Daily Archives: April 16, 2011

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 first saw it, but there was still time to catch the Birmingham train to Aston & change to one for the Longbridge line. We were briefly held outside Kings Norton, fortunately it was only for a Voyager off the Camp Hill line, and within a few minutes of arriving the ecs was seen approaching – we only just made it in time, it was a few minutes early!

Other locos seen at Walsall were 66550, 66953 & 70006. At Kings Norton we also saw the NMT with 43013 & 43062, an HST with 43207 at the rear & finally 60015, 66050, 66092, & 66953.

Link to photos

47826 seen at the rear of the ecs

47826 at Walsall on 5Z34 to Gloucester