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On a positive note today, Heljan and ModelRail are joining forces to develop the LMS/BR Class Diesel Shunters...!! Of the 15 examples, our SVR resident Class 11 12099 will be released in her NCB orange livery.

 

Whilst I am looking forward to seeing the NCB livery, I'm going to have to get one of the BR examples renumbered as 12099 instead. 12099 has always been my favourite SVR diesel shunter since I first saw her. This may however open the door to me getting other SVR residents now...!! 

 

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I think at one point I had virtually the entire working loco stock of the SVR.

 

That was in the early 1980s. All RTR and mostly Mainline with a few Hornby. Some renamed and numbered now though.

 

3205

4930

5764

7812

7819

5000

5690

46521

75069 The only one renumbered from RTR. The Mainline one was 75006.

D1062

 

 

Jason

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I see that there are no trains between Kidderminster and Highley from today until Thursday. Just VERY glad I didn't book an advance rail ticket from London for any of the three days as I would have been very unhappy to have arrived at Kidderminster to find no trains on the SVR! 

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1 hour ago, Chris116 said:

I see that there are no trains between Kidderminster and Highley from today until Thursday. Just VERY glad I didn't book an advance rail ticket from London for any of the three days as I would have been very unhappy to have arrived at Kidderminster to find no trains on the SVR! 

 

Filming isnt it Chris?

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1 hour ago, Chris116 said:

I see that there are no trains between Kidderminster and Highley from today until Thursday. Just VERY glad I didn't book an advance rail ticket from London for any of the three days as I would have been very unhappy to have arrived at Kidderminster to find no trains on the SVR! 

 

Yes, there's some filming taking place between Kidderminster and Arley but everything else is strictly confidential. Been a while since we were last used for a film, IIRC 'The Black Prince' in 2013. 

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The closure between Kidder and Highley has been advertised for about a month or so, I think, so hopefully not too many people who booked further ahead will have been affected.

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2 hours ago, SVRlad said:

 

Yes, there's some filming taking place between Kidderminster and Arley but everything else is strictly confidential. Been a while since we were last used for a film, IIRC 'The Black Prince' in 2013. 

 

Is Hercules involved?

 

You know, Class 50 number 007....

 

:triniti:

 

 

 

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Following on from last week and the incident with the tree, I paid another visit to the SVR today. All good as always and was great to ride behind 6960 Raveningham Hall for the first time since she arrived at the SVR. As I only did 10 photos last week, I have combined today and last week's selection together.

 

22nd July 2019 - Kidderminster - Bridgnorth

29th July 2019 - Kidderminster - Bridgnorth

 

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Thanks for the photos. An interesting contrast between the greens on 6960 and the 28xx, I know which I prefer.

 

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Theres always been a debate around 6960's green livery. Did they get a match pot from Hornby perhaps?

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I had a fantastic day at the Severn Valley today. It was the first time I’ve been since I was about 10 so I didn’t remember much about it. Locos today were Taw Valley, 4144, Raveningham Hall and 43106 was top and tailing with the prairie (one trip from Bridgenorth to Kidderminster and back).

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I heard the guard on one train saying that 75069 is having bogie repairs. Something to do with the fallen tree last week I think.

 

Jamie

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Completely forgot to post my photos from my trip down to Didcot last week to see GWR 1450 in her last week at Didcot, prior to her returning to the SVR for the upcoming Autumn Gala, where she will be taking part alongside Gala visitors 76017 (Mid Hants), 34092 'City of Wells' and 30541.

 

Besides seeing 1450, I was able to snap a few shots of former SVR resident, GWR D62 Non-Corridor Brake Third Carriage 3755 in her beautiful Chocolate and Cream livery.

 

Didcot Railway Centre - August 2019

 

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Hi Guys.....

Thought you may be interested in these views of today's 'riding of the cushions', a very rare occurrence even though twice a week I am volunteering at Arley, even so couldn't resist a three hour stint at Arley on the return to reunite myself with the car at Bridgnorth, recommend the Rail Art exhibition 2019 at Kidderminster. brilliant artwork on display....

 

Similarly there was an equally brilliant display of locomotives in the yard this morning at Bridgnorth.....!

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also it was superb to have 75069 operating the service....(in between there was a lovely breakfast too)......

 

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just prior to departure it was lovely to see 1501 and 82045 (coupled together) being shunted in the yard.....

 

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2857, Taw Valley and the '68' with 7714 on charter  were all operational today too...

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it is always nice to 'come home' after a holiday......!

 

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Regards always,,,,,

Bob

 

 

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Cheers Bob - cracking photos

 

We did the Fish and Chip special yesterday evenong - Jimbo got a bollocking at the ticket office when he asked for tickets for the Fish and Chip special, he was told it is the Scenic Land Cruise! Well it was dark by the time we got to Bridgnorth so not much scenery to see...but two tawny owls hooting at each other in the trees behind the MPD headshunt were great to hear.

 

That shed yard line up was still there as per your photo except 75069 had shunted over nearer the station and clearly in steam which made me wonder if she was back in traffic ... and your photos confirm that.

 

37688 was loco on F&C and put up a great show. 

 

 SVR as excellent as ever....cant wait to see what is rolled out for the 50 year celebration next year.

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1 hour ago, Phil Bullock said:

SVR as excellent as ever....cant wait to see what is rolled out for the 50 year celebration next year.

Something Saintly perhaps?

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Hello Guys.....

Thought you'd like to see these few images of just a couple of today's movements on the SVR...?

 

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Regards always....

Bob

 

 

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Evening Guys.....

 

Thought you'd like to see these few images...today being the Thursday of our four day Autumn Steam Gala (use to be 'preview day')....the visiting loco's and 2857 on a very 'atmospheric goods'....

 

If you're visiting us,,,have a great time, the weather looks good through Friday and Saturday, changing perhaps on Sunday....enjoy!

 

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Regards always....

Bob

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Fraid you won't see the auto tomorrow till the evening Bob as I only get as far as Highley on my 9.05 departure and then just Hampton and back. Its going to be good.

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A fact for the day. If you were to pay our volunteers who are operating the railway over the Autumn Steam Gala from drivers, firemen, cleaners, station staff, guards, TTIs, signalmen, etc it would cost over £64,000. Volunteers are the lifeblood of the railway #valueofvolunteering . To all volunteers no matter what you do. Thank you

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Hello Guy...

Just a few (albeit) very poor 'snapshots' of a very busy gala Saturday on the SVR...

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Regards always...

Bob

 

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I've just finished uploading my photos from Thursday's Preview Day this evening... having to take my time with uploading my photos. Really enjoying the Gala and the three visitors we have had the pleasure of seeing on the Valley these last few days :)

 

19th September 2019 - Kidderminster - Bridgnorth - Autumn Gala 2019 Preview Day

 

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We went on Friday 20th.  Great stuff, especially the night running.  Bridgnorth station with three or four engines simmering in the dark was magical.  The driver of the 1959 from Bewdley to Bridgnorth was absolutely thrashing that standard Class 4 - I wouldn't be surprised if a few tubes needed re-expanding later!

 

Some engines were in steam but not running on Thursday - were they spares?  The 28xx and a pannier tank at Bewdley, and something at Bridgnorth too, I think.

 

Also got a reasonably-priced SR wagon "D" plate from the stall at Hampton Loade.  I already had plates for the rest of the Big Four but SR ones are harder to find; it was primarily a passenger railway.

 

 

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