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Monday, 5 July 2010

Class 56 in 1985

In the 31st May post I included four pics from the photo album of Ken Saunders, all taken in 1985/86 on film and copied digitally for the blog. In today's post (5th July 2010) we look at another pic from Ken's album along with two, more modern pics, from Alan Rigby and Andy Appleton.

The first shot is of class 56, 56058, heading empty HAA coal hoppers through Earlestown Station. This pic, from Ken Saunders, is dated 10th July 1985. According to the Inter City Railway Society's 2010 Pocket Book, the loco is currently on contract hire in France from D. B. Schenker.
The second pic is from Alan Rigby and features class 86, 86101 Sir William A. Stanier FRS heading Inter City passenger stock, northbound, through Winwick on 2nd May 2007. The locomotive is currently owned by the AC Locomotive Group and continues to be mainline active.
Double-heading class 37s are the subject of Andy Appleton's pic of 19th September 2006. DRS locomotives 37087 and 37510 are pictured travelling north, light engine, at Winwick. These locomotives are part of the DRS fleet working spent nuclear fuel flasks from Sellafield.

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