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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Eclectic Mix of Locomotives

In today's post, 25th September 2013, I am using eleven pics from six contributors


Jeff Nicholls has sent in our first two pics. Pic number one shows EWS (DBS) class 66, 66250, heading empty Avonmouth - Clitheroe cement tanks on 21st September 2013. The location was Winwick

Code - September W6

Another EWS (DBS) class 66, 66008, is featured in Jeff's second shot on the Wigan Springs Branch 'wagons for repair' working. Winwick was the location and 18th September, the date.

Code - September W7

'Western' class 52 diesel, D1015 Western Champion, was through Winwick on 21st September 2013 with a Tyseley - Carlisle 'Special' . This shot is from Ieuan Wood. Preserved class 47, 47773, was behind the 'Western'.

Code - September W8

David Wood has sent in pics four and five. DRS class 66, 66426, is shown on a northbound  intermodal service (the 'Russell') through Winwick on 18th September 2013.

Code - September W9

A similar intermodal working, the southbound 'Malcolm', is featured in pic five from David. The loco was DRS class 66, 66305, the location was Winwick and the date was 18th September 2013.

Code - September W10


Matthew Chambers is first up with two Wigan North Western pics. Pic six features double heading class 37s, 37603 and 37611 with a single bogie well wagon (plus container?) on 21st September 2013.

Code - September A7

Pic seven, from Matthew, shows a very rare photo opportunity with Grand Central class 43, 43480 passing through Wigan NW station with a Heaton-Crewe (LNWR works) move. The date was 21st September 2013.

Code - September A8

Bob McClellan has sent in the following three pics. Pic eight is of a Guinness liveried class 08 diesel shunter, 08022 Lion, taken at Wallingford on the Cholsey & Wallingford Railway. The pic is dated 31st August 2013. A giant harp is positioned on the front grill of the locomotive.

BR 'Standard' class '4' 2-6-4T, No.80104, is pictured next in Bob's second shot, number nine overall. This shot was taken from Corfe Castle on the Swanage Railway, the date - 4th September 2013.

Code - September A9

Another Cholsey & Wallingford Railway pic is next from Bob. Class 08, 08123 George Mason, is pictured heading 'The Bunk' special, part of the music, beer and dance festival (Bunkfest) held at Wallingford. The pic is dated 31st August 2013.

Our final pic is from Colin Platt. Taken at the recent Llangollen Gala, Colin's shot shows ex GWR '2884' class 2-8-0, No.3802, at Berwyn Station with a passenger service on 31st August 2012.

Voting continues 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 6th September 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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