Nostalgic May 10: Severn Railway Diesel Gala II (50 p.)

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ronik24

Proud Earthling
Hi,



To the previous part of the series:

Nostalgic May 9: Severn Railway Diesel Gala I (50 p. + 1 v.)



The video for this part:



May 18 2023

I arrived at Arley station shortly before 3 p.m. - 47712 "Lady Diana Spencer" in Scotrail colours was shunting its DBSO set.
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37263 approached from Kidderminster.
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47712 had left, 50035 returned from Bridgnorth.
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You can publicly reach some photo spots at the northern end of the platform.
For class 37 acceleration sound see video at minute 7:13.
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HSTs - common on mainlines until recently - are now part of the heritage railway scene:
43188 "Newport Castle" in current GWR livery arriving from Kidderminster at 3:32.
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Power car 43186 "Taunton Castle" next to 50035.
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See video at minute 8:24 for the class 50 departure.
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The HST changed tracks at 3:44 - I overheard some of the railwaymen complaining about the dense schedule.
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Not planned, but nice reminiscence: Boarding the HST.
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I had returned to Bewdley at 4:24. Quite a strange feeling to ride a high speed unit on heritage rails.
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D821 "Greyhound" approaching from Bridgnorth at 4:58 p.m.
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An almost impeccably historic scenery at Bewdley. A few persons have been removed virtually.
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Viewed from the footbridge.
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Wide angle perspective of the "Warship" class 42.
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I went shopping and took a picture out of my room window (see previous report part), then returned for the evening session to the station at 7:48 - and it paid off, the sun came out again!
The class 50 had changed to the rear of the DBSO set.
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D1062 "Western Courier" rolled into the station from Kidderminster at 7:52 p.m.
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Stabled class 108 DMUs - one displaying the terminal of the Cambrian Coast Railway, Pwllheli.
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Departure with coronation ornaments.
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33108 showed up from Bridgnorth at 7:57.
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D1062 accelerated towards the evening sun exactly at eight o'clock.
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Ready to pick up the token.
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GWR 7325 - a class 4300 - remains as a static display:

Behind it operational class 5700 Pannier tank engine 7714:

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Cast iron toilet from Glasgow.
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In stronger winds, I awaited the arrival of 40106 at 8:32.
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May 19 2023

Friday was another transfer day, the weather forecast not ideal. Not keen on taking the local bus, I walked to the station after breakfast at 9 a.m.
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Interesting vehicles - some you may prefer to keep out of your train...
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Several photographers and the basher community were waiting for this: Rail Adventure HST power cars 43465 and 43484 in front of the DBSO set. The latter already had made it onto the content to Munich.
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HST units with buffer had been in service with Grand Central and were modernized in 2010 at Brush Traction in Loughborough with MTU prime movers, designated class 43/4.

In 2009, I had still captured some with Paxman Valenta engines on video:


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Class 20 20189 and 20142 approached to couple to the first service of the day to Kidderminster on track 3.
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Entering Kidderminster station you pass by some recently added heritage vehicles.
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GWR HST next to Network Rail 73951 and 73952 in sunshine.
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Next time, we will travel to Hampshire... :)
 




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