We are seeing quite a lot of Stanier 'Pacific' 6233 Duchess of Sutherland in our area lately and today's post (7th June 2010) comprises two more 'Black Duchess' pics taken only a couple of days ago - Saturday 5th June 2010. 'The Fylde Coast Express' railtour ran Sheffield-Derby-Crewe- Preston-Blackpool North and return with this famous loco, dressed in her current Ivatt black livery, at the head.
Pic number one, taken by Geoff Monks, features the railtour taken from a unique position at Froghall Lane, close to Bank Quay Station. The famous local skyline is also a feature.
The second pic is from John Smith who preferred the more rural Golborne location, just up the main line from Winwick.