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Friday, 15 August 2014

Streak and Spam Can

Today's post, 15th August 2014, comprises a mixture of steam, diesel and electric traction pics including a narrow gauge option.


The first three pics are from Ieuan Wood. Pic one features John Cameron's 'A4' again, this one taken in Wales at Badorgan. The working was the reverse North Wales Coast Express to Crewe with No.60009 Union of South Africa at the head. The date was 3rd August 2014.

Ieuan's second pic shows one of the new class 68s of DRS, 68007 Valiant, on a Carlisle - Crewe working through Winwick on 13th August 2014.

WCRC class 47, 47804, is up next heading an empty coaching stock (ECS) move, Craigentinny - Southall, through Winwick on 13th August 2014. WCRC class 37, 37516 Loch Laidon was on the tail.

Geoff Monks has supplied the next three shots. His first shows the SKY set (DVT 82216 T with 91125 T) passing the famous signs at Shipton on an Edinburgh - Kings Cross working. The pic is dated 7th August 2104.

Geoff's second pic features the SKY set again returning north at Burn (near Selby); Kings Cross - Edinburgh. The date was the same, 7th August 2104.

Class 47, 47580 County of Essex is pictured next, at Colton South Junction with the Scarborough Spa Express railtour, diesel hauled, because of the fire risk. The date was the same as above, 7th August 2014.

The following four shots are all from Jeff Nicholls. The first is of Bulleid 'Light Pacific' 'BoB' class No.34067 Tangmere. The location is Bank Quay and the support coach working is dated 5th August 2014. Jeff has retro-graded the pic in monochrome. The working was Carnforth - Southall.

Jeff's second pic shows EWS (DBS) class 66, 66023, light engine at Bank Quay on 11th August 2014.

The popular nuclear flasks working is up next pictured by Jeff, north of Golborne on 9th August 2014. The DRS 37s T & T were 37218 and 37667. 

Jeff's fourth and final shot features GBRf class 66, 66703 Doncaster PSB 1981-2002, on route learning duties inside Crosfields. The pic is dated 13th August 2014.

Alan Rigby has sent in the final four pics. His first depicts double heading GBRf class 66s, 66752 (one of the latest in the country) with 66701 (one of the first) at Toton on 4th August 2014.  

Alan's second shot depicts Freightliner class 66, 66615 at Peak Forest, with an Earles Sidings - Guide Bridge working. The pic is dated 4th August 2014.

Class 90, 90011 Let's Go East of England, is up next in Alan's shot taken at Brundall on 2nd August 2014. The loco is on the rear of Great Yarmouth - Liverpool Street service. 

Alan's final shot, also the last in this post, was taken on the Bure Valley Railway (BVR)  at Wroxham on 2nd August 2014. The 2-6-2 tender locomotive No.7Spitfire,  is pictured 'running round' its train. It was built in 1994 influenced by Indian Railways' ZB design, specifically for the BVR. It is liveried in 'Brunswick Green' with GWR fittings. The BVR is a 15inch narrow gauge example situated in north Norfolk.

ADDENDUM. This pic was added on 16th August 2014, taken by David Wood at Winwick. Pictured is WCRC class 37, 37518 Fort William/An Gearasdan  with an empty coaching stock move, Carnforth - Crewe, on 15th August 2014. The livery is BR InterCity (dark grey/white/red/white).

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