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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

More of 60009

The 'Streak' Union of South Africa features strongly in today's post 24th July 2012. We have another ten pics on view from eight contributors including three of the 'A4'.


Our first pic is from Jeff Nicholls. 'The North Wales Coast Express' passed the Leigh Golf Club at Culcheth on 22nd July 2012 with class 47, 47270 Swift, on the tail.The train is shrouded in exhaust fom the 'A4' at the head (see next pic).

Code - July W15

Jeff's second pic shows the same railtour taken from the front with Gresley 'A4' 4-6-2, No.60009 Union of South Africa, at the head. The location was Chat Moss and the date, as above.

Code - July W16

The same 'A4' is featured in pic number three from Chris Sutcliffe. Chris hasn't posted for ages so welcome back Chris. The location was Winwick and the date, 22nd July 2012.

Code - July W17

Pic number four is from Matthew Chambers. Colas class 47, 47739 Robin of Templecombe, is pictured at Wigan NW with two translator coaches sandwiching a DIT class 507 unit. The pic is dated 16th May 2012.

The fifth pic in this Winwick area section has been sent in by Geoff Monks. Freightliner class 90, 90048, is depicted northbound, at Winwick, with the 'Pretendolino'. The working was an empty stock move from Wembley to Preston in order to work a Preston -  Euston service the same evening. The pic is dated 22nd July 2012.

Code - July W18


David Quayle has provided the first two pics in this section from his visits to Heritage Railways throughout the country. First up, pic number six, shows the ex GWR 2-8-0 No.3850 and the ex Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway class '7F' 2-8-0, No.88 on the West Somerset Railway at Minehead. The pic is dated 14th June 2012.

David's second shot, pic number seven, is from the same location but on 11th June 2011. Pictured is ex GWR Manor class 4-6-0 No.7828 Norton Manor  (previously named Odney Manor)  awaiting maintenance.

Pic number eight is from Alan Rigby and again features John Cameron's 'A4' which he has owned since 1966. No.60009 Union of South Africa is pictured leaving Hellifield heading for Carnforth on 18th July 2012.

 Code - July A14

Our ninth pic has been provided by Bob McClellan. Colas class 66, 66848, is shown on the Carlisle - Chirk logs working on 18th July 2012. The location was Helwith Bridge on the S&C.

Code - July A15

The tenth and final pic in this post is from John Smith. The Bala Lake Railway in North Wales was the location for John's shot of 0-4-0ST Maid Marion, dated 30th June 2012.

Voting continues for the 'Pic of the Month', June 2012 competition. Details in the 18th July 2012 post. Due to other commitments I need to end the on-going July competition early, on July 27th. So, get your July dated pics in before then, to qualify; no voting until the 28th, though. For the same reason the June competition voting will also end early, on July 26th, so that I can post the results on the 27th July. You have just 3 days to vote. Please vote now if you havn't already done so, and thank you to all of you who vote - your efforts are very much appreciated.

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