Sunday, October 23, 2016

1Z34 Tyseley - Chester

5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe passing Aldridge yesterday morning.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Duchess of Sutherland

46233 running light to Southall from Butterley MRC just after midday on Friday 5th August at Sutton Park.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Electro-Diesels & EuroPhoenix

Rail Operations Group EuroPhoenix 37800 was sent to the Severn Valley Railway at Kidderminster on Wednesday 3rd August to haul two Network Rail Class 73 ED's to Derby RTC. In the event 73951 and 73952 were already fired up and made their own way back, dragging the forlorn EP 37 behind them.

37800 Again With Return Barrier Vans

5Z37 Soho LMD - Leicester on 4th August.

Friday, July 29, 2016

37800 Working Translator Vans

Rail Operations Group EuroPhoenix 37800 running from Leicester to Soho LMD just after midday today.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Network Rail HST

A rare evening shot showing the NR HST test unit returning to Derby from LLanelli through Aldridge at 1940 tonight.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016


Pairs of Class 20, 50 and 73s have run over the Park recently, mainly either en route to or from the recent SVR diesel gala event. Also a WCRC Class 57 ran through to Tyseley on 17th May.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Bill Bolsover

66623 with the Walsall cement today, 31st March 2016.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

EuroPhoenix 37884

Hired again by the Rail Operations Group, 37884 works translator vans to Soho LMD this morning, 9th March, and then the Class 323 unit to Tyseley this afternoon.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Four DRS Class 37's

Test train 1Q77 Longsight - Derby RTC with 37608 tnt 37606, and coaches 5Z40 Plymouth - Crewe DRS with 37069+609 pass through Aldridge within two minutes of each other, afternoon of 28th January 2016.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

31 and 37's

1. 37602+37612 with 6M56 on 23/10/15. 2&3. 37218+37608 with 6M56 on 15/09/15. 4&5. 31452 with 5Z23 Soho to Tyseley LMD on 10/10/15.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

1Z33 Leicester to Euston with 46233

46233 the 'Duchess of Sutherland' steams through Sutton Park this morning running on time with her express charter, and with diesel 47832 hanging off the back. Quite a turnout at Streetly for this move!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


Class 60's 60040 and 60010 with the Wolverhampton - Masborough & Immingham empty steel service.

Colas Rail

Some leftover Colas loco shots from the summer/autumn -
70803 with 6M50 to Bescot. 66847 tnt 60056 with a ballast for Bath. 70808 test run light engine. 37175 with a test train for Derby.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

A few snaps from an autumnal though gloomy Sutton Park on Friday afternoon 23rd October. 5Z31 31452. 6M56 37602+37612. 4M66 66414. 6E08 60040. 6Z66 66610.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Western and Colas Moves

D1015 Western Champion hauls Deltic 55019 from the SVR to Barrow Hill on Sunday 4th October. Colas loco 37219 was out on a test train the same day (with DBSO).