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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