The empty stock working is first seen at Langley Green before it stopped at Rowley loop. It was booked in the loop just long enough for me to catch a train to Stourbridge to see it again. After working a train to Fort William & back over the next 2 days, I should see it again as the empty stock returns to Carnforth on Sunday.
Link to photos
47826 at Langley Green
47854 at Langley Green
Photos from the 2 days last weekend combined in one update – just me being lazy! Same locos as the previous weekend on our trips to Arley.
Link to photos 23/02/13
Link to photos 24/02/13
My first sighting of the new shunter, 09012, taken from the train, it’s the grey one!
It’s not easy getting back into a routine at this time of year when so little of interest has been happening. To save myself some time I will combine 2 days in this update. Trains were running to the new A timetable, the same locos were operating on both days – 1501, 5164 & 34053. The DMU is also scheduled to run, making it more practical to get to Arley for a sandwich, returning about 40 minutes later – hanging around nearly 2 hours for a train (as with the old A timetable) is not something to look forward to in cold weather.
Link to photos – Saturday
Link to photos – Sunday
Don’t think KC wanted to be too close to the loco as it rolled past!