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Monday, 3 February 2014

Photographs of the Year - 2013

In this post, 3rd February 2014, I am showing the two winning photographs from 2013. All the monthly competition winners were judged by yourselves and the winning Winwick and Alternatives photographs are shown below. I think you will agree that they are different but equally superb photographs.

WINWICK PICS 

BEST WINWICK PHOTOGRAPH - 2013 was number 7 by John Smith with 21 points.



Featured is one of Charles Colletts finest, ex GWR 'Castle' class 4-6-0, No.5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe leading one of William Stanier's finest, ex LMS 'Princess Coronation' class 4-6-2, No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland. The 'Special' was 'The Cumbrian Conqueror' running Carnforth - Shap - Carlisle - Shap - Crewe - Tyseley; John's shot of the return leg was taken at Red Bank on 15th June 2013.

2nd was number 11 with 11 points. 3rd was number 1 with 8 points. Eleven of the fifteen entries gained at least 1 point. 


ALTERNATIVE UK PICS 

BEST ALTERNATIVE PHOTOGRAPH - 2013 was number 5 by David Quayle with 14 points.  

Four locos are featured in David's pic taken at in a snow storm at Bewdley on 23rd March 2013. They are ex GWR small 'Prairie' 2-6-2, No.5164, ex GWR 2-6-2 'Prairie', No.4566, ex BR 'Standard' class '4', 2-6-4T No.80072 and ex SR 'WC' class 4-6-2, No.34007 Wadebridge.





2nd was number 9 with 9 points.  3rd was number 16 with 7 points. Fourteen of the sixteen entries gained at least 1 point. This section was more strongly contested.


***I have a large number of pics in at the moment but as I have been busy with the competitions, please hold back any more pics for a week or so. Thank You.

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