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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

More NYMR Pics

Three more pics from the recent North Yorkshire Moors Gala are included in today's post, 28th May 2013. Ten other shots make up the baker's dozen - six contributors are represented.
 
 
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The first two pics are from John Smith. Pic number one shows Freightliner class 66, 66587 and Freightliner 'PowerHaul' class 70, 70005, both with engineers workings at Earlestown on 19th May 2013.
 
Code - May W14
 
 
 
 
 
Pic number two features the same class 70, 70005 with its load, taken separately, at the same location.
 
Code - May W15
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The third and fourth pics are from Geoff Monks. Pic number three shows Freightliner class 66, 66596 with another engineers working, passing through Winwick on 25th May 2013. The Preston - Crewe run was an 'extra'.
 
Code - May W16
 
 
 
 
 
Our fourth pic, and Geoff's second, was also taken at Winwick but on 22nd May 2013. Blue liveried 'Celebrity' (Teenage Cancer Trust) class 60, 60074 Teenage Spirit, is pictured heading empty coal hoppers to FFPS from LBT.
 
Code - May W17
 
 
 
 
Following on in similar fashion is a pair from Jeff Nicholls. Pic number five features the two DRS class 37s which were regulars on our patch at the beginning of May. In this pic three Network Rail measurement coaches are sandwiched between DRS class 37, 37602 (top) and DRS class 37, 37610 T.S. Cassady (tail). The pic is dated  8th May 2013 and the location was Winwick.
Code - May W18

 
 
Jeff's second shot, number six overall, shows another 'Celebrity' loco, the privately owned, blue class 86, 86259 Les Ross. The electric loco was heading north on a Euston - Carlisle railtour as far as Carnforth, where Stanier 'Pacific', No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland was waiting to take over.
 
Code - May W19
 
 
 
 
The final shot, number seven in this section, is from Ieuan Wood. Two WCRC locos are shown passing through Winwick with a 'Northern Belle' empty stock move on 12th May 2013. The locos were class 47, 47786 Roy Castle O.B.E. and an unidentified class 57.
Code - May W20
 
 

ALTERNATIVE UK PICS
 
 
 
 
Matthew Chambers has supplied the first two pics in this section. Pic number eight overall features two WCRC class 33s, 33207 Jim Martin and 33029 Glen Loy, double heading through Wigan North Western on 23rd May 2013.
 
Code - May A12
 
 
 
 
 
Matthew's second, pic number nine was taken on the same date at the same location. Pictured is EWS (DBS) class 92, 92002 H.G.Wells on a Bescot-Carlisle ballast working.
 
 
Code - May A13
 
 
 
 
 
Geoff Monks second pic of the blue 'Tug' 60074, Teenage Spirit, is next. This pic, number ten overall, was taken as the LBT-FFPS coal working approached Whiston Station on 25th May 2013.
 
 
Code - May A14
 
 
 
 
 
Pic eleven is the first of a trio from David Quayle, taken at the recent NYMR Gala. Pic eleven shows Stanier 'Black Five' 4-6-0, No.45407 The Lancashire Fusilier, standing next to BR 'Standard' class 4 4-6-0, No.75029 The Green Knight, at Grosmont. The latter loco was sold to the NYMR by artist David Shepherd in order to pay for an overhaul on his second loco, class '9F', 92203 Black Prince. David's pic is dated 10th May 2013.
 
Code - May A15
 
 

 Pic twelve from David features Nigel Gresley's 'Streak' 4-6-2, No.60007 Sir Nigel Gresley at Grosmont, on the same day, 10th May 2013. Diesel class 24, D5061, is also included in the pic.
 
Code - May A16
 
 
 
 
 
Our final pic in this post is David's third, number thirteen overall. Undergoing some minor maintenance at Grosmont are No.60007 Sir Nigel Gresley and Thompson 'B1' class 4-6-0 No.61264 running as No.61002 Impala.  The date was the same, 10th May 2013.
 

Code - May A17






Voting is underway for the 'Pic of the Month', April 2013 competition. The voting system is simple - just send me the yellow April 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 April dated pics posted between April 15th and 3rd May, are eligible and have code numbers. My email address is at the top of the blog. Every one of you, contributors or not, can vote.

