For today's post, 3rd August 2011, I am returning to our normal photographic theme, 'in and around Winwick' but first, may I thank everyone who contributed to our 'Alternative Photographs' deviation over the past few weeks. It was a tremendous success and we will return to it later in the year. But for now, it's back to Winwick (almost), with six pics featured from five contributors.
Our first pic is from Jeff Nicholls. Pictured at the Ferry Inn crossing near Fiddlers Ferry Power Station (FFPS), EWS (DBS) class 60, 60015 Bow Fell is working empty coal hoppers from the power station.
John Smith has sent in pic number two showing Colas Rail class 47, 47739 Robin of Templecombe, pulling a Colas rail track machine near Golborne. The pic is dated 31st May 2011.
The next two shots are from Geoff Monks. The first depicts EWS (DBS) class 59, 59205 L. Keith McNair, at Winwick on FFPS - Liverpool Bulk Terminal empty coal hoppers duty on 30th June 2011.
Geoff's second shot was taken on 1st July 2011 and shows Freightliner / Shanks liveried class 66, 66522, arriving at Bank Quay with a daily Killoch - FFPS loaded coal working.
The next shot is from yours truly. One of Charles Collett's 'Castle' class 4-6-0s, No.5029 Nunney Castle, is pictured near Golborne, with support coach, on 21st April 2011.
The final shot is from Dave Harris. His pic arrived, unfortunately, just after I had completed the final post in the 'Alternative Photograph's section, but, as he had not been represented, I make no apologies for using his pic. Dave has provided many pics for our blog in the past. Pictured is First Great Western HST class 43, 43191, about to enter Parsons Tunnel at Dawlish with a Penzance - Paddington passenger working. The date was 12th July 2011.