The second post under this heading features a fantastic shot by Geoff Monks. The Fowler/Stanier re-built 'Royal Scot' class 4-6-0 locomotive 46115, Scots Guardsman, is pictured heading a repeat 'Cotton Mill Express' through Parkside East Junction on Saturday February 13th 2010. Unfortunately the locomotive failed at Chat Moss, the second time that this Railway Touring Company's Special had failed to deliver - the original run was aborted on January 30th. Later, the train was hauled into Manchester Victoria by the WCRC's class 47 locomotive, 47760, from where passengers made their way home. From scanning the Internet it appears that the locomotive suffered a "serious failure involving the inside motion and cylinder".
Continuing with this post the next two pics are by a new contributor, Ken Young. Ken is a regular at Winwick and Bank Quay Station. Both his pics were taken at the latter location. His first, taken on February 9th 2010, shows Wrexham & Shropshire Railway Company class 67, 67012, A Shropshire Lad, working a car train from Arpley Yard on the low level line at Bank Quay. The two-tone grey and silver livery looks superb.
The second pic of Ken's is something rather different but equally interesting. The cab of EMU Mail Train class 325, 325013, is shown after a snow storm on 31st December 2009. The location is Bank Quay Station. Because of the weather the train had stopped for a change of crew. Look out for more of Ken's pics in the near future.