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Friday, 3 May 2013

'Pics of the Month, March 2013' - RESULTS + More April shots

Here are the results for the March monthly competition: congratulations to Alan Rigby and David Quayle. Also in today's post, 3rd May 2013, I have added ten more pics for the April competition. Apologies to those I have not used but I was inundated with pics. Also, please read the important info' on Old Alder Lane at the base of this post.


WINWICK


1st   March W8  by Alan Rigby


In Alan's shot DBS class 60, 60015 Bow Fell, is shown at St Helens Junction on a coal working on 21st March 2013.






2nd=   March W11  by John Smith


This pic from John Smith, features double heading locos passing through Winwick on 29th March 2013. Pictured are EWS (DBS) class 92, 92039 Johann Strauss and EWS (DBS) class 66, 66169.







2nd=   March W12  by John Smith


DBS class 60, 60092 is shown on a coal working through Earlestown on 29th March 2013.








ALTERNATIVE UK & WORLD PICS


1st March A20  by David Quayle


Four locos are featured in David's pic taken at in a snow storm at Bewdley on 23rd March 2013. They are ex GWR small 'Prairie' 2-6-2, No.5164, ex GWR 2-6-2 'Prairie', No.4566, ex BR 'Standard' class '4', 2-6-4T No.80072 and ex SR 'WC' class 4-6-2, No.34007 Wadebridge.






2nd March A10  by Alan Rigby


Alan's pic shows GBRf (Metronet) class 66, 66718 Gwyneth Dunwoody, pictured at Wigan North Western on a gypsum working on 26th March 2013.






 
3rd March A5  by Bob McClellan
 
 
A pic shot in poor weather - Bob was at Great Rocks Junction for this one. Pictured is GBRf class 66, 66724 Drax Power Station on a stone working, Tunstead - Bury St Edmunds. The pic is dated 6th March 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ALTERNATIVE UK PICS (April dated)
 
 
 
First up in this section is Colas class 56, 56105, taken at Bamfurlong. The working was the Carlisle - Chirk logs, the date was 20th April 2013 and the photographer was Matthew Chambers.
 
Code - April A25
 
 
 
 
Next is a pic from David Wood. Pictured is Arriva class 175, 175004, at Helsby on 20th April 2013.
 
 
Code - April A26
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pic number three from Jeff Nicholls features DBS class 66, 66001 on the Wigan Wagons, after working round its load to take the Bickershaw Branch. on 17th April 2013.
 
Code - April A27
 
 
 
 
David Quayle has sent in pic number four showing the restored railmotor No.93 coupled with autocoach No.92. Also in the pic is the front end of Stanier 'Black Five' No. 44806. The pic is dated 20th April 2013. The location was Glyndyfrdwy on the Langollen Rlwy.
Code - April A28
 
 
 
 
 
Pic number five has been sent in by Geoff Monks. Colas class 56, 56105, is shown at Helsby with the Carlisle - Chirk logs working on 20th April 2013 (same date as Matthew's pic above).
 
Code - April A29
 
 
 
 
 
Geoff has also sent in pic number six. Ex BR 'Standard' class '4MT' 2-6-4, No.80080 is pictured departing northwards from Bury Bolton Street on the ELR. The working was for driving experience with a load of four vans. The pic is dated 21st April 2013. 
 
Code - April  A30




Jeff Nicholls has sent in pic number seven taken at Acton Bridge on 19th April 2013. Pictured is EWS (DBS) class 66, 66193, on a Runcorn Folly Lane - Arpley working of tanks.
 
Code - April A31
 
 
 
 
 
David Quayle's shot of ex Br 'Standard' class '4'  2-6-4, No. 80072 is next, pic number eight. The loco is shown approaching  Glyndyfrdwy with a passenger service on 20th April 2013. 
 
Code - April A32
 
 
 
 Pic number nine is from from David Hennessey. Stanier 'Black Five', No.44806, is depicted at Berwyn with a service for Carrog. David's pic is dated 20th April 2013. 
 
 
 
Code - April A33
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Last but not least is Bob McClellan's shot of Bulleid 'WC' class 4-6-2, No.34067 Tangmere, pic number ten. The loco arrived at Peak Rail with a railtour from Kings Cross on 14th April 2013.
 
 
Code - April A34




Because there are so many pics in the April 'Alternative UK Pics' section, the first two in the vote will go forward for 'Alternatives, Pic of the Year' 2013.
 
  
Voting can now begin for the 'Pic of the Month',  April 2013 competition. The voting system is simple - just send me the yellow April 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 April dated pics posted between April 15th and today, 3rd May, are eligible and have code numbers. My email address is at the top of the blog. Everyone, contributors or not, can vote.


IMPORTANT  The restriction to Old Alder Lane will not affect our prime photographic location at Winwick. It will begin at the bottom of th hill at the bend. See map. 


 

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