Trains around Birmingham, 23rd April

I had plans to see 3 trains today, would I succeed in seeing them all? Unfortunately it was not possible to go to just 1 location to see them, so had to move for the 3rd train.

The day got off to a bad start, the first train I had to travel on at 09.35 was cancelled – so had to wait 30 minutes for the next one. Because of this, there was not time to change at Galton Bridge for the local electric and I had to go to Snow Hill & run to New Street to catch the DMU to Walsall.

I arrived at Walsall about 3 minutes before 62005 appeared from the tunnel, running about 10 minutes early. So, only just managed to photograph the first of the 3 trains.

Other locos seen were:-
08907 shunting at Bescot
37893 & 37895 (plus others) dumped at Bescot
08632 shunting at Bescot
66593 on empty liner train
66565 on coal train
66561 on coal train
66141 on coal train
DR80208 Stoneblower
66184 on container train
66550 on coal train
Then finally, my next target, running late:-
37670, hauling 66250 & 66124.

A couple of minutes later, the train for New St. arrived, and we were on it. Then racing across to Moor St. for a train to Dorridge. Units seen between here & Dorridge were 168110, 168002, 168112 & 165034.

Finally, the 3rd “target” for the day, the Colas train to Dollands Moor, with 47749 & 47739. Then off home.

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