Today we celebrate a milestone in our short blog history - our 100th post. To have reached the century in such a short time is due solely to the enthusiasm and continued support of all our contributors; thank you and well done to everyone involved. The blog is a credit to all of you and, from comments I have heard and read, notwithstanding the 6200+ hits received, I know that it is well respected.My request for a new contributor to our landmark post has not been successful, unfortunately. So, I will use the pics from six of our regulars but limit the text to just a few words because of the sheer size of the post. These six pics bring the total used on the blog to 253.
The first pic is from Andy Appleton and shows WCRC class 33, 33207 working empty stock through Winwick on 3rd September 2007.
The second pic is John Smith's, taken on 8th May 2010. Stanier 'Pacific' class 7P, 6233 Duchess of Sutherland, in black livery, is seen heading 'The Citadel Express' at Red Bank.
The third pic, taken on 24th June 2010, is from Jeff Nicholls and features the new Peppercorn 'Pacific', class 'A1' 60163 Tornado, working 'The Border Raider' railtour.
Alan Rigby has supplied the pic (4) of EWS class 60, 60002 High Peak, heading cargo vans up the slow line through Winwick, on 12th December 2007.
Bob McClellan's special shot (5) of the yellow, Euroscout GB driver training unit 977968, was taken at Winwick on 17th October 2003. This is an ex class 121 bubble car no.55029.