Steam enthusiasts have had a great time over the past few weeks on 'our patch' with a 'Princess', a Bullied 'Pacific', two different 'Castles', a single and double heading 'Black Fives' and a 'K4', all passing through. I have used some pics of each previously, but here are a few on 15th May 2011 which I had 'banked', plus a couple of more recent pics.
Pic number one is from Ken Young. Gresley 'K4' 2-6-2, No.61994 The Great Marquess, is featured with its support coach at Red Bank (?) on 6th April 2011.
The second pic is from John Smith. 'Castle' class 4-6-0, No.5029 Nunney Castle, designed by Charles Collett, is depicted with its support coach at Winwick on 21st April 2011. The same locomotive passed through again, a day later, when it headed a leg of the 'Great Britain IV' railtour.
Another 'Castle' had previously passed through Winwick on the 16th April 2011, No.5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe. The third pic, from Jeff Nicholls, shows 5043, complete with prominent double chimney, heading 'The Red Rose' railtour on the Tyseley - Crewe - Manchester Victoria leg. The pic was taken on Chat Moss at Astley.
Pic number four is from yours truly and shows Ian Riley's 'Black Five' 4-6-0, No.44871, designed by William Stanier, heading a railtour through Winwick on 2nd April 2011.
The fifth pic is from Geoff Monks. Two 4-6-0 'Black Fives' of Ian Riley are pictured on 'The Cathedrals Explorer' railtour of 12th May 2011. They are double heading pair, No.45407 The Lancashire Fusilier, and No.44871. The pic was taken at Winwick.
The sixth pic is from Glenn Oakley. The same double heading 'Black Fives' are pictured coming off the bend at Winwick, on the same date.
And there are more steam pics 'in the bank' for future use.