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Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Ten pics, Nine Photographers, Two sections

Before I start this post, please note the addition of a second slide show - the number of pics on the blog are now split into two. See slide show instructions.

Today's post, 28th February 2012, is a large one and features ten pics from nine photographers, including a new contributor.  A warm welcome to Ieuan Wood, our 35th contributor.


WINWICK



First up is Alan Rigby's shot of EWS (DBS) class 60, 60065 Spirit of Jaguar, on an engineeers' working, southbound through Winwick, on 19th February 2012.

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







Next is a shot from Jeff Nicholls, pic number two. Featured is EWS (DBS) class 67, 67017, crossing the Mersey Bridge heading south, light engine, on 3rd February 2012.

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








Pic number three is from John Smith. Freightliner 'HeavyHaul' class 70, 70010, is shown heading a coal working close to the junction at Winwick, on 25th November 2011.






The fourth pic in this section has been sent in by Bevan Price. Grand Central HST (power cars 43465 and 43467) passed through Winwick, southbound, on 20th February 2012. The working was empty carriage stock from Heaton to Crewe.

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




ALTERNATIVE UK PICS



Geoff Monks has contributed the first pic in this section, pic number five overall. Welsh Highland Railway 0-4-0 + 0-4-0 Garratt 'K1' is pictured between Snowdon Ranger and Rhyd Ddu, on 27th March 2008. Snowdon summit is to the left.






Pic number six is from Matthew Chambers. A couple of posts ago I used Matthew's shot of a Network Rail Test Train standing at Wigan Wallgate, with class 73s front and back. 73138 was in that pic and 73107 is shown here, photographed from the opposite end of the train, also at night. The pic is dated 14th February 2012.

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





A recent visit to a large model railway exhibition in Glasgow enabled Alan Rigby the chance to photograph some of the trains at Central Station. Pic number seven shows 'ScotRail' class 380, 380 012, standing in the station. The class 180 emus are part of the Siemens 'Desiro' UK family of designs that includes classes 185 and 350.

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



Pic number eight has been sent in by Barry Rigby. EWS (DBS) class 60, 60024, is depicted arriving at Peak Forest with an empty Northwich - Tunstead Quarry working, on 8th February 2012. Note the mix of snow and stone dust covering the ground.

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




The ninth shot features the ex L&YR class '25',  0-6-0 tender loco No.957, (BR No, 52044) built by Beyer Peacock in Manchester in 1887. It is heading some wonderful ex L&YR passenger carriages (8-wheel and 6-wheel). According to the L&YR Trust website, the carriages are appointed with 'lake' (purple brown) lower panels, 'saddle' (light brown) upper panels and 'umber' (chocolate brown) window surrounds. The picture was taken by David Quayle at Keighley on the K&WVR on 12th February 2012.

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





The tenth and final shot is from new contributor, Ieuan Wood. The famous ELR 'Super D' 0-8-0 tender locomotive, No. 49395, is shown at Bury (?). The ex L&NWR class G locos of Charles Bowen-Cooke were known as 'Super Ds' because many were rebuilds of George Whale's earlier class 'D' 0-8-0s. The pic is dated 21st January 2012.





The 'Pic of the Month, January 2012' competition ends tomorrow - midnight February 29th. Please vote if you haven't already. All qualifying pictures (dated January 2012) entered between 1st Jan and 8th Feb, 2012, are highlighted in yellow on each page posted between those dates, to make it easier for you. Winwick Area 1st, 2nd and 3rd and Alternatives (UK and World) 1st, 2nd and 3rd, please. 

Don't vote in the February competition until after March 7th. There has been concern raised that pics taken at the end of any month are disadvantaged as there is little chance of them appearing on the blog in that month. So, I will give 1 week's 'grace' at the end of each month to allow me to try and place such pics on the blog. Qualifying pics must be dated in the appropriate month, however.

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