Monthly Archives: November 2013

Update 871. 1501, DMU & D8059 at Arley, 24/11/13

4566 was on the Diner, 7812 had replaced 43106 at Bridgnorth. Those locos were not photographed as the two I saw were backwards. I did video 1501, which might be worth showing, but I haven’t checked it yet, and 4566 … Continue reading

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A Coppermine theme to view my gallery images on a smartphone/mobile

I’ve spent some time trying to modify a Coppermine theme so that I can view my galleries on my Huawei G300 mobile. It has a screen with 480 x 800 pixels, so viewing is best with the screen in a … Continue reading

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Update 870. 66726 hauls 0Z36 47812 & 47815 through Walsall, 20/11/13

The plan was to see this at Small Heath. My train should have arrived before the convoy passed through – I thought it was a safe bet as the covoy was running late, but it missed out one of the … Continue reading

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Update 869. 37612 & 37605 on 6M56 at Cradley Heath, 18/11/13

This working “should” pass through Cradley when no other trains are due, but a late running train from Birmingham can cause problems. Once again, the DMU was late, but by about 6 minutes – which meant 6M56 should be through … Continue reading

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Update 868. 2857 & 5643 at Arley, 03/11/13

5643 was the only loco photographed today, just rolling into the station – but at least in sunlight. 2857 was filmed departing towards Highley, so a bit more effort involved pulling out of the station. Link to photos (just 2) … Continue reading

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Update 867. 4566, 5164, 43106 & the DMU at Arley, 10/11/13

It’s not often I manage photos & videos in one update, but I have today! The DMU and 43106 appear in the photos, 4566 & 5164 appear in videos. Link to photos DMU heading for Highley Video of 4566 Video … Continue reading

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Update 866. A few hours at Stafford, 07/11/13

Arriving mid afternoon, I stayed later than planned to try some photography in the dark. It was fun trying to get reasonable shots in the dark, although the main part of the station was quite bright. A tripod wasn’t used, … Continue reading

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Update 865. D335, D345 & D9009, 0Z43 Tyseley to Barrow Hill, 08/11/13

Having travelled down on Monday for wheel turning etc, the convoy heads back north. I’m pleased to say we weren’t bowled at Small Heath, always a possibility with the frequency of trains from Moor Street. Link to photos The convoy … Continue reading

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Update 864. 5164, 43106 & DMU at Arley, 09/11/13

It’s the “quiet” timetable again. The colder weather is here & Arley Arboretum is closed. Mrs. S. didn’t want to come out in the cold & KC didn’t enjoy it at Arley last weekend – so I was on my … Continue reading

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Update 863. 20301 & 20303 on 6M56 at Rowley Regis, 06/11/13

I wasn’t intending to go to Rowley, but it was the only place locally I could think of where there was a place to film out of the rain. The train was only going slowly but I am pleased with … Continue reading

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Update 862. A “classic” diesel hour at Water Orton, 04/11/13

The attraction today was Deltic D9009 & Class 40s D335 & D345 running from Barrow Hill to Tyseley. Everything else was a bonus! Colas 66s rarely cross my path so 66846 was a pleasant surprise. 47749 passed by light, and … Continue reading

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Update 861. 5043 “Earl of Mount Edgcumbe” storms up Old Hill bank, 19/10/13

This is the return run of the Cotswold Explorer from Oxford to Tyseley. There had been a schedule for a diesel to run to Worcester to assist the train up the bank, but I was told it had not run. … Continue reading

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