27 April 2006: We were due at the Railwayman’s Arms later, but we would try to make the most of the fine evening with a visit to the hill fort at Nordy Bank, on the south-western flanks of Brown Clee. The sunset was interesting, with high clouds like great birds (the beer at the station was, as always, excellent)
Grey, damp, and cold. At least the wind has dropped… The Severn Valley Railway’s gala is on this weekend, and there’s a visiting locomotive I’d really like to see. In recognition of the miserable conditions, I’ve processed the photos as monochrome – it seemed appropriate. Visit “A Grey Gala” on Geoff’s Rail Diaries
A visit to the Severn Valley Railway’s spring gala, on the one day that’s likely to be springlike. Just for a change, I’m on the train, though there are some photographic opportunities. Here’s a taster – a “Rail Diaries” entry will follow in due course.
Just published to Geoff’s Rail Diaries, lots of photos from yesterday’s visit to Highley station, on the Severn Valley Railway. Visit “An afternoon at Highley” – now!
They’re always welcome when they’re visitors to the Severn Valley Railway. The railway held its autumn gala this weekend, and during four most enjoyable hours (it certainly didn’t seem that long) at Highley, I met them all. More photos and (fairly) full details in due course, on Geoff’s Rail Diaries – in the meantime, here are the celebrities…
Just published to Geoff’s Rail Diaries – “Santa Steam ’16” – photos and video from Sunday’s trip to the Severn Valley Railway, to see the Santa trains catching the golden light of a December afternoon.
Santa trains on the Severn Valley Railway – a great photographic opportunity, provided the weather cooperates. Today, it did just that – the sun shone from a clear blue sky until it set behind a line of trees to the south-west, just as 7802 Bradley Manor passed on its way back to Kidderminster. There will be more photos and video on Geoff’s Rail Diaries, but not for a day or two – too many other things above it on the to-do list.
For more on yesterday’s brief outing to the Severn Valley Railway, visit “Catching a Crab“, just published to Geoff’s Rail Diaries.
An unusual visitor to the Severn Valley Railway this weekend – an ex-LMS Horwich mogul (these ungainly-looking machines were universally known as “Crabs”) from the East Lancs Railway. Last time I saw one of these in steam was around 50 years ago: it was black and dirty, but somehow more real than this beautifully-restored specimen. Great to see 13065 today though!
A Rail Diaries page will appear, but not before a second attempt tomorrow – fingers crossed for some sunshine.
On our way to the arboretum, we called in on the Severn Valley Railway, for a last look at Royal Scot, and perhaps Tornado too. It wasn’t an entirely successful trip… This is the best photo; there are three others on “Royal Scot” (I’d never make a salesman, would I?) on Geoff’s Rail Diaries.