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Monday, 30 June 2014

A Mixed Bag for June

The result of some fine weather this month, eighteen shots are used in today's post, 30th June 2014. Sent in by just five contributors they comprise diesel, electric and steam classes.


First up are four pics from Ieuan Wood. The first shows the Freightliner/Shanks liveried class 66, 66522 at Winwick on 16th June 2014.

Ieuan's next shot, of GBRf class 66, 66723 Chinook, was taken at Roby on 24th June 2014. The working was Ironbridge - Tuebrook.

Pic three from Ieuan is another from Winwick taken on 21st June 2014. The Carlisle - Chirk logs was the working and the loco was GBRf class 66, 66847.

Another pic from Winwick, this one on the same date as above, 21st June 2014. Ieuan's fourth shot depicts double heading Freightliner 'HeavyHaul' class 70. 70002 and EWS (DBS) class 66, 66135  on a Carlisle-Crewe - Eastleigh railtour.

Alan Rigby has sent in the next four. His first features a NRTT at Earlestown on 24th June 2014. Heading the test train is DRS class 37, 37601, Class 37 - 'Fifty'.

Next is a DRS class 57, 57307 dragging a Virgin 'Voyager' 221 144 on a Kilmarnock - Barton-under-Needwood working. The location was Winwick and the date, 22nd June 2014.

The third pic from Alan shows NR class 57, 57306 on an engineers working , Penrith - Basford Hall. The location was Winwick and the date, 22nd June 2014.

Four locomotives are featured in Alan's fourth shot taken at Winwick on 22nd June 2014. The locos in the consist were (EWS) DBS class 66, 66130; DBS class 60, 60054; DBS class 92, 92005 Mozart and DBS class 92, 92039 Johann Strauss. The working was Carlisle - Arpley.

 The next three shots are from Jeff Nicholls. They are all of the same working, a NRTT with DRS class 37, 37601 Class 37-'Fifty', at the head.. The first  was taken at  Culcheth on 24th June 2014.

Jeff's second shot of the same train was taken on the same date but at Hall Nook Crossing on the Fiddlers Ferry route.

Jeff's third was taken on Earlestown bank, passing Vulcan Village, on the same date.

A trio from Geoff Monks is next. His first shows GBRf class 66, 66710 at Colton South Junction on 12th June 2014. The working was Doncaster - Tyne Coal Terminal.

Geoff's second features DBS class 60, 60020 approaching Colton South Juntion on a Tees Dock - Aldwarke empty steel working. The date was 12th June 2014.

The third shot from Geoff is of GCR HST (43465) on the ECML south of Colton Junction with a Sunderland - Kings Cross service.Same date, 12th June 2014.

Jeff Nicholls has sent in another two shots, these two comparing BR and Preservation eras. Bulleid 'Pacific' No.34053 Sir Keith Park is pictured at Wolverhampton Oxley shed in August 1965. The same locomotive is pictured at Hampton Loade on the SVR, forty nine years later, 15th June 2014.

David Wood's duo end this post. His first shows class 66, 66720 at Whiston on 10th June 2016.

David's second shot features ELR class 40, 40345 heading the 'East Lancs Stalwart' at Newton-le-Willows on 7th June 2014. The working was ELR - Oxford.

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