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Monday, 25 February 2013

Mix of Steam, Electric and Diesel.

Twelve pics comprise today's post, 25th February 2013. Six contributors are represented.


WINWICK


First up is a pic from David Hennessey. DBS class 60, 60011, is pictured at Slutchers Lane on the FFPS 'coal run' on 16th February 2013.

Code - February W10







Next, pic number two, is from Bob McClellan. Another DBS class 60, 60092, is shown close to Fiddlers Ferry Marina on an empty coal working. The pic is dated 21st February 2013.

Code - February W11






Jeff Nicholls has sent in pic number three.  The TATA steel liveried 'tug' is shown at Winwick on 13th February 2013, in a blizzard. The working was coal (what would we photograph without coal?).


Code - February W12





The same loco is pictured next, pic number four, from Bob McClellan. The working this time is gypsum and the location, Red Bank. Bob's pic is dated 13th February 2013.

 Code - February W13






ALTERNATIVE UK & WORLD



Our next two pics have been supplied by Jeff Nicholls. Number five shows EWS (DBS) class 66, 66083, on a car transporter (land rovers) Halewood - Southampton working through Tamworth on 20th February 2013.

Code - February A10





Pic six from Jeff was taken at the same location on the same date. Pictured is privately owned 90003, Raedwald of East Anglia, in Greater Anglia branding and DRS class 47, 47802. The 90 has been under repair at Crewe and is currently out of service.

Code - February A11





Pic seven is from David Quayle. Taken over the weekend at the ELR Gala David's shot features the ex BR 'Standard' class '4MT' 2-6-4, No.80080, standing at Bury Baron Street. The pic is dated 23rd February 2013.

Code - February A12






Pic number eight is also from David's trip to the same Gala. Ex LNER 'K4' class 4-6-0, No 61994 The Great Marquess, is shown double heading, tail to tail, with Stanier 'Black 5' 4-6-0, No. 45407 The Lancashire Fusilier. The location was Bury Baron Street and the date, 23rd February 2013.

 Code - February A13




David Wood has sent in the next two pics. Number ten shows Freightliner 'PowerHaul' class 70, 70016, heading a Network Rail engineers working about to pass GBRf class 66, 66701, with an intermodal working. The pic is dated 20th February 2013; the location was Chorlton.

Code - February A14



The same pairing as shown in pic number six above, is repeated in pic eleven from David. The location was different however - Chorlton - but the date was the same 20th February 2013.

Code - February A15




Matthew Chambers has sent in pics eleven and twelve. Pic eleven was taken at Doncaster on 16th February 2013. Pictured is double heading pair of GBRf class 66s, 66729 Derby County and 66713, Forest City.


Code - February A16





The final pic, number twelve, from Matthew features a coal working taken at Wigan North Western Station on 7th February 2013. A low sun has produced an excellent 'glinter' pic, side-lighting the train headed by TATA steel liveried class 60, 60099.

Code - February A17






IMPORTANT : If you havn't already voted in our two 2012 competitions, (see posts 5th and 6th February) please do so. The closing date is February 28th, 24.00hrs. All of you, contributors, readers / viewers, are invited to vote. My email address is at the top of the blog.


The January 2013 monthly competition is also open for voting. The voting system is simple - just send me the yellow January code numbers of the three pics you have chosen as 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each section, Winwick and Alternatives (UK and World combined). All January dated pics posted between January 12th and February 2nd are eligible and have code numbers. My email address is at the top of the blog. 

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

More Winwick and Alternatives

Today's post, 20th February 2013, comprises six Winwick area shots and six more in the Alternative UK section. Six contributors are represented.

IMPORTANT : If you havn't already voted in our 2012 competitions, (see posts 5th and 6th February) please do so. The closing date is February 28th, 24.00hrs. All of you, contributors, readers / viewers, are invited to vote. My email address is at the top of the blog.

The January 2013 monthly competition is also open for voting. The voting system is simple - just send me the yellow January code numbers of the three pics you have chosen as 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each section, Winwick and Alternatives (UK and World combined). All January dated pics posted between January 12th and February 2nd are eligible and have code numbers. My email address is at the top of the blog.


