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Friday, 28 March 2014

Return to the SVR

Today's post, 28th March 2014, comprises eighteen pics from eight contributors. They include some of the latest pics from the recent SVR Gala.


First up is an older pic sent in by Alan Rigby and dated 30th January 2014. Class 66, 66751, in Beacon Rail livery, (now GBRf) is shown at St Helens Junction working LBT-Ironbridge biomass tanks.

Next is a pic from David Wood showing a Network Rail Test Train  (NRTT) passing through Eccleston Park on 10th March 2014. Pictured are DRS class 37, 37604 on the rear of  the train, withthe yellow NR Driving Trailer Coach 9701 up front.

Pic number three is from Barry Rigby, taken at Ealing Broadway (London) on 13th March 2014. Pictured is DBS class 59, 59203 on a Jumbo stone train, working Merehead Quarry - Acton Yard.

Next up is a pic from Geoff Monks featuring DBS class 60, 60062 Stainless Pioneer. The working was  an Oubeck - Crewe engineers train and the date, 23rd march 2014.

The next two pics have been sent in by Jeff Nicholls. The blue celebrity 'tug' representing 'The Teenage Cancer Trust', 60074 Teenage Spirit, is pictured on a Lindsey Refinery - Preston Docks working of bitumen tanks. The location was Culcheth and the date, 21st march 2014.

Jeff's second pic shows double heading DRS class 37s - 37419 and 37611 - on a low level nuclear fuel tanks working through Winwick on 26th March 2014.

Pic seven shows a near miss from John Smith. Just as one train had gone past him this one appeared - DBS class 60, 60015 on a FFPS - LBT empty coal run through Lea Green on 25th March 2014. He bagged both by the way. Well done John.

Next is another pic from Barry Rigby featuring a Hitachi class 395 'Javelin' electric unit about to leave St Pancras for Sandwich on 13th March 2014. Many Javelins are named after British, Olympic gold medalists.

John Smith has sent in the next pic. Pictured is a GBRf class 66, 66711 on a LBT - Ironbridge biomass working through St Helens Junction on 25th March 2014.

Next is another shot from Jeff Nicholls taken at Golborne on 21st March 2014. EWS/DBS class 66, 66183 is depicted on a bitumen tanks working.

The following four pics are all from David Quayle the results of his recent visit to the SVR. First up is a composite picture of some tender loving care or TLC being administered to a range of SVR locos in readiness for work. All pics are dated 21st March 2014.

Ex GWR 4-6-0 'Manor' class, No.7828 Odney Manor is up next, in this shot taken at Bewdley.

Ex GWR 0-4-2T loco No.1450 is next, pictured sandwiched between an autocoach and a syphon G milk van. This 'push and pull' set up at Highley was typical of GWR branch lines.

David's fourth shot shows ex GWR 0-6-0PT No.6435 at Bewdley in a very nostalgic composition, including an old luggage trolley.

The SVR theme continues with our next three pics from Colin Platt all taken on the same date, 21st March 2014.. First shows ex GWR 0-6-0PT loco No.6435 in with a passenger service at Highley.

Pic sixteen features ex GWR 0-4-2T loco No.1450 on another example of a 'push n pull' set up with autocoach only. The location was Bewdley.

Colin's third shot  shows ex GWR class '2800' 2-8-0, No.2857, on a passenger service at Highley.

Finally, pic number eighteen, has been sent in by Jeff  Nicholls. DRS class 37, 37409 is pictured at Tamworth on 14th march 2014. The working was a Rugby-Rugby Inspection Saloon tour of the Midlands.

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