Click on any pic and all of them appear to view.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Mix of Rail Eras - Steam, Diesel, Electric.

The leaves are changing to reds and yellows and the late summer/autumn Galas and glorious weather are still providing inspiration and great pics for many of us. This post, 5th October 2015, reflects the above with 22 submissions from six contributors.


The first three pics in this post are from Geoff Monks. First up is a pic of Collett's 'Castle' class 4-6-0, No.5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, on a Tyseley - Carnforth move on 18th September 2015, through Winwick. The move was to enable the loco to work the 'Coastal Explorer' on the following day.

Next from Geoff is the same loco working the 'Coastal Explorer' at Beck Foot on 19th September 2015. The 'Special' ran Birmingham - Carlisle on the WCML and back via the Cumbrian Coast. 5043 worked the train from Carnforth but failed at Carlisle and the return working was diesel hauled.

Geoff's third shot features EWS (DBS) class 66, 66085 at Burton & Holme just north of Carnforth on 19th September 2015. The working was a Carlisle - Kirkby Stephen (via Blackburn) engineers train.

Ieuan Wood has sent in the following trio of pics. First is GBRf class 66, 66706 Nene Valley, on a Liverpool Bulk - Ironbridge working at St Helens Junction on 23rd September 2015.

Next is Freightliner class 66, 66554 on a FFPS-Hunterston empty coal working at Winwick on 23rd September 2015.

Ieuan's third shot was taken at St Helens Junction on 26th September 2015. Pictured is GBRf class 66, 66709 Sorrento, in Mediterranean Shipping Company livery on a biomass working.

The next six pics are from Jeff Nicholls. First up is a Winwick shot from 23rd September 2015. Shown is the Mossend - Daventry intermodal behind four locos. They were EWS (DBS) class 66s, 66119 and 66034 ahead of failed DBS class 90s, 90021 (still in First ScotRail livery) and 90028 (in EWS livery).

Jeff's second shot was taken at Red Bank on 17th September 2015. Two of Stanier's finest are pictured, double heading (with supports) on a Carnforth - Barrow Hill working. The locos were ex LMS 'Princess Coronation' class 4-6-2, No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland and ex LMS 'Jubilee' class 4-6-0, No.45690 Leander.

Number three from Jeff was also taken at Red Bank on the same date. Fowler/Stanier  ex LMS 'Royal Scot' class 4-6-0, No.46115 Scots Guardsman is pictured heading 'The Lakes Express', working Oxenholme - Euston.

The subject of the fourth shot from Jeff is GBRf class 92, 92018 Stendhal, in Caledonian Sleeper livery. The loco, heading two Virgin liveried coaches is  pictured passing the Vulcan Recreation Ground on 15th September 2015.

Pic five from Jeff shows the ELR class 40,40145 (D345) working from Longsight to Springs Branch via the Chat Moss route, then on to Bank Quay and finally, the ELR. The pic is dated 18th September 2015.

Jeff's final shot features Network Rail's 'Flying Banana' at Winwick, on 16th September 2015. Pictured are class 43s - 43013 and 43062 John Armitt.

The next shot is from John Smith, taken at  Winwick on 18th September 2015. The loco is class 40, 40145 (D345) on a Longsight - Castleton working via Bank Quay.

The following six shots are from David Quayle. The first four were all taken at the SVR on 18th September 2015. First is Fowler/Stanier , ex LMS 'Royal Scot' class 4-6-0, No.46100 Royal Scot pictured at Highley station, heading a passenger service.

Next is ex GWR, Churchward class '2800'  2-8-0, No.2857, depicted approaching Highley with a passenger service.

David's third and fourth shots were both taken around Highley: this one features ex BR 'Standard' 'Britannia' class 4-6-2, No.70000 Britannia  with a passenger service.

Also with a passenger service is ex LMS Ivatt class '2', No. 46521.

David's final two shots were taken at the ELR on 20th September 2015. Shot one shows exWD 'Austerity' 0-6-0ST, No.75008 Swiftsure heading a passenger service at Bury.

Class 50 diesel, 50015 (D415) Valiant is pictured next at Bury, with diesel shunter 09024 (D4112) in the background.

A trio from Bevan Price winds up this post. His first pic shows two DBS class 90s double heading the Mossend - Daventry intermodal working on 25th August 2015. The locos were 90018 and 90019 and the location was Winwick Quay.

Next from Bevan is EWS (DBS) class 66, 66057 at Alsager, with an Arpley - Avonmouth working on 31st August 2015.

Bevan's final shot was taken at Earles Sidings on 18th September 2015. Pictured is DBS class 66, 66097, with Washwood Heath - Peak Forest empties.

No comments: