Monthly Archives: March 2013

Update 743. 2857, 5164, 34007 & 80072 at Severn Valley Railway, 30/03/13

Just a ride from Kidderminster to Arley & back. 80072 was our loco on the outward journey, which crossed with 5164 at Arley. After lunch, 2857 took us back to Kidderminster, where we stayed long enough to see the arrival … Continue reading

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Update 742. 37607 & 37409 on 1Z30 Easter Highlander at Old Hill, 29/03/13

This tour started at Exeter, so was passing through at a reasonable time in the morning – and the sun was shining! Still some snow on the ground from last weekend though. You will see from the last photo how … Continue reading

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Update 741. 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe passing Small Heath, 28/03/13

5043 was working “The Curry Train”, an evening loaded test run from Tyseley to Leicester, returning via Tamworth. So, one of my little outings to Small Heath was in order to see it just after leaving Tyseley. Link to photos … Continue reading

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Update 740. 66021 & 66188 on 6W19 at Cradley Heath, 24/03/13

I had noticed this train was booked to run & it fitted in perfectly with my return from the Severn Valley Railway Spring Gala. I caught the DMU from Kidderminster & the freight was only a few minutes behind me, … Continue reading

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Update 739. Severn Valley Railway Spring Gala day 3, 24/03/13

The last day of the Gala. I wanted a ride on the auto train & caught the local to Arley behind 65, and there was just time to get my sandwich & jam sponge before 1450 was due to depart. … Continue reading

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Update 738. Day 2 of the Severn Valley Railway Spring Gala, 23/03/13

The photos from today are very different to those from yesterday, due to several inches of snow having fallen. 34007 is also seen, apparently it was working yesterday afternoon after I had gone home – so I missed it. I … Continue reading

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Update 737. Severn Valley Railway Spring Gala day 1, 22/03/13

A shorter day than planned – I was home by 3pm. The weather was rather depressing, but the trains were enjoyable! I saw 3 of the visiting locos but 34007 apparently did not work a train until later in the … Continue reading

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Update 736. 31190 on 6Z31 Chaddesden to Eastleigh at Dorridge, 12/03/13

Dorridge is one of the easier places to get to from here, and seeing 31190 on a train seemed a good reason to head across there. Checking on the the other freights due through around the same time, 66167 was … Continue reading

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Update 735. 57601 t&t 47760 on 1Z86 at Stourbridge, 16/03/13

I didn’t see this trip advertised, but it was running from Carnforth to Oxford via Stourbridge. It was booked through my station at the same time as a stopper in the opposite direction – so I went to Stourbridge to … Continue reading

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Update 734. SVR 16 & 17/03/13, including 1450

Only a few photos showing the 3 locos used over the 2 days. The bonus is seeing 1450, which had been unloaded at Kidderminster the previous day. Link to photos – 16/03/13 Link to Photos – 17/03/13 1450 at Kidderminster … Continue reading

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Update 733. Stoneblower DR80206 at Old Hill, 10/03/13

You have to make the most of anything that comes this way – as there isn’t much other tha DMUs. The Stoneblower was running from Honeybourne to Nuneaton. Link to photos

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Update 732. Engineers trains at Kidderminster, 27/02 & 03/02/13

Unbelievable, one train northbound an hour, but on both occasions this coincided with the southbound train. 66088 was seen on the first day, and 66053 with 66172 on the second day. The workings were ballast from Bescot to Norton Junction. … Continue reading

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