Monthly Archives: April 2011

Google image search displays Sharpos-World thumbnails

The custom search which I recently added only lists URLs but another useful tool is Google image search. It can only be set for 1 domain, but as all my images are within the one domain then it is not … Continue reading

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Custom Google “Search” for all my sites

The search facilities in the galleries are good, but only work for the gallery you are viewing, so this search will cover all of my sites:- Loading Alternatively, bookmark this link:- http://www.google.com/cse/home?cx=009656486145055313875:e8mtz6dqtz0&hl=en

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Update 452. 4566, 7812, 42968 & 46443, 25/04/11

Bewdley to Arley & back on the train for us and 4 locos seen in action. Over the last few months I haven’t taken many SVR photos, mainly because the line had been closed, but also I have taken most … Continue reading

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Update 451. 70000 “Britannia” at Warwick Parkway, 23/04/11

The light was much better than the first time I saw it at Shrewsbury on the test run. It is seen passing Warwick Parkway on the climb towards Hatton and with steam to spare. Link to photos

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Update 450. 5029 Nunney Castle at Shrewsbury on the Great Britain IV tour, 22/04/11

A trip to Shrewsbury to see Nunney Castle on the GBIV tour. My original plan was to go to Hereford, but a railtour heading north with Class 47s made me change my plans. Unfortunately a problem with the stock for … Continue reading

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Update 449. Water Orton – a few freights, 19/04/11

A few more photos taken during my visit to see the Cruise Saver train (Update 448) I won’t list the units here, but locos/HSTs were – 43303, 43304, 66060, 66183, 66201, 66538, 66597 & 66712. It didn’t seem very busy, … Continue reading

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Update 448. DRS 47810 & 47501 head the Cruise Saver Express at Water Orton, 19/04/11

The DRS Class 47s are seen at Water Orton as they head for Southampton Docks, taking passengers for a cruise on the Queen Elizabeth. Link to photos

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Update 447. 47802 & 47501 on the Northern Belle at Wolverhampton, 16/04/11

The train is seen at Wolverhampton on the return journey to Birmingham International. The sunlight was just right & I was able to photograph the stock as well as the locos. Link to photos

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Update 446. 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe at Wolverhampton, 16/04/11

The sun is slowly setting as 5043 enters Wolverhampton on the return journey from Blackburn. After a brief stop to set down passengers it headed towards Bescot for a diesel pilot and would be hauled through New Street on the … Continue reading

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Update 445. 5Z34 WCRC Carnforth to Gloucester with 57601 & 47826, 15/04/11

This empty stock working was running via Walsall & Kings Norton. A check on the timetable showed it was possible to see it at Walsall, then catch the train to Kings Norton. It was a few minutes late when we … Continue reading

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Update 444. Night photography at Birmingham Moor Street with 67012, 06/04/11

After photographing the 20s at Dorridge, I returned to Moor Street & had about 20 minutes to wait for my train. 67012 and former WSMR set was stabled in one of the new platforms and with no people to get … Continue reading

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Update 443. 20301, 20302, 20304 & 20305 on 8X09 tube stock at Small Heath, 06/04/11

I should have been in Wales, but Arriva Trains failed to get me to where I was heading – I didn’t want to be hours late & also have to tolerate a long bus ride in place of the train … Continue reading

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