Monthly Archives: October 2010

Update 399. 6M67 “nuke” or flask train at Old Hill, 27/10/10

This train was running with 37682 & 20308, but times are very unpredictable, as is the route. The previous week I waited ages for it, but it was sent via Bromsgrove instead. This week I tried again, to cut a … Continue reading

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SVR 27th – 29th October

Ended up at Bewdley all 3 days, seems like 4566, 7812 & 43106 were working the services each day, although I didn’t see the 3 locos every day. Today was a bit of a hard slog, getting to Bewdley by … Continue reading

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Update 398. Tamworth photos, including 71000 & 47500, 25/10/10

After a few hours at Northampton, we moved to Tamworth to see 71000 heading south & 47500 heading north. Unfortunately missed a few trains on the high level lines, but it makes a change to see the electrics, including an … Continue reading

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Update 397. Photos at Northampton, including 31602. 25/10/10

Following on from an earlier posting, the photos from Northampton have now been uploaded. It’s great photographing in sun, until it is no longer on the side of the trains. Locos seen were:- 31602, 66028, 66029, 66107, 66534, 66541, 66593, … Continue reading

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Trains at Northampton & Tamworth on 25th October

A few hours at Northampton and my first Class 90 in the new Freightliner livery. Amongst the Class 66s seen were a pair on a “leaf buster” train, and mustn’t forget the Class 31 on a test train. From here … Continue reading

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Update 396. The Lady Armaghdale on display in The Engine House, 26/10/10

Half term & grandson wanted to go on the SVR, again! A dull & wet journey to Highley, only a few photos taken inside The Engine House, showing the latest exhibit – The Lady Armaghdale. This loco had been shunted … Continue reading

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SVR 24th October

Another sunny day, but it was cold down by the river. 46443 was on Footplate Experience, the service trains hauled by 4566, 5764, 7812, & 43106. Hopefully I’ll see some of the trains during the week, although I mustn’t forget … Continue reading

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SVR 23rd October

Not much of interest happening locally over the last few days, so a weekend is always something to look forward to – and of course the coming week which is half-term for schools and a daily service. Three trains were … Continue reading

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What a laugh?

Not really – went to see 45305 on a test run to Stratford, but it was cancelled.

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Update 395. GWR Sleeping Cars 9084 & 9085 at Arley, 16/10/10

9085 replaced 9084 today. D8188 also brought the Grotto coaches in readiness for Santa & his helpers in December. Other locos seen are 4566, 5164, 5764, 42968 & 43106. I was pleased to get both sleeping cars in one shot, … Continue reading

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Update 394. Classic Cars at the Severn Valley Railway, 10/10/10

Following on from an earlier posting, most of the photos have now been added – just Highley and the morning shots from Kidderminster to be added , probably on Thursday. Link to photos There are plenty of close-up shots, but … Continue reading

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Update 393. Chiltern Bubble Car 121020 passing Smethwick, 11/10/10

After attending the SVR Railcar Reunion, 121020 is seen at Smethwick as it heads for Aylesbury. Good to see it in the sun, as on both days it was running at the SVR the light was extremely poor. Link to … Continue reading

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