Created 31-Mar-12
Modified 9-Apr-12
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A very hot day for this time of year made it difficult to create many steam effects during the afternoon but driver Duncan and his crew worked really hard and did us proud in the end. Many thanks go to them and all at the SVR who had a part in this charter. Not forgetting Russ Hillier for organizing the day and the land owners for allowing us entry to their property.

It's a pity that this opportunity to photograph 4464 had to be on a single tracked GW branchline as it would have looked much better on a double track somewhere. But I must say the scenery around the Severn Valley makes up for that in more ways than one!

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Category:Transportation
Subcategory:Railway
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Keywords:BEWDLEY, STEAM TRAIN PHOTOGRAPHIC CHARTERS, A4 4464 BITTERN, BRIDGNORTH, KIDDERMINSTER, SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY, STEAM LOCOMOTIVES, STEAM RAILWAY PHOTOGRAPHY, STEAM TRAIN PHOTOGRAPHY

_DSC7499 Bittern waits for its crew at Bridgnorth yard 07.39am 28.3.12

_DSC7499 Bittern waits for its crew at Bridgnorth yard 07.39am 28.3.12

_DSC7504 Reversing back to the water tower and coaling station 07.57am

_DSC7504 Reversing back to the water tower and coaling station 07.57am

_DSC7505 A closer view 07.57am

_DSC7505 A closer view 07.57am

_DSC7509 A4 4464 Bittern takes on water and coal at Bridgnorth yard 07.59am 28.3.12

_DSC7509 A4 4464 Bittern takes on water and coal at Bridgnorth yard 07.59am 28.3.12

_DSC7510 Taking on coal and water 08.01am

_DSC7510 Taking on coal and water 08.01am

_DSC7519 Climbing out of Bridgnorth Bittern approaches Danials mill 09.04am

_DSC7519 Climbing out of Bridgnorth Bittern approaches Danials mill 09.04am

_DSC7521 Running up to Oldbury viaduct 09.05am

_DSC7521 Running up to Oldbury viaduct 09.05am

_DSC7527 Crossing Oldbury viaduct 09.10am

_DSC7527 Crossing Oldbury viaduct 09.10am

_DSC7535 Another angle as Bittern passes over Oldbury viaduct 09.15am

_DSC7535 Another angle as Bittern passes over Oldbury viaduct 09.15am

_DSC7543 Sadley still in shadow overlooking Oldbury viaduct 09.20am

_DSC7543 Sadley still in shadow overlooking Oldbury viaduct 09.20am

_DSC7546 Bittern climbs through the cutting after departing Bridgnorth 09.25am

_DSC7546 Bittern climbs through the cutting after departing Bridgnorth 09.25am

_DSC7554 With Danials mill tucked away below the viaduct Bittern steams over Oldbury viaduct 09.31am

_DSC7554 With Danials mill tucked away below the viaduct Bittern steams over Oldbury viaduct 09.31am

_DSC7561 With the footplate crew creating plenty of clagg 4464 passes under the bridge at the top of Eardington bank 09.55am

_DSC7561 With the footplate crew creating plenty of clagg 4464 passes under the bridge at the top of Eardington bank 09.55am

_DSC7568 Thundering down Eardington bank 09.56am

_DSC7568 Thundering down Eardington bank 09.56am

_DSC7575 Approaching the occupation bridge at the top of Eardington bank 10.02am

_DSC7575 Approaching the occupation bridge at the top of Eardington bank 10.02am

_DSC7578 4464 passing under the occupation bridge 10.02am

_DSC7578 4464 passing under the occupation bridge 10.02am

_DSC7582 Approaching cottage crossing at the summit of Eardington bank 10.09am

_DSC7582 Approaching cottage crossing at the summit of Eardington bank 10.09am

_DSC7585 4464 Reaches the summit of the line just before cottage crossing 10.15am

_DSC7585 4464 Reaches the summit of the line just before cottage crossing 10.15am

_DSC7586 Passing Eardington village at the summit of the line 10.15am

_DSC7586 Passing Eardington village at the summit of the line 10.15am

_DSC7596 Passing through Hampton Loade 10.46am

_DSC7596 Passing through Hampton Loade 10.46am