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Friday, 9 July 2010

'Dutch' livery

This post (9th July 2010) comprises two pics from regular contributor, Bob McClellan, and two from first time contributor, Colin Platt.


The first pic from Bob shows class 56, 56049 in 'Dutch' livery working empty flats, northbound, through Winwick. The working is Arpley - Allerton and the pic was taken on 18th March 2003. The 'Dutch' livery was so named because of its similarity to that of Nederlandse Spoorwegen, the main passenger railway company in Holland. The livery was used on BR locomotives assigned to departmental (engineering) duties after 1987. This locomotive, 56049, is now on contract hire (Fertis grey livery) in France, from DBS.


Bob's second pic is of class 60, 60081 Isambard Kingdom Brunel working empty coal hoppers from Fiddlers Ferry Power Station to Liverpool Bulk Terminal. This pic is dated 29th August 2003 and was taken at Winwick. The 'tug' is currently stored, serviceable, at Toton.






The first pic from Colin is of BR 'Standard' class 7, 'Pacific' 70013, Oliver Cromwell, heading the 'Cumbrian Mountain Express' railtour on 19th March 2010, even though the headboard reads 'The Roaring Monster'. This 'Special' has been the subject of previous posts on 25th March and 28th March. The pic was taken at Winwick.



Colin's second pic, taken on the same day, 19th March 2010, is of EWS (DBS) class 59, 59201 Vale of York, heading empty coal hoppers, northbound through Winwick. This locomotive is running in reverse as a commemorative bell is placed on the front end, above the windows (see the 8th April post for a close up and explanation). Colin is the 22nd, and latest contributor to our blog.

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