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These Network Turbostars work for several TOC's ranging from London-Overground to Chiltern-Railways.Constructed fron 2010 onwards,there are about 50 sets in service as of 2013.
172101 in harness with a 168004 runs up through Kings Sutton with '1R48' the 16:47 from London-Marylebone heading for Birmingham Moor Street.
..15 august 2016..
With a lull in the proceeding on the SVR a chance was taken to picture 172338 here working '5S34' from Kidderminster to Kidderminster via the 'run round sidings just 400 yards away.Upon return to the station it would form '2S34' from here going to Whitlocks-End' in Birmingham at 11:26.
..05 october 2013..
A pair of London-Midland's newish Class-172/3 Units pass at Bordesley.172343 doing the 11:56 from Kidderminster going to Dorridge whilst 172213 going the other way was on the 11:28 from Dorridge going only as far as Stourbridge-Junction.Once again Birmingham City-Centre forms the backdrop.
..15 december 2012..
Chiltern-Railways 172102 passes Bordesley-Junction in deepest Birmingham with the 09:26 from Kidderminster going to London-Marylebone.As I do not venture up this way very often this shot with its backdrop of the famous City-Centre Skyline was required.Oh yes and you need a good set of steps as this bridge is over 7ft high to the parapet!