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Thursday, 8 November 2012

Ten from Seven.

This post, 8th November 2012,  comprises as the title suggests, ten pics sent in by seven contributors You may be interested to know that 2,092 pics have been used on the blog to date and this is post number 420. We began in January 2010 and the blog has received over 70,000 hits; the rate of hits is increasing. Following the UK, the countries with the most hits on our blog are USA, Germany, Russia, France, Australia, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Canada and Ukraine.


First up is a pic from Jeff Nicholls. Network Rail 'Sprinter' 950001, a track recording train, was pictured at Twelve Arches on 26th October 2012.

Pic number two is from Geoff Monks. 'Royal' liveried class 67, 67006 Royal Sovereign, is shown at Winwick heading mostly Anglian stock on an Inverness - Crewe ECS working. The pic is dated 5th November 2012.

 Code - November W1


'U' class 2-6-0, No.31806 is up next, pic number three from Colin Platt. The shot is from his visit to the Severn Valley Railway on 22nd September 2012.

David Wood has sent in pic number four taken at Rainhill on 7th November 2012. Featured are Northern Rail class 150, 150147 and DBS class 60, 60040, on a coal working.

Code - November A2

Pic number five is from Bob McClellan. Bob travelled to the Lydgate Viaduct on the Copy Pit route to photograph EWS (DBS) class 60, 60071 Ribblehead Viaduct ,heading empty tanks on a Preston - Lindsey working. The pic is dated 5th November 2012.

 Code - November A3

David Quayle has sent in pic number six, taken at the K&WVR Gala on 14th October 2012. Featured is BR 'Standard' class 4MT 2-6-4T tank loco No.80002. The vertical format adds considerable impact to the shot.

Another Geoff Monks' shot is up next, pic number seven. TATA steel liveried class 60, 60099 is shown heading a LBT-FFPS coal working at Rainhill. Geoff's shot was taken from the new footbridge recently added prior to electrification of the line. The pic is dated 5th November 2012.

 Code - November A4

Pic number eight is a second from Colin Platt. 'Modified Hall' class 4-6-0, No. 6969 Raveningham Hall, is pictured on a passenger service at the WSR Gala on 5th October 2012.

Our penultimate pic is a second from David Quayle. Taken at the SVR Gala on 21st September 2012, the shot features  class '15' pannier tank 0-6-0, No.1501, receiving some 'tlc' at Bewdley, with Stanier 'Mogul' (2-6-0) No.42960 passing on an adjacent line.

The final pic, number ten, is from Matthew Chambers. Taken at Carlisle on 15th September 2012, the pic shows EWS (DBS) class 66, 66076 on a coal working passing through the station.

Voting has started 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.

NOTE : 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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