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Friday, 16 March 2012

Five from Winwick, Six Alternatives

No more explanation required, just read the title. However, nine contributors are represented today, 16th March 2012, with a pot pourri of pics.


WINWICK


First up is that loco again, Charles Collett's 'Castle' class 4-6-0, No.5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, on this occasion with WCRC class 47, 47500, up front. This pic, number one, is from Jeff Nicholls and was taken in the evening at Bank Quay on 10th March 2012.

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








The second pic is from John Smith. Featured is WCRC class 47, 47237, on an empty stock move northbound through Winwick, on 2nd March 2012.

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






A double heading diesel pairing is up next, pic number three, from Alan Rigby. WCRC class 47, 47854, is shown dragging Fertis liveried class 56, 56018, out of Arpley Yard to Burton Wetmore Sidings on 14th March 2012.

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






David Wood's picture, number four, shows the same consist from the reverse direction, with the dragged class 56 to the fore. The location is twelve arches and the date, 14th March 2012.

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




The fifth pic is from yours truly and changes the theme a little bit. After the 45043/6201 consist had travelled through Red Bank on 9th March 2012, they were followed a little later by this track machine. It is a Plasser & Theurer tamper, liveried in Colas colours, and fitted with a trolley.

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




ALTERNATIVE UK PICS





Its 'the Earl and the Princess' again but photographed a long way from our Winwick patch, at Greenholme, by Barry Rigby. This is pic number six (first in this section), taken on 10th March 2012. This pairing has featured regularly in the two previous posts where more details are included.

** This pic qualifies for Alternatives  'Pic of the Month, March 2012'.




A brand new Freightliner 'PowerHaul' class 70, 70020, is shown in pic number seven, a second shot from Barry Rigby.  It was passing through Acton Bridge with a Ditton - Felixstowe container working on 13th March 2012. Barry adds that you could almost 'smell the paint' on the new loco as it roared past.

** This pic qualifies for Alternatives 'Pic of the Month, March 2012'.




A class 90 is next, pic number eight, from Dave Harris. Freightliner class 90, 90049, is pictured arriving at Crewe with the Fridays only, Virgin loco hauled relief service, from Euston to Crewe. It was the 'Pretendolino' MKIII set; the date was 9th March 2012.

** This pic qualifies for Alternatives 'Pic of the Month, March 2012'.




The Fowler/Stanier rebuilt 'Royal Scot' class 4-6-0 loco, No.46115 Scots Guardsman, is up next in pic number nine, from David Quayle. The 'Scot'  is pictured heading  'The Cotton Mill Express' near Glazebury on 17th July 2009.







Matthew Chambers has sent in pic number ten. The defunct Wrexham & Shropshire Railway Company is represented with class 82 DVT, 82304,  at Wrexham General Station on 12th September 2009.










The final pic, number eleven, is a second from John Smith. EWS (DBS) class 66, 66091, is depicted with a Scunthorpe - Crewe engineers (rails) working at Hatfield/Stainforth, on 25th March 2008.







Don't forget to vote for the 'Pic of the Month, February 2012'. All qualifying pics between 1st February and March 6th are highlighted in yellow. Winwick Area 1st, 2nd and 3rd and Alternatives (UK and World) 1st, 2nd and 3rd please. Just give me the pic number, post date and photographer for each pic you choose. If you wish to view the pics at better resolution use the first set of instructions in slide show options to the right of the blog.

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