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Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Eight Diesel, Three Steam Locos

Just nine pics in today's post, 26th June 2012, reflecting the lousy weather of late leading to a slight drop in contributions. Today's pics are from eight contributors with diesel locomotion to the fore.


First pic is from Jeff Nicholls. It is a scan from a February 1985 slide of a BR, small logo class 47, 47489. The location was Winwick.  Good to see these older pics revitalised by digital means.

Next up, pic number two, is a class 56, 56312, on a Crewe-Kilmarnock empty stock move. Wasn't this the ARTEMIS loco? The pic is from Geoff Monks, the location was Winwick and the date, 25th June 2012.

Code - June W9

Bob McClellan has sent in the next two pics, both of red 'tugs'. Pic number three is of DBS class 60, 60015, on coal duty by the Ferry Inn on 25th June 2012.

Code - June W10

On the same day, 25th June 2012, Bob took pic number four at Sankey Bridges. Featured is DBS class 60, 60054, on another coal run.

 Code - June W11

The fifth pic in this Winwick area section is from yours truly. Taken at Red Bank on 9th March 2012 DRS class 66, 66301 is shown heading an intermodal working. The weather was sunny but the sky backdrop  was very dark resulting in a picture of contrasts.


Pic number six is from David Quayle. Pictured is a double heading duo of steam locos on the Llangollen Railway on 22nd April 2012.  To the fore is Stanier 'Black Five' 4-6-0 No. 44806 with BR 'Standard' class '7' 4-6-2, No.70000 Britannia, behind.

Our seventh shot is from Matthew Chambers, taken at Wigan North Western on 18th June 2012. Two DRS class 57s are shown on a Sellafield - Crewe, spent nuclear fuel flasks working. The locos were 57008 Telford International Railfreight Park June -2009, and 57007.

 Code - June A11

Another 'tug' is up next, pic number eight from David Wood. Shown is EWS (DBS) class 60, 60065 Spirit of Jaguar,  on a coal working at Rainhill on 14th June 2012.

 Code - June A12

Last but certainly not least is a pic of BR 'Standard' class '4', 2-6-4T No.80080, standing next to Bury South Signal Box on the ELR. Barry Rigby's pic is dated 4th June 2012.

Code - June A13

You have just four days left to  vote for the 'Pic of the Month', May 2012 competition. Even though the voting  system has been simplified not enough of you are voting; it's the same eight or nine people every month (we have thirty-seven contributors).  Please vote. Just send me the yellow code numbers of the three pics you have chosen as 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each section, Winwick and Alternatives (UK and World).  All May dated pics posted between May 1st - June 6th have such code numbers. My email address is at the top of the blog.  You don't have to contribute to vote - if you read the blog you qualify to vote.

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