Monthly Archives: July 2012

Update 632. More photos of 3650 at Arley, 29/07/12

The photos of 3650 taken today have been added to the album started yesterday. It’s only here for 3 weeks so make the most of it! Link to photos One of the few shots in the sun

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Update 631. GWR 0-6-0PT no. 3650 works its first train at the SVR, 28/07/12

3650 is normally based at the Didcot Railway Centre, but is helping out at the SevernValley which is rather short of working steam locos at the moment. Catching a London Midland train to Kidderminster, I was able to see 3650 … Continue reading

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Update 630. 43106, 50031, 50135, D821 & D1062 at Arley, 22/07/12

Yes, another visit to Arley, and in brilliant sunshine! 43106 was on the Severn Valley Limited, all the other services were hauled by diesels, due to the lack of working steam locos. Link to photos

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Update 629. 66719 & 50044 at Kidderminster, 23/07/12

50044 failed on a railtour on Saturday, but the Class 66 on the rear of the train was able to get the train to the destination. 66719 had to be used today to bring 50044 back to the SVR and … Continue reading

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Update 628. 66432 on 4M36 Tesco Express at Old Hill, 22/07/12

The train doesn’t always run on this route, so I have to make the most of it when it does. 66432 was passing at a higher speed than the previous trains I had seen, but did seem to slow down … Continue reading

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Update 627. 7812, 43106, D821, D1062 & D8059 at Arley, 21/07/12

Another outing to Arley. Only 2 steam locos available at the moment, 1 of which was needed for a Footplate Experience turn, so 3 diesels were required for the other service trains. Link to photos 7812 approaches as D8059 waits … Continue reading

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Update 626. 47818 t&t 47802 at Acocks Green, 20/07/12

A little outing to see the DRS Cruise Saver, also known as the Boat Train, running from Edinburgh to Southampton as it passes Acocks Green. Just managed to get my camera out of the bag for a shot of 66067, … Continue reading

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Update 626. 20309 & 20308 working 6M67 through Old Hill, 18/07/12

Thanks to a friend down Worcester way, I knew the train was on the way. It has been about a year since I saw one of these trains on this route. Link to photos Always difficult here with the sun … Continue reading

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Update 625. 34053 Sir Keith Park running in at Bridgnorth, 17/07/12

On the way back from Llangollen we had to pass Bridgnorth, so you have to call in at the station to see what was happening, don’t you!! It was our lucky day, an unusual whistle was heard, but the loco … Continue reading

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Update 624. 7822 Foxcote Manor at the Llangollen Railway, 17/07/12

A visit to Llangollen for a ride on the train. 7822 was our loco and it is seen at Carrog & Llangollen. Link to photos Seen here leaving Llangollen  

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Update 623. 7812, 43106, D821, D1062 & 50135 at Arley, 15/07/12

Once again, diesels are active again with just 2 steam locos out, although 50135 is on a Driving Experience. Both steam locos were running backwards when I saw them, so plenty of photos of the diesels in action. Link to … Continue reading

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Update 622. 7812, 43106, D1062, 50031 & 50135 at Arley, 14/07/12

The steam loco shortage is obvious here, with 3 of the service trains hauled by diesels. 7812 was required for a Footplate Experience, with just 43106 available for one of the 4 service trains. All the trains are seen passing … Continue reading

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