This is the penultimate 'Alternatives' post, 30th December 2011. Featured are another ten pics from ten contributors, although one pic is actually a montage of three separate examples.
Ken Young has sent in pic number one, taken just after he took his pic of the loco in the previous post; Stanier 'Pacific' No.6201 Princess Elizabeth. 'Lizzie' was heading 'The Coronation Scot' out of Crewe on 12th November 2011. See the previous post for more details.
Colin Platt has sent in pic number two. Class 31 diesel, 31128 (D5546) Charybdis, is pictured on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway at Grosmont, on the Whitby line. The loco was built in 1959 at BREL (Loughborough). The pic is dated 18th September 2011.
A shot of a West Coast Railway Company class 37 is up next , taken by Matthew Chambers at Wigan. 37685 Loch Arkaig, is shown on a light engine working, Southall - Carnforth, on 3rd November 2011.
Next up is one of Jeff Nicholls' scanned pics, this one from 9th August 1985. Class 58, 58019, is depicted at Edge Hill sporting BR Railfreight livery, large logo.
Bob McClellan's shot of EWS (DBS) class 66, 66094, on a Castle Cement tanks working is featured next, pic number five. The freight working is shown passing over Helwith Bridge at Sherrif Brow on the Settle and Carlise line on 27th July 2011.
EWS (DBS) class 67, 67017 Arrow, is shown in John Smith's shot, number six. The loco is dragging class 43, 43238 with 43212 on the tail. The pic was taken on 17th June 2011 at Burn, on the East Coast Main Line.
Alan Rigby has sent in pic number seven. Double heading Freightliner class 86s, 86605 and 86609, are pictured heading an intermodal working, Basford hall - Felixstowe on 13th July 2011. The location is Chorlton, not far from Basford Hall.
A replica of an 1815 locomotive is up next, pic number seven. David Quayle visited Beamish Museum on 17th October 2010 and photographed the replica 'Steam Elephant' on the Pockerley Waggonway, complete with wagons of the period.
Shot number nine is from David Wood. His pic was taken at the East Lancs Railway Gala of 1999 and features class 45, D120, double heading with BR 'Britannia' class 4-6-2, No.70013 Oliver Cromwell.
The final pic is a montage of three from yours truly. The location is Wolverhampton Stafford Road shed in 1962 (I was 16 years old) where many GWR engines were lined up for scrap. The locos in the pic are No.6929 Whorlton Hall, No 6005 King George II (still in service at the time) and No. 1006 County of Cornwall. The camera was a Halina 35mm, the film was FP3, it was developed and printed via the local chemist in Thatto Heath, St Helens, and the photos were printed by one of my brother's teachers at Central Modern School, St Helens. And I remember it all as if it had taken place yesterday.