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Saturday, 17 October 2015

Pics from UK and Abroad.

Today's post, 17th October 2015, comprises a record, twenty five pics submitted by 6 contributors - that's forty seven pics for the month, so far, in two posts.


Jeff Nicholls is up first with four pics. First, is this one from the Snowdon Mountain Railway showing engine No.3 Wyddfa getting ready for work. The pic is dated 4th October 2015.

Second from Jeff is DBS 'Tug' 60040 The Territotial Army Centenary, heading the weekly Seaforth - Tinsley steel empties through Newton-le-Willows, on 2nd October 2015. 

Pic three from Jeff shows Colas Rail class 70, 70805 at Red Bank on the Carlisle - Chirk logs working. The pic date was 2nd October 2015.

Barnetby was the location for Jeff's fourth shot. Pictured is DBS class 60, 60100 on a Kingsbury Oil Terminal - Linsey Oil Refinery block train. The pic date was 29th September 2015. Jeff adds that the semaphore signals will disappear at the end of the year.

Next are six shots from Alan Rigby. First up is Ffestiniog Railway No.10, Merddin Emrys on the curve approaching Dduallt Station on 10th September 2015.

Alan's second was taken on the Welsh Highland Railway on 11th September 2015. Pictured is engine No.38 crossing the road at Portmadog, en route to Caernarfon.

The narrow gauge theme continues with Alan's next shot, taken on the Vale of Rheidol Railway on 10th September 2015. The loco pictured is No.9 Prince of Wales.

Next from Alan is class 92, 92018 Stendhal, in Caledonian Sleeper livery at Winwick, working Polmadie - Crewe on 15th September 2015.

Fifth shot from Alan was taken at Winwick on 17th September 2015. Depicted is Fowler/Stanier 'Royal Scot' class 4-6-0, No.46115 Scots Guardsman, working Tebay-Euston. 

Alan's sixth and final shot shows double heading steam locos - 'Princess Coronation' class 4-6-2 No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland, and 'Jubilee' class 4-6-0, No. 45690 Leander at Winwick on 17th September 2015.  The working was Carnforth - Barrow Hill.

Five shots now from David Wood. First two are from abroad - this one taken at Keletti in Hungary on 13th August 2015.

David's second was taken at Hungarian station VAC when he was on his way to Prague. The date was the same, 13th August 2015.

Number three from David features Royal Mail class 325, 325011 route learning through Winwick on 22nd September 2015.

DRS class 57, 57306 is pictured at Winwick with Crewe - Carlisle working on 6th September 2015.

David's fifth pic shows GBRf class 59, 59003 Yeomen Highlander, on a Gloucester - Tuebrook working, light engine, through Winwick on 12th October 2015.

A shot from Ieuan Wood now follows. Depicted on 6th October 2015 at St Helens Junc., is GBRf class 66, 66730 Whitemoor, on a Milford - Seaforth working, in preparation for the Drax biomass runs.

Geoff Monks has sent in the next three pics. The first was taken on 25th September 2015 at Barrow Hill Roundhouse during the LMS-themed gala. Pictured are Stanier '4MT' 2-6-4T No.42500 and class '3F' (Jinty) 0-6-0T,  No.47406.

Geoff's second shot features steam locos No.46233 and 45690 (described above)  in Barrow Hill on 25th September 2015. Geoff took the pic from the recently erected signal box.

DRS class 57s, 57004 and 57011 double head a nuclear flasks train in Geoff's third and final shot, taken at Millmeece on 30th September 2015. The working was Berkeley - Crewe.

Finally are six shots from David Quayle, taken at the Mid Hants Railway on 3rd October 2015. First up is a Ropley shot showing Gresley 'A4' class 4-6-2 No.4464 (60019) Bittern and Stanier 'Black Five' 4-6-0 No.45379. To the right is 'Schools' class 4-4-0 No.925 (30925) Cheltenham

David's second shot, also taken at Ropley, shows Bulleid 'West Country' class 4-6-2, No.34007 Wadebridge.

No.925 Cheltenham features again in the next two shots. This is a close up at Ropley, taken on the same date. 

Same again, through Ropley Station on the same date is No.925 Cheltenham. In the background is loco No.34007 Wadebridge and diesel shunter No.12049.

'Lord Nelson' class 4-6-0 No.850 (30850) Lord Nelson is up next also taken at Ropley on 3rd October 2015.

'Schools' class 4-4-0, No. 925 Cheltenham, is important to David as he remembers it from the 1960's and in a sad state at Tyseley in 1971. The latter scenario is shown in the last pic in this post.

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