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Sunday, 27 May 2012

A Miscellany of Pics

Today's post, 27th May 2012, comprises another mixture of pics featuring modern traction and steam from ten contributors.


Pic number one is from Andy Parkinson. It was taken at Winwick on 23rd May 2012 and features class 31, D5513 (31190), working Arpley - Arpley via Hellifield.

 Code - MAY W18

The second pic is from Jeff Nicholls. Colas Rail class 47, 47739 Robin of Templecombe, is featured hauling a dmu via the use of two translator coaches,  Kilmarnock - Birkenhead. The location was Bank Quay. The pic is dated 16th May 2012.

 Code - MAY W19

Jeff has also sent in pic number three showing DBS class 60, 60091, on a LBT-FFPS working on the low level line at Bank Quay. The date was 16th May 2012.

 Code - MAY W20

The same loco is depicted next, in pic number four, from Dave Harris. The location was Red Bank, the working was Carlisle - Crewe and the date was 24th April 2012.

The fifth shot, sent in by yours truly, shows yesterday's (26th May 2012) 'Castle to Scotland' charter passing through Red Bank. At the head is Charles Collett's ex GWR 'Castle' class 4-6-0 loco, No.5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe. The headboard reads 'The Caledonian'. This loco was built in 1936 and originally named Barbury Castle. She was renamed  in 1937.

Code - MAY W21


Pic number six is from Alan Rigby. Pictured is the GBRf class 66, 66709 Sorrento, sporting the MSC ship logo. Alan took the pic at Whittaker Junction; the working was a Hams Hall-Felixstowe intermodal and the date, 23rd May 2012.

 Code - MAY A12

The next pic, number seven, is from Colin Platt. Taken at the recent NYMR Gala, the pic shows BR 'Standard' class '4MT' 4-6-0, No.75029 The Green Knight, on 4th May 2012.

Code - MAY A13

Geoff Monks has supplied pic number eight showing DBS class 66, 66097 at Cranberry, on 23rd May 2012. The working was Southampton- Halewood empty car transporters.

 Code - MAY A14

The East Lancs Railway at Bury was the setting for David Quayle's shot, number nine, taken on 20th May 2012. Featured are 0-6-0 saddle tank No.132 Sapper, and diesel shunter class 08, D3871.

 Code - MAY A15

Bob McClellan has sent in pic number ten, taken at Chelford on 17th May 2012. GBRf class 66, 66742, is shown on a Felixstowe - Barton Dock intermodal.

Code - MAY A16

Pic eleven features a class 158 unit in East Midlands livery, 158 847, taken by John Smith. The location was Collins Green, the train was a diverted Liverpool - Norwich football special, and the date was 5th May 2012.

 Code - MAY A17

Only four days left to vote for the 'Pic of the Month' April 2012 competition. All April dated qualifying pics posted between 1st April and 6th May are highlighted in yellow. Please look through these posts and vote now if you have not done so already..... Winwick Area 1st, 2nd and 3rd and Alternatives (UK and World) 1st, 2nd and 3rd. My email address is at the top of the blog. Just send 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.
Everyone reading this post is eligible to vote, contributor or not.

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