WINWICK



David Hennessey has provided our first two pics. Number one shows the TATA Steel liveried class 60, 60099, with an empty coal hopper working off Slutchers Lane. The pic is dated 16th February 2013.

Code - February W5







David's second shot features the blue class 86, 86259 Les Ross, on the 'Winter Cumbrian Express' at Bank Quay. The pic is dated 16th February 2013.

Code - February W6








Pic number three is from Jeff Nicholls. Freightliner 'PowerHaul' class 70, 70015, is pictured on a short Crewe-Carlisle engineers working on 13th February 2013.

Code - February W7





Our fourth pic is from Bob McClellan. Depicted is the daily 'Russell' intermodal working headed by DRS class 66, 66433, through Winwick on 13th February 2013.

Code - February W8






GBRf class 66, 66717 Good Old Boy is next, in pic number five, from David Wood. Taken at Winwick on 30th January 2013 the working was biomass.







The 'silver bullets' (china clay) working is next although the tanks are hardly shining these days. The pic, number six, was taken on 7th February 2013, by Alan Rigby. The loco at the head is EWS (DBS) class 92, 92019 Wagner;  the location was Winwick.
 
 Code - February W9





ALTERNATIVE UK PICS

 

First up, pic number seven, is from Matthew Chambers. Matthew travelled to Doncaster on 16th February 2013 to photograph the newly named GNER class 91, 91007 SKYFALL. The loco with its MK4 set was vinyl wrapped with James Bond artwork related to the latest film. The selected loco was 91107, re-numbered of course. The naming ceremony had been held at Euston  earlier on the same day.

Code - February A6




Pic number eight from Matthew shows the the other end of the train with DVT 82231 branded in a similar way. The date was the same, 16th February 2013.

Code - February A7







Double heading class 37s are up next, pic number nine from Matthew again. Taken at Bescot on a Pathfinder Tours charter, the DRS 37s were 37218 and 37609. This pic is dated 7th February 2013.

Code - February A8






Ex GNR class 'N2' 0-6-2 tank, No.1744 (BR No.69523), is up next from David Quayle, pic number ten. Quorn & Woodhouse on the GCR was the location and the pic is dated 26th January 2013.







 

David has also sent in pic number eleven. The William Stanier and Oliver Bulleid duo of 4-6-0 No.45407 The Lancashire Fusilier and 4-6-2 No.34046 Braunton are the focus on the ELR at Bury. The pic is dated 19th January 2013.












The final pic, number twelve, has been sent in by Alan Rigby. Pictured is the WCRC class 47, 47500, which hit the headlines a few weeks ago for catching fire near Manchester. In Alan's shot the loco is temporarily stored at the Museum of Science and Industry. Alan's pic was taken on 7th February 2013.

Code - February A9

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Ten from Six

Today's post, 14th February 2013, comprises ten pics from six contributors.

Please remember to vote for the Best Pics of 2012 - Winwick and Alternative UK -  described in the previous two posts and the January 2013 competition described below.


WINWICK


First up is a shot from Alan Rigby of GBRf class 66, 66705 Golden Jubilee, working Carlisle - Whitemoor with loaded spoil. The pic is dated 7th February 2013 and the location was Winwick.

Code - February W2






Pic number two is from Ieuan Wood. Featured is the 'Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express' running Euston - Carlisle - Euston. The location was Red Bank and the date, 9th February 2013. The loco, class 86 86529 Les Ross, is preserved.

 Code - February W3




Our third pic has been sent in by Jeff Nicholls. Freightliner 'Heavyhaul' class 70, 70006, is shown after the Latchford run-round near Slutchers Lane with an Ellesmere Port - FFPS coal working. The pic is dated 6th February 2013.

 Code - February W4





ALTERNATIVE UK PICS



The first two pics in this section are from Geoff Monks. First up, pic number four overall, shows Colas class 56, 56094, at Docker (between Tebay and Oxenholme) on a Carlisle - Chirk logs working on 2nd February 2013.

 Code - February A1






Pic number five, from Geoff, features John Cameron's 'Streak' No.60009 Union of South Africa, heading the southbound 'Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express'. Geoff's pic is dated 2nd February 2013. The location was Birkett Common.

