Monthly Archives: March 2011

Fotopic.net / Snappy Designs going into liquidation. 31/03/11

http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/news/Fotopicnet_owner_goes_into_liquidation_news_306622.html Just in case visitors here don’t read the various transport forums, the link above has some news, although some of the figures don’t look too accurate.

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Update 439. Statfold Barn Open Day, 26/03/11

I had a fun day photographing the trains at the open day, but unfortunately no sun. 10 locos were seen running (I didn’t get to see the one on the garden railway) but the most interesting loco for me was … Continue reading

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Update 438. 5164 on a ballast train at Bewdley, 24/03/11

Just happened to be at Bewdley at the right time. Soon after finishing lunch, I was given a shout that 5164 was returning with the ballast train. Just time to grab the camera for a few shots of it running … Continue reading

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Update 437. 37423 & 37087 on 6M67 at Old Hill, 25/03/11

It had been a lovely sunny day, but this train ran much later than usual and by the time it reached Old Hill the light was very poor, to say the least. Even set at ISO1600 my camera does not … Continue reading

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Update 436. 6201 Princess Elizabeth at Small Heath, 25/03/11

6201 was heading to Crewe from Tyseley to work a special to Carlisle tomorrow. Link to photos

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Update 435. NMT 43013/43014, 66030, 66554 & 66603 at Dorridge, 23/03/11

The last time I went to Dorridge to see the NMT the London Midland trains were running late, this in turn delayed a northbound freight, which was checked by signals as it passed slowly through the station. It was at … Continue reading

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Update 434. 70006 on 6Z70 at Old Hill, 20/04/10

Some more “forgotten” photos from last year. I had received a message that a Class 70 had passed Kidderminster & was heading my way, grabbing my camera & legging it off up the road, I made it to the station … Continue reading

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I wonder what actually happened to fotopic.net?

Over the past week or so there has been much talk about fotopic and the loss of all the galleries that people have uploaded. For some reason I never set up a fotopic account, I think in the early years … Continue reading

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Update 433. 47270 & 57601 on the Snowdonia Statesman, 10/07/10

Some more photos that were never uploaded. Yes, edited the day after they were taken, then forgotten about. It was the day of the DRS Open Day at Crewe, I was able to see this railtour pass through Old Hill … Continue reading

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Update 432. 2885 at Moor Street, plus other local trains. 18/03/11

These photos were taken the day I went to see Tangmere at Widney Manor. Mostly the usual DMUs but does include 66126 & 66066 on a coal train to Didcot power station. I had to change trains on the way … Continue reading

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Update 431. 20309 & 20308 on 6M56 Berkeley to Crewe at Kings Norton, 21/03/11

I keep missing the flask train which runs via Kidderminster, due to it running in the dark or being diverted via Bromsgrove, so I made the effort to see this one at Kings Norton. I wasn’t early enough to see … Continue reading

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Update 430. 57313, 66193, 67006 & 70011 at Shrewsbury, 16/03/11

When I was waiting for Britannia at Shrewsbury last week I took photos of most of the other trains seen at the station. Most of them were DMUs, but  3 diesels helped to add some variety. This set of photos … Continue reading

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