Sunday, July 31, 2011

Fastline lives on

66434 wearing the old Fastline Freight grey livery passes through Sutton Park on Friday 29th July.

Class 70s roll through

1. 70001 with 4O29.
2. 70010 with 6U76.
3. 70005 with 6F16.
4. 70010 with 6U77.

Out for a stroll

A nice day for a walk along the park line with your bike.

The Wedding Party

A photoshoot in Bracebridge Woods after a Boathouse reception, just as an unseen Class 70 roars past!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tangmere at Aldridge

Ex-Southern Railway Battle of Britain Class steam engine 34067 'Tangmere' passing through Aldridge en route Crewe this afternoon.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

1Q09 Recording Coach

97302 + 97304 open up with yet another test train passing through Sutton Park. 97304 has a red-backed nameplate 'John Tiley'.

The track recording coach DB 999508 was originally built at Swindon Works in 1960 as an inspection saloon. Converted to a recording unit the coach was then painted into the former Serco red and grey test car livery, before receiving her latest coat of Network Rail yellow paint.

1Q09 Derby - Machynlleth Monday 18th July 2011.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Jupiter and Karine

Two named Colas track machines seen at Streetly on 11th July.

Friday, July 15, 2011

We Don't Want No HS2 !

Funny how that when the country is in mega-billions of debt the govt. can still find hundreds more £millions to come up with a scheme to ferry over-rich businessmen about at high speed...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

DCR 56311

DCR-owned 'Grid' number 56311 blasts through Water Orton early this afternoon with loaded scrap train 6Z56 running from Grimsby Town to Cardiff Tidal.

More like this please !

Monday, July 11, 2011

5O29 'Nunney Castle'

The steamer is pictured heading across Sutton Park early on Saturday afternoon, running with support coach to Bristol (from Tyseley).

9th July 2011.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Valley of Hope

FLHH locomotive 66601 'The Hope Valley' rushes through Aldridge on Saturday 9th July with a train of loaded sand hoppers from Middleton Towers to Crewe, an unusual train for the Sutton Park line, at least in daylight hours !

The Devonian

55022 'Royal Scots Grey' passes Water Orton on Saturday morning. 47804 brings up the rear.

1Z32 Doncaster - Paignton..

Friday, July 8, 2011

Class 37s to Tyseley

After a hard days testing on the Grand Junction and Cannock lines 37610 and 37604 return to Tyseley. Nice to see Class 37 action on the Park line on a Saturday.

Photo's taken at Aldridge old station site, 9th July.

Another look at 66152

DBS red-liveried locomotive 66152 leaves the Blue Hole cutting behind as she heads towards Aldridge with the 6E08 steel empties from Wolverhampton, Wednesday 6th July.

I had gone out to photograph 5Z47 from Tyseley, a train of two coaches for Carnforth with 47786, but missed this move by two or three minutes...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Class 57 and 20s

The unusual sight of a Class 57 heading a train of empty stock with two DRS Class 20s bringing up the rear. The ECS was running from Crewe to Gloucester to form an excursion to Penzance the following day.

57601 leads the move with 20309 + 20308 at the back. This train was stopped at Walsall's WL42 signal in Aldridge due to what I think were track circuit problems, the train driver then being given authority to pass this signal at danger and proceed slowly to the next signal at Sutton Park around four miles away.

Evening of Friday 24th June 2011.