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Sunday, 30 December 2012

Five More 'Retros'

First of all may I wish you all a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year with better weather than we have experienced in 2012. I am using just seven pics in today's post, 30th December 2012, as the continued poor weather of late has seriously affected the number of contributions. Five of the seven are also in the 'retro', pre 2000 category.


Pic number one is from Matthew Chambers. DBS class 60, 60019 Port of Grimsby and Immingham, is shown on a coal working at Arpley Junction. The pic is dated 15th December 2012.

Code - December W7


Next up, shot number two, is from Bevan Price. EWS class 60, 60097, is shown on a Roxby- Northenden empty 'binliner' working at  Moorgate Crossing (Uppermill) before the contract passed to Freightliner. The pic, dated 31st May 2006 is from Bevan Price.


Pic number three overall is from David Quayle. Class '8F' 2-8-0, No.48281, is pictured on a goods working at Carlisle on 7th August 1965.

Our fourth pic is another from David Quayle. This is a view of Workington Shed on 14th November 1965 - how many loco classes can you recognise?

Yours truly has sent in pic number five taken on my trips to Wolverhampton Stafford Road shed in the early 1960's. My trusty Halina compact camera and FP3 film gave great service during that year when many GWR locos were lined up for scrap in Stafford Road. Outside of the 'scrap line' was double chimney 'Castle' class 4-6-0, No.5036 Lyonshall Castle, ready for service. The pic is dated 1962.

Harry Tranter has provided the next pic, number six, taken at a North East shed, possibly Heaton or Consett, in 1960. Pictured is a 'B16' class 4-6-0 of Vincent Raven (originally NER class 'S3') No.61429.

The seventh shot has been sent in by Jeff Nicholls. It depicts Stanier 'Black Five' No. 45095 on a goods working at Patricroft Station on 3rd January 1967. Jeff took this on a Brownie 44B 127 camera and he recalls that 1/60th, 1/30th and B were the only settings. Good job it was a fine day eh...

Last chance to vote for the 'Pic of the Month', November 2012 competition; voting closes at 2400hrs Tuesday 1st January 2013. The voting system is simple - just send me the yellow November 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 eligible November dated pics, posted between November 8th and December 6th, 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 is poor so far so please vote if you haven't done so already.

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