Monthly Archives: July 2013

An android app for recording train numbers

Use your android smartphone to make a note of train numbers and any other relevant information. It will also include a date and time that you actually enter the data. Data isn’t lost when ‘phone is switched off and once … Continue reading

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Update 794. D2245 & 69023 at Derwent Valley Railway

Jonathan has sent me a photo of the two visiting locos for the Centenary Gala this coming weekend. Link to photo Details of the Gala weekend

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Update 793. 7X09 with 20901, 20905, 20096 & 20107 at Widney Manor, 11/07/13

I hadn’t planned to go to Widney Manor, but my train was late and the connecting train at Snow Hill did not wait – thanks London Midland! I’ve see this working at Acocks Green, Solihull & Dorridge in recent weeks, … Continue reading

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Update 792. 2857, 5164, 7812 & 34053 at Arley, 06/07/13

No videos today, just a few photos, including some of the old cars on display for the 40s weekend. Link to photos A Ruston & Hornsby steam tractor was in the yard

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Update 791. 2857, 5164, 7812 & 34053 at Arley, 07/07/13

Just a few photos from a brief visit to the station. It was just too warm to hang around and as mentioned in the previous posting, we went to the arboretum. Link to photos Not easy to get a clear … Continue reading

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Update 790. 5164 & 5643 near Arley, 07/07/13

A couple of videos from last Sunday, long shots from the arboretum Link to videos

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Update 789. 7822 Foxcote Manor at Llangollen Railway, 08/07/13

Caught the train from Carrog to Llangollen & return. 7822 was the loco for the day and I took photos and videos during the visit. It was very hot during the day but a walk along the canal in the … Continue reading

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Update 788. Dakota over Arley for 40s event, 29/06/13

There was only 1 flypast this year for the 40s event & I photographed it from Arley Arboretum. Link to photos The rear door was open and a person can be seen standing in the opening A better view of … Continue reading

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Update 787. 4 x Class 37s on Bridgwater flask train at Kings Norton, 04/07/13

It was a working not to miss! 4 x Class 37s on a flask train, but which way would it go, up the Lickey or round the Dark Side? It seemed to be running to the times that would suggest … Continue reading

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Update 786. 57601 & 57313 on 1Z71 Saltburn to Torquay at Acocks Green, 05/07/13

Just a little outing to see this tour, 66564 & 67012 were a bonus in the short time I was at the station. The train was organised by Saltburn Railtours & returns on Monday, but not through the Birmingham area. … Continue reading

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Update 785. 66432 on the Tesco Express up Old Hill, 30/06/13

Once again, the only regular freight I can see running up through Old Hill, and in daylight – 4M36 the Wentloog to Daventry Tesco train. Link to video

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Update 784. D9009 up Old Hill with the Mazey Day Cornishman, 29/06/13

It was worth the walk up the station in the dark for this one. The Deltic was going well with a 13 coach load on the return run from Penzance to Tame Bridge. Link to video

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