© Geoff’s Rail Diaries 2011
The few days either side of Easter saw a
number of extra "relief" trains scheduled, and
my friend suggested a photographic outing
might be in order. "How about the Lickey Bank
- there will probably be a few 50s around, and
there might be a 'Peak' on some of the extras".
He was right.
Other than "Renown", the photos are presented
in the order in which they were taken, and unusually I kept a
record of what the locomotives were, and their probable
workings - so this information is included for those who are
interested (hover over the thumbnails for the details)
The first few pictures are taken near Vigo. Later we moved
to Pikes Pool Lane (I think we may have adjourned to the pub
for lunch between the two), and finally we tried a few shots
at the top of the bank, at Blackwell.
Sadly, the pictures of 45 144 were
spoiled by those brainless individuals
who insist on leaning out of some diesel-
hauled trains with their arms held in
quasi-salute. I'm certain that it's the only way any of them
will leave any lasting mark on the world, nevertheless I make
no apologies for (digitally only, though I have been tempted)
decapitating them and/or cutting their arms off.