Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Sunday, 28 November 2010
Pic one is from Andy Appleton. A Virgin class 57, 57308 Tin Tin, is shown dragging a Virgin class 87, 87015 Howard of Effingham, itself heading Virgin passenger coaches, at Bank Quay on 15th April 2004.
Friday, 26 November 2010
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Monday, 22 November 2010
Saturday, 20 November 2010
Friday, 19 November 2010
The first pic is from Geoff Monks. The working is a Shap-Hope Street (Manchester) and the hoppers are carrying stone. Geoff adds "Note the newly applied (?) DRS stickers on the leading wagons; the remainder appear to be ex-Fastline". The pic is dated 16th November 2010.
The second pic was/is a fairly common sight recently. Load Haul liveried class 60, 60059 Swinden Dalesman is shown heading EWS (DBS) grafiti-laden coal hoppers. The shot is by David Wood and the pic was taken on 9th November 2010.
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
Monday, 15 November 2010
Saturday, 13 November 2010
Thursday, 11 November 2010
Robert Riddles' 'Britannia' class 4-6-2 locomotives hit BR metals between 1951 and 1954 - there were 55 in total. They were designated class 7; first in the class was No.70000, Britannia.
The 'A1' class of 49 locomotives was designed by the LNER Chief Mechanical Engineer A. H. Peppercorn. However, the class was delivered after the LNER had been nationalised to form part of British Railways at the start of 1948. All were scrapped between 1962 and 1966. In 1990 a group of enthusiasts gathered to form the 'A1 Steam Locomotive Trust' with the objective of building a new Peppercorn 'A1'. The Trust's 4-6-2 locomotive, No. 60163 Tornado, appeared under its own power in 2008.
Tuesday, 9 November 2010
Sunday, 7 November 2010
Class 87 locomotive 87012 was named Coeur de Lion from 2001 - 2005 but in the latter year she was renamed The Olympian and the slogan 'Back the Bid London 2010' was added to the sides of the locomotive. The locomotive was liveried in Network SouthEast colours. However, in December 2006, the locomotive was sold to a Bulgarian Railway Company (see the post for 26th May 2010 for details), so the PR excercise was short-lived.
The first pic is from Bob McClellan and shows the locomotive 'dragging' class 325 Royal Mail emus through Red Bank. The shot is dated 22nd August 2005.
John Smith has supplied the second shot taken on 3rd October 2005. The locomotive is shown in a consist of three, light-engine, with class 73s, 73204 and 73205 behind. The slogan seems to be slightly different in this shot - it appears to read 'Host City London 2012'. Not too much info on this working but John thinks that the locomotives were travelling to Scotland.
Friday, 5 November 2010
Edward Thompson succeeded Sir Nigel Gresley in 1941 as Chief Mechanical Engineer of the LNER. His class of 'B1' 4-6-0, mixed-traffic locomotives was the LNER equivalent of the GWR 'Hall' class and the LMS 'Black 5' class - 410 'B1' locomotives were eventually built. The first one, No.8301, hit LNER metals in 1942 and was named Springbok. The 'B1' in Bob's shot, No.61264, is owned by the Thompson B1 Locomotive Trust; she was rescued from the scrap heap in 1976 and completely restored for mainline duties by 1997. She is currently undergoing boiler renovation. A second 'B1' is currently preserved on the Nene Valley Railway - No.61306, Mayflower.
The second pic in today's post is from Bevan Price. He shot a triple-heading, light-engine consist of EWS liveried, DBS locos passing through Winwick, northbound, on 18th October 2010. They were class 67, 67026, class 67, 67017 Arrow, and class 92, 92019 Wagner. The working was Arpley-Mossend.