Monthly Archives: March 2012

Update 579. 46233 on The Night Owl at Stafford, 29/03/12

46233 heads for Crewe on a loaded test run from Derby, with 47760 at the rear of the train. After the boiler certificate expired in November 2010, the Duchess was taken out of service for a heavy general overhaul. It … Continue reading

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Update 578. 50049, 37308 & 50044 at Cradley Heath, 29/03/12

Earlier in the day the convoy had travelled from Cardiff to Kidderminster, where 50035 was shunted onto SVR tracks. Running as 0M50, 50049 then headed for Derby RTC with 37308 & 50044 in tow. The 37 was left at Derby … Continue reading

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Update 577. Day 2 of the SVR Spring Gala, 24/03/12

Similar day to yesterday, Kidderminster to Arley for sandwiches, then on to Highley to try & see Bittern chimney first on the teak set passing the Engine House. All the visiting locos are seen in this set of photos, but … Continue reading

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Update 576. 828, 1744, 4464, 47406 & 69023 at the SVR, 23/03/12

Day 1 of the Spring Gala. A misty start to the day at Kidderminster but 47406 on the goods was a pleasing sight. After sandwiches at Arley the next stop was Highley and the Engine House. All 5 visiting locos … Continue reading

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Update 575. 4464 (60019) Bittern arrives at Kidderminster, 22/03/12

4464 is seen arriving at Kidderminster, having travelled from its base at Southall. After a long delay, due to the NR signalman having problems changing the points for the loco to cross to SVR tracks, it reversed off the main … Continue reading

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Update 574. 56060, 56081, 56090 & 56104 at Walsall, 12/03/12

Couldn’t resist a quick visit to Walsall to see the 4 Class 56 locos being moved from Crewe. Hopefully some of these locos, or the ones moved a week or so earlier, will be returned to traffic. A few other … Continue reading

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