Monthly Archives: July 2011

Update 494. 2857, 7812, 42968, 46443 & D8059, 30/07/11

A leisurely walk to the station at Bewdley, with some swans seen on the river. 42968 hauled us to Arley for our sandwiches. 46443 was on the Driving Experience, crossing with D8059, which took us back to Bewdley. Time for … Continue reading

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Update 493. 2857 & 46443 at Bewdley, 29/07/11

A one-way journey to Bewdley for lunch, behind 7812. The next train from Kidderminster was hauled by 2857, and 43106 can be seen working the 3rd train. Margaret & family were heading for The Engine House, I returned home, by … Continue reading

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Update 492. 5164 & 2857 at Bewdley, 26/07/11

Called in at Bewdley today, first two trains were chimney first, hauled by 5164 & 2857. Had to make my own way home but was able to wait for a later train to Kidderminster, hauled by 7812, which was tender … Continue reading

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Update 491. Hampton Loade Ferry photos

The photos are already in my main gallery but spread over several years, so I have set up an album to display them all. The most recent ones were taken on 24th July. In the description box above the thumbnails … Continue reading

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Update 490. 92212, 4566, 5164 & 43106, 24/07/11

Had our ride behind the 9F today. After stopping off at Arley for sandwiches, we continued our journey to Hampton Loade behind 92212, returning to Bewdley with it later in the afternoon. A much longer day for us than usual, … Continue reading

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Update 489. The Great Train Dance, also 92212, 4566, 43106, 46443 & D1062, 23/07/11

Bewdley to Arley & return for us. We did see some of the dance performers at Arley and the special, The Great Train Dance. Good to see 92212 running again, and the bonus for the day was the Red Arrows … Continue reading

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Update 488. 2857 working service trains at the Severn Valley, 22/07/11

2857 was double-heading with 4566 yesterday, but was on its own today with a 6-coach set. Late in the afternoon I headed to Bewdley for a ride to Highley behind it, catching the last train of the day back from … Continue reading

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Update 487. 42968 with “L” plates, 19/07/11

I didn’t bother photographing 4566 or 43106, but couldn’t resist 42968 when I saw it approaching with an “L” plate on the bufferbeam. Link to photos

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Half way through July…..

What a month! Jobs to do in the garden, a faulty camera lens, a big bill from the garage to get the car through the MOT test (but there’s a story to that!) I could do with a break!! I’m … Continue reading

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Update 486. 92212 hauls The Severn Valley Limited, 17/07/11

This was the first service train to be hauled by the 9F since arriving at the SVR, on loan from the Mid Hants Railway. The weather forecast was poor & sure enough, when 92212 approached chimney-first, the rain started! D821 … Continue reading

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Update 485. Lancaster PA474 flies over the Severn Valley, 02/07/11

It was the SVR 1940s Weekend and a fly-past was expected over the Railway. Finding a suitable spot with the sun behind me, I waited for a ‘plane to appear. Originally, three ‘planes were listed as appearing, but on the … Continue reading

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Update 484. Joe Little’s Cumbrian Express & Men of the Knotty, 30/06/11

Where is the time going to? The weeks are going by & I’m getting further behind! Sometimes I can’t be bothered to take photos, then I see the loco has a headboard & out comes the camera! 46443 was seen … Continue reading

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