Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Tornado Hits Stourbridge!

Having missed seeing Tornado at the Severn Valley railway Autumn steam gala last weekend,I managed to get along to my local railway station this morning to catch a glimpse of Tornado as she passed though on her way from the Severn Valley Railway to Stewarts Lane.

Picture: 60163 Tornado passing through Stourbridge Junction after leaving Kidderminster and on it's way to Stewarts Lane depot.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Black Country Museum

Our day out this week took us to the Black Country Living Museum near Dudley in the heart of the Black Country.

Good time were had remembering some of the buildings and exhibits that have been demolished and rebuilt at the museum.
(I must be getting old to remember some of these places!)

some pictures...

No, it wasn't built like that! The leaning structure is due to mining subsidence.

Ex Wolverhampton Corporation Tram.

The Canal wharf.

I have uploaded a complete set of today's pictures to Flicr

Thanks for reading today's entry


Friday, 23 September 2011

Pen Y Bont in Monochrome

It's been a while since I updated this blog, but I have been busy of late getting my model railway layout ready for a couple of exhibitions in the near future.

Of course, working on the layout always give rise to a photo session, Today was no exception.

so without further waffle here's a few monochrome pictures.

2240 arriving with the daily goods train.

46520 with the first train of the day, the stopper from Oswestry with parcels van attached.

Standard class 3 2-6-2T at the water column.

More next time!


Monday, 5 September 2011

Bristol Kite festival

Spent a pleasant day out yesterday at the 25th Bristol kite festival.

Not my hobby of course but that of No1 grandson.

Anyway I thought I would post a picture or two.