Daily Archives: April 8, 2010

Update 313. 44871 & 70013 head The Great Britain III up the Lickey Incline. 08/04/10

The sun was shining as we waited, it was running a few minutes late but was going well as it headed past and on up the Lickey Incline, destination Preston. I’m used to trains running at “Severn Valley Railway” speeds & this one seemed to be going much faster, trouble is though, mess up your photos and there’s not another one along in half an hour or so.

I wasn’t expecting it, but a few minutes later D1015 & 47760 followed up the Lickey – quite a surprise. Probably exlains why there was no banker on the rear of the GBIII.

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This is what it looked like

Update 312. 5164, 7802, 42968 & D8059 at Bewdley & Highley on the Severn Valley Railway. 07/04/10

We travelled from Bewdley to The Engine House for lunch, our loco was 42968. 5164 was seen working a southbound train, closely followed by D8059 which spent some time shunting at Highley. Next seen was 7802 on a train for Bridgnorth, then D8059 headed south with a very short train. Finally we returned to Bewdley behind 42968.

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I said it was a very short train…….