Monthly Archives: August 2012

Update 649. Locos at Arley, also new point being installed at Kidderminster, 12/08/12

A very wet day at Arley, 3650, 4566, 7812 & 43106 seen in action. On the way home we stopped off at Kidderminster for a look at the new point being installed. This is for the upgraded connection to Network … Continue reading

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Update 648. 4566, 43106 & D1062 at Arley, 11/08/12

Of note here is the wreath carried by 43106, in memory of Jim Bodfish, who had recently passed away. I see KC crops up again, and Robbie is also in one of the shots (another dog!) Link to photos / … Continue reading

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Update 647. 34053 & 42968 at Bridgnorth, 08/08/12

These photos were taken before 34053 had entered traffic. We had a quick visit to Bridgnorth just to see what was happening and fortunately the loco could easily be seen from the footbridge. Link to photos / Link for mobile … Continue reading

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Update 646. 3650 at Bewdley, 01/08/12

Only had a few hours spare, so just time to get to Kidderminster for a ride behind 3650 to Bewdley. Had intended to travel back to Kidder by train, but the other one had set off before mine had stopped … Continue reading

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Another option for finding and viewing photos.

My photo uploads are very hit & miss. I often forget photos I have taken & they don’t get added to the galleries, but last night I came up with a great idea. It might also be of use to … Continue reading

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Update 645. 1501 at Highley on light engine test run, 30/08/12

Waiting at Highley for our train back to Kidderminster, a loco was seen approaching from the south, it was 1501 on a test run, its first outing since the recent overhaul. Hopefully it won’t be too long before it is … Continue reading

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Update 644. 47500 hauls 87017 & 87023 through Kings Norton, 28/08/12

The Class 87 locos have been overhauled at Long Marston and are on the way to Willesden for test purposes before heading to Bulgaria. Also seen are a couple of freights during the hour or so I was there. Link … Continue reading

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Update 643. 34053, 3650, 4566, 43106, 50031 & 50135 at Arley, 26/08/12

I made sure we arrived at Arley before the arrival of 34053 on the first train from Bridgnorth, and the sun was shining! It was hauling 9 coaches, and on the return journey pulled away from Arley without any trouble. … Continue reading

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Update 642. 7812 carrying Bradley Manor nameplates, with gold smokebox, 25/08/12

7812 was to meet Olympic gold medal winner Bradley Wiggins at Kidderminster. The smokebox had been painted gold and the loco was carrying Bradley Manor nameplates. Also seen at Arley were D821 on the diesel turn, 4566 & 3650. Link … Continue reading

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Update 641. 34053 Sir Keith Park hauling a service train at the Severn Valley Railway, 23/08/12

34053 Sir Keith Park hauled its first service train on August 22nd, it was at the Bridgnorth end of the train, with 2857 at the other end. I was hoping it would work the same train the following day, as … Continue reading

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Update 640. Chiltern bubble car 960014 to Kidderminster, 21/08/12

It seems a long time since the last one but I finally manage another photo update! The Chiltern bubble car had run to Moor Street from Aylesbury in the morning and was booked to run to Kidderminster in the afternoon. … Continue reading

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Update 639. 3650 at Highley, 09/08/12

Pannier tank 3650 has now been turned & faces south. It is seen arriving at Highley before we caught the train back to Kidderminster. Link to photos / link for mobile 1 photo Plenty of people waiting on the platform!

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