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4566 at Bewdley

After six weeks of presenting various series I am dipping in to the "Miscellaneous Folder" for a while to present some images, both old and new, on a variety of subjects unless anything alse comes along in the meanwhile.

The day after we met Bill at Clent we went to Bewdley and whilst there called in at the Severn Valley Railway station. No trains were running and nobody seemed to mind me wandering about with my camera.

As you can see this is an old Great Western Region locomotive and a good insight to its most recent rebuild can be found at http://www.gw-svr-a.org.uk/4566_overhaul.html .

 

 

4566 at Bewdley

After six weeks of presenting various series I am dipping in to the "Miscellaneous Folder" for a while to present some images, both old and new, on a variety of subjects unless anything alse comes along in the meanwhile.

The day after we met Bill at Clent we went to Bewdley and whilst there called in at the Severn Valley Railway station. No trains were running and nobody seemed to mind me wandering about with my camera.

As you can see this is an old Great Western Region locomotive and a good insight to its most recent rebuild can be found at http://www.gw-svr-a.org.uk/4566_overhaul.html .

 

 

comments (17)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 18 May 2009, 01:54
You boys and your toys...that's what I think every time you show a train, Brian. smile (Don't tell anyone but I have shown my own train on occasion!)
Brian Walbey: We men are all boys at heart I think Ginnie, sometimes I wonder why we ever bothered to grow up. The attraction of you ladies I suppose was greater than trains, in fact I know it was :-D
cool,
I love Steam Engines.
If I thought I would live anywhere for an extended period of time I'd love to buy one from India and recondition it (in India, they still have many as they have only relatively recently decommissioned them from service)
Pipe dreams of course
Cheers
Rob
Brian Walbey: Thanks Rob, I am always flabergasted at all the people hanging off the sides of Indian trains, they must have a terrible toll of accidents I should think.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 May 2009, 07:14
Delightful Brian: I'm a sucker for this sort of thing
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris, so am I, shame this is GWR though smile I hope you enjoy seeing Tornado at WSR when you go.
I am long overdue a visit to the Severn Valley. Nice shot Brian, with a nice touch of Topaz
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, you sussed out the Topaz then. We really enjoyed the SVR, I hadn't been there for over 20 years, it is a very scenic train ride.
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 May 2009, 08:16
Somewhere I've never be to, but one on the list (despite it being GWR!). This is lovely shot with a timeless feel to it (although the loco is too shing for a working loco!) Great testament to the skills of the volunteers.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan. The SVR is worth a visit, despite it being GWR as you say! I will admit to using a touch of Topaz on this image which has lifted the colours a bit.
This is a great shot, I am a sucker for black and white and would love to see this at some point converted.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Clare, I have just done a B&W conversion upon your suggestion., it works quite well, I will perhaps post it during the next few weeks.
More trains. Somehow I think of this as a toy.
Brian Walbey: It does look a bit like a toy I agree Chad, thanks for your comment.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 18 May 2009, 08:51
There is just something intriguing about steam trains, l recently had a visit to the QLD rail train museum, l had a fantastic day which included a trip through the workshops.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Zed, sounds like you had a good day out at QLD.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 May 2009, 09:25
She looks nicely renovated, and you are showing her off well, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray, they spend a lot of time and money keeping these locos in good order.
Wonderful Brian. She appears to be in perfect condition!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, she looked really good from down on the track at the side of her. (Why are railway engines referred to as she?)
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 18 May 2009, 13:08
Lovely image of this lovely old train Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Aussie.
Good for you Brian..we love these old timers. Lovely shot.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ron for your comment.
I love steam trains, not for the age, but for the smell of that steam! Nice picture.
Isn't it nice when you are allowed to just wander around with a camera without a lot of suspicious looks, or a request to move on.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sheila, it was nice to wander around but the next day the trains were running and this would have been a "no go" area.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 May 2009, 20:01
Nice looking locomotive - love the signal too ;o)
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Mike.
These Prairies are fine little workhorse Brian, seen it a few times around the SVR. Good to see it again.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Les, glad it reminds you of your SVR visits.
A really fine image Brian ... richard
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
Ah, Bewdley Station, a wonderful place. Great shot
Brian Walbey: Thanks Pam. I was lucky to get it to myself that day and sometimes it is better when the trains aren't running.

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