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Thursday, 24 May 2012

Three Steam and Eight Modern Traction.

Five Winwick area pics and eight Alternative pics comprise today's post, 24th May 2012. Eight contributors are represented.

May I remind you of Rachel Colvil's request for donations towards a bench, in memory of our friend and colleague Ray Whitfield, which I described in the previous post, 20th May 2012.


First up, pic number one, shows Colas class 47, 47739 Robin of Templecombe, heading two Arlington Fleet Services (of Eastleigh) translator carriages at Golborne on 21st May 2012. John Smith sent in this one.

Code - MAY W13

Next, pic number two, is from Paul Holland. Depicted is EWS (DBS) class 60, 60065 Spirit of Jaguar, heading a FFPS coal train past Arpley on 24th May 2012.

Code - MAY W14

Shot number three is from David Wood. The 'Royal' DBS class 67, 67006 Royal Sovereign, is shown at Twelve Arches heading tank wagons  on 22nd May 2012.

Code - MAY W15

Jeff Nicholls has sent in pic number four. It is an unusual shot of the Arpley stabled EWS (DBS) class 08, 08879, working 'outside'. Here it is heading a couple of bogie wagons out of Walton Yard to be attached to a later Springs Branch, 'wagons for repair' working. This pic is dated 23rd May 2012.

Code - MAY W16

Pic number five, from Geoff Monks, shows EWS (DBS) class 66, 66135, approaching Latchford with a FFPS - Newbiggin gypsum working on 16th May 2012. Geoff adds that all the semaphores on the Bank Quay Low Level Line are soon to be replaced with coloured lights.

Code - MAY W17


Shot number six, the first in this section, is from John Smith. DBS class 60, 60091, is pictured on a FFPS-LBT coal empties working at Collins Green on 5th May 2012.

Code - MAY A7

EWS (DBS) class 66, 66207 is up next, pic number seven from Bob McClellan. The working was empty stone hoppers, Pendleton to Moreton-on-Lugg and the date, 17th May 2012. The location was Chelford.

Code - MAY A8

Three steam locos are featured next, in pic number eight, from David Quayle. The location was Llangollen and the locos - No.49395, No.58926 and No.828 - have all been described in previous posts. David's pic is dated 22nd April 2012.

A second shot from David Quayle, shot number nine, was taken on 20th May 2012 at Bury, on the ELR. Pictured is class 40 diesel D335 (40135) at Bury Bolton Street Station.

 Code - MAY A9

Colin Platt has sent in pic number ten, taken as the Gresley 'A4' No.4464 Bittern approaches Levisham Station on the NYM Railway on 5th May 2012. Behind are Gresley teak coaches.

Code - MAY A10

The same location, on the following day, 6th May 2012, hosted the BR 'Standard' class '7' loco No.70000 Britannia. The loco carries the headboard 'The  Waverley';  the contributor is Colin Platt.

 Code - MAY A11

The voting for 'Pic of the Month', April 2012 continues. but there are only seven days remaining. Please vote now if you havn't already done so. Look in previous posts, back to 9th May, for details.

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