As the title implies today's post, 2nd October 2011, comprises five pics from five different contributors but covering six locomotives and four classes.
Ken Young has supplied our first pic. Class 86, 86259 Les Ross in 'electric blue' livery and small BR logo, is pictured on the Preston - Euston final leg of the 'Cathedrals Express' railtour. The railtour ran Preston - Carlisle - Preston - Euston with BR 'Standard' class 7, 70013 Oliver Cromwell, heading the other legs. The location is Bank Quay and the date, 25th August 2011. For more pics of 86259 go to the post of 2nd September or just type Les Ross into the search bar, to see the loco in other posts.
David Wood has sent in pic number two. Wrexham & Shropshire Railway liveried class 67, 67012 A Shropshire Lad, waits in Arpley Yard on 29th July 2011.
Next up is a pic from Geoff Monks. Class 47, 47790 Galloway Princess, in brown and cream 'Northern Belle' livery, is shown at the head of 'Northern Belle' empty stock, in matching livery, with DRS class 47, 47802 Pride of Cumbria on the tail. The date was 29th September 2011 and the location, Winwick.
Shot number four is from Jeff Nicholls. Class 31, 31106, in BR blue/small logo livery, is shown heading Network Rail, yellow testing carriages, southbound, near Arpley on 30th September 2011. The working was Mossend - Derby.
The final pic, number five, is from John Smith. Depicted is a rather unusual working involving a 'shed' on the early Tesco Express. John has vast photographic knowledge and practical experience and cannot remember seeing a class 66 loco on this particular working. EWS (DBS) class 66, 66134, is shown northbound, at Winwick in early glinting sunlight, on 28th September 2011.