Thursday, November 19, 2015

31 and 37's

1. 37602+37612 with 6M56 on 23/10/15. 2&3. 37218+37608 with 6M56 on 15/09/15. 4&5. 31452 with 5Z23 Soho to Tyseley LMD on 10/10/15.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

1Z33 Leicester to Euston with 46233

46233 the 'Duchess of Sutherland' steams through Sutton Park this morning running on time with her express charter, and with diesel 47832 hanging off the back. Quite a turnout at Streetly for this move!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


Class 60's 60040 and 60010 with the Wolverhampton - Masborough & Immingham empty steel service.

Colas Rail

Some leftover Colas loco shots from the summer/autumn -
70803 with 6M50 to Bescot. 66847 tnt 60056 with a ballast for Bath. 70808 test run light engine. 37175 with a test train for Derby.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

A few snaps from an autumnal though gloomy Sutton Park on Friday afternoon 23rd October. 5Z31 31452. 6M56 37602+37612. 4M66 66414. 6E08 60040. 6Z66 66610.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Western and Colas Moves

D1015 Western Champion hauls Deltic 55019 from the SVR to Barrow Hill on Sunday 4th October. Colas loco 37219 was out on a test train the same day (with DBSO).

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Class 323 and a Charter Express

These shots show a Class 323 EMU being towed by 47830 from Tyseley to Soho LMD on 28th September 2015, and 57301 tnt 57310 with an Alnmouth-bound charter train on 22nd August. The headboard carried by the Class 47 reads "Rail Operations Group".

Monday, October 5, 2015

5043 Back to Tyseley

Great shots by Richard of ex-GWR steamer 5043 'Earl of Mount Edgcumbe' passing East View on her return to Tyseley after working a weekend charter on 20th September.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

The Earl moves to Carnforth

5043 'Earl of Mount Edgcumbe' is seen passing Aldridge old station site yesterday morning en route Carnforth from Tyseley.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Northern Belle

On Sunday 30th August the Northern Belle ran from Birmingham International to Leicester and back, top-and-tailed by DRS Class 57's 57301 and 57305.
The outwards train 1Z57 is seen in the Blue Hole cutting at Aldridge.
...and the return 1Z58 at Streetly Gate in Sutton Park.

Top and Tailed Flask

Rain-drenched shots of 6M56 on the up line at Streetly on the evening of the August Bank Holiday. 37611 and 37609 were top-and-tailing the container running from Berkeley via Stourbridge and Bescot to Nuneaton, where the crew would change ends and continue on to Crewe. This was due to engineering operations being carried out between Bushbury and Stafford.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Return of the Welsh Marches

4965 'Rood Ashton Hall' is seen powering over the Sutton Park Line on Saturday evening with the returning Welsh Marches Express. Captured approaching Walmley and Aldridge. Thanks to Richard Coghlan for the first shot taken near Walmley.
1Z64 Hereford - Tyseley 29th August 2015.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

GBRf Class 66

1 & 2. 66736 with 5Z66 Bristol - Crewe 05/08/15. 3. 66764 with 6G16 Stud Farm - Bescot 21/08/15. 4. 66708 with 6E89 Portbury - West Burton 22/08/15. 5. 66727 with 4E93 Daventry - Peterborough 20/08/15. 6. 66747 with 4E01 Ironbridge - Whitemoor Yard 26/08/15.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Belmond Northern Belle

A Northern Belle charter express from Birmingham International to Alnmouth passes through Daw End at 0645 this morning. Lead loco was 57301 with 57310 bringing up the rear.