Saturday, 30 October 2010
Thursday, 28 October 2010
Tuesday, 26 October 2010
Sunday, 24 October 2010
Jeff Nicholls has sent in pic number two, a WCRC clas 47, 47500 heading empty coaching stock through Winwick on 8th October 2010. The locomotive was only acquired by WCRC in December 2009 hence its absence from early 2010 pocket books. Jeff adds that the working was Carnforth - Southall with the stock required for a steam charter on the following day, headed by the 'Black Duchess'.
Saturday, 23 October 2010
Earlestown is the location for Alan's third pic depicting a colourful combination for a diverted London-Liverpool 'drag' , class 47, 47715 and class 87, 87032, on 30th July 1995.
Thursday, 21 October 2010
Tuesday, 19 October 2010
The last and oldest pic in this post is from John Smith. The double-heading combination shown here comprises class 87, 87001 Stephenson and class 86, 86101 Sir William A. Stanier FRS "on a loaded test run". The location was Winwick; the date, 16th July 2008. 87001 is preserved at the NRM; 86101 is owned by the AC Locomotive Society.
Sunday, 17 October 2010
Friday, 15 October 2010
Thursday, 14 October 2010
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
The fourth and final pic from Ken's scrapbook features an EWS class 60, 60010, heading yellow aggregates wagons through Bank Quay in 2006.
I have over 50 pics in the blog 'bank' at the moment so, once again, please be patient if your pic is in there. And please, continue sending them in.
Sunday, 10 October 2010
Friday, 8 October 2010
Wednesday, 6 October 2010
The first pic is from John Shoebridge. Pictured is Leander, 4-6-0 'Jubilee' class loco, on a steam charter the 'Severn Valley Limited'. The pic was taken at Bank Quay on 2nd October 2010.
Pic number two is from Geoff Monks. Class 31, 31465, is depicted on a Network Rail Measurements Train. Geoff adds that the working was Stoke-Polmadie (Glasgow). The location was Winwick, the date was 4th October 2010.
Monday, 4 October 2010
From information supplied by the two contributors, Jeff Nicholls and Geoff Monks, the following was gleaned: The 'Severn Valley Limited' steam charter ran Bridgenorth - Blackpool with 'Jubilee' class 4-6-0, 5690 Leander, at the head. As the charter passed through Winwick, double heading WCRC class 37, 37685 and class 47, 47760 waited on the slow line. As soon as Leander had cleared Load Haul liveried class 60, 60059 Swinden Dalesman appeared with a Fiddlers Ferry coal working from Liverpool Docks - the class 37 and class 47 were held at the lights. The latter locomotives then followed the steam charter to Blackpool to return the train to Kidderminster.
Pic number 1 is from Geoff Monks and shows the steam charter.
The second pic is from Jeff Nicholls - the steam charter is shown heading north past the two diesel locomotives, both on the slow line.
The two photographers also got other shots during a mad hour or so at Winwick - look out for them in the near future.