Daily Archives: September 28, 2013

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 very fast, losing a couple of minutes between Smethwick & Rowley – but there can’t have been much of a problem as it was soon back on schedule and arrival time back in Birmingham was about half an hour early in the evening.

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You can see the head in this shot, don’t think he was trying to get in the photo!!

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, so there may be more photos to be added to this album if I see it working again during this visit.

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4936 approaching Highley, also Met. no. 1

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 Bewdley & Kidderminster, no other trains were running on that day. I was fortunate to notice the loco as I was driving down the bypass at Bewdley, otherwise I would not have any photos of that unusual event.

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No. 1 at Arley on 28/09/13, in use to train some TFL drivers