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Saturday, 20 August 2011

Four x Steam

Pics of four steam locos make up today's post, 20th August 2011, supplied by two contributors.


The first pic is from Geoff Monks. The 1937 built, Gresley class 'A4' ('Streak' to you and me) 4-6-2, No.60009 Union of South Africa  is depicted passing through Winwick, northbound, with a mixed rake of carriages. The working was the outward leg of the Crewe - Manchester Victoria - York - Scarborough and return 'Scarborough Flyer' railtour, of 15th August 2008. Four of the class are preserved in the UK.



The next shot, of BR 'Standard' class 7, No.70013 Oliver Cromwell, has been sent in by John Smith. The loco, plus support coach, was travelling through Red Bank on 15th August 2011. Built at Crewe Works in 1951, 70013 is one of 55 'Britannia' class locomotives designed by Robert Riddles - two are preserved.

The third pic is another from Geoff Monks.  'Royal Scot' class 4-6-0, No.46115 Scots Guardsman is shown travelling northbound, through Winwick, on the return leg of the Carnforth - Chester - Carnforth 'Lune Habitat' railtour, of 9th September 2008. The 'Royal Scot' class of 70 locos was designed by Henry Fowler from 1927 and rebuilt by William Stanier/George Ivatt from 1943. Two class members are preserved.

The fourth and final pic is another from John Smith. Featured is the new-build, Peppercorn class 'A1' 4-6-2, No.60163 Tornado, in her new livery of 'Brunswick Green'. The loco is shown at Winwick, southbound, on 8th June 2011 with an empty stock move, Grosmont - Carlisle - Crewe.

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