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Tuesday, 23 October 2012

A Score of Pics

This is the largest post I have put together since we began this blog in January 2010. Today, 23rd October 2012, I am using twenty ( a 'score') pics from nine contributors. Some of the latter have sent in many pics, mainly from recent Galas, so they are well represented. Because of the huge number of pics the text will be kept to a minimum. If more info is required about any loco pictured, please use the search bar at the top of the blog for previous picture legends.

Many thanks to those who have sent in pre-2000 pics for our 'retro' features - there will be more totally 'retro' posts as soon as I have suitable gaps between normal posts.


First up is John Smith's shot of Stanier 'Pacific' No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland, pictured at Winwick with support coach, on 8th October 2012.

Code - October W7

Pic number two features EWS (DBS) class 66, 66174, on a gypsum working through Winwick on 17th October 2012.

Code - October W8

Our third pic is from Jeff Nicholls. EWS (DBS) class 67, 67021, is shown light engine at Winwick on 17th October 2012.

Code - October W9

Pic number four is a second from John Smith.  EWS (DBS) class 67, 67021, is shown heading wagons for repair on an Arpley - Wigan working, on 10th October 2012.

Code - October W10

The fifth shot is another from Jeff Nicholls. DBS class 92, 92042, is pictured on the china clay working through Winwick on 3rd October 2012.

Code - October W11


David Hennessey has sent in the first pic in this section, number six overall.  An Irwell Vale to Rawtenstall service at the recent ELR Gala is the subject, headed by ex LNER 'B1' class 4-6-0, No.61306 Mayflower.  David's pic is dated 20th October 2012.

Code - October A9

David Quayle attended the same Gala and has sent in shot number seven. Double-heading pair, ex LMS (Fowler) 'Jinty' 0-6-0 tank, No.47324, and 0-6-0 saddle tank No.132 Sapper are pictured at Burrs Country Park on 20th October 2012.

Code - October A10

Matthew Chambers has sent in another of his Doncaster pics from 29th September 2012. Pic number eight shows East Coast class 91, 91120, attached to class 08 diesel shunter, 08853.

Pic number nine is from Colin Platt. Depicted are ex GWR 2-6-0 'Mogul' No.9351, and  Ivatt class '4' 2-6-0, No. 43106 standing at Minehead Station on 5th October 2012. The occasion was the WSR Gala.

Code - October A11

Pic number ten features the ex GWR 2-6-0 'Mogul' No.9351 again, crossing Ker Moor on the WSR with a passenger service. The pic is from Colin Platt and it is dated 6th October 2012.

Code - October A12

The class 'B1' 4-6-0 is featured again in the next shot, number eleven. No. 61306 Mayflower is pictured by David Quayle at Burrs Country Park at the ELR gala on 20th October 2012.

Code - October A13

Again on the ELR but photographed at Bury, this David Quayle shot, number twelve, features ex GNR class 'N2' 0-6-2T, No.1744 (69523) standing by the signal box. This pic is dated 20th October 2012.

Code - October A14

David Hennessey's second shot, number thirteen overall, was taken at Irwell Vale.  The ex L&NWR class 'G2' 0-8-0, No.49395, is pictured heading a passenger service to Rawtenstall. The pic is dated 20th October 2012.

Code - October A15

Pic number fourteen is a fourth one from David Quayle, taken on the K&WVR at Keighley. Pictured are ex L&YR class '27' 0-6-0, No.1300, and ex L&YR class '25' 0-6-0, No.957, on 14th October 2012.

Code - October A16

Alan Rigby has sent in pic number fifteen. Featured is class 56, 56312, approaching Tamworth High Level Station on 26th September 2012. The loco was working Washwood Heath - Chadderton.

Pic number sixteen is another from Colin Platt. Featured are Ivatt class '4' 2-6-0, No. 43106, and Stanier 'Black 5' 4-6-0, No. 45379, double heading a passenger service between Watchet and Washford. The pic is dated 6th October 2012.

 Code - October A17

 Ken Young has sent in pic number seventeen taken on 23rd May 2012. The vista of Hereford Station includes EWS (DBS) class 66 No.66172, and an unknown FGW HST.

Next up, pic number eighteen, is from Alan Rigby. GBRf class 66, 66705 Golden Jubilee, is pictured at Manchester Piccadilly with a Felixstowe - Barton Dock intermodal on 18th October 2012.

Code - October A18

The penultimate shot is a fourth from Colin Platt. Shown is ex SR 'U' class 4-6-0, No. 31806, on the SVR on 22nd September 2012. The loco had just left Hampton Loade.

The final pic has been sent in by Matthew Chambers. GBRf class 66, 66720, is depicted at Doncaster on 29th September 2012.

Just eight days left to vote in the 'Pic of the Month', September 2012 competition. The voting system is simple - just send me the yellow September code numbers of the three pics you have chosen as 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each section, Winwick and Alternatives (UK and World combined). All September dated pics posted between September 4th and October 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 voting is slow at the moment so please vote, if you haven't already done so.

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