Monthly Archives: May 2010

Arley Monday

43106 sb and 5643 nb just before midday, next trains were 5164 nb and 37906 sb. Then as we were heading home, 4566 sb and 43106 back again nb. Sharpo

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Update 348. 6201 Princess Elizabeth on the Britannia Banker at Langley Green. 29/05/10

6201 replaced 70013, which was unavailable, and is seen passing Langley Green on the outward trip to Didcot. Weather a bit on the “damp” side, but had just about stopped raining as the train came through. Link to photos Much … Continue reading

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Princess Elizabeth

Lizzie through Langley Green at 0837, in the rain.

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Update 347, 37603 hauling 20303, 20313, 20307 & 20314 through Dorridge. 26/05/10

The 37 was used to move the 20s from Eastleigh to Carnforth. Always worth making the effort to see such a working! Link to photos A few DMUs & a 66 are also seen, but the “oldies” are the best

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Update 346. 50135 on Footplate Experience, also 7812 & 43106 at Bewdley, Severn Valley Railway. 28/05/10

The bonus today was 50135, good job really – as both steam locos were tender-first when seen passing through Bewdley. Link to photos The 50 looks great in that livery when the sun is shining

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Update 345. 4566 & 7812 at Bewdley, Severn Valley Railway. 27/05/10

Called in for lunch & saw both trains running. Link to photos Only 3 photos, just a record of what was running

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The dreaded computer failure

My laptop packed up on Monday morning. When I switched it on, 1 long bleep & 2 short bleeps and nothing displayed on the screen. Still under warranty so gone for repair. Had to set up the old desktop pc … Continue reading

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DRS Convoy, Class 37 hauling 4 Class 20s

Saw this passing through Dorridge, more photos to upload later.

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Update 344. 4566, 5164, 7812, 42968 & 43106 at the Severn Valley Railway. 23/05/10

On this 40th Anniversary weekend I photographed trains at Arley & Highley. There is a small album which just shows the special hauled by 43106, but this update includes all the trains seen today. Link to photos At least there … Continue reading

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Update 343. 43106 heads 40th Anniversary Train on the Severn Valley Railway, 23/05/10

40 years ago, on 23rd May 1970, the first public service train on the reopened Severn Valley Railway departed from Bridgnorth at 2pm. At that time, the line was only open as far as Hampton Loade, but today the commemorative … Continue reading

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Highley

Leaving Highley behind 7812 at 15.35. Didn’t forget my Highley Slice! That’s it for today Sharpo

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Highley

4566 passing Engine House nb at 15.01. Next train sb will be mine. Sharpo

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