"1400 Class" loco 1450 (built at Swindon 1935) and Autocoach at Eardington Bank,on the Severn Valley Railway.Although mainly used on branch lines,these little machines could reach speeds... (more)
The last time I saw a pair of Class 42 "Warship" diesel hydraulic locos on a train was in 1971,so to see another pairing was a real treat.Preserved locos D821 "Greyhound" and D... (more)
Class 52 loco D1015 "Western Champion" (built at Swindon in 1963) climbs Eardington Bank with a Kidderminster to Bridgnorth working,on the Severn Valley Railway. 74 of these locos were b... (more)
Preserved Class 55 "Deltic" loco 55019 "Royal Highland Fusiler" (built by English Electric in 1961) climbs Eardington Bank,on the Severn Valley Railway,during the Diesel Gala w... (more)
A nice combination at Eardington Bank,during the Severn Valley Railway Diesel Gala - Colas Rail Class 56 no. 56078 is coupled with GBRf Class 73 no. 73136.
A preserved Class 14 Hydraulic loco (built at Swindon in 1965) heads a Bridgnorth to Kidderminster service at Eardington Bank,during the Severn Valley Railway Diesel Gala Weekend.
The Severn Valley Railway Diesel Gala this year was plagued by poor weather.In one of the few glimpses of sun on the Friday,a pair of Class 20 locos ascend Eardington Bank,on the approach to Bridg... (more)
46100 "Royal Scot" was built in 1927,to handle 100 mph express services from London to Scotland.The loco was chosen to represent Britain at the 1933 'Century of Progress' exhibition in C... (more)
During the Severn Valley Railway Autumn Diesel Gala,we were fortunate to have two class 52 Hydraulic locos working - here is D1015 "Western Champion" descending Eardington Bank with a se... (more)
The Severn Valley Railway runs through great scenery in the West Midlands of UK. It is home to about 30 steam locomotives from fallen flag railways, GWR, LMS, SR and BR. Here we see former LMS mog... (more)
The black Class 20 is seen again, this time climbing the gradient at Eardington which is not too easy for a 1000hp loco and a busy 8 carriage train
Wearing 'The Great Briton' headboard that it did on the recnt railtour, 71000 'Duke of Gloucester' is seen powering up Eardington bank. To be fair the exhaust was for show with the locomotive bein... (more)
Complete with BR Maroon Mk1 carriages 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' completes a period scene as it approaches the summit of Eardington bank with a train for Bridgnorth
Here we see a slow speed pan of 71000 'Duke of Gloucester' as it coasts downhill with a train from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster
There were to resident locos running at the Steam Gala, one of which shown here is 7812 'Earlestoke Manor' climbing Eardington Bank shot at 1/25sec as the sun glints off