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Picture of the Week: 7802 KIDDERMINSTER
Picture of the Week: 7802 KIDDERMINSTER

I took this picture at Kidderminster of Great Western 4-6-0 7802 “Bradley Manor” during our last very heavy snow fall in the Midlands during December 2010. The Santa Specials on the Severn Valley railway valiantly continued to run but not many of those that had booked were able to turn up. Tomorrow is the same date as five years ago and the temperature is expected to be 12.C, not much prospect of snow then.
We only got there with our grand son by going from Birmingham via Wolverhampton! as the M5 motorway was blocked with snow much deeper than here. We almost had the train to ourselves and got to meet a very underworked Father Christmas at Arley. Can you spot Stanier 2-6-0 42965 in the picture?
Saturday 18th December 2010.



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