31454, 31601 and 31190 at Leamore
31454, 31601 and 31190 climb through Leamore (Walsall) with the FM Rail coal trial formed of PGA stone hoppers. This train ran on Tuesday 25th July 2006 as 6G20 Daw Mill - Rugeley. It's seen here at 14:56, running about three hours late on the original schedule, mainly due to problems with the wagons. Freight trains with any sort of load are never going at speed in this location as it's quite a substantial climb, and I'd estimate that the 31s were making about 15mph. An incredible working this, and one that will be long-remembered by those who were out to see and photograph it.