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Friday, 28 September 2012

A Mix of Old and New

REMINDER : The proposed closure of Old Alder Lane by Warrington Borough Council with respect to vehicles, except those accessing buildings in the lane, will affect all Winwick enthusiasts profoundly. Please send your objections, with reasons, to the name and address below:-

Jo Nugent,

Senior Legal Assistant,
Quattro Building,
New Town House,
Buttermarket Street,
WA1 2NH.

Quote NET/119 when writing.

The closing date for objections is October 4th, so get cracking....

It appears that the threatened closure may be related to the proliferation of litter which, of course, has nothing to do with us; make sure you let them know. The litter problem may be linked to the anti-social behaviour that we witness from time to time, although most is carried out when we are not present i.e. in the late evening.

Today's post, 28th September 2012, comprises fourteen pics from eight contributors; they cover many locations from Winwick  to Germany, and three decades (80's, 90's and the present one).


First up is a pic from Bob McClellan  - a scan of a 1983 slide.The 'Peak' class 45 shown is 45148 heading the first Trans-Pennine Express to North Wales. The location was Earlestown (Platform 6) and the date, 16th May 1983.

Next, pic number two, has been sent in by Jeff Nicholls. In the post of 10th September 2012, a pic from Jeff features the 'The Africa Express'. Pic number two, here, shows the tail of the same train with DRS class 47, 47805, banking. The full details of the working are in the 10th September post. The pic is dated 6th September 2012.

Code - September W12

John Smith has supplied pic number three showing Colas class 56, 56094, on an empty logs working, Chirk - Carlisle. The location was Winwick and the date, 21st September 2012.

Code - September W13

Pic number four is from John Smith. The psychedelic liveried GBRf class 66, 66720, is pictured on a FFPS - Newbiggin gypsum working passing through Golborne on 4th September 2012.

Code - September W14


David Quayle has sent in pic number five, one of his shots from a recent trip to the Ribble Steam Railway at Preston. Ex L&YR class 27 (built 1896) 0-6-0 tender locomotive, No. 1300 (52322), is shown heading at least one passenger coach. David's pic is dated 15th September 2012.

Code - September A17

Another older pic is next, pic number six, from David Wood. Two class 20 diesel shunters are shown hard at work at Point of Ayr colliery in 1991. They were 20154 and 20186; the exact date was 8th May 1991. The colliery closed five years later.

Pic number seven is another old one from David Wood, this one taken at Western Docks, Dover, on 11th March 1989. Pictured standing together are class 33s, 33205 and 33206.

Pics eight and nine are both from Matthew Chambers and feature the recent Diesel Gala at the East Lancs Railway. Pictured is Deltic class 55, 55022 (D9000) Royal Scots Grey, at Burrs Country Park on a passenger working. The date was 22nd September 2012.

Code - September A18

The same loco (although Matthew has other class 55s for another post) is shown at Summerseat Bridge in pic number nine. The date was the same, 22nd September 2012.

Code - September A19

Our tenth pic has been sent in by Geoff Monks.  Shown is Colas class 56, 56094, with a Carlisle - Chirk logs working on 22nd September 2012. The location was Dunham-on-the-Hill.

 Code - September A20

Pic number eleven features a DBS class 60, 60017, approaching Plumley Station with a Northwich - Tunstead Quarry stone hopper working. Bob McClellan is the photographer and his pic is dated 17th September 2012.

Code - September A21

Our twelth pic is another from David Quayle's Preston experience.  In this shot, Hunslet 0-6-0 saddle tank Walkden is shown ready for work. The loco was originally built for the war effort in France and numbered WD75105. David's shot is dated 15th September 2012.

Code - September A22


Pic number thirteen is the first in this section, from Bob McClellan. Bad Doberan is the location, and class 99, 99-231, is the loco. The line is the narrow gauge 'Mollie'  which runs from Bad Doberan to Kuhlungsborn in the former East Germany.

The last pic in today's post, number fourteen, is from David Quayle, David's summer holiday on the cruise ship Silver Cloud took him along the Kiel Canal in Germany, and this pic is one that he took on that trip. The pic is dated 21st July 2012.

You have until 2400hrs on 30th September to send in your votes  for the 'Pic of the Month', August 2012 competition. The voting system is simple - just send me the yellow August code numbers of the three pics you have chosen as 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each section, Winwick and Alternatives (combined UK and World). All August dated pics posted between August 13th and September 4th are eligible and have code numbers. My email address is at the top of the blog. Everyone reading this post is eligible to vote, contributor or not.  The response so far is disappointing - please vote if you haven't already done so.

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