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 installed, the app works without a network connection.
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, so tonight the plan was to try somewhere different. The sun is on the best side at Widney Manor, but too low in the sky at this time in the evening, which reminds me – the days are getting shorter!! The Voyager was just a test shot, but the 66 & 67 are worth including, just for the record.
The 20s, with barrier wagons, top and tail the underground stock. 20901 & 20905 are leading
No videos today, just a few photos, including some of the old cars on display for the 40s weekend.
A Ruston & Hornsby steam tractor was in the yard
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.
Not easy to get a clear shot like this when so many people around
A couple of videos from last Sunday, long shots from the arboretum
There was only 1 flypast this year for the 40s event & I photographed it from Arley Arboretum.
The rear door was open and a person can be seen standing in the opening
A better view of the person in this shot
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 it would run via Kidderminster, but nothing can be certain until it is through Abbotswood Junction. If it does not arrive at Worcester soon after passing the junction, then it has gone “the other way”. I was determined to see it & went to Birmingham, ready to catch a train to Kings Norton, but checking to make sure it hadn’t run to Worcester – in which case I would’ve headed back home to see it up the Dark Side. After a no show at Worcester, I was making my way to Kings Norton, not realising there would be a wait of well over an hour. It must’ve been looped somewhere, but there was no information about it. It did eventually appear & was worth the wait.
The locos are 37688, 37610, 37609 & 37605
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.
57313 at the rear of the train, not yet in West Coast livery.
Once again, the only regular freight I can see running up through Old Hill, and in daylight – 4M36 the Wentloog to Daventry Tesco train.
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.