Monthly Archives: May 2012

Update 600. The Olympic torch and flame on the Severn Valley Railway, 24/05/12

The Olympic flame was in Worcestershire today, reaching Bewdley in the afternoon. A special train was waiting to take the flame to Kidderminster, with a brief stop at West Midlands Safari Park, where the elephants were waiting to wave a … Continue reading

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Update 599. 31466 & 50026 through Kings Norton, also 57003 & 37608, 23/05/12

First train seen was the flask from Keyham to Crewe , hauled by 37608, running as 6Z40. An empty coal train from Rugeley ran south behind 66522 as 4V57 and after what seemed a very long wait, the convoy appeared. … Continue reading

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Update 598. Queen Victoria, portrayed by Sylvia Strange, at the Severn Valley Railway

The photos showing Queen Victoria have already been included in the updates from the previous 2 days, but I decided to include them in a separate album. As mentioned before, the event was to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the … Continue reading

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Update 597. 150th Anniversary at the Severn Valley Railway, with Queen Victoria, 20/05/12

The second day of the anniversary weekend. Some more photos of the visiting locos and of course “Queen Victoria” at Arley. Link to photos This loco is the oldest working steam loco in the country and was built in 1863 … Continue reading

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Update 596. 150th Anniversary at the Severn Valley Railway, with Queen Victoria, 19/05/12

The railway between Worcester and Shrewsbury was opened in 1862 and the event this weekend marks the 150th anniversary. Three visiting locos built in the 1870s could be seen in action at Kidderminster and “Queen Victoria” travelled the line in … Continue reading

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Update 595. 47805 & 47818 head the Cruise Saver ecs at Leamington, 17/05/12

After watching a couple of freight trains pass, 47805 & 47818 are seen heading the empty stock from Crewe to Eastleigh through Leamington Spa, with 47802 on the rear. Link to photos The locos accelerate through the station

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