First up is a pic from Jeff Nicholls. Two DRS class 20s, 20308 and 20309, are shown passing northbound, through Winwick, with a motley collection of passenger stock on a Stratford-on-Avon - Carlisle railtour. The pic is dated 7th July 2012.
Code - July W6
Next, pic number two, has been sent in by Geoff Monks. DRS class 47, 47805 (47790 on the rear) is pictured heading north, through Winwick, with the Northern Belle 'special'. It was running Liverpool Lime Street - Bank Quay (pick up) - Alnmouth. The pic is dated 14th July 2012.
Code - July W7
Alan Rigby has sent in pic number three, taken at Monks Siding on 4th July 2012. The working was a FFPS - Ellesmere Port coal empties, hauled by Freightliner 'PowerHaul' class 70, 70015.
Code - July W8
EWS (DBS) class 90, 90028, is up next in pic number four from John Smith. John thinks that this working was a sleeper 'positioning ' move through Winwick on 11th July 2012.
Code - July W9
The fifth shot in this section is from Jeff Nicholls. Three EWS (DBS) class 92s - 92025, 92027 and 92011 - are depicted on a trial coal run through Winwick on 11th July 2012.
Code - July W10
ALTERNATIVE UK PICS
A second shot from John Smith is up first in this section, pic number six, overall. The Teifi Railway is featured for the first time on our blog (I think?). 0-6-2T loco Sgt Murphy is pictured at Henllan. The Teifi railway is a narrow-guage railway located at Henllan, around four miles to the east of Newcastle Emlyn on the Carmarthen and Ceredigion borders.
Code - July A4
Class 08 diesel shunter 08444 is next up in a shot from Paul Holland, pic number seven. The shunter was photographed at Bodmin General on 1st July 2012.
Code - July A5
Pic number eight is a second from Geoff Monks. Colas class 66, 66848, is pictured on the Carlisle - Chirk logs working on 11th July 2012. The location was Helsby.
Code - July A6
Alan Rigby has sent in pic number nine, taken at Euxton on 4th July 2012. EWS (DBS) class 92, 92003 Beethoven, is shown on the Dollands Moor - Irvine china clay working ('not so silver bullets').
Code - July A7
Ex SE&CR 0-6-0 class 'P', No.323 Bluebell is featured next, pic number ten, from David Quayle. The engine was photographed at Sheffield Park on 20th June 2012.
ALTERNATIVE WORLD PICS
Pic number eleven, the first for quite a while in this Alternative World Pics section, is from David Wood. It was taken on the Brienz Rothorn Bahn in Switzerland on 20th August 2009. Two short trains are shown in a particularly pictorial, mountain setting. The rack railroad driven by steam engines climbs over a height difference of 1,678 feet and takes about one hour.
Due to other commitments the on-going July competition will be ended on July 27th so get your July dated pics in before then. 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.