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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

From Winwick to Germany

This is the start of several smaller posts, at shorter intervals, reflecting the number of images sent in from some regular contributors. Today's post, 28th July 2015, begins at Winwick and ends at Osterfeld Sud, Germany. Fourteen pics are included from five contributors.


Ieuan Wood has sent in our first shot, taken at Winwick on 23rd July 2015. The 4-loco consist was on its way from Washwood Heath to Bo'ness; the locos were 31601, 50007 Hercules, 40106 and 50017 Royal Oak.

Next are four pics from Alan Rigby. His first features the celebrity liveried DBS class 60, 60066 carrying the "Powering Tomorrow  DRAX" legend on the side. The working was Seaforth - Tinsley steel, the location was Earlestown and the date, 24th July 2015.

Carr Mill viaduct is the location for Alan's second shot. Pictured is DRS class 47, 47818 pushing  Network Rail, Control Inspection Saloon 975025, Caroline, on a Liverpool Lime Street - Preston working. The pic is dated 23rd July 2015.

Pics three and four from Alan show loco pics from the ELR  on 26th July 2015. First up is Bulleid 'West Country' class 4-6-2 No.34092 still carrying the shortened name Wells. The location was Rawtenstall.

Alan's fourth shot was taken at Irwell Vale and depicts resident class 37, 37418 (D6971) in BR Large Logo Blue livery (no numbers, logos or name at present).

Following on from the previous post are three more class 37 pics from Geoff Monks, taken in Cumbria. First up is DRS (Nuclear Traffic) 37218 approaching Millom Station on a Carlisle - Preston passenger service on 15th July 2015.

Next is the same working as above but taken between Dalton-in-Furness and Ulverston on the same day.

Geoff's third pic features 37218 again but taken between Parton and Whitehaven on a Carlisle - Barrow passenger service, on the same date, 15th July 2015.

John Smith has sent in the next shot. Pictured is ex LMS Stanier 'Princess Coronation' class 4-6-2, No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland on the Cumbrian Mountain Express on 18th Jluy 2015. The location is St helens Central and the train was travelling Liverpool Lime St - Carlisle and return.

Belmond's 'The Royal Scotsman' 7-night tour of GB is up next -  taken at Red Bank on 12th July 2015 by David Wood. Pictured is WCRC class 47, 47854 heading the railtour from Dundee to Chester on Day Three of the tour. On the tail of the luxury train is WCRC class 57, 57315. 

To end this post, four pics taken on a recent German holiday now follow, all from Alan Rigby. His first (top left) shows electric loco 152 135 at Duisburg Enfantang, a DB loco in advertising livery. The pic is dated 7th July 2015.

Next (top right) is a pic taken at Oberhausen Yard on 6th July 2015. Pictured are 192 210 and 261 310.

Shunting in the same Oberhausen Yard on the same date was 212 376 - (bottom left).

Alan's fourth shot shows 266 069, in HGK livery, at Osterfeld Sud on 6th July 2015 (bottom right).

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