Once again I am forced to use six pics due to the huge numbers sent in to me under the current extended theme. Today's post, 29th July 2011, takes us from Ellesmere Port to Alaska; the photographs are from five contributors.
The first pic is from John Smith. I have always been fascinated by the chimney pots at Ellesmere Port Station and John has sent in a pic that shows them off in their elegant, ornate style. The loco is Freightliner 'PowerHaul' class 70, 70010, on a coal working to Fiddlers Ferry Power Station. The pic is dated 3rd February 2011.
Next up is a shot from Paul Holland of 'BR' Standard class 7, No.70013 Oliver Cromwell. It was taken at the WCRC 'Open Day' at Carnforth. The digital info on the pic dates it as 26th July 2008 although Paul's info sent in with the pic, dates it simply as 2009.
Geoff Monks has sent in pic number three. Freightliner class 90, 90049 in new livery, is shown heading a northbound, container train at Cranberry, south of Crewe, on 14th July 2011.
The fouth pic is from Jeff Nicholls. Featured is one of Bickershaw colliery's workhorses, the 0-4-0 saddle tank, Warrior, hauling a loaded train out of the colliery in 1978.
Our shots from abroad are both from David Quayle. The first shows a scene from Seville Station in Spain. Three trains are depicted at the station (a good place to park, notes David, if you visit the city) and the pic is dated 2006.
The final shot takes us over to Alaska. The location is Skagway in 2008 and the train is setting off from beside the cruise ship pier to take passengers on a trip on the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway.