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Sunday, 29 April 2012

Winwick, Bury and Llangollen

In today's post, 29th April 2012, I am using twelve pics, from our extensive 'bank', covering many different classes of steam, diesel and electric locomotives. Ten contributors are represented.



WINWICK




Pic number one is from Andy Appleton and is dated 18th December 2007. Class 325 Royal Mail emus 325007/005/008 are pictured being dragged by class 87, 87028 Lord President, on a Shieldmiur - Willesden working.







I have several shots of 46233 in the 'bank', this one is from John Smith. John's pic, number two, was taken at Winwick on 27th April 2012. The engine plus support coach are pictured.

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





Bob McClellan's shot of EWS (DBS) class 60, 60065 Spirit of Jaguar is up next, pic number three. The LBT - FFPS coal working is shown approaching Latchford for the 'run round'. Bob's pic is dated 11th April 2012.

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





The TATA Steel class 60, 60099 is shown in pic number four from Matthew Chambers. This loco has been around our patch for a while now and this pic shows it at Bank Quay (driver change?) on a coal working. The pic is dated 3rd April 2012.

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





Pic number five is from Colin Platt. Taken at Red Bank on 27th April 2012, BR 'Standard' class '7 ' 4-6-2, No. 70013 Oliver Cromwell, is pictured heading the 'Great Britain V', a 9-day rail tour of the UK.

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





Pic number six has been sent in by David Quayle. Bulleid 'Battle of Britain' class 'Pacific' No.34067 Tangmere, is pictured in pouring rain passing through Winwick on 26th April 2012. It was worth getting soaked for this one David, we can see the rain in your pic.

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





ALTERNATIVE UK PICS




First up in this section, pic number seven, is the DBS red liveried class 60, 60091, taken at Wigan North Western by Matthew Chambers. The engineers working was photographed on 24th April 2012.

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




The eighth pic is from David Quayle. The new build Peppercorn 'A1' class 'Pacific', No.60163 Tornado, is depicted at Llangollen on 22nd April 2012.

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





Pic number nine features a class 40 diesel, D335 and a class 37 diesel, 37901 Mirrlees Pioneer, standing at Bury on the East Lancs Railway. The pic is dated 3rd March 2012 and the photographer was Ken Young.







A pic of my own, number ten, is included next as it shows a location with two signals, side by side, for different diverging lines. It was taken at Sutton Weaver showing the bridge over the Weaver Canal. The loco is Freightliner 'HeavyHaul' class 70, 70004, on an Ellesmere Port - FFPS coal working. The pic is dated 17th April 2012.

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






Finally, pic number eleven  has been sent in by David Wood. It is a pic taken at the recent Llangollen Railway Gala on 23rd April 2012. The loco is the ex Caledonian Railway 0-6-0 tender locomotive, No.828, designed by John McIntosh and built in 1899.

** This pic qualifies for Alternatives 'Pic of the Month', April2012.





Alan Rigby has sent in pic number twelve, taken at Acton Bridge on 25th April 2012. Ex LMS 4-6-2 No.46233, Duchess of Sutherland, has been around twice in three days and the photo opportunities have not been missed.

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




FINAL REMINDER   Tomorrow (30th) is the closing date  to vote for the 'Pic of the Month' March 2012 competition. You have until 24.00hrs.  So please vote now if you havn't done so. See the previous post for details.
Everyone reading this post is eligible to vote, contributor or not.

The deadline for posted, April dated pics to qualify for the monthly April competiton, is May 6th.

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