Monthly Archives: January 2011

Update 414. 31601 & 31190 on the Rother-Don Rambler at Aston, 29/01/11

At Aston the 31s are seen heading from Washwood Heath to Birmingham, to take over from 66070, which had brought the Pathfinder tour from Bristol. The 66 is seen running light to Bescot, the 31s following soon after with the … Continue reading

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Update 413. The final WSMR train from Wrexham to Marylebone, 28/01/11

It was announced earlier in the week that Wrexham, Shropshire & Marylebone Railway services would cease today, 28th January. Thought I should make the effort to see the last train pass through Sandwell & Dudley station, the closest station to … Continue reading

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Update 412. 8X09 4 x Class 20s and underground stock at Dorridge, 26/01/11

This was a first for me, seeing the 4 Class 20s and new underground stock.  During the day the train was stabled at Dorridge, on the way from the Old Dalby test track to Amersham. Fortunately it was possible to … Continue reading

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Update 411. 90047 on the Virgin set & 47727 on the Boston steel.

The evenings are getting lighter and the plan was to see the Class 47 at Nuneaton, hopefully with enough light for a reasonable photo. Didn’t go the “quick” way, but via Birmingham International to see 90047 on the Virgin loco-hauled … Continue reading

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Update 410. Arley station, seen from the footbridge, 18/01/11

A quick visit to Arley to see the engineering work in progress at the station. Let’s hope the weather stays reasonably mild during the time the line is closed, as snow or freezing conditions would make the work much more … Continue reading

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Update 409. Freightliner Class 90s on Virgin set in place of Pendolino

Some photos taken over 2 days. The first day was when I travelled on the train from Birmingham New Street to Birmingham International, the second day it is seen arriving at New Street. The loco-hauled set is used if a … Continue reading

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Update 408, a variety of stock around Bewdley station. Jan 2011

Finally uploaded some photos! No trains on the move but a good variety of stock at Bewdley. The view from the car park is very different now that the siding has been cleared, this is because the track needs relaying. … Continue reading

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Sharpo’s Blog in 35 different languages!!!!!

Only started on this late last night, but have since found there is a “plugin” for WordPress blogs which enables foreign visitors to select the language of their choice. On the right-hand side of the page, above the calendar, is … Continue reading

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Experimental link to French and German translations, using a flag image

Click one of the following flags to read this blog in either French or German. Google Translate is used to translate the text, but not knowing other languages I do not know how accurate it is. Following links from this … Continue reading

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Sharpo’s Blog, in French?

Just found out about Google Translate and how a site can be translated into other languages. Wonder how accurate a translation is??? http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=en&tl=fr&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sharpos-world.co.uk%2Fblog%2F

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Just messing about (ignore this test)

Bescot Down Side (ARR/DEP) Week Commencing: 02/01/2011 MX ARR 01:10 MX ARR 01:10 MX DEP 03:00 MX DEP 03:00 SO ARR 03:56 TO DEP 04:14 SO DEP 05:03

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Just finished installing Coppermine version 1.5.12

Had plenty of practice at this upgrading recently & feel more confident, but it is still a bit worrying when you start deleting thousands of files. Still, I think it’s all working properly!!

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