Wednesday, May 30, 2012

6M56 Nuclear Flask

37409 & 37606 head the 6M56 flask train from Berkeley this afternoon, running past some appropriate Aldridge bridge graffiti en route...

Monday, May 28, 2012

Network Rail 37 on the Sleepers!

97302 worked 7G25 Washwood Heath-Bescot on 22/05/12.  I went to Ryecroft with Captain Fail and we ended up with this shot of the beast leaving the Park line.

Sunday, May 20, 2012


70019 hauls liner 4O27 through Sutton Park on the morning of 21st April. New signal WR5431 can be seen on the down line. These signals display all three colours (green, yellow, red) through just one aspect.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Two Class 57s and a Stoat !

A pair of DRS 57S were seen working a solitary flask from Bridgwater to Crewe yesterday, diverted via the Sutton Park line. 57008 + 57003 dip down through the Blue Hole after passing Aldridge with 6M67. Early on Sunday afternoon I was lucky enough to see and hastily photograph a Stoat which had slunk under the lines at the site of the old Aldridge station after darting along the troughing.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

4V47 and a Class 70

Although a large number of the nineteen available Class 70's have been temporarily withdrawn from traffic, 70016 was out and about today, heading a very late 4V47 from Rugeley Power Station and seen here on the approach to Aldridge this afternoon.