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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

'Semi', 'Jub' and 'Spam Can'.

Add a BR 'Standard' class '5' to the list in the post title and you have a superb selection of steam locos in today's post, 15th October 2013. Plenty of diesel traction also among the eleven pics from four contributors.


First up are three shots from Ieuan Wood. Pic number one shows Stanier 'Pacific' No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland on a Butterley - Hellifield move, with support. the location was Winwick and the date, 11th October 2013.
 Code - October W4

Ieuan's next shot features Malcolm liveried class 66, 66434 on an engineer's working. The date was the same, 11th October 2013 and the location was Winwick.

Code - October W5

Stanier 'Jubilee' class 4-6-0, No.45699 Galatea is next, pic number three, again from Ieuan. The 'special' was for  the Lune Rivers Trust, the date was 28th September 2013, and the location was Winwick.  

The following four pics are all from Jeff Nicholls. Pic number four overall shows DRS class 66, 66422 on a Coatbridge - Daventry intermodal. The pic was taken from beneath the M62 bridge at Winwick on 5th October 2013.
 Code - October W6

Jeff's second shot, number five overall, features a Cleethorpes - Shrewsbury railtour headed by WCRC class 37, 37706. The loco was to be replaced by a steam double header of Galatea and The Great Marquess at Crewe. The location was Winwick and the date, 5th October 2013. 
Code - October W7
A freightliner double is shown in pic number six, again from Jeff. 'PowerHaul' class 70, 70006 is pictured dragging class 66, 66551, in this naturally framed shot taken at Winwick on 9th October 2013.
Code - October W8
 For interest Jeff has written an eight page article on 'Warrington in the 1980's ' for the current Traction magazine, using his own pics. Great to see one of our own contributors taking on such work.
The final pic in this section, number seven, is the fourth from Jeff Nicholls. A Network Rail Test Train (NWTT) is pictured at Winwick on 2nd October 2013. Three yellow coaches are sandwiched between DRS class 37s - 37612T & T37038.
 Code - October W9

Another John Smith pic, number eight, is up first featuring the same NRTT working as in pic seven above. This pic was taken on the Fiddlers Ferry line near the Ferry Inn on 4th October 2013.

Code - October A2

The next three pics are all the work of Geoff Monks. Pic nine shows ex BR 'Standard' class '5' 4-6-0, No.73129, on a southbound local service at the GCR Gala on 6th October 2013.
Code - October A3

At the same Gala Geoff photographed the ex SR small 'Pacific' of Oliver Bulleid, No.34070 Manston, from the 'WC'/'BoB' classes. The location was Woodthorpe Lane and the working, a buffet car service to Leicester North. The pic is date 6th October 2013.
Code - October A4

Finally Geoff's third shot features the ex BR class '5', No.73129 again. The location was Woodthorpe Lane the working was a Royal Mail service and the date, 6th October 2013.

Code - October A5

Voting has started for 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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