As the post title implies, today's post 5th October 2011, comprises only steam locomotive shots. A couple of steam 'specials' (with 46115 and 5043) have passed through our patch recently and our Winwick enthusiasts have been out in force to photograph them. In addition to the pics posted of the 'specials' I am using others to make up the numbers. However, I have other pictures of 46115 and 5043, which I will use in the near future.
I will start with the older pics. First up is a 'going away' shot of Stanier 4-6-2, No.6201 Princess Elizabeth, taken on 26th March 2011. The 'Settle & Carlisle' railtour ran Liverpool - Shap - Carlisle - Settle - Crewe. The photographer was Ken Young and the location, Red Bank.
The second, vertical format pic, is from Jeff Nicholls. Stanier 'Black Five' 4-6-0, No. 44932, is pictured on a railtour through Winwick on 3rd September 2011. 'The Lune Rivers Trust Special' ran Carnforth - Shrewsbury.
Another of Ken Young's shots is featured next. BR 'Standard' class 7, 70013 Oliver Cromwell, is shown at Bank Quay with the 'North Wales Coast Express'. The latter ran Liverpool - Chester - Holyhead and return on 7th August 2011.
Now for the two recent railtour pics. Pic number four is from Geoff Monks. 'Castle' class 4-6-0, No.5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, is shown being dragged into the Earlestown loop (the Earl at Earlestown - how appropriate) by class 47, D1775/47773. The 'Castle' was scheduled to stand for around three hours, during which time the adjacent fire engine replenished the loco's diminished water levels.
The fifth pic is of Fowler/Stanier 'Royal Scot' class 4-6-0, No.46115 Scots Guardsman. John Smith is the photographer and the railtour was 'The Train of Hope', which ran Crewe - Carlisle - Crewe on 1st October 2011. The location for John's shot was Red Bank.