They are the most common sight on 'our patch' and the railway wouldn't be the same without them. Photographers, however, prefer other less common classes on which to focus. Six ubiquitous class 66 locomotives or 'sheds', comprise today's post, 19th September 2011; five different pics are used featuring six locomotives.
First up are a couple of shots from John Smith. Pic number one shows a Colas liveried class 66, 66850, on the popular Carlisle - Chirk logs working. The location was Winwick junction and the date, 22nd August 2011.
John's second shot is of a Carlisle - Crewe engineers working (mainly rails). Double heading EWS (DBS) class 66s, 66110 and 66111 are shown at Winwick on the same day, 22nd August 2011.
Pic number three is from Jeff Nicholls. The Euston - Buxton 'Limestone Cowboy' railtour of 'Pathfinder Tours' is featured headed by EWS (DBS) class 66, 66121. The pic is dated 20th August 2011.
Pic number four is from myself and shows DRS class 66, 66433, passing southbound under the Winwick gantry on an intermodal working (commonly known as the 'Malcolm') on 29th July 2011.
The final pic is from David Wood. Pictured is probably the same container intermodal as shown in my shot above, but on a different date. DRS class 66, 66426 is the locomotive, 13th September 2011 is the date and Winwick is the location.