Monthly Archives: December 2012

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, from Sharpo

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Update 717. 70000 Britannia on The Cathedrals Express at Worcester, 19/12/12

I hadn’t been to Worcester for a few years & didn’t realise how difficult it was to get to Snow Hill. I had to change at Stourbridge & Foregate Street, then wait ages for the Brit to arrive, even though … Continue reading

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Update 716. Metropolitan no. 1 on test runs at the SVR, 30/11/12

My lucky day, caught a glimpse of the loco as I was driving down the Bewdley bypass. Grabbing my camera, I tried a shot through the trees, hoping it would soon cross the bridge towards Bewdley – but it went … Continue reading

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Update 715. 4965 Rood Ashton Hall at Small Heath, 15/12/12

Decision time, see the Hall or go to the SVR? Chose the Hall, also the last DRS “boat train” was also running through Small Heath – but that will be in another album. Small Heath is a nightmare when trains … Continue reading

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Update 714. SVR Santa Specials, 16/12/12

Couldn’t make up my mind what I was going to do – forecast was for cloudy weather, but do they ever get it right? Bright sunshine when I left home, then dark clouds by the time I reached Stourbridge. Decided … Continue reading

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Update 713. 44871 at Langley Green, and Rowley Regis, 13/12/12

44871 is assisting at the SVR during December and into January, after a couple of failures with the home fleet. It travelled down from the ELR today and was booked into Rowley loop, giving me a chance to see it … Continue reading

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Update 712. SVR Santa Specials at Kidderminster, 08/12/12

I was only at Kidderminster for about 2 hours, but 6 locos are seen in sunny conditions – 1501, 4566, 5164, 34053, 42968 & 43106. Also, my last photos to include the old signal box, which I believe was demolished … Continue reading

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Update 711. 2nd day of SVR Santa Specials, 5164, 34053, 42968 & 43106 at Arley, 02/12/12

Very little sun today, so I decided for some closer shots at Arley. I was there for about 3 hours and just the 4 locos were hauling the trains, as 2857 was not running. With the cold weather there was … Continue reading

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Update 710. First day of SVR Santa Specials, with 2857, 5164, 34053, 42968 & 43106 on 01/12/12

A sunny day at “Safari Park Curve”. I say day, but it was less than 3 hours – as I had to get home by bus, no quick journey! What can I say but mostly blue sky & plenty of … Continue reading

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