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.

Friday, August 21, 2015

40145 With The 'East Lancs Stalwart'

Another train which thus far escaped the blog was the 'East Lancs Stalwart' tour seen here passing through Sutton Park on 7th June 2014 en route Rawtenstall behind monster loco 40145.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

GBRf 4E93 Daventry - Peterborough

Seen at Streetly on 5th August being hauled by GBRf loco 66721 'Harry Beck'..

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

97303 Runs Through

Network Rail's 97303 seen running through Branton Hill on 18th August, light from Derby RTC to Shrewsbury.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

56302 Hauling 6M50

Found this forgotten photo from 14th February 2014 showing Grid Class 56 56302 approaching Walsall with 6M50 Westbury - Bescot Colas engineers train. As far as photography was concerned it looks as though the light was just about to collapse!

Bridge 61 Repairs

Brickwork and pointing repairs being carried out at Middlemore Lane bridge 61 over the last two weeks. Road and rail remain open.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Melting Class 97's

97302+304 run through the heat haze of Sutton Park on 11th August 2015, en route Bescot to work an evening ballast.

6M63 Bridgwater - Crewe CS Flask

37612+610 with the early-running 6M63 on 5th August 2015.

37607 Light Loco

37607 running as 0Z97 Derby RTC - Coleham also on 5th August 2015.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Pathfinder Tour

This tour was captured just after exiting Park Street tunnel at Walsall on 6th June 2015. Unfortunately the choice of traction was a touch disappointing, being EWS-liveried 'shed' 66177...

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

5Z34 Crewe - Leamington

DC Rail 31601 'Devon Diesel Society' runs through Aldridge just after midday today with 4 coaches bound for Leamington.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Choppers and Railgrinder

6M56 Berkeley - Crewe CS running with a pair of 20s on 6th August, and another look at the Speno Railgrinder.

Another GBRf & DRS Move

These shots show GBRf 'toothpaste' livery 66711 running light Hams Hall to Ironbridge on 8th July, and DRS 66428 with 6G16 Stud Farm - Bescot on 28th July.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

A New Look for the Hardwick Crossing

Formerly known as Pig Farm Crossing and Roundabout Wood Crossing, Network Rail now prefer Lindarosa Road Foot Crossing for this site, but I think we'll stick to the better-known Hardwick (Wood) Crossing!

6Z96 With Chiltern Railways Loco 68014

Chiltern Railway-liveried 68014 runs through the Park on the up on 28th July with engineers train 6Z96, the 1221 Crewe - Bescot - Toton service.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

GBRf Class 66s

66721 + 66709 form 0M70 Peterborough - Longport on 4th August 2015.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

60054 With Steel Empties

60054 hauls a long rake of empty steel 'pigsheds' for Immingham across the Park as 6E08 on 28th July 2015.

5Z44 FGW HST Stock

66054 brings a rake of empty First Great Western HST stock (and two barrier coaches) over the Park at 1545 on Saturday 25th July 2015. The coaches were running from Plymouth Laira to Kilmarnock for overhaul.