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Monday, 23 March 2015

Ten Steam; Six Diesel

In today's post, 23rd March 2015, the recent steam gala theme is continued but punctuated with a few local shots. Sixteen pics from five contributors are described.


First up today are six shots from our most regular contributor, Jeff Nicholls. His first three are from the recent Severn Valley Railway Steam Gala. Shot one features the ex GWR, Hawksworth, BR Western Region class '15' 0-6-0 pannier tank, No.1501, at Bridgnorth in an almost monochrome setting. The shot is dated 20th March 2015.

In a similar monochromatic setting, Ex L&NWR 0-6-2 Webb coal tank, No.1054, waits by a water tank at Bewdley on 21st March 2015.

On the same date, 21st March 2015, Jeff shot ex GWR 0-4-2 tank No.1450, by the Arley signal box.

Jeff's fourth shot is of  ex GWR 2-6-2 large Prairie tank, No.5199 of Charles Collett. The pic is dated 6th March 2015 and the location, Corwen at the Llangollen Steam Gala.

Two local shots now follow from Jeff. The first was taken at Winwick on 11th March 2015 and shows double heading DRS class 68s, 68002 and 68003, on the Tesco's intermodal.

The last of six shots from Jeff depicts the Aviva liveried class 67, 67001 on a Chester - Manchester Piccadilly service at Red Bank, Newton - le - Willows. The pic is dated 11th March 2013.

The next two shots are from David Wood. His first shows the GBRf class 66, 66701 Sorrento in Mediterranean Shipping Company livery.  The working was Garston Car Terminal - Dagenham and the location, Runcorn. The date was 10th March 2015.

David's second shot, taken on the same date features GBRf class 66, 66701 on a biomass working, at Lea Green.

Ieuan Wood has sent in the next two shots. Number one depicts the Pathfinder Tours 'Cumbrian Docker' 'Special' on 21st March 2015. DRS class 57s, 57004T and T57008 are pictured on the Birmingham International - Carlisle working through Winwick.

Ieuan's second pic features double heading WCRC pair, class 47, 47237 and class 57, 57314 on the same date, at Winwick. The working was Carnforth - York, part of a Statesman Rail 'Special'.

David Quayle has sent in the following four shots of the same locomotive -  Charles Collett's ex GWR 0-6-0 tender locomotive, No.3205, of the '2251' class (aka 'Collett Goods'). A Parcels Charter is up first taken at Carrog on 9th March 2015.

The same charter is featured between Corwen and Carrog on the same date.

This time the charter is pictured west of  Glyndyfrdwy  on the same date.

Now contrast and compare the same locomotive, taken by David on 28th September 1969 at Tyseley. The distinct lack of safety regulations is immediately apparent.

The final two shots are from Colin Platt. Featured in the first are ex BR 'Standard' class '9F', 2-10-0, No.92214 Central Star and ex SR  'West Country' class 4-6-2 of Oliver Bulleid, No.34092 Wells (originally City of Wells). The double headers are leaving Llangollen Station on 6th March 2015.

Colin's second shot depicts the Bulleid 'Light Pacific' No.34092 Wells, again,  heading a passenger service into Carrog. The service is passing the signal box on the same date, 6th March 2015. 

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