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Thursday, 26 July 2012

Eleven from Seven

Eleven pics pack today's post, 26th July 2012, sent in by seven contributors. This is also the final day for voting in the June competition; as previously explained, the closing date has been brought forward. You have until 12pm tonight to vote, if you havn't already done so. All of you, contributors or non-contributors, can vote. I will post the winners on, Friday 27th. The voting for the July competition will start on July 28th.


First up is a pic from Jeff Nicholls. It is an unusual but very effective shot showing the popular 'silver bullets' (china clay) working as we don't normally see it. The loco at the head is DBS class 92, 92031. The date was 6th June 2012 and the location, Bank Quay.

Pic number two is from Bob McClellan. EWS (DBS) class 60, 60045 Spirit of Jaguar is shown on the Winwick bi-directional up slow line, on an empty coal hoppers working, back to LBT. Bob's pic is dated 23rd March 2012.

David Wood has sent in pic number three taken at Winwick on 20th June 2012. Arriva class 57, 57315, is pictured travelling north, light engine.

Pic number four features The Deltic Preservation Society's D9009 (55009) Alycidon, in an up-to-the-minute shot from John Smith. Taken today, 26th July 2012 at Newton-le-Willows (off the viaduct).

Code - July  W19


First up in this section, pic number five, is from David Quayle. Pictured at Sheffield Park, on the Bluebell Railway, are 2-6-4T tank engine No.80064, Bulleid small 'Pacific' 21C23 Blackmoor Vale and ex LB&SCR 0-6-0 'Terrier' tank, 672 Fenchurch. The pic is dated 20th June 2012. Congratulations to David for passing the 100 mark with his contributions.

Our sixth pic is from Colin Platt. Taken at Grosmont on the ELR, the loco shown is ex NER class 'T2'/'Q6' 0-8-0,  No.63395. The pic is dated 1st October 2011.

Pic number seven is from Alan Rigby. Stanier class '8F' 2-8-0, No.48151, is pictured at Horton - in - Ribblesdale with 'The Fellsman' railtour. The date was 18th July 2012.

Code - July A16

Pic number eight is from Bob McClellan. EWS (DBS) class 92s, 92019/027/025 are shown on a Carlisle - Euxton test train,. The pic was taken at Euxton on 18th July 2012.

 Code - July A17

John Cameron's 'Streak', 60009 Union of South Africa is up next, pic number nine, taken at Flint on 22nd July 2012. The pic is from Jeff Nicholls.

Code - July A18

DBS class 60, 60079, is shown in pic number ten from Alan Rigby. The working was Preston Docks- Lyndsey empty tanks and the location was Hoghton. The pic is dated 18th July 2012.

 Code - July A19

The final shot in this post, number eleven, was taken by Bob McClellan. Stanier 'Black 8' or class '8F' 2-8-0, No.48151, is shown heading 'The Fellsman' railtour  at Hoghton on 18th July 2012.

 Code - July A20

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