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Wrexham General, Acton Bridge, Crewe & Chester 11 August : I decided to try out Acton Bridge, and spent about seven hours there (not many trains stop there); spent a bit of time awaiting trains at the other locations. A fair bit of of freight and light loco movements at Acton Bridge; at Crewe 86701+86702 appeared behind 66728. Itinerary:- Wrexham General, Chester, Crewe, Acton Bridge, Crewe, Chester, Wrexham General.

Wrexham General, Acton Bridge, Crewe ...

Dave Rowland

I decided to try out Acton Bridge, and spent about seven hours there ( ...

Updated: Jul 02, 2011 11:46pm PST

Shrewsbury, Crewe, Warrington, Wigan, Manchester & Chester 12 August : A day spent pottering around on trains (just for a change, mind); mostly everyday stuff here, but managed to find DB Schenker-liveried 37670 at Shrewsbury and the NMT at Crewe, among other things. Rainy. Full itinerary as follows:- Wrexham General, Wrexham Central, Wrexham General, Shrewsbury, Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western; Wigan Wallgate, (Bolton), Manchester Victoria, Salford Crescent, Manchester Piccadilly, (Manchester Airport), Crewe, Chester, Wrexham General.

Shrewsbury, Crewe, Warrington, Wigan,...

Dave Rowland

A day spent pottering around on trains (just for a change, mind); most ...

Updated: Jul 02, 2011 10:14pm PST

Birmingham: Tyseley Locomotive Works steam, 2011 : 49 photos from Tyseley's 2011 summer open day.  The most interesting locos were the replica LNWR 'Bloomer' 2-2-2 (under construction), and a Sharp Stewart narrow gauge 4-8-0 built in 1896 for South Africa and now repatriated into the national railway collection.

Birmingham: Tyseley Locomotive Works ...

andrewstransport

49 photos from Tyseley's 2011 summer open day. The most interesting l ...

Updated: Jul 02, 2011 11:44am PST

Crewe area 13 August : A few hours spent in a couple of locations just to the south of Crewe: Casey Lane,  adjacent to the southern neck of Basford Hall yard, and a footbridge about a mile south of there. We also stopped off at Gresty Bridge DRS depot on the way for a quick peep through the fence.

Crewe area 13 August

Dave Rowland

A few hours spent in a couple of locations just to the south of Crewe: ...

Updated: Jul 02, 2011 2:47am PST

Chester, Crewe, Tamworth, Stoke & Stafford 14 August : Decided to try out Tamworth, but wasn't happy with the limited photographic possibilities (can't run up & down stairs any more), so after a spell at Stoke, I spent the rest of the afternoon at Stafford, then back to Crewe to travel on the 'WAG' to Chester behind ATW 57316. Quite a bit of freight at Stafford, plus a 31 on a test train at Crewe; a couple of shots were taken at Wrexham General in the morning.

Chester, Crewe, Tamworth, Stoke & Sta...

Dave Rowland

Decided to try out Tamworth, but wasn't happy with the limited photogr ...

Updated: Jul 02, 2011 1:07am PST

Chester, Runcorn, Liverpool, Manchester, Stockport & Sheffield 15 August : An early morning train from Chester to travel on the Runcorn curve, thence by degrees to Manchester Victoria to cover the Oldham loop before it's closed to be converted to a tramway; then a visit to the Museum of Science & Industry (which can be found appear in a seperate gallery), then from Deansgate to Stockport & Sheffield - my base for the next week. Full itinerary:- Chester, Runcorn, Liverpool Lime Street, Liverpool Central, Kirkby, Manchester Victoria, Rochdale, Manchester Victoria, (MOSI), Deansgate, Stockport, Sheffield.

Chester, Runcorn, Liverpool, Manchest...

Dave Rowland

An early morning train from Chester to travel on the Runcorn curve, th ...

Updated: Jul 01, 2011 11:53pm PST

Barrow Hill Roundhouse 16 August : A Sunday visit to Barrow Hill MPD/TMD, lots of stuff hanging around! Major disappointment was finding that the two Network Rail 97/3's (class 37) here were NOT the two that had been present at the Deltic day the previous weekend, but the same two I'd seen on 6th August at Shrewsbury. DOH! Very enjoyable, even though a fair number of exhibits were, quite understandably, off-limits.

Barrow Hill Roundhouse 16 August

Dave Rowland

A Sunday visit to Barrow Hill MPD/TMD, lots of stuff hanging around! M ...

Updated: Jul 01, 2011 10:56pm PST

Sheffield, Doncaster, Peterborough, Leicester, Derby & Chesterfield 18 August : First day out on a 7-day East Midlands Railrover ticket, so I decided to start by making my first visit to Doncaster for about 15 years; the rest I rather played as it happened. A fair amount of freight at Peterborough, but the sun NEVER seems to be in the right place there! A few photos at the start of this lot were taken at Sheffield & Meadowhall Interchange the previous day, when I was flitting around on the splendid Supertram system.

Sheffield, Doncaster, Peterborough, L...

Dave Rowland

First day out on a 7-day East Midlands Railrover ticket, so I decided ...

Updated: Jul 01, 2011 8:48am PST

Sheffield, Nottingham, Lincoln & Barnetby 19 August : I've never stopped off at Barnetby before, and was looking forward to paying a visit; however, owing to prolongued trackwork between Doncaster & Scunthorpe, only a bus replacement was running. Being less than keen to use a bus on a Railrover ticket, I had to travel via Lincoln, not arriving until 3 pm, so I'd booked B & B at the very friendly and conveniently-situated Holcombe House (recommended, less than 5 minutes walk from the station). Lots of freight workings, not many passenger trains; the trackwork meant that all freights which would normally travel between Scunthorpe and Doncaster had to run into Barnetby yard and run round, in order to use the Lincoln route to access the ECML (in both directions), so there was more freight movement here than usual, but the only passenger trains were between Cleethorpes/Grimsby and Lincoln/Newark North Gate. This is day one; day two will follow suit.

Sheffield, Nottingham, Lincoln & Barn...

Dave Rowland

I've never stopped off at Barnetby before, and was looking forward to ...

Updated: Jul 01, 2011 7:10am PST

Doncaster, Sheffield, Nottingham & Derby 21 August : Today appeared to be the start of the monsoon season hereabouts, so I didn't get too keen on being anywhere other than stations with decent cover, and stuck to just going to Doncaster, Nottingham, and the building site which still constitutes Derby station. Fun, nevertheless, and the sun DID manage to put in a number of appearances after all.

Doncaster, Sheffield, Nottingham & De...

Dave Rowland

Today appeared to be the start of the monsoon season hereabouts, so I ...

Updated: Jul 01, 2011 5:09am PST