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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