Friday, August 29, 2014

Return to SVR and Bewdley

When i took a trip on the Severn Valley Railway back in late June it was the first time i had been on the line for thirty odd years but now i've been on it again within a couple of months. This time just a short trip up to Bewdley, somewhere else i have not been for a long time. In fact it was when i went on a camping trip with the Cub Scouts to Bewdley, and thats when i was probably on the SVR last before this year too. Today our haulage was Southern Region in the shape of a Battle of Britain Pacific.

Unfortunately it rained all the time we were in Bewdley so that put a literal damper on things but i took some nice photos, you can see the SVR ones here. I must return soon, preferably on a dry day.

The Old Auctioneer

The Old Auctioneer, Banbury.

Thursday, August 28, 2014


Hillman Avenger at Coventry Transport Museum, an example of a 70s British car. Much maligned by many but much missed by me, its quite rare to see a car like this on the roads these days. I did see a lovely Allegro a few weeks ago...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


First time i've seen an electric car being charged in the street, it will be something that will no doubt become more common over time. Exactly how much is an interesting question.

Monday, August 25, 2014

It just fits!

A narrowboat entering a narrow lock at Banbury. As i found while writing my dissertation different lock widths across Britain's canal network had a detrimental effect on the flow of goods and economic potential of the waterways... anyway lets not get into that again right now!