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Saturday, 20 September 2014

Ten Pics; Fourteen Locos

Today's post, 20th September 2014, comprises ten shots of steam locos and diesel traction, from five contributors.


First up is a shot from David Wood. Pictured are two of the latest class 68s - 68012 and 68013 - at Red Bank on 15th September 2014.

Ieuan Wood has sent in the next two pics, both taken at Winwick. His first shows Stanier 'Pacific' No 46233 Duchess of Sutherland on a move, with support coach, from Bo'ness to Crewe. The pic us dated 15th September 2014.

Ieuan's second shot features the logs working, Carlisle - Chirk. At the head are two Colas Rail Freight class 56s - 56096 and 56105. the pic is dated 14th September 2014.

The next couple of shots are from Alan Rigby. Pictured first is the 'Natterjack Railtour' which ran Euston - Southport, on 18th September 2014. Top and tail are EWS (DBS) class 60, 60065 Spirit of JAGUAR and EWS (DBS) class 67, 67017. the location was Winwick.

Alan's second shot shows the same railtour in reverse. The class 67 and class 60 were attached to the train at Warrington after a class 92 had headed th carriages from Euston.

The Stanier 'Pacific' is up again in this next shot from David Quayle. The 'special' ran from Polmont (near Falkirk) to Crewe and return - note the two 'English' flags on the buffer beam and 'The Caledonian' headboard with both English and Scottish flags. The shot is dated 12th September 2014 and the location is Winwick.

Jeff Nicholls has sent in the next four shots. His first is of the same 'special' as in David Quayle's shot immediately above. The working was in reverse: Crewe - Polmont. The date - 12th September 2014.

Jeff's second shot shows a triple header, light engine at Winwick on 10th September 2014. Pictured are class 86, 86259 Les Ross, WCRC class 57, 57315 and EWS (DBS) class 31, 31466. 'Les' was being towed by 57315, with 31466 between. The working was Crewe - ELR. 

EWS (DBS) class 66, 66188 is up next, from Jeff. The light engine working was Arpley - Carlisle on 10th September 2014. Note the DBS sticker on the loco.

Finally, Jeff's fourth pic is from 9th August 2014 and shows EWS (DBS) class 66, 66080 with a cement tanks working, north of Golborne. The working was Avonmouth Docks - Clitheroe.

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