Monthly Archives: April 2013

Update 758. Unfortunately, 61306 Mayflower only made it to Walsall, 30/04/13

It was supposed to be a light engine move from Washwood Heath to Carnforth, but 61306 only made it as far as Walsall, where it was shunted into the sidings with a tender spring problem. Link to photos (taken from … Continue reading

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Update 757. Bodmin Spring Steam Gala, April 2013

We just happened to be down in Cornwall for the Saturday & Sunday of this gala. The cottage we were staying at was within walking distance of Boscarne Junction, so that is where many photos were taken. Photography was not … Continue reading

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Update 756. Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Diesel Gala 2013, 26/04/13

Travelling to the KWVR by train meant I only had just over 5 hours there, so had to make the most of that time. Diesels working were as follows – 20020, 20031, 25059, D7628, 26038, 37075, 37264 & D0226. My … Continue reading

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Update 755. 4247 hauled our train at Bodmin, 16/04/13

During our week in Cornwall we only had one train journey, behind 4247 from Bodmin General to Bodmin Parkway & return. Note the sun was shining, just for a change!! Link to photos 4247 running round our train at Bodmin … Continue reading

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Update 754. 1501, 2857, 5164 & 7812 at Arley, 20/04/13

You’ve probably noticed I’m working backwards through my photos again. I’m sure if they were added in time order then I’d probably still be uploading those from the year 2006. Just the usual Arley trains seen in this update, most … Continue reading

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Update 753. 7812 & 34053 as seen from Arley Arboretum, 24/04/13

No service trains were running on this day, but 7812 & 34053 were in action. We visited Arley Arboretum and saw the trains in the distance. Link to photos It’s a long shot across the valley, 34053 heading towards Bridgnorth

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Update 752. Dunrobin & 75069 inside Bridgnorth workshops, 21/04/13

We had booked for a meal on the Venturer and as it was members & shareholders weekend the workshops at Bridgnorth were open for visitors. We waited for our train to be shunted into platform 1 after the Limited had … Continue reading

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Back from a week in Cornwall

Not a very sunny week, but I did see some trains at Bodmin & KC enjoyed her walks along the Camel Trail. Will try and sort the Bodmin Railway photos soon.

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Update 751. 1501, 2857 & 80072 at Arley, 07/04/13

I had been hoping to see 34007 on the second train from Kidderminster, but it had been replaced by 2857 due to a problem. Never mind, I took plenty of photos of it over the past few weeks. Link to … Continue reading

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Update 750. 1450, 34007 & 80072 at Arley, 06/04/13

The weather is improving & KC is now coming with us at weekends. A few photos at Arley before heading to the arboretum for some long shots across the valley. Little did I realise that these would be my final … Continue reading

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Update 749. 5043 on “The Marylebone Flyer” at Small Heath, 06/04/13

5043 “Earl of Mount Edgcumbe” is seen approaching Small Heath as it heads for London. Link to photos Plenty of steam in this shot as 5043 heads away from Birmingham

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Update 748. 1450, 2857 & 34007 At Severn Valley Railway, 05/04/13

34007 has been turned, and it hauled my train to Highley today. Travelling back to Kidderminster, 2857 was hauling the train. 5164 was the 3rd loco working service trains & 1450 was at Kidderminster on Footplate Experience. Link to photos … Continue reading

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