Daily Archives: May 24, 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 flag at the train. I’m sure there will be a news link on the internet showing the elephants & I will add it later. Here is a link from the BBC web site

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My photos show the train soon after it passed the Safari Park


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. 57003 hauled 50026 from Eastleigh to Lydney & the Dean Forest Railway. 31466 was attached at Lydney and the 3 locos headed to Burton. Eventual destination is the KWVR for a diesel gala this weekend.

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A very smart looking 31466 at the rear of the convoy