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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

'Britannia', the 'Earl' and the 'Marquess'

Today's post, 9th June 2016, comprises 16 shots from four contributors including two of ex BR's Britannia , another of ex GWR's, Earl of Mount Edgcumbe and another of ex LNER's The Great Marquess.


The first five pics are from Ieuan Wood.  Pictured first is EWS (DBS) class 66, 66109 at Whiston  on a Liverpool-Salisbury working. The pic is dated 25th May 2015

Ieuan's second shot features DBS class 67, 67026 Diamond Jubilee on the tail of the above working.

The third shot from Ieuan shows the ex GWR 'Castle' class 4-6-0 No.5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe in charge of the 'Seaside Flyer ' running Llandudno - Tysely on 23rd May 2015.

The following two shots were taken at Bank Quay by Ieuan on 30th May 2015. Pictured first is DBS class 90, 90019 on the 'Cumbrian Mountain Express'.

Next, from Ieuan, is ex BR class '7' 4-6-2, No.70000 Britannia, on the Bristol - Appleby 'Cumbrian Fells' railtour.

Shot number six is from David Wood. Depicted is GBRf class 66, 66750 on 30th May 2015 at Bank Quay, with a Liverpool - Ironbridge working.

The follow six shots are from Jeff Nicholls. Pictured first is ex BR class '7' No.70000 Britannia on the Appleby - Bristol railtour. The pic is dated 30th May 2015.

Jeff's second pic features double heading Freightliner class 86s' 86605 and 86609 at Red Bank on 28th May 2015. The working was Coatbridge - Crewe.

Next is the much photographed Arriva liveried class 67, 67001 at Winwick Junction on a Manchester Piccadilly - Holyhead working. The pic is dated 20th May 2015.

Taken at Red Bank on the same date was Jeff's shot of Freightliner class 66, 66527 Don Raider. The working was FFPS- Hunterston empty coal hoppers.

Shot number five from Jeff shows DRS class 57, 57306 (tail) with (out of shot) 57312 (top) on the Coventry - Oxenholme 'Northern Belle'. The location was Red Bank and the date 22nd May 2015.

Last but not least from Jeff is shot number six of EWS (DBS) class 66, 66030 on the Arpley - Springs Branch 'Wigan Wagons'. The pic was taken at Winwick Junction on 20th May 2015.

Colin Platt has sent in the next four shots all taken on the NYMR, Pic number one was taken at Beck Hole on 26th April 2015. Pictured is ex LMS Stanier 'Black Five', No.45407 The Lancashire Fusilier on a passenger working.

Colin's second shot was taken at Levisham on 26th April 2015, and shows Thompson/Peppercorn class 'K1' 2-6-0, No. 62005, on a passenger service.

Number three from Colin features the 'Pocket Rocket'  - ex BR 'Standard' class '4' 2-6-0, No.76079 - at Goathland on 24th April 2015. Adjacent is Gresley 'K4' class 2-6-0 No.61944 The Great Marquess with another passenger service.

Colin's fourth shot shows the NYMR class 25, D7628 Sybilla, waiting to approach Goathland on 24th April 2015.

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