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Saturday, 29 June 2013

A Railway Pot Pourri

Today's post, 29th June 2013, is another bumper edition with nineteen pics featured from eight contributors and they constitute a real 'pic n mix' of approximately twenty nine locomotives. There will be one more post for June dated pics to qualify for the monthly competition.


First up are three pics from Jeff Nicholls. The Colas Rail liveried class 56, 56302 is pictured on the logs working, Carlisle - Chirk, through Winwick on 26th June 2013.

Code - June W20

Pic number two from Jeff features double heading DRS class 66s, 66425 and 66433 on the Tesco intermodal working of 12th June 2013. The location was Winwick. Using the trees as a natural frame improves the picture.

Code - June W21

Jeff's third shot shows a diesel quadruple header, light engine, through Winwick on 5th June 2013. The locos were class 31, 31190, class 50, 50015 Valiant, class 33, 33109 Captain Bill Smith RNR and class 37, 37901 Mirrlees Pioneer.  The foursome were heading to the GCR Gala from the ELR.

Code - June W22

Alan Rigby has sent in pic number four showing another logs working (empty) through Winwick on 23rd June 2013. At the head was Colas Rail class 56, 56302 and Colas Rail class 66, 66850.

Code - June W23

John Smith's pic, number five features that famous duo once again, the 'Earl' and the 'Duchess'. 'Castle' class 4-6-0, No.5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe is seen fronting 'Princess Coronation' class 4-6-2, No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland at Winwick Junction on 14th June 2013. (See the previous post for details).
Code - June W24

David Wood has sent in the following two pics, numbers six and seven. DBS class 60, 60079 is shown in pic number six, taken off Leech Lane bridge not far from St Helens Junction station. The working was LBT-FFPS coal and the date, 19th June 2013.
Code - June W25

The 'electric  blue' class 86 is shown in David's next pic, number seven. Speeding through Red Bank on 20th June 2013 was the 'celebrity' loco 86259, Les Ross.

Code - June W26

Pic number eight is from David Quayle, a further variation on the 'Earl' and the 'Duchess' theme. Taken rounding the bottom bend at Red Bank, David's shot is dated 14th June 2013.

Code - June W27


First up in this section are two shots from Geoff Monks showing the visiting North American A4s. The first, pic number nine, shows No. 4489 Dominion of Canada, taken at the NRM on 28th June 2013.

Code - June A12

Geoff's second shot, number ten overall and taken at the NRM on the same date, features No.60008 Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The two A4s in Geoff's shots are to be re-united with the four in UK preservation, at the NRM's 'Great Gathering' in July. The latter will celebrate Mallard's 1938 world speed record of 126mph - 75 years ago.
Code - June A13

Pic number eleven has been sent in by Alan Rigby. Fowler/Stanier 4-6-0, No.46115 Scots Guardsman, is shown heading 'The Fellsman' at Helwith Bridge on 26th June 2013.

Code - June A14

Also from Alan, pic twelve shows double heading EWS (DBS) class 67 and class 66 locos on a Carlisle-Crewe engineers working. They were 67027 and 66113 - the date was 26th June 2013.

 Code - June A15

Two now from David Wood. Pic thirteen is of EWS (DBS) class 66, 66114, at Helwith Bridge on 26th June 2013. The working was cement (Clitheroe) tanks.

Code - June A16

Pic fourteen from David features Trans Pennine Express class 185, 185 129 at Hough Green on 21st June 2013.

Code - June A17

Pics fifteen and sixteen are from Bob McClellan. Colas Rail class 56, 56302, is depicted at Helsby with a logs working on 25th June 2013.

Code - June A18

Also taken at Helsby is Bob's next shot, number sixteen, showing GBRf class 66, 66717 Good Old Boy in charge of an Ellesmere Port - Ironbridge biomass working.

Code - June A19

Pics seventeen and eighteen are from David Quayle following his visit to the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway. Pic seventeen shows a scene at Haverthwaite including Bagnall 0-6-0ST No.2682 Princess, Hunslett 0-6-0ST No.3698 Repulse, and Barclay 0-6-0T No.1245. David adds that the locos were built in 1942, 1950 and 1911, respectively.    Code - June A20

Barclay 0-6-0T No.1245 stands alone at Haverthwaite in pic eighteen. Both of David's pics are dated 20th June 2013.

Code - June A21

The final pic in this post is from Matthew Chambers. Class 20, 20142 (D8142), is pictured at Swanage on 4th May 2013.

Voting continues for the 'Pic of the Month', May 2013 competition. The voting system is simple - just send me the yellow May 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 May dated pics posted between 12th May and 6th June, are eligible and have code numbers. My email address is at the top of the blog. 

Voting for the May comp will end at 2400hrs on 30th June 2013. Please vote now - everyone viewing this blog qualifies to vote, contributor or not.

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