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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Potpourri of Railway Images

Sorry it's taken so long to post again but time is not so easy to find at the present time. Today, 22nd April 2014, eighteen pics are used from 7 contributors.


First up are three pics from David Quayle taken on his recent visit to the Llangollen Railway. Pic one shows ex GWR pannier tank 0-6-0 No.1638 on a parcels charter near Carrog on 8th April 2014.

Ex GWR 2-6-0 'Mogul' No.5322 is up next in this shot taken east of Glyndyfrdwy on a parcels charter on the following day, 9th April 2014.

David's third shot  was also taken at the same location with the same charter but showing more of the 'Mogul'  locomotive.

The next three pics are all from Jeff Nicholls. Pic number four overall was taken at Crewe Gresty Road's DRS depot; pictured are class 37, 37405 and class 47, 47501. The date was 9th April 2014.

Next up is Jeff's pic of Freightliner class 66, 66504 taken at Kings Sutton. The working was a Southampton - Lawley Street intermodal on 11th April 2014.

Jeff's third pic shows Bulleid 'Light Pacific' 'WC' class 4-6-2, No.34046 Braunton leaving Banbury with the 'Cathedrals Express' railtour. The latter was running Paddington - Stratford on Avon 13th April 2014.

Next up are two shots from Geoff Monks. The first shows class 47, 47832 Solway Princess in Northern Belle livery with a Daventry - Motherwell wagon move on 15th April 2014. The location was Millmeece, between Stafford and Crewe.

Double heading class 66s are pictured in Geoff's second shot taken at Ashley on 16th April 2014. The working was a Tyne Coal Terminal - Tuebrook Sidings biomass trial and the locos - GBRf class 66s - Nos 66716 Locomotive & Carriage Institution Centenary 1911-2011 and 66736.

The following three pics are from John Smith. The first shows double heading Freightliner class 70, 70010 and DRS class 66, 66423. The working was a Crewe - Carlisle engineers train taken on 16th April 2014 at Winwick.

Next is John's pic of the 'Northern Belle' Grand National Special taken at St Helens Junction on 5th April 2014. Pictured is class 47, 47790 Galloway Princess on the tail of the train with 47832 Solway Princess at the head. The return leg, Liverpool - Glasgow, is shown.

Pic eleven, John's third was also taken at St Helens Junction and shows the same Grand National Special from the opposite end of the train, on the same date.

Arpley Yard's DBS red shunter is next, in this shot taken on 3rd March 2013, from David Wood. The identity of the shunter is 09106.

Following failure at Bank Quay a few days earlier, ' Black Five' 4-6-0 No.45407 Lancashire Fusilier is pictured on an ELR - Bristol working where it was booked for a Cardiff - Shrewsbury railtour with class member 44871. The shot, from Jeff Nicholls, was taken at Culcheth on 10th April 2014.

A Ieuan Wood double now follows, the first taken at Winwick on 17th April 2014. EWS (DBS) class 92, 92024 J.S.Bach  is pictured with a Mossend - Daventry intermodal.

Ieuan's second shot shows The' Northern Belle' charter at Winwick on 29th April 2014 with 47790 Galloway Princess at the head.

David Hennessey's shot of Freightliner class 66, 66558 is next, taken at Runcorn on 5th April 2014. The intermodal working was heading to Ditton

The penultimate shot is from Jeff Nicholls. First Scot Rail class 90, 90024 is pictured double heading with EWS (DBS) class 92, 92019 Wagner at Culcheth, on a route learning exercise. The pic is dated 26th March 2014.

Last is the 'Streak' of Jeremy Hosking heading the 'Cumbrian Ranger' railtour in this pic from David Quayle. The Gresley 4-6-2 No.4464 Bittern was pictured at Winwick on 15th March 2014. The railtour ran Tyseley - Crewe - Carlisle and return.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Two' Black Fives'

Fourteen pics are used in today's post, 7th April 2014, sent in by six contributors. They feature several steam locomotives taken locally, at Llangollen and on the SVR.


First up are a couple of pics from Jeff Nicholls. The first shows the ex GWR '2800' class 2-8-0, No.3802 taken from a high viewpoint, at Carrog on the Llangollen Railway. Jeff's shot is dated 6th April 2014.

Jeff's second pic, a montage, features two 0-6-0  pannier tanks of the same class; the pics were taken 48 years apart. The mono pic was taken at Wrexham in 1966 while the colour equivalent was taken at Carrog on 6th April 2014. The Llangollen event was the Croes Newydd Weekend featuring locos that either worked, or possibly worked, from the Wrexham Depot. The mono shot shows No.1628 and the colour shot, No.1638.

Pics numbered three, four, five and six are all from David Quayle. Double heading 'Black Five' 4-6-0s ('Mickies' to some of us) feature in this pic. No's 44871 and 45407 Lancashire Fusilier are pictured at Winwick on the' South Wales Explorer' on 5th April 2014. David adds that the train was held up for an hour at Manchester Victoria, then when it reached Bank Quay, the train was held up for another hour.

David's second pic shows the same train, on the same date, at the same location.

Both of David's next shots were taken at the recent SVR Gala. This one was taken  at Bewdley on 21st March 2014 and shows ex GWR 'Manor' class 4-6-0 No.7828 Odney Manor.

This pic features ex GWR 0-4-2T, No.1450, at Highley on 31st March 2014.

David Hennessey has sent in the following three shots, all taken at Runcorn on 5th April 2014. David's first shows DBS class 67, 67026 Diamond Jubilee on a Ditton - Crewe VSOE empty stock move.

Another 'skip', DBS 67024, is pictured with the Victoria - Runcorn VSOE excursion for the Grand National.

David's third shot features DRS class 47, 47823 on the tail of the Liverpool - Crewe 'Northern Belle' empty stock move.

Barry Rigby's shot taken at Ealing Broadway on 13th March 2014  is up next. EWS (DBS) class 66, 66037 is pictured on an empty Theale - Acton Yard working.

Tamworth is the next location and Jeff Nicholls the photographer. Pictured is EWS (DBS) class 66, 66303, on a Crewe - Mountsorrel engineers working on 14th March 2014.

David Wood's two pics are next, the first one taken at Eccleston Park on 10th March 2014. A Network Rail Test Train (NRTT) is depicted headed by Driving Trailer Coach No.9701, with DRS class 37, 37604 on the tail.

Another loco from the NRTT fleet is up next, again from David. The loco in the picture, taken at St Helens Junction on 29th January 2014, is class 57, 57306 (ex of Virgin's' Thunderbirds'?).

Finally, John Smith has sent in pic number fourteen, taken at Collins Green on 26th February 2014 .EWS (DBS) class 60, 60035 is depicted with an empty FFPS-LBT working.