Two steam locomotives and three pics feature in today's post (20th November 2010).
Two 'Pacifics', designed by A. H. Peppercorn and R. A. Riddles, have been photographed on 'our patch' lately. Described in detail in the 11th November post, I am using the minimum of words this time.
Pic number one is from Jeff Nicholls. Featured is the LNER liveried class 'A1' 4-6-2, No.60163 Tornado, with support coach at Bank Quay, on 9th November 2010.
On the same day the BR class 7 4-6-0, No.70000 Britannia, also passed through Bank Quay on a test run. WCRC class 47 diesel, 47500, was on the tail. Britannia was in black livery and without identification nameplates and cabside numbers. The pic is by Geoff Monks, the date was 9th November 2010. How lucky are we to see two 'Pacifics' at Bank Quay at the same time, on the same day? Geoff poses the following question "Does anyone know what the rather ugly plate/bracket to the bottom left of the smokebox is for?"
Tornado passed through Winwick again today (20th November 2010) and so far I have received just one pic. It is from Jeff Nicholls and shows the locomotive heading a 3-day, 'Christmas Coronation' charter, on the final southbound, leg. The itinery was complicated - day1 (18th) was Kings Cross - York - Edinburgh; day2 (19th) was Edinburgh - Newcastle - Carlisle - Edinburgh; day3 (20th) was Edinburgh - Carlisle - Crewe - Euston.