Monthly Archives: February 2010

New-born lambs, seen yesterday from the train

For several weeks we’d been saying there were no baby lambs around, not surprising really with this cold winter, but on Saturday whilst on the train between Highley & Arley we saw some in the fields.

Other parts of the country may have had them for days or weeks, but at least it makes us feel the warmer weather can’t be far away, hopefully.

Update 291. Bewdley & Highley, including 5786 at the Severn Valley Railway. 27/02/10

5786 arrived several days ago, also 7802 has returned, the 2 locos being seen at Bewdley. DMU & 4566 seen working trains, but I was not expecting 7812 on an “extra”, although did manage a shot of the headboard. A few more shots inside The Engine House before the TPO is removed, to be replaced by a Royal Saloon sometime soon.

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My first photo of 5786 for many years….

SVR 21st February

Mrs. S. wanted to give the DMU a miss today (she prefers “real” trains) so we travelled behind 7812 on the diner to Arley to get our sandwiches & drinks. We were glad when the diner returned, as it was a chilly day – even though the sun was shining. 46443 was the other loco in service.

SVR 20th February

After watching the double-header from Tyseley on the main line, off to Kidderminster to see some of the classic cars on show. Then catching the first train behind 4566 to Arley, then DMU to Highley, 7812 back to Bewdley & finally 4566 back to Kidderminster. Plenty of cars to see, but I think the frosty weather did reduce the numbers.

Update 286. DMU, 46443, 7812 & D8059 in action, 14/02/10

The Class 20 was an unexpected bonus today. I was planning to continue to Highley after lunch at Arley, but the sound of an approaching diesel meant a change to my plans. D8059 had run up from Bewdley after the DMU and was to shunt the sidings at Arley, as you will see in the photos. After repositioning the stock it returned to Bewdley after my train, which was hauled by 7812.

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And sometimes the sun does shine…..