Hartlebury then returning to Derby. After walking KC, another walk to the station to see the train pass through. Then I went to Stourbridge to … Continue reading

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Parry People Mover 139001 at Stourbridge

With an hour or so spare as before the 37s returned, had a trip on 139001 down the branch to the Town station. The journey would be much smoother with welded rail, as the dips at some of the rail … Continue reading

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Sorting old “Gilling” 5″ gauge photos

Hopefully I’ll upload some of them soon. They used to be on an old site of mine but that was removed a year or two ago

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SVR Kidder to Hampton Loade today

Can’t do any gardening at the moment, so decided to have a train ride.  The 1.00 off Kidder was hauled by 7812 on an 8-coach maroon set. We crossed 42968 at Bewdley on the GW set, then 4566 was waiting … Continue reading

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Nothing worthwhile today

Sorted some old photos. May go on the SVR tomorrow

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Bus & local train free pass

Only a few weeks before I’m eligible for my free pass, so handed in my application form today. At last, getting something for “free”, although I have paid for it indirectly over many years.

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