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Sunday, 26 February 2012

Nine Pics from Eight Contributors

We have pictures for all three sections again today, 26th February 2012, from eight contributors.


Geoff Monks has sent in the first picture showing DBS liveried class 60, 60054, on a Oubeck - Crewe Basford Hall working (engineers), southbound, through Winwick on 19th February 2012.

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

The second shot is from Bob McClellan. This shows a brand new loco, DRS liveried class 66, 66409, on an intermodal working southbound, through Winwick, on 24th August 2005.


First up, pic number three, is from Matthew Chambers, showing the DBS class 60, 60054, on an engineers working at Bamfurlong on 19th February 2012.  This was the same working that Geoff Monks took, above, on the same day at Winwick.

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

Next, pic number four, is from Barry Rigby. Freightliner class 66, 66550, is pictured nearing Barnetby Station with a coal working from Immingham Coal Terminal heading to Drax Power Station. The pic is dated 24th October 2011.

A visit to the NRM is up next, pic number five, from Paul Holland. Stanier 'Pacific' No.6229 Duchess of Hamilton, is displayed in her 'Crimson Lake and Gold' liveried streamlining, on 11th July 2009.

The sixth pic is courtesy of  David Quayle. Shown are steam locos No.49395, described in the previous post, 16th December 2012 and 957 (52044) , described in the previous post, 20th February 2012. The pic was taken on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway on 12th February 2012.

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

David Quayle has also supplied pic number seven. This shows BR Standard class 7, No,70013 Oliver Cromwell, surrounded with steam at Loughborough on the GCR, on 27th January 2012.

The eight pic is from John Smith. Taken not far from Murdishaw, two DRS class 37s are shown topping and tailing a Network Rail Test Train (NWTT). The loco nearest the camera is 37607. Fiddlers Ferry Power Station provides the backdrop. John's pic is dated 16th February 2011.


Jeff Nicholls supplies the pic for this section, taken in Poland on 2nd October 2008. The electric loco is EP07 1051 standing at Wroclaw station. Jeffs adds that these locos are similar in appearance to early UK 25kv electrics, and the one in the pic has been repainted into BR 'Electric Blue' and fitted with a replica  'cycling lion' crest.

The 'Pic of the Month, January 2012' competition  ends in three days time - February 29th. Please vote if you haven't already. All qualifying prints entered between 1st Jan and 8th Feb 2012 are highlighted in yellow, to make it easier for you. Winwick Area 1st, 2nd and 3rd and Alternatives (UK and World) 1st, 2nd and 3rd, please.

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