Daily Archives: July 27, 2009

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 weeks ago due to it running over 1 hour early.

A few other freights were seen, so more photos for me to sort – but not tonight.

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 approaching very fast, not realising what they were, it took me several seconds to get the camera ready but I managed a couple of shots.

Thinking I wouldn’t see them again, it was good to see the vapour trails in the distance, then soon after more trails as they appeared to be “looping” in the distance.

A couple more distance shots & then soon after 9 ‘planes flew overhead & the shots came out quite well.

Link to photos

One photo shown here:-

Apparently, there was an event at RAF Shawbury, see this report:-

http://www.whitchurchherald.co.uk/whitchurch-news/local-whitchurch-news/2009/07/23/red-arrows-to-fly-over-raf-shawbury-107606-24222211/