Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Otherwise known as where did that damn Birch shrub spring from ? ! BR blue-liveried 31106 does her best to hide behind the foliage as she passes through Daw End on the 23rd July with test train 1Q18 bound for Derby. On the rear of the set was departmental locomotive 97301.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
The shaken lady driver of this car was lucky to escape with cuts and bruises on Wednesday evening, when she lost control of the vehicle causing it to plunge through a fence and hedge, career down a fifty-foot embankment, cross the up line and come to rest across the down line at Aldridge.
Container train 4M63 running from Bescot to Hams Hall had passed the site literally seconds before the car crashed onto the tracks.
Three trains (including 6M51 and 6G45) were held along the Sutton Park line while the vehicle was winched clear, and two hours later at 2000 the line was open for business.
Thanks to Network Rail for permission to reproduce these three photographs.