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Friday, 26 June 2015

Mix of Steam and Diesel traction

As a result of increased contributions recently, today's post 26th June 2015, follows on quickly from the previous example. Another sixteen shots are included from five photographers.


First up today are two images from Ieuan Wood.  Red bank is the location for Ieuan's first shot taken on 22nd June 2015. Pictured is DRS class 68, 68003 Astute, on an engineers' working

Ieuan's second shot shows Colas Rail class 60, 60087 CLIC Sargent on the logs working , also at Red Bank on the same date, 22nd June 2015.

David Wood has sent in the next shot, of the 'Northern Belle', passing through Whiston on 26th June 2015. At the head is DRS class 57, 57305 Northern Princess with DRS class 57, 57312 Solway Princess, on the tail.

Next are five shots from Alan Rigby. First, is a Winwick shot from 25th June 2015. The four locomotive consist was travelling Carlisle Kingmoor - Crewe Gresty Bridge. The locos were - DRS class 57, 57309 Pride of Crewe; DRS class 57, 57312 Solway Princess, DRS class 66, 66431 and DRS (nuclear traffic) class 37, 37688.

Alan's second shot features Stanier 'Jubilee' class 4-6-0 No. 45699 Leander, at Oxenholme Station, on 30th May 2015. The working was Carnforth - Carlisle - Carnforth.

The third of Alan's pics shows DRS (nuclear traffic) class 37, 37218, leaving Preston Station for Barrow on 22nd June 2015.

Colas Rail class 60, 60095 is up next from Alan.  It is pictured coming off the docks branch at Preston working Preston Docks - Lyndsey empty tanks. The pic is dated 22nd June 2015.

Alan's final shot was taken at Settle Station on 23rd June 2015. Depicted is Colas Rail class 60, 60087 CLIC Sargent, working logs traffic, Carlisle - Chirk.

Next are three shots from Colin Platt's visit to the SVR in March, following on from the previous post. First, is 'large Prairie' class 2-8-0T No.4270 owned by Jeremy Hosking and resident at the GWR (Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway), pictured on the SVR on 21st March 2015.

Second shot from Colin features Ivatt class '4' 2-6-0, No. 43106  standing at Bewdley on 20th March 2015, on the SVR's 50th Anniversary.

Colin's final shot, number three, shows the same loco with a 'Footplate Experience' headboard on the previous day, 19th March 2015.

Jeff Nicholls has sent in the final five pics. First up is a vertical shot of double heading DRS class 66s, 66301 and 66425, on the Tescos' intermodal passing through Bank Quay on 23rd June 2015.

Jeff's second shot, also in the 'portrait' format, features the 'Northern Belle' railtour approaching Helsby on 21st June 2015. Leading is 57310 Pride of Cumbria with 57306 on the other end

The same railtour is pictured in Jeff's third shot, taken as the train is about to  traverse Frodsham Viaduct on the same date, 21st June 2015. 57310 is visible at the head of the train with 57306 on the tail.

Jeff's fourth shot depicts  GBRf class 66, 66761, descending the bank from Earlestown to Winwick Junction with a biomass working, on 20th June 2015.

The final shot in this post, and the fifth example from Jeff, shows Gresley 'A4' class 4-6-2 No.60009 Union of South Africa at Dallam sidings on 17th June 2015. The loco had failed with a hot box during a test run, a few days earlier. As you can see, Jeff was faced with dreadful weather.

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