Monthly Archives: July 2009

Update 161. Class 31 no. 31190/D5613 at Small Heath

31190 was running as 0Z47 from Tyseley to Washwood Heath. Yesterday it had brought a Class 47 from the NVR to Washwood Heath and was stabled at Tyseley overnight. I couldn’t get to see the locos yesterday but I’m pleased … Continue reading

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Update 160. Class 20 no. 20059 is latest arrival at the SVR

On the way back from Bewdley we stopped off at Kidderminster, I was curious to see if 20059 had arrived. It was, and better still, in a place where I could get some photos from the nearby footpath. It is … Continue reading

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Update 159. 47739 on 6Z48 Burton to Dollands Moor at Widney Manor

I’d tried for this train twice before here, first time I missed it because it had been re-timed to run earlier, second time it was running extremely late and I couldn’t wait. Today worked out well, even the sun was … Continue reading

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Update 158. 2Z03 – 57601 and WCRC saloon at Old Hill on a Slough to Swindon working

Didn’t expect to see this, the only working of interest down the “Dark Side” this week. I only had one appointment during the week, for a physiotherapy session at the local hospital at 13.30 – which was just a few … Continue reading

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Update 157. 56312 on 4Z91 Dollands Moor to Hams Hall at Rugby

The working I missed a couple of weeks ago! This time I was determined to see it, and after checking the train was actually running, headed down to Rugby to wait for it. I was at Rugby well before it … Continue reading

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SVR 28th July

A ride on the train from Bewdley to Bridgnorth and return today. 7802 was our loco, 46443 & 4566 were the other locos working trains.

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56312 at Rugby

I like to see the older diesels that still operate on the main line, and today I managed to see Class 56/3 no 56312 passing through Rugby. Today it was “on time” unlike when I missed it a couple of … Continue reading

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Update 156. The Red Arrows over Shrewsbury

I just happened to be in the right place at the right time. I was in the grounds of the castle, looking over the wall at the station below, when I heard some ‘planes in the distance. 5 ‘planes were … Continue reading

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Update 155. 31285 on 2Z08 Exeter to Derby RTC

31285 was working an Exeter to Derby test train. It was a loco I had not seen before, so suggested to Margaret that we take KC for a walk over Bromsgrove way. She knows there is always an ulterior motive … Continue reading

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Update 154. 76079 and 33207 at Shrewsbury on a West Coast Railway ecs working to Machynlleth

Friday 24th July and I was heading to Shrewsbury for the WCRC ecs working to Machynlleth. 76079 was hauling the train from Crewe, with 33207 on the rear. During the summer, 76079 will be working “The Cambrian” and this move … Continue reading

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SVR 26th July

KC didn’t have her walk along the river today, as it had been raining, so straight up to the station. A train was due within minutes so a slight delay in buying our sandwiches. 42968 tender first with the Venturer … Continue reading

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SVR 25th July

5 locos seen running today around Arley. 42968, 7812, 46443 on Footplate Experience, D1062 on diesel turn & 7802. Nice sunny day as well.

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