Monthly Archives: May 2011

Back from Cornwall

If I go quiet – it’s because I’m busy, taking it easy, or on holiday. This time it was the latter. Oh well, back to normal, whatever that is? Anyway, saw 30120 working at Bodmin last week, so some photos … Continue reading

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Update 464. Bewdley – 44871, 7812, 46443, D2960 & D8188, 19/05/11

A few hours at Bewdley with all the above locos seen in action. Auto Trailer 238 was also photographed from the end of the platform & looking immaculate. Link to photos 44871 is seen in this shot

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Update 463. 37603 & 37667 on 6M67 at Old Hill, 18/05/11

After not seeing this train for several weeks due to it running up the Lickey, or beating me to the station as it did last week – it had a more leisurely run from Worcester today & I was there … Continue reading

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Update 462. 37516 hauling 37503, D9009 & 56301 on 0Z58 at Old Hill, 18/05/11

This was the second day for the convoy, D1062 having been dropped off at Kidderminster the previous day, and are seen heading for Barrow Hill. The light here wasn’t very good, white sky & locos in dull conditions – but … Continue reading

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Update 461. 45407 & 44871 arriving at Kidderminster, 14/05/11

45407 & 44871 are seen at Kidderminster after travelling from Southall. The photos show them approaching, then running into the set back siding before reversing to the down line for access to Severn Valley Railway tracks. Link to photos After … Continue reading

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Update 460. 45407 & 44871 on the Severn Valley Railway, 14/05/11

The locos are seen at Kidderminster as they cross onto the Severn Valley Railway. Also running today were D8059, 50031, 7812, 5164 & 46443 on Footplate Experience. There should only have been 1 diesel running, but with the shortage of … Continue reading

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Update 459. 45407 & 44871 on The Cathedrals Explorer at Shrewsbury, 12/05/11

Rushing across from Small Heath after seeing the A4 we were in plenty of time to see the Black 5s arrive from Carnforth with  the railtour to Carmarthen. The train was about 20 minutes late arriving and was away in … Continue reading

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Update 458. 4492 Dominion of New Zealand (60019) at Small Heath, 12/05/11

The William Shakespeare, hauled by 4492, ran from York to Stratford-upon-Avon & return. As far as I know, this is the only appearance of the loco in the West Midlands this year, but at least I managed plenty of photos … Continue reading

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Update 457. 46115 Scots Guardsman at Stafford, 10/07/10

46115 was heading to Carnforth from Southall, and we stopped off at Stafford after the DRS Open Day to see it. There are always photos that don’t get uploaded, and these were some of them. Saying that, I still haven’t … Continue reading

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Update 456. DRS Cruise Saver hauled by 47810 & 47501 at Leamington, 09/05/11

The Glasgow to Southampton boat train was my reason for a trip to Leamington. Also managed some shots of coach 9537. 5 other freight locos were seen, including 66580, one of the former Freightliner locos but now in use with … Continue reading

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Update 455. Midland Compound no. 1000 at Kidderminster, 04/05/11

Soon after seeing the Swanage convoy at Kidderminster, the signals were pulled off for a train from the Bewdley direction. I had heard that the Compound was due to be moved from the Engine House & hoped this was it! … Continue reading

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Update 454. D1062 joins the convoy to Swanage, 04/05/11

57601 hauls 56301, 37503 & D9009 onto SVR tracks at Kidderminster. D1062 is attached to the rear & the locos are moved back onto the exchange siding, ready for the journey to Swanage the following day. Also of interest are … Continue reading

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