 
 
 

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Pictorial Stories (2)

I began this series on 25th April 2013 asking for contributors to send in three or four pics on a theme - this contribution in today's post, 23rd May 2013, is from David Quayle and shows the 'A4' No.60007 at the NYMR a couple of weeks ago. David attended the 40th Anniversary Festival and Spring Steam Gala on 10th May 2013 and sent in the following pics, all featuring the Gresley 'Pacific' named after the famous GNR/LNER Mechanical Engineer.
 
 
Pic one features the Gresley 'Streak' No.60007 Sir Nigel Gresley (the 100th Gresley 'Pacific') emerging from the tunnel at Grosmont, passing Stanier  'Black Five' 4-6-0, No.45407 The Lancashire Fusilier. 
 
 
Code - May A8
 
 
 
 
 
Pic two shows the loco passing the loco shed. Taken in the vertical format this pic
 
 
Code - May A9
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
can be compared with this one, pic number three, taken in the landscape format a little further down the line.
 
 
 
Code - May A10
 
 
 
 
David's fourth shot is a close up of the plaque recording the occasion when No.60007 broke the post war speed record - 112mph - on 23rd may 2013. Details of this achievement can be found through the following link :  http://www.sirnigelgresley.org.uk/23-05-1959.html
 
Code - May A11
 
 
 
 
 
Voting is underway for the 'Pic of the Month', April 2013 competition. The voting system is simple - just send me the yellow April 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 April dated pics posted between April 15th and 3rd May, are eligible and have code numbers. My email address is at the top of the blog. Every one of you, contributors or not, can vote.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Three Steam, Six Diesel Classes.

Thirteen more pics in today's post, 19th May 2013, from seven contributors. As the title describes, three steam and six diesel classes are represented.
 
 
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First up are three pics from Jeff Nicholls. Pic one features John Cameron's 'Streak', one of Gresley's finest, No. 60009 Union of South Africa. The loco was working day 5 of the 'Cathedrals Explorer' - Bangor - Hexham. Jeff's pic is dated 13th May 2013 and the location was Golborne.
 
Code - May W7
 
 
 
Jeff's next, pic number two, shows two DRS class 37s which were around recently with a Network Rail working. They were 37602T and T37610. The location was Winwick and the date, 8th May 2013.
 
Code - May W8
 
 
 
 
Pic number three, also from Jeff, features the 'Deltic' class 55, 55022 Royal Scots Grey at Parkside Junction on 24th April 2013.The loco was about to take the Parkside East curve on its way from the ELR to Glasgow Works.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ieuan Wood has sent in the following two pics. The first, pic number four, shows a Network Rail measurement train passing through Winwick on 12 April 2013. At the head was class 31, 31285. The pic is dated 12th May 2013.
 
Code - May W9



 
Pic number five, also from Ieuan, features EWS (DBS) class 66, 66162 on an engineers working through Winwick on 12th May 2013.
 
Code - May W10
 
 
 
 
Pics six and seven have been sent in by Geoff Monks. Pic six shows the Mossend - Daventry intermodal with the Malcolm liveried DRS class 66, 66434, at the head.
 
 
Code - May W11
 
 
 
 
 
Pic seven shows the Celebrity 'Tug' No.60074 Teenage Spirit passing through Winwick on 13th may 2013. The working was LBT-FFPS coal. The 'Tug' represents the Teenage Cancer Trust.
 
 
Code - May W12
 
 
 
 
The Thompson 'B1' class 4-6-0, No.60103 Mayflower, pictured twice in the previous post, is next , pic number eight. The loco is pictured with support coach at Winwick on 1st May 2013.  
 
 Code - May W13

 
 
ALTERNATIVE UK PICS
 
 
 
Pics nine and ten have been sent in by Matthew Chambers. Pic nine shows a couple of class 20s, 20142 and 20189 at the Swanage Railway (Nordon) on 11th May 2013. The latter is used to haul London Underground units around the rail network and was painted in its current livery to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the London Underground Network.
 
Code - May A5
 
 
Pic ten features another class 20, 20227 also in London Underground livery with class 20, 20189. The location was Swanage again and the date, 11th May 2013.
 
