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Saturday, 29 June 2013

A Railway Pot Pourri

Today's post, 29th June 2013, is another bumper edition with nineteen pics featured from eight contributors and they constitute a real 'pic n mix' of approximately twenty nine locomotives. There will be one more post for June dated pics to qualify for the monthly competition.


WINWICK


First up are three pics from Jeff Nicholls. The Colas Rail liveried class 56, 56302 is pictured on the logs working, Carlisle - Chirk, through Winwick on 26th June 2013.

Code - June W20






Pic number two from Jeff features double heading DRS class 66s, 66425 and 66433 on the Tesco intermodal working of 12th June 2013. The location was Winwick. Using the trees as a natural frame improves the picture.

Code - June W21




Jeff's third shot shows a diesel quadruple header, light engine, through Winwick on 5th June 2013. The locos were class 31, 31190, class 50, 50015 Valiant, class 33, 33109 Captain Bill Smith RNR and class 37, 37901 Mirrlees Pioneer.  The foursome were heading to the GCR Gala from the ELR.

Code - June W22



Alan Rigby has sent in pic number four showing another logs working (empty) through Winwick on 23rd June 2013. At the head was Colas Rail class 56, 56302 and Colas Rail class 66, 66850.

Code - June W23







John Smith's pic, number five features that famous duo once again, the 'Earl' and the 'Duchess'. 'Castle' class 4-6-0, No.5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe is seen fronting 'Princess Coronation' class 4-6-2, No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland at Winwick Junction on 14th June 2013. (See the previous post for details).
Code - June W24





David Wood has sent in the following two pics, numbers six and seven. DBS class 60, 60079 is shown in pic number six, taken off Leech Lane bridge not far from St Helens Junction station. The working was LBT-FFPS coal and the date, 19th June 2013.
Code - June W25




The 'electric  blue' class 86 is shown in David's next pic, number seven. Speeding through Red Bank on 20th June 2013 was the 'celebrity' loco 86259, Les Ross.

Code - June W26






Pic number eight is from David Quayle, a further variation on the 'Earl' and the 'Duchess' theme. Taken rounding the bottom bend at Red Bank, David's shot is dated 14th June 2013.

Code - June W27




ALTERNATIVE UK PICS



First up in this section are two shots from Geoff Monks showing the visiting North American A4s. The first, pic number nine, shows No. 4489 Dominion of Canada, taken at the NRM on 28th June 2013.

Code - June A12






Geoff's second shot, number ten overall and taken at the NRM on the same date, features No.60008 Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The two A4s in Geoff's shots are to be re-united with the four in UK preservation, at the NRM's 'Great Gathering' in July. The latter will celebrate Mallard's 1938 world speed record of 126mph - 75 years ago.
Code - June A13




Pic number eleven has been sent in by Alan Rigby. Fowler/Stanier 4-6-0, No.46115 Scots Guardsman, is shown heading 'The Fellsman' at Helwith Bridge on 26th June 2013.

Code - June A14






Also from Alan, pic twelve shows double heading EWS (DBS) class 67 and class 66 locos on a Carlisle-Crewe engineers working. They were 67027 and 66113 - the date was 26th June 2013.

 Code - June A15






Two now from David Wood. Pic thirteen is of EWS (DBS) class 66, 66114, at Helwith Bridge on 26th June 2013. The working was cement (Clitheroe) tanks.

Code - June A16





Pic fourteen from David features Trans Pennine Express class 185, 185 129 at Hough Green on 21st June 2013.

Code - June A17






Pics fifteen and sixteen are from Bob McClellan. Colas Rail class 56, 56302, is depicted at Helsby with a logs working on 25th June 2013.


Code - June A18





Also taken at Helsby is Bob's next shot, number sixteen, showing GBRf class 66, 66717 Good Old Boy in charge of an Ellesmere Port - Ironbridge biomass working.

Code - June A19






Pics seventeen and eighteen are from David Quayle following his visit to the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway. Pic seventeen shows a scene at Haverthwaite including Bagnall 0-6-0ST No.2682 Princess, Hunslett 0-6-0ST No.3698 Repulse, and Barclay 0-6-0T No.1245. David adds that the locos were built in 1942, 1950 and 1911, respectively.    Code - June A20




Barclay 0-6-0T No.1245 stands alone at Haverthwaite in pic eighteen. Both of David's pics are dated 20th June 2013.


