Today's post, 10th July 2011, continues our theme of photographs taken outside out normal patch (number 14) and, as the heading implies, we visit three different countries.
Picture number one is from Jeff Nicholls. Featured is GWR 'Castle' class 4-6-0, No.5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe heading north on the picturesque Settle & Carlisle line at Selside. The pic is dated 16th October 2010. I hope to travel on this line on August 1st on a 'Special', picking up at St Helens Central.
The second pic is from John Smith and is another of his excellent shots from the Great Central Railway taken on 29th January 2011. Double heading pair of GWR 'Hall' class 4-6-0 No.4953 Pitchford Hall and LMS, Stanier 'Black Five' 4-6-0 No.45305 are shown heading BR maroon coaches on an open section of track. The 'Black Five' is an ex Dallam locomotive, according to John
Pic number three has been sent in by Alan Rigby and shows the Deltic class 55, 55022 Royal Scots Grey once again. This locomotive has featured well in our series as it was hired by GBRf for freight duties for a short period of revenue-earning time. In Alan's shot the loco is approaching Freemans Crossing heading for Lynemouth to pick up more empty hoppers. This pic is dated 4th May 2011.
And now for our foreign locomotives. Pic number four was taken by Geoff Monks on October 5th 1969 in Wien Nord shed, Austria. What a superb ambience is produced in a shed setting with those shafts of sunlight taking supremacy among electric and residual, available lighting. OBB (Austrian Railways) 4-6-2T No.77.69 is on the left.
Finally Jeff Nicholls has sent in another of his excellent Polish shots. This pic features loco OL49-7 at Rakoniewice on a Poznan- Wolsztyn working. The date was 11th June 2009.