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June 17th, 2009

After a wonderful day and a half in Wellington and on the West Somerset Railway, we headed back to High Wycombe as only a trainspotter could -- via Birmingham and Water Orton station.

Tiverton Parkway, England

Tiverton Parkway is a rail station southwest of Taunton.

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Passenger trains pass in both directions in the minutes we waited for our train to Birmingham's Water Orton station.

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Bristol, England

Bristol is a major west coast city near the border with Wales.

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Birmingham, England

(map) Birmingham is the site of a large Freightliner intermodal facility south of Derby in central England.

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An ultra rare 3-unit lashup of a Class 66 and two class 60s comes through Water Orton station as trainspotters from far away arrive to see it.

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A short passenger train passes Water Orton station between freights.

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An EWS intermodal meets a Freightliner ballast train at Water Orton station.

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A Cross-Country passenger train heads up one side of the junction as a Freightliner intermodal yard transfer comes down the other.

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An EWS concrete train comes through Water Orton followed shortly by a passenger train.

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A Freightliner hopper train slowly passes through Birmingham Water Orton station.

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A Fastline freight comes through Water Orton station.

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A Freightliner intermodal heads through Water Orton station.

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Another Freightliner intermodal passes Water Orton station.

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A couple of passenger trains pass through between the endless supply of freight.

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An EWS empty steel slab train passes through Water Orton station.

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An EWS Class 60 leads a concrete train through Water Orton.

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A Freightliner hopper train passes Birmingham Water Orton station.

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More passenger trains stop in to visit Water Orton.

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A Freightliner hopper train passes the platform at Water Orton.

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A Fastline hopper train passes Water Orton.

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A Cross-Country passenger train flies through Water Orton.

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A Freightliner hopper train passes Water Orton station.

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An EWS steel coil train comes through Water Orton station in the rain.

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A short local passenger train passes Water Orton station.

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An EWS loaded steel slab train passes Water Orton station.

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A Network Rail TEST train passes Water Orton station.

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Leamington Spa, England

(map) Leamington Spa is a small city south of Coventry.

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Chiltern trains come and go at Leamington Spa.

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June 17th, 2009

After a wonderful day and a half in Wellington and on the West Somerset Railway, we headed back to High Wycombe as only a trainspotter could -- via Birmingham and Water Orton station.

June 17th, 2009

After a wonderful day and a half in Wellington and on the West Somerset Railway, we headed back to High Wycombe as only a trainspotter could -- via Birmingham and Water Orton station.

June 17th, 2009

After a wonderful day and a half in Wellington and on the West Somerset Railway, we headed back to High Wycombe as only a trainspotter could -- via Birmingham and Water Orton station.

June 17th, 2009

After a wonderful day and a half in Wellington and on the West Somerset Railway, we headed back to High Wycombe as only a trainspotter could -- via Birmingham and Water Orton station.