Thursday, December 27, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Re-branded 'Grid' locomotive number
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
A few colourful loco's seen in the gloom of Sutton Park over the last two weeks include 66097, 60019 and Harry Needle 'choppers' 20314+20311.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Friday, August 17, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
An East Midlands Trains HST ran over the Sutton Park line on Saturday evening. This was a Black Country Society outing returning from the SVR at Kidderminster and destined St Pancras. 1Z43 Saturday 14th July, power cars 43066 & 43049. The first photo shows the HST at Aldridge. The second shot was kindly submitted by John Edkins, who hastily snapped the train at Streetly on his mobile.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
A pair of DRS 57S were seen working a solitary flask from Bridgwater to Crewe yesterday, diverted via the Sutton Park line. 57008 + 57003 dip down through the Blue Hole after passing Aldridge with 6M67. Early on Sunday afternoon I was lucky enough to see and hastily photograph a Stoat which had slunk under the lines at the site of the old Aldridge station after darting along the troughing.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Although a large number of the nineteen available Class 70's have been temporarily withdrawn from traffic, 70016 was out and about today, heading a very late 4V47 from Rugeley Power Station and seen here on the approach to Aldridge this afternoon.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Various departmental vehicles seen over the Park during the last week. Colas tamper DR 73948 heading for Walsall on the down. Unknown stoneblower on the up. 97303 heads for Bescot to work a ballast to North Wales. HOBC DR 76801 being hauled by 66518 on the up.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
A quick peek over the bridges at Sutton Park confirms that the newly installed signals are working, and the (almost) forty four year-old SY signals are being removed.
Not the best of images but they'll do for now !
Saturday 6th April 2012.
Monday, March 19, 2012
A few of the more interesting and colourful loco moves seen at Water Orton during Saturday afternoon, in gradually worsening light (photo's not in chronological order, due to blogger upload fault).
6Z70 56302 Shipley - Cardiff Tidal scrap.
6G99 66056 Toton - Bescot engineers.
6E41 60011 Westerleigh - Lindsey tanks.
1Q13 37229 + 37409 Derby - Hither Green test train.
17th March 2012.