Monthly Archives: September 2013

Update 840. Metropolitan no.1 at Arley, 28/09/13

After taking some photos I thought I would try filming no. 1 as it departed from Arley. TFL drivers were receiving training on the loco, so the train was not in public service.

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Update 839. 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe passing Langley Green, 28/09/13

“The Welsh Marches”, run by Vintage Trains, is seen passing Langley Green on the way from Tyseley to Hereford. I noticed a head hanging out of the cab on the far side as the train approached, and it wasn’t going … Continue reading

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Update 838. 925 Cheltenham at the SVR 2013

Last of the visiting locos seen at the Autumn Gala is Schools Class 4-4-0 no. 925 Cheltenham. I did see it briefly during a visit to the Mid Hants gala earlier in the year, but had more opportunity to photograph … Continue reading

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Update 837. 4936 Kinlet Hall at the SVR 2013

Another set of photos from the SVR Autumn Gala, this time showing 4936 in action. Also included are some photos of it at Smethwick Galton Bridge as it headed to Kidderminster before the gala. It hasn’t left the SVR yet, … Continue reading

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Update 836. Photos of 46233 Duchess of Sutherland at the SVR 2013

As well as photos of it at the gala, it is seen arriving at Kidderminster on the Thursday and at Cradley Heath as it returns to Butterley on the Monday after the gala. Link to photos 46233 departing from Highley

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Update 835. Photos of Metropolitan no. 1 at the SVR

Having uploaded my gala photos, it seemed a good idea to create an album to show all the photos of no. 1. You will also see the photos taken in 2012 when it ran some high speed test runs between … Continue reading

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Update 834. Metropolitan no. 1, 4566, 5164 & 43106 at Arley, 28/09/13

Met no. 1 was in use to train some TFL drivers, I believe. It was working 2 return runs with 3 coaches & I saw it at Arley on the first run. The other 3 locos were working the service … Continue reading

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Update 833. Last day of SVR Autumn Steam Gala, 22/09/13

Unfortunately 46233 did not run today, but 4936, 925 & Met. no. 1 are seen along with the resident fleet. The bonus today was Met. no. 1 running from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster & return. My day started at Arley, just … Continue reading

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Update 832. Day 2 of SVR Autumn Steam Gala, 21/09/13

Only had a few minutes to board the train at Kidderminster, so first photos are at Arley. Well, where else would I go for my sandwiches? After photographing a few trains, I was off to Highley where most of the … Continue reading

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Update 831. Day 1 of SVR Autumn Steam Gala, 20/09/13

The first day always seems to start at Kidderminster for me, probably because I travel there by train. 925 was on the first departure to Bridgnorth, 46233 on the second. 4936 should’ve been on the third but it left the … Continue reading

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Update 830. 46233 Duchess of Hamilton passing Cradley Heath, 23/09/13

The Severn Valley Railway gala is over. The Duchess is seen returning to Butterley after attending the gala, but unfortunately had some brake problems during the weekend. It was taken of its first train on Friday with brake problems, 4936 … Continue reading

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Update 829. 46233 arrives at Kidderminster, 19/09/13

“Duchess of Sutherland” arrived at Kidderminster today, but it ran via the Lickey and was tender first from Worcester, unfortunately. Still, took plenty of photos as it arrived, uncoupled from support coach, had a spin on the turntable and returned … Continue reading

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