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Friday, 29 March 2013

Diesel, Electric, Steam and a Railmotor

This post, 29th March 2013, comprises many locomotive class in the three main categories plus an ex GWR steam railmotor.
Remember that the Winwick area now includes the L&M line back to Rainhill (as detailed in a previous post) for contributions.
I will add one further post for March dated pics to be considered for the next monthly competition.

First up is a Colas class 56, 56105, on the popular logs working, Carlisle - Chirk from Jeff Nicholls. The location was Winwick and the date, 27th March 2013.
 Code - March W5
Pic number two is another from Jeff - retro produced in monochrome.  Stanier 'Black Five' 4-6-0 worked through Warrington Bank Quay on 22nd March 2013.
 Code - March W6
Jeff's third picture was taken at Twelve Arches on 1st March 2013. Pictured are double heading EWS (DBS) class 92, 92030 Ashford and TATA Steel liveried class 60, 60099, (DIT) dead in tow. The pair are reflected in the river below.
 Code - March W7
Pic number four is from Alan Rigby. DBS class 60, 60015 Bow Fell, is shown at St Helens Junction on a coal working on 21st March 2013.
 Code - March W8

Alan has also supplied a second pic, number five overall. GBRf class 66, 66705 Golden Jubilee is depicted on the low level line at Bank Quay on a gypsum working. The pic is dated 21st March 2013.
 Code - March W9
David Quayle has sent in the first four pics in this section. First, pic number six overall, is a shot of a class '28xx' locomotive of G J Churchward No.2857. The loco is photographed at Highley on the Severn Valley Railway on 22nd March 2013.
 Code - March A6
Next, from David is pic number seven. Rebuilt 'BoB' (Battle of Britain) class 4-6-2, No. 34053 Sir Keith Park, originally of Oliver Bulleid (re-built by BR),  is pictured at Bewdley on the SVR on 21st March 2013.
 Code - March A7
Pic number eight, also from David shows BR 'Standard' class '2' 2-6-0, No.78019 and BR 'Standard' class '4MT' 2-6-4, No.80002. They are travelling between Haworth and Oxenhope on the K&WVR (Keighley & Worth Valley Railway) on 1st March 2013.
 Code - March A8
David's fourth pic, number nine overall, was taken from an overhead view point at Bridgenorth Station on the SVR. Pictured on adjacent lines are class '28xx' 2-8-0, No.2857 and 'BoB' class light 'Pacific,' No.34053 Sir Keith Park.
 Code - March A9
Alan Rigby has sent in pic number ten. GBRf (Metronet) class 66, 66718 Gwyneth Dunwoody, is pictured at Wigan North Western on a gysum working on 26th March 2013.
 Code - March A10

Two from Matthew Chambers follow now, pics eleven and twelve.The first shows Freightliner 'PowerHaul' class 70, 70004, standing at Crewe with DRS class 66, 66425, DIT behind. The pic is dated 20th March 2013.
 Code - March A11
Matthew's second pic, number twelve overall, features double heading DRS class 66s - 66430 and 66425 - at Stafford on a container working on 23rd March 2013.
 Code - March A12
Pic number thirteen is from Paul Holland. Ex GWR steam railmotor No.93 is pictured at Bishops Lydeard on the West Somerset Railway (WSR) on 10th March 2013. I think this is a first for the blog.
 Code - March A13
Finally, pic number fourteen is also from Paul - another picture sent in monochrome style. Ex GWR 'Manor' class 4-6-0, No.7828 Norton Manor, (Designed by Charles Collett)  is featured at Minehead on the WSR on 7th March 2013.
Code - March A14


Voting continues for the 'Pic of the Month', February 2013 competition. The voting system is simple - just send me the yellow February 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 February dated pics posted between February 2nd and March 6th are eligible and have code numbers. My email address is at the top of the blog. Everyone, contributors or not, can vote.

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