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Saturday, 31 March 2012

Ten UK Alternative Pics

For today, because I have received and continue to receive many UK alternative pics, I make no apologies for concentrating on these pics for today's post, 31st March 2012. Oh... and this is the last day to vote for the 'February Pic of the Month Competition', so please vote if you havn't already done so - you have until 24.00hrs.


ALTERNATIVE UK PICS


First up is a pic from Geoff Monks taken at Sackville Street car park, Manchester. GBRf class 66, 66715 VALOUR, is pictured on a Barton Dock - Felixstowe container working on 27th March 2012.

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







Pic number two is from Ken Young. Featured is the Stanier 'Princess Coronation' class 'Pacific', No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland, liveried in 'Brunswick Green'. The location was Crewe and the date was 29th March 2012.

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






John Smith has sent in pic number three showing track bed renewal being carried out by engineers at Collins Green. In the van is Colas track machine DR76601, Olwen, which can be observed clearly, digging out the track bed, as ten engineeers look on. John's pic is dated 24th March 2012.

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




I am using four Severn Valley Railway shots today, two each from David Quayle and Colin Platt - the Gala was held over last weekend.  Pic number four is from David Quayle. Depicted is ex Caledonian Railway (CR) class '812' 0-6-0 tender locomotive, No.828 (57566), double heading with ex LMS 'Jinty' tank, class '3F', 0-6-0T tank engine No.47406, at Highley. The pic is dated 23rd March 2012. The 'Caley Blue' livery is one of the most attractive in my view.

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


The next pic, number five, was also taken by David at the same Gala. Pictured is Stanier 'Mogul' (2-6-0) No.42968, at Highley on the same date, 23rd March 2012.

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





Shot number six has been sent in by Colin Platt and continues our SVR link. Featured is ex GWR' 4500' class 'small prairie' (2-6-2) No.4566, at Hampton Loade. The engine sports the 'Cathedrals Express' headboard. The pic is dated 25th March 2012.

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






Colin's second shot, number seven, features ex LNER Gresley 'A4' class 'Pacific', No.4464 (60019) Bittern. The 'Garter Blue' liveried loco is seen approaching Bewdley on 25th March 2012 with Gresley teak coaches behind.

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





Next up, shot number eight, is from Matthew Chambers. Two class 37s are pictured at Crewe on a Cwmgwrach - Crewe working on 24th March 2012. Matthew's skill at taking low light level shots is exemplary. The locos pictured are DRS class 37s, 37603 and 37606.

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




A second shot from Matthew is up next, pic number nine. Virgin liveried class 57, 57304 'Thunderbirds GORDON TRACY', is pictured being coupled to Virgin 'Pendolino' class 390, 390 001 at Wigan North Western, on 28th March 2012.


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





Geoff Monks has sent in pic number ten taken on 27th March 2012. Diesel shunter class 09, 09002, is shown taking wagons off a Felixstowe - Barton Dock container working  across Park Road, Trafford Park, Manchester. Geoff has cleverly stitched together two shots to make up a panoramic view with the Kelloggs 'Frosties' tiger in clear shot.

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




As I have done for the previous two months I will extend by 7 days (April 7th) the date by which March dated pics can be posted on the blog and thus qualify for the Pic of the Month, March 2012, competition. Whether a particular pic is posted, however, depends on the overall number of qualifying pics  in the 'bank' at post time.

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