- 14 Aug 2005
I'm off to Birmingham in a few weeks and have a few hours spare so where is the best place to get some photos within the Centro area but away from main stations.
Thanks.AlexS said:Good locales?
Barnt Green will net you 323s, freights, Voyagers, Turbostars, 158s etc.
New Street will net you lots and lots of DMUs and EMUs with a few locomotives
Coseley's freezing cold, you may as well go to Sandwell and Dudley with the waiting rooms that aren't made purely of glass.
Water Orton is very good for a lot of things from DMUs through to freight.
Bescot Stadium is also good for freight and 323s.
Wolverhampton will net you lots of DMUs of pretty much every variety, plus some freights and maybe FM Rail movements into Oxley
Had a look at Water Orton but the train times to and from seem to be a bit hit and miss but i will go to Bescot.
Last time we went to Walsall which seemed a dump (sorry to anyone who may live there)
Cheers,that gives me a few more options to visit.Ascot said:If your using a Day Tripper then Water Orton is out of range and Freight is Bescot, Tyseley is the DMU depot for Central Trains so you can get some there. EMUs are all round but the depot is at Soho and you can get there by Smethwick Rolf Street then walk back along the lines. Stay away from Aston, Erdington and Chester Road as if you have a camera it WILL be jacked by the local chavs (has happened). The only DMUs we opperate in the Centro area is the 220/221 Virgin XC, 153 along Stourbridge, 170 along Hereford, Cardiff, Nottingham, Stan Air/Leicester and sometimes Shrewsbury. 150s 165s/168s are at Moor Street/Snow Hill with a few 150s on the Cannock Chase. 158 sometimes by CT but on the even hr:33 you get a 158 to Aberystwyth and on the odd hr you get one to Chester. EMUs well 323s and 350s and the odd 390 you will see quite alot really, 350s now doing Liverpool Lime to Northampton all stops at times and the odd Wasall to International. However if your getting a West Mids Day Ranger then you can go up Water Orton and get Freight alot more and up Tamworth. Hope this helps and good luck (Y)