Monday, July 30, 2012

By Royal Appointment

Outrageous fortune here - I walked to the lineside in the rain, the sun came out 60 seconds before the train came, and I walked back to the car in yet another torrential downpour!  66006 passes Walmley with 5Z80 Wolverton-Toton ECS move of 3 Royal Train coaches 30/07/12.  A rare move for the Park!

Sunday, July 22, 2012


Freightliner 4M28 is seen coming to a halt across Streetly crossing on 16th July. Loco's were 66420+66566. After 3 or 4 minutes the train got underway. A few shots showing wagon details also included.

Thursday, July 19, 2012


An East Midlands Trains HST ran over the Sutton Park line on Saturday evening. This was a Black Country Society outing returning from the SVR at Kidderminster and destined St Pancras. 1Z43 Saturday 14th July, power cars 43066 & 43049. The first photo shows the HST at Aldridge. The second shot was kindly submitted by John Edkins, who hastily snapped the train at Streetly on his mobile.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

47270 With ECS

A hasty snap of Brush Type 4 loco 47270 'Swift' with a train of ECS (believed to be running from Tyseley to Carnforth) passing through Sutton Park on Friday 13th July.