Monthly Archives: August 2010

4965 on the Shakespeare Express

Yet another ride to Dorridge to see the train on the second run back to Birmingham. Thats 5 Sundays in a row I’ve seen the train, still not sorted the photos though!

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SVR 29th August

5 train service again, 50135 on the diesel turn today. Same steam locos as Saturday – 3802, 5164, 7812 & 43106. Bit of a downpour as we were eating our sandwiches, just as the Limited came in, but it didn’t … Continue reading

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Update 377. D8188 is used to shunt the yard at Arley. 07/07/10

I had edited these photos weeks ago, but didn’t get round to uploading them – obviously more important things to do (or feeling lazy). D8188 was on shunting duties, which included swapping the sleeping cars at Arley. When I reached … Continue reading

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Update 376. 3802, D821, 5164 & 43106 at “Arley-on-Sea”. 28/08/10

It’s “Seaside Special” weekend & we were at the “seaside”, oh alright – it was just Arley. Just a few photos of the trains, but also one of the backdrop behind the beach (sorry, sandpit!) Link to photos Here is … Continue reading

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SVR 25th August

First trains I’ve seen since Sunday, having withdrawal symptoms. Not a day for photos as dull & wet, which means I have to try & remember the locos – so here we go….. 11.54 at Bewdley and 5764 was on … Continue reading

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Shakespeare Express 22nd August

Went to Dorridge again to see the above train, hauled by 5043 today. The Castle had been used on a railtour to Llandudno yesterday and made a change from the Hall seen the previous 3 weeks.

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SVR 22nd August

At least today has been dry! 5164 on Venturer stock, then 5764. 43106 on Limited and 7812 heading for Kidder. River level  much higher today, covering the island just upstream from Arley.

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Too wet, gave up & went home!

It was dry when we set off, got as far as the island to wait for the trains then it started drizzling, turning to rain – and it didn’t stop. We saw 43106 then 7812 from the shelter of the … Continue reading

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Update 375. 50135, 3802, 7812 & 46443 at Arley, 14/08/10

I’ve been a bit slow uploading photos recently, but here are some from a week ago taken at Arley. A dull day meant not too many people on the platforms, so the chance for some “flowery” shots, otherwise a typical … Continue reading

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Dorset Coast Statesman, Shrewsbury to Weymouth at Old Hill

Saw this go down through Old Hill this morning, 47580 leading & 47826 at the rear. Bit slow sorting photos at the moment, but I did take a few – will try to get them uploaded later. Might hear it … Continue reading

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SVR 19th August

The 125 from Stourbridge (bus route, not train) was well loaded but got me to Kidder in time for the 11.40 hauled by 7802. D8188 was on the Stourport spur & D3022 shunting at Bewdley. Other locos were 43106 & … Continue reading

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SVR 18th August

The bus from Stourbridge made good progress this morning, although a bunch of useless motorists that couldn’t even overtake a slow tractor did delay us by a minute or two, fortunately we reached Kidderminster station with about 2 minutes to … Continue reading

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