Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The Lady Armaghdale

Hunslet 0-6-0T 686 The Lady Armaghdale at the Engine House, Highley on the Severn Valley Railway.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Friday, 25 July 2014

Railway crane

A railway crane at Kidderminster on the Severn Valley Railway.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Monday, 21 July 2014

Soho EMU depot

Of course overrunning the buffers might also end you up in the canal!

Friday, 18 July 2014

Narrow gauge

Narrow gauge track at Aberystwyth, belonging to the Vale of Rheidol Railway of course.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Desiro Coventry

A class 350 "Desiro" (dumb name but anyway!) 350 111 EMU enters Coventry.

Monday, 14 July 2014


GWR 2884 class locomotive 2885 at the time on display at Birmingham Moor St station.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Witton railway bridge

Being close to Villa Park this railway bridge has long been painted in claret and blue, though when this photo was taken it was long overdue a repaint!

Monday, 7 July 2014

Friday, 4 July 2014

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Severn Valley Railway

The Severn Valley Railway is one of those Midlands' tourist destination gems that i have kept meaning to visit but always forget to... until now that is. I had a few days left on my last train season ticket to Worcester so took the opportunity to visit the SVR at Kidderminster. I have actually been to the SVR once before but that was when i was a cub scout in the late 70s or early 80s. I remember a camp somewhere near Bewdley, and a trip on the train to Bridgnorth but little else apart from earwigs and a sprained ankle...

I didn't go to Bridgnorth this time but instead took the steam train to the new visitor centre and museum at Highley. The journey there was in an old skool compartment coach, such a lovely way to travel. You can see my photos here. Well its taken me over 30 years to return to the SVR but i think my next trip will be soon. Less than 30 years time anyway!

Wednesday, 2 July 2014