Today, 21st June 2013, I am using nineteen pics several of which feature steam locomotives, notably a 'Castle' and a 'Duchess'.
First up are two pics from Jeff Nicholls. Pic number one shows double heading DRS class 57s, 57008 and 57010, heading an intermodal working through Winwick on 19th June 2013.
Code - June W8
Pic number two, from Jeff, features the celebrity 'tug', the blue liveried 60074 Teenage Spirit. The loco is working empty coal hoppers from FFPS to LBT. The pic is dated 19th June 2013.
Code - June W9
John Smith has sent in the next two pics. The first, number three overall, shows one of Charles Colletts finest, ex GWR 'Castle' class 4-6-0, No.5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe leading one of William Stanier's finest, ex LMS 'Princess Coronation' class 4-6-2, No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland. The 'Special' was 'The Cumbrian Conqueror' running Carnforth - Shap - Carlisle - Shap - Crewe - Tyseley; John's shot of the return leg was taken at Red Bank on 15th June 2013.
Code - June W10
Pic number four features the blue 'tug' 60074 Teenage Spirit again, taken by John at St Helens Junction on 14th June 2013. The working was FFPS - LBT coal empties.
Code - June W11
The 'Castle' and the 'Duchess' feature again in the next two shots from David Quayle. Pic number five features the pair with support coaches on 14th June 2013, travelling north through Red Bank.
Code - June W12
David's next pic, number six overall, shows a close up of the 'Duchess' sandwiched between the two support coaches; same date and location as above.
Code - June W13
Double heading DRS class 37s are up next, pic number seven, courtesy of Bob McClellan. Bob was at Winwick for the daily intermodal, this time running 90 minutes late. Locos were 37610 T.S. (Ted) Cassady 14.5.61 - 6.4.08, and 37607. Bob's pic is dated 13th June 2013.
Code - June W14
David Wood has sent in pics eight, nine and ten. Pic eight, depicting DBS class 60, 60010, was taken at Winwick on 11th June 2013. The working was coal.
Code - June W15
Pic nine shows Trans Pennine class 185, 185 122, on a route learning run at Rainhill. David's pic is dated 19th June 2013.
Code - June W16
David's third pic, number ten overall, highlights WCRC class 47, 47760. The loco was on the tail of 'The William Shakespeare' railtour running Barrow - Stratford-on-Avon. WCRC class 47, 47826, was at the head. The shot, a fine example of a 'glinter', was taken on 5th June 2013.
Code - June W17
Geoff Monks has sent in the next pic, number eleven, taken at Winwick on 19th June 2013. The working was an intermodal, Mossend - Daventry and the DRS class 57s were 57008 and 57010.
Code - June 18
Ieuan Wood's pic of ex Arriva liveried class 57, 57314, was taken at Winwick on 9th June 2013. The working was empty passenger stock.
Code - June W19
ALTERNATIVE UK PICS
Pic thirteen, the first in this section, is also from Ieuan Wood. Ieuan's shot features that pairing again - the 'Earl' and the 'Duchess' - taken at Wigan NW on 15th June 2013.
Code - June A8
Bob McClellan has sent in pic number fourteen showing GBRf class 66, 66703 Doncaster PSB 1981-2002, heading Tunstead - Brentford loaded hoppers. The location was Chinley East Junction and the date, 17th June 2013.
Code - June A9
Matthew Chambers is up next with pics fifteen, sixteen and seventeen. Pic fifteen was taken at Ince Moss Junction on 1st June 2013 and depicts GBRf class 66, 66720 with Doncaster Decoy - LBT coal hoppers.
Code - June A10
Freightliner class 66, 66504 is pictured next, number sixteen, from Matthew again.The loco was shot at Crewe Basford Hall on 8th June 2013.
Code - June A11
Matthew's third shot, number seventeen, was taken at Wigan NW on 22nd May 2013. Pictured is GBRf class 66, 66728, Institution of Railway Operators, heading what appear to be biomass hoppers.
Nigel Gresley's ex LNER 'K1' class 'Mogul' 2-6-0, No.62005, is up next, pic eighteen from David Quayle. The shot was taken at Bury Baron Street on 23rd February 2013.
Finally, pic nineteen is also from David Quayle. Pictured is ex SR Urie/Maunsell 'S15' class 4-6-0, No 825 at Darnholme. The passenger service was approaching Goathland on the NYMR on 10th May 2013.
Voting is slow 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. Everyone, contributors or not, can vote.