Monthly Archives: March 2015

Update 1015. Videos at Severn Valley Railway Spring Gala 20/03/15 part 2

Following on from part 1, the remaining videos at Kidderminster before heading to Arley. Locos seen are 90733, 34053, 4566, L92 (5786) & 4270. On the mainline 66176 & 66137 pass by on freights & “Phoebe” is on the Coalyard … Continue reading

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Update 1014. Videos at Severn Valley Railway Spring Gala 20/03/15 part 1

I’m way behind with everything these days, and with the warmer weather approaching there are jobs to do in the garden as well. So far I have only uploaded videos from two days of the gala & not even started … Continue reading

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SVR 2015 Spring Steam Gala timetable – Android app.

Yes, another app. I’ve copied the gala timetable from the svr.co.uk site and put it in a simple android app. It also includes the loco allocations as at 15/03/15. Don’t blame me if there are any changes since then!! https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=appinventor.ai_google.SVR_Spring_2015&hl=en_GB … Continue reading

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Update 1013. Videos at Stafford, 10/03/15

I’ve finished uploading all the videos with locos, the ones just of Voyagers & Pendolinos normally get forgotten – maybe they will be uploaded one day? There are 2 playlists:- First playlist:- 92019, 66429, 66138, DR73906, 90046, 66721, 92018, 66952, … Continue reading

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Videos from Stafford last Tuesday

So far I’m only half way through uploading them to youtube, once complete I will probably split them into a couple of playlists & include a list of the locos seen. If you look at my videos on youtube, you … Continue reading

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Update 1012. Videos of 60066, 66199, 67012 & 67027 at Stourbridge, 13/03/15

The usual morning freights, but the first Class 60 this week – so I decided to go, even though it was raining. The 67s were on a test train from Derby to Cheltenham.

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WP-SpamShield seems to be working.

Since yesterday, it seems 234 spam comments have been stopped. That saves me a lot of work! If it continues like this I will leave the comment option enabled, not that I get many comments that need answering

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There is now a “contact” form

This is part of WP-SpamShield. I doubt if anybody wishes to contact me, but the option is now there – as long I don’t keep getting spammed!!! (The link to “contact form” is on the right of the screen)

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I’m switching on the “comments” option again

Long time ago I switched off the “comments” option – because spam kept pouring in. Just decided to try WP-SpamShield plugin to see if that eliminates most of it. I’ll give it a try for a few weeks to see … Continue reading

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Update 1011. Video of 4965 Rood Ashton Hall at Old Hill, 07/03/15

It was dark, but the sound was very good. The train was 1Z76, the return run of Vintage Trains “The Red Dragon” from Cardiff to Tyseley. It’s 2½ minutes before the train appears in the video, but the sound is … Continue reading

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Update 1010. Video of 70803 at Rowley Regis and Langley Green, 02/03/15

A Colas 70 up the Dark Side, a very unusual working with a train of point carriers. It was booked to stop in Rowley loop, which gave me a chance to catch a train to Langley for a second shot … Continue reading

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Update 1009. Video of 47746 t&t 47245 at Shirley, 02/03/15

A pair of 47s to Stratford-upon-Avon, very unusual. It was a WCRC private charter from Carnforth & during the day 47746 was named “Chris Fudge”. I didn’t know the person, but a search on the internet gave some answers:- http://www.tamworthherald.co.uk/Chris-Fudge/story-12608166-detail/story.html … Continue reading

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