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Friday, 21 September 2012

UK, Brazil and Denmark

Today's post, 21st September 2012, reflects the number of contributions I am receiving  - 15 pics from nine enthusiasts. And the locations couldn't be more varied either, Winwick, Ribble Steam Railway, Chasewater Railway, Brazil and Denmark among others.


First up is a pic from Ken Young taken 31st July 2012 at Bank Quay. Featured is Stanier '8F' 2-8-0 No.48151 heading The Welsh Mountaineer railtour.

Pic number two is from Bob McClellan. Colas class 56, 56094, is pictured on a Chirk - Carlisle empty logs working at Winwick on 21st September 2012.

Code - September W9

Pic number three is one of my own. DRS class 66, 66432, is shown on the 'Malcolm' container working through Winwick on 22nd August 2012.

Alan Rigby's shot of GBRf class 66, 66720, was taken on 4th September 2012 at Winwick. The working was gypsum. Alan's shot is pic number four.

 Code - September W10

 Freightliner 'PowerHaul' class 70, 70010 is shown next, pic number six, on the regular early morning Crewe - Carlisle engineers working. The location was Winwick and the date, 19th September 2012. The shot is from Jeff Nicholls.

Code - September W11

The final pic in this section is very important to Winwick enthusiasts. The pic by Jeff Nicholls shows a recent notice posted by Warrington Borough Council. Both Jeff and David Walklett have supplied the following information. WBC are planning to close Old Alder Lane to traffic except for purposes of access to the buildings in the lane. The notice also appeared in the Warrington Guardian on 13th September. Objections to the proposal must be sent to Jo Nugent in Legal Services at WBC by noon on 4th October 2012.  We must act quickly on this and send in our objections - perhaps someone could set up a petition for signature, to present to the Council. Any offers?


Our seventh pic features the famous Olive Mount Cutting in Liverpool. DRS class 37, 37194, is shown heading a NR engineers train through the cutting on 17th September 2012. DRS class 37, 37667, was on the tail. The pic is from Bob McClellan.

Code - September A10

Pic number eight is from Matthew Chambers. East Coast HST Class 43 power car, 43257, is shown at Carlisle on 15th September 2012.

Code - September A11

Another HST is shown in pic number nine, from Matthew Chambers. East Coast class 43, power car 43239, is to the fore on 15th September 2012.

Code - September A12

John Smith has sent in pic number ten taken at the Chasewater Railway on 8th September 2012. Ex NCB 0-6-0ST No.3, Holly Bank, is shown at Chasewater Heath.

 Code - September A13

The Ribble Steam Railway is featured in the next two pics, both from David Quayle. In pic number eleven 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 A14

David's second pic, number twelve, shows Andrew Barclay 0-4-0ST,  John Howe, at the Ribble Steam Railway on the same date, 15th September 2012. The loco was heading three small passenger coaches.

Code - September A15

Two Freightliner class 86s are featured next in a shot from Geoff Monks, pic number thirteen. Nos 86605 and 86607 are pictured passing Millmeece between Stafford and Crewe with a Tilbury - Crewe Basford Hall container working on 6th September 2012.

 Code - September A16


Pic number fourteen is from Bob McClellan. Taken on his holidays, Danish Henschel Class ME No 1525 is pictured at Copenhagen on 30th August 2012.

Our final shot, number fifteen has been sent in by Geoff Monks. One of Geoff's slides has scanned superbly - the shot is of  metre gauge Baldwin 2-10-4 No307 of 1940 on the Dona Teresa Cristina  coal railway, Brazil. The working was an empty coal train and the location, Morro Grande. Geoff's scanned pic is dated 27th June 1984.

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. 

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