Today's post (10th March 2011) features a pic from Bob McClellan, with overtures from the past. The Blue Pullman was a diesel-electric, multiple unit luxury train, built by Metro Cammell in 1960. It was used by British Railways until 1973 and was the first, diesel-electric, high speed Pullman train. Cotswold Rail acquired the rights to the Blue Pullman service in 2007, following the demise of FM Rail. This empowered the company to use the blue and white luxury coaches with its own silver-liveried class 47 locomotives.
Bob's shot shows double heading, Cotswold Rail class 47s, 47828 Joe Strummer, and 47813 John Peel, heading a railtour 'The Northern Fells Express - Blue Pullman', through Red Bank, on 24th March 2007. The railtour ran Watford - Carlisle - Watford and Bob's shot was taken a.m., northbound.
The second pic in this post is from John Smith. EWS (DBS) class 60, 60071 Ribblehead Viaduct, is pictured travelling southbound, through Winwick, on 12th February 2011. The locomotive's mirror
image is superbly captured in 'Lake Winwick'.
The third and final pic is from Jeff Nicholls. Freightliner class 66, 66608, is depicted on an engineers working, southbound, through Winwick on 7th December 2010. The lighting is a little abnormal but conveys lots of impact to the picture.