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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