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Monday, 23 December 2013

Seven for Christmas

Not much photography taking place lately so today's post, 23rd December 2013, features just seven December shots, from two contributors.
I will also take this opportunity to wish all our contributors and followers a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.


WINWICK



Just two shots in this section both from Jeff Nicholls. Pic number one shows Freightliner class 90, 90041 on a Crewe Basford Hall - Coatbridge working at Winwick, on 11th December 2013.

Code - December W7




Jeff's second shot features a NRTT with Test Car Mentor sandwiched between DRS class 37, 37194 and NR class 97, 97301. The location was Parkside Junction and the date, 20th December 2013.

Code - December W8




ALTERNATIVE UK PICS


The first four pics in this section are also from Jeff Nicholls. Pic number three, overall, shows DRS class 47, 47501 Craftsman, heading Northern Belle Pullman coaches at Wigan, near Springs Branch. The working was Crewe - Liverpool - Hellifield and the date, 18th December 2013.
Code - December A1



Pic number four from Jeff features Colas Rail class 56, 56094 on a Carlisle - Sinfin (nr Derby) working of aviation fuel tanks.The location was Bamfurlong and the date, 19th December 2013.

Code - December A2



Jeff's next shot, number five, was taken on 18th December 2013 at Wigan. Pictured is DBS class 60, 60059 Swinden Dalesman with a Preston Docks-Linsey Oil Refinery bitumen empties working.

Code - December A3




Pic six shows Freightliner 'HeavyHaul' class 70, 70002 at Bamfurlong, on a Crewe - Carlisle engineers working. The pic is dated 19th December 2012.

Code - December A4





The final pic in this section, number seven, is from Ieuan Wood. Ieuan travelled to York on 14th December 2013 and took this shot of the Collett 'Castle' class 4-6-0, No.5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe.

Code - December A5



Voting is underway for the 'Pic of the Month',  November 2013 competition. The voting system is simple - just send me the yellow November 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 November dated pics posted between 12th November and 3rd December are eligible, and have code numbers. My email address is at the top of the blog. Everyone, contributors or not, can vote.


Friday, 13 December 2013

90036 x 3

As the title suggests, today's post 13th December 2013, includes three pictures of the DBS class 90, 90036. Altogether nine pics are used from five contributors.

WINWICK

First up are four pics from Jeff Nicholls. In pic number one, EWS (DBS) class 66, 66137, is pictured on a Preston Docks - Linsey oil refinery working of empty tanks. The location was Culcheth and the date, 4th December 2013.
Code - December W1





Jeff's second pic shows the first of our shots of DBS class 90, 90036. The extra Christmas mail working (scruffy vans) was Shieldmuir - Dallam Mail Terminal on 11th December 2013.

Code - December W2





Jeff's third shot features DBS 'tug', 60092 on the Lowton curve; the working was Preston Docks - Linsey Oil Refinery empty tanks. The date was 11th December 2013.

Code - December W3





Pic number four from Jeff shows DRS class 66, 66305, crossing twelve arches on a Mossend - Daventry intermodal working.

Code - December W4




Pic number five is from Bob McClellan. DBS class 90, 90036 is again shown on a Shieldmuir - Warrington mail train. Bob's shot was taken at Winwick Junction on 3rd December 2013.

 Code - December W5





Our third shot of DBS class 90, 90036, is from Geoff Monks, pic number six, overall. Geoff's shot is of the same Shieldmuir - Warrington Mail Terminal working but his pic is dated 9th December 2013.

Code - December W6





ALTERNATIVE UK PICS



Pic number seven is from Ieuan Wood, taken on 30th November 2013 at Beeston. The Euston - Chester steam 'Special' was headed by ex LMS Stanier 'Black Fives', Nos 44871 and 45407.





Pic eight is from David Wood, also taken at Beeston on 30th November 2013. Ex BR 'Standard' class '7', No.70013 Oliver Cromwell, is pictured on the Bristol - Crewe, 'Christmas Cheshireman' railtour.








The final pic in this post is from Ieuan Wood. Taken at Chorlton on 12th November 2013, the pic features GBRf class 66, 66713 Forest City, on an intermodal working.






Voting has started for the 'Pic of the Month',  November 2013 competition. The voting system is simple - just send me the yellow November 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 November dated pics posted between 12th November and 3rd December are eligible, and have code numbers. My email address is at the top of the blog. Everyone, contributors or not, can vote.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

'Pics of the Month, October 2013' - RESULTS

Here are the winning entries from the October competition. Congratulations to Jeff Nicholls and Ieuan Wood.

NOTE: The last three pics to qualify for the November competition  are attached to the end of this post.


WINWICK


1st=  October W6  Jeff Nicholls 


Pictured is DRS class 66, 66422 on a Coatbridge - Daventry intermodal. The pic was taken from beneath the M62 bridge at Winwick on 5th October 2013.







1st=  October W5  Ieuan Wood 

Ieuan's shot features Malcolm liveried class 66, 66434 on an engineer's working. The date was the same, 11th October 2013 and the location was Winwick.





3rd October W15  David Wood


David's pic shows Gresley 'K4' class 2-6-0, No.61994 The Great Marquess, passing light engine, through Winwick on 17th October 2013.







ALTERNATIVE UK & WORLD PICS



1st October A9  Jeff Nicholls

Resident 'Super D' (ex LNWR class G2)  0-8-0, No.49395 is pictured at the ELR Gala, crossing the River Irwell on 19th October 2013.







2nd October A15  David Quayle



David's pic shows ex LMS (Fowler) 'Jinty' 0-6-0 tank, No. 47324 masquerading as 'Jinty', 0-6-0T No.47584 with  ex L&NWR class 'G2' 0-8-0, No.49395 in the picture also. This pic is dated 19th October 2013 and the location was Bury.







3rd =  were  October A6  by Alan Rigby and A5 by Geoff Monks


ALTERNATIVE UK PICS



Pic one was taken by David Wood at Beeston on 30th November 2013. Pictured are double heading, ex LMS Stanier 'Black Fives', Nos 44871 and 45407, heading a Euston - Chester steam special.

Code - November A10






The second pic is from Ieuan Wood and shows ex BR 'Standard' class '7', No.70013 Oliver Cromwell, at Beeston on 30th November 2013. The working was a Bristol-Crewe special.

Code - November A11




Another shot of the 'Christmas Cheshireman' special, Bristol-Crewe-Bristol is next, pic number three from Geoff Monks. The shot was taken at Hargrave (between Chester & Crewe) on the same date 30th November 2013 on the outward leg.
Code - November A12






Voting can now begin for the 'Pic of the Month',  November 2013 competition. The voting system is simple - just send me the yellow November 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 November dated pics posted between 12th November and today, 3rd December are eligible, and have code numbers. My email address is at the top of the blog. Everyone, contributors or not, can vote.