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Thursday, 26 April 2012

The 'Green Duchess'

What lousy weather we are having at present just when some Heritage Steam locos are rostered for passage through Winwick. Today's post, 26th April 2012, features one such loco liveried in 'Brunswick Green', as voted by enthusiasts. I continue to receive a mountain of contributions and it is impossible to post them all - but everyone who sends in pictures will be represented on the blog. Keep sending them in.


WINWICK


Jeff Nicholls is up first with his pic, number one, of the ex LMS Stanier 'Pacific' No.46233, Duchess of Sutherland, sporting her latest livery of 'Brunswick Green'. (According to the Internet she carried this livery from 1952/early 1953 - can anyone clarify?) The loco with support coach is pictured at Bank Quay where it was scheduled to stop but passed slowly through platform 4 without stopping. The pic is dated 25th April 2012.

** This pic qualifies for Winwick 'Pic of the Month', April 2012.



The second shot is of the same loco, on the same date, taken at Winwick by David Quayle. Adding further interest is a class 175 dmu in the near distance.

** This pic qualifies for Winwick 'Pic of the Month', April 2012.








Pic number three is also a repeat of the same working but taken by David Wood. The loco and support coach were travelling north, through Winwick.

** This pic qualifies for Winwick 'Pic of the Month', April 2012.






The fourth pic is from Ken Young. Featured is TATA Steel liveried class 60, 60099, standing at Bank Quay in late evening on 16th January 2012. The working was coal.








Andy Parkinson has supplied pic number five. DBS class 67, 67005 Queen's Messenger is shown leaving the low level line heading for a crew change at Bank Quay. The headboard reads 'The Waverley Express' and the working was Shrewsbury - Edinburgh. The pic is dated 21st April 2012.

 ** This pic qualifies for Winwick 'Pic of the Month', April 2012.




The same working is up next, pic number six, from Dave Harris. In Dave's pic the tail loco, 67027 Rising Star is clearly visible as the train passes through Red Bank on the same date, 21st April 2012; 67005 is up front.

** This pic qualifies for Winwick 'Pic of the Month', April 2012.




ALTERNATIVE UK PICS



Pic number seven, the first in this section, is from Colin Platt. He took it on his recent visit to the Severn Valley Railway, at Highley. The loco is Gresley 'A4' class 4-6-2, No.4464 Bittern, and it is heading Gresley teak coaches out of the station. This pic is dated 26th March 2012.





David Wood has sent in pic number eight taken at the current 9 day 'Steel, Steam and Stars III' spectacular, at the Llangollen Railway.The loco is Stanier 'Black 5' 4-6-0. No. 44806 (running as scrapped sister loco 44801), pictured leaving Berwyn on 23rd April 2012.

** This pic qualifies for Alternatives Pic of the Month', April 2012.




A Network Rail Test Train (NRTT) is up next, pic number nine, from Andy Appleton. Andy hasn't posted for a while so welcome back. The former InterCity Instruction Coach DB977868 is pictured sandwiched between class 43, 43014 and class 31, 31285; class 47, 47145 Myrrdin Emrys, in BR blue livery with Railfreight decals, is at the head. Andy's pic is dated 1st June 2005. Unfortunately, 47145 was 'cut up' in 2009.



The latest 'Royal' class 67, 67026 Diamond Jubilee, is shown next, pic number ten, on the tail of the Euston - Runcorn 'Grand National Special'. The pic is dated 14th April 2012; class 67, 67006 Royal Sovereign, was at the head.

 ** This pic qualifies for Alternatives Pic of the Month', April 2012.





Shot number eleven is from David Quayle. Ex Caledonian Railway (CR) '812' class 0-6-0 tender locomotive, No.828 (BR 57566), is pictured at Llangollen (same Gala as described for pic number eight, above) on 22nd April 2012.

** This pic qualifies for Alternatives Pic of the Month', April 2012.






David Quayle has also sent in pic number twelve taken at the same Llangollen Gala. Depicted are two locos side by side - ex GWR large 'Prairie' 2-6-2, No.5199 and ex GNR class 'N2' 0-6-2 tank locomotive, No.1744. The location was Llangollen and the date, 22nd April 2012.  

** This pic qualifies for Alternatives Pic of the Month', April 2012.




ALTERNATIVE WORLD PICS



Pic number thirteen, the first and only pic in this section, is from Jeff Nicholls. The familiar DB red  livery is shown on loco No.115 112 4 at Berlin Osbahnhof, heading a push-n-pull service of double-decker carriages bound for Berlin Schonefeld Airport.  The pic is dated 4th June 2006.








Only four days left to vote for the 'Pic of the Month' March 2012 competition. All March dated qualifying pics posted between 1st March and 6th April, are highlighted in yellow. Please look through these posts and vote now if you have not done so already..... Winwick Area 1st, 2nd and 3rd and Alternatives (UK and World) 1st, 2nd and 3rd. My email address is at the top of the blog. Just send me the pic number, blog post date (not picture date) and photographer for each pic you choose. If you wish to view the pics at better resolution use the first set of instructions in slide show options to the right of the blog. 
Everyone reading this post is eligible to vote, contributor or not. 

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