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Wednesday, 21 November 2012

The 'Princess' and the 'Tugs'

In this post, 21st November 2012, five of fourteen pics show 'Tugs' and another features the famous Stanier 'Pacific' 6201.


Up first is Andy Parkinson's pic of DBS class 60, 60011, taken at Newton-le-Willows on 10th November 2012. The railtour was 'The Pennine Panorama No.2' working Euston - Sheffield.

Code - November W2

Pic number two is of the same railtour but taken at Winwick on the same day by John Smith. John adds that the working was via Copy Pit.

Code - November W3

Another 'Tug' is up next, pic number three, this one from Jim Paterson. This is Jim's first pic on the blog even though he is a regular at Winwick. Pictured is DBS class 60, 60054, at Bank Quay on 18th September 2012. The working was coal. Keep them coming in, Jim.

Pic number four is from David Quayle. The Stanier 4-6-2, No.6201 Princess Elizabeth, was on our patch last Friday/Saturday and David was on hand to photograph it. The location was Winwick, the working was Tyseley - Carnforth (loco + support coach) and the date, 16th November 2012.

Code - November W4

 Up next, pic number five, is a Network Rail HST Measurement Train working to Derby. The locos were 43062 John Armitt and 43014, the photographer was Jeff Nicholls and the location, Winwick. The pic is dated 14th November 2012.

Code - November W5

Another class 60, the TATA steel liveried 60099 is next, pic number six. The shot is from Bob McClellan. The working is shown leaving Walton MSC sidings heading for Latchford. Bob's pic is dated 14th November 2012.

Code - November W6

The final pic in this section, number seven, is from Geoff Monks. The pic is another of DBS 'Tug' 60011 on the 'The Pennine Panorama No.2' railtour. The location was Newton-le-Willows.

Code - November W7


First up in this section, number eight overall, is Jeff Nicholls' pic of dmu 143603, in  Exeter St Davids Station on 22nd October 2012. The unit had reversed into the station and was on an Exmouth - Paignton working.

Pic number nine is one of my own taken on the Gloucester Warwickshire Railway (GWR) at Winchcombe. The loco heading into the station to pull a passenger service is ex GWR 0-6-0PT No.5542. The pic is dated 25th October 2012. The working was Winchcombe - Cheltenham Racecourse.

Pic number ten is from David Quayle. Pictured is BR Ivatt class '4', No.43106, on a freight working at Keighley on the K&WVR. The pic is dated 14th October 2012.

Colin Platt has sent in the next pic, number eleven. Pictured is ex LNER Thompson class 'B1' 4-6-0, No.61306, Mayflower. The location was Rawtenstall on the ELR and the date, 21st October 2012.

Pic number twelve is from Bob McClellan. A 'leaf busting' working is featured at Macclesfield  with 'top n tail' class 66s in charge. The locos are EWS (DBS)  66040 and 66232. The pic is dated 14th November 2012.

Code - November A5

Next up, pic number thirteen, is from David Wood. A track cleaning service with DR98903 at the head, is shown at Rainhill on 2nd November 2012.

Code - November A6

Our final pic, number fourteen, has been sent in by John Smith. Pictured at Tupton, near Chesterfield, is DRS class 66, 66304, on a Ditton - Tees Dock working. The pic is dated 21st August 2012.

Voting is slow 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. 

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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