Monthly Archives: November 2011

Update 562. 70004 stuck at Old Hill on 6Z70 Portbury to Rugeley coal train, 28/11/11

I’ve described what I saw at the top of  the thumbnail page, but very briefly, the coal train did not make it to the top of the climb, due to slippery rails. Hand sanding did not solve the problem & … Continue reading

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Update 561. 80072 enters service at the Severn Valley Railway, 26/11/11

80072 was rostered to work the Bridgnorth set this weekend, working its first train since arriving at the SVR to assist with Santa trains. Instead of just visiting Arley for our sandwiches, we caught the train to Bewdley & back, … Continue reading

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Update 560. 47790 & 47832 on the Cruise Saver Express Boat Train at Acocks Green, 21/11/11

This was the Edinburgh to Southampton working which, fortunately for me, travels through the Birmingham area, making it an easy train to see. It was a dull day with some drizzle in the air, so not too good for photos. … Continue reading

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Update 559. 7812 & 43106 at Arley on a dull day, 20/11/11

I wasn’t going to bother with photos today, as it was so dull, but the locos were facing the right way. Nice to see some lights and a snowman or two. Link to photos

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Update 558. 50044 & 50049 at Langley Green, 18/11/11

The two locos are seen running through Langley Green to Carnforth to work a Preston to Edinburgh tour the following day. In one of the photos my train home can be seen approaching, good job it was about a minute … Continue reading

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Update 557. D8059 shunts tank wagons at Arley, 19/11/11

D8059 was in use today, collecting some tank wagons from Highley and shunting them into the sidings at Arley. We didn’t stay too long, but believe it was collecting other stock from Kidderminster later in the day. The 2 service … Continue reading

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Update 556. L94 (7752) & 9600 at Small Heath, 19/11/11

The two Panniers are seen passing through Small Heath, soon after leaving Tyseley, as they head to Loughborough on a Vintage Trains tour. 7752 has been repainted in the London Transport livery which it once carried after being sold by … Continue reading

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Update 555. Traction engines at Enfield Motoring Pageant, 02/06/02

Yes, the photos are from 9 years ago, you know what I’m like – starting something and never finishing it! The commercial vehicles will follow soon. I didn’t see any programmes for sale, so, as with the cars (uploaded years … Continue reading

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Update 554. Farewell 150 tour at Arley, 12/11/11

After photographing the train arriving at Kidderminster, I didn’t wait to see it cross onto the Severn Valley Railway (“we” were fed up with standing around on the bridge – those with short legs can’t see over the top!) and … Continue reading

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Update 553. London Midland Farewell 150 tour at Stourbridge, 12/11/11

Earlier in the day I photographed the train at Cradley Heath, but now it is seen passing through Stourbridge Junction after running to Bridgnorth & back along the Severn Valley Railway. I was concerned the light would not last, but … Continue reading

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Update 552. London Midland Farewell 150 tour with 150001 & 150106, 12/11/11

Starting from Birmingham, this charity rail tour is seen passing through Cradley Heath & heading for Worcester. From there it would head back up the Lickey Incline for routes around Birmingham and then to the Severn Valley Railway and Bridgnorth … Continue reading

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Update 551. 5029 Nunney Castle at Cradley Heath & Smethwick, 09/11/11

Had to give Old Hill a miss for this & chose Cradley Heath, as I wanted to catch the following train to Smethwick, hoping the Castle had actually stopped in Rowley Loop. It was in the loop, so there was … Continue reading

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