Today (February 19th) I thought it was about time that we featured some of the Winwick faithful on our blog. I have appended a pic of four such devotees - frozen to the bone - taken on 'the bench' on Wednesday (February 17th). They are l to r: Ken Saunders, Jim Patterson, Ray Whitfield and John Baxter.
I also add info from John Smith about the nearby locations and times for steam locos, 30777 and 70013, scheduled for Monday, February 22nd.
Earlestown (platform 5) 09.37hrs
Winwick Junction 09.40hrs
Dallam Junction 09.43 hrs
Warrington Bank Quay (platform 2) 09.45hrs
For those of you who remember Iain Henshaw, he visited us at Winwick today (February 19th). He was one of the regulars a few years ago but moved to Benavie, near Fort William. Iain and his wife Glenys now run a B & B in this glorious scenery. They have a website at http://www.glenshian-fortwilliam.co.uk/ for those of you who may fancy a ride on 'The Jacobite' or a climb up Ben Nevis. If nobody objects, I will add the website to our links, later.
Ken Saunders has also sent in a report of a couple of class 31's through Winwick yesterday afternoon (February 18th) topping and tailing a Measurements Train with yellow liveried coaching stock. The loco's were 31459 (top) and 31601 (tail) - time was 14.00hrs. Two WCRC class 47's, 47786 and 47804 had travelled south, light engine double headed, seven minutes earlier. Not a bad seven minutes, Ken.