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Sunday, 16 January 2011
One Of The Latest Class 70s
Friday (14th) was a popular day at Winwick as one of the latest batch of class 70s to hit these shores, passed through. Several photographers have sent in pics and I will use them all in time. In todays post (16th January 2011) I will use just two, from Geoff Monks and John Smith.
The latest batch of the class, 70008 - 70012, arrived in Newport Docks on 4th January and unloaded on the 5th, but 70012 suffered a serious accident when being lifted by crane. The Internet is full of reports and speculation; if you wish to know more just Google "Locomotive 70012" and numerous references about the locomotive will appear. Photographs too; just follow the links.
John's shot shows 70011 on an engineers trial, ballast working passing through Winwick, northbound.
Geoff's pic features the same train travelling in the reverse direction, later in the day. This working was Carnforth - Crewe Basford Hall. The date for both pics was 14th January 2011.