Monthly Archives: January 2010

SVR 31st January

We caught the DMU at Bewdley at 11.44 to go to Arley. As we waited to depart, 4566 arrived from Arley with 46443 at the rear of the train, problems with steam heating.

After lunch at Arley we waited the arrival of 7812 on the diner before returning on the DMU. Back at Bewdley, 46443 was working the next train to Highley.

Update 273. West Somerset Spring Gala, 24/03/02

Some more old photos. Makes a change from the usual SVR ones, although seeing 1501 down there made me feel at home. We don’t do the long days out now we have the dog, so it makes a change for me – seeing some different locos, even though they are just photos. Good to see 92212 there, also 61264, as they are classes of loco I rarely see.

Link to photos

The photo here has to be the 9F…

Update 272. Severn Valley Railway photos from February & March 2002

The 2002 Spring Gala photos were uploaded a long time ago, but there were other photos taken around that time. I have since looked through the missing ones and uploaded the better ones. The photos will appear in a “general photos” album and also by individual date.

The dates featured can be seen here:-

Link to photos

As a change from locos, here’s the cattle wagon….

SVR 24th January

We (that’s us 2 +dog) travelled from Bewdley to Arley on the 11.44 hauled by 7812. 43106 had worked the first train from Kidderminster, crossing with our train at Bewdley.

The plan was to return behind 7812 when it returned from Highley. I was all prepared for a photo of the diner approaching the station before boarding the train, with camera at the ready I was surprised when the signal for 7812 was pulled off, so quickly climbed aboard the train. Apparently the diner was delayed and the plan was for our train to cross it at Bewdley.

On arrival at Bewdley, 46443 was on the diner & waiting to depart. We had another cuppa & waited to see the next train from Kidder, hauled by 43106. Also noticed the DMU was missing from platform 3, it had run down to Kidder – probably on a test run, as it should be working on one of the services next Saturday.

SVR 23rd January

Knowing that the kiosk at Arley would be open, we walked KC to Bewdley for a ride to Arley. 43106 was on our train, 7812 on the other.

It’s not the time of year for hanging around on stations, so we headed back to Bewdley when 43106 returned from Highley.