Severn Valley Diesel Gala
With the prospect of 3 green locos visiting to supplement the home fleet, I opted for the Thursday of the gala. The morning started with Autumnal sunshine, but by the afternoon, the showers had got to work.
BARS visitor 31190 arrives at Hampton Loade with the 11.05 departure from Bridgnorth
Large logo 50049 awaits departure for Bridgnorth at Bewdley.
D8188 arrives with a shuttle from Arley to Kidderminster, in top and tail mode with 37906
37906 brings up the rear of the shuttle.
Looking worse for wear, 50031 waits to depart Kidderminster with the 13.05 shuttle to Bewdley
Having seen these units for the first time, I popped onto the mainline station to get a shot, where 172333 waits to depart back to Birmingham New Street.
In immaculate condition, BR Green D306 "Atlantic Conveyor" arrives at Kidderminster
37906 prepares for departure from Bridgnorth with the delayed 15.35 service to Kidderminster
Visiting from the South Devon Railway, D7612 runs through the station, ready to take up her next duties.
Visitor D7612 awaits departure form Bridgnorth with the 17.05 service to Kidderminster, by now running about 15 minutes behind time
A study of D306 as she stands at Bridgnorth. To the side of the centre connecting doors, there is a ladder arrangement as was originally fitted.
With the light starting to fade, it was out with the tripod, as 50049 stands at Bridgnorth awaiting her next duty.
50049 readies for departure, forming the delayed 18.35 service to Kidderminster, as D8059 has just run off the back of this stock and prepares for her next duty.
With semaphore signals in the backgound BR Green D8059 stands at Bridgnorth.
D5613 stands at Bridgnorth shut down.
Having been fired up again, 31190 awaits the arrival of the Western on the last service from Kidderminster, which would be the coaching stock to form the last departure from Bridgnorth with 31190.