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Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Another Ten Alternatives

Continuing our present 'open' theme today's post comprises another ten pics, this time from nine contributors.

First up is an East Coast Main Line shot from Matthew Chambers of the modern 'Flying Scotsman'. The train is headed by class 91, 91 101, and is shown entering Doncaster Station, on 23rd August 2011.

Matthew has also sent in pic number two, taken on the Mid Norfolk Railway on 5th March 2011. A static light engine class 37, 37219 Shirley Ann Smith, is shown in Mainline livery.

Jeff Nicholl's has sent in another of his 'golden oldies', this one from 1984. Class 46, 46032, is pictured at Rotherham Masborough Station on 1st March 2011. This was the main station for the town until Rotherham Central took over in 1987.

Deltic class 55, 55022 Royal Scots Grey, is the subject of the fourth pic, from Bob McClellan. Bob was part of a 'Winwick posse' that travelled to the North East to photograph the Deltic on its first commercial venture since preservation. Several shots were featured in our summer 'alternatives' blogs.  Due to GBRf's shortage of class 66 locos, 55022 was draughted in to help out with the Rio Tinto Alcan tanks workings, in April/May 2011. Bob's shot shows a working at Marcheys House, Freemans Crossing, Blyth, on 4th May 2011.

Next up is John Smith's pic of a class 70 passing through St Helens Junction. Was this the first of the class to be seen there? (Answers on a postcard, please). Freightliner 'PowerHaul' class 70, 70011 is pictured on a Liverpool Bulk Terminal - Ratcliffe coal working, on 29th July 2011.

A North Yorkshire Moors railway shot is next, pic number six, from Colin Platt. Robert Riddles' BR 'Standard' class '9F', 2-10-0 No. 92214, Cock O' The North, is shown light engine at Pickering, on 30th September 2011.

Shot number seven is from Alan Rigby. A Network Rail, Rail Head Treatment Train (RHTT) is pictured on a Holyhead - Crewe working, at Hargrave. At the head is class 97, 97304 John Tiley. The pic is dated 23rd November 2011 and the loco on the tail is class 97, 97302.

David Wood has sent in pic number eight, of a second Deltic loco in this post, D9019 Royal Highland Fusilier. The loco is shown at the East Lancs Gala, in 1999. The loco was in service from 1961-1981 and is now owned, in preservation, by the Deltic Preservation Society.

Shots number nine and ten are from David Quayle. He attended a festival/gala on the Llangollen Railway on 11th September 2011. Pic number nine shows the Llangollen based class 2884, No.3802. The loco is of  2-8-0 wheel configuration and was specially built for heavy freight duties by Charles Collett; it was a development of a class 2800 G. J. Churchward design, of 1903.

David's second shot, number ten, features two BR 'Standard' class locomotives of Robert Riddles, taken at Llangollen on the same date. No.78019 is a 'Standard' class '2', 2-6-0 and  No.80072 is a 'Standard' class '4', 2-6-4 tank.

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