Monthly Archives: April 2010

Update 333. Royal Saloon 798 into The Engine House, Severn Valley Railway. 28/04/10

A “big shunt” at The Engine House today. The Royal Saloon, built at Wolverton, 1941, was taken to Highley by D3022 and would to take the place of the TPO. This meant 3 locos had to be moved first, Pannier … Continue reading

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Update 332. 31602 & Serco test train at Kidderminster, Severn Valley Railway. 26/04/10

The train arrived at Kidderminster during the afternoon and was due to run to Bridgnorth & back before returning to Network Rail tracks during the evening. My compact flash card displayed “corrupt data” so I reformatted the card and lost … Continue reading

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Update 331. D1062, 5164, 5764 & 43106 at Arley, Severn Valley Railway. 25/04/10

The cloud hid the sun as 43106 rolled down from Arley station, so I put the camera away. Up at the station I was waiting for the next train through, but was surprised to find D1062 was hauling it. Apparently … Continue reading

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Update 330. 5164, 7802 & 43106 at Arley, Severn Valley Railway. 24/04/10

These photos were taken earlier in the day, before the arrival of the Hastings DEMU. As you will see, we now walk down towards Victoria Bridge, which gives the chance for some different photos. Makes a change from the usual … Continue reading

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Update 329. Hastings Diesel Limited 1001 “Severn Explorer” at Old Hill, 24/04/10

The previous update showed the DEMU at Kidderminster, this one shows the unit later in the afternoon, having left the SVR and returning to Hastings via Birmingham Snow Hill. It certainly made a change from the Class 150 units which … Continue reading

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Update 328. Hastings Diesel Limited 1001 “Severn Explorer” at Kidderminster, 24/04/10

This railtour started at Hastings and ran to Kidderminster via Swindon & Worcester. I saw it arrive at Kidderminster and cross onto the SVR. It then ran through to Bridgnorth before returning later in the afternoon. Link to photos It … Continue reading

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Update 327. 30453 (30777) on The Cathedrals Express to Stratford-Upon-Avon at Warwick Parkway, 23/04/10

30777 “Sir Lamiel” ran as 30453 “King Arthur” on the Steam Dreams train to Stratford. The warm & sunny weather made it an enjoyable few hours out, once the local bus arrived to get me to the station. Link to … Continue reading

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Update 326. 43106 renumbered as 43126 on Driving Charter, Severn Valley Railway. 22/04/10

43106/43126 is seen from the footbridge departing from Kidderminster on a driving charter, with “The Thames-Clyde Express” headboard. Not long after D8188 arrived with 3 wagons, ran round, then returned towards Bewdley. D821 is also seen in the diesel yard. … Continue reading

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Update 325. LMS 8F 48151 “Gauge 0 Guild” at Shrewsbury, 21/04/10

The loco had travelled from Carnforth to work a special train. It had already passed through the station before my train arrived, but I saw it reversing on the far side of the triangle before passing through the station again, … Continue reading

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Update 324. 47787 & 47826 at Bromsgrove on Railtourer special from Skegness to Oxford. 17/04/10

47787 was hauling the train with 47826 at the rear, and is seen passing “Banker’s Bridge”. The cat and the fox kept us amused as we waited for the train. Link to photos The background scene will probably change if/when … Continue reading

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Update 323. 66108, 66138 & 66164 on engineers trains at Cradley Heath, 18/04/10

Engineering work on the Bromsgrove route meant diverted trains via Kidderminster. I had the opportunity to photograph a couple of the engineers train, also a DMU. Link to photos 66164 returns to Bescot in the afternoon

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Update 322. GWR Full Brake 1145, also 6695 & 43106 at Bewdley, Severn Valley Railway. 15/04/10

I wasn’t planning to add an update for the loco photos, but looking through the gallery I don’t appear to have any photos of 1145, so that seemed a good enough reason. It is now in use as a “sales … Continue reading

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