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Sunday, 29 January 2012

Four + Four

There are two sections in today's post, 29th January 2012, featuring shots from the Winwick area and UK alternatives. Eight pics are used from seven contributors covering four steam and five diesel locomotives.


First up is Bulleid ' West Country' class 4-6-2, No.34067 Tangmere, plus support coach. The pic is from John Smith who took the shot at Golborne junction on 26th January 2012.

** This pic qualifies for 'Winwick Area Pic of the Month Jan 2012'

Our second pic is from Geoff Monks. EWS (DBS) class 66, 66017, is shown on a gypsum working through Winwick on 12th January 2012. Note the gypsum mist above the wagons.

** This pic qualifies for 'Winwick Area Pic of the Month Jan 2012'

Ken Young has sent in pic number three. This is Ken's 100th pic on the blog and he follows John Smith, Jeff Nicholls, Geoff Monks and Alan Rigby in achieving this milestone. Congratulations Ken. The loco is GBRf class 66, 66711, heading a Network Rail engineers working at Bank Quay. The pic is dated 22nd November 2011.

Pic number four in this section is from Bob McClellan. Class 60, 60028 John Flamsteed,  is shown in close up at Winwick on 23rd August 2005. The working looks like empty logs wagons.


A Geoff Monks shot is first in this section, pic number five. A Peckett 0-6-0ST, No.1859 Sir Gomer, built in 1932, is pictured hauling empty wagons towards the coal preparation plant on the NCB's Mountain Ash railway system in South Wales. Mountain Ash steam shed is visible above and beyond the last wagon; the pic is dated 16th March 1978.

Pic number six is from David Quayle, taken at the East Lancs Railway Gala of 21st/22nd January 2012. Pictured are Maunsell 'Lord Nelson' class 4-6-0 No.850 Lord Nelson (the prototype) and Stanier 'Black Five' 4-6-0, No. 45231 The Sherwood Forester. Both are standing at Bury on the 21st.

 ** This pic qualifies for 'Alternatives Pic of the Month Jan 2012'

EWS (DBS) class 66 66051, is up next, shot number seven. Barry Rigby's shot is dated 6th October 2011 and the featured coal working was heading for the TATA Steel Works at Scunthorpe. The location was the up slow line at Thirsk.

A class 40 diesel is shown in pic number eight, from Paul Holland. Owned by the 'Class 40 Preservation Society' the locomotive D212 / 40012, Aureol, is shown on the Midland Railway at Butterley in her 'Dark Brunswick Green' livery. The pic is dated 19th August 2010. Note the fitted nose end ladders.

Just a couple of days left to vote in our '2011 Best Pic' competition. Please do so if you havn't already. All contributors and readers/viewers qualify to vote - see 2nd January post for details.

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