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Friday, 29 November 2013

Seven pics, Eleven locos

In today's post, 29th November 2013, I am using seven pics from just three contributors but featuring eleven locomotives.


WINWICK


First up are two pics from Alan Rigby. Pic number one shows GBRf class 92, 92032  IMechE Railway Division, on a light engine move from Carlisle to Rugby L/E on 22nd November 2013. Shot at Winwick.

Code - November W12





Next, pic number two, taken at the same place and on the same date features double-heading DRS class 37s. The locos were 37601 and 37261 on a Daventry - Coatbridge intermodal.

Code - November W13





Pic three, one of five from Jeff Nicholls (is anyone else bothering these days?), shows the Fridays-only Mossend - Hams Hall working led by a triple header consisting of the following - EWS (DBS) class 92, 92041, DBS class 67, 67016 and EWS (DBS) class 66, 66164. The location was Winwick and the date, 22nd November 2013.             Code - November W14




Pic four, again from Jeff was taken at Highfield Moss on the Chat Moss line. Pictured are double heading Stanier 'Black Five' 4-6-0s, with support coaches on 26th November 2013.

Code - November W15






Jeff's third pic, number five overall, shows DRS class 37, 37218, heading a rake of PFA containers from Crewe to Drigg in Cumbria.


Code - November W16






DBS class 60, 60024 is pictured next in pic number four from Jeff, number six overall. The working was FFPS - LBT empty coal hoppers ; a southbound Pendolino is just visible in the background.


 Code - November W17





Another pic from Jeff at number seven. Bulleid 'Pacific' No.34067 Tangmere is pictured on a Carnforth - Southall move. The location was Winwick and the date, 21st November 2013.

Code - November W18




ALTERNATIVE UK PIC



The first and only pic in this section, pic number eight overall, is from Ieuan Wood - one of his pics from a Chorlton visit on 12th November 2013. The working was an intermodal and the loco, Freightliner class 90, 90016.     Code - November A9





Voting closes for the 'Pic of the Month',  October 2013 competition at 2400hrs 1st December 2013. The voting system is simple - just send me the yellow October 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 October dated pics posted between 5th October and 30th October are eligible, and have code numbers. My email address is at the top of the blog. Everyone, contributors or not, can vote; please do so as voting is poor up to now.




Thursday, 21 November 2013

From Winwick to Cumbria to Scotland

In this post, 21st November 2013, I am using a thirteen pics from four contributors. The pics cover the Winwick area, the 'Cumbrian Jubilee' special and retro shots from Scotland.


WINWICK


First up are a couple of pics from Ieuan Wood. Pic number one features DBS class 60, 60024, on a loaded LBT-FFPS coal working through Winwick, on 16th November 2013.
 Code - November W7 








Ieuan's second shot shows the 'Tesco Express' intermodal headed by a DBS class 92, 92015, through Winwick on the same date, 16th November 2013.
Code - November W8  







Pics numbered three, four and five are from Jeff Nicholls. Freightliner class 66, 66551 is shown in pic number three, heading a Crewe-Carlisle engineers working over the High Level Mersey Bridge. The pic is dated 8th November 2013.
 Code - November W9 







A NRTT (Network Rail Test Train) is featured next, pic number four from Jeff. NR liveried class 97, 97301  is pictured with DRS class 37, 37194 sandwiching the test car Mentor. The location was Parkside Junction and the date, 20th November 2013.
Code - November W10  







DBS class 60, 60020, is up next in Jeff's third pic, number five overall. The working was Preston Docks - Linsey Oil Refinery empty bitumen tanks and the train is held at the signal at Parkside Junction. The pic is dated 20th November 2013.
Code - November W11  







ALTERNATIVE UK PICS



Pics six, seven and eight form one of our much appreciated 'picture stories'. The three shots are from Barry Rigby, his first post for a while. The shots show the 'Cumbrian Jubilee' special which ran Carnforth - Carlisle on the WCML and returned to Hellifield on the S&C.  




Pic number six shows Stanier 'Jubilee' class 4-6-0, No.45699 Galatea, climbing past Greenholme at about 20mph after being put in the loop at Tebay to allow a Pendolino to pass. The pic is dated 9th November 2013.
Code - November A3








The seventh pic features the 'Cumbrian Jubilee' approaching Appleby Station on 9th November 2013.
Code - November A4









Pic number eight was also taken at Appleby as Galatea took on water before leaving on 9th November 2013.
Code - November A5










Ieuan Wood has sent in the next two pics, nine and ten. Pic nine shows  double-heading track machines at Chorlton on 12th November 2013.

Code - November A6







Pic ten from Ieuan features the DRS class 57, 57308, also at Chorlton on the same day, 12th November 2013.

Code - November A7









Ieuan's third pic, number eleven overall, shows GBRf class 66, 66735 in early morning mist on a biomass working at Chorlton. The date was the same again, 12th November 2013.

Code - November A8




RETRO PICS



Bevan Price has sent in the final two pics numbered twelve and thirteen both taken in Scotland in 1986.




Pic twelve was taken at Helmsdale on 31st August 1986. A BR class 37, 37417 is pictured with an Inverness - Wick service passing Stanier 'Black Five', No.44767, waiting to return south with a railtour.








The thirteenth pic was taken at Inverkeithing on 3rd October 1986. Double heading class 20s are depicted heading a short goods working - they were 20208 and 20220.









Voting is slow for the 'Pic of the Month',  October 2013 competition. The voting system is simple - just send me the yellow October 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 October dated pics posted between 5th October and 30th October are eligible, and have code numbers. My email address is at the top of the blog. Everyone, contributors or not, can vote; please do so.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

A Railwayman's Log

In today's post, 12th November 2013, I am using sixteen pics from five contributors. The final retro section includes a fascinating account of steam traffic, logged by a railwayman on a Welsh main line in 1961.


