More of Eddie Bellass's superb archive photographs feature in today's post (8th May 2010) along with a pic from Winwick regular Ken Young.
The first shot of Eddie's is a classic shot of a local steam shed c1962. The Dallam MPD was popular with train buffs for many years and this pic encapsulates the atmosphere of the shed on a typical Sunday morning; you can almost smell the hot oil and clinker. How many diffent locos can you identify?
Eddie's second pic is of a new diesel locomotive on delivery from the Vulcan Foundry in Earlestown in December 1966. ED6012 is rounding the curve at Earlestown Station on its way to Doncaster.
The shot from Ken Young shows the 'Great Britain III' steam charter of 8th April 2010. We have featured this 'Special' in previous posts but this pic was taken at an entirely different location whilst in close proximity to the Winwick line. The spot was south of Bank Quay Station across the Mersey bridge. The double-heading locomotives were Stanier 'black 5', 44871 and BR 'Standard' class 7, 70013, Oliver Cromwell.