Daily Archives: April 26, 2010

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 the first few photos as the train arrived, but don’t panic – I still managed plenty of shots. Photos of stock & DBSO also included.

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Still on Network Rail tracks, about to cross over to the up line before reversing onto the SVR.

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 one of the steam locos was unavailable & the Western was used. It made a pleasant change from the usual steam locos! The next two steamers were “backwards”, but we waited for the return of 43106 from Kidderminster, knowing it would be facing the right way.

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D1062 is seen waiting to depart from Arley