Today's post, 6th September 2013, comprises eleven pictures from just five contributors covering fourteen locomotives of mixed traction and gauge.
First up are three August dated pics from Jeff Nicholls. Pic one shows double heading Freightliner electric locos of class 86, 86613 and 86612 passing through Winwick with a Coatbridge - Crewe intermodal. The pic is dated 24th August 2013.
Code - August W18
Jeff's second pic features WCRC class 57, 57316 on the rear of a Newport - Ravenglass charter. The location was Bank Quay, the date was 24th August 2013 and WCRC class 57, 57314, was at the head (can't be seen).
Code - August W19
Pic number three is a bit different from the normal Winwick shots. Two DRS class 66s, 66421 and 66304, are pictured on the northbound Tesco Express passing the local farmer harvesting his crop.This pic is dated 3rd September 2013.
Code - September W1
ALTERNATIVE UK PICS
Two steam locos open this section, both from Jeff Nicholls again. In pic number four, ex LNER 'Mogul' (2-6-0) No.61306 heads to its base at Washwood Heath from the Mid Norfolk Railway. The location was Nuneaton and the date, 27th August 2013.
Code - August A19
Pic number five shows ex LMS Stanier 'Black Five' 4-6-0, No. 45231 The Sherwood Forester, on a Carnforth - Southall movement on 27th August 2013. The location was Nuneaton again.
Code - August A20
Freightliner 'HeavyHaul' class 70, 70020 is up next in pic number six, from Ieuan Wood. The working was an intermodal, the location was Chorlton and the date, 23rd August 2013.
Code - August A21
Pic seven is also from Ieuan. DRS class 57, 57304 and DRS class 47, 47xxx are pictured at Chorlton on 23rd August 2013.
Code - August A22
David Wood has sent in pics numbered eight and nine. Pic eight shows DRS class 66, 66427 at Acton Bridge with an intermodal working on 17th August 2013.
Code - August A23
EWS (DBS) class 66, 66093 is shown in pic nine with a Castle Cement working at Acton Bridge on 17th August 2013.
Code - August A24
Geoff Monks has sent in pic number ten. It is a shot of Utrillas, imported from a Spanish coal mine arriving at Becconsall Station on the West Lancashire Light Railway. The date was 1st September 2013. The loco was built by Orenstein & Koppel of Berlin, in 1907.
Code - September A1
Following my request for Scottish railway pics Mark Tombs has sent in a couple - here is one of them, pic number twelve. Two WCRC class 37s are pictured at Kyle of Lochalsh on 12th August 2005. WCRC bought four from Ian Riley in the same year including 37197 and 37261, which may be the two in the picture.
Voting can now begin for the 'Pic of the Month', August 2013 competition. The voting system is simple - just send me the yellow August 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 August dated pics posted between 15th August and today, 6th September are eligible, and have code numbers. My email address is at the top of the blog. Everyone, contributors or not, can vote.