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Sunday, 27 January 2013

More ELR Gala Pics

January has seen the usual early start to the Steam Gala season with the ELR Gala proving popular once again. I have included four pics from this Gala in today's post, 27th Jnauary 2013, with plenty more to follow. Photographers were rewarded with snow this winter but the light levels were against them. The GCR Gala follows in quick succession.


First up today is Jeff Nicholls' pic of DRS class 47, 47810, on a stock movement through Winwick on 11th January 2013. The working was Crewe-Carlisle.

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Next pic, number two, is from John Smith. John was at Lea Green on the 16th January 2013 to photograph DRS class 47, 47853 on the rear of the Crewe -Stoke -Liverpool driver training working, covered recently on our blog. DRS class 47, 47501 Crafstsman, was at the head and this reverse shot of John's was shown in our previous post.

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Pic number three is another from Jeff Nicholls. It's an unusual shot on Parkside West Curve of a  Rail Head Treatment Train (RHTT) DR98953. It was taken on 11th January 2013.

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Bob McClellan has sent in pic number four, taken near the Fiddlers Ferry Marina on 23rd January 2013. The working is coal to FFPS and the loco at the head is DBS class 60, 60010.

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Pic number five is from John Smith. Taken at Sandforth Lane near Knottingley, the pic shows a Tyne Dock - Drax Power Station working headed by GBRf class 66, 66709, in MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) livery. The pic is dated 9th January 2013.

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Ieuan Wood's shot, number six, of Stanier 'Black 5' 4-6-0, No.45407, is our first shot (second if you count Jeff Nicholl's shot in the previous post) from the recent ELR Gala. Taken on 20th January 2013 the loco is shown departing Bury Bolton Street Station.
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Three more ELR Gala shots follow from David Quayle. The first, number seven, shows Bulleid 'West Country' class 4-6-2, No.34046 Braunton, at Irwell Vale on 19th January 2013.

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Pic number eight is a second from David. The same loco is shown at Bury on the same date.

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Pic number nine of David's shows BR 'Standard' class '4', 2-6-4T, No.80080, leaving Irwell Vale for Rawtenstall on the same date.

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Our tenth pic has been sent in by Matthew Chambers. Taken at Doncaster on 19th January 2013, the pic shows DBS class 60, 60092 dragging DBS class 60, 60011 (dead in tow) with EWS (DBS) class 66, 66184 on the rear.

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Also taken at Doncaster, by Matthew, and on the same date, was EWS (DBS) class 66, 66078 on an engineers working.

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The final shot in this post is from Bob McClellan. Taken at Northwich DBS class 60, 60020, is pictured with Tunstead Quarry empty hoppers on 23rd January 2013.

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Voting continues for the 'Pic of the Month', December 2012 competition. The voting system is simple - just send me the yellow December 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 December dated pics posted between December 6th and January 3rd are eligible and have code numbers. My email address is at the top of the blog.
This is the final month for the '2012 Pic of the Month Competitions' and it is important that we receive as many votes as possible. Please vote, particularly those of you who just like to browse our blog.

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