Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Glowing Growlers

37603 + 37607 pass Ryecroft Junction working 6M56 Berkeley to Crewe.

Taking Back The Empties

70002 working 4Z70 08:53 Rugeley Power Station to Stoke Gifford through Streetly.

Shed Scenes

A selection of Class 66's seen around Streetly Gate include:-

66087 working 6D44 Bescot to Toton on 22nd Feb
66568 working 4L78 on 22nd Feb
66426 on 23rd Feb
66502 working 4L78 on 23rd Feb
66303 working 4D30 Ironbridge to Chaddesden on 23rd Feb

Demelza In The Park

Colas Rail's 47749 Demelza is caught working 0Z47 Stoke to Washwood Heath at Streetly on the 22nd February.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Turning Blue

It freezing cold conditions, 37087 Keighley & Worth Valley Railway 40th Anniversary 1968-2008 hauls a stone blower in the consist of 6Z16 Doncaster to Ashford. The move is caught at Streetly Gate crossing.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sutton Steamers

70013 Oliver Cromwell and 30777 Sir Lamiel head through Streetly working 5Z27 08:03 Heywood to Tyseley.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Seventies galore

Not content with new Powerhaul loco 70006 working empty coal hoppers through the Park Lime Pits, Daw End on 27th January, two weeks later the same 4Z70 service was doubled-up with 70003 + 70002, albeit in much duller conditions.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Blues...

37087 + 37510 speed across Sutton Park with the 6M56 Berkeley - Crewe flask on Friday 5th February. Great to see blue DRS 37s in daylight once more !

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Streetly Gates

Low-resolution shot showing the former wooden BR crossing gates as they appeared circa 1990.