Code - May A6
 
 
 
 
 
 
Our eleventh pic is from Jeff Nicholls. This is a shot from Toton taken on 10th May 2013. In the picture are EWS (DBS) class 60s, 60051, 60022 and 60052 (behind) all in store and class 08, 08994 with its cut down cab from when it worked in South Wales on the ex Burry Port and Gwyndraeth Railway.
 
 Code - May A7

 
Pic number twelve shows the ex SR Bulleid 'WC' class 4-6-2, No.34067 Tangmere, at Peak Rail on 14th April 2013. The loco had hauled a railtour from Kings Cross. The pic is from Bob McClellan.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Our final shot is from David Quayle, one of his pics from the April, Llangollen Railway Gala. Pictured is Stanier 'Black Five' 4-6-0, No.44806, leaving Glyndyfrdwy for Carrog on 20th April 2013.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Voting is underway for the 'Pic of the Month', April 2013 competition. The voting system is simple - just send me the yellow April 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 April dated pics posted between April 15th and 3rd May, are eligible and have code numbers. My email address is at the top of the blog. Every one of you, contributors or not, can vote.

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Ten for May

As the title suggests this post, 12th May 2013, comprises ten pics taken in May, by five contributors.



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Pic number one is from Jeff Nicholls. Ex LNER (Thompson) 'B1' class 4-6-0, No.61306 Mayflower is pictured passing through Winwick  on a Washwood Heath - Carnforth working. The train was late as on the previous day it had failed around Walsall. Jeff's pic is dated 1st May 2013.

Code - May W1





Next up, pic number two, is a second shot from Jeff Nicholls. Two class 37s and a class 66 are shown about to pass at Winwick on 1st May 2013. The two DRS class 37s were 37611 (Top) and 37603 (Tail) with a Network Rail train, and the DRS class 66 was 66433, on an intermodal working.
Code - May W2





Pic number three has been sent in by David Wood. A similar Network Rail train as the one  above is shown at Winwick but with different DRS class 37s in charge. They were 37602 (Top) and 37610 (Tail). The date was 8th May 2013.

Code - May W3




Arpley Yard is the location for Matthew Chambers' pic of DBS class 60, 60010. The pic is dated 2nd May 2013.

Code - May W4







Geoff Monks has sent in the next two pics of class 66s on different workings. The first, pic number five overall, features Freightliner class 66, 66606 leaving Bank Quay with FPPS - Hunterston empty coal hoppers on 7th May 2013.


Code - May W5




Geoff's next pic, number six shows GBRf class 66, 66727 Andrew Scott CBE, at Monks Siding with a Doncaster - FFPS empty gypsum working on 7th May 2013.


Code - May W6





ALTERNATIVE UK PICS


Pic seven shows the Thompson 'B1' class 4-6-0, No.60103 Mayflower again,  but this time at Bamfurlong. The loco and support coach were on the same Washwood Heath - Carnforth run on the same day, 1st May 2013.

Code - May A1





Matthew Chambers has sent in the next two pics, both taken at Doncaster. The first, pic number eight, shows Colas class 66, 66849 on a coal working. This pic is dated 4th May 2013.

Code - May A2






Next, pic number nine, depicts GBRf class 66, 66729 Derby County standing in the station, light engine, on the same day 4th May 2013.


Code - May A3






Finally, pic number ten is from Geoff Monks. Freightliner class 90, 90044 is pictured at Chorlton on a Trafford Park - Felixstowe intermodal working, on 2nd May 2013.


Code - May A4






Voting has started for the 'Pic of the Month', April 2013 competition. The voting system is simple - just send me the yellow April 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 April dated pics posted between April 15th and 3rd May, are eligible and have code numbers. My email address is at the top of the blog. Everyone, contributors or not, can vote.

Friday, 3 May 2013

'Pics of the Month, March 2013' - RESULTS + More April shots

Here are the results for the March monthly competition: congratulations to Alan Rigby and David Quayle. Also in today's post, 3rd May 2013, I have added ten more pics for the April competition. Apologies to those I have not used but I was inundated with pics. Also, please read the important info' on Old Alder Lane at the base of this post.


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1st   March W8  by Alan Rigby


In Alan's shot DBS class 60, 60015 Bow Fell, is shown at St Helens Junction on a coal working on 21st March 2013.






