Washwood Heath & Cossington - Friday 7th September 2012
While on route to the Great Central Railway Diesel Gala on Friday 7th September, we decided to make a day of mainline photography as we traveled north to Loughborough for the weekend. We didn't plan the locations until our first service station stop on the M42, as the weather was looking favorable for all three days of our Midlands visit we decided the first call was Washwood Heath in Birmingham. We spent the mid morning at this popular location to capture the newly released Class 56 from Colas. In the afternoon traffic flows indicated that Cossington (Midland Mainline) would provide some variety of freight / passenger services into the early evening. Below is a selection of images from the day.
Washwood Heath (Birmingham)
Cossington (Midland Mainline)
EMT 'Meridian' Class 222 No.222102 races south at Cossington on route to Londo St Pancras
Class 66 No.66737 passes Cossington heading for Somerset hauling the 5V01 13:50 Butterley to Bristol. Next day the inspection saloon would continue to Bishops Lydeard from Bristol, organised for as a private event for a DEPG member.