Code - June A21







The final pic in this post is from Matthew Chambers. Class 20, 20142 (D8142), is pictured at Swanage on 4th May 2013.










Voting continues for the 'Pic of the Month', May 2013 competition. The voting system is simple - just send me the yellow May 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 May dated pics posted between 12th May and 6th June, are eligible and have code numbers. My email address is at the top of the blog. 

Voting for the May comp will end at 2400hrs on 30th June 2013. Please vote now - everyone viewing this blog qualifies to vote, contributor or not.



Friday, 21 June 2013

Best of the GWR and LMS

Today, 21st June 2013, I am using nineteen pics several of which feature steam locomotives, notably a 'Castle' and a 'Duchess'.



WINWICK



First up are two pics from Jeff Nicholls. Pic number one shows double heading DRS class 57s, 57008 and 57010, heading an intermodal working through Winwick on 19th June 2013.

Code - June W8






Pic number two, from Jeff, features the celebrity 'tug', the blue liveried 60074  Teenage Spirit. The loco is working empty coal hoppers from FFPS to LBT. The pic is dated 19th June 2013.


Code - June W9





John Smith has sent in the next two pics. The first, number three overall, shows one of Charles Colletts finest, ex GWR 'Castle' class 4-6-0, No.5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe leading one of William Stanier's finest, ex LMS 'Princess Coronation' class 4-6-2, No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland.  The 'Special' was 'The Cumbrian Conqueror' running Carnforth - Shap - Carlisle - Shap - Crewe - Tyseley; John's shot of the return leg was taken at Red Bank on 15th June 2013.
Code - June W10



Pic number four features the blue 'tug'  60074 Teenage Spirit again, taken by John at St Helens Junction on 14th June 2013. The working was FFPS - LBT coal empties.

Code - June W11






The 'Castle' and the 'Duchess' feature again in the next two shots from David Quayle. Pic number five features the pair with support coaches on 14th June 2013, travelling north through Red Bank.

Code - June W12






David's next pic, number six overall, shows a close up of the 'Duchess' sandwiched between the two support coaches; same date and location as above.

Code - June W13






Double heading DRS class 37s are up next, pic number seven, courtesy of Bob McClellan. Bob was at Winwick for the daily  intermodal, this time running 90 minutes late. Locos were 37610 T.S. (Ted) Cassady 14.5.61 - 6.4.08, and 37607. Bob's pic is dated 13th June 2013.

Code - June W14




David Wood has sent in pics eight, nine and ten. Pic eight, depicting DBS class 60, 60010, was taken at Winwick on 11th June 2013. The working was coal.

Code - June W15





Pic nine shows Trans Pennine class 185, 185 122, on a route learning run at Rainhill. David's pic is dated 19th June 2013.

Code - June W16





David's third pic, number ten overall, highlights WCRC class 47, 47760. The loco was on the tail of 'The William Shakespeare' railtour running Barrow - Stratford-on-Avon. WCRC class 47, 47826, was at the head. The shot, a fine example of a 'glinter', was taken on 5th June 2013.
Code - June W17




Geoff Monks has sent in the next pic, number eleven, taken at Winwick on 19th June 2013. The working was an intermodal, Mossend - Daventry and the DRS class 57s were 57008 and 57010.

Code - June 18





Ieuan Wood's pic of ex Arriva liveried class 57, 57314, was taken at Winwick on 9th June 2013. The working was empty passenger stock.

Code - June W19




ALTERNATIVE UK PICS




Pic thirteen, the first in this section, is also from Ieuan Wood. Ieuan's shot features that pairing again - the 'Earl' and the 'Duchess'  -  taken  at Wigan NW on 15th June 2013.

Code - June A8





Bob McClellan has sent in pic number fourteen showing GBRf class 66, 66703 Doncaster PSB 1981-2002, heading Tunstead - Brentford loaded hoppers. The location was Chinley East Junction and the date, 17th June 2013.

Code - June A9





Matthew Chambers is up next with pics fifteen, sixteen and seventeen. Pic fifteen was taken at Ince Moss Junction on 1st June 2013 and depicts GBRf class 66, 66720  with Doncaster Decoy - LBT coal hoppers.

Code - June A10





Freightliner class 66, 66504 is pictured next, number sixteen, from Matthew again.The loco was shot at Crewe Basford Hall on 8th June 2013.

