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Wednesday, 11 November 2015

More from the SVR Diesel Gala

Today's post, 11th October 2015, comprises twenty one photographs from five contributors, and the recent Severn Valley Railway Diesel Gala features strongly.


The first six shots are from Colin Platt, all taken at the Diesel Gala described above. First up however is a steam locomotive  - a shot of Oliver Bulleid's 'West Country' class 4-6-2, No.34027 Taw Valley. The locomotive is standing by the water tower at Bewdley. The pic is dated 3rd October 2015.

The next five shots are all of diesels. This one features the ELR's class '35' 'Hymek', D7076, heading a rake of Gresley teaks on 2nd October 2015. The location was the approach to Highley.

Colin's third pic shows class 50, 50035 Ark Royal, leaving Highley on 2nd October 2015.

Another class 50, 50049 Defiance is the subject of Colin's fourth shot, taken at Kidderminster on 2nd October 2015.

Colin's fifth shot features Clayton Type 1 (BR class '17', ) D8568, departing from Bewdley, on 3rd October 2015. Built in 1963, it is the only survivor from a class of 117. 

The sixth and final shot from Colin features class 20, D8059 approaching Highley on a passenger service, on 3rd October 2015.

The next two shots have been sent in by Aidan Fort. First is a retro shot from 31st May 2011 depicting EWS (DBS) class 92, 92005 Mozart, standing outside the non-electrified line at Arpley.

An EWS (DBS) class 59, 59202 Vale of the White Horse is the subject of Aidan's second retro pic, taken on the same date, 31st May 2011. The working was coal, Liverpool BT -FFPS.

Jeff Nicholls has sent in the following five pics. The first three were taken at the recent ELR  'Western Wheels' weekend - the location was Irwell Vale. Up first is a pannier tank 0-6-0, No.6430 sandwiched between two auto coaches. The pic is dated 24th October 2015.

Next is 'Hymek', class 35, D7076 fronting a passenger service on the same date.

Jeff's third pic shows the loco on rear of the same train; class 33, 33109

Jeff's fourth shot was also taken at the ELR but on 1st November 2015. Pictured is a BR 'Standard' class '4' of Robert Riddles, No.80080, crossing the River Irwell near Stubbins, with a Heywood-Rawtenstall service.

The fifth and final shot from Jeff was taken at Winwick Junction on 23rd October 2015. The empty coal hoppers were headed by EWS (DBS) class 66, 66143. The working was Doncaster Belmont Yard - Arpley Sidings.

Another five shots now follow from David Wood. His first and second both show the same pair of locos, The first one is a side on shot of DRS (Nuclear Traffic) class 37s, 37218 and 37607 at Valley Nuclear Electric sidings.

The second shot shows the locos from a different viewpoint. The date for both shots was 26th October 2015.

Next from David is GBRf class 66, 66706 Nene Valley, working Tuebrook - Drax PS at St Helens Junction on 3rd November 2015. 

David's fourth pic features GBRf  class 66, 66749, at Whiston on 2nd November 2015. David proves that a superb shot is out there, even if it's foggy.

Another GBRf class 66, 66709 Sorrento, in Mediterranean Shipping Company livery,  is pictured at Winwick on 9th November 2015 with a Tuebrook - Drax working..

Geoff Monks completes today's line up with three pictures taken locally. His first depicts Freightliner PowerHaul class 66, 66528 Madge Elliot MBE Borders Railway Opening 2015, crossing the Mersey bridge at Latchford, with an Immingham - FFPS coal working. The pic is dated 14th October 2015.

Number two from Geoff, shows Pendolino 390 151 in 'Business is Great' livery, on a Euston - Glasgow service. The location was Winwick and the date, 27th October 2105.

EWS (DBS) class 90s, 90020 Collingwood and 90039 are pictured in this third and final contribution from Geoff. The locos were double-heading a Mossend - Daventry intermodal on 27th October 2015. 

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