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Sunday, 19 September 2010

'The Logs'

One of the popular workings through Winwick is 'the logs', the 5pm (approx) working from a railhead near Carlisle to the Kronospan factory at Chirk. These days a Colas class 66 or 47 and occasionally a DRS class 57 (hired to Colas) heads the train. Today's post (19th September 2010) compares the logs traffic from the present day to that of just four years ago.

Beginning in 2006, the pics from Andy Appleton each show a class 92 locomotive heading the working. Shot number one depicts EWS class 92, 92036 Bertol Brecht, heading a short load of timber, southbound, through Winwick on 15th September 2006.




Andy's second pic from the same year shows EWS class 92, 92042 Honegger, dragging an EWS class 90, 90028 'dead in train' and heading six empty wagons, northbound, through Winwick. The pic is dated 4th September 2006.






For comparison the present day pic, number three, was taken at Bank Quay by Ken Young on 12th August 2010. Colas class 66, 66841 is shown heading the logs working (in close up, but with a large number of wagons behind) out of Bank Quay.

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