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Thursday, 23 February 2012

Diesels, Electrics and Steam

Nine more pics for today's post, 23rd February 2012, covering all three sections.


WINWICK


Pic numbers one and two are from Bob McClellan and touch a subject I have covered to a small degree in previous posts. Class 60, 60007 has appeared in several guises over the years and here is an old Load Haul livery example to compare with the modern DBS equivalent. The location for both pics is the line from Walton Junction to Latchford. The first shows 60007 in Load Haul livery on 13th January 2005.



Bob's second pic shows 60007 in its latest DBS red livery. It carries the logo 'Switch on to Safety' and is named Spirit of Tom Kendell. The naming ceremony was carried out on 7th September 2011 at a private ceremony at Knottingley Depot in remembrance of the young engineer Tom Kendell, who died in a tragic accident. This pic is dated 15th February 2012.


** This pic qualifies for Winwick Area 'Pic of the Month, February 2012'.




Pic number three, taken on 19th February 2012, is from Alan Rigby. Shown is EWS (DBS) class 66, 66139, crossing the arches by the entrance to the EWS/DBS depot on Slutchers Lane. The working was engineers wagons.

** This pic qualifies for Winwick Area 'Pic of the Month, February 2012'.





Next is another shot of the Class 86, 86259 Les Ross, taken at Bank Quay on 11th February 2012. This loco was certainly popular with photographers as it worked the winter 'Cumbrian Mountain Express' railtours in February. The photographer was Matthew Chambers.

** This pic qualifies for Winwick Area 'Pic of the Month, February 2012'.





Pic number five is from Jeff Nicholls. A pair of EWS/DBS class 90s, 90018 and 90036, are shown crossing the Mersey with EWS/DBS class 92, 92003 Beethoven, visible in the background with a china clay working. An unusual shot with three electric locos. The shot is dated 25th January 2012



ALTERNATIVE UK PICS



First up, pic number six overall, is one of David Quayle's shots from the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. The two main locos in the picture are 43924 and 41241. In September 1968, ex LMS class '4F' 0-6-0 of Henry Fowler, No 43924, became the first locomotive ever to be rescued from a scrapyard, the famous Woodham Bros in  Barry, South Wales. No. 43924 was overhauled and  re-entered revenue-earning passenger service on the K&WVR in July 2011. Small tank engine 41241 is a BR class '2MT', 2-6-0 which entered service in BR days, 1949, to a H.G. (George) Ivatt design. David's shot is dated 12th February 2012.

** This pic qualifies for Alternative Pics 'Pic of the Month, February 2012'.



Pic number seven is from John Smith. EWS/DBS class 60, 60022, is shown on a Leeds - Peak Forest empty stone hoppers working at Calder Bridge Junction, Wakefield. The date was 4th April 2007.






Matthew Chambers has sent in pic number eight taken on 11th February 2012. Class 73, 73138, is depicted at Wigan Wallgate on a NR measurement train at night (?).  Another class 73 taken by Matthew was on the other end, 73107; this pic will appear in a later post.

** This pic qualifies for Alternative Pics 'Pic of the Month, February 2012'.



ALTERNATIVE WORLD PICS



Pic number nine, the only shot in this section is from Jeff Nicholls. The location is Lucca in Italy. The loco on display at the side of the road is 2-8-2, No.940 1002, which is pushed back into the tunnel behind, in winter.

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