A lazy day at the SVR’s spring gala
I’m on the train…
© Geoff’s Rail Diaries 2018
Geoff’s Rail Diaries
16 March 2018
It’s a three-day event - but the weather forecast for days two and three is dire - bitter easterly winds, snow showers… Friday, though potentially showery, looks best. Just for a change, I’ll take a ride on the trains. Starting from Bridgnorth, I’m on the 11.55 to Kidderminster, hauled by visiting B12 8572. At Kidderminster, I’ve got just a few minutes to board the three- coach “local” back to Bewdley, hauled by visiting 144-year- old ex-colliery locomotive “Bellerophon” - which, for an antique, displays some agility on the short trip. I spent a pleasant - and mostly sunny - couple of hours at
Bewdley, before returning to Bridgnorth behind the blue King Edward II. Inevitably, I only saw the visiting S&D 2-8-0 53808 passing the train on which I was travelling, and the only sight of the other visitor, 2-6- 4T 80072, was at Kidderminster - so no photos of those locomotives. Nevertheless, an enjoyable outing. Link: Severn Valley Railway
First sight of the B12 Running round An LNER scene Tornado and teak Bellerophon basks in admiration, Bewdley Bellerophon runs round B12 arrival, Bewdley Tornado departure 43106 at rest, Bewdley Bellerophon heads back to Kidderminster A passing antique Tornado returns to Bewdley Blue King at Bewdley The blue King departs Bellerophon's return Double-header - 1501 and 1450 The blue King with the Bridgnorth train I'm on the train (LNER teak open 3rd)