For this post, because I have been inundated with material lately (keep it coming), I will include one pic from each of four of the Winwick faithful; all of them have been posted previously.
The second pic is from Glenn Oakley. He photographed a class 66, 66522, in close up to show the special Shanks-Freightliner livery. The locomotive was hauling empty coal hoppers on 18th January, 2010.
The next pic is from Alan Rigby and shows 'Princess Coronation' class 4-6-2, 6233, Duchess of Sutherland in LMS livery, hauling a Crewe - Carlisle 'Special' on 3rd June, 2006. Dave, Glenn and Alan have sent in more pics which will be featured on the blog in the next few days.
A fourth pic in this post is from Geoff Monks. A Colas liveried class 66, 66843, is pictured working empty timber (logs) wagons on a Chirk-Carlisle run on 11th March 2010. Most of us are familiar with photographing a fully laden logs train at around 5pm each day but this pic of an empty train was taken at 14.40hrs - the fully laden equivalent was working through the night.