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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