Monthly Archives: December 2009

Update 256. 6M55 at Stourbridge and Cradley Heath, 66596 banked by 66611. 31/12/09

Last opportunity to photograph this train on my local route, and it didn’t cost me a penny! Due to the frequency of local trains and the need to attach a banker, it is booked to be at Stourbridge for about … Continue reading

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Update 255. 6M55 at Langley Green, 66596 banked by 66611. 30/12/09

It’s handy when the freight is on your “local” line, I was only out of the house just over an hour! 66596, which was banker the previous 2 days, had to work a bit harder today as it was train … Continue reading

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Update 254. 6M55 again, with 66527 banked by 66596 at Rowley Regis. 29/12/09

Making the most of the diverted 6M55, today I saw it at Rowley Regis. I was expecting it to run into Rowley loop to detach the banker, but it continued to Langley. Link to photos Framed under the bridge/station building

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Update 253. 31601 & 31602 on 1Q12 to Round Oak. 22/12/09

It’s always a bonus when the “oldies” work round this way, and a sprinkling of snow brightened up the depths of Old Hill. The Test Train originated from Tyseley & after a visit to Stratford headed for Stourbridge, then up … Continue reading

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Update 252. 66528 on 6M55 and 66527 on 6M61 at Old Hill, 28/12/09

This photo update relates to an earlier posting. Freight through Old Hill in daylight is unusual, so 2 coal trains in under 2 hours was a real treat. This route was used because of maintenance work on the Severn Tunnel … Continue reading

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6M55 & 6M61 Freightliner coal trains through Old Hill, 28/12/09

Bit of excitement today, couple of Freightliner coal trains. A banker, 66596, was sent north to Stourbridge to wait for & to assist 2 trains. The first, 6M55, was hauled by 66528 & left Stourbridge about 11am. The second train, … Continue reading

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Update 251. 6695, 43106 & 46443 at Bewdley, Severn Valley Railway, 27/12/09

Our first visit for the Festive Season trains, which run daily until 3rd January. We timed it to arrive so that we could see 3 trains in about half an hour. The first was the “Limited” diner, hauled by 43106 … Continue reading

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Update 250. 6695, 7812, 42968, 43106 & 46443 on Santa Specials at Bewdley, Severn Valley Railway, 24/12/09

Last day of “Santa Specials” for 2009. Unfortunately it was very misty when we arrived at Bewdley, but it did clear during the time we were there. 5 locos seen working the 6 trains which passed through, and managed 4 … Continue reading

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And another “card” from KC

Once again, from Arley station, must try something different next year.

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Merry Christmas everybody, from KC

It’s that time of year again, I have to pose for a “card”. Hope you like it! Licks & kisses xxx

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Update 249. Failed 70003 and loaded coal train dragged through Stourbridge by 66547, 21/12/09

Earlier in the morning, 70003, on a loaded coal train, was having problems between Worcester & Stourbridge. It was eventually moved to the Brierley Hill line to clear the main line. 66547 was sent to return the train to Stoke … Continue reading

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Update 248. 4566, 5164, 6695, 7812, 42968 & 43106 on Santa Specials at the Severn Valley Railway, 20/12/09

Started off at Kidderminster & photographed the first few trains, then to Bewdley for a sandwich and to meet Margaret & KC, finally a couple of hours by “Safari Park Curve”. Lost interest when the clouds blocked out the sun … Continue reading

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