Code - June A11






Matthew's third shot, number seventeen, was taken at Wigan NW on 22nd May 2013. Pictured is GBRf class 66, 66728, Institution of Railway Operators, heading what appear to be biomass hoppers.








Nigel Gresley's ex LNER  'K1' class 'Mogul' 2-6-0, No.62005, is up next, pic eighteen from David Quayle. The shot was taken at Bury Baron Street on 23rd February 2013.








Finally, pic nineteen is also from David Quayle. Pictured is ex SR Urie/Maunsell 'S15' class 4-6-0, No 825 at Darnholme. The passenger service was approaching Goathland on the NYMR on 10th May 2013.










Voting is slow for the 'Pic of the Month', May 2013 competition. The voting system is simple - just send me the yellow May 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 May dated pics posted between 12th May and 6th June, are eligible and have code numbers. My email address is at the top of the blog. Everyone, contributors or not, can vote.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Thirteen from Seven

Today's post, 12th June 2013, comprises thirteen pics from seven contributors.


WINWICK


First up are a couple of pics from David Wood. Number one shows double heading DRS class 37s in charge of spent nuclear fuel flasks from Sellafield. The location was Winwick and the date, 5th June 2013. Only the first 37 was identified as 37605.
Code - June W3



David's second shot features a convoy of four locos on the move from the ELR to the GCR  - they were 37901 Mirrlees Pioneer, 33109 Captain Bill Smith RNR, 50015 Monarch and 31190. The location and date were as above.
Code - June W4





Jeff Nicholls has sent in the following two pics. The first, pic number three overall, features EWS (DBS) class 92, 92011 Handel heading DIT (dead in tow) EWS (DBS) class 66, 66110. The working was china clay, the location was Winwick and the date was 5th June 2013.
Code - June W5




Pic number four, of Stanier 'Black Five' 4-6-0, No.44932 and also from Jeff , was taken at Winwick on 12th June 2013. The working was Carnforth - Southall empty stock.

Code - June W6





The fifth pic was sent in by Geoff Monks. The post of 12th January 2013 described my intention to extend our Winwick patch to include the L&M line up to Rainhill. This shot, of the blue 'tug', 60074 Teenage Spirit, was taken at Rainhill on 7th June 2013. The working was LBT-FFPS coal.

 Code - June W7



ALTERNATIVE UK PICS



Pic number six is from Ieuan Wood. Ieuan travelled to York on 8th June 2013 to shoot Stanier 'Pacific' No.46233, Duchess of Sutherland, in Brunswick Green livery.

Code - June A3






Matthew Chambers has sent in pics seven and eight. Two freshly painted DBS locos are pictured in the first (number seven) class 66, 66118 and class 90, 90029 at Crewe on 8th June 2013.

Code - June A4





Matthew's next, pic number eight, features topping and tailing DRS class 20s, 20305 and 20309 with a Sellafield - Crewe working. The location was Wigan North Western and a Northern class 150, 150203, can be seen in the background. The pic is date 4th June 2013.

Code - June A5




Bob McClellan has sent in the next two pics. The Welshpool & Llanfair Railway is featured in this pic, number nine, with loco No.764-425 to the fore. Bob's pic is dated 4th May 2013.








Bob's next pic, number ten, shows loco No.7 of the Corris Railway, taken at Corris on 6th May 2013.









Geoff Monks pic, number eleven, shows off the magnificent Saddleworth Viaduct to great effect. The loco in the pic is Freightliner class 66, 66550, with a Roxby - Brindle Heath working of empty 'binliners'. The pic is dated 6th June 2013.

Code - June A6





David Quayle has sent in pic number twelve taken at Pickering on the NYMR on 15th May 2013. Featured is ex BR 'Standard' class 4, 4-6-0, No.75029 The Green Knight .








The final pic, number thirteen, is another of the blue 'tug', 60074 Teenage Spirit. The shot is from David Wood and it was taken at Whiston on 7th June 2013. The working was LBT-FFPS coal.

Code - June A7




Voting has started for the 'Pic of the Month', May 2013 competition. The voting system is simple - just send me the yellow May 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 May dated pics posted between 12th May and 6th June, are eligible and have code numbers. My email address is at the top of the blog. Everyone, contributors or not, can vote.