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Monday, 26 November 2012

Steam, Diesels and Electrics

NOTE: The retro post from mid November 2012 has disappeared from the blog. This is a mystery which I am trying to sort out with Google/Blogger. The pics are still aavailable in the PICASA slide show section however if you wish to see them.

A mixture of locomotive traction is on offer today, 26th November 2012. Twelve pics are used from nine contributors.


First up is a pic from Bob McClellan showing a double heading pair of Freightliner class 86s, 86622 and 86612 on a Coatbridge - Basford Hall intermodal. The location was Winwick and the date, 24th November 2012.

Code - November W8

Next, pic number two, is a shot sent in by Colin Platt. The Stanier 'Pacific' No.6201 Princess Elizabeth passed through Winwick, with support coach, on 16th November 2012. The working was Tyseley - Carnforth. Colin took his pic at Red Bank.

Code - November W9

Jeff Nicholls has supplied shot number three, taken at Winwick on 10th November 2012. DBS 'Tug' 60011 is shown on the 'The Pennine Panorama No.2' railtour.

Code - November W10

Pic number four is from Ieuan Wood. EWS (DBS) class 66, 66041, is pictured at Winwick (with wagons off repair?) on 21st November 2012.

 Code - November W11

Ieuan has also sent in pic number five of EWS (DBS) class 66, 66130, on a gypsum working through Winwick on the same day, 21st November 2012.

Code - November W12

Our next two pics, six and seven, show an interesting event that takes place at Latchford sidings every day. A Freightliner 'HeavyHaul' class 70, 70015, is pictured running round an Ellesmere Port - FFPS coal train, a movement which has been described previously on our blog. The photographer was Bevan Price and the date, 14th November 2011.

Code - November W13                                                                            Code - November W14  

The final pic in this section, number eight, is from James Paterson. Two unidentifed DRS class 37s are pictured at Bank Quay with a spent nuclear fuels flask working on 18th September 2012.


David Quayle has provided pics numbered nine and ten, part of his excellent collection of Gala shots taken earlier this year. Pic number nine shows the ex SR 'U' class 2-6-0, No.1638, on the Bluebell Railway at Sheffield Park. The pic is dated 20th June 2012.

Pic number ten from David shows two locos on the Severn Valley Railway at Bewdley, taken on 22nd September 2012. Depicted are ex GWR 0-6-0PT No.3650 and Bulleid 'Light Pacific' (BOB) No.34053 Sir Keith Park. The loco just visible on the right is a BR(WR) 0-6-0PT No 1501.

Pic number eleven is from David Wood. Taken at Rainhill on 2nd November 2012, DBS class 60, 60015 is featured on a coal working.

Code - November  A7  

Our twelfth and final pic has been sent in by Matthew Chambers. Taken at Carlisle on 15th September 2012, DRS class 66, 66425, is pictured on an intermodal working at the station.

Voting continues to be sluggish for the 'Pic of the Month', October 2012 competition. The voting system is simple - just send me the yellow October 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 October dated pics posted between October 10th and November 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. Voting ends 24.00hrs 30th November 2012.

REMEMBER : October was a huge month for the 'Alternative Pics' section with so many Gala shots covered. With this in mind I will use the top two pictures for 'Pic of the Year', Alternatives 2012 from the monthly October competition. This means that at the end of the year thirteen pics will qualify for the Alternatives title rather than twelve.

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