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Saturday, 6 March 2010

HST and the Last Gas Tanks

News from Ken Young that seven, track maintenance (ballast?) trains are passing through Winwick - tomorrow, 7th March, between 10.12hrs and 14.49hrs - all heading south.

On this post I introduce yet another Winwick regular making his blog debut, Bob McClellan. Bob has sent in several super pics from 2002-03 and the first two are attached. The first is a great shot of the HST in Virgin livery taken on 19th December 2002. The HST, 125 Inter-City diesel-electric trains were first introduced onto the mainline on 4th October, 1976. The first was outshopped from Derby in 1972 but required further cab refinements before entering mainline duty. Designated class 43.


The second pic from Bob shows Freightliner class 66, 66611 working the last gas tanks load from the Shell refinery at Stanlow. The pic was taken on 13th June 2003.

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