It will probably be a while before I sort the photos taken on my visit to Doncaster, but I did film one train – as it was a Class 60. It is seen departing with a stone train from Peak Forest to Selby
A mix of photos & film again. We travelled behind 50135 to Highley, which I filmed twice, the other being of D8059 with one coach working to Bridgnorth. Returning behind 7812, I filmed from the front carriage on the climb from Bewdley to Foley Park tunnel.
After a main line test run last week, 5029 works a Vintage Trains loaded test run from Tyseley to Leicester & return via Castle Donington. It is seen passing Washwood Heath, with 47773 as part of the load.
I’m getting behind again, not sorted Saturday’s photos yet! Anyway, this update, a mix of photos and videos. The photos are mostly simple or quiet shots, and the videos are when there might be some sound from the locos. The bonus was the arrival of D8059 with some stock for Arley yard.
In this shot of 5164, the flags are out for the 40s weekends, which are over the next 2 weekends
Another opportunity for some freight trains up through Old Hill, due to diversions away from the Lickey.
First freight was 66039 on 6E30 Margam to Hartlepool loaded steel, with 66059 banking.
Next was 66427 on 4M36 “Tesco Express” Wentloog to Daventry.
Finally 66135 on 6E09 Margam – Immingham coal train, with 66059 banking again.
A Class 67 is also seen running downhill on a Chiltern Mainline train to Kidderminster, also the banker running back to Stourbridge.
I started with a video shot of it as it passed Tyseley station and headed towards Whitlocks End. Then up to the road bridge for some photos when it returned. Rushing home for my tea (mustn’t stay out too long – or I’m in trouble) I was back again in the evening to see it passing Solihull. Bit of a rush job, fortunately the Chiltern train to Rowley was running late, but it was cutting it fine as the train had already stopped before 5029 had passed through – and within seconds I was on the train and heading home.
Approaching Tyseley on the return run from Whitlocks End
Freight from the Lickey was diverted up the Dark Side & the Portbury to Ratcliffe Power station coal train, with a banker, was too good to miss.
This is starting to get complicated – a mix of photos & videos again. Seems like I try videos when there is likely to be some sound, such as a train pulling away etc. and photos for the quieter moments. The SVR diesel videos are separate from the steam ones so we have:-
5164 running into Arley with the first train from Bridgnorth, including the Venturer diner
It is the middle video in the page, showing the train entering the station. I wasn’t going to include it as I thought it was over-exposed, but it isn’t too bad!
Loco and support coach on the way to Crewe to work a railtour.
This was the first time I had seen 37109 run at the SVR. It was working a “Diesel Footplate Experience” and is seen arriving at and departing from Arley.