Warrington, just south of Winwick, is the hub of the area's railway system including the WCML, Arpley Yard, Bank Quay Station, Bank Quay low level line and various sidings and loops. Todays post, 13th June 2010, comprises four photographs, take by different contributors around these locations.
Pic number one was taken by Chris Sutcliffe on a filthy day at Bank Quay Station on 23rd March 2010. An Arriva liveried class 57, 57316 is heading two chocolate & cream, translator* coaches and some Royal Mail class 325 emus.
The second pic is from Alan Rigby and shows the Bank Quay low level line - this pic is dated 13th June 2008. EWS class 60, 60018 is featured heading a loaded coal train for Fiddlers Ferry Power Station.
The same line was the location for Ken Young's photograph (number three) of EWS (DBS) class 66, 66161, on the 'cartic' (car transporter) working. Ken's pic was taken towards the end of May 2010.
The final pic is from Jeff Nicholls and features another EWS (DBS)class 60, 60029, on a Liverpool Docks - Fiddlers Ferry coal working, heading towards Walton Yard to loop round. The pic is dated 28th February 2008.
* Translator coaches are used to allow rolling stock of different coupling types to couple up; often locomotives and dmus/emus.