Monthly Archives: July 2010

SVR 31st July

From down by the river we saw 7802 heading south towards Arley, soon after 7812 headed north. Up at the station, 46443 plus 1 coach on Footplate Experience crossed with D821 s/b on the diesel turn. Final trains seen before … Continue reading

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Update 372. D821 on Footplate Experience & “Prince” inside The Engine House. 30/07/10

You may have noticed that I haven’t been taking so many photos at the SVR recently. It is not easy finding something that hasn’t been photographed before, so sometimes I just watch the trains go by. Occasionally I grab the … Continue reading

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SVR 29th July

Saw all 3 service trains today. Locos were 5164, 7802 & 43106. 46443 was on Footplate Experience with 6 coaches.

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SVR 27th July

Only saw 2 of the trains today at 1.15 at Bewdley, 43106 was heading towards Kidderminster & 7802 the opposite way.

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Update 371. 71000 Duke of Gloucester, on The Midland Tornado climbing the Lickey Incline. 26/07/10

Originally planned for 60163 “Tornado”, which currently has problems with some of the firebox stays, 71000 “Duke of Gloucester” was the replacement loco. The tour started in London, 71000 coming on at Gloucester and hauling the train back to London … Continue reading

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SVR 25th July

Usual routine, down by the river and saw 5164 s/b. At the station, 5764 was n/b and 46443 s/b on Footplate Experience. Then 7802 on the Limited n/b & 43106 s/b. We hung around drinking another cuppa and saw the … Continue reading

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SVR 24th July

Walking by the river at Arley we saw 7802 southbound, then 43106 northbound. Up at the station, D1062 was s/b on the diesel turn and the last trains we saw were 7802 n/b which crossed with 5764 s/b.

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44871 and 46233 at Crewe

A day trip to Crewe via Shrewsbury. 44871 was heading south with support coach for the Cambrian trains this summer and the West Coast 33 was bringing the stock from Carnforth. 44871 would then haul the train from Crewe with … Continue reading

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SVR 22nd July

Just “watching” today – well, it was dull & I’ve taken photos in just about every possible position by now!! Locos seen at Bewdley were 5764, 4566 & 7812.

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Update 370. Ffestiniog Railway “Prince” at The Engine House, Severn Valley Railway. 21/07/10

When I arrived at Highley, 7714 had already been moved out of The Engine House and “Prince” was on a low-loader and would be unloaded later in the day. Only a couple of photos of  “Prince”, the others are of … Continue reading

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SVR 21st July and “Prince”

Highley today, Ffestiniog Railway loco “Prince” is now in The Engine House, brought in by road today. 7714 was shunted out by an 08 to enable access for unloading. Other locos running are 4566, 5764 and 7812 Sharpo

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SVR 19th July

Made it to Bewdley by bus today, the plan was not to use a train – but that failed when the 240 did not run and I had to catch a train to Stourbridge, then the “dodger” down to the … Continue reading

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