Monthly Archives: November 2010

Steamer yesterday, 97s today

Tamworth yesterday to see Clan Line and Aston today to see 97s top and tailing a test train. May upload the photos this evening.

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Update 402. 47727 and Floyd 86218 at Kings Norton, 24/11/10

Probably the last time I will see 86218, as it has now been overhauled & repainted in Floyd livery for export to Hungary. It was being hauled from Long Marston to Crewe for testing before being shipped across to Hungary. … Continue reading

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SVR 27th November

Gave the river walk a miss today & walked to Bewdley station instead, caught the DMU to Arley and had about half an hour for sandwiches & a cuppa before the DMU returned from Highley and took us back to … Continue reading

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Saw 47727 + 86218 at Kings Norton

The 47 went to Long Marston this morning to collect 86218 (in Floyd livery) and take it to Crewe.

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Update 401. 35028 Clan Line at Crewe on a test run, 22/11/10

As mentioned in an e-mail posting yesterday, had a trip to Crewe to see Clan Line, which was due to run 2 test runs to Chester & return. I couldn’t get there to see it depart on the first run, … Continue reading

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35028 Clan Line at Crewe

A few hours up at Crewe to see the loco on a test run. It was running to Chester and back, twice.

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SVR 21st November

Bit too muddy for a walk by the river, so straight up to Arley station, arriving just as 4566 was on the way back from Highley. Then time for a cuppa & sandwiches before the DMU would appear on the … Continue reading

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SVR 20th November

We knew in advance that refreshments would not be available at Arley, so headed to Bewdley for lunch. First train seen was D8188, with 2 Siphons & 2 tank wagons for Arley. This was held until the service trains had … Continue reading

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Photos of classic cars at Cheshire Steam Fair, Tabley House, 2005

Not much to photograph at this time of year, so perhaps I should try to improve the “untidy” parts of the galleries. Road vehicles have always been hard work for me, as I’m not good at identifying them, and programmes … Continue reading

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SVR 18th November

At Bewdley today D8188 was shunting stock, 4566 had been turned at Kidderminster and was insteam with 2 GWR coaches. A Wickham trolley also passed through the station.

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Amended a few settings on the Sharpos-World gallery

Just realised “guests” could only view thumbnails, so altered the settings for you to see the other sizes as well. Also the home page of the gallery has been simplified to cut down the number of thumbnails that are displayed, … Continue reading

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Sharpos-World photo gallery is now running Coppermine 1.5.8

Phew, what a relief, the upgrade has worked. Even made modifications to make some of the pages my usual yellow colour. What is different to the previous version? It is probably much more “secure” etc. but the main differences will … Continue reading

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