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A foursome from Jeff Nicholls, in the form a of a picture story, starts this section. Reading from left to right and top to bottom, the pics read like this :

(1) Freightliner 'PowerHaul' class 70, 70016 on the early afternoon Ellesmere Port - FFPS loaded coal crossing the Mersey en route for the Latchford run-round (note the semaphore signal). (2) Shows the loco having detached from the train passing under the A49 bridge and pulling back to clear the signal. (3)  The loco about to move back on to its train. (4) The train at  Latchford ready to depart for FFPS. All four pics are dated 8th November 2013 and are numbered individually -
Code - November W1; W2; W3 and W4



The fifth shot is also from Jeff . Taken at Bank Quay, DBS class 60, 60059 Swinden Dalesman is featured with a coal working on 8th November 2013. The red buffers match the loco.
 Code - November W5









Pic number six has been sent in by John Smith. Pictured from a different Winwick viewpoint, the shot shows DRS class 66, 66413 on a Crewe - Carnforth departmental working on 27th September 2013.







Pic number seven is from Bob McClellan. DBS class 60, 60063 is pictured on the 'Preston tanks' over Chat Moss where the working is being diverted, following repair work at Copy Pit. This is the first diversion and was taken on 11th November 2013.
Code - November W6 
  




ALTERNATIVE UK PICS



Bob McClellan has sent in the first three pics in this section. Pic number eight shows GBRf 66729 Derby County at Runcorn East on a loaded biomass working, Ellesmere Port - Ironbridge on 24th October 2013.







Bob's second shot, number nine overall depicts Freightliner class 66, 66604 at Chapel en le Frith with the Ratcliffe PS - Tunstead empty hoppers on 4th November 2013.
 Code - November A1







Another DBS class 60 is up next, 60020 taken in the Hope Valley at Edale, on 7th November 2013. The working was Peak Forest - Selby loaded hoppers. Bob took this pic, number ten, from Mam Tor.
Code - November A2






The following three pics are from David Quayle taken at ELR on 19th October 2013. Pics numbered eleven and twelve both show the Stanier 'Pacific', No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland, but from different angles. Pic number eleven was at Bury








Pic number twelve, showing the 'Duchess' tender first, was at Ramsbottom.









BR 'Standard' class '4' 2-6-4T, No.80080, is up next in pic number thirteen, taken at Bury on 19th October 2013.









RETRO SHOTS


The following three pics were all taken by the late Ken Wood, father of David Wood, one of our regular contributors. They were taken in the sixties. The pics are therefore attributed to David.



Pic fourteen shows the Fowler/Stanier 'Royal Scot' class 4-6-0, No.46141 The North Staffordshire Regiment, taken in 1962 - the location could be Rugby.








Double heading class 25s are pictured next, pic number fifteen. They are 25912 and 25911 passing Miles Platting signal box with a working of oil tanks. The date - 26th March 1986.






The final shot, number sixteen, is a very interesting copy of Ken Wood's log from August (?) 1961 showing the times of the down line traffic at Llanfair PG. I have ringed the inclusion of No.71000 Duke of Gloucester on its way to Holyhead.







Voting is underway for the 'Pic of the Month',  October 2013 competition. The voting system is simple - just send me the yellow October 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 October dated pics posted between 5th October and 30th October are eligible, and have code numbers. My email address is at the top of the blog. Everyone, contributors or not, can vote; please do so.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Pics of the Month, September 2013 - RESULTS

Today's post, 2nd November 2013, is dedicated to the best entries in the September photo competition. Well done to the Woods (Ieuan and David) for cleaning up in the Winwick section and to Bob McClellan for gaining equal first places in the Alternatives. This post shows you the winning shots.

WINWICK

1st September W14  Ieuan Wood 



Ieuan's shot features Stanier 'Jubilee' class 4-6-0, No.45699 Galatea, heading the 'Lune Rivers Trust Special' through Winwick on 28th September 2013.








2nd September W8   Ieuan Wood


'Western' class 52 diesel, D1015 Western Champion, was through Winwick on 21st September 2013 with a Tyseley - Carlisle 'Special'. Preserved class 47, 47773, was behind the 'Western' in Ieuan's shot.







3rd September W9   David Wood


David's shot shows DRS class 66, 66426, on a northbound  intermodal service (the 'Russell') through Winwick on 18th September 2013.




 


ALTERNATIVE UK PICS


1st=  September A5  Bob McClellan

Bob's pic, shows ex BR 'Standard' 2-6-4T No.80104, photographed from Corfe Castle on 4th September 2013 (Swanage Railway). 







  1st= September A2  Bob McClellan


This pic from Bob shows Europorte class 92, 92032 IMechE Railway Division with an intermodal service at Peover on 12th September 2013.








3rd  September A11  Matthew Chambers
 


Matthew sent in two pics of the 'Autumn Highlander', a 4-day tour of England and Scotland hauled by DRS class 20s - 20308 and 20309. The location of this pic was Anniesland on day 3 of the tour. The date was 29th September 2013 - 20308 to the fore.







Voting will finish for the 'Pic of the Month',  September 2013 competition at 2400hrs tonight. Please vote if you have not already done so. The voting system is simple - just send me the yellow September 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 September dated pics posted between 6th September and 5th October are eligible, and have code numbers. My email address is at the top of the blog. Everyone, contributors or not, can vote. THE VOTING FOR THE OCTOBER COMPETITION CAN NOW BEGIN.