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Thursday, 30 December 2010
Alternative Photographs (8)
This is the eighth and penultimate post featuring alternative pics to those normally taken on 'our patch' in and around Winwick. Tomorrow (31st, New Year's Eve) will see the last in the sequence and in January we revert to our normal scenario. The change has been so successful that I will repeat it in a few months time.
Today's post (30th December 2010) comprises five pics from four previous contributors.
The first is from John Smith. The class 55, Deltic, 55022 Royal Scots Grey, is pictured heading a charter near Northwich on 10th October 2010.
Bill Harrison has sent in another of his shots from the former East Germany (GDR). The second pic is titled 232 702-1 Gera, and was taken on 26th May 2000.
The third shot is from Jeff Nicholls. Another Polish locomotive is featured, this time deep in picturesque countryside. Pt 47 112, a 2-8-2 loco, is speeding through Leszno on 1st June 2005.**
Colin Platt hasn't featured on our blog since July but here are a couple of his pics taken on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Pic number four is of SR 'S15' class, No.825, originally designed by Robert Urie. The class of 4-6-0s were initially seen on the London & South West Railway from 1920; No.825 was built in 1927 for the Southern Railway and withdrawn from BR service in 1964. She was one of the second batch of 'S15's modified by Richard Maunsell. The shot was taken on 27th September 2008.
The fifth and final pic features two locos at Grosmont coaling tower - Peppercorn 'A1' No.60163 Tornado and to the side, class T2/Q6, 0-8-0 No.63395. The pic is dated 11th May 2009.
** Jeff adds that this loco is bigger than a 'Duchess'. His party had been dropped off in the woods whilst the train backed up and then did a photo' runpast' with as much smoke and steam possible.