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Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Fourteen from GB; Two from Germany

In this post, 28th August 2013, I am using sixteen pics from seven contributors covering locos from England, Wales and Germany.

To the best of my knowledge few pics have been used on the blog of Scottish Railways /Heritage Railways. Surely someone must be in a position to send in some shots.
First up are two pics from a new contributor who has supported our competitions and has decided to have a go and place pics on our blog. You are very welcome Mark Tombs. EWS (DBS) class 66, 66114, is shown in pic number one waiting at Bank Quay with a freight working. The pic is dated 19th August 2013.
 Code - August W12
Mark's second shot was also taken at Bank Quay and features Arriva Trains class 175, 175110, on a Llandudno-Manchester Piccadilly service. This pic is dated 20th July 2013. Keep them coming Mark.

Pic number three is from Bob McClellan. DBS class 60, 60039, is pictured at Winwick Junction with a LBT-FFPS coal working on 22nd August 2013.
 Code - August W13

Our fourth pic, featuring double heading DRS locos, is from Jeff Nicholls. Class 37, 37425 is paired with class 57, 57004 on an empty, spent nuclear fuel working from Sellafield. The destination was Crewe, the location was Winwick and the date was 24th August 2013.
 Code - August W14

Pics five and six are also from Jeff. Pic five features GBRf class 66, 66722 Sir Edward Watkin on a LBT-Ironbridge empty coal working. The location was Bank Quay and the date, 24th August 2013.

 Code - August W15

The sixth shot shows Freightliner class 66, 66951, beneath an angry sky at Winwick on 21st August 2013. The working was Hunterston - FFPS coal.
Code - August W16

The seventh shot is from myself, taken at Red Bank on 6th August 2013. Depicted is Freightliner class 66, 66526, Driver Steve Dunn (George), on a coal working.

Code - August W17


Pic number eight is also from yours truly (I can't remember the last time I has two pics in a post).   This shot was taken at Carr Mill on 27th July 2013. Pictured is a Liverpool - Carlisle steam 'special' the 'Cumbrian Mountain Express'. Preserved class 47, 47580 County of Essex is pictured on the tail of the train which was headed by Stanier  'Pacific' No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland. This was the evening, return run to to Liverpool.

Ieuan Wood has sent in the following two pics both taken at Chorlton on 23rd August 2013. Pic number nine shows double heading Freightliner class 86s, 86605 and 866xx on an intemodal working.
 Code - August A11

Ieuan's next shot, number ten, features GBRf class 66, 66722 Sir Edward Watkin double heading with GBRf class 66, 66744. The working was container bogies. The pic is dated 23rd August 2013.
Code - August A12

Paul Holland has sent in pics eleven and twelve. Both of Paul's shots were taken on 2nd August 2013 on the Welsh Highland Railway. Garrett 2-6-2 + 2-6-2 No.143 is pictured at Carnarfon Harbour Station with empty stock.  
Code - August A13

The same loco is the focus of Paul's second shot, number twelve overall. No.143 is pictured on its return through the Aberglsiyn Pass on the same date. 
Code - August A14

Pic thirteen is from David Wood. Two DRS class 20s are pictured, double heading, at Acton Bridge with a spent nuclear fuel working on 17th August 2013. The loco to the fore is 20312.
Code - August A15

Stanier 'Princess Coronation' class 4-6-2, No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland is up next, in a second pic from David Wood, number fourteen overall. The location was Eccleston Park and the date, 17th August 2013. The 'special' was the 'Cumbrian Mountain Express'.
 Code - August A16


Both pics in this section are from David Wood following his trip to Germany. The first, pic number fifteen, was taken at Assmannshausen, a town on the Rhine. An intermodal working is headed by electric loco No.ES64 F4 -211 on 15th August 2013.
Code - August A17

Pic sixteen was taken at the same place with loco 185 566-7 at the head of a freight working to Koln. The date was the same, 15th August 2013.

Code - August A18

Voting continues for the 'Pic of the Month', July 2013 competition. The voting system is simple - just email me the yellow July 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 July dated pics posted between 16th July and 1st August 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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