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by TimBrown
11:05 Thursday 18th April 2019
Forum: Trains
Topic: Charter trains at Stafford Saturday 13 April 2019.
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: Charter trains at Stafford Saturday 13 April 2019.

Either incredibly lucky or, more likely, extremely well planned to see so many charters in one place. Some excellent shots there so thank you, Tim. An avid rail enthusiast, photographer and railway worker told me the day before that Stafford would be a preservation charter mecca, so I checked on Re...
by TimBrown
15:25 Tuesday 16th April 2019
Forum: Trains
Topic: Charter trains at Stafford Saturday 13 April 2019.
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Charter trains at Stafford Saturday 13 April 2019.

Diesel locomotive 67028 is seen at Stafford circa 9 am hauling a New Street to Carlisle charter to Crewe where steam locomotive 60163 'Tornado' was due to work the train forward. 13 April 2019 Stafford 007.JPG 13 April 2019 Stafford 010.JPG Bo-Bo electric locomotive 86259/E3137 in original blue live...
by TimBrown
15:04 Wednesday 10th April 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions
Replies: 291
Views: 34314

Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Looks like they had a Nimrod launch event which was covered by CBW magazine... https://cbwmagazine.com/first-midlands-investment-in-worcester-and-leicester-fleets/ I didn't get an invite 🙄 I'm surprised the Civic Society haven't had a word with First Bus as all the 'Nimrod' branded buses are disres...
by TimBrown
14:31 Sunday 7th April 2019
Forum: Trains
Topic: 7029 'Clun Castle' on charter at Worcester 6 April 2019.
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: 7029 'Clun Castle' on charter at Worcester 6 April 2019.

MattW wrote:
18:24 Saturday 6th April 2019
Beautiful Tim. God's Wonderful Railway indeed!
I was going to come out but been to Cheshire to collect a boy-racer loud exhaust for one of my car collection :lol:
Fit a steam generator and a 'Castle' double chimney and they will hear you coming three miles away :) !
by TimBrown
12:42 Saturday 6th April 2019
Forum: Trains
Topic: 7029 'Clun Castle' on charter at Worcester 6 April 2019.
Replies: 3
Views: 118

7029 'Clun Castle' on charter at Worcester 6 April 2019.

7029 'Clun Castle' is pictured at Worcester Shrub Hill on Saturday 6 April 2019 where it took on water for the rest of journey between Dorridge and Oxford via Cheltenham and Swindon.This locomotive was designed by Charles Collett and built at BR Swindon Works 05/1950; the double chimney and 4 row su...
by TimBrown
09:23 Sunday 31st March 2019
Forum: Trains
Topic: 61306 'Mayflower' at Shrub Hill 30 March 2019 on Charter from Euston.
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: 61306 'Mayflower' at Shrub Hill 30 March 2019 on Charter from Euston.

Spot the error!
Mr Gresley wasn't the designer of B1 class of locomotive, the man responsible was Mr Edward Thompson my apologies to all.
by TimBrown
19:01 Saturday 30th March 2019
Forum: Trains
Topic: 61306 'Mayflower' at Shrub Hill 30 March 2019 on Charter from Euston.
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: 61306 'Mayflower' at Shrub Hill 30 March 2019 on Charter from Euston.

And this shot taken at 5-45 pm today, near the site of long since demolished Fernhill Heath station, of the train returning to London Euston via Kidderminster and Walsall - steam with diesel assistance!
30 March 2019 Fernhill Heath 103.JPG
by TimBrown
15:51 Saturday 30th March 2019
Forum: Trains
Topic: 61306 'Mayflower' at Shrub Hill 30 March 2019 on Charter from Euston.
Replies: 4
Views: 138

61306 'Mayflower' at Shrub Hill 30 March 2019 on Charter from Euston.

Steam in Worcester today. Gresley designed Class 5 mixed traffic B1 locomotive was built by North British Locomotive Company, Glasgow and entered service in 1948 with British Railways Eastern Region. It was withdrawn 09/67 and immediately acquired for preservation, named 'Mayflower' and subsequently...
by TimBrown
14:25 Saturday 30th March 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Route 35 bunching.
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Route 35 bunching.

I was driving home from Lowesmoor at 1-50 p.m. today and noted a Citaro ahead of my car another one at the bottom of Rainbow Hill heading for the City Centre, another Citaro was picking up passengers for town at the Vauxhall bus stop with yet another Citaro about two cars behind plus yet another abo...
by TimBrown
18:07 Thursday 28th March 2019
Forum: Miscellaneous Operators
Topic: Arriva
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: Arriva

x68 wrote:
17:33 Thursday 28th March 2019
The whole of Arriva in Uk is being put up for sale by DB (German Railways).
The Guardian published this article yesterday as per link below;

https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... tor-arriva

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