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Monday, 20 February 2012

Winwick, Keighley and Zimbabwe

As the title suggests this post, 20th February 2012, comprises pics which cover all our three sections, Winwick, UK and the World.


WINWICK




First up is a pic from Alan Rigby dated 19th February 2012. DBS class 60, 60054, is pictured southbound through Winwick with an engineers working, Carnforth - Crewe Basford Hall.

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







The second pic is from Geoff Monks. Taken on the same day, 19th February 2012, EWS (DBS) class 60, 60065 Spirit of Jaguar, is shown on a similar working at Winwick.

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






Shot number three has been sent in by Jeff Nicholls and changes the subject. Track machine DR73921 is shown on the Mersey Bridges approach on 25th January 2012.






The fourth shot in this Winwick area section is from Bob McClellan. Bob's pic shows class 86, 86259 Les Ross,  on a Cumbrian Mountain Express railtour past Golborne on its way to Preston. The pic is dated 11th February 2012.

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





ALTERNATIVE UK PICS





First up in this section, pic number five, is a shot from Barry Rigby. Barry photographed BR 'Standard' class,7, No.70013 Oliver Cromwell, climbing Houghton Bank on the Blackburn line, after leaving Preston with the Cumbrian Mountain Express, on 11th February 2012.

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







The sixth shot is from John Smith. Taken at Calder Bridge Junction on 4th April 2007 John's pic shows EWS class60, 60007, in EWS branding but older Load Haul livery, on a Immingham - Arpley working. Loco 60007 has been shown on the blog recently in DBS red livery.






David Quayle has sent in pic number seven, taken at the recent Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Gala on 12th February 2012.  Pictured are ex L&NWR class '2F'  0-6-0T, No.58926 (left,) and ex L&YR class '25' 0-6-0, No.957.

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






Pic number eight shows two class 50s owned by the 'Class 50 Alliance'. Matthew Chambers' pic of 8th November 2011 depicts 50044 Exeter and 50049 Defiance double heading, light engine at Boarshead, Wigan.






ALTERNATIVE WORLD PICS






Pic number nine, the only one in this section, is from Geoff Monks. National Railways of Zimbabwe 15th class 4-6-4 + 4-6-4 Garratt No.371, is pictured in the Lukosi Gorge on a Thomson Junction - Bulawayo goods, on 10th July 1987.




The 'Pic of the Month, January 2012' competition is still running - ends 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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