Friday, May 28, 2010

Magic Moment

37706 and 5972 Hogwarts Castle are caught at Streetly Gate crossing while working 5Z59 10:39 Southall to Carnforth. The steamer had been in London in connection with filming for a new Harry Potter movie.

Class 97s at Aldridge

This pair of yellow beauties sailed through Aldridge early this afternoon, the Network Rail ex-Class 37s were presumably en route Derby - Shrewsbury as 0Z97.

97302 + 97303 were photographed from what was once the end of the Aldridge station upside platform, near to the current crossover points which was the former junction for the Walsall Wood and Brownhills Watling Street branch.

Wish I could get onto the sunny side viewpoint across the tracks though.....

Thursday, May 20, 2010

We Got A Great Big Convoy

Wednesday 19th May saw 47580 work 0Z98 09:10 Kidderminster (SVR) to Tyseley via Butterley. The consist included 37264, 45133 and 31271 which had all appeared at the previous weekends Swanage Railway diesel gala.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The DBS Managers Train makes a rare appearance in Sutton Park, heading back to Reading from Wales on the evening of 12th May 2010. DVT 82146 was leading the set, with flagship loco 67029 'Royal Diamond' bringing up the rear.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

A Brush With The Devil

WCRC's 47245 and 47826 top 'n' tail Nenta Train Tours 'Aberystwyth & The Devil's Bridge' through Streetly on their way from Norwich to Aberystwyth.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Park Tours

Saturday 24th April saw two railtours routed via the Sutton Park line. First up was 67005 Queen's Messenger working Northern Belle's 'Harrogate Spring Flower Show'. This was closely followed by 47787 Windsor Castle & 47786 Roy Castle OBE working top 'n' tail on Green Express Railtours 'The Devonian'.