Daily Archives: November 30, 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 train to Arley. On the 22nd November the water level was just across the lane, but a week later the level was much higher, as the photos will show.

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Had to show a photo with KC in it……

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 of problems when the Santa trains run.

6024 was seen in steam at Bewdley and a couple of photos inside an LNER coach complete the photos from the day.

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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 than sorry!

I can remember very high levels a few years ago, with many houses alongside the river flooded, hopefully the barriers will prevent this from happening in future years.

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