Daily Archives: September 29, 2011

Update 519. 7812 & 2857 at Bewdley, 29/09/11

Too hot for KC today, so I went to Kidderminster by bus – to save on a train fare (the advantage of a bus pass) 42968 was running backwards from Kidderminster but I did manage some shots of 7812 & 2857 at Bewdley. The Manor was on Footplate Experience and the only worthwhile shots seemed to be of the 2 locos as 2857 arrived.

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In the photo below, the participants are learning about all the controls and workings of the Manor as 2857 passes by.

Update 518. 4160 & 92212 soon to leave the SVR, 26/09/11

4160 was due to leave on the Monday, so KC & I walked up to Old Hill station to catch the train to Kidderminster. Walking down the car park, the trailer was in position and soon 4160 was being winched onto the trailer. Our train was hauled by 42968 and by the time it departed the 2-6-2T had been loaded and secured on the trailer. 92212 was also in position to move into the yard for loading the following day.

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In the photo below, 42968 heads for the stock in the platform as 4160 is winched onto the trailer.