Monthly Archives: September 2009

SVR 30th September

Bewdley today. As we arrived, D8188 was just leaving in the Kidderminster direction with a wagon or two. 46443 was working the service train, which is only running between Kidderminster & Highley until track repairs at Hampton Loade are completed. … Continue reading

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Update 198. SVR Autumn Gala day 2 photos

All the gala photos from the weekend will go into 1 big album, but there will also be 3 smaller albums for each of the days. As of today, the photos from the second day are now complete:- Link to … Continue reading

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SVR 27th September, day 3 of gala

Weatherwise, a very dull day. Trains seemed to be running without problems. Started the day at Arley, as the freight was due to spend half an hour or so in the yard to allow other trains to pass. After sandwiches … Continue reading

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Update 197. Severn Valley Railway 2009 Autumn Steam Gala, visiting locos 1744, 4936, 5643 & 41241

It will take several days to sort through the large number of photos I take at gala events. The first batch of photos from Friday have been uploaded, with more to follow in a day or so. Link to photos … Continue reading

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SVR 26th September, day 2 of gala

Spent the day within walking distance of Arley. Mostly long distance shots this time as I’m always taking photos on Arley station. Check the photo updates category for first batch of uploaded photos from yesterday.

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SVR 25th September, day 1 of gala

Great day, took photos at Kidderminster, Arley & Highley. 1744 Kidderminster to Arley, 42968 Arley to Highley, 43106 Highley to Kidderminster & then some DMU thing back home on the “modern” railway. Out again tomorrow, can’t wait.

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47s, 37 & 20s at Small Heath

A few hours out today to see the Colas working, 47805 & 47839 on the Burton to Dollands Moor. Running late was the DRS Eastleigh to Crewe move with 37609, 20304 & 20305. This was held in the loop at … Continue reading

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Planning to change web host soon

My hosting charges for the web sites are too expensive for me, so it is time for a change – trouble is, there are so many hosts & it is not easy to decide which to use. After several days … Continue reading

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Update 196. 43106 works a service train, also 41241, 5643 & 1744 at Kidderminster

The posting in the SVR category today describes what was happening at Kidderminster today, so I wont repeat it in this post. Let’s just say I was pleased to finally see & photograph 43106 working a service train, also the … Continue reading

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SVR 23rd September

Thought I would try Kidderminster today, my luck was in – 43106 was working a service train and was about to depart. The signals were set as I headed for the footbridge, although there was a change of plan for … Continue reading

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SVR 22nd September

Headed to Bewdley for lunch, also hoping to see the “Flying Pig” out & about – unfortunately it wasn’t. Still, I enjoyed my sausage, egg & chips at the station buffet (as always) Oh, before I forget, 42968 & 7812 … Continue reading

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SVR 20th September

No guessing where we walked the dog! It was very much a “backwards” day. 42968 backwards with Venturer stock, 5164 backwards n/b with teaks, 46443 backwards s/b on Footplate Experience with GW set, even 4936 had been turned and was … Continue reading

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