Sunday, September 30, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
In murky weather this morning, silver EWS flagship 67029 brings up the rear of a Northern Belle outing passing Ryecroft. On the front of the train was 67026.
67029 must be one of the most photographed engines on these local blogs so I won't be posting any more pix of it !
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
A pair of ex-GWR Hall-class locomotives pictured laying down a smoke screen as dusk falls over Aldridge. They were on their way back to Tyseley on Saturday 18th August after working a special to Bescot.
The loco's are 4936 Kinlet Hall + 4965 Rood Ashton Hall running tender first.
Monday, September 17, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Captured at Branton Hill this afternoon, four new blue class 66s fresh off the boat, en route Newport Docks to Carlisle where they will probably be stored as DRS have spare loco capacity....
They are - 66412 (hauling loco, not a new delivery), 421+425+424+426.
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
I deliberately shot into the low setting sun this evening to capture the returning Northern Belle excursion. The train is passing Aldridge crossover, former site of Aldridge station, signalbox, goods depot and junction for the branch line to Walsall Wood.
The outwards train was hauled by loco 67023 which had brake problems en route, at one point the train was running almost 2 hours late. The loco was replaced by 67012 for the return journey from Shrewsbury to St Albans.
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Former Southern Region and then Fragonset loco 33103 "Swordfish" takes some flats from Bescot to Chaddesden on the 5th July this year. Pictured passing the Wylde Green Road bridge near Walmley. The loco was fleetingly glimpsed earlier that day running light to Bescot to pick up the train.