Monthly Archives: September 2012

Update 685. Ruth & John anniversary headboard, 16/08/12

A couple of photos from last month, and another different headboard seen on a train. I’m sure it was a day to remember. Link to photos 7812 was the loco

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Update 684. 42968 departing from Highley, 20/09/12

This is one of those updates that didn’t get a mention in the blog, and is from last week. It was on one of our regular visits to Highley, and as the loco was chimney first I was up & … Continue reading

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Update 683. Photos of SR 2-6-0 31806 at the Severn Valley Railway, 2012

31806, based at the Mid Hants Railway, was visiting for the Autumn Steam Gala. I really enjoyed seeing it in action, as it makes a change from the usual locos on the line. All the photos are linked into one … Continue reading

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Update 682. Photos of GWR 0-6-0PT 3650 at the Severn Valley Railway, 2012

3650 spent a couple of months at the SVR to assist when there was a shortage of working steam locos. Normally it is based at Didcot Railway Centre. I have linked most of the photos of 3650 so that they … Continue reading

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New version of “Lightbox” in my Sharpo’s World gallery

You may have used the previous version for viewing the larger size images. This time I have set it to automatically start a slideshow if you view a large image, but just click the “||” button to stop the slideshow … Continue reading

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Update 681. Day 3 of the Severn Valley Railway Autumn Steam Gala, 23/09/12

I started from Bewdley, travelling to Highley behind 30120 for some photos. From there, to Arley for some sandwiches, then to Bewdley & back to Highley to see the Coal Tank. Then to Arley again to wait for the Coal … Continue reading

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Update 680. Day 2 of the Severn Valley Railway Autumn Gala, 22/09/12

Catching a train from Kidderminster, I was in Bewdley before the arrival of the goods train. After photographing that, the long trek down the Stourport Road for some sunny shots on the embankment by the Safari Park. The clouds started … Continue reading

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Update 679. Day 1 of the Severn Valley Railway Autumn Gala, 21/09/12

Started the day at Kidderminster, photographing 34053 on the first departure. After a couple of hours & a few more departures – it started raining & was rather wet for the rest of the day. The next photos were taken … Continue reading

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Update 678. 30120, 7812 & 42968, 19/09/12

30120 was in steam at Kidderminster and is seen before it departed for Bridgnorth. 42968 is now back in service & was turned before hauling my train to Bewdley. After photographing 34053 in the sun at Bewdley I returned to … Continue reading

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Update 677. 34053 & 43106 at Bridgnorth, 09/09/12

After lunch on the Venturer, hauled by 34053, we had quick look around Bridgnorth station before the return journey to Kidderminster. Link to photos Dig the chimney!

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Update 676. 34053 at Highley, 04/09/12

Just a couple of shots of 34053 passing as we waited for the train back to Kidderminster. Link to photos It’s backwards, unfortunately

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Update 675. 2857, 5164, 34053 & 43106 at Arley, 16/09/12

Do you ever have one of those days when everything is running backwards? Well, the first 4 trains today were like that. Fortunately we were in no hurry & were able to see 2 of the trains on the return … Continue reading

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