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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

ELR and MHR re-visited

Today's post, 22nd October 2013, comprises a bumper  twenty pics from seven contributors; several pics are from recent East Lancs and Mid Hants Railways' visits.
First up is a foursome from Jeff Nicholls. Pic one shows Stanier 'Pacific' No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland at Culcheth  on an ELR - Tyseley working, with support. The date was 21st October 2013.
 Code - October W10

Jeff's second pic features a double heading light engine move through Winwick. The locos were DRS class 57, 57308 County of  Staffordshire and DRS class 66, 66423. The pic is dated 15th October 2013.
Code - October W11

WCRC class 47, 47314 is up next in pic number three from Jeff. The loco is heading a Statesman Rail, Newport - Inverness 'special'. This pic is dated 5th October 2013. 
 Code - October W12

In Jeff's fourth shot preserved class 86, 86259 Les Ross, is in charge of the 'Cumbrian Mountain Express' as it passes northbound, through Winwick on 16th October 2013. Fowler/Stanier 'Royal Scot' class 4-6-0, No.46115 Scots Guardsman, was to take over at Carnforth.
Code - October W13 

Pics five and six are from David Wood. Pic five features WCRC class 47, 47826 on a Carnforth - Crewe working with class 47786 Roy Castle OBE on the tail.The pic is dated 17th October 2013.
Code - October W14 
The final pic, number six, in this section is also from David. Gresley 'K4' class 2-6-0, No.61994 The Great Marquess, is pictured passing through Winwick on 17th October 2013.
Code - October W15


First up in this section are a couple of pics from Alan Rigby. Pic number seven, overall, features a Network Rail, Rail Head Treatment Train (RHTT) with class 97s front and rear. The locos were 97302 and 97303. The location was Hargrave and the date 17th October 2013.
Code - October A6 
GBRf class 66, 66743 is featured next in shot number eight, again from Alan. The working was Ellesmere Port - Ironbridge biomass, the location was Acton Bridge and the date, 17th October 2013.
 Code - October A7 

David Quayle has sent in the following three pics all taken during a September visit to the Mid Hants Railway, otherwise known as 'The Watercress Line'. Pic number nine shows a fine line up of locomotive power headed by class 37s - 37901 (D6850) and D6836; behind are class 50 -50027 Lion (D427), class 08 - D3358 (08288), Ivatt class' 2MT' No.41312, bits of class 30s - 30828 and 30506 and ex SR 'N' class 2-6-0 No.1874 (31874), ex SR Bulleid 'WC' class No.34016 Bodmin and ex SR Maunsell 'U' class No.31625. The location was Ropley and the date, 11th September 2013.   

Pic ten shows Bullied small Pacific, 'WC' class No.34007 Wadebridge at Ropley on the same date, 11th September 2013. the locos in shot number nine can be seen in the background.
David's third pic, number eleven overall, features Maunsell 'Schools' class 4-4-0, No.925 Cheltenham, taken at Ropley on the same date.


A Geoff Monks' due follow next; the first is a scan from his superb Kodachrome 25 slides. Pic number twelve features Collett 'Castle' class 4-6-0 No.5051 Drysllwyn Castle double heading with Collett 'Hall' class 4-6-0 No. 4930 Hagley Hall. The Paddington - Plymouth railtour is shown exiting Bristol Temple Meads station on 7th July 1985 (diesel hauled Paddington - Bristol). The locos stalled on Dainton Bank and the train was diesel hauled back to Paddington.  Bristol Bath Road diesel depot,  top right, includes a class 45/46 'Peak. 

Fowler class 3F 0-6-0T, No.47406 or 'Jinty,' is pictured in Geoff's next shot, number thirteen, at Woodthorpe Lane on a Loughborough - Swithland goods working. The occasion was the GCR Gala and the date, 6th October 2013.
Code - October A8

Two more now from Jeff Nicholls. Resident 'Super D' (ex LNWR class G2)  0-8-0, No.49395 is up next  in pic number fourteen. The loco is shown at the recent ELR Gala crossing the River Irwell on 19th October 2013.
Code - October A9

Pic fifteen from Jeff shows another 'Jinty', 0-6-0T No.47584 at Ramsbottom, at the same ELR Gala on 19th October 2013.

Code - October A10

The next two pics are from Matthew Chambers. Pic sixteen features TATA Steel liveried class 60, 60099 on an engineers working at Doncaster on 19th October 2013.

Code - October A11


Another two 'tugs' are pictured light engine, double heading through Doncaster on 19th October 2013 in Matthew's next pic, number seventeen overall. The locos were 60039 and 60045 The Permanent Way Institution.
Code - October A12

Bevan Price has sent in pics eighteen and nineteen. Pic eighteen features GBRf class 66, 66718 Gwyneth Dunwoody on an Ellesmere Port - Ironbridge biomass working on 10th September 2013. 

Pic nineteen shows an empty biomass working, Drax Power Station - Tyne Dock, taken at Knottingly on 7th September 2013. Pictured is GBRf class 66, 66747.


The last but certainly not least pic in this section, and post, is from John Smith. This working has been covered in several previous posts but this pic was taken at Garswood on 1st October 2013. Featured are class 37s, 37612 and 37038 on a Crewe - Crewe NR working,  via Liverpool, Wigan and Manchester. 

Code - October A13

Voting is underwayfor the 'Pic of the Month', September 2013 competition. The voting system is simple - just send me the yellow September 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 September dated pics posted between 6th September and 5th October 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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