Daily Archives: July 20, 2009

Update 153. 5972 Olton Hall at Birmingham Moor Street after working The Shakespeare Express

Unfortunately I missed 5972 when it travelled south from Carnforth on Thursday, as it was a couple of hours or so late, but I was determined to see it on the Sunday – even if it was raining!

Moor Street station at least provided shelter from the rain, even if the lighting conditions weren’t ideal, but at least I have now seen the loco.

Link to photos

One photo included here:-

Recent outings for main line trains

Sunday morning, a Branch Line Society special from Crewe to Welbeck was to run through Smethwick. Using my over 60s pass for the first time, I enjoyed a free ride on the train, even though it was only a few stations away.

The special was delayed, but whilst waiting we saw a couple of engineers trains on the other track. The special eventually arrived, headed by 66090 and 47843, with 47812 at the rear.

Sunday afternoon and my opportunity to see 5972 Olton Hall on the Shakespeare Express. It was wet and I only went to Moor Street, but at least I saw it.

Monday, an empty stock working from Southall to Carnforth with Class 47 47245 was worth a ride out to Dorridge. All the more enjoyable using my free pass!

Well, some photos to sort no.