Another treat round the Dark Side, 31452 hauled 50007 from Washwood Heath to Kidderminster SVR as 0Z50, then ran light engine to Derby as 0Z30. A bit late in the day and rather dull, very dark for the final clip – so not brilliant frames taken from the video on YouTube.
I didn’t know this was running until I received a text, it was a pleasant surprise! Link to Youtube Video.
Final clips for today including a diverted freight train, I was there in plenty of time to film it this time. Link to video on YouTube.
This was the highlight of the day, top and tail 37s on a test train. As always here, it is a gamble as to where to stand. Any extra trains have a habit of passing through at the same time as a train on the other track and I played safe by standing close to the footbridge – ready to cross over if it looked like I would be bowled. Today I was lucky, but it was a near miss – watch the video! Link to YouTube video.
Another diverted freight and more Cross Country trains for me to film. Link to Youtube videos.
More diversions from the Lickey due to Bromsgrove engineering closure. Link to YouTube videos.
Another chance to see a freight diverted away from the Lickey, due to engineering work at Bromsgrove. I was expecting it to stop at Stourbridge for a banker and was following its progress – but it didn’t run into the loop. I grabbed my camera bag and headed for the door, just making it to the station as the train was approaching. I was puffing and panting so much you can see the vapour from my breath drifting in front of the lens as I filmed.
The final part of this set of photos/videos. The freight is still held at Blakedown after the SPAD, another Voyager heads south, no doubt to be stopped at a red signal just down the line! At least another loco arrives, 68014 – it should have run through to Kidderminster according to RTT, but terminated here and ran into the yard. Link to YouTube video.
Continuing with the Stourbridge “problem”, no locos in this post but a variety of units coming and going. Link to YouTube video.
Another day of diversions due to engineering work at Bromsgrove. I was hoping to see 2 freights, but it didn’t go to plan – the first freight was held at Blakedown after a SPAD. Other trains were held behind it or terminated at Stourbridge. All the images are from the video on YouTube.
Everything I do revolves around videos these days. Adding direct links to YouTube videos appears to slow down the loading of pages in a blog, so if I can get my usual size images in my gallery and then insert the medium size image in blog posts – the page should load quickly. That’s the theory.
If you look at the previous post it might give you some idea what I’m doing. The images themselves link to the appropriate videos, if you wish to watch them.
It should also be useful for me, as I can easily look back in my blog for photos instead of searching a gallery. We’ll see how it goes in the coming weeks.
Let’s start a “winter project”, to try and catch up with some of those missing blog posts that I can never find the time to post at other times of the year. I’m starting with November and some of the diverted trains when the line was closed at Bromsgrove for engineering work. The still images are taken from the videos and in the dark the quality of a moving train is not good, but acceptable in a video.
The following four are all in one video, click any image for video:-