Listing numbers and workings of trains

I started listing photos in my galleries on a very old web site many years ago, long before starting a blog. Many of those pages still exist along with links to and from the gallery and ideally the listings should be transferred to a blog. Like everything, it takes time. Maybe over the winter I can try it again, something similar to a listing of the recently added Small Heath loco numbers and workings.

That Small Heath listing has since been moved to a different blog page and hopefully others will be added soon. It can be seen here.

Photos, 66177, 66199, 66140, 59003 and 68009, Acocks Green 11/12/18

The video was uploaded yesterday and I have just finished uploading the photos cropped from the video. As always, more units than locos – but just locos in this post.

Link to photos in gallery.

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An amusing clip, seen on TV when BBC presenter didn’t realise she was on camera

I wasn’t paying attention as this happened on TV but thought something wasn’t quite right. Fortunately I had paused live TV earlier in the evening and could go back again to see what actually happened. Seems they switched to the BBC sports presenter when she wasn’t expecting it!!! The sound volume is low as Mrs. S was asleep.

Video and photos, 4965, 47773 and 50007 plus some 66s, Small Heath 07/12/18 part 2

This second post has a link to the video and 6 more photos of the locos seen. At this moment in time I won’t be adding photos of all the units as there were quite a lot of them, but they can be seen in the video.

Link to YouTube video or link to photos for this date in gallery. Link to full list of loco/unit numbers

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Photos, 4965, 47773 and 50007 plus some 66s, Small Heath 07/12/18 part 1

This evening I will just add a few photos but post the video tomorrow along with the remaining photos. Having stopped the “on this day” posting there is more time to try and carry on with more recent photos and videos. I spent some time at Small Heath and tried a new location to see the Polar Express, bit overgrown by trees though! Went back to the station after filming it.

Link to photos for this date in gallery. Link to full list of loco/unit numbers. Link to Part 2.

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Photos and Video, 2857, 7714, 1501 and 6990 Kidderminster 09/12/18 part 4

Final video and mostly of the Panniers. After the arrival of 2857 the Panniers have their bunkers topped up with coal then shunt round to couple up for the next departure. Fortunately 6990 wasn’t completely bowled but as in an earlier video I didn’t get a proper video of the Panniers departing.

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Photos and Video, 34027, 7714 and 1501, Kidderminster 09/12/18 part 3 (and “Jean”)

Third video, featuring the locos as above and of course “Jean” on the Coalyard Miniature Railway. I could probably have combined the final footage into 1 video as there isn’t as much left as I thought, but this uploaded overnight – so here it is. Probably see more photos of the Panniers in the final video so just Taw Valley photos below.

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Photos and Video, 6990, 34027, 43106, 7714 and 1501, Kidderminster 09/12/18 part 2

Second video, featuring the locos as above and of course “Jean” on the Coalyard Miniature Railway. Some more photos added to the gallery as well. There should be 2 more videos to follow with photos as well

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Photos and Video, 2857, 7714, 1501, 6990, 34027 and 43106, Kidderminster 09/12/18 part 1

My first visit to the Severn Valley Railway this month. Arriving by train, I had to watch the clock as trains back home aren’t very frequent on a Sunday – but managed almost 4 hours with plenty to see and film. The first photos are included here along with the first video which runs for almost 19 minutes. There will be more to follow when editing and uploading are complete. Quite a contrast in photos, some in full sun, others in shade with white sky above – not easy to get good results!

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