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Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Pics from England, Wales, Scotland and Germany

Today's post, 17th September 2013, covers shots taken many miles apart at Winwick, Swanage, Stafford, Llanfairpwyl, Loch Dubh and Asmannshausen. Eighteen pics are used from just five contributors.


First up are four shots from Jeff Nicholls. Pic number one shows the Stanier Pacific No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland on the her '75th Anniversary' Special which ran Perth - Sheffield on day 2. The pic is dated 7th September 2013 and the location was Winwick. Note the headboard which is in the style of 'The Caledonian' (ran Euston - Glasgow between 1957-1964).
Code - September W2

Next, pic number two from Jeff, features DRS class 66, 66431, on the Mossend - Daventry intermodal passing through Winwick on 4th September 2013.

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The Gresley 'K4' class 2-6-0, No.61994 The Great Marquess is up next, in pic number three, again from Jeff.  The railtour was 'The Welsh Mountaineer' which ran Preston - Blaenau Ffestiniog and return on 3rd September 2013.

Code - September W4

GBRf class 66, 66746 is pictured crossing Twelve Arches bridge with a Ellesmere Port - Ironbridge biomass working on 4th September 2013. Note that the bridge is being refurbished. This is pic number four, another from Jeff.

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Following four from Jeff Nicholls we now have the same number of pics from Bob McClellan. Pic number five shows Europorte class 92, 92032 IMechE Railway Division with an intermodal service at Peover on 12th September 2013.

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Ex BR 'Standard' 2-6-4T No.80104 is pictured at Swanage Station on 4th Septembert 2013. Pic number six from Bob.

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Pic seven features ex GWR 0-6-2T No.6695 entering Corfe Castle station on the same date, 4th September 2013.

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Bob's fourth pic, number eight, shows the 2-6-4T engine again, No.80104, photographed from Corfe Castle on 4th September 2013.

Code - September A5

David Wood has sent in pics nine and ten. Ex LMS Stanier 'Black Five', No.45305 is pictured at Llanfair P.G. (that's the short version) on Anglesey in pic number nine. The pic is dated 18th August 2013.

Pic ten from David features the Gresley class 'K4' 2-6-0 again, No.61994 The Great Marquess, this one taken at Runcorn East. 'The Welsh Mountaineer' was on its return journey to Preston from Blaenau Ffestiniog on 20th August 2013.

The following two shots are from Jeff Nicholls. Pic eleven shows GBRf class 66, 66731 with a Crewe - Toton engineers working at Stafford on 27th August 2013.

A Network Rail train is up next, pic number twelve, again from Jeff. Top (67016) and Tail (67026) were pictured at Acton Bridge on two Derby-Derby runs, via Liverpool Lime Street, on 4th September 2013.

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Pic thirteen is from Colin Platt. Pictured at the recent Llangollen Festival is double heading ex GWR 'Manor' class 4-6-0s, No 7822 Foxcote Manor and 7812 Erlestoke Manor.  The location was Carrog and the date, 31st August 2013.

Geoff Monks has sent in the next three pics. They are all scans from Kodachrome 25 slides... how good was that film!!!!  Pic fourteen probably, says Geoff, "was the luxury train that ran round Scotland from time to time with steam from Fort William to Mallaig". It was headed by ex LNER Thompson 2-6-0 'K1' class loco, No.2005 (formerley 62005) crossing the River Lochy in a rainstorm. The pic is dated 19th August 1987.

A high level view of the  'K1' loco No.2005 passing Loch Dubh on the summer Fort William - Mallaig working. The pic is dated 17th August 1987. This is pic fifteen.

Pic sixteen features the same steam working with the same loco, No.2005 photographed on the approach to Glenfinnan Viaduct  in September 1988.


Two shots in this section, both from David Wood. Pic number seventeen shows two German locomotives side by side at Weringerode in the Hartz Mountains. They are 99 7235-7 and 99 7232-4. The pic is dated 11th August 2013.

The final pic, also from David, depicts a local emu service in the Rhine Valley at Asmannshausen on 12th August 2013. This is pic eighteen.

Voting is slow 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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