We have three interesting pics in today's post including one of a pink, yes pink, locomotive.
The first photograph, from Geoff Monks, features an evening Willesden-Warrington-Shieldmuir Royal Mail working taken on 7th August 2006. Class 87, 87028, heads the familiar red emus, held at the bi-irectional signal at Winwick, waiting for the Pendolino to clear. Old Alder Lane Bridge is clearly visible in the background.
Another interesting pic has been sent in by John Smith. A pink class 31, 31601, Gauge O Guild 1956-2006, is heading a single coach test train with class 31, 31602 Driver Dave Green, on the tail - both in Network Rail yellow livery. The colour carried by 31601 is the Heart of Wessex Line promotional livery, described as 'cerise pink'. The pic was taken on 23rd May 2008.
The third pic for today is from Alan Rigby. Double heading locomotives class 40, 40145 and class 55, 55022 Royal Scots Grey, are pictured at Winwick on 13th October 2006. The class 40 is a regular at the East Lancashire Railway and is the only member of its class - formerly numbered D345.