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N 31 B 371 C 19 E May 20, 2019 F May 20, 2019
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With the last eight uploads not actually featuring a locomotive I thought I'd better go remedy that this afternoon and drove from an almost cloudless Cheshire to a relatively murky Gobowen in Shropshire.

Captured here passing the Italianate-styled, and Grade II listed, station building is DB Cargo Shed 66164 hauling the 10.29am Margam - Dee Marsh steel train (6M86), and throwing up a fair bit of exhaust in the process.

Of course, after donning the cagoule to brave the rain shower waiting for this, I made the 35 odd mile drive home into bright sunshine. That said it's hard to resist a northbound freight here with the elegant station building and semaphores on display.

5.11pm, 20th May 2019

NB - some time-consuming (and strenuous) family commitments these last few days, so will be catching up over next 2-3 days.

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Tags:   Semaphores Signals Signal Box Gobowen Shropshire Salop 2019 DBCargo Freight Cargo Shed Class66 Steel Architecture tsbg Grade 2 Listed Italianate style Gobowen Signal Box Level Crossing B5069 Exhaust Haze 6M86

N 31 B 866 C 29 E May 2, 2019 F May 17, 2019
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Me and a Pendolino, Hartford Station, Cheshire

2nd May 2019

Tags:   Hartford Cheshire 2019 Class390 Pendolino Virgin Motion blur Selfie Hiking boots Arty Square Me Feet

N 43 B 965 C 22 E May 14, 2019 F May 15, 2019
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A take on the delightful interior of Kidderminster Railway Museum - a fascinating place to wander around, with more railway 'stuff' on display than you can shake a stick at.

Oh, and you can enjoy the ambience of the place with tea and cake too!

14th May 2019

Tags:   Finials SVR KRM Severn Valley Railway Kidderminster Railway Museum Kidderminster Worcs Worcestershire 2019 Railwayana Semaphores Signal box name boards Memories Roomful of memories Roomful o' memories tsbg Old stuff Old things

N 50 B 1.1K C 38 E May 14, 2019 F May 14, 2019
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I made a journey over to the Kidderminster Railway Museum yesterday to collect a book they had set aside for me. They share premises with the southern terminus of the heritage Severn Valley Railway.

Suffice to say I took a few snaps, but barely any of the running trains!

I quite like this one taken under the station awning with the delightful WH Smith news-stand. I remember when we had one of these, albeit rather smaller, on Beeston station and from where I purchased my first Ian Allan Combine with Streak 60017 'Silver Fox' on the front. I was a wee-nipper at the time so I'm guessing a one-time parental funding was necessary for the not inconsiderable purchase price of 11s 6d (£0.57) back then. If only I still had it with my boyhood scrawl under-linings of the steamers and diesels I'd seen - I do have a copy now but purchased many years after the event and, without the under-linings, somehow not quite the same.

12.28pm, Kidderminster Station, 14th May 2019

Tags:   Kidderminster Severn Valley Railway Contrejour Backlight Backlit Station W H Smith News-stand Light and shadows Shade Heritage railway Newsagent Bookseller Victoriana Architecture Worcs Worcestershire 2019

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West Midlands Railway's 1.09pm Dorridge - Kidderminster service (2K33) rolls in to Smethwick Galton Bridge HL with a lunchtime train, and in so doing helps highlight the modular chair unit.

I was stood on the stairs to take this, but of course lifts are available, albeit not quite offering the same view.

1.44pm, 14th May 2019

Tags:   Class172 Smethwick WMR West Midlands Railways 2019 Spring 2K33 Arty DMU Galton Bridge Chairs Lift Reflection West Midlands Sandwell Stairs


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