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Sunday, 17 July 2011

Alternative Photographs (17)

I have had a great response to my request for more pics and in today's post, 17th July 2011, I am using six pics from four contributors.

The first two shots are from Geoff Monks. Number one shows a superb, low light level shot taken on the Guayaquil and  Quito Railway (about 7,700 feet above sea level) in Ecuador. The locos are two Baldwin 2-8-0s and the location, Alausi. Number 45 on the left was on a charter while 44, on the right, was on a daily service working. Both are parked, in steam, in the High Street overnight ...... remarkable. Date - 18th August 1988.

Geoff's second shot is an early morning, sunrise example taken at the NCB Waterside system in Ayrshire. Andrew Barclay No.1338 (built in 1913) is getting ready for work on 28th December 1976. Now No.17, this 0-6-0T engine is under storage at the Tanfield Railway, Gateshead.

Pic number three is from Alan Rigby. Featured is Freightliner 'PowerHaul' class 70, 70010,  heading empty ballast wagons on a Basford Hall - Mountsorrel working. The location was Chorlton, just south of Basford Hall and the date, 13th July 2011.

Jeff Nicholls has supplied pic number four, a direct contrast to his pic of 70013, Oliver Cromwell, pictured in the previous post. This winter postcard pic of the same working, on the East Lancs Railway, was taken on the day after the sunny shot in the previous post - the anomalies of the British weather eh! Date - 21st February 2010.

The final two shots are from John Smith. BR class 44, 'Peak' locomotive D8, is shown at Darley Dale at the Peak Rail Gala on 14th May 2011. Passing is BR (grey with red stripe livery) class 37, 37152.

John's second pic was taken on the East Coast Main Line at Burn. Pictured are class 43s, 43484 and 43467, in Grand Central livery, on a Sunderland - Kings Cross working. The pic is dated 17th June 2011

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