Following on from the video of D8059 at Arley last weekend, I have uploaded 2 more. They are my first attempts with the new camera, but I don’t think they are too bad.
Yes, a tree! My train was brought to a halt by a tree across the track. It had fallen after the passage of the previous train, which had only been about 10 minutes earlier. The track was cleared with the aid of saws & an axe, and the train continued to Highley. I returned behind 34053.
The tree across the track:-
37109 was in the convoy from the NVR to Washwood Heath yesterday, and today was taken from there to Kidderminster on the SVR. I wasn’t expecting 2 Class 56s to appear as I was photographing at Old Hill and was taken by surprise, but did manage a shot of each loco. The two Class 56s were soon heading back to Washwood Heath and were photographed at Cradley Heath.
All 3 locos are seen in this shot, makes a change from a head-on shot I suppose.
The convoy is seen returning to Washwood Heath from the Nene Valley Railway. First photos were taken at Nuneaton, others at Coleshill Parkway. Nuneaton isn’t one of my favourite stations for photos & after the convoy had passed I noticed it was booked into the loop at Whitacre, and with a Birmingham train approaching I hurried across the footbridge and caught it to Coleshill Parkway for some more photos.
The rear of the convoy as it passes through Coleshill Parkway
I was expecting to see the 4 steam locos working the services, but D8059 caught me by surprise with a light engine run to Highley and back. The Class 20 had only returned from Washwood Heath the previous day.
I now have a camera which takes videos, the first of which is on the link above. I’m still learning – so don’t expect top quality!!
D8059 at Arley
The colours in the photos seem slightly different to what I am used to, so I need to get used to the settings – or maybe all the old photos were wrong!!!
47739 is hauling D8059 from Washwood Heath to Kidderminster. The Class 20 is looking very smart after a repaint.
Another showery day. The loco not seen in this update is D821, as the photo came out rather blurred! The other photos aren’t too bad though.
The double-header with 1501 & 4566
A showery day, so we didn’t stay out long. It was dry when we saw the first two trains at Arley, but later, when the double-header approached it was chucking it down – as you will see in the photos.
1501 & 4566, in the rain