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Friday, 24 August 2012

From Winwick to Hamburg

As the title suggests this post, 24th August 2012, continues our international theme, began a couple of posts ago.


Geoff Monks has supplied the first two shots in this section. Pic number one features double heading class 20s, 20314 and 20311, owned by the Harry Needle Railroad Company (but on hire to DRS). The pair passed through Winwick on 22nd August 2012 with two barrier coaches sandwiching a passenger coach, behind. The livery does nothing for me - comments please.
Code - August W7

Geoff's second pic shows the 'Northern Belle' charter passing through Winwick on 20th August 2012. At the head was DRS 'NB' liveried class 47, 47832 Solway Princess, with DRS 'NB' liveried class 47, 47790 Galloway Princess on the tail. The working was Edinburgh - Euston.

Code - August W8

Pic number three is from Jeff Nicholls. Featured is Stanier 'Black Eight' 2-8-0, No.48151, heading the Preston - Blaenau Ffestiniog 'Welsh Mountaineer' railtour through Winwick, on 30th July 2012.

Gresley 'A4' 4-6-2, No.60009 Union of South Africa, is with us again in pic number four, this one from Bob McClellan.  The 'Streak' was heading the return 'Cumbrian Mountain Express' at Landgate Lane in Ashton-in-Makerfield on 18th August 2012.

Code - August W9

The fifth shot has been sent in by David Wood. GBRf class 66, 66726 Sheffield Wednesday, is pictured on an engineers working at Red Bank on 21st August 2012.

Code - August W10

Colas class 66 pair, 66848 (ex 66575) and 66849 Wylam Dilly (ex 66576), are depicted at Red Bank in John Smith's pic, number six. The working was the popular Carlisle - Chirk logs and the date, 20th August 2012.

Code - August W11


First up in this section, number seven overall, is another Colas class 47, 47739 Robin of Templecombe heading empty steel wagons on a Washwood Heath - Boston Docks working. The pic is from Bob McClellan and is dated 10th August 2012. The location was Stenson Junction.

Code - August A3

Next is another John Smith pic taken at Peak Forest on 21st August 2012. Pictured is the double headed, light engine pair of Devon & Cornwall Railways (DCR) class 56s, 56311 and 56312. This is pic number eight.

Code - August A4

That 'Streak' is here again. No.60009 Union of South Africa is pictured at Bryn this time on 18th August 2012. The pic, number nine, is from Matthew Chambers who had to up his iso to 1600 because of lousy weather.

Code - August A5

Pic number ten is from John Smith's Peak Forest collection. EWS (DBS) class 66, 66172, is shown at the refuelling depot in late evening on 21st August 2012.

Code - August A6

The superb 'Caley Blue' livery is up next in the eleventh pic, from Alan Rigby, taken on 15th August 2012. The location was Broomhill Station on the Strathspey Railway and the loco, CR '812' class 0-6-0,  No.828.

 Code - August A7


David's Quayle's pic of a railway scene in Hamburg is up next; it was taken whilst walking on his holidays in Germany on 22nd July 2012. For details of the bridge and location check out David's Hamburg shot in the previous post.

Voting continues for the 'Pic of the Month' - July 2012 competition. The voting system is simple - 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 (joint UK and World). All July dated pics posted between July1st - July 26th have code numbers. My email address is at the top of the blog. Everyone reading this post is eligible to vote, contributor or not.

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