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Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Four Winwick, Eight Alternatives

More alternative pics (compared with those from Winwick) again in today's post, 11th April 2011, with the recent SVR Gala again well represented.  More importantly, Ray Whitfield's funeral at Warrington Crematorium is now arranged for Wednesday April 18th at 14.20hrs, not 13.00hrs as recently reported. Let us attend in numbers and give Ray a great send off.


First up, shot number one,  is from Matthew Chambers.  Taken at Arpley on 3rd April 2012, Matthew adds that EWS (DBS) class 92, 92011 Handel, is dead in tow behind DRS class 66, 66428, after the class 92 had failed at Shap on the previous evening.

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

Ken Young's night shot of TATA steel liveried class 60, 60099 is shown next, pic number two. Taken at Bank Quay on 16th January 2012, the working was coal.

The Royal Train is next, pic number three, from Matthew Chambers. The DBS class 67, 67026, has been specially commissioned as a Royal loco and named Diamond Jubilee. The livery is also special - painted in silver and including a modern elongated image of the Union Flag, and Diamond Jubilee logo. The train is shown at Bank Quay on 3rd April 2012.

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

Jeff Nicholl's shot of EWS (DBS) class 60, 60045 The Permanent Way Institution,  is up next, pic number four.  The loco is shown  traversing the Mersey Bridge with a LBT-FFPS working on 26th March 2012.


David Wood has sent in pic number five, showing Stanier 'Princess Royal' class 'Pacific' No.6201, Princess Elizabeth. The location is the triangle at Valley and the date, 22nd April 2006.

A pic from the GCR Gala is up next, pic number six, from David Quayle. Shown are Maunsell 'King Arthur' class '5P', No. 30777 Sir Lamiel, ex L&SWR class 'N15'. Also shown is 'Peak' class 45, D123, (45125) and ex LMS Fowler class '3F',  0-6-0 'Jinty' tank, No.47406. David's shot is dated 27th January 2012.

Shot number seven is from Dave Harris. Depicted is DBS class 60, 60063 (ex James Murray), heading a Burton - Arpley working of china clay tanks on 29th March 2012. The location was Acton Bridge.


A retro-look monochrome pic, number eight is next, sent in by Paul Holland. BR 'Standard' class '4', 2-6-4T No.80080, is pictured at Bury Bolton Street on the ELR on 7th April 2012.

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

Our ninth shot is one of David Quayle's SVR collection. Ex Caledonian Railway (CR) '812' class 0-6-0 tender locomotive, No.828 (BR 57566), is shown at Bridgnorth on 22nd March 2012.

Next up, pic number ten, is from Colin Platt. Featured is the same 'Caley Blue' loco as seen above and at the same Gala.Taken on 23rd March 2012, the loco is seen with the headboard 'The Heilan Flyer' (anyone know what this is?) and sporting Scottish flags, approaching Hampton Loade station.

Colin has also supplied pic number eleven, from the SVR but taken a day later on 24th March 2012. Ex GNR Gresley class 'N2', 0-6-2 tank loco No 1744 (BR 69523), is shown approaching Highley station.

Finally, pic number twelve has been sent in by John Smith. Taken at Collins Green during track refurbishment (ready for electrification), Freightliner 'PowerHaul' class 70, No 70015, is shown with an engineers working on 24th March 2012. Freightliner class 66, 66603, is on the tail.

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