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.