2nd=   March W11  by John Smith


This pic from John Smith, features double heading locos passing through Winwick on 29th March 2013. Pictured are EWS (DBS) class 92, 92039 Johann Strauss and EWS (DBS) class 66, 66169.







2nd=   March W12  by John Smith


DBS class 60, 60092 is shown on a coal working through Earlestown on 29th March 2013.








ALTERNATIVE UK & WORLD PICS


1st March A20  by David Quayle


Four locos are featured in David's pic taken at in a snow storm at Bewdley on 23rd March 2013. They are ex GWR small 'Prairie' 2-6-2, No.5164, ex GWR 2-6-2 'Prairie', No.4566, ex BR 'Standard' class '4', 2-6-4T No.80072 and ex SR 'WC' class 4-6-2, No.34007 Wadebridge.






2nd March A10  by Alan Rigby


Alan's pic shows GBRf (Metronet) class 66, 66718 Gwyneth Dunwoody, pictured at Wigan North Western on a gypsum working on 26th March 2013.






 
3rd March A5  by Bob McClellan
 
 
A pic shot in poor weather - Bob was at Great Rocks Junction for this one. Pictured is GBRf class 66, 66724 Drax Power Station on a stone working, Tunstead - Bury St Edmunds. The pic is dated 6th March 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ALTERNATIVE UK PICS (April dated)
 
 
 
First up in this section is Colas class 56, 56105, taken at Bamfurlong. The working was the Carlisle - Chirk logs, the date was 20th April 2013 and the photographer was Matthew Chambers.
 
Code - April A25
 
 
 
 
Next is a pic from David Wood. Pictured is Arriva class 175, 175004, at Helsby on 20th April 2013.
 
 
Code - April A26
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pic number three from Jeff Nicholls features DBS class 66, 66001 on the Wigan Wagons, after working round its load to take the Bickershaw Branch. on 17th April 2013.
 
Code - April A27
 
 
 
 
David Quayle has sent in pic number four showing the restored railmotor No.93 coupled with autocoach No.92. Also in the pic is the front end of Stanier 'Black Five' No. 44806. The pic is dated 20th April 2013. The location was Glyndyfrdwy on the Langollen Rlwy.
Code - April A28
 
 
 
 
 
Pic number five has been sent in by Geoff Monks. Colas class 56, 56105, is shown at Helsby with the Carlisle - Chirk logs working on 20th April 2013 (same date as Matthew's pic above).
 
Code - April A29
 
 
 
 
 
Geoff has also sent in pic number six. Ex BR 'Standard' class '4MT' 2-6-4, No.80080 is pictured departing northwards from Bury Bolton Street on the ELR. The working was for driving experience with a load of four vans. The pic is dated 21st April 2013. 
 
Code - April  A30




Jeff Nicholls has sent in pic number seven taken at Acton Bridge on 19th April 2013. Pictured is EWS (DBS) class 66, 66193, on a Runcorn Folly Lane - Arpley working of tanks.
 
Code - April A31
 
 
 
 
 
David Quayle's shot of ex Br 'Standard' class '4'  2-6-4, No. 80072 is next, pic number eight. The loco is shown approaching  Glyndyfrdwy with a passenger service on 20th April 2013. 
 
Code - April A32
 
 
 
 Pic number nine is from from David Hennessey. Stanier 'Black Five', No.44806, is depicted at Berwyn with a service for Carrog. David's pic is dated 20th April 2013. 
 
 
 
Code - April A33
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Last but not least is Bob McClellan's shot of Bulleid 'WC' class 4-6-2, No.34067 Tangmere, pic number ten. The loco arrived at Peak Rail with a railtour from Kings Cross on 14th April 2013.
 
 
Code - April A34




Because there are so many pics in the April 'Alternative UK Pics' section, the first two in the vote will go forward for 'Alternatives, Pic of the Year' 2013.
 
  
Voting can now begin for the 'Pic of the Month',  April 2013 competition. The voting system is simple - just send me the yellow April 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 April dated pics posted between April 15th and today, 3rd May, are eligible and have code numbers. My email address is at the top of the blog. Everyone, contributors or not, can vote.


IMPORTANT  The restriction to Old Alder Lane will not affect our prime photographic location at Winwick. It will begin at the bottom of th hill at the bend. See map.