Monthly Archives: October 2011

Update 526. First day of the Severn Valley Railway Diesel Gala, 06/10/11

The sun was shining much of the time so plenty of good photos. Visiting locos are D306, D9520, 25263 & 31190 with the following from the home fleet also operating – D821, D1062, D3022, D8059, D8188, 12099, 37906, 50031, 50044 & 50049. D3201 was also on display in the bay platform at Kidderminster. 14 locos in action hauling trains can’t be bad!

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31190 leaving Bewdley

Update 523. D9520 arrives at the Severn Valley Railway, 04/10/11

I just happened to be at Kidderminster at the right time to see the arrival of the Class 14, it was totally unexpected though. Fortunately I had a camera with me & took a few photos. There should be plenty of opportunity to see it in action during the Gala later this week.

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Not the best shots, as it was still on the transporter.

Update 522. 50049 & 50044 return to Kidderminster, 03/10/11

The Severn Valley Railway Diesel Gala starts on Thursday and 50049 & 50044 arrived from Cardiff today. As I waited on the footbridge at Kidderminster, a steam loco could be heard in the distance – it was 828 on a photo charter. I knew it was running but wasn’t expecting to see it. Also seen was 66519 on 6G43 Croft to Brierley Hill grit stone train.

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50031 can also be seen in the background

Update 520. Trains at Bewdley & Arley, 02/10/11

After a hot day yesterday, we decided to leave KC at home. Usual routine though, Bewdley to Arley & back on the train. The trains we saw were hauled by 4566, 7812, 42968 & 43106. Before we arrived, 828 had run to Kidderminster to turn, but we did see it later in the day as it headed to Bridgnorth with 2857.

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KC’s friend, Sam, is seen watching 828 pass by:-