Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ironbridge Cradle Of A Nation

67028 is seen working UK Railtours 'Ironbridge Cradle Of A Nation' on Saturday 18th September.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Red Army Faction

Today was the turn of DBS 'Army' locomotive number 60040 to do the honours with the empty steel working 6E08 from Wolverhampton. This is the fourth Class 60 to appear over the Sutton Park line this week (the others were 60049, 71 and 73, and additionally 60011 has been passing nearby Water Orton on tanks), which isn't bad going considering that there are only half a dozen left in service !

Happy days...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Return of 60073

60073 made a surprise appearance this afternoon on the returning Wolverhampton - Immingham steel 'pigshed' empties, 6E08. It must be a good 3 years since I last saw the locomotive (see post 'Sixties at Aldridge' of November 2007).

Also making a show was 70006 working the same train as Josh photographed yesterday (4V74). It'a a good few months since I saw one of this class too, and i'm still waiting to get a shot of one working a freightliner container train across the Park, which to my knowledge hasn't happened yet ...

70's Revival

70006 is seen approaching Sutton Park old station working the late running 4V74 Rugeley Power Station to Stoke Gifford while 66590 works in the opposite direction on Tuesday 14th September.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Atomic Kittens

There's been plenty of DRS Class 37 action across the Sutton Park line recently. On Thursday 9th September 37688 + 37087 did the honours on 6M56 Berkeley to Crewe and 37259 + 37218 were in action today.