To conclude the year I am posting today, 23rd December 2014, seven more shots from five contributors.
I will also take this opportunity to thank all the supporters of the blog and the contributors, without whom there would be no blog. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.
WINWICK & ELSEWHERE
First up is a shot from Jeff Nicholls showing EWS (DBS) class 66, 66175 with an Arpley-Doncaster working of Transit type vans. The location was Winwick and the date, 3rd December 2014.
Ieuan Wood's shot of 'The Christmas Shopper' Special is up next. Taken at Chorley on 20th December 2014, the train is headed by DRS class 47, 47853. The working was Manchester Victoria - Preston.
The next two shots are from Ieuan Wood. The 'Christmas White Rose' ran Kings Cross - York on 13th December 2014 headed by Gresley 'A4' 4-6-2, No.4464 Bittern.
Ieuan's next shot features another Special of the same name but running Tyseley - York on the same date, 13th December 2014. The loco at the head was Collett 'Castle' class 4-6-0, No.5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe.
Colin Platt has sent in the next two shots both taken on the NYMR. The first features another Collett 'Castle' class 4-6-0, No.5029 Nunney Castle. The passenger service was passing thorough Beck Hole on 27th September 2014.
The fifth shot in this post is also from Colin. Featured is the Hawksworth, BR Western Region class '15' 0-6-0 pannier tank, No.1501. The location was Grosmont shed and the date, 25th September 2014.
The seventh and final pic has been sent in by Alan Rigby. Pictured is Virgin Pendolino, 390112, nicknamed 'Traindeer' for obvious reasons. The shot was taken at Winwick on 9th December 2014. The working was Euston - Glasgow.