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Monday, 23 April 2012

From Winwick to Blea Moor to Tamworth

Today's post, 23rd April 2012,  takes us to several locations within our defined blog areas, those in the post title, and more.


First up is a pic from Jeff Nicholls. Two WCRC class 47s are shown 47804 at the head with 47237 on the tail of a Carnforth - Derby empty coaching stock move. The route was an unusual one according to Jeff - the lower route south out of Bank Quay and past Arpley, because workmen were busy on the high level tracks. Jeff adds "Note also the steam era '10A' shed plate on the front of the loco". Jeff's pic is dated 20th April 2012.

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

Next up is a pic from Andy Parkinson, Andy hasn't posted for a while so welcome back. The TATA Steel liveried class 60, 60099, is featured leaving Latchford sidings on 22nd April 2012. The working was Liverpool BT - FFPS coal.

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

Pic number three has been sent in by Bevan Price. Taken at Littons Mill, Warrington, EWS (DBS) class 66, 66106, is shown heading a FFPS - Newbiggin gypsum working on 20th March 2012.

The fourth shot is from Andy Parkinson again. Freightliner 'PowerHaul' class 70, 70013, is pictured at Bank Quay with a Liverpool BT - Ratcliffe Power Station coal working on 22nd April 2012.

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

Pic number five, the last in this section, is from David Wood. DBS red liveried class 92, 92031, is depicted passing south through Winwick on 16th April 2012 with an intermodal working.

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


Ex LMS Fowler class '3F', 0-6-0 'Jinty' tank, No.47406 is up next, pic number six, taken by David Quayle at Highley, on the Severn Valley Railway. This pic is dated 23rd March 2012.

Several people have sent in shots of the recent 'Olive Branch No.2' tour. Two pics are shown, the first from John Smith. The lead loco is EWS (DBS) class 66, 66063, taken at Chorlton on 14th April 2012. The tour, from Woking, took in the Royal Seaforth Docks and went on to the Ribble Steam Railway in Preston. This is pic number seven, taken on 14th April 2012.

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

The tail loco on 'The Olive Branch No.2', EWS (DBS) class 66, 66138 is next, pic number eight, from David Hennessey. This was taken at Huyton on the same day, 14th April 2012.

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

Jeff Nicholl's shot, number nine, of two DRS class 66s on a RHTT (Rail Head Treatment Train) was taken at Blea Moor on the S&C line on 16th October 2010. The locos were top 66415 and tail 66424.

Ken Young visited Tamworth on 5th March 2012 and has sent in the next shot, number ten, of Freightliner 'PowerHaul' class 70, 70017, taken at the low level station. The working was an intermodal.

Ex Hunslet Austerity 0-6-0ST Sapper (WD132) is up next, pic number eleven, from Paul Holland. Shown in retro style the loco is taking on water at Heywood on the ELR.  This pic is date 7th April 2012.

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

I have received a few votes for the 'Pic of the Month' March 2012 competition but need more. All March dated qualifying pics posted between 1st March and 6th April, are highlighted in yellow. Please vote now if you have not done so already..... Winwick Area 1st, 2nd and 3rd and Alternatives (UK and World) 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Just give me the pic number, blog post date (not picture 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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