In today's post, 17th October 2011, I am using two pics, each showing a different view of the same 5 x class 150 dmu consist; also two pics of steam tains for added interest. Three contributors have sent in the pics.
The first two shots are of the 5 x class 150 dmu's. Pic number one is from John Smith. The dmu's are shown passing through Winwick, northbound, on 14th October 2011. Freightliner class 66, 66951, is shown passing behind on a coal working.
Pic number two is from Jeff Nicholls. Jeff's shot shows the same units near Arpley on a transfer move from London Midland to Newton Heath (Northern). The pic is dated as above.
The next two shots depict steam railtours and were taken by Geoff Monks. The first pic, number three, was taken at Red Bank on 15th October 2011. The railtour was PMR Tours 'The Royal Scot' which was running Milton Keynes - Carlisle - and return, with steam operating Crewe - Carlisle - Crewe. The ex LMS locomotive in charge was Stanier 4-6-2 'Princess Royal' class, No.6201 Princess Elizabeth.
Pic number four shows Fowler/Stanier 4-6-0 'Royal Scot' class, No.46115 Scots Guardsman, leaving Bank Quay and passing the former Dallam steam shed heading 'The Train of Hope' railtour. The special ran Crewe - Shap - Carlisle - Crewe with 46115 working Crewe - Shap- Carlisle - Settle - Hellifield. The pic is dated 1st October 2011.