 Code - February A2





Alan Rigby has sent in pic number six. GBRf class 66, 66706 Nene Valley, is shown with a Trafford Park- Felixstowe working at Oxford Road on 7th February 2013.

Code - February A3







Bury on the ELR is the location for Ieuan Wood's pic, number seven, taken at a recent Gala on 20th January 2013. Shown are ex SR 'WC' class 4-6-2, No.34046 Braunton, and 'Jinty' 0-6-0 tank, No. 47324, renumbered as 47584 taken by the Bury signal box.







Pic number eight is from David Quayle taken at the same Gala as pic number seven above. Featured is 'WC' class 4-6-2 No.34046 Braunton, David's pic was taken on 19th January 2013.








Matthew Chambers has sent in pics nine and ten, both of condemned locos stored at Barrow Hill. The first shows DRS class 37, 37087 Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, on 2nd February 2013.
Code - February A4






Taken on the same date and at the same location, was dark blue liveried class 47, 47791.

Code - February A5






 
In addition to the two 'Pics of the Month' competitions described in the previous two posts voting continues for the 'Pic of the Month', January 2013 competition. The voting system is simple - just send me the yellow January code numbers of the three pics you have chosen as 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each section, Winwick and Alternatives (UK and World combined). All January dated pics posted between January 12th and February 2nd are eligible and have code numbers. My email address is at the top of the blog.

The closing date February 28th is approaching for the 'Pic of the Month Competitions' 2012 and it is important that we receive as many votes as possible. Please vote, particularly those non-contributors who just like to browse our blog.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Best Alternative UK & World Pic, 2012 - Entries

Following yesterday's entries for the Best Winwick Pic, 2012, today's post 6th February 2013, is another important one. All of you, viewers and contributors, are invited to take part. The object - to judge the Best Photograph from the entries below. The pics are the winners from the 2012 Monthly competitions in the 'Alternative Uk & World' section of Along Winwick Lines; they are individually code numbered above to make judging easy. Please send your first four choices to the email address above. 

Remember, you are voting for photographs not photographers, please put all bias aside and vote truthfully. Obviously, you cannot vote for yourself.

Remember to vote for both sections in this and the previous post. Closing date for both sections is 2400hrs 28th February 2013.



WINWICK


 A1                                                                                                            A2





A3
                                                         A4a











                                                                                                    
 A4b                                                                                                         A5












A6                                                                                                           A7













A8                                                                                                            A9













A10a                                                                                                       A10b   













A10c                                                                                                        A11





A12
  




Note that for month 4, joint winners were declared, hence the postcripts a and b. However, for  month 10, because of the huge number of pics posted in the Alternatives section (32), I added that the first two would be put forward for the 'Best Pic' award, But there were joint seconds, so three pics were required from month 10, hence postscripts  a, b and c.

I have been informed that for some reason pics A1, A10c and A12 cannot be viewed below in the larger size when 'clicked'. I cannot rectify this at the moment. So,  using the archive at the right hand side of the blog, look up the following posts -  4th February 2013 for A12; 3rd December 2012 for 10c;  4th March 2012 for A1. The pics can be enlarged in these posts.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Best Winwick Pic, 2012 - Entries

Today's post, 5th February 2013, is a very important one and all of you, viewers and contributors, are invited to take part. The object - to judge the Best Photograph from the entrants below. The pics are the winners from the 2012 Monthly competitions in the 'Winwck' section of Along Winwick Lines; they are individually code numbered above to make judging easy. Please send your first four choices to the email address above. Tomorrow I will post the entries for the 'Alternative UK & World' section.

Remember, you are voting for photographs not photographers, please put all bias aside and vote truthfully. Obviously, you cannot vote for yourself. CLOSING DATE - 2400hrs February 28th 2013.


             W1                                                                                                    W2
                                                                  











                      W3                                                                                           W4 










                    W5                                                                                          W6
                                                                                                                                                                                                        

                                                          
                       W7                                                                                       W8
                                                                                                                 
   





                    W9                                                                                          W10a
                 

                                                                                                  




           W10b                                                                                               W11a
                                                                                                        











                   W11b                                                                                       W12





                                                                                                        

                                                                                       
                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                            
Note that for months ten and eleven, joint winners were declared, hence the postscripts a and b.