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Thursday, 25 July 2013

A Dozen for July

Twelve July dated pics from six contributors comprise today's post - 25th July 2013.


First up is a pic from Geoff Monks featuring Colas Rail class 56s, 56105 and 56087, double heading the Carlisle - Chirk logs working. The location was the old Cheshire Lines bridge adjacent to Froghall Lane; the date was 11th July 2013.
Code - July W7
Next, pic number two, shows Aviva liveried class 57, 57303 guiding the rebuilt Bullied 'Light Pacific' ('WC' class) No. 34046 Braunton, through Winwick on the steam loco's route, Carnforth - Southall. The pic is from John Smith and the date was 23rd July 2013.
Code - July W8
The Colas Rail class 56, 56105 is again the focus in pic number three, from John Smith. The working is the logs again, Carlisle - Chirk, and the location was Winwick. The pic is dated 23rd July 2013.

Code - July W9
The fourth pic is also from John Smith. DRS class 37s are featured, double heading an intermodal through Winwick, on 23rd July 2013. The locos were 37606 and 37602.

Code - July W10
The fifth and final pic in this section is from yours truly, just to prove that I do take railway shots occasionally. The location was Newton-le-Willows station and the date, today, 25th July 2013. The loco is ex BR 'Standard' class '7' 4-6-2, No.70013 Oliver Cromwell on a Southall - Crewe - Castleton Hopwood GF working. On the Southall - Crewe leg 70013 was accompanied by Bullied 'BoB' class 4-6-2, No.34067 Tangmere. Both locos had diesel support (in connection with lineside fires?). 70013 was 'pushed' by WCRC class 47, 47245, from Crewe.   Code - July W11

Shot number six, the first in this section, has been sent in by Geoff Monks. Pictured is Colas Rail class 66, 66849 at Ashley (on the border of Cheshire / Greater Manchester), diverted because of the WCML engineering works between Winwick and Euxton Junctions. The pic is dated 18th July 2013.
Code - July A12
Jeff Nicholls has sent in the next two pics, seven and eight. Pic seven shows the Colas Rail class 66, 66849 at Blackrod, with the diverted logs working, Carlisle - Chirk. Jeff's pic is dated 17th July 2013.
Code - July A13
Freightliner class 66, 66549 is pictured at Springs Branch in Jeffs next pic, number eight. The working is a ballast drop and the date, 17th July 2013.
Code - July A14
The Great Little Trains of Wales are featured next in pics nine and ten, from John Smith. Pic nine features 0-6-0ST loco, St Haulwen at Danycoed, montaged with its works plate.  The location was the Gwilli Railway and the date, 9th July 2013.
Code - July A15
The Bala Lake Railway is represented next, in pic number ten. The loco in focus is 0-4-0ST, Alice. The location was Llanuwchllyn and the date, 6th July 2013.

 Code - July A16

David Hennessey has sent in pic number eleven. Diesel class 50, 50026 Indomitable, is pictured at the Summer Diesel Gala held at the ELR recently. David's pic is dated 5th July 2013.
Code - July A17
Pic number twelve, last but not least in this post, is the work of David Quayle. David's shot shows one of the six Gresley 'Streaks' featured in The Great Gathering at the NRM in York, celebrating Mallard's world speed record -  Canadian representative, No.4489 Domininion of Canada. The pic is dated 8th July 2013.
Code - July A18
Voting continues for the 'Pic of the Month', June 2013 competition. The voting system is simple - just send me the yellow June 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 June dated pics posted between 6th June and 5th July, are eligible and have code numbers. My email address is at the top of the blog. Everyone, contributors or not, can vote.


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