Monthly Archives: July 2012

Update 620. 50044, 50135, D8059 & 43106 at the Severn Valley Railway, 07/07/12

Back from a week in Cornwall, so we must be due for a visit to the SVR. Wet again, not a day for walking around with KC, so by train from Kidderminster to Arley & return. 50135 was hauling our train, but was having problems maintaining a vacuum, causing problems with the brakes and the train was held at Arley for a replacement loco. 50044 was sent from Kidderminster and after coupling to 50135 the train continued to Bridgnorth. We didn’t stay out long, returning to Kidderminster behind D8059. The only steam loco I managed to photograph was 43106.

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The 3 diesel locos are seen in this photo

Update 616. Royal Train passing Old Hill, 12/07/12

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arrived at Snow Hill station this morning for a visit to Birmingham. The empty stock from the train ran down to Worcester, then soon after headed back to Birmingham. A friend at Worcester informed me that it was on the way and I headed to Old Hill to see it.

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67006 is seen hauling the train up the bank through Old Hill

Just back from a wet week in Cornwall

What can I say – it was wet!

The only trains we saw were at Okehampton. We had a ride up to Meldon Quarry and saw the other train which runs between Okehampton & Exeter on summer Sundays.

It was a case of take KC for a walk, then decide where to go for lunch, park the car, go to the pub or wherever for the meal, back to the car & return to the bungalow. At least pubs are very “dog friendly” down there!

My word, the grass has grown a lot in the last week – all I need is a dry day to cut it!