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Monday, 29 April 2013


As the title describes, this post - 29th April 2013- comprises a record number of pics. Eighteen pics (and one of those is a composite of two pics) are used from eight contributors.


First up is a shot of the AC Locomotive Group's class 87, 87002 Royal Sovereign being dragged by WCRC class 47, 47245 on a Carlisle - Willesden working. The location was Winwick and the date, 11th April 2013.

Code - April W12

Next, pic number two, is a pic of Deltic class 55, 55009 (D9009) Alycidon travelling light engine through Winwick on 8th April 2013. Note the smashed headcode glass. The pic is from Jeff Nicholls.

Code - April W13

Pic number three is also from Jeff. Freightliner 'PowerHaul' class 70, 70006, is pictured at Red Bank with an engineers working on 4th April 2013. Jeff used a polarising filter to darken the blue sky.

Code - April W14

The fourth pic has been sent in by Ieuan Wood. The popular gypsum working is featured headed by GBRf class 66, 66708 Jayne, passing through Winwick on 16th April 2013.

Code - April W15

Alan Rigby has sent in pic number five. Class 57s, 57316 and 57313 are pictured topping and tailing an empty stock move, Hereford - Carlisle, on 7th April 2013.

Code - April W16

GBRf class 66, 66847 is up next, in a third pic from Jeff Nicholls. The working was Sinfin (Derby) - Grangemouth comprising aviation fuel (kerosene) tanks . Winwick was the location and the date was 10th April 2013.

Code - April W17

The seventh and final shot in this section is from Jeff Nicholls again. EWS (DBS) class 66, 66002 is shown dragging the failed DBS class 60, 66059 Swinden Dalesman, on a LBT-Radcliffe PS coal working through Winwick, on 24th April 2013.

 Code - April W18


Pic number eight is from Bob McClellan. Two DRS class 66s are shown about to pass at Norton Cross near Runcorn on 24th April 2013. They were, left 66431 and right, 66433.

Code - April A14

Bob has sent in pic number nine also. GBRf class 66, 66711 is pictured on an Ellesmere Port - Ironbridge bio-mass working, through Daresbury on 24th April 2013.

Code - April A15

Ieuan Wood's shot of double heading 'Black Fives' is up next, pic number ten. The Stanier 4-6-0 locomotives were 44871 and 45407 and the 'Special' was the 'Great Britain VI'. The location was Wigan North Western on 22nd April 2013.

Code - April A16

Pic number eleven has been sent in by David Hennessy. Ex BR 'Standard' class '4' 2-6-4T No.80072 is pictured at Glyndyfrdwy on 20th April 2013.

Code - April A17

David has also sent in pics twelve and thirteen. Pic twelve features Colas class 56, 56105 heading the Carlisle - Chirk logs working. The location was Chester and the date, 20th April 2013.

Code - April A18

Pic thirteen shows another of David's shots from the recent Llangollen Railway Gala. Taken at Berwyn on 20th April 2013 the shot features pannier tank 0-6-0, No.6430.

Code - April A19

Ieuan Wood's shot of GBRf class 66, 66746 is up next, shot number fourteen. The gypsum working is pictured Wigan North Western on 22nd April 2013.

Code - April A20

 Paul Holland has sent in two pics showing historically unique locomotives (or a replica in one case). Stephensons Locomotion No.1 and Rocket were part of the Stockton & Darlington Railway  and Liverpool and Manchester Railway Opening Ceremonies in 1825 and 1830 respectively. I have montaged Paul's shots as pic number fifteen to save space in this huge post. The pics are dated 16th April 2013 and were taken in North East Museums.   Code - April A21

Collett 4-6-0 'Manor' class 4-6-0, No.7822 Foxcote Manor, is featured in the next two pics from David Quayle. Pic sixteen shows the 'Manor' leaving Glyndyfrdwy for Carrog on 20th April 2013.

 Code - April A22

Pic seventeen shows the same service at Glyndyfrdwy on the same date, 20th April 2013.

Code - April A23

David Wood has sent in our final pic, number eighteen. New Peppercorn class 'A1' 4-6-2, No.60163 Tornado is pictured at Bodorgan, Anglesey on 20th April 2013.

Code - April A24

Voting is poor for the 'Pic of the Month', March 2013 competition. The voting system is simple - just send me the yellow March 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 March dated pics posted between March 21st and April 4th are eligible and have code numbers. My email address is at the top of the blog. Everyone, contributors or not, can vote. VOTE NOW if you haven't already done so - closing date, 2400hrs Wednesday 1st May 2013.

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