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by TimBrown
08:43 Saturday 25th May 2019
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Redbeck Rally and Running Day
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: Redbeck Rally and Running Day

Is the VR fast enough to make it all the way there in one day? 🤣 The shortest distance from Stroud via M5, M42 and M1 is 175 miles so probably take 6 hours plus a break at an average of 30 MPH so it would need to be a two day trip with overnight accommodation, maybe a three day trip if you want to ...
by TimBrown
21:06 Thursday 23rd May 2019
Forum: Trains
Topic: 7029 'Clun Castle' at Shrub Hill 18 May 2019.
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: 7029 'Clun Castle' at Shrub Hill 18 May 2019.

7029 'Clun Castle' was at work again on an evening dining train from Birmingham Moor Street to Worcester Shrub Hill, Henwick set-back loop and return. The first three shots are taken at Fernhill Heath with train heading towards Worcester. 23 May 2019 Fernhill Heath 006.JPG 23 May 2019 Fernhill Heath...
by TimBrown
17:23 Thursday 23rd May 2019
Forum: Trains
Topic: 44871 Black 5 works into Worcester 23 May 2019.
Replies: 1
Views: 22

44871 Black 5 works into Worcester 23 May 2019.

LMS 44871 a mixed traffic Black 5 locomotive worked The Cathedrals Express from London Victoria via Swindon and Cheltenham to Worcester today Thursday 23 May 2019 and is pictured arriving at 14-55 into Shrub Hill . One shot is repeated in black and white to represent a 1950s scene. 23 May 2019 Shrub...
by TimBrown
11:56 Thursday 23rd May 2019
Forum: Trains
Topic: Freights at Ashchurch
Replies: 11
Views: 270

Re: Freights at Ashchurch

Found a Youtube video that shows the one 47 must have run round at Gloucester to get on to the other end. Surely they could have done this at Droitwich or Worcester, but hey ho! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeIKuvPdqVE Not sure if there is a facility to run around at Droitwich and I seem to reca...
by TimBrown
18:57 Wednesday 22nd May 2019
Forum: Trains
Topic: 7029 'Clun Castle' at Shrub Hill 18 May 2019.
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: 7029 'Clun Castle' at Shrub Hill 18 May 2019.

Thank you all for some fine pictures of a superb engine. I'm booked on a charter next weekend with Clun Castle which takes in the Marches Line including a longish break in Hereford. The only trouble with actually travelling on trains like this is that you can't really see much of them in action so ...
by TimBrown
19:55 Tuesday 21st May 2019
Forum: Trains
Topic: Freights at Ashchurch
Replies: 11
Views: 270

Re: Freights at Ashchurch

MattW wrote:
19:38 Tuesday 21st May 2019
I meant to go out to catch that but forgot it was on. Any idea why it went down to Gloucester to reverse?
The general thought this morning was that one of the Class 47's was left at Gloucester, but I cannot confirm this!
by TimBrown
12:24 Tuesday 21st May 2019
Forum: Trains
Topic: Freights at Ashchurch
Replies: 11
Views: 270

Re: Freights at Ashchurch

Nice one Tim. Thank goodness for modern tech, you can get info on workings you would otherwise never have known were running! Here are some photos of the cavalcade of preserved locomotives and heritage stock from Severn Valley Railway to Hotchley Hill (East Leake) passing through Worcester Shrub Hi...
by TimBrown
12:28 Saturday 18th May 2019
Forum: Trains
Topic: 7029 'Clun Castle' at Shrub Hill 18 May 2019.
Replies: 7
Views: 170

7029 'Clun Castle' at Shrub Hill 18 May 2019.

Tyseley's immaculately presented 7029 'Clun Castle' at Worcester Shrub Hill this morning working The Cotswold Explorer from Birmingham Moor Street to Oxford via Cheltenham and Swindon. It is booked to return this evening via Evesham. The driver of this engine made an excellent start and accelerated ...
by TimBrown
11:17 Friday 17th May 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Citaro woes.
Replies: 9
Views: 642

Re: Citaro woes.

Had a trip on one of the 2002 OIG registered Citaros at lunchtime yesterday and noticed that the seat backs are held on by no less than twelve Phillips head screws plus washers. Earlier in the week on another Citaro I noticed one of the screws sticking out and turned it back in by hand as far as wa...
by TimBrown
10:32 Thursday 16th May 2019
Forum: Trains
Topic: Freights at Ashchurch
Replies: 11
Views: 270

Re: Freights at Ashchurch

Here are some taken at Fernhill Heath at teatime yesterday; Ex GOBLIN Gospel Oak to Barking 172003 recently transferred to West Midlands Railway to work locally. Fernhill Heath 15 May 2019 001.JPG That yellow HST test train which covers big mileages between London, West Wales and the Midlands most d...

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