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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Update 573. 2857, 4566, 5164, 7812 & 42968 at SVR on 18th March

I haven’t done much with SVR photos in recent months, with the 2-train service it hasn’t been very exciting, but today 5 locos were in steam. Also seen were 69023 & 47406 outside the carriage shed at Kidderminster, hopefully much … Continue reading

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Update 572. 56302 & 47375 at Kings Norton, 08/03/12

56302 is a loco I had never seen, until today. It was working 6Z23 Burngullow to Burton with 47375 dead in tow. The two locos worked south earlier in the week from Burton, but these sort of workings don’t always … Continue reading

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Update 571. Train photos around London, 11/01/12

A Chiltern Trains £1 each way ticket offer from Birmingham to London tempted me down for the day. With a travel card for the underground trains I visited Stratford, Ealing Broadway, Willesden Junction & Paddington stations. Makes a change to … Continue reading

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Update 570. 47727 & 47749 haul 3 Class 56 locos to Kingsbury, 01/03/12

Colas are adding some Class 56 locos to their fleet. This working was to take 3 locos from Crewe to the scrapyard at Kingsbury, then later in the day the 3 locos for the Colas fleet were to be moved … Continue reading

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