As the title suggests this post, 12th May 2013, comprises ten pics taken in May, by five contributors.
Pic number one is from Jeff Nicholls. Ex LNER (Thompson) 'B1' class 4-6-0, No.61306 Mayflower is pictured passing through Winwick on a Washwood Heath - Carnforth working. The train was late as on the previous day it had failed around Walsall. Jeff's pic is dated 1st May 2013.
Code - May W1
Next up, pic number two, is a second shot from Jeff Nicholls. Two class 37s and a class 66 are shown about to pass at Winwick on 1st May 2013. The two DRS class 37s were 37611 (Top) and 37603 (Tail) with a Network Rail train, and the DRS class 66 was 66433, on an intermodal working.
Code - May W2
Pic number three has been sent in by David Wood. A similar Network Rail train as the one above is shown at Winwick but with different DRS class 37s in charge. They were 37602 (Top) and 37610 (Tail). The date was 8th May 2013.
Code - May W3
Arpley Yard is the location for Matthew Chambers' pic of DBS class 60, 60010. The pic is dated 2nd May 2013.
Code - May W4
Geoff Monks has sent in the next two pics of class 66s on different workings. The first, pic number five overall, features Freightliner class 66, 66606 leaving Bank Quay with FPPS - Hunterston empty coal hoppers on 7th May 2013.
Code - May W5
Geoff's next pic, number six shows GBRf class 66, 66727 Andrew Scott CBE, at Monks Siding with a Doncaster - FFPS empty gypsum working on 7th May 2013.
Code - May W6
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Pic seven shows the Thompson 'B1' class 4-6-0, No.60103 Mayflower again, but this time at Bamfurlong. The loco and support coach were on the same Washwood Heath - Carnforth run on the same day, 1st May 2013.
Code - May A1
Matthew Chambers has sent in the next two pics, both taken at Doncaster. The first, pic number eight, shows Colas class 66, 66849 on a coal working. This pic is dated 4th May 2013.
Code - May A2
Next, pic number nine, depicts GBRf class 66, 66729 Derby County standing in the station, light engine, on the same day 4th May 2013.
Code - May A3
Finally, pic number ten is from Geoff Monks. Freightliner class 90, 90044 is pictured at Chorlton on a Trafford Park - Felixstowe intermodal working, on 2nd May 2013.
Code - May A4
Voting has started 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 3rd May, are eligible and have code numbers. My email address is at the top of the blog. Everyone, contributors or not, can vote.