Photographs of five locomotive classes involving nine locomotives comprise today's post 25th August 2011. Four contributors have sent in the pics.
The first two pics are from Geoff Monks. The first shows Virgin class 57, 57316, heading Virgin coaches on a Holyhead - Manchester Piccadilly working, on 4th April 2006. The train was normally an Arriva Trains Wales unit but because of a shortage, the train was loco hauled.
Geoff's second shot is of EWS class 92, 92026 Britten, heading the Dollands Moor - Irvine china clay tanks ('silver bullets'), northbound, at Golborne on 7th May 2008.
Alan Rigby has supplied pic number three, taken at Winwick on 21st August 2011. In the picture, treble heading DRS class 37, 37610, T. S. (Ted) Cassady 14.5.61 - 6.4.08, EWS (DBS) class 37, 37422 and EWS (DBS) class 66, 66099, are travelling northbound, on an Arpley - Carnforth light engine working.
The fourth shot is from Jeff Nicholls. Featured are double heading DRS class 66s, 66432 and 66420 heading six, spent nuclear fuel flasks on a Crewe - Sellafield, northbound working. The date was 30th June 2011 and the location, Winwick.
The fifth and final shot in this series is from John Smith. In the picture two DRS class 20s, 20308 and 20309 are shown double heading two, ex BR Mk2A coaches in DRS livery, northbound, on a Crewe - Carlisle working at Golborne. The pic is dated 23rd August 2011. According to an Internet source these coaches are used by DRS "to carry military personnel escorting Ministry of Defence nuclear flask trains between naval dockyards and nuclear processing sites".