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Saturday, 10 March 2012

The 'Princess' and the 'Earl'

Two preserved steam locomotives form a fine introduction to today's blog, 9th March 2012. The two locomotives presented a not-to-be ignored opportunity today for our Winwick faithful as they passed through, double-heading on a northbound working, Tyseley - Carnforth. Together with other pics we have a total of ten pics from nine contributors in two sections.


WINWICK



The first pic of 'Castle' class 4-6-0 No.5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe and 'Princess Royal' class 4-6-2 Princess Elizabeth, was taken at Winwick by Alan Rigby. Two support coaches were behind. The date was today, 9th March 2012.

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




Pic number two of the duo was taken at Winwick from the opposite side of the track, by David Quayle.

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





Another shot was taken at Warrington Bank Quay by Jeff Nicholls. This is pic number three.

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






Changing the subject, pic number four is from Geoff Monks. Operating in our area for several weeks now the DBS red liveried 'tug,' class 60 60007 The Spirit of Tom Kendell, is shown approaching Bank Quay with the mid-morning LBT - FFPS coal working, on 5th March 2012. The 'Switch on to Safety' logo can be seen clearly.

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



David Wood has provided pic number five, taken on the Fiddlers Ferry line, close to the power station. EWS (DBS) class 60, 60065 Spirit of Jaguar, (another 'tug' that's been around the patch for several weeks) is heading a coal working on 5th March 2012.

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



John Smith's pic of Malcolm liveried DRS class 66, 66434 is up next, pic number six. The intermodal working was Daventry - Coatbridge, the location was Winwick and the date was 2nd March 2012,

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



Pic number seven in this section is from Barry Rigby. Pictured climbing up to the Mersey Bridge is DRS class 66, 66301, with a Mossend - Daventry intermodal on 8th March 2012.

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




ALTERNATIVE UK PICS



First up, pic number eight ovarall, is an unusual shot from Bevan Price. It was taken at Barton Dock Road on 4th March 2012. GBRf Railfreight class 09 locos, 09002 and 09009, are depicted shunting GBRf empties.

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



The next pic, number nine, has been sent in by Matthew Chambers. Double heading Freightliner class 86s, 86667 and 86605, are shown heading an intermodal at Stafford on 24th February 2012.






The tenth and final shot in this post is from David Quayle. BR 'Standard' class '4MT' 2-6-4, No.80002, is shown at Keighley Station, on the K&WVR, on 12th February 2012.








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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