Following on from the post showing the photos a few hours ago, the video has now been uploaded and shows the loco at Bridgnorth and on Eardington bank. The sun was shining as well, but not always in the best place as you can see from the first clip.
I was driving near the Railway in Bridgnorth and noticed the signal for a train from the Bewdley direction. Thinking this might be my lucky day I parked the car and walked up to see what it might be – made it just in time, heard a train approaching, and it was Royal Scot. I filmed it arriving, then not many minutes later it departed again. Having some spare time I drove to Eardington bank in the hope of catching it on the return run…..
It was having some test runs following a recent overhaul. Only sorted the photos so far, video to follow later.
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Called in the Loyal Lodge on Furnace Hill in Halesowen a few weeks ago for a meal and noticed a copy of an old railway timetable framed on one of the walls. It showed the train service from Birmingham New Street to Halesowen via Kings Norton. Not a very frequent service, but at least there was a railway then.
Yet another spelling mistake by the BBC. It was during Newsnight on BBC2 and I spotted it straight away, Emily Maitlis and Nick Watt are merrily talking about politics as that appeared on the screen. You can’t help but laugh!!
Looks like I had a day trip to France on the above date, can’t remember it though!
There was a time when I had a train ride between Calais and Boulogne, perhaps it was this day?
Another old ticket found in my loft. Think this was from the early 1960s, from memory we travelled all the way from the UK by train to Malaga, then on to El Rodeo between Marbella and San Pedro. It wasn’t a hotel as such, more of a holiday centre with rows of chalets, I remember mine was 106, and parents were in 303 – or trescientos tres as I used to say to the receptionist when we came back from a day out. Ciento seis was for the other key.
With ordering our meal I had to say to the waiter – una gran botella de agua mineral por favor. The waiter’s name was something like Franchesco.
I lived in Bradford between 1962 and 1967, my local route being the 40 to Saltaire – a trolleybus route! Not quite sure what this ticket was for though. This, and probably more tickets which I will add later, were found up in the loft when we recently moved.