Monthly Archives: November 2009

Update 238. River Severn at Arley, high river levels, November 2009

We normally park by the river, but the access lane is quite close to the river. After the heavy rain over the previous week or so, we decided it would be more sensible to park at Bewdley and travel by … Continue reading

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Update 237. 7812, 5764 & D8188 at Arley. 6024 at Bewdley

Last “normal” day before Santa operations begin next weekend. Didn’t photograph 5164 which hauled us to Arley, as it was bunker-first. At Arley the other two trains crossed, the bonus being D8188, which will be a spare loco in case … Continue reading

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Update 236. River Severn at Bewdley, high river level, 26/11/09

We had a walk into Bewdley to see how high the River Severn was. The flood barriers had been erected as a precaution, but at the time of our visit they did not seem to be needed – better safe … Continue reading

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Update 235. 60040 on 6E41 at Kings Norton, also 66140 & 66058.

After seeing the Class 31 at Dorridge, I headed to Kings Norton to see 97301 return to Derby, unfortunately it had run early & I missed it. Still, 60040 on 6E41 was worth seeing, and also a late running steel … Continue reading

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SVR 29th November

KC was with us today, we caught the 12.15 from Bewdley, hauled by 5164. This crossed with 7812 at Arley. After our sandwiches, it started raining just as we walked down towards the river, which was higher than last weekend. … Continue reading

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SVR 28th November

We wanted some lunch at Highley today, so no KC with us, probably a good job as our 12.15 train from Bewdley was delayed. Not sure exactly what the problem was, something to do with signalling problems I believe, but … Continue reading

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Update 234. 31465 works 1Q12 Eastleigh to Derby at Dorridge

The timings for the train indicated that it would stop here for about an hour, so I decided on a shot from the platform as it passed by on the loop. As it approached I realised it was still on … Continue reading

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Update 233. BR Brake 2nd 9220 at Bewdley

Fresh from a repaint & looking very smart. Link to photo Only one photo, at least the link above will get you to the larger photo. Not the usual quality, taken with a cheap compact camera.

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Update 232. 47805, 47812, 47727 & 47749 on 0Z47 passing Tyseley

After seeing 97301 at Droitwich I went home for lunch, expecting to have a quiet afternoon, but checking e-mails there was mention of these 47s heading for Rugby via Tyseley. I had 20 minutes to get myself ready, let KC … Continue reading

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Update 231. 97301 on training runs through Droitwich on 25/11/09

97301 was being used on training runs between Worcester & Bromsgrove on several days this week. It was rumoured that drivers were being trained for banking duties, only time will tell if that was true. 66098 also seen on a … Continue reading

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Update 230. 08896 moved to Kidderminster (Severn Valley Railway) for spares

Whilst at Bewdley at the weekend, I was told the 08 was at Kidderminster. As I was going to be in that area today it seemed to be a good idea to get some photos – you never know how … Continue reading

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Update 229. Thunderbird 1 to the rescue (on the Severn Valley Railway)

I only took my camera just in case I saw something worthwhile. It turned out there was something of interest, D8188 was towed to Bridgnorth at the rear of a service train behind 7812, to replace 42968 which was having … Continue reading

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