Three pics of steam locomotives, two of 'Cromwell' and another of a 'Black Five', comprise today's post, 30th August 2011.
The first shot is from Geoff Monks and features BR 'Standard' class 7 4-6-2, No.70013 Oliver Cromwell. The location was Bank Quay, the working Crewe - Preston, and the date 25th August 2011. The loco with support coach was on its way to pick up the 'Cathedrals Express' (the Preston - Carlisle and return leg). A class 86 (was due to run the Euston - Preston and return leg. The loco was built at Crewe Works in 1951, one of a 'Britannia' class of 55.
Pic number two is from John Smith. Stanier 'Black Five' 4-6-0, No.45305, with support coach was shot at Winwick, southbound, on 22nd August 2011. The working was Preston - Crewe.
The third shot, from Jeff Nicholls, is another of 70013 Oliver Cromwell. The loco was photographed at Winwick on the 'North Wales Coast Express' on 21st August 2011. WCRC class 47, 47760, was on the tail.