I have studied the stats related to our blog and the top nine countries (after the UK) hosting viewers/readers of our blog are as follows - USA, Germany, Canada, France, Holland, Peru, Australia, Poland and India. Your photos really are seen all over the globe.Continuing the present theme (until Dec 31st only) of alternative photos, todays post (28th December 2010) comprises six pics from six different contributors.
Pic number one is from a new contributor Bill Harrison. Born in Warrington and always on the lookout for pics of Dallam, Bill now lives in Nottingham and works at Toton TMD. His shot depicts loco 212 738-1 at Zeulenroda in the former German Democratic Republic (East Germany). The pic is dated 27th May 2000.
The second pic is from Alan Sherratt and shows class 87, 87019 ACORP Association of Community Rail Parnerships, on a Manchester Piccadilly - Birmingham working of Virgin passenger stock. The photo was taken at Heaton Chapel on 7th June 2005.
Geoff Monks has sent in pic number three. Manchester Victoria is the location for 'Black 5' No.44873. The loco has headed a summer train from Liverpool Exchange; the pilot, 45203 is on the right. The pic is dated 22nd July 1967.
The next pic is from Alan Rigby. The preserved 'Streak' of Nigel Gresley, No.60019 Bittern is pictured at Stalybridge having previously headed a charter from London to Manchester Piccadilly. The loco and support coach are heading to York on 27th March 2010.
Dave Harris has contributed the fifth pic, taken at the famous Horse Cove at Dawlish. A HST set of First Great Western is shown skirting the sea